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May 2017 Knitspiration

 
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For this month's installment of Knitspiration, we want to welcome you into the wonderful world of JBW and show you some projects that several of the Beans currently have on their needles. One of the coolest parts about getting to work at JBW is being surrounded by so many crafty and creative people on a daily basis. All of us Beans constantly pick each other's brains and bounce ideas off one another about new projects that we're scheming, coordinating different color combinations, and making yarn recommendations for various project types. As fellow knitters and yarn addicts, we love getting to be a part of such a supportive and innovative community with all of you. We hope that we can always create with you, share with you, and inspire you to pursue your fiber-filled passions, just like you do with us!

Many of us Beans have several WIPs on our needles (doesn't every knitter?!), so we tried to choose a variety of different project types to showcase our current inspirations. We hope you enjoy this edition of Knitspiration and we love when you all share your projects with us. Tag us on social media (@jimmybeanswool), use the hashtag #justatjimmys, or send us an email if you ever feel like sharing your knitspiration with us Beans!

 
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      Shawls  
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Rachel Waiting For Rain

Rachel fell in love with the Waiting for Rain pattern by Sylvia McFadden and thought it would be a perfect accessory to complement a cute outfit for the warmer months ahead. She is using two skeins of the Anzula Milky Way yarn, and although we do not currently carry that Anzula base, we think the Anzula Squishy yarn would be a perfect substitute to whip up this stunning shawl.



diana Backer street

Diana is just beginning her own Baker Street shawl by Christopher Salas, and we are swooning over her color selection. She is using two skeins of the Madelinetosh Twist Light yarn, in colors Aquarius and Night Hawk. This shawl is sure to be a jaw-dropper with all the different purple tones accentuated throughout the design.

 
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      Cowls and Scarves  
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Amanda Color My Cowl

Amanda is creating her own Color My Cowl design by Staci Perry using the Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in colors Antler, Antique Lace, and Neon Red. She loves the bold contrast of the Neon Red color against two light neutrals, and she recommends this pattern as a great introductory project to Fair Isle knitting for advanced beginners ready to improve their skills.



Amanda Swan is Land Cowl

In addition to her recent color work craze, Amanda loved the look of the Colour Study Cowl by Joy McMillan and decided to create a modified worsted version of this cowl for more practice. She is using the Swans Island Natural Colors Worsted Onesies yarn in colors Coral, Fig, and Shale, and also one skein of Swans Island Pure Blends Worsted yarn in the color Oatmeal. The yarn is so soft and we are loving the tonal variation in these skeins due to their hand-dyed nature.



Jenny Three Cliffs

Jenny has been dying to work with the Shibui Dune yarn and decided to cast on this gorgeous rendition of the Three Cliffs scarf by Fiona Alice. She's working with the Bordeaux color and the yarn's stitch definition is absolutely brilliant, even with it being a darker shade. This scarf will be a fabulously cozy accessory once the crisp autumn air approaches in a few months.

 
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Sam Miette

Sam is knitting up the Miette pattern by Andi Satterlund and we cannot get over how adorable this little cropped cardigan will be over a dress or tank top for cooler evenings. She is using Cascade 220 Heathers yarn in color Japanese Maple and the design's seamless, top-down construction makes it a convenient and quick sweater knit!



Diana Fallow

Diana has been eager to cast on a new pair of lightweight socks, and she wanted a short and sporty look for summer. She chose the Fallow sock pattern by Sarah Hatton, and she's using the Cascade Heritage Prints yarn in the color Jewels for a fun, self-striping color design.



Rachel Betwixt

Rachel had the beach on her mind when she chose to cast on the Betwixt Blanket Cape by Katie Rempe. This oversized cover-up is the perfect garment to wrap up in if you're walking along the coast, outside by the campfire, or even snuggled up on the couch with your knitting. She is using the Hikoo Kenzie yarn in colors Seal and Lupin.

 
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Lina Jellyfish

Lina is gearing up for her summertime art show here in Reno and has been crocheting up a storm to produce as many jellyfish as possible. She is using the Ariel the Jellyfish pattern by Un Peu Sauvage and has modified these jellyfish in several different gauges and sizes for her installation. Her most recent jellyfish were made out of the Madelinetosh Pashmina yarn in the Semi-Precious Tosh color called Amethyst. These jellyfish would be so cute around the house, especially as a mobile for a baby crib!



Rachel Tosh Blanket

Rachel, who is also the designer of the Semi-Precious Tosh Blanket KAL, has been knitting ferociously as each monthly color of Tosh Vintage is released to the public. Her blanket is turning out so beautifully and we cannot wait to see what the final product will look like at the end of the year with all twelve Semi-Precious Tosh skeins!



Amanda Cascade Blanket

Amanda is getting prepared early for winter this year and is taking on her first knitted afghan project. Inspired by the garter stitch and striped design of the Super Easy Crib Blanket by Purl Soho, she decided to use the Cascade Salar yarn to knit up her own version of a super bulky and warm afghan for her bed. She wanted her blanket to embody the colors of the Nevada desert, and we love how the blanket is working up so far!



 
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