ArtYarns Inspiration Club: January: Reflections

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Merino Cloud in Reflections
Merino Cloud in Reflections
Beaded Silk & Sequins in Reflections
Beaded Silk & Sequins in Reflections
The Reflections Shawl
The Reflections Shawl
The Green Sleigh Shawl
The Green Sleigh Shawl
The Snow Globe Hat and Cowl
The Snow Globe Hat and Cowl
The crocheted shawl:  Reflections of Snow and Ice
The crocheted shawl: Reflections of Snow and Ice

We are delighted to introduce the next installment of the Artyarns Merino Cloud Inspiration Club!

Every two months we have been receiving a limited number of specially dyed Merino Cloud yarn from ArtYarns.  The colors are limited edition and exclusive

Each installment is a surprise, but will be in the spirit of the season, as you can see from the first photo on this page. 

Plus!  Each month your choice of free patterns!  Read on for more details.....

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The Yarns

This month we brought in two yarns, both dyed in this most special colorway.

Merino Cloud is  a luxurious blend of Extra Fine Merino (80%) and Italian Cashmere (20%) with 437 yards per skein, it knits up as a fine fingering through to a sport weight depending on needle size. Perfect for scarves, shawls, and garments of all types. 

Beaded Silk and Sequins Light is a light weight silk, embellished with a silk strand with clear  beads and sequins.  Add a wonderful touch of luxury to your project!

(This yarn is more expensive than the Merino Cloud and the cost you see added via the drop down menu is an addition to the base cost listed on this web page.  In other words, the Merino Cloud is $38 each; a single skein of the Beaded Silk & Sequins Light ends up in your cart as $64.) 

The Colorway

The special new and exclusive colorway for January is called Reflections.  You can see the photo that inspired it on the top picture of this page.  

To my eye, it looks like delicate birch trees in the forest.  I see cream and gray, teal and green.  The whole comes together most beautifully. 

Free Patterns

Right now we can offer your choice of four free patterns that were designed to go with this colorway.  Some require one yarn, some require both, and some use a third almost-solid in a greenish-teal.  We didn't bring in that last almost-solid, but bear in mind that any other fingering weight yarn in an almost-solid that works with these would also look very fine indeed. 

Just let me know as you check out what pattern(s) you would like send to you and we will email you the PDF.

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  1. Reflections Shawl by Iris Schreier
    Easy ribbed diagonal triangle shawl that curves around the neck.
  • Yarn:
    • 1 skein Artyarns Merino Cloud, 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, (3.53oz/100g; 436yd/399m), Inspirations color Reflections.
    • (optional) 1 skein Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light, 100% Silk with Silk-Strung Sequins and Glass Beads, (1.76oz/50g; 110yds/101m), Inspirations color Reflections.
    • Needles: Size US7 (4.5mm) needles or needed for gauge.
    • Gauge: 4.5 sts x 7 rows = 1″ in stockinette after blocking
    • Finished size: 60″ wide and 18.5″ at deepest point

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    1. Green Sleigh Shawl by Lisa Hoffman for String
      This rectangle shawl is named after a stunning painting at the Frick Museum.
    • Yarn:
      • 1 skein Artyarns Merino Cloud, 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, (3.53oz/100g; 436yd/399m), Inspirations color Reflections.
      • 1 skein Artyarns Merino Cloud, 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, (3.53oz/100g; 436yd/399m), contrast color 381 (this is the almost-solid mentioned above).
      • 1 skein Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light, 100% Silk with Silk-Strung Sequins and Glass Beads, (1.76oz/50g; 110yds/101m), Inspirations color Reflections.
    • Needles: Size US 7 / 4.5mm needles or needed for gauge.
    • Gauge: 14.5 sts x 40 rows = 4″/10cm in sequence pattern
    • Finished size: 68″ length x 10″ width

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    1. Snow Globe Hats & Cowl by Lucinda Iglesias for Mont Tricot
      Inspired by the snowy Canada conuntryside.
    • Yarn:
      • 1 skein Artyarns Merino Cloud, 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, (3.53oz/100g; 436yd/399m), Inspirations color Reflections.
      • 1 skein Artyarns Merino Cloud, 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, (3.53oz/100g; 436yd/399m), contrast color 381.
        This is enough yardage to make both the hat and cowl.

    Hat requires:

    • Needles: Circular Size 3.25mm (3 US) & 4.00mm (6 US) needles or needed for gauge.
    • Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4″ in stranded motif
    • Finished size: One size, this hat stretches comfortable to fit most heads – 15″ circumference at ribbing, 17″ at body, and 9″ high

    Cowl requires

    • Needles: Circular Size 3.25mm (3 US) & 4.00mm (6 US) needles or needed for gauge. A 3rd needle is is required for the 3 needle bindoff (the 3.25mm needle can be used)
    • Gauge: 26 sts x 30 rows = 4″
    • Finished size: 18″ tall x 12.5″ finished dimensions laid flat
    • Additional notions: 4 15mm buttons

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    1. Reflections of Snow and Ice (Crochet Shawl Pattern) by Latisha Tish Wilcox for Sheep’s Clothing
    • Yarn:
      • 1 skein Artyarns Merino Cloud, 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, (3.53oz/100g; 436yd/399m), Inspirations color Reflections.
      • 1 skein Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light, 100% Silk with Silk-Strung Sequins and Glass Beads, (1.76oz/50g; 110yds/101m), Inspirations color Reflections.
    • Crochet Hook: Size 4.0mm/US G or size needed for gauge.
    • Gauge: 25 dsc x 17 rows (in section 6) = 4 in blocked.
    • Finished size: 24″ circumference, 8″ cowl, approximately 20.5″ at tip

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  • What a wonderful way to start the new year!

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