Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Best of Liberty Wool (So Far...) Trunk Show

As each year comes to a close, it has become a tradition for all sorts of "best of" lists to be compiled.  Well we have one for you! Classic Elite Yarns book, 'Best of Liberty Wool (So Far...)'! This book is a compilation of some of the more popular patterns Classic Elite has produced since Liberty Wool was introduced 4 years ago. The book includes hats, mittens, sweaters, vests, scarves, and shawls in both knitting and crochet ... all worked up in this vibrant, super soft, machine washable, light worsted weight yarn!  We are lucky enough to be hosting their trunk show featuring 11 of these fabulous patterns through the end of November. (Be sure to check out all the great kits we've put together for you!)



When we went to snap some pictures of the garments modeled by some of our staff, we told everyone to just have fun with the yarn!  And boy did they! It is such a fun yarn!

Taylor tried on the Easy Crocheted Hat, done in color 7860 Berry Brambles, which is a variation on the granny square. Jeanne grabbed up the Easy Striped Hat worked up in colors 7873 Rosy Delight & 7823 Deep Tropical Sea. The possible color combinations using two colorways of this striping yarn are nearly endless - making each hat a unique creation!
 
Olivia chose the Maxime Crocheted Pullover (color 7823 Deep Tropical Sea) to try on and while it was fun on the hanger, it is so much cuter on! This pattern is for experienced crocheters, but the yarn does all the fantastic color changing for you!  The juggling should also be left to those with experience...


Gus volunteered to try out the Sawtooth Edge Scarf, which uses one ball of solid Liberty Wool (7805 Magenta) and one of Liberty Wool Print (7838 Sunset Frost). This uniquely constructed scarf is worked in two lengthwise pieces and joined up the center using a three needle bind off, just enough to push your skills but it is still considered an easy level pattern. The fun spiky look definitely makes this scarf a stand out!


Denise wore the Simple Sweater with Pockets, which can be made as either a pullover (as seen here) or as a cardigan.  This version was done in color 7834 Lilac Dream.  She decided to accessorize her look with some Liberty Wool earrings...though they might work out better knitted up! 


Mikayla was going to see if she could muster any hacky sack skills, but it was trickier than it looked!  She's wearing the Deep Rib Cardigan in 7873 Rosy Delight. 


Bethany tried out her balancing skills while showing off another version of the Easy Striped Hat as well as the Molly scarf.  This hat is done with the same two balls of yarn as the one Jeanne wore but because of the color changing nature of the yarn, they end up with different color combinations, so each hat really is totally unique! The Molly Scarf has been featured in a few Classic Elite publications and so has built up a lot of Ravelry love, where you can see it done up in tons of different colorways!




 
Kristen is charming the yarn balls, wearing the Garter Stitch Wrap in color 7883 Smokey Bonfire.  The color changes and scalloped edges give personality to this simple, triangular shawl!


We've all called yarns 'yummy' or 'delicious' but Leanne might be taking it a step too far!  She was wearing the three quarter sleeve Sylvan Shadow Pullover done in color 7832 Sylvan Shadow.


Terry did just fine with her balancing act until we started making her laugh.  She made a beeline for the Chromatic pullover, done in 7893 Rainforest.  The intermediate pattern does require seaming to give it its dynamic vertical and horizontal striping combo!

 Want to see more about the individual patterns? Ravelry has them all for sale individually!

Currently we carry Liberty Wool Print, Liberty Wool Light and Liberty Wool Light Print. Don't forget easy care Liberty Wool is great for kids and baby things too!

Stop by to see, feel and touch these lovely garments & yarns, or let us know by phone or email if we can answer any questions for you! 

The Retail Team - Gus, JenA, Jill, Matt, & Terry


 

No comments:

Post a Comment