Bedeck Your Neck!

November 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

bubbleWith the dreary winter days right around the corner, big, bulky jackets and chilly air, why not brighten up your days with a splash of color? Instead of a knit scarf, why not a knit necklace?

Y2Knit began as an idea in 2001 and is the result of sisters Jill and Susan Wolcott bringing together their love of knitting (and yarn!), as well as their professional skills, expertise, life passions and experiences. As Creative Director Jill brings a background in fashion design, product development, pattern making and clothing construction to the Y2Knit pattern line and Knitting Getaway workshops. As Director of Events and Operations, Susan brings a managerial and operational background to all other operations of Y2Knit, including events, wholesaling, and the Y2Knit yarn shop and Web site. She collaborates with Jill on creating workshops for events.

Head on over to their site and check out the super cool Bubble Whirl Necklace, featuring Be Sweet’s Bubble Ball and Bamboo yarn. With an experience level of moderately easy, this pattern is quickly customizable with any assortment of Be Sweet colors. It’s sculpture for your neck!

wrapOur friends over at 3 Kittens Needle Arts have also been experimenting with the Bubble Ball. Check out their artsy collar called Bubbles and Ruffles that will cut the chill any day of the week! With 1 ball of Bubble Ball and 1 of Extra Fine Mohair, this collar is a quick and beautiful knit for all your holiday parties. Even better, this pattern is free with the purchase of 1 ball of Be Sweet through their site. 3 Kittens is owned by 3 partners: Cis,  Julie and Laura and started in 2006. They specialize in knitting, needlepoint, crochet, punch needle, hardanger and other needle arts.

Bubble Ball is a unique yarn combining a thin single strand of merino wool with 25 felted balls at the starting end.  It’s playful and perfect for holding with another yarn. Each 40g ball is 165 yards. Add it to a cuff or around the brim of a hat for an extra kick or string it along your mantle for the upcoming holiday season.

 

 

 

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