Get inspired to make all the things in 2016! We’re exploring all kinds of new techniques here in the shop: last weekend, we learned Portuguese knitting and other techniques from Angela Wong, yesterday we held a class on Tatting for Beginners, and near the end of the month we’ll be exploring shadow knitting, Bavarian twisted stitches, and more with none other than Franklin Habit.
We also can’t help but notice how many gorgeous colorwork patterns are trending on Ravelry and Instagram right now – it seems like everywhere we look, there’s someone knitting a Baable Hat! January is a great time to treat yourself to a special project just for you, and why not give colorwork a try? Today we’d like to share some our favorite trending projects from Ravelry to get your creative juices flowing!
Star Wars fans are knitting this Free Pattern in droves, the Force Awakens Hat by Mrs Luedeke. This pattern uses DK weight Yarn, and there are tons of great color combinations that are worth checking out on the project pages!
Another great free hat pattern is Mira by Amy Christoffers – it’s a great way to give the stranded colorwork technique a try!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these sweet mittens are a great project to get started right now. The Valentine Mittens pattern by Milla H. is a free pattern that knits up quick in Aran Weight Yarn.
The mystery may be over, but Stephen Wests’s Doodler shawl is a stunning colorwork creation that uses fingering weight yarn.
What better way to start off the new year than with a giveaway! Click here to sign up for our newsletter and be entered to win this awesome prize:
One skein of this colorway which is hand-dyed exclusively for A Good Yarn Sarasota by The Fiber Seed (it’s part of our ever-growing collection, which you can view here in our online store!). Everglades is inspired by the 1.5 million acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of Florida and dyed on the Costa Laurel yarn base, a worsted weight blend of superwash American wool and nylon. You’ll also receive a card with information about the yarn and colorway and a suggestion for a free pattern you can knit with your skein of yarn. As a special bonus, we’ll include Everglades seasoning and include an URL where you can find recipe suggestions!
Click here to access our giveaway entry form!
We’ll announce our lucky winner on Friday, January 29 right here on our blog. Good luck!
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