Happy New Year! We’ve been counting down the days to January 1st for obvious reason (helllooo, 2017!), but also because we couldn’t wait to send you the yarn that we’ve been crushing on for so long. This past spring we were gifted a skein of Primrose Yarn and it was love at first stitch. Primrose’s hand dyed, superwash wool, is soft, durable, and knits up with a uniform stitch definition. While it is a dream to knit with, it is the bright and vibrant colors within Primrose’s palatte that will stop a knitter in their tracks. From shocking neons to rich neutrals to inspired speckles, Primrose’s yarns are on point with trends, helping to transform shawls, socks, scarves, and sweaters into pieces that beg to be worn.
To kick off the New Year, BigStitch subscribers received two skeins of Primrose’s Luscious Sock base (a 80% superwash merino/20% nylon blend) in complimentary colorways – either Heathered/Snow Owl or Plum Tart/Snow Owl – to knit Paulina Popiolek’s Cameo shawl. The shawl employs a number of techniques – picot edge, lace work, and color changes – yet offers a simplistic canvas to show off the color and texture of the yarn. To round out the box, we included a trust pair of ChiaoGoo bamboo circulars and a card to inspire your 2017 Knitting Resolutions.
BigStitch Lite subscribers received one skein of Cosmic Helix (100% superwash merino) to knit Amy van de Laar’s Folia Loop cowl. Just like we had been with Primrose, we’ve been eying this pattern for awhile, too. With a diagonal lace pattern and contrasting garter stitch, this loop shows off the tonal color of the hand dyed yarn in such a way that it is hard to put this project down. Well, except for when coffee is involved.
BigStitch Lite subscribers also received a Vintage Bird Stitch Marker Tin with stitch markers tucked inside. BigStitch and SockStitch received this beautiful little notion before, and we knew we could leave BigStitch Lite subscribers out.
Our SockStitch subscribers were in for a treat this month: speckles! Primrose has become known for their hand dyed speckles, perfect for knitting up a trendy Find Your Fade shawl or any Stephen West project, and we couldn’t pass them up.
Subscribers received a skein of Cosmic Helix in either Blueberry Jazz or Waterlily colorway to knit Bonnie Sennott’s newest sock pattern, Pomeroy. We’re excited to see how the random pops of surprise color pairs with the simplicity and symmetric structure of the Pomeroy sock.
And did you see that adorable fox needle gauge in that picture above? SockStitch subscribers received one of these three wooden animal gauges to keep their needle stash organized.
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