My name is Cathy. I opened Montoya Fiber Studio, a small yarn shop just north of Chicago, eight years ago. Knitting has been my passion for the last 25 years. It was something that just clicked with me. I have never been without a knitting project since that first sweater I knit for my daughter when she was a baby. I had never planned on owning a yarn shop, but the opportunity presented itself, and I took the chance. It has been a decision I’ve never regretted. Who could complain about working every day surrounded by yarn and the friendship of knitters? As a small business owner, I really appreciate the support of yarn lovers who frequent my shop and keep my business alive.
I do a lot of my own designs for the store. I try to develop patterns for my customers that don’t have a lot of shaping or finishing, but have interest in the stitch pattern or yarn. I want the patterns to be very workable and my customers excited about their projects. When I first worked with Katydid, I loved the ease of working it. It doesn’t split like many types of cottons and has a lot of fullness for its weight. I started swatching lace patterns on size 13 needles and loved the look. The lace pattern I used in the sweater is totally reversible, so it also makes a great scarf or shawl. The sweater is made from four rectangles. There’s no increasing or decreasing to throw off the pattern. It’s great over a tank top, dress, or even a swimsuit. One of my customers made the same sweater on the same size needles out of Sprout and it also worked out great. She had it finished in a week. Get started now and you can enjoy it this summer.
Cathy Montoya -- designer
100% organic cotton ribbon
Part of the Verde Collection of environmentally conscious yarns, Katydid is a 100% organic cotton ribbon. Katydid's ribbon construction gives it a quick knitting gauge and sophisticated look. This warm-weather yarn comes in a bright, summer-friendly palette.
Katydid is made at a facility that meets the standards for GOTS certification. This means the processes used to produce them, from harvesting to milling to labeling, are fully certified under Global Organic Textile Standards. To find out more about GOTS, visit global-standard.org.
Here is the free downloadable Katy Did It Pullover pattern. (file size: 1.6 MB)
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