Tag Archive ‘alpaca’


knittedyarns Good-bye Purl By the Sea-Another Local Yarn Store Closes

Despite the forecasts for heavy rain, my husband and I took off Friday and headed out to Montauk for one last visit to Purl By the Sea before Nora Franzetti closed its doors. Ever since we first discovered Purl By the Sea nestled behind the main drag in Montauk, it’s been the bright spot in […]

knittedyarns Thermal Scoop Neck Sweater-First Sleeve

Knitting sleeves can seem endless. Some knitters like my mom, knit sleeves two at a time so that you don’t have to knit the same piece twice. I find it much easier to knit one sleeve at a time. Otherwise, I spend more time untangling the two pieces. Instead, I keep track of the rows […]

knittedyarns Thermal Scoop Neck Sweater Front Done

My  Thermal Scoop Neck Sweater is making progress. Stitch by stitch it keeps growing. One of the changes that I made to Laura Chau’s Thermal Sweater on Knitty is eliminating the button tab on the Scoop Neck. Since I’m knitting the sweater in two pieces rather than the round, I also  needed to modify the […]

knittedyarns Thermal Scoop Neck Pullover Progresses

The back of the Thermal Scoop Neck Pullover is finished! I am one third of the way done with the knitting (excluding finishing.) This sweater is taking waaaay longer to knit than I anticipated.   Every time I start a sweater, I go through a process of swatching and knitting to get the  size and […]

knittedyarns Swatching religon – Do you have it?

  Many knitters hate swatching since it delays the joy of starting your new project, especially if you’re a knitter who always gets gauge and are using the yarn specified in the pattern. A swatch is practice for your main garment to ensure that your knitting will yield the sme results as those outlined in […]

knittedyarns Silk City Fibers Year End Sale Visit

As readers of this blog know, I am a big fan of the Warehouse Sales at Silk City Fibers in Paterson, NJ.  As a manufacturer and wholesale, Silk City Fibers’ doesn’t regualarly sell directly to consumers. On the second Saturday of the month, they open their doors from 9.00am to 1.00pm to consumers. The yarns offered […]

knittedyarns NY Sheep & Wool Festival – Rhinebeck Bound

For the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY, our friends Kathy and Bill invited us to spend the weekend at their cabin in the Catskills. While Kathy introduced me to Sheep & Wool Festivals five years ago, this was our first Rhinebeck adventure in four years. A sheep and wool festival means […]

knittedyarns Cross Your Heart Sweater

As part of my vacation knitting, I am knitting what I call the Cross Your Heart Sweater. It’s my adaption of a design element in a Rowan pattern.  The main design element of this sweater is the 180 degree twist of the knitted rectangle for the sweater front.  I liked the twist and how it created more femine shaping.  The twist meant […]