Currently available are yarn kits with patterns designed by Anna Zilboorg (author of Magnificent Mittens, Fancy Feet, Socks for Sandals and Clogs, etc).
One of the nice aspects of dealing with these hand dyed yarns is that you may order custom dyed yarns for these kits at no additional charge.
Designed by Anna Zilboorg
Anne knit her vest with
remnants of many of her hand dyed favorite mohair/wool blend yarn. Every kit is a bit different and each contains at least 10 assorted colors. Done in a combination of a simple slip stitch and garter, the vest is warm, sturdy, and easy to knit - just one color at a time. Gauge is at 5.5stitches to the inch.
ALLSPICE Vest Kit
Featuring delicate columns of lace that visually flow into rich layers of Alsacian scallops. A shorter length and nicely fitted sleeves with fluted single layer of scallops at the wrist combine to make a style that will flatter most.
A highly critical man has called this sweater both elegant and sexy.
I love to watch people try this sweater on at Stitches Market and other shows. Invariably, the oohs and aahs from onlookers come - no matter what the "shape" of the person trying it on.
This sweater is also made from "Anna's Yarn" and the kit contains 1.5lbs of mothproofed yarn, prewound into approx 4oz center pull balls.
The pattern is written for 36", 44" and 52" bust. Experienced knitters who can re-grade the pattern to knit it in a larger size may request extra yarn.
We (Anna and I) strongly recommend you stay with a lighter, clearer color so the lovely scallops and lace won't get unnoticed. Gauge is 5sts to the inch.
Rosemary Sweater Kit: $inquire = email Kelly
This page was last updated on: November 20, 2011
Each kit contains about 1.5lbs of at least 10 different colors of assorted color yarns, prewound into center-pull balls.
If you have a color range preference, just let me know (e.g., mostly cool colors, jewel tones, earth hues, pastels, etc.).
The pattern is written for three sizes: 36", 40", 44". There might be enough yarn left over for a pair of socks, mittens, or hat.
(Some knitters have bought the kit just for the glorious assortment of yarns to use for other projects.)
This pattern is the one Merike uses in her popular "Stash Reduction Vest" workshop held at Stitches events across the country.
ALLSPICE Vest Kit - $inquire = email Kelly
ROSEMARY Sweater Kit
The main yarn is a lustrous, undyed (!) 2ply SILK - but accented with Anna's favorite mohair/wool blend yarns in hand-painted variegated warm rust, Sage Green and Sage Gold.
Anna developed an effective, unusual slip stitch pattern with a simple three stitch cable in silk to emphasize the vertical. As complex as the stitch pattern looks, it is actually worked with only one yarn at a time. Gauge over stockinette is 5.5stitches and 7 rows to the inch.
Anna likes her Sage with 3/4 length sleeves, but you can knit them full length if you wish. Let me know so I can include more yarn.
Pattern written for finished underarm measurements of 34", 39" and 45".
As with any kit, I can make this kit up in "your own" colorway if you wish.