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Archive for December 2011

December 30, 2011

Farewell

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I want to take this opportunity to tell you all that I am moving on from being the curator on the Spud & Chloë blog. I want to send my greatest appreciation to everyone who has jumped in wholeheartedly on this adventure. To be involved in the start of something new and fresh has been exciting, fun, and a lot of good old-fashioned hard work, to say the least.

Again, thank you for the support. I will always look back on these last few years with fond memories and I hope that you will, too.

xoxo,  Susan

December 21, 2011

From one sheep to ewe

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Happy Holidays! from the gang at Spud & Chloë.

A free downloadable holiday gift tag for your personal use!

Download this Spud gift tag PDF, print the page on card stock and cut them out. Then punch a hole and attach with your favorite yarn. We used Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky in the photo below.

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See you next year!

December 7, 2011

Spud & Chloë Fine in Winter Knitty

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Hi Spud & Chloë  Friends,

Laura Nelkin has a new design featuring Spud & Chloë Fine in the new winter issue of Knitty. It is a pattern for a pair of gorgeous gloves, called Teknika, knit in Spud & Chloë Fine in the Hippo colorway. Laura paired up the Fine with a striping sock yarn but you could also use different colors of Fine combined with the Hippo which is what I plan on doing.

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The reason the gloves are called Teknika is because Laura knitted in conductive thread so you can use your phone without having to peel your gloves off. I know I could use this in the dead of winter!

Check out Laura’s blog post about the Teknika gloves (and her love of Spud & Chloë)!

Check out the pattern on Knitty!

Laura also knit up that adorable baby set I shared here on Spud says! awhile back. It is called Lolly Pod and it is knit in Spud & Chloë Sweater and Fine. Click here to see that one!

Happy Wednesday.

December 2, 2011

Seeing Spud

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(photo by  PiPiBird)

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I love seeing new patterns using Spud & Chloë yarns, especially when I just happen upon them spontaneously. Today I want to share two new patterns I spotted recently. First is the Shellseeker pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier. Heidi is a fantastic designer and a good one to watch. I heard about the Shellseeker on a podcast (can’t remember which one) while I was out running the other day. I don’t think they said that the pattern called for Spud & Chloë on the podcast so when I looked it up when I got home I was excited to see that the Shellseeker is made using Sweater.

Click here to see the Ravelry page for the Shellseeker.

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(photo by  PiPiBird)

Here is what I love about this pattern. I love the stripes and thinking about all of the striping options you could come up with in Spud & Chloë Sweater. The colors in our Sweater line include so many compatible and contrasting options, the sky is the limit. I love the interesting and flattering increases along the front and that the back flap is a tiny bit longer than the front. Most of all I love the giant pocket in the front. My hands would always be in that pocket if I had this sweater.

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(photo by  PiPiBird)

The design is knit in one piece from the top-down and has sizing options for a 30 to 50 inch bust. That’s a generous sizing range. Don’t forget that this would be the perfect older child or teen sweater and it would be a quick knit, too. Those are all good things.

If you click on the Ravelry project page you will see a special discount code you can use at Knit Culture to save 10%! Don’t miss out on this special deal. Knit Culture is selling kits of Spud & Chloë Sweater for you to make this gorgeous and comfy sweater. Knit Culture has put together lots of color combinations to help you easily envision and choose your stripe colors in Sweater. The Shellseeker would also look fantastic in a solid if you aren’t into the stripes so much.

You can purchase the pattern individually on the Shellseeker Ravelry project page if you aren’t interested in the kit.

Click here for Knit Culture!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for Shellseeker (in case you missed it earlier).

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And just look at these wonderful colorwork socks by Katya Frankel. They are called the Elusive Bias Socks. The socks use Spud & Chloë Fine in the Green Bean and Shitake colorways. What a great color combination. That Shitake colorway has been one of my favorites since the first time I saw it. The pattern for the Elusive Bias Socks can be found in the new Interweave Accessories issue (click here). For more photos of these stunning socks click here.

Well, there you have it. That Spud is a busy guy.

Happy December to you. I’ll be back soon with more…