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Slouch & Ruched Sky Bound Hat Alternative Finishes

Below are All About Yarn’s alternative finishes for our 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl Sky Bound Hat pattern by Kathleen Fajardo. Enjoy!

Slouchy Style

To make this hat a little more versatile, block the finished Sky Bound hat in the same fashion as a Tam or Beret.  

Soak hat in warm water with a bit of wool wash such as Eucalan. Remove hat from water and gently squeeze out excess water. Place hat in a bath towel and roll up. Press firmly to remove all remaining water from hat. Hat will be slightly damp. 

With a 9” dinner plate, insert plate into inner side of hat and gently center the plate so that the opening at the brim will be centered over one side of the plate. If desired, with a yarn needle and extra yarn, thread yarn on needle through bottom edge of brim and gently pull the yarn to help keep the brim opening in shape and secure. Once hat is dry, place jauntily on head and enjoy!

Ruched & Flowered Style 

For a sweet feminine look, the Sky Bound hat can be ruched and embellished for added style. 

To start, block and dry hat the same as Slouchy Style.

With a 12” length of same yarn used for hat and a yarn needle, thread yarn onto needle. Choose one of the vertical “seams” of the hat and insert needle at start of “seam” right above brim. Alternating back and forth over rows, thread yarn upwards for 6 inches. Then, going back in the opposite direction, thread yarn back toward starting point. Remove needle and leave a tail for both the starting and ending points. Pull gently on both tails to create the ruching making it as loose or tight as desired. Tie both ends together, fasten off and weave in ends.

Add desired embellishment at the base of the ruching.

For a quick and simple addition, use this crochet pattern to make a cute flower.  Use the leftover self-striping yarn used for the hat.

Simple Crochet Flower

Supplies:

Pattern:

Chain 5.  Sl st into beginning chain to form ring.

Ch1, sc10 st into ring. Sl st into first sc.

Ch1, in next sc work the following, *(hdc1, dc1, trc1, dc1, hdc1), sl st in next sc*, rep from * to * to end of round.

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail, pull tail through final loop. Weave tail through the back side of flower following the ring stitches until tail is opposite the beginning chain tail. Use both tails to secure flower to bottom of ruching on hat.  Fasten and weave in ends.

If desired, add a button to the center the hat for added decoration.

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Tie-Dyed Onesie Kits from Twisted Sisters
April 14, 2013, 11:00 am
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Tie-Dyed Onesie Kits from All About Yarn in Tigard, Oregon

We’ve got NEW COLORS and a FRESH SUPPLY!

Check out these adorable Hand Dyed Baby Onesie Kits from Twisted Sisters. Each kit costs $29.00 and contains the following items:

  • one skein of Oracle yarn (60% Superwash Merino Wool / 40% Bamboo)
  • a matching tie-dyed onesie
  • a digital pack of 10 baby patterns that feature Oracle (we email you the patterns once you’ve purchased the kit)

The onesies range in size from 6 to 24 months.

These babies are going like hot cakes–so come in and snag one (or more) before they’re gone! We also have in stock additional skeins of each Oracle colorway, as well as, coordinating Oracle solids for your knitting pleasure!



Need a Gift Idea? Visit All About Yarn’s Hat Kit Station
November 6, 2012, 12:53 pm
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We’ve got a number of stylish hats for men, women and children to choose from at our Hat Kit Station. Each kit contains the following items: a pattern, yarn enough to make chosen hat, a gift bag and matching tissue paper (blue or pink).

These kits make gift giving super easy and fun. Just pick out a style of hat you love, or you think your friend or family member will like, and either give the kit as a gift to a knitter or make the hat yourself and simply wrap in the provided gift bag and tissue paper.

Prices per kit vary depending on the type of yarn used and range from $14.00 – $19.95.



“Confluence Shawlette” pattern by Sivia Harding
January 11, 2012, 9:18 am
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Sivia Harding is a local designer, renowned for her beautiful beaded knit designs. Her work has been published in many books and magazines, and can also be found all over the internet.

All About Yarn is excited to finally offer Sivia’s patterns to our customers, Confluence Shawlette is just one of many we now carry. Here’s what the designer has to say about her lovely pattern:

“Like bodies of water emerging from a single spring, the panels of this shawlette flow effortlessly from a few cast on stitches at center back. The simple garter stitch sides and borders combine elegantly with beaded lace, and additional increasing at the center panel provides for a wonderful fit. Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.”

Materials needed for pattern: (two choices of yarn weights and their corresponding needles to choose from)
• 420/440 yards of Fingering/Lace weight yarn; shop sample was done in Breathless by Shalimar
• Circular needle, US #6/#3 in 32” length
• Seed beads: 83 size 6/0 seed beads or 4 mm megatama beads
Stitch markers
• Crochet hook, 0.6 mm (14 U.S)


Addi Click Circular Needles
November 16, 2010, 9:51 am
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We are proud to announce that in addition to the very popular addi Turbo Click system we regularly carry, All About Yarn is now offering the addi Click Lace and addi Click Bamboo needle sets from Skacel.

addi Turbo Clicks

The wonderful thing about the addi Click interchangeable circular needle systems is that they provide various sizes of tips which allow knitters to quickly and conveniently switch between needle sizes without the hassle of taking their project off the needles. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release. The tips will remain secure until you change them, thanks to the Click’s revolutionary locking mechanism!

Each addi Click system comes in a sleek simulated leather case. These convenient wallet-like cases are portable and the perfect size for traveling!

addi Turbo Clicks

Turbo:
The addi Turbo Click system provides 10 different sizes of addi Turbo® tips (3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 8.0mm, 9.0mm, and 10.0mm), three different lengths of extremely pliable blue cord (24”, 32” and 40”), and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords.

addi Lace Clicks

Lace:

The addi Lace Click system provides 8 different sizes of addi Lace tips (3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 8.0mm), five different lengths of Skacel’s extremely pliable blue cord (16″, 20″, 24”, 32” and 40”), and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords.

The addi Lace Click tips are nickel plated, which creates a smooth, rounded edge where the tip and cord “click” together.

addi Bamboo Clicks

Bamboo:
The addi Bamboo Click system provides 8 different sizes of addi Bamboo tips (3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, and 8.0mm), three different lengths of Skacel’s extremely pliable blue cord (24”, 32” and 40”), and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords.
The addi Bamboo Click’s case comes in a fresh Granny Smith apple green shade and is finished off with a cute tree-like motif on the inside.
These Click needle sets would make a wonderful gift. Come into the shop today or shop online for more information.