Care to Dance? Knit the "Feather Dance Shawl" ...
Featuring Mountain Colors' NEW Silkdance!
Amy pulled out all the stops when the ladies at Mountain Colors asked her to come up with a design to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. On top of that, they asked her to knit it in their brand new and totally luscious fingering weight Silkdance yarn. Seriously, wait until you see the sheen on this new yarn ... drool!
The beautiful Feather Dance Shawl takes inspiration from a doily Amy's grandmother designed back in 1942. She transformed the petal designs of the original pattern into large, beautiful feather motifs. This elegant shawl is perfect for a evening out or the theater and is exquisite enough for a bride to wear!
Be the first to knit with this new yarn!
Pre-order Silkdance ... it arrives in May and will be on your needles a few days later.
Feather Dance Shawl by Amy Loberg
This crescent shaped shawl has four meticulously designed lace motifs that flow gracefully from one to the next ... an enjoyable knit for the more experienced lace knitter. Instructions are provided in both written and chart form with additional notes for a few lines of the chart. The shawl is finished with a crochet bind off for a neat edge. The luxurious wool/silk blend and gorgeous hand dyed colors of Silkdance yarn lend themselves perfectly to this show-stopping shawl!
|Finished Size||56" wide and 21" tall, blocked|
2 skeins of
Mountain Colors Silkdance
Shown in Icicle
32" or longer Size US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
|Gauge||22 sts = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch|
US D [3.25mm] crochet hook for bind off
Mountain Colors' “Silkdance" yarn is a beautiful merino wool and silk blend yarn that moves effortlessly through your fingers! Very soft and cuddly, Silkdance has beautiful silk sheen and drape, and it has natural strength and durability without stuffy man made fibers. Best of all it has the washability of a superwash wool!
This fingering weight yarn begs to be made into an exquisite shawl, but would also look fabulous as an elegant sweater or pair of cozy socks!
|Fiber Content||75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Silk|
|Yardage / Weight||430 yards in 100g|
|Gauge||24-28 sts over 4″ on US 2-4 [2.75-3.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Hand Wash, Dry Flat|
Meander through a cloud of pink blossoms in our "Spring in Japan" socks ...
Featuring Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 yarn!
The ethereal blossoms of cherry trees are celebrated around the world, including in Washington, D.C. whose famous cherry trees were a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912 and 1965. But the most magical place to enjoy the blossoms is in Japan!
Every spring, people across Japan flock to parks, gardens and temples to partake in the annual ritual known as Hanami. This long standing custom of welcoming spring with a picnic and viewing of the beautiful "sakura" blossoms is a wonderful tradition.
In Japan, cherry blossoms are a symbol of clouds and an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. With our "Spring in Japan" Socks you can capture the essence of the beautiful blooms to wear year round!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 Yarn!
Spring in Japan Socks
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of
These delightful toe up socks feature an exquisite blossom lace pattern that runs up the front of the sock, with a smaller blossom running up the back. Panels of stockinette stitch on each side accentuate the beautiful blooms. Knit in sumptuous Serenity 20, the sock also features a full gusset and pretty eye of partridge heel. You'll love wearing these socks anytime you need a burst of spring color!
7" (8", 9") approximate foot circumference
350 (370, 400) yards (1 skein)
Shown in Pink Orchid
24" US 2 [2.75mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge
32 sts = 4" in Stockinette
US C [3.00mm] crochet hook to cast on
Serenity 20 is wonderfully soft and squishy wool blend yarn. Beautifully saturated colors add depth to this tightly plied yarn. It has a good helping of cashmere, so anything you knit will feel cozy against your skin! Create a pair of soft, warm socks or a lacy, luxurious shawl.
70% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 10% Nylon
Yardage / Weight
400 yds in 100g
28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Knit the colorful, modern "Lineation Shawl"
Featuring Rowan's Summerlite 4ply yarn ... 20% off during April!
The asymmetrical Lineation Shawl is knit in three colors of Rowan's soft 100% cotton Summerlite 4ply yarn ... perfect for a wool-free, spring-summer accessory. The colorful stripes will add a modern flair to a dress or your favorite pair of jeans ... this is a quick and easy knit, and it's machine washable!
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase of Summerlite 4ply
Easy garter stitch, clean color changes and simple increases are all you need to make this striking triangular shawl. Slipped stitches at beginning of each row create smooth, neat edges. Start with a small number of stitches and build up layer upon layer of squishy garter stitch lines. The color changes will keep you wanting to move onto the next row ... before you know it you'll have a new shawl to wrap around your shoulders anytime you need a little extra warmth!
|Finished Size||15" x 68"|
4 balls of
Rowan Summerlite 4 ply
Shown in Washed Linen, Still Grey and High Tide
|Yardage||382 yards color A (2 balls), 191 yards color B (1 ball), and 191 yards color C (1 ball)|
32" Size US 4 [3.50mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
|Gauge||24 sts = 4″ in Garter stitch|
Rowan's “Summerlite 4ply” is a wonderfully soft 100% cotton yarn. It comes in splendid colors and works well for summertime tops and cardigans. And since it is machine washable, this yarn is also great option for cozy children's garments or toys!
We love the mix of colors that Amy chose ... but if grey and blue aren't your thing, we've put together four other terrific color suggestions (below). Or, feel free to choose your own colorway from over 15 colors in stock ... give us a call if we can help with your color selections!
|Fiber Content||100% Cotton|
|Yardage / Weight||191 yards in 50g|
|Gauge||28 sts over 4″ on US 2-3 [2.75mm - 3.25mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash, Warm, Dry Flat|