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Project of the Month

July 2017: The Karner Scarf made with Americo Abrazos

Ever since we brought on Toronto-based Americo Originals yarns, we have been thrilled to introduce people to their amazing products. This line, a lace thick and thin bamboo cotton might look unassuming in its skein, but with a simple stockinette stitch it creates the most gorgeous summer-weight fabric. And can create a full length summer shawl in a single skein!




The light and airy texture of the Karner Wrap is created by loosely knitting a very fine, at times cobweb-like mixture or cotton and bamboo.


A single skein of this bamboo pima cotton laceweight contains enough yarn in it to knit up an entire 2ft by 4ft shawl, and as with all Americo yarns comes with a choice of their own patterns free with purchase. With only one and a half skeins you can knit an entire summer pullover!



Hot hot hot this summer! Photo credit to Sarah Peschell.


Americo Yarns’s Abrazos comes in an array of bright and classic colours, and we just restocked on all of them!

Composition: 44.7 % Pima Cotton, 55.3 % Bamboo
Gauge: 42 stitches & 53 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needle: 2 mm (US 0)
Weight: Lace
Length: 100 g / 1028 yards (940 m)



A single skein produces the full length summer weight shawl.


This Canadian brand does its own sourcing by visiting farms and mills of Peru to create some of the most interesting yarns currently available on the market. The texture lends itself to simple patterns, letting the yarn do the heavy lifting!



The rich texture makes this yarn so unique; allowing for the simplest patterns to create a gorgeous fabric.


The Karner Wrap is perfect summer knit: light-weight, compact single skein project that looks amazing even with a simple stitch that is easy for car, plane or beach knitting!

Buy here and we will send you both a hard and soft copy of the Karner Scraf for free with purchase. Buy two skeins and we will send you a hard and soft copy of both the Karner Wrap and the Trillium Pullover.




Thank you to one of lovely regulars, Reagan B for modeling this wrap for us; and for our teacher Zoe for her 1028 yards of stitches on this sample!