Show and tell: a little bit of everything.

It’s time for more show and tell! Here are some finished pieces that began their lives as HYS yarns, many of which I photographed over the course of just one busy Friday. I’m so impressed not only by the projects themselves, but also by the wide variety. From lace weight shawls to bulky cowls, and from colorwork to crochet, so many techniques and styles are represented–and again, almost all of these appeared at our door in one afternoon!

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Natalie came in wearing this beautiful “Parrot” shawl, knit in Isager Spinni and Tvinni. The pattern is from Helga Isager’s Amimono: The Bird Collection, a collection of garments and accessories in Isager yarns. It’s a beautiful book, worth a look if you haven’t seen it yet, especially if you–like Natalie–have a penchant for lace and fingering weight yarns.

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April stopped in to show off her “Victor” socks, knit from Stephanie van der Linden’s recent Op-Art Socks book. I love the look of this bold design in such soft, low-contrast colors. April is planning another pair from Op-Art Socks in bright yellow and dark grey–can’t wait to see those, too!

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Mary’s first “Drop Stitch Cowl” appeared in a show-and-tell post only a month ago, and here are just a few of the drop stitch cowls she’s made since then. She’s getting her holiday gift-knitting out of the way early in the year–bravo! All are knit with just one skein of the soft and squishy Malabrigo Mecha, of which we recently replenished our supply. Mecha is just a bit thinner than the yarn called for in the pattern, so Mary went down a needle size or two and adjusted the number of stitches she cast on–a sensible modification.

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Gail has shared her incredible work on our blog before, a little dress crocheted in tiny, precise stitches. Above is another more recent rendition that she made using Isager Bomuld.

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She also brought this baby blanket she crocheted using Filatura di Crosa Zarina, a springy superwash merino. Each piece is quite intricate, and so skillfully rendered–these are truly heirlooms.

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Thanks to the knitters, crocheters, and other fiber artists who start their projects at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, and who share their work with us! We’re lucky to be surrounded by inspiring stitches every day.

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