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  • Tolt Pattern Retrospective - Our First Year

    As our 3rd anniversary approaches we have our mind on the past three years. From the beginning we have loved bringing new patterns to our community. We love to share what inspires us, and find more ways to use the yarns we love. Here is a tour of our first year in patterns.
    Tolt Hat & Mitts was our first pattern, designed by Andrea Rangel to celebrate our opening on November 9, 2013. This pattern was designed to use Imperial Yarn's Columbia 2-ply and Spincycle's Independence, two yarns we love.


    From the designer:

    “Crisp fall hikes and cool evenings around the campfire call for a cozy set like this. Tolt is an outdoorsy pair of fingerless mitts and a toasty hat that look great on both men and women, worked in stockinette with ribbed cuffs for a snug fit. It’s a perfect pattern for those new to color work, too. The stranded color work pattern takes inspiration from the wending currents of the Tolt River, which was the site of an important salmon run that helped sustain the native Snoqualmie people.” - Andrea Rangel

    Sweet Magnolia was inspired by the lovely ladies of the Thursday night knitting circle at Tolt Yarn & Wool in Carnation, Washington. A new yarn arrived in the shop; creative juices started flowing; and with a lot of laughter, this design was created to welcome spring. Make it long or short in a variety of yarns for a new look every time.

    Susan Gehringer designed Sweet Magnolia in Twirl Yarn's Twirling Petals.

    Rutherford was designed by Veronika Jobe for our first LYS (Local Yarn Store) Tour. This unisex hat was popular immediately, the twisted rib pattern so crisp and timeless and the yarn so lovely. Veronika designed Rutherford in her own yarn, YOTH Big Sister.

    Our Hearth Slippers were designed by Dianna Walla in sizes for the whole family, knitted in Heirloom Romney. We released this pattern just in time for the 2014 Nordic Knitting Conference.

    “When I first started talking to Anna from Tolt about these slippers, she’d put together a beautiful mood board full of delightfully wintry scenes: snowy woods, old fashioned sleds, cups of hot chocolate and wool blankets. I drew a lot of inspiration from the wintry palette, and fell in love with the crisp combinations of light winter greys and blues with contrasting bright red winter berries and deep, dark tree branches. I designed the slippers with these colors in order to convey a certain mood. There is something about the quiet of a fresh snow that I always come back to, and it’s part of what makes winter my favorite season. That being said, perhaps my favorite thing about these slippers is that they’re good not just for winter, but for the transitional seasons before and after, too, when mornings and evenings are still chilly and a little extra cozy warmth is appreciated. ” – Dianna Walla

    We released the Audrey Collection with our newly created Snoqualmie Valley Yarn for our first anniversary.

    “This lovely collection is based on the Snoqualmie valley. I gathered inspiration from Twin Peaks, the mountains, and the valleys to create a simple knit and purl patterning stitch. I incorporated this pattern into the entire collection of accessories using the beautifully undyed Snoqualmie Valley Wool.” –Jessie Roselyn


    Next up on the Blog – Our Second Year

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    Please join us for our 3rd Anniversary Celebration on November 19th, 2016. We will be releasing our newest collection Snoqualmie, a collaboration with Bristol Ivy.

    There will be gifts for the first 100 through the door, and a gift with purchases over $50 while supplies last. There will also be Door Prizes from Brooklyn Tweed, Woolfolk, Quince, Spincycle, YOTH and Tolt.

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