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9.20.2006

Dye your own

bottle_1_200wWe just received a shipment of Jacquard Acid Dyes in every available color so now you use our undyed mill yarns to create your own custom colored and variegated yarns. Acid dyes are probably the easiest and most inexpensive way to dye yarns, all you need is vinegar and a source of heat. The most common way of using acid dyes is in a pot on your stove, but you can also create a concentrate of the dye, water and vinegar and hand paint your yarns and then use your oven, microwave, or dishwasher to apply the heat needed to set the colors. Here is a great article from Knitty all about using acid dyes.

9.15.2006

ReBelle in the Kernel

Today the Kentucky Kernel, newspaper of the University of Kentucky, ran a feature on ReBelle. We are very excited to see our name in print and we are very grateful that the University paper took the time to write about us.

The yarn in the picture is Madil's Eden which is 100% bamboo and feels and drapes like silk. This yarn is perfect for making a scarf for late summer or early Fall weather. Here are some patterns that will work great with this yarn.

Branching Out from Knitty- 2 balls

Clapotis from Knitty- 6 balls

Or you can make this easy scarf which uses dropped yarn overs to really show off the yarn.

Skinny Drop Stitch Scarf

Yarn: 2 balls Eden Madil
Needles: US7 straight needles
Skill Level: Beginner

CO 15 stitches
Row 1: knit
Row 2: *k1,yo* rep to last stitch, k1
Row 3: *k1, drop next stitch* rep to last stitch, k1
Row 4: knit

Repeat rows 1-4 until you run out of yarn and bind off. If you want to add fringe leave about 8 yards of yarn at the end.

9.11.2006

Some store samples

We have been busy creating samples of the patterns and the kits we sell in the store. All of the patterns and yarns are available in the store so come by and try them out.

First, I knitted up the triangle bag from Pick-Up Sticks. This is a great bag, easy and fairly inexpensive when done in Cascade 220.

Sarah knitted up these great mock cable armwarmers in Karaoke from SWTC. The pattern fairly simple and free with purchase so you have nothing to lose.


For something a little different I decided to try my hand at some Subversive Cross Stitch. We are selling the kits and Julie Jackson's Subversive Cross Stitch book.


After finishing the armwarmers, Sarah took on the one-piece baby kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting. She made it out of the Blue Sky cotton and it is absolutely heavenly. If you haven't checked out Mason Dixon Knitting yet I highly recommend it. Even if you don't like the patterns, the writing is terrific.

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9.07.2006

Open for business

ReBelle is now open for business. We are located 371 S. Limestone so come by and see us. If you need to reach us, you can call the store at 389-9750. Our hours are listed below.

Hours:
Monday- closed
Tuesday- 10am-6pm
Wednesday- 10am-8pm
Thursday- 10am-6pm
Friday- 10am-6pm
Saturday- 10am-6pm
Sunday- 12-6pm
Mooncups & Keepers - Reusable Menstrual Cup