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Minisweaters, boleros, shrugs you can make with Darn Good Yarn

September 13, 2010

Mini-sweaters, boleros, shrugs

I love them all! Why? They’re quick to make and add that little extra something over your outfit. I’ve been living in places where you need to keep taking layers on and off so they’re vital for me! Enjoy these free patterns I found:

Also, if you ever have a question about how many balls of yarn to get for a pattern, email us! That’s what we’re here for!

http://theyarniad.blogspot.com/2009/11/patternum-gratis-safire-minisweater.html This would be lovely in Nicole’s Recipe Banana Fiber Blend!

http://www.dailyknitter.com/allison.html
Use two strands of recycled silk together or our thicker banana fibers!

http://www.universalyarn.com/pattern.php?pattern=29
Use the Landscapes Handspun Banana Fiber for this one!

http://kellymaher.wordpress.com/2007/07/04/ribbed-lace-bolero/ How fantastic is this one? Use a bright colored yarn.. 2 strands of the recycled sari silk.. tres bien!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0 In our banana fibers (except The landscapes series) just marvelous!

http://ria-saakshi.livejournal.com/57178.html wonderful in our yo-yo diet thick and thin wool yarn

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50718.html?r=1 you’ll have to login but it would be wonderful in our alpaca yarns or heavier banana fibers like Nicole’s Recipe!

http://feministsahm.blogspot.com/2010/04/indifference.html This would be lovely in our solid colored recycled silk yarn

http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/shrugrecipe.htm simple and wonderful in any of our sari silks

http://www.knitonthenet.com/issue2/patterns/unshapedshrug/ a nice way to move from scarves to something a little more. Try our recycled silks for this one.

Sweaters you could make with Darn Good Yarn

September 13, 2010

Yes, I openly admit to being a lazy knitter. It’s not that I’m lazy per se… I just have a lot going on. So, if I put a project down I want to be able to pick it right up again in about oh… 2 months. I also don’t like my yarns to be exclusive. Sure, I could round up some cabled fair isle craziness but that’s not what Darn Good Yarn is about. The complexity of these yarns will speak for themselves in understated patterns.

Recently, I was asked for a few recommendations for a slightly fitted sweater. Here’s what I came up with! If you know of others that should be on this list, please email me at nicole@darngoodyarn.com.

Also, if you ever have a question about how many balls of yarn to get for a pattern, email us! That’s what we’re here for!

http://parallaxknitting.com/about-2/kaleidoscope/ While on the intermediate side– you can really hammer down on shaping. Premium Recycled Silk Yarn would do the trick here!

http://www.mangomoonyarns.com/pattern.php?id=22 This one is not totally fitted around the waist however it’s super easy! This would be made with the Premium Recycled Silk (at a fraction of the price too :) )

http://www.whattoknitwhen.com/2008/12/ellie.html this does have more fit but it’s nice and light and slightly sheer. It would be wonderful in the Premium Recycled Silk

http://www.dailyknitter.com/grace.html This would work up in using possibly 2 strands together on 10.5′s You could shorten the sleeves how you see fit! The yarn would be the Premium Recycled Silk

http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/05_2004/index.html This one is a little tangier and could be worked with any of the banana fibers except for the Landscapes Series

http://www.dailyknitter.com/kelly.html worked in yo-yo diet, this would work up nice a quick!

http://www.pickles.no/late-summer-sweather/ A little looser, I don’t think you need to strip this one.. just go for it in our Premium Recycled Silk. With the nice wide stitching it would look stunning with a strong solid fitted tank top underneath it!

http://site.daisyyarns.com/marinaorganic.pdf an easy sweater with a fitted waist included! Perfect for our Premium Recycled Silk Yarn

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff10/PATTmythos.php I love this sweater and it will be on my to-do. Use the solid colored recycled silks or the premium recycled silk sari yarn.

http://chrisknitsinniagara.blogspot.com/2008/02/silk-v-neck-pullover.html Could you imagine this in one of our more subdued blends like Golden Temple Recycled Sari Silk.. oo la la!

http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/purplesweater.html this would be stunning in solid colored banana fiber don’t you think?

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/tonto/tonto_b.html Yes, whilst a little on the intermediate side, it’s really not too bad. Do a guage check.. you might be able to use two strands together!

http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/wearables/very-cool-knitted-v-neck-sweater/?page=1 So easy and would look lovely in banana fiber!

45 min Recycled Sari Ribbon Scarf

August 31, 2010

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Check out the one skein scarf that’s super easy and takes no time at all to make. Best of all it’s made from recycled silk sari remnants and is created by women. No sweatshops, no child labor and only at www.darngoodyarn.com

To make it:

Get one skein of one of the following yarns:

http://www.shop.darngoodyarn.com/product/makeup-counter-solid-recycled-silk-sari-ribbon-yarn

http://www.shop.darngoodyarn.com/product/tahiti-waters-solid-recycled-silk-sari-ribbon-yarn

http://www.shop.darngoodyarn.com/product/the-dessert-menu-solid-recycled-silk-sari-ribbon-yarn

Get your size 19 knitting needles. Cast on 5 and work the whole skein up in garter stitch. Yea it’s simple. but like what I always say, you don’t need to over-complicate a complex yarn with a crazy pattern. Let the yarn speak for itself!

Darn Good Yarn in Interweave’s Fall 2010 Knitscene

August 2, 2010

Check it out, Darn Good Yarn is on page 91 of Interweaves’ KnitScene Fall 2010 Magazine. Pick up a copy today!

Check out the new project I’m working on too using our Tibet Jewels Recycled Silk Yarn

In NC next weekend?

July 31, 2010

Then you need to go and check out one of our fantastic featured artists: Margaret of MizCrochet’s Unique Boutique

She will exhibiting next Friday and Saturday (August 6 and 7) at Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair in Burnsville, NC. If you have questions you can contact her at margaret@mizcrochet.com

Or you can check out her wonderful website:www.mizcrochet.com

Check out some of her items made with Darn Good Yarn’s yarn!

Belly Dance Hip Belt Made from Landscapes Banana Fiber Yarn

Belly Dance Hip Belt Made from Landscapes Banana Fiber Yarn

Belly Dance Hip Belt Made from Landscapes Banana Fiber Yarn

Belly Dance Hip Belt Made from Landscapes Banana Fiber Yarn

Fantastic Hobo Bag made from our Premium Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

Fantastic Hobo Bag made from our Premium Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

Quick! A Sale!

July 30, 2010

Recycled Silk Sari Tibetan Himalaya Yarn Darn Good Yarn Photos 3-31-2010 at the beach 116Video Below! Let ‘er load!

Check it out now! Today, tomorrow ONLY (7/30/2010-7/31/2010) get almost 10% off Our Wild Peacock Yarn (http://www.shop.darngoodyarn.com/product/just-a-little-unrefined-recycled-silk-yarn)

And remember:

Flat Rate Shipping to the US, Canada and the UK

and

Buy 4 of these skeins get the 5th FREE




Use this yarn in these projects:

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2010/04/knitheadband/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2010/01/knit-or-crochet-recycled-silk-sari-yarn-yoga-mat-bag/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/09/free-crochet-scarf-pattern/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/08/freeknittinghatpattern/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/06/recycled-crafting-easy-quick-scarf/

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2009/06/80-ways-to-save-the-earth-tote-bag/

I need an original knitted purse design for DarnGoodYarn.com

July 29, 2010

Watch the video! I need help! Want to give this a go? Let’s talk! Email Nicole at info@darngoodyarn.com!

Lashell and the Sari Ribbon

July 29, 2010

Let me tell you a tale of a woman and our recycled silk sari ribbon… My dear Lashell is an amazing artist and you can read about here here: http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2010/07/what-is-lashell-up-to/

But what you need to know, is that what I’m about to show you will knock your socks off and you must check our Lashell’s Etsy store to fall in love some more: http://www.etsy.com/shop/designtalentedone

Check out this hat that was made with our very own Desert Caravan Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Click to check it out
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How Darn Good Yarn’s Recycled Sari Ribbon Knits Up

July 27, 2010

Buy the Recycled Sari Ribbon Yarns by clicking here

Seasonal Hue of Tibetan Jewel Recycled Sari Silk Ribbon

July 27, 2010

Just in time for the autumn, choose your harvest color of our fantastic recycled sari silk ribbon from the Tibetan Jewel Collection! Go ahead and find the hue that’s just right for the season!