I'm excited to introduce G+T's newest addition. Our very own 100% Cormo Sportweight yarn. One of the many pleasures of having your own store is being able to carry things you're excited about and want to share with your community. Well, Cormo is definitely one of them. It is my favorite wool having an extremely soft hand, but being a durable medium to long-staple wool at the same time. A true pleasure to work with.
I could not introduce this yarn without some drool-worthy patterns, so to celebrate this launch I commissioned four friends (and amazing designers) to design a shawl, perfect for warm sunny days, and cool nights.
Leila Raabe, the lace whisperer (I like to call her), designed a beautiful crescent-shaped shawl with a hint of feather and fan and some beautiful elongated stitches. PENUMBRA takes only two skeins of G+T 100% Cormo Sportweight and the suggested needle size is US 7.
I met Holly Chayes while sitting at the infamous "back table" at Knitty City. Always diligently working away on some intricate lace, I always found myself in awe of how she could knit lace in public. I could not resist working with her and seeing what she'd design. SPIRA is a pinwheel-shaped shawl that is knit back and forth. Since it's knit flat and not in the round, there is a slit so you can wear it comfortably around your shoulders.
The pinwheel is comprised of 8 wedges so it drapes around the shoulders like a capelet. The patterning switches between garter and lace making it a surprisingly fast knit. SPIRA takes 3 skeins of G+T 100% Cormo Sportweight and the suggested needle size is US 6.
Sarah Solomon, another designer I befriended at Knitty City, would never call herself a lace knitter or designer, but somehow her designs that do involve lace are always delicate and beautiful.
LENZ, a rectangle-shaped wrap, is the perfect project for any knitter. Comprised of a simple lace pattern, this project is great for the beginner lace knitter, or the experienced one looking for a mindless beach or vacation project. LENZ takes 3 skeins of G+T 100% Cormo Sportweight and the suggested needle size is US 8.
And last, but so very not least, Bristol Ivy designed YARROW for this special collection. This triangle-shaped shawl has an oversized lace pattern at the border of a garter stitch body.
Absolutely stunning! YARROW is one of those knits that makes me really appreciate what a simple yarn over and decrease can do.
All shawl patterns can be purchased through Ravelry here. And G+T's 100% Cormo Sportweight is sold exclusively through G+T in store. Also, be sure to stop into G+T to take a look at these shawls in person.