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Issue 290 – Ceniza Shawlette in Canyon

I love working with indie designers because of the anticipation and mystery between sending the yarn off and waiting for the design to return. Corrina Ferguson started with two colors of Canyon and an "I'll whip up a shawl" attitude. Ceniza is the lovely piece she sent back. Here's how Corrina describes the beauty she designed:

This sweet little shawlette is easier than it looks. So easy it’s not even charted. Some simple slip stitches and basic increase skills are all you need to work up this beauty. It uses MountainTop Canyon, a perfect cotton-alpaca blend that is easy on the hands and soft and light on the shoulders.

Meg Myers   

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Correction for patterns downloaded before 5/23/13: Fourth Increase Stripe
Row 3: K2, (yo, k2tog) 7 times, yo, k1, yo, *(k2tog, yo) 5 times, (k1, yo) 4 times; rep from * until 18 sts rem and end (k1, yo) twice, (k2tog, yo) 7 times, k2 – 255 sts.

The Yarn

MountainTop Canyon
85% pima cotton • 15% alpaca

Canyon is the newest addition to our MountainTop Collection of naturally colored yarns. Pima cotton combines with just a hint of undyed alpaca to create a smooth and silky yarn in a perfect weight for summer each hank has 155 yards and knits at a suggested gauge of 6 sts per inch. The four subtly toned neutral shades are sure to compliment everything in your summer wardrobe. Canyon looks great in stitches ranging from plain Stockinette or Garter stitch to intricate lace and cables.

The Canyon Pattern Collection

Canyon isn't just one of our newest yarns, it's also the name of the first pattern collection for our newest undyed yarn. Pictured left to right: Angelica is a textured, oversized tunic-length pullover with ballet sleeves; Sweet Cicely features a lace and cable pattern on the front and back; White Clover is an oh-so-knittable garter stitch wrap with a sawtooth edging and tapered ends (see the banner above, CEY is donating proceeds from Ravelry purchases of White Clover to One Fund Boston).

Star Lily, also one of the patterns in the new Canyon booklet, can be worn three different ways. It may seem tricky, but we've boiled it down to a quick one-minute video. Click over to the blog to watch Star Lily styled three in the three configurations we've found.

Look for the Canyon pattern booklet at your LYS or purchase the patterns online.

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