With the I-91 Shop Hop gearing up to start next week, we got to thinking about how to help get your creative juices flowing.
We understand that with a dozen shops to visit, the temptation to pick up a skein or two at each will run strong. We also recognize that yarn shopping without projects in mind can be frustrating if you find the perfect project after your visit and discover that you don’t have the yardage you need.
With that in mind, we thought that we could collect a list of some of our current favorite project ideas that can be knit (or crochet) with a just a skein or two of our lovely yarns in a range of gauges.
When you arrive, you’ll see that we have created samples of several of these designs and they will be available in the shop for you to enjoy and try on.
Green Mountain fingering weight yarn options include Simply Fine (which has 450 yards per skein), Sock Art: Forest (which has 400 yards per skein), and Sock Art: Meadow (which has 400 yards per skein).
Hand painted skeins of all three of these yarns are the shop’s best sellers and we’ll have an even larger selection of mouthwatering hues in the shop than we are able to make available on our website.
© Carolyn Glauz-Todrank
Stony Point Cowl is a FREE pattern designed by Carolyn Glauz-Todrank calls for 400 yards.
Starshower is a $5 cowl pattern designed by Hillary Smith Callis calls for 400 yards.
Appia is a $5 cowl pattern designed by Hillary Smith Callis has two sizes and calls for 250 – 375 yards.
Hitchhiker is a $4 shawl pattern designed by Martina Behm calls for 569 – 574 yards.
Rising Tide Shawl is a $5 pattern designed by Grace Akhrem that calls for 400 yards.
Herald is a $7 shawl pattern designed by Janina Kallio that calls for 437 yards.
Simple Scallops is a $5 crochet pattern designed by Kristy Ashmore that calls for 350 – 450 yards for various sizes from a shawlette to a larger shawl.
Green Mountain Spinnery DK weight yarn options include Alpaca Elegance, Cotton Comfort, Mewesic, New Mexico Organic and Sylvan Spirit (all of which include 180 yards per skein).
Windward Island* is a $5 hat pattern designed by Thea Colman that calls for 180 – 210 yards to span two sizes.
Whitman is a $5.50 hat pattern designed by Danielle Morgan that calls for a range of 160 – 200 yards to span four sizes.
Whitman Fingerless Mitts is a $5 pattern also designed by Danielle Morgan that calls for 80 – 150 yards to span two sizes.
Yes Checks is a FREE hat pattern from Stephen West that calls for 180 – 190 yards.
Ebb Tide Hats is a $7 Green Mountain Spinnery pattern that calls for 150 – 270 yards for two kinds of hat: beanie or slouch.
Nalu Mitts is a FREE pattern from Leila Raabe that calls for 109 – 164 yards to span two sizes.
Twitterpation Cowl is a FREE crochet pattern designed by Maryse Roudier that calls for 200 – 250 yards.
Our worsted weight yarn options include Mountain Mohair and Weekend Wool (both of which include 140 yards per skein) or our Maine Organic (which includes 250 yards per skein).
Ascutney Aran Hat is a $7 Green Mountain Spinnery pattern that calls for 250 yards. Purchasing this pattern gives you the cable chart you’ll need to complete the FREE Boot Topper pattern addendum which calls for 280 yards for a pair.
Duffers is a $2.50 felted slipper pattern designed by Mindie Tallack that calls for 220 – 440 yards for a range of three sizes.
Singapore Sling* a $5 hat pattern designed by Thea Colman that calls for 200 yards.
Camp Out Fingerless Mitts is a FREE pattern designed by Tante Ehm that calls for 100 – 110 yards.
Adama is a $5 cowl pattern designed by Hilary Smith Callis that calls for 300 yards.
Windschief is a $6 hat and cowl pattern designed by Stephen West that calls for 100 – 160 yards for a range of three sizes for both the hat and cowl.
Divine Hat is FREE crochet pattern designed by Sarah Arnold that calls for 150 – 200 yards.
Our single Aran Weight yarn option is the softest yarn we make: our un-dyed Green Mountain Green has 120 yards per skein.
Cupido Cowl is a FREE pattern designed by Hiroko Fukatsu that calls for 180 – 380 yards for two sizes.
Oats is a FREE cowl pattern designed by tincanknits that calls for 200 – 400 yards for a range of three sizes.
The Amanda Hat is a FREE pattern designed by Gina House that calls for 160 – 216 yards.
Dashing is a FREE fingerless gloves pattern designed by Cheryl Niamath that calls for 142 – 164 yards.
Catesby Three-Hour Cowl is a FREE crochet pattern designed by Kathryn Jones that calls for 100 – 200 yards.
*This is one of the 6 patterns included in the $16 BabyCocktails’ Tiki Collection published last winter that all knit up with minimal yardage in a variety of gauges.
We hope that this selection provides you with some welcome inspiration and may make your Shop Hop experience a bit more fun! We look forward to seeing you soon and we can’t wait to get you started on your next project.