Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Chunky Thanksgiving.

I love Andi at Classic Elite Yarns. I was on the phone with her, placing an order, and happened to mention how much I adore Twinkle Soft Chunky. It's so soft, and well, so chunky. You just want to squeeze and cuddle it - especially after it has rendered you a one-skein Christmas gift in under an hour of easy peasy knitting.

I'm also crazy about the designer behind the Chunky - "Twinkle" herself, couture designer Wenlan Chia. Anyone could create amazing accessories with this stuff. Where the real genius lies is how she can create garments out of enormous yarn that make you look chic and, somehow, not enormous.

So I was jumping up and down (through the phone) when Andi offered to send us a Twinkle Trunk Show. It was early Christmas as we pulled one chic design after another out of the box. Here is Cassidy modeling a few of them:

All of these patterns are from Wenlan's three books, all of which, at last check, were in stock. We also have several great models of our own made up in the Soft Chunky. The most popular are the one-skein Christmas Creep Scarf (pattern free with purchase):

And the "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Beanie" Loops original pattern by Ellen:

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! Remember, this is one day when it's OK to be Soft and Chunky! :)

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Blogger amberaoliver said...

I love your examples! What is the first hat listed called? That pattern is so cool!

January 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

I know you posted this a few years ago, but I am desperate to have the pattern of the first picture. The wrap, shawl, is gorgeous! How can I get the pattern?? Lizpitcavage at gmail dot com

November 6, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

Liz, that's the Highlander Stole from Twinkle's Town & Country Knits book. We have three copies available at our Utica store. You can call us at 918-742-9276 to order, and get the yarn you need while you're at it, if you wish! :)

November 7, 2011 at 6:57 AM  

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