domingo, 21 de septiembre de 2014

Textured Stitch (Rice Stitch)

I learned this stitch from my mom, and it was such a simple instruction that got stick in my brain. I love the texture it has and how different it looks with the yarns I've knitted  using it. I called textured stitch, some clients have told me it's the simple rice stitch or just rice stitch. 
Using 1 Skein of  Monona Yarn  and 6 mm. knitting needles  made this skinny  scarf that's 10 cm wide and 194 cm long

Monona Yarn

Monona Yarn is a 100% wool yarn, soft and lustrous, it can be use for crochet , knit, weave and cross stitch projects. We are working on very fun Limited Edition  batches of Monona Yarn, 200 to 500 grams each. 

Monona Yarn is
DK weight
221 yards (202 meters) 
3.53 Oz. (100 grams) 

jueves, 15 de mayo de 2014

Journey to the golden fleece module one!

I am SOOOOOOO happy to have this lovely ball of yarn in my hands! I've been so busy, I actually never notice, and I think this happens when we do something we love! that I don't take time to myself. I have spun a lot in the last three months, and I've been thinking since I read the module 1 of the Journey to the golden fleece of when my creative spirit told me it was not letting go. I started dyeing when I was 12 years old, and I have always loved all fibers and textiles related arts. Coming from a textile family ( they had a knitwear company for 40 years) I decided to study something different, English. Life didn´t agree with me, and I came back home to help with the knitwear company. So, a bit of context, La Ligua is known as the city of knits in Chile. It started with handmade camelids Ponchos and shawls and over the years the looms and hand operated knitting machines were change by bigger really expensive European machine, and natural fiber yarns for acrylic yarns. Working at the store, tourists were always asking about handmade items, or wool or alpaca, and it was very hard to find arround here. I traveled to Pucon during September, Pucon is in the south of Chile, lots of tourism, everything is green and beautiful, where there's handspun yarn and tons of wood handcfrafter souvenirs. So, being there I just had the idea of needing to take a pice of that cozy place to La Ligua. Came back home and convince my gransmother and my mom to close the shop and replace it with a handmade store, textile of course, so going back to the roots as some people call it From that trip to Pucon I remember a bag orange green and natural white, it is woven , and so irregular, it had woden buttonn. That's where I got my colors for this special yarn, and then this cones of yarn are from my family's factory, lucky me it's yarn!!! So after looking at them for days I got to spin this yarn, not very good with technic names but, here I go, corespun and black threat autowrapping, then I use the black thread to wrap the yarn in the opposite direction and wrapped it with white bouclé yarn and light lilac alpaca :)

jueves, 8 de mayo de 2014

One Skein Projects

One Skein super easy projects with Big Knitting Needles that you can also find in our Etsy Shop 

miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2014

Nela Yarn

Our New , bulky, beautiful, perfect Wool Yarn.  I love bulky yarns, as an anxious knitter, I want to make one skeins projects so I can sit and finish a project in a few hours :)

 Nea Yarn is 3.53 Oz. (100 grams)  86.8 yards ( 79 meters) I have knit a lot with ir but it is also grat for crochet, tnisian hook and weaving. Here's some yummy pictures, first colors are available in our etsy shop