Dory Pullover from Swans Island

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IMG_4231IMG_4234We’re showing off this cute pullover as a shop sample recently because we’re just so in love with it! The pattern, Dory Pullover, is an instant classic that comes to us from Swans Island Company.

We used three skeins of the sport-weight self-striping Ambiente from Schoppel-Wolle (current color selection pictured here) and two skeins of a contrasting color (stash buster alert!) to make the 2 year old size. This is a nice superwash wool, so this pullover is perfect for even the most active kid.

We’re always so excited when the right yarn brings a simple pattern to life, aren’t you?

Lace Rib Eternity Scarf or Cowl

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Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 7.42.43 PMIMG_1295 This Needlework Unlimited pattern might look challenging, but we think you’ll enjoy it – and you’ll learn new skills!

We’ve been knitting a long scarf for a shop sample with Isager mohair and Viscolin, but the photo in blue is a cowl that NU employee Michelle created. She made it a little wider and used Universe with mohair. She also added a ribbon detail for an extra feminine detail.

(Which has me thinking about using beads as an accent, too. Hmm…!)

Pick up the pattern next time you’re in the store.