Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Opal Sock Yarn Has Arrived

Opal Sock Yarns
The sock yarn with a built in design!
We have added three new Opal sock yarns to our collection (Zirkus, Uni-Color, Rendez-vous). For those who have never worked with Opal, you are missing out.

Opal is a high quality German sock yarn that has the color actually printed on the running yarn just before it is wound into balls. This printing method allows greater flexibility in the choice of color and design.
This yarn is great for socks, hats, scarves, baby sweaters and even a poncho. You can get free patterns using Opal on www.ptyarn.com/freepatterns.html.

75% Wool, 25% PolyamideMachine wash and dry18 wpi 7 sts/1"

US #1, one ball makes a pair of socks! 459 yds (425 m)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Lynn is All Ruffled Up

I remember Lynn when she was just making scarves and baby blankents. Now look at her!!! Lynn has moved on and completed her first garment. She did a wonderful job. She even learned how to pick up stitches.

Doesn't she look great in the "All Ruffled Up" pattern.

Way to go Lynn!!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Corey's Three Button Wrap

One of our wonderful customers, Corey, finished the Three Button Wrap. I also made the wrap, but out of Noro Kochoran. However, Corey used the Fleece Artist Scotian Silk. My mouth dropped as soon as I saw it. Her wrap is GORGEOUS!!! I wanted to ask her if we could trade. Although I love my wrap, the Scotian Silk yarn made it look more elegant. The dark brown button that she used looked great with the browns and green tones of the yarn.

Corey said it took her a little more that 1 skein of the Scotian Silk.

Good Job Corey!!!

If you are not familar with the "Three Button Wrap," there is a shop sample hanging in the shop.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Gesta Gets Everyone!!!

The Gesta pattern is quickly becoming another favorite at Charlotte Yarn. It all began when Cristi made it. When I saw it, I had to get one for the shop. It only takes 2 skeins of the Noro Kochoran!!!

Anne is modeling the shop sample. Come by and see the Gesta in person. The pattern is in the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, Book 2 book. To view additional patterns in this book, click here.