January/February Project: A Classic, Updated

With over 14,000 projects on Ravelry, the Honey Cowl is one of the most popular knitting patterns in existence.   We know many of you have one…but do you have a 2-toned one?  In CASHMERE?  We created ours using 2 different colors of a natural, hand-spun, fair-trade, 100% cashmere yarn.  Alternating rows of the pattern using 2 different colors created this beautiful effect.  One skein of each color is all you need for this gorgeous accessory, perfect to knit and wear during the coldest months our country has seen in years!!!




December Project: Need It Now?

We’ve all been there…that last gift you forgot about…the hostess gift for the person who has everything…the list goes on.  It seems we always wind up short on time and gifts.  This cowl covers both bases.  One skein of delicious hand-dyed yarn, 3 buttons, a #17 needle and a few hours are all you need to create this terrific gift!  We know you won’t stop at one!  Come see the gorgeous colors of Madelinetosh ASAP and Malabrigo Rasta–both work beautifully for this piece!


November Project: Gift Knitting Time!

We can’t believe it’s November already!  Have you begun your gift-knitting?  With the Holidays steadily approaching, it’s time to get going and fast!  This shawl is a great quick gift for a special person!   The Cozy Cast Away Wrap is quickly knit on a US #17 with a simple yarn-over pattern.  We know you won’t stop at just one!

Pattern:  Cozy Cast Away Wrap

Yarn:  Knit Collage Cast Away

# of Skeins:  3

Size:  One Size (adjustable if desired)


October Project: Mix it UP!

Shibui Mix No. 20


Those of you who attended our Mix Party in August learned first-hand about the amazing combinations available with Shibui yarns.  One of our favorite pieces from this years’ collection is Mix No. 20.   It uses two of our Shibui Faves:  Cima & Silk Cloud.  Narrow stripes intersect at perpendicular angles in this striking cowl. An unexpected pop of color is right on trend. Cima and Silk Cloud held together give No. 20 its lightweight yet warm fabric.

This cowl will definitely be a wardrobe staple this Fall & Winter!  It is certain to keep us warm during those cold months, but is lofty enough to wear during Fall.  Stop by and try it on!


September Project: Habitat, Sweet Habitat.

While we are all ready and eagerly awaiting Fall, there are still a few more humid days ahead.  Despite wanting to knit big, bulky knits, we know it’s still tough to tote those around.  Use September to knit this terrific hat for someone special!

Habitat is a warm, handknit hat perfect for both newbie and seasoned cablers alike. Crown shaping is integrated into aran patterning to create a root-like star motif on top of the hat.  We know you will love this project!  Our version used 2 skeins of Tara Tweed from Tahki Stacy Charles.  AND if you are ambitious, grab a 3rd skein and you will have enough for 2 hats!

If you don’t feel confident going this project alone, not to worry!  We have a couple of spaces left in Adina’s Habitat Hat class, this month!  Join us in the fun!

August Project: Radiance Abounds

August already!…where has the summer gone?

Fall yarns are arriving, but here at the Wooly Monmouth we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the summer.  A customer favorite, the Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart is the perfect August KAL project to bid farewell to the long, sunny summer days.  As the nights start to get cooler, this versatile wrap/scarf, makes a great transition piece.  Our sample uses 5 skeins of Koigu (though many customers have needed 6), a hand-dyed fingering weight yarn, on a US 6 Needle.  We think you will agree that the variegated colors of Koigu work up beautifully in this shawl and give it a bit of a kick.  However, if you prefer a solid color, we have other fingering weight yarns in the shop that would fit the bill.  Perhaps Tosh Merino Light?  Just stop on in and we will be happy to assist you.

July Project: Get Your Vitamins!

July’s project is a sweater that you can make and wear all year round!  Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier is a top-down sweater that flatters all shapes and sizes.  The open work increases add a bit of interest to an otherwise simply constructed design.  We chose Fleur De Fiber’s Aries Oceanus to make our version.  Vitamin D is our featured project this month because the creator of Fleur De Fiber yarns, Angela Combest, will visit the shop with an amazing trunk show featuring one-of-a-kind colors and yarns.

Join us on July 13th from 11am-1pm.  Angela will be here to discuss her dying process and showcase her beautiful palette of colors. While the trunk show will remain for the rest of July, we will have specials that will only be available that day so come on by!  Light refreshments will be served.

about Fleur De Fiber:

Fleur de Fiber yarns are hand painted and hand dyed in Chicago, IL, by Angela Combest. Angela is a yarn collector who loves to combine her passions for travel and knitting whenever possible. She doesn’t hesitate to grab the nearest train, plane, or car to get to a fiber festival…or Springsteen concert.

June Project – Back to Basics

It’s finally heating up on the East Coast; nevertheless,  we couldn’t resist our latest shipment of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi.  This wonderfully squishy yarn comes in a variety of colors and is machine washable.

With this yarn we went back-to-basics.  This project is simple, quick and easily knit by any knitter.  It’s worked in pieces and then seamed together, a perfect project for a first sweater.  The sample shown is a 6 to 12 months but it is easily customized to any shape or size.  We will take your measurements and adjust the pattern for you free with your yarn purchase.  Stop in and see the colors for yourself.  It will be hard choosing just one.

May Project: Something’s Fishy

Our friend Will along with his partner Jeff, teach classes at the shop.

Jeff made this awesome hat last year during Will’s fish hat class and now YOU can make this awesome hat!  Join us as Will returns to teach his Fish Hat Class this month!  We will teach you the ins and outs of short rows, while you have a blast with color!  Any worsted weight yarn will do, but we LOVE the Madelinetosh Vintage featured here!

Pattern for the fish hat can be found here.

Register for Will’s class here.


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