Cover Lover

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The temp has dropped considerably in Michigan and I couldn’t be happier. Gardening is such a delight in the crisp weather! Every single bed got a fluff and facelift, plus we did a new raised bed out front with new plantings, thanks to the help of my parents.


Each night we worked until dark and were chilled to the bone, looking forward to escaping to all the woolens inside. The heavier blankets came out of cedar storage and onto the beds and handknit socks were on our feet. I love to be covered in layers in the evenings with knitting in my hands. This combination seems to warm my soul.

Last night I wove in the ends of my Goobalini in Stone Soup DK and Nate’s Yarn and today I had a chance to wear it.


There’s just enough nip in the air and it feels so good to walk around the neighborhood with the sun heating up the blend (rambouillet, columbia, lincoln, navajo-churro, alpaca, silk, bamboo, tencel, bison, and llama) atop my head. Details on my ravelry page here.

I’ve now moved onto a Fartlek in two colors of Stone Soup DK. This yarn is my new obsession!


I’m doing the brim in the new Travertine and the body of the hat in Marble. I knit Fartlek before in Pumice (details here) and I’m looking forward to a whole new look of this hat in two colors. In case you did a double take two sentences back – yes! we have NEW colors of Stone Soup and we have them in Fingering and DK!

River Rock is a rich, chocolatey brown


and Travertine is a warm, soft brown that reminds me of wet clay on a wheel.


The two of these colors compliment each other beautifully and are also stunning on their own.


Cable Keyhole Scarf is a perfect quick knit for Fall. With just one skein of Stone Soup DK, you can make two scarves! That means one for you and one for the gift bin!

And once you get hooked on cables, you can move on to getting an Aztec Mazes on the needles.


This version was knit in Breakfast Blend DK, but just imagine it in the subtly tweedy texture of Stone Soup DK!

Or maybe you’re wanting to cover up this winter with a Wheaten blanket. A great way to get comfortable with the stitch pattern is to first work up Wheaten Cap and Mitts.


This version was knit in Stone Soup Fingering River Rock. Wouldn’t it be so sweet to give a couple the gift of Wheaten for the holidays? The girl could get the cap and mitt set and the guy could get the blanket!


Maybe there’s a new baby needing a warm welcome into the world and Sky Ladder would make a sweet little gift.


Plus there’s a matching cap too!


This set was knit in pumice and I bet it would be lovely knit in one of the new browns!



I’m still deciding what blanket I want to cast on. There’s so many gorgeous ones! I was really set on Caravan,


but now I’m leaning towards Roger That after seeing WelshSteph’s blanket in Stone Soup DK in Granite.


Isn’t it divine!? And her wallpaper is fantastic! See details on her ravelry project page here.

Anne has carefully chosen the new browns to work well with the rest of the Stone Soup palette, so you have even more options for colorwork. I think a Hazard throw in all the Stone Soup Colors would be quite the show piece.


Imagine this wrap in a stripey blanket version! And depending on the yardage you need to plan the colors of your throw, we have Halfsies (half skeins) available here.

Even though Anne’s blanket patterns are designed for specific weights, they can easily be knit with other ones and a needle change. For instance my mom is knitting Comfort Me


in Breakfast Blend DK on a US #7, instead of the Confection Worsted it was knit in above. You can easily customize Anne’s blanket designs to fit the weight and size you prefer to knit.

What blanket or sweater are you dreaming of casting on? Tell me in the comments by 9 pm EST September 23 and I’ll pick TWO WINNERS to get a pattern of their choice! Speaking of contests, thank you all for entering the Garden Inspired Knits giveaway. The winners are Anya and Shelley!

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