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Head Gardener's Log, August 31, 2020


  Make It Monday!

Did you know there are over 50,000 projects that use Noro Silk Garden on Ravelry? That seems like an amazing number, but when I think about how many projects I’ve created over the years with it, I get it! If you haven’t used it before, it’s a delightful, luxurious blend of silk, mohair, and wool that comes in self-striping colorways. The different fibers in the yarn take the dye differently, resulting in a dimensional, somewhat tweedy fabric. The mohair makes a slight halo and gives it a softer hand, while the silk makes it glow.

We just received the six gorgeous new colors for fall 2020, seen in the picture below. There is a sweater quantity of each color available, in addition to some bestsellers we already have in stock here at the Garden. Click on the image to see more details and to purchase Silk Garden for your next project (or just to enhance your stash… it makes a lovely pet skein).

Noro Silk Garden Fall 2020 new colors

And now for some pattern inspiration… these are the top 5 most popular projects (for knit AND crochet) on Ravelry for Silk Garden. I’ve knit all 5 at one point or another! How many have YOU made??

Knitted
Entrelac Scarf Pattern
Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf
Camp Out Fingerless Mitts
Mitered Crosses Blanket
Fake Isle Hat - pair with Lanas (below) or Germantown!

Crocheted
Queen Anne's Lace Scarf
One Big Granny Square
Bobbled Hat
Sunny Spread
Motivated Heretic - tunisian crochet!


New from Berroco!

Did you catch these three new yarns from Berroco on last Friday’s Feature Friday video on Facebook? If you missed it, you can always watch past episodes at www.facebook.com/TheYarnGarden/live. For more details on these yarns or to purchase them for your next project , please click on each image!

Berroco Coco is 100% superwash merino wool dyed with splashes of color for fast and fabulous projects. Quickly make fun projects with this super bulky-weight yarn!

Berroco Coco details

100% Pure Wool, Lanas is your newest go-to workhorse yarn. Made from a special blend of South American wools, this is a classic yarn with a soft touch and beautiful luster.

Berroco Lanas details

Did someone say SPARKLE? Colors ebb and flow in Millefiori Light Luxe with a subtle sparkle. Infuse your next project with a kiss of glam to elevate your project to the next level!

Berroco Millefiori Light Luxe Details


 

 What's on my Needles

The knitting on my Spark Cardi has been FLYING! It’s so fun to watch the pattern develop in my hands and I am loving the colors I picked. We’ve been having some great conversations in our KAL group Zoom meetings and helping each other reach our knitting goals. The accountability of a group project like this helps keep my attention span focused on each project, though I have had to divert attention elsewhere due to Seed Club knitting. In the corner you can see my current adventure sock, a little shortie pattern called the Spring Fling. I’m using our Regia Cotton Color in Apple from the Tutti Frutti collection. It’s a great option for non-wool socks… I’m planning to wear them this fall in my cute fall booties.

On My Needles

(image caption: Sleeves and the start of the Spark Cardi body. Yarn used is Germantown and Kureyon. The current adventure sock is the Spring Fling pattern and Regia Cotton Color. Click on yarn names to shop!)

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