Somehow massive piles of yarn, true seconds, skeins that just somehow never made it to the site, you name it, have been piling up in my studio. So I’m having a big Seconds Sale tomorrow, Saturday November 14th, at 1 p.m. PST in the Etsy shop. Because OMG, this stuff needs to find homes. This is going to be a multiple parts sale, because there’s just no way I can get everything ready for one single update, but this is part one and there’s some great stuff at great prices. I’ve been putting some on a Pinterest board for previews, so you can go see some of what there’ll be and prices and such. See you online tomorrow!
One of the drawbacks of being a one-woman operation is that it’s hard to keep everything in stock as much as I’d like. But I’m slowly getting around to updating the GLOW colors on High Twist Sock… including Baltic, which is just such an awesome color way. One day I’ll make myself a simple pullover from it. You can buy it here.
I tried to join the first Fringe Collection Hat-along, but I got bogged down and realized I just wasn’t enjoying knitting the first hat. I really liked the L’Arbre Hat but I need simple things to knit these days. So when the Laurus Hat showed up, I was happy; I love color work, but don’t do much of it due to the whole needing simple things to knit. This hat knit up fast, which was fantastic, since I’d been slogging along on a now-frogged sweater. I used scraps of BrooklynTweed Shelter yarn that I’d had in my stash (yay stashbusting!) and it was perfect. I’m tempted to knit another one. Ravelry project page here.
dovecoteyarns.com is now open! Although I still have a lot of naturally dyed yarns (on sale!) on the PRS website, this new site is the new naturally dyed yarn home. I’ve been loving the mini skein sets so much that I think I’m going to focus on those; above is a pile of naturally dyed mini skein sets available on the new site!
All of these sets are naturally dyed! I use the cone leftovers from the PRS mini skein sets, so no yarn goes to waste. There are 600 yards total. I’ll be adding more, but for now there are still several available, including the one in the top left with that fuchsia skein (pokeberry!), which is my favorite. ALL are unique, one of a kind, so if you see one you like, grab it, as it won’t be available again!
I hear the question “what can I make out of 240 yards?” fairly often. This is referring, of course, to the 240 yard mini skein sets I sell. There are a lot of things, but designer Scott Scholz has stepped up to the challenge with a hat pattern that really shows off the gradient of the sets to their full advantage.
Denim colorway in American Sock
This hat takes one, yes, that’s right, ONE set, in this case the Denim in American Sock set. This pattern also uses the yarn doubled, which just highlights how much you really can do with the yardage! Oh, and did I mention it’s a FREE pattern?
Yes, it’s a great hat. But what really sets it apart from just being another hat is the attention paid to the decreases of the hat. Meticulously mirrored decreases not only look fantastic, they also make the hat fit the head beautifully. I’ve had the privilege of seeing other hats he has designed, and every single one has the most elegant decreases that turn the top of the hat into a symmetrical work of art. I’ve never seen such attention to detail like this before.
I’ll try to get some modeled photos soon, but in the meantime, you can download the free pattern on Ravelry here, and you can purchase the mini skein sets on the website, but I’ve also started making sets available in the Etsy shop. Follow Scott on instagram here.
As I make the mini skein sets, there are often left over ones and left over smaller skeins. They’ve been piling up, and I finally compiled them altogether into 250 gram grab bags that are up in the Etsy shop. The majority of the yarn is American Sock. At 250 grams, with it being fingering weight, you get a hefty amount of yarn to play with!
A pile o’ Electric Rose American Sock, waiting to be reskeined.
(there’s some in the shop already though!)