Knitters, crocheters, weavers and crafters of all kinds will be migrating north and south along the I-91 corridor between Connecticut and Vermont this weekend for the I-91 Shop Hop. Our delightful yarn crawl includes eleven shops, so there is a lot to discover.
Maureen has designed a new pattern for the occasion that will be previewed by our visitors this weekend. It was designed for the Hop and is available to our Ship Hop visitors.
We’d like to introduce you to Migrating!
For some, colder temperatures trigger a seasonal instinct to move towards warmer areas. Here in Vermont, we typically start adding layers of wool for extra warmth. This beanie style hat decorated with off-set slip stitch motifs that mimic overhead migratory flocks, is the perfect solution to keep you cozy no matter where your travels take you.
In honor of this year’s Hop theme of COLOR, Maureen crafted this design with one of the Spinnery’s Mountain Mohair Mini Bundles.
We’ll have plenty of bundles available in the shop so that you can pick the color combination that is perfect for you. You may opt to recreate this pattern as shown, or you might prefer to add a more personal touch by selecting different colors or working the pattern with just a main color and a contrast.
To create a fun striped version as shown above you’ll use approximately 50 yards each of five colors of worsted weight yarn.
All Shop Hop participants will receive a FREE copy of our Migrating pattern along with the a little GMS logo stitch marker made for us by Katy of Katrinkles, no purchase required. You’ll also be entered into our daily door prize drawing for a bag of goodies that will make your day!
We hope that you can join in the fun of this year’s Shop Hop this weekend for our special event. If you can time your visit for this Saturday, you’ll also be able to visit with Christina of Madder Root who will be here at the Mill with a Trunk Show of her iconic printed goods.
Perhaps we’ll be seeing you soon!