Knit Collage Yarns and the Clouds Rest Collection

July 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm 1 comment

Clouds Rest cape & gypsy Garden

I am ridiculously excited to introduce to you one of my favorite additions to our yarns here at Polkadotsheep. Welcome to Knit Collage! We now have Gypsy Garden and Daisy Chain. In addition to the yarn, Aimee has designed two new patterns for these yarns, the Clouds Rest Capelet and Clouds Rest Pixie.

Aimee and I were walking down one of the many aisles of yarn at TNNA. We walked by the booth shown below and the items knit up in a fun yarn with daisies in it caught both our eyes. Combined with pom-pom garlands, it was an irresistible combination.

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A view of Knit Collage’s booth at TNNA

So we stepped into the booth and met Amy, Knit Collage’s founder and owner, and her sister, Danielle.

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Amy Small, Knit Collage owner (left) and her sister, Danielle (right)

Amy Small is just a joy to meet. She has a great sense of fun, style and a strong desire to better the world. Could you ask for more in a yarn company owner? Amy has been inspired by her travels to Hong Kong and India in creating her yarns. Gypsy Garden and Daisy Chain are hand-carded and handspun in India. Amy works with women in the Punjab region of India, providing a way for them to better their (and their families) lives through economic advancements. Each skein of yarn is an individual work of art, no two are exactly the same.

After seeing the yarns, we decided to think about them until the next day. This is standard operating procedure of us when buying at TNNA. Aimee got the seed of the idea for a capelet for girls stuck in her head though. So when we went to buy yarns, Aimee was able to procure two skeins to take home to take her design ideas into reality.

The results are the Clouds Rest Collection. Introducing Clouds Rest Capelet (baby, toddler and child) and Clouds Rest Pixie (baby, toddler, child, adult).

Clouds Rest Set 2

Clouds Rest Capelet- $5

Pattern is knit either in the round or flat (back and forth) with seaming based on your preference and needle selection.

Sizes: Baby, (toddler, child)

Yarn amounts: 40 (50, 60) yd /  36 ( 46, 56) m of super bulky yarn

Needles: US 15 (10mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle & US 17 (12.75 mm)  16″ (40 cm)  & 24″ (60cm) circular needles  OR US 15 (10 mm) and US 17 (12.75 mm) straight needles (for back and forth version)

Clouds Rest Pixie – $5

Sizes: Baby (toddler, child, adult)

Yarn amounts: 50 (55, 60, 65) yd / 45 (50, 55, 60) m of super bulky yarn

Needles: US 11 (8 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle and US 13 (9 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle and double pointed needles

A pom-pom maker is also handy for this hat. Trust me, you will love your pom-pom maker. Maybe you could also use it to make a nifty pom-pom chain like Amy made for the Knit Collage booth.

Gypsy Garden details

KC DC all colors

Thanks for reading this very picture intensive blog post. I am just so excited about Knit Collage and I wanted to show all the visual goodness that these yarns contain. It will bring a smile to your face when you have it in hand, I am sure of it.

How is the Crown Jewel KAL going for you all? More coming on that later this week.

Happy Knitting

~Angela M.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Nancy  |  July 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Too dang cute! Those hats have me thinking as I have 3 young nieces that would love that hat.

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