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Today is the first day of our anniversary/big game weekend sale!  This year I decided to bring in two new yarns especially for the sale. I was able to whip up a cowl in each and I hope you love them!  These two yarns are available both in-store and online – Baby Alpaca Ultimo & Sophia Tweed.Baby-Alpaca-Ultimo-Cowl

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Ultimo

This one is a bulky boucle baby alpaca (say that 3 times fast!).  The colors are rich and saturated and the texture has so much depth, I can’t get over it.  Boucle can be a little tricky to work with sometimes, but this whips up so quickly it’s 100% worth it.  Try not to pull too hard on the yarn or it will snap on you, and if you can, use needles with a duller point to reduce catching on the loops.

Materials Required: 1 skein of Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Ultimo; US 11 circular needle either 16″ or 24″ long (I used 24″); a stitch marker; yarn needle.
Finished Size: 24″ around by 14″ high

Pattern: Cast on 50 stitches, loosely.  Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist and placing a marker for the beginning of the round.  Knit every stitch and every row until you are almost out of yarn.  Bind off loosely and weave in ends.
If you have trouble casting on or binding off loosely, grab a larger needle!

Plymouth Yarn Sophia TweedSophia-Tweed-Cowl2

I don’t think we’ve ever had a yarn like this one.  This thick and thin, multicolored yarn comes awfully close to an actual handspun novelty yarn.  It’s super soft and plied with a rainbow thread for added whimsy.  Great yardage puts this one in the one-skein project category!

Materials Required: 1 ball of Plymouth Yarn Sophia Tweed; US 11 circular needle 24″ or 32″ long (I used 24″); a stitch marker; yarn needle.
Finished Size: 5″ wide by 60″ long

Pattern: Cast on 135 stitches.  Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist and placing a marker for the beginning of the round.
Round 1: *k1, p1; repeat from * around, ending with a k1.
Round 2: *p1, k1; repeat from * around, ending with a p1.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until you are almost out of yarn.  Bind off all stitches in pattern and weave in ends.

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