Tag Archives: ravelry

Hoodie Love

We couldn’t be more hyped on the spring hoodie trend. This laid-back piece can bridge the transition to lighter layers without the prim-and-proper feel of a cardigan. A zip-up hoodie gives you the  versatility to weather fluctuating temps while a pullover version instantly lends a streetwise vibe to whatever you throw it over.

Reach back into our Adventurous Zealana archives to find Claudia Findlay’s Cable Hooded Jacket made in our warm and fuzzy merino wool and brushtail possum blend Heron.

If you want to get a jump on the trend, check out our Air Chunky Hooded Pocket scarf, a unique hybrid of accessory and garment made from our most luxurious cashmere, silk and brushtail possum down blend. Find kits online at String Yarns NYC.

Happy (hoodie) knitting!

XO Zealana

Heron Hats

Those of us living in the States were sad to see Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow on February 2nd, or Groundhog Day. According to tradition, if a shadow is spotted, we’ll live through 6 more weeks of winter weather. No shadow, and we can start packing up the knits.

Whatever the outcome, knit hats are a fantastic transitional piece when entering that impossible to dress for bit of the year. You can add it to an already cozy ensemble and be even more bundled against the elements, or you can wear it with no coat and short sleeves, soaking up the first rays of the season. Our Heron yarn is uniquely suited to the task, as evidenced by 5 lovely knitters I found on Revelry:

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Jen from Wellington knit a fetching version of Alicia Plummer’s free Plimoth modeled by her friend in green.  Claudia from Germany is an avid knitter, and the European distributor for Zealana! She shows off two shades of Heron in her own Cap Chapka design. Amy from New Zealand is keeping her offspring toasty with the free Kid’s Stripey Beanie pattern.  Jen from Wellington stuck with Heron for Swoon, an easy ribbed toque. Dan from Albuquerque made the supercool Halfdome a sharp looking contrast brim.

As a part of our Artisan line, Heron is on the affordable end of things, but it boasts the same softness and fuzzy bloom of all our possum blends.  All of these hats take less than two balls are a suitable for adventurous beginners.

CR