Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sampleri ~ new pattern & kit!

Hi, Knitters,
I hope you are doing well. It has finally turned chilly around here and I am full-time wearing wool sweaters and handknit socks to stay warm. It seemed to take a long time this year. It has been a really good fall season so far and I hope it's been the same for all of you. 

I was teaching at the Signature Needle Arts retreat a couple of weeks ago and I had such a nice time. Tomorrow I leave for Edmonton, Alberta to teach at an Ann Budd Knit for Fun retreat. Those are always such a great time. I'm really looking forward to teaching with Ann and Joji Locatelli. I haven't met Joji before so I am really looking foward to it.

Today I want to let you know that I have a new pattern out called Sampleri and it is a simple colorwork hat sized from newborn up to adult xl (fits a man size head). Sampleri means sampler in Finnish. 

The pattern is on discount right now for $3.50, no code needed, through Nov. 6th, 2017. Then it will be priced at $5.00. 

The kits include our Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted in gorgeous rich colors. 

Here is some information you might like to know:


October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 yards (229 m)
Newborn (baby, child’s small, teen/adult small, adult medium, adult large, adult extra-large)
This pattern is available for $3.50 USD  buy it now
Sampleri is being offered at an introductory price of $3.50 starting today, Oct. 30 through Nov. 6, 2017. After that it will be priced at $5.00. 
Over on Barrett Wool Co. we have Sampleri Kits available!
What could be better than a cozy handknit hat made with squishy worsted weight wool? Well, better yet is all of the above plus some simple colorwork charts thrown in for fun! Sampleri, meaning sampler in Finnish, is a quick adventure in stranded colorwork using four or five (depending on the hat size) simple charts along the way. The crown is worked in the main color only and ends with four tiny and charming I-cord loops featuring the four colors used in the hat. It’s the perfect finishing touch for a perfectly festive hat!
Finished measurements: 12 (13, 14.5, 16, 17.5, 19, 20) –inches in circumference (the measurements have been rounded slightly).
Sized to fit: Newborn (baby, child’s small, teen/adult small, adult medium, adult large, adult extra-large)
Sizing Note: The larger sample is knit in the adult extra-large size and comfortably fits my son, Evan, with a little room to spare. Evan has a 22.5-inch head circumference. I would make the adult medium size to fit me, I have a 22-inch head circumference. The yarn does soften and bloom quite a bit with washing and blocking.
Yarn: Barrett Wool Co. Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted (100% American Wool; 100 grams/250 yards, 228 meters)
Samples were made using different colorways.
Sample 1 (made in the Adult Extra-Large size): 
MC: Oats 
CC1: Penny 
CC2: Harbor 
CC3: Jam
Sample 2 (made in the Newborn size): 
MC: Rain Shower 
CC1: Penny 
CC2: Hawthorn 
CC3: Jam
Yarn Note: The MC for the Adult Extra-Large size used less than 50 grams and the Contrast Colors used under 20 grams each.

The top of the Sampleri hat is finished with four charming looped I-cords and I think it is my favorite topper ever. 

The Wisconsin Woolen Spun lends itself to colorwork so beautifully. This is really one of my favorite types of projects. The hat whips up in no time, it looks more complicated than it really is and the finished hat is lovely and fun to wear. All of that adds up to a great knitting experience!

The Sampleri Kits include enough yarn to make the adult xl size. If you make the baby size you will be able to get more than one hat out of the yarn provided. 

There are two choices for the Main Color yarn, Rain Shower or Oats. And there are two Contrast Color choices, one includes Harbor (navy blue) and the other includes Hawthorn (brown). All are beautiful options.

Well, have a super week. Thanks for all of the support. I'm off to the great north. I hear it is really cold and wintery in Edmonton right now so I am packing warm wooly clothes and pulling out my winter coat. 

Sounds kind of perfect for a knitting retreat, doesn't it?
xo ~ susan