Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Cashmere Sock Yarn

Artyarns Cashmere Sock yarn has come in for those special knits that are calling for fingering weight yarns; Fingerless mitts, cowls and of course socks. This yarn has two plies of cashmere that have been twisted with a wool and nylon thread that prevents felting and allows this cashmere to be machine washed and dried. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Are you ready to put the final touches on your summer project?

Blocking.  It’s key to opening up stitch patterns, straitening edges and giving your project a crisp professional look.
We have Knitters Blocks and blocking wires from Fiber Dreams in lace and worsted weight size.  The wires come in a baker’s dozen (13) light-weight, stainless steel wires each are 3 feet long in a slim plastic storage tube.   
The Knitter’s Block kits are a set of 12” square blocking tiles that snap together like pieces of a puzzle so variety of shapes and sizes can be made; a square for sweaters, a long rectangle for scarves or a triangle for shawls.  It has a very low, lightly barbed pile fabric covering that gently grips your knitting without pilling or leaving fibers.
The kits include an instruction pamphlet, nine (9) blocking squares, T-pins and a 32" × 36" lint-free pressing cloth made of 100% Egyptian cotton for steam blocking.