Monday, December 7, 2009

Amazing Yarn!

Lion Brand Yarn just came out with a very cool yarn at a great price!

AmazingTM YarnArticle # 825

"When you knit or crochet with this unique yarn, every row is a surprise. Mimicking the look of an expensive, hand-dyed yarn, the subtle patterns and shades that emerge as you work are truly Amazing. It has a soft, brushed texture and a lightweight construction that is warm, without being heavy, making it ideal for garments and accessories."

The colors are sensational!

Weight Category: 4 -
Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn
1.75 oz./50 g (147 yd/135 m)
53% wool, 47% acrylic
Gauge:Knit: 16 sts x 22 rows = 4 inches with size 9 (5.5mm) needles Crochet: 12 sc + 15 rows = 4 inches with size J-10 (6mm) hook

And you can make some "Amazing"-ly simple gifts for the holidays!

Lion Brand® AmazingTM Easy Hat and Scarf- Beginner

18 stitches + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter Stitch (knit every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
3 skeins of yarn are used for the scarf, and 2 are used for the hat.
HAT Cast on 90 stitches. Work in Garter Stitch (knit every row) until piece measures 12 in. (30.5 cm) from beginning. Bind off, leaving a 12 in. (30.5 cm) tail.
FINISHING Fold piece in half and sew sides together. Weave tail through sts of bound-off edge and pull tight to gather top of Hat, knot securely. Pompom Following package directions, make a medium size pompom. Tie pompom to top of Hat. Weave in ends.
SCARF Cast on 32 stitches. Work in Garter Stitch (knit every row) until piece measures about 65 in. (165 cm) from beginning. Bind off.
FINISHING Weave in ends.

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