Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Designs & New Shops

Howdy Folks! It's way past time for me to show you the rest of the new stuff we released two months ago! It's been a little crazy around here--good crazy, but still.


First, here's my infamous Ravelry ID pic (I'm jenhagan there if you're on--look me up!) This is the Treehugger Mitts & Headband (obviously). It's done in the Jewel Cross-Rib stitch from the second Barbara Walker Treasury. I love this stitch! It's so much fun to execute, especially on these fingerless mitts and headband. You do the headband first, which familiarizes you with the stitch pattern, and then you're ready for the mitts.
Here's a pic of my tester Sue's pair on her daughter Kaity. Both samples are worked in Cascade 220 Superwash, which is the perfect yarn for the Treehuggers. So soft and comfy.



I think these mitts would be great for guys, too. They're not dainty, but look kinda Medieval gauntletty to me.






Next up, the Lace & Lattice Socks in Universal Yarns Pace. These socks start with a lace cuff top and morph into an easy knit/purl lattice stitch for the rest of the sock. The lattice goes down into the heel flap and out onto the wedge toe. The pattern has charts and written instructions for each part of the sock--from top to toe.

Even better, here is my tester Tracey's sock in Socka. Love the blue and love her socks. These socks have a dual personality--dainty surprise at the top of standard-looking diamond-enhanced fabric. The Mist Drops stitch pattern is also in BW's Second Treasury and is a super fun stitch. I learned the sl 1, k1, p2sso maneuver on these socks, with Tracey's help. My testers are great--they teach me stuff all the time!








The last new design is my Fedora Scarf & Socks, appropriately pictured with Fred's Fedora. I made this sample with Lorna's Laces Pewter Shepherd Sock and the scarf in their Shepherd Sport. They both feature the Garter & Rib Checks stitch, but the different yarns produce a different effect. It's an easy stitch with a beautiful result. Great for a guy, because it's not fussy.



Another of my great testers, Andrea, made her set in Lorna's, too, but in the Navy for the socks and Blackwatch for the Scarf. We both made them for our guys.



But wait, there's more! We've got a pile of new shops I haven't told you about. For those of you who got my first wonky, then corrected newsletter this weekend, sorry I clogged up your e-mail boxes with that, and you've already learned about all of this I'm telling you. If you don't know what I'm talking about and you would like for me to send you my newsletter, send your e-mail addy to yarnworks@figheadh.com and would love to send!

New Shops!


5633 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98316
Phone: 206-935-2010



1314 South Grand Blvd. #1
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone (local): 509-455-8213
(toll free):877-455-YARN

216 West Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: 480-969-4346


635 South Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: 303-494-1071


527 E. 4th St.
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 970-613-0556527


624 E. Lincoln Ave. # 102
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone: 970-879-9090


1401 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-738-0167



2302 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone (local): 206-443-0727
(toll free):866-443-0727


706 South First Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-336-5202


1815 N 45th St., #215
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-547-5384


Unwind
11585 S. Highland Drive
Sandy, UT 84092
Phone: 801-433-8846

You can always check for info about all our shops on our retailers page, which helps you to locate Figheadh Yarnworks patterns at these fine shops, which is the very best way to buy patterns--the yarn to make them is right there, too! Go and see them if you are in the area.


Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to say hi (i.e. make a comment, why doncha?)

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

Dawn Brocco said...

Congrats on all the new designs and new shops!!