FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER
IT'S ALMOST FALL

My favorite time of year..  We're starting new classes and I have lots of new yarn for you!

WORKSHOPS
I  am very pleased to announce that Lars Rains, author of Modern Lopi, will be holding a workshop at Woolbearers on
Sept 24 at 1 pm "Design Your Own Fair Isle Hat".  Check our website for more info.

On Oct 1, knitwear designer, Cynthia Spencer, will have a trunk show and class at Woolbearers.  She will be teaching
Entrelac with or without beads.  You can find her patterns at Really Clear Designs or on Ravelry.


KNITTING RETREAT with
Knitwear Designer, XANDY PETERS
at the Northwood Inn Bed & Breakfast, Ocean City NJ
Nov 4-6 2016

Xandy will be teaching her new "faux crochet" technique. Sign up early-- space is limited.  For more info click here
CLASSES   (check Website for more info)

BEGINNING KNITTING  
PROJECT NIGHT/DAY
DESIGN YOUR OWN FAIR ISLE HAT
MY FIRST CUSTOMFIT SWEATER WORKSHOP
ENTRELAC WORKSHOP & TRUNK SHOW
LINIENTREU SHAWL KAL
TWO-COLOR BRIOCHE COWL
BRIOCHE 102  
GREATAMERICAN, GREAT NORTH AMERICAN AFGHAN  & AMERICAN ARAN AFGHAN  
FIX-IT CLINIC  
DO THE CONTINENTAL  
FAIR ISLE TAM
SOCKS ON DPN's
MAGIC LOOP TWO-AT-A-TIME SOCKS
BEGINNING RIGID HEDDLE LOOM WEAVING
INTERMEDIATE RIGID HEDDLE LOOM WEAVING
BEGINNING SPINNING
SPINNING 102
CROCHET CLASSES -- COMING SOON!



YARN
Got in lots of new sock yarn.  Biscotte & Cie is a company you may have seen at shows like Vogue Knitting.  They are
known for their self-striping yarns. Ancient Fibre Arts is a fairly new Canadian company, whose yarn graced the
cover of Early Fall

Vogue Knitting with a design by Xandy Peters -- I had to get in all the yarn for this wonderful design and lots of
other colors as well.  

Xandy is publishing her new pattern book, Jersey Shore Knits 2 and her designs use yarn by Appletree Knits, which I
just had to get in for the Sunrise Cardigan (as well as a good selection of her other gradients)  Nooch Fibers for the
Lime Nut Cowl,
(we have a good selection of their sock yarn) and yarn dyed by yours truly (Woolbearers Bamberino) for the
Boardwalk Top and the Saltwater Taffy Shawl in Woolbearers Fingering.  Picture of the kit is above. Book should be
available soon, or you can find the patterns on Ravelry.



Our order for Meadowcroft Dyeworks yarn has come in and it is going fast --- very saturated deep colors.

Berroco's new yarns include Macro, a Superbulky wool/alpaca/acrylic yarn -- great for quick projects; Cotolana  is a
wool/cotton blend in a chainette construction.  At 4.5 stitches to the inch it is a very versatile yarn.  Millefiori is a
colorful soft wool/acrylic blend -- great patterns to go with this yarn.   They are also distributing Amano's Warmi,
which is a yummy aran weight alpaca/merino blend.

 
Classic Elite brought in Adelaide a 5 stitches to the inch 100%  merino with great pattern support.  Debbie Bliss  has
a new sock yarn -- Rialto Luxury Sock 437  yards of striated color yarn -- we have her new mugs as well.  Katia's
Cotton/Merino is light and airy and will make great accessories as well as sweaters.


Rainbow Beach from Queensland  is a sport weight striated superwash yarn, similar to it's heavier cousin, Brisbane,
which will be coming in bold solid colors.  Babe Softcotton Chunky is a cotton acrylic yarn, designed especially for
babies.  You can knit up a soft, cushy blanket in no time.

I couldn't resist the 100% silk cone (317 yards) from Ito
called Serishin-- I've seen some beautiful shawls knit in this yarn.



Sirdar brought in Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky --

a self patterning acrylic/nylon blend that knits up the cutest  outfits.    West Yorkshire Spinners is a new company
from  England.  Their Blue-Faced Leicester DK is a pleasure to knit.

I also couldn't resist 100% cashmere from Trendsetter    -- Cardiff Cashmere in a DK weight,  as well as their new
Transitions yarn -- 660 yards of gradient Cotton/Acrylic in a DK weight. Free shawl pattern with purchase of yarn.  
Come in and check out all the colors.   Lana Grossa brought in Alta Moda Super Color. an aran weight
alpaca/wool/nylon blend -- tons of yardage.

From Mirasol we have Umina -- the softest alpaca/merino blend at 5 stiches to the inch.

Tahki brings us Alden, a merino/alpaca/nylon blend, DK weight with 250 yards in soft heathery colors and Vermont, a
4 stitches to the inch eco-friendly yarn in 5 natural marled shades -- 50% superfine alpaca, 50% merino. Here is my
favorite pattern of the season, the Magnolia Tabard using 6-9 skeins of Vermont.

Plymouth has Tuscan Aire -- a light, airy chunky yarn in soft heathered colors.

I brought in some kits from  Appalachian Baby -- organic cotton baby blanket, sweater and hat and bootie kits.

We just got our order from Blue Sky Fibers -- the entire palette of Woolstok, the latest offering from Blue Sky.  
It's a a worsted-weight yarn,  gently plied to give it loft, lightness and a soft hand.      Lots of great pattern support.
       


I'm expecting yarn from a brand new company called Sugar Bush Yarns and new yarn from Juniper Moon/  I'll let you
know when they come in.
GARDEN STATE SHEEP BREEDERS SHOW -- Sept 10-11
more info

Our next Friday Night Meet-up is on Sept 2nd at 6 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  For more info click  
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