Monday, January 29, 2007

new Mac and Me patterns

We reach for Mac and Me scarf and blanket patterns again and again at Loop. They're modern, comfortable designs that are as fun to knit as they are to wear. So we were thrilled when 5 new patterns arrived this week.

Three of the patterns use Blue Sky Alpaca's Brushed Suri, a soft and fuzzy blend of baby suri alpaca, merino, and bamboo. Brushed Suri is unique among fuzzy yarns because it's content is all natural and it is very light.

Lucy's Fuzzy Sweater is a comfortable pullover for girls age 1 to 6.

The Brushed Alpaca Vest can be made cropped or full length for girls 6 months to 8 years old.

And for the adults, there's the Alpaca Cowl Neck pullover. Leave the sleeves off for a shell or knit the long belled sleeves for use in colder weather.

Two of the new patterns use Blue Sky Alpaca's Organic Cotton. We love this yarn for babies because the colors are that of the natural cotton, it's soft and cuddly, it's machine washable, and it's organic. But we also can't resist the Dyed Cotton for it's fantastic colors. They are the same fiber content and gauge, and can be used interchangeably.

For the Lattice Baby Blanket, the yarn is doubled for extra softness.

Molly's Blanket combines garter stitch and yarn-overs to create a new classic you'll knit for all your friends.

If you love Mac and Me patterns like we do, you'll have a hard time knowing which to knit first. If you're new to them, then just grab the first one that appeals to you and jump in. They're great fun!