Audio Slideshow - Booklet #287
We are beyond excited to introduce Blackstone Tweed™, a superb new yarn for fall and beyond. In my opinion there is no such Blackstone Tweedthing as a bad tweed but this yarn in particular is pretty close to perfect. The all-natural fiber blend is a home run. The combination of soft, resilient wool with a dose of mohair and angora make this yarn soft, lightweight and stable.

The garments in Booklet #288 Blackstone Tweed™ are classic but never boring. A texture filled turtleneck like Nesselrode could be stuffy, but the relaxed cowlneck collar and shortened sleeves keep it current. Even the standby sweater vest gets a boost of energy with Napoleon, a highly detailed but easy to love garment that blends the best of knitting and crochet.Audio Slideshow

As usual, we've put together a collection of exclusive close-ups and alternate views in our audio slideshow. Listen in as Norah and I discuss our favorite details and share stories from the photo shoot. Next week we'll present a new video tutorial and, of course, a fresh free pattern.

  Nectarine Nesselrode Nutmeg, Nog Nonpareil  
  Nuss Noyaux Noisette Napoleon  

Free PatternsThis week's free pattern, Bantam, is a shortened version of Nonpareil, a full-length cardigan knit in Blackstone Tweed™. Knit in softly shaded Suede™, this cropped jacket looks great over summer sundresses.

Free Pattern - Bantam Detail - Bantam

Knit in Suede™
Skill level: Intermediate
FREE pattern instructions

Winners - Tom Bihn Bag Congratulations to our 4 lucky winners and thank you to all our participants!

Jamie from Moore, TX
"I am really excited to get started making the Nimbus, it will be my next project."

Ronnie from Albany, NY
"I plan to make an afghan for my granddaughter, Audrey who, along with her mother and grandmother, is a "purple" person."

Stacey from Elk Grove, CA
"The bag is wonderful and the yarn is just beautiful. I'm going to share this wonderful news with my LYS - The Yarn Shoppe in Elk Grove."

Fabienne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada
"I adore the bag. I will make the Nimbus cardigan."


Happy knitting,

Cirilia Rose

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