Monthly Archives: May 2014

We’re going Dotty!

Before we get to today’s post:  We wanted to let you know that we’ll be open Memorial Day (Monday, May 26) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  You can always check the Store Hours and Location page if you have a question!
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We LOVE polka dots.  They are so happy, they go great with lots of prints–well, you know how fabulous they are because lots of you like them too!

Moda Fabrics came out with two new collections this Spring:  Dottie which is printed on traditional quilting cotton and the gorgeous Mochi Dots printed on a linen/cotton blend.  As you can see from the photo below, we have all the Mochi dot colors and we have the wonderful coordinating oatmeal solid linen.

Lee's dottie

Our friend Lee Monroe, who just finished teaching a wildly successful Pouch Class for us, took these wonderful Mochi Dots and made these cute Dotty pouches.   She is sharing the instructions on her blog, may*chappell.   Click here to go to the tutorial.  Jandell has ordered the colorful zippers so that you can make one for your very own.


Enjoy this beautiful weekend and make sure to take time to stitch!


Mesh Scarf–a free pattern!

This is an oldie, but goodie that first appeared on our blog December, 2010.                       When we got in 001 185this luscious Lang cotton yarn for summer, I knew just what to make.  The hardest part was deciding which of the 9 yummy colorways to choose!!


Mesh Scarf

I used a size 10 needle.   Adjust your needle according to the thickness of your yarn and the openness desired.

Cast on 23 stitches (or any odd number).  I cast on 23 for the blue scarf and 29 for the cowl.  Finished measurements of the cowl are 42″ x 7″ .  I used 2 skeins of Lang Florida (88 yards per skein).

Row 1: K3, *k2tog, yo, repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, k2

Row 2: Purlmesh

Row 3: K2, *k2tog, yo, repeat from* until 3 stitches remain, k3

Row 4 and all even numbered rows: Purl

Repeat these 4 rows until desired length. Bind off and block to open up lace pattern.  If you are making the cowl/infinity scarf mattress stitch the two short ends together.