FALL 2017 NEWSLETTERS
Riasa knit with Catena
We are getting all of our new yarns in now. New from Berroco are Catena, a 3.5 stitch/inch squishy merino with a
chainette construction, Bento, a worsted weight merino/silk blend that is so soft, Tuscan Tweed,
a worsted weight wool/viscose/mohair blend that makes for a great sweater yarn and Ultra Wool, Berroco's newest
machine washable worsted weight 100% wool.
Lang sent us Dipinto which is a self-striping, shiny fingering weight yarn, Passione is a slightly boucle alpaca/nylon
blend at a great price, and Viva, a machine washable self-striping worsted weight yarn.
Cape Sweater in Passione
Trendsetter has new shawl-in-a-ball yarns --Smoothies and Transi -
tion Tweeds with free patterns. They also have a new line called Trendsetter Pure and we have the New York
yarn, which is a wool tweed at 5/stitches to the inch.
From Katia we have Paint, a long self-striping yarn that comes in 150 gram cake. One or two is all you need for
most projects.(We also have Sirdar's Colourwheel, which is the same.) Katia's Alpaca Silver
is 73% superfine alpaca with a hint of glitz -- great for scarves, shawls,
Lots of new baby yarns. West Yorkshire Spinners brings us BoPeep Luxury DK baby yarn in solids and self-
patterning colorways. Bo Peep is a wool/nylon blend that is machine washable. Signature 4-ply from WYS is a
self-striping sock yarn. Sirdar now has a new DK Weight in their Hayfield Blossom which self patterns as it creates
flowers for you.
Hayfield Blossom DK
LLamerino is a new yarns from Cascade. It's a squishy soft sportweight 50/50 merino/llama blend in natural colors.
With tons of yardage, it's a great all around yarn.
New Hand Dyed yarns are from Primrose Yarns in Fingering and DK,
Periwinkle Sheep in Fingering and DK, Backyard Fibers in Sport and Chunky, MollyGirl Yarns in Fingering,
Nooch Fiber in Fingering, Meadowcroft in Fingering, all the new Tosh Merino Light colors and new colors in
Madelin etosh Vintage are coming and of course, Woolbearers Hand Dyed -- we've got some new sock bases and
plenty of gradient kits.
Next newsletter I'll tell you all about all the Cashmere blends we are getting in.
The Fibre Company Luma Trunk Show
August 24- Sept 4
Come in and see all the beautiful garments made with Luma, a lovely year-round wool/silk/linen blend
Knit A Longs
We had a KAL for Andrea Mowry's Find Your Fade during the summer. It was so much fun we decided to join
Andrea's Mystery Knit-A-Long. The first clue drops on August 31, so we will start our KAL on Sunday, Sept 3 @ 1
pm. Cost is $25 (includes pattern, which will be sent to your Ravelry library and a 10% discount for all project yarn).
We have lots of fade options -- see my Instagram feed for some pictures, Sign up here.
Also, check out the Knitting Expat's Road to Rhinebeck MKAL -- we have the yarn used for this project -- Primrose
CLASSES (click for more info)
KNITTING SHORT ROWS WITH JENNIFER DASSAU, Author of
Knitting Short Rows
INTRODUCTION STRANDED TEXTURAL COLORWORK with LARS RAINS, author of Modern Lopi
BUILDING IN LACE
WHAT THE FADE MKAL
DO THE CONTINENTAL
COCOKNITS SWEATER WORKSHOP
CROCHET: THE NEXT STEPS
WEAVING ON A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM-Beginning
WEAVING ON A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM-Intermediate
CLASPED WEFT SCARF or SHAWL
BROOKS BOUQUET WOVEN LACE SCARF or SHAWL
SOCK KNITTING on DPNS
TOE UP -- 2 SOCKS AT A TIME ON ONE CIRCULAR
THIS AND THAT
Here is an article a customer sent me about knitting as an espionage tool
I wanted to let you know that my current online store has been very wonky lately, so I am migrating to a new
platform -- it will take me a while to do this. If you are trying to buy yarn or sign up for a class and have trouble
doing so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll take care of you.
There's LOTS of yarn on the sale racks--come in and take a peek.
MORE NEW YARNS
Rowan Cashmere Tweed
I promised to tell you about all the new cashmere blends we have gotten in. First, we have Rowan's Cashmere
Tweed. It is a DK weight 80% merino 20% cashmere in 8 different tweedy colors. I'm thinking scarves, hats,
cowls -- soft as can be.
Wilke Hat and Scarf in Rowan Cashmere Tweed
Plymouth gave us Cuzco Cashmere
-- sportweight 40% alpaca, 40% silk 20% cashmere -- it doesn't get much better than that.
The Fibre Co.'s Arranmore Light has 328 yards to its sport/dk weight skein. It has 80% merino, 10% silk, 10%
cashmere and is a pleasure to knit with. I'm almost finished with my Bibbe sweater which is pictured above for the
Debbie Bliss Iris patterns.
I couldn't resist Debbie Bliss's newest luxury yarn called Iris. It's a worsted weight 90% merino 10% cashmere
blend -- there's also a great little pattern book to go with the yarn.
Juniper Moon's newest entry is called Fourteen.
This aran weight yarn boasts 147 yards of a chained construction that is a 90% merino 10% cashmere blend.
Juniper Moon Fourteen
Other new yarns that have come in: Sequoia from Baah Yarns is a super bulky soft as can be hand painted yarn.
Baah Yarns Sequoia
From The Alpaca Company we have Symmetry,
sport weight squishy merino/alpaca blend in tonal hand painted colors.
Shibui has a new yarn called Birch. You would think there is cashmere in it, but it's 100% extra fine merino in a
finger/sport weight skein of 262 yards and is very well priced.
Icon knit in Birch
Backyard Fibers is a new hand dyed company with rich saturated colors. I brought in their chunky and sportweight
--- a new pattern book is going to be released with some of our favorite designers using their yarns -- Xandy Peters,
Lars Rains and Kathleen Dames are among them.
Skacel sent me Gesa & Floe, a new baby yarn from Zitron which is 100% Merino Ultrafine Wool -- very soft next to
baby's skin and machine washable.
Gesa & Floe
From Appalachian Baby we bought two new designs -- Pick a Knit Blanket and Baby Bear Cardigan.
Pick A Knit Baby Blanket from Applachian Baby Designs
CLASSES-- for more info click here
We have a great line up for classes.
On Saturday, Oct 14 at 1 pm Jennifer Dassau, author of Knitting Short Rows,is teaching a class on Short Row
Lars Rains is back. He'll be teaching "Introduction to Stranded Textural Colorwork" on Nov. 18.
Building with Lace--learn new lace knitting skills as you build a shawl.
Cocoknits Sweater Workshop -- using Julie Weisenberger's videos we'll be exploring her method of sweater
Two-color Brioche cowl/scarf -- Brioche is all the rage -- learn the brioche basics
Beginning Knitting/Project Time
MY FIRST CUSTOMFIT SWEATER WOR KSHOP
Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving
Brooks Bouquet Woven Lace Scarf or Shawl
Crochet: The Next Steps
Sock Knitting on DPN's
Toe Up - 2 Socks at a Time on One Circular Needle
Here's an article debunking the "I am allergic to wool" myth.
Our next Friday Night Meet-up is on October 6 starting @ 6 pm. Click for more info Hope to see you there.
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