New patterns from Swans Island.

Not long ago, we received a bunch of new patterns from Swans Island.

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The “Axis Shawl” calls for two shades of Swans Island Organic Merino Fingering, which come together in a striped slip-stitch pattern against a background of soothing garter stitch. Lots of “Axis Shawls” are starting to pop up on Ravelry; look there for some interesting color combinations.

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The “Northwoods Vest” and “Trail Ride Mitts” both make good use of Swans Island Organic Merino Worsted, and show how nice it looks in a cable pattern.

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Most of our new Swans Island patterns call for their Organic Washable DK, which is soft and springy, with great stitch definition.

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Swans Island makes this yarn machine-washable with a process called Ecowash®, which coats the yarn with an organic compound rather than stripping the scales from the fiber. This helps to prevent felting, making it easy-care for baby and children’s things.

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Come by the shop to flip through the Swans Island pattern binder, which is full of inspiring uses for their special yarns!

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