New Round Mountain Fibers Yarn
We are honored to start stocking Round Mountain Fiber yarns. Each color is inspired by nature with a variegated and semisolid yarn for each of the following categories.
- Ornithology - Brown Pelican (upper left)
- Geology - Turquoise (lower left)
- Entomology - White Lined Sphinx Moth (center)
- Aquatic - Striped Shore Crab (upper right)
- Botany - Mariposa Lily (lower right)
These colors will be available in all five yarn bases:
August's Featured Technique
- Spruce Fingering and Spruce Worsted - 100% Superwash Merino, High twist for increased durability and stitch definition
- Willow Worsted and DK - 100% Superwash Merino, Super squishy glossy base that has both drape and stitch definition
- Alder Fingering - 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon, Incredibly soft with nylon for increased durability
Short Rows is a technique featured for August because the gentle curves are perfect for making nature inspired patterns. This includes KALS with kits to make several items using short rows. If you are new to short rows, learn how with the above pattern Running Uphill by Kay The Arky Designs. This infinity scarf, shown in progress above, is great way to practice wrap and turn, Japanese, or German short rows to see which you like best. This is also a great way to use single skeins of variegated yarns or scraps. It is shown above made with the Dream in Color July Sock it! Club yarn.
Elements of Nature Kit
Coming Soon! What better way to celebrate nature than a set of hats inspired by the elements of nature. The Elemental Hat kit comes with enough Malabrigo Silky Merino to make all five hats and the ebook "Elemental: 5 fabric-blending short row Hats" by Wooly Wormhead. These hats are knit sideways using short rows to get the flowing shapes. This is a great way to become skillful at this technique and have gifts done well before the holiday season.
Exclusive Falling Leaves Kit
We are excite to present the exclusive Falling Leaves Kit. This kit is perfect for making the Aeria shawl by Linnea Ornstein shown above. Similar shawls that can be made with the kit, by the same designer, are Rabatt, Bukett, and Karamella.
Nice to Gnome You
is a mystery KAL by Sarah Schira. Each Gnome Kit
includes: Four mini-skeins skeins of Passion 8 (fingering weight yarn, 80% SW Merino/20% Nylon), 20 g each and an Ancient Arts Mushroom project bag. Passion 8 is an 8-ply cable spun yarn and will knit to almost exactly the same gauge as Socknado. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try a new yarn base!
- Floral Gnome (upper right)
- Roaming Gnome (lower right)
- Fireside Gnome (upper left)
- Seaside Gnome (lower left)
The Sharon Show Kits
Have you seen the Mystery KAL Sharon Show by Casapinka (actually Sharon from Security)? We have Sharon Show kits from Dream in Color. The kit includes four full Skeins of Smooshy with Cashmere (70% Superwash merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon). In the following colorways:
- Rhodonite (upper left)
- Azurite (lower left)
- Sapphire (upper right)
- Jade (lower right)
The knit a long begins August 7, 2020. Clues will be released over a 6 week time period.The pattern is a rectangle shawl with an adjustable final length. The pattern is written for two skill levels, absolute beginner and advanced beginner, so this would make a great first shawl!
LYS Virtual Events: Inside the Designer Head
We are excited to be a participating store of LYS virtual events
. LIVE speakers include top designers and vendors for a variety of yarns/styles/genres to a virtual audience. Purchase tickets here
just select Hook a Frog in the drop down as your LYS
Stay tuned to LYS virtual events
for upcoming designers or vendors.