Yarn of the Week – Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky

Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky

We are starting a new feature here on the Uncommon Threads Blog – Yarn of the week. And this, our first selection is Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky,  a wonderfully squishy bulky weight that is perfect for quickly knitting up hats, cowls and fingerless mitts.

Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky

Ella Rae Lace Merino ChunkyWe love how bright and squishy this yarn is. And how it holds great stitch definition.


Ella Rae Lace Merino ChunkyBut we don’t just want to show you pretty pictures of yarn. We want to show you what this yarn can do. So we’ve combed through the ravelry projects and found some of the best pieces made with this yarn.

Kate Atherly Sick Day Shawl

Kate Atherley design her Sick Day Shawl ($5 pattern) using 4 skeins of Lace Merino Chunky. It is a quick knit designed to be knit up while you are spending a sick day on the couch.



Ravelry user SoxtoKnit knit this gorgeous version of Purl Soho’s Bandana Cowl using 1 skein of lace merino chunky. It’s a free pattern that really shows off the beauty of the yarn.


IMG_5488_medium2Ravelry user ShoelaceSwitcher knit up this version of Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by Tante Elm another free pattern, originally done in Noro it looks wonderful in the Lace Merino Chunky.


Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky Baby HatRavelry user KaraStanley knit up this simple baby hat using 1 skein of Lace Merino Chunky. She doesn’t list a pattern but any simple baby hat pattern would work, such as Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino Hat for Everyone. Kara Stanley uses a knit 1, purl 1 rib to start the hat giving it extra stretch which is a simple modification for any hat pattern.


image_medium2-1Ravelry User EllieLily knit this Pearmain hat ($2.99), designed by Erssie Major using 1 skein of Lace merino Chunky.


This cowl was designed and knit by ravelry user Luv2Knit4U using 2 skeins of Lace Merino Chunky. She lists the pattern right in the project description: Cast on 110 stitches, garter stitch for 5 rows. Then seed stitch for nine inches. Then garter for last 5 rows, then bind off. Easy, pretty, dreamy color and oh so soft!


This Hurricane Hat, designed by Andrea Guldin (free pattern), was knit up by ravelry user RosiesYarnCellar and it uses only 1 skein of Lace Merino Chunky.

This bulky/ aran weight yarn will make quick work of any project you have in mind – a great way to crank out a last minute gift in a gorgeous yarn that is soft enough for even the most sensitive skin. Come down to the shop and check it out, and take home a skein 10% off  retail price until 2/7/15.

Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky



Crochet Along – Desperately Seeking Shallow SC Crescent Shawl


Attention Crocheters – We are going to have our first CROCHET ALONG. This will begin on Saturday,February 7, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and every Saturday for the month of February. We will be using the pattern “Desperately Seeking Shallow SC Crescent Shawl pattern version 2.0”. This is a free pattern on Ravelry. You must have basic crochet skills. This shawl can be made out of a fingering weight using one or two colors or a variegated yarn, 850 to 900 yards. I suggest you get your yarn prior to that date and do your gauge so you will be able to begin on the above date.

Denise will be leading this crochet along.

Beaded Shawl Knit Along


Attention Knitters – we are going to have a BEADED Shawl Knit Along. This will begin on Saturday,March 7, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and every Saturday for the month of March. We will be using the pattern “Dance With Dragons” by Arianwen, which we will give to you free at the beginning of the knit along. We will be using the beading technique using a crochet hook, size 14, and you will need 550 to 700 yards of a fingering weight yarn. Skill level is for intermediate to advanced knitters. I suggest you pick up your pattern and do your gauge so you are ready to begin on the above date.

Denise will be leading this knit along.


Lisa’s Favorite Easy Gifts

With 5 weeks until the official start of winter, it is time to knit something to keep you warm in the cold days to come.  These easy projects also make great holiday gifts.  I have knitted and gifted most of these patterns in recent years.


Super Soft Merino Hats for Everyone by Purl Soho


Vogel_Pond_028_medium2All Washed Up by Jill Arnush


475926102_16053747ec_zNoro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood


firstfingerless_medium2Your First Fingerless Gloves by Kristen McDougall

Lenticular1_medium2Lenticular Mitts by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
DSC06465_medium2Knitbot Simple Hat KAL by Hannah Fettig (this has 5 sizes and 3 yarn weights)
New Year’s Mittens by Barbara French
CIMG7885Hitchhiker Scarf by Martina Behm
Travel1_medium2Travel Socks by Diane Lyles
Marian ( a bulky cowl) by Jane Richmond
DSC_8923_medium2Beech Cowl by Barbara W. Collins

Mini Pumpkin Knit Along



Pumpkins, Acorns & Leaves! Oh My!

Please join us this Saturday and Sunday, from 12-4 pm, for a fun Knit-Along.  please bring double pointed needles in assorted sizes (1-7??) and any scrap yarn in fall colors.  We will have several patterns and some yarn and needles available for you to try some fun small projects.

While I am happy to help and offer tips, this is not a class.  Basic knitting skills (cast-on, bind off, knit and purl) are needed to complete these projects.

Please call to preregister!


Nutty for Noro


Super Soft with Long Luxurious Color Changes

We have new Noro That has come into the shop. Stop by to check it out.

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