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  • LYS Tour 2015

    Wow!  What an amazing LYS Tour we had this year.   Thank you to everyone that came out to visit us and a huge thank you to our amazing Tolt team and our awesome volunteers.  We hope you all enjoyed this fun event and look forward to seeing your LYS Tour 2015 finished projects on your Ravelry project pages.

    For those of you unable to do the tour this year, we now have the patterns available on Ravelry.  


    Karen Crittenden, our amazing knit and and crochet instructor, designed Stossel, our crocheted beanie pattern.  This versatile and unisex hat takes up to two skeins of Quince & Co. Owl or Owl Tweet (please call our Carnation shop to order this yarn) and can be made fitted or slouchy.



    Our sweet and talented, Veronika Jobe, designed our knit pattern, Blanche.   This beautiful crop top takes only two skeins of YOTH Little Brother and looks great on all body types.  Veronika came into the shop this Saturday wearing her Blanche top that she had added some mods to.  We love what Veronika did and she was so kind as to share her mods with us.  Veronika also had the great idea of color blocking this lovely top, making left and right panels different colors or a different color to the front and back.  So many ways to knit Blanche and we can't wait to see your own version of this top.

    Complete garment and seaming. Prior to blocking follow these instructions:
    Using leftover yarn from left and right panels (I used my smaller ball for front and larger ball for back) and US 6 needles with WS facing, pick up all front sts (half of the garment) approximately 100 (120) sts. One for each cast-on/bind-off chain sts at the bottom hem. Work in Stockinette st until you run out of yarn (saving enough yarn for binding off loosely) or until desired length is reached.
    Repeat above for back half.
  • LYS Tour 2014



    This was our first year participating in the LYS Tour and we had an amazing weekend!  The fun started on Thursday with our first visitors arriving right at 10am and it did not stop until we closed our doors last night just after 6pm.  It was so nice to meet new people and to also see so many of our locals joining in on this great event.  My only complaint is that I was not able to sneak off to visit all of the other great yarn shops in the area and to see their beautiful patterns.  If you were unable to participate in the tour you can now go to Ravelry to see and purchase some of the featured patterns, our very own Rutherford and Entwistle are available online.


    Rutherford hat by Veronika Jobe


    Rutherford, our knit pattern, is a reversible ribbed hat designed by Veronika Jobe.  This hat can be worn slouchy or with a rolled up brim and looks great on both men or women.  Rutherford is knit with Veronika's own yarn, YOTH Yarns, in the DK weight, Big Sister.  Veronika's brother Danny and his girlfriend Jane were the models for our pattern photo shoot and they were also in the shop this weekend modeling the hats and stamping passports.


    Entwistle cowl by Tif Fussell


    Our lovely crochet pattern, Entwistle, was designed by Tif Fussell, who you may know as Dottie Angel.  Tif, a Brit, chose Erika Knight Maxi Wool for her appliquéd crochet cowl.  Tif's beautiful daughter, who was visiting from London, was our model for the pattern photo shoot.  Here at Tolt we love Japanese craft books and wanted to have a similiar look for this patterns' photos.  

    Both of our LYS Tour featured patterns were named after streets that run through our little town.


    Thank you so much to all of you that made the journey to visit us this weekend.  Also, thank you to all the other yarn shops in the area for your kindness and help, and for inviting Tolt to join in this wonderful event.  One more HUGE thank you to our amazing staff and their families, I love you all!

    LYS Tour 2014 Passport   


    Danny and Veronika, the wonderful brother and sister team behind YOTH Yarn.





    Tif's Entwistle cowl.



    Our sweet Tif.



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