Two brand new and fabulous colourways in our best selling Uneek Fingering landed just last week in the Estelle warehouse and the timing couldn’t be better. With temperatures soaring across the country, we are all looking for lightweight yarns and small, portable projects like socks or shawls and nothing fits the bill better than Uneek Fingering.
Uneek Fingering is 100% merino with a rich, earthy feel and deep colour saturation. It has developed quite the reputation this year and is becoming a go-to yarn for knitters and crocheters alike. Holding a ball of Uneek Fingering is almost like holding a work of art in your hands! We know these colours are going to fly off the shelves at your LYS, so hurry in to pick out your favourite and get cracking on your next chef-d’oeuvre.
Free Pattern Friday
If you’re following Estelle Yarns on Facebook and Instagram (of course you are!) then you already know about our new weekly feature, #FreePatternFriday. And that means you’ve already seen some of the fantastic free patterns we’re sharing every week. That’s right – we said fantastic AND we said FREE!! If you aren’t following us, now is the time to start!
There is no better feeling than when you walk out of your LYS with a new yarn and a pattern you can feel confident about. It is our goal to offer you free patterns that will help eliminate some of the guesswork when you spy a great new yarn at your LYS. Not only will the patterns provide you with an idea of what to make, they will also let you see how the yarn looks knit up. Because let’s face it, we know how awesome everyone at your LYS is, but they’re not superknitters – they can’t get a shop sample knit up overnight when a new yarn comes in! Free patterns can be a great way to provide LYS staff a bit of a breather before they fervently get their needles clicking away to whip up fetching shop samples to tempt you with.
We have a massive selection of free patterns available on our website, and every Friday we feature one of these amazing patterns on our social media. We are always looking for ways to inspire your inner artist and help you come up with ideas for your next project, and we strive to make our patterns as user friendly as possible. Our free online patterns are organized by yarn weight, from lightest to heaviest, and we always keep our latest designs at the top of the page. We don’t just want to make it easy for you, we want to make it really easy! All you need to do is go to our website, click on the free patterns tab on the left side and let the inspiration begin.
Just a few weeks ago we shared this sensational new design in Estelle Alpaca Merino Fine. Eclipse Shawl was designed by Team Estelle member, Robbie Laughlin, and received tremendous praise from our fan base. Rightly so, this is positively stunning!
Short rows and eyelets make this two-tone shawl an elegant addition to any wardrobe. Perfect wrapped around your shoulders on a cool summer evening or in an air-conditioned office. Your hip shawl will be all anyone is talking about around the water cooler! Eclipse Shawl is knit in Estelle Alpaca Merino Fine, a fingering weight, delicately cozy blend of 55% merino, 25% nylon and 20% alpaca. Squishy-soft and durable, it just doesn’t get any better!
Or perhaps you’re thinking ahead to crisp Fall mornings for something to bundle up in that’s warm, fashionable and not too bulky. Helen Firing’s Bringing in the Wheat Poncho will, without a doubt, be the must have poncho for 2018. This one size fits all pattern features an enchanting centre lace panel and extremely compelling construction. Throw it on with your favourite pair of jeans when you’re at the apple orchard on a cool afternoon, or as a chill chaser in the evening. Or simply match it up with a pair of leggings when you head out to the Farmer’s Market. You really can’t go wrong with a stylish, timeless classic like this!
Helen has designed Bringing in the Wheat in one of our all time favourite yarns, Estelle Alpaca Merino Worsted. The big sister to our Alpaca Merino Fine with all the same wonderful attributes and a slightly heavier gauge. Warmth, drape, breathability and durability all wound up in one spectacular skein. With a symphony of colours available, there is sure to be shade that will strike a chord with everyone.
You will find that all of Estelle’s free patterns are designed by Canadian designers, and it fills us with pride to be able to support and promote them through our website and social media. You probably don’t know this but many of our patterns are designed by our fabulous in-house team at our office and warehouse. And a large majority of our other patterns are created by the owners and staff at your LYS. You might even know some of these talented designers!
Now you can see what you’re missing out on if you’re not following us on social media. #FreePatternFriday is already a hit with our subscribers, and our regular contest draws, and our giveaways are extremely popular as well. Don’t miss out on the newest in trends, yarns, colourways, free patterns and contests. You’ll find us on Facebook and Instagram as Estelle Yarns – follow us now and introduce yourself to a whole new world of possibilities.
Now that you’ve had a look at some of our free patterns, why not check them all out and let us know in the comments section below which one is next on your to-do list! We really love hearing and seeing what you’re working on.