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YarnSub News: April 2015

For as long as I can remember I've been annoyed that my left-leaning decreases don't behave nicely. I want them to be as neat and tidy as their right-leaning sibling. Many internet searches and a large pile of triangular swatches later, I've finally found the decrease for me.

As ever, the recent new and discontinued yarns are given at the end of this newsletter.

Wendy


A neat left-leaning decrease: Slip-Twist-Turn

Left-leaning decreases often look messy, especially when you're knitting with a smooth yarn in stockinette stitch.

Instead of the neat, orderly line formed from a series of right-leaning K2Tog decreases, the left-leaning SSK is big and loopy and doesn't line up with the stitches above and below. But there are things you can do to tidy them up.

Ugly SSK compared to beautiful slip-twist-turn

If you're up for some knitting geekery (and for making stitches backwards)...

Read the full article >


New and Discontinued Yarns

Artesano Hand-Painted Alpaca Blend 4-ply

New Artesano Hand Painted Alpaca Blend 4-ply—Image © Artesano Yarns

New

Artesano Yarns
Alpaca Blend 4-ply - 50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland Wool - Fingering/4-ply - Plied - Multi-colored

Blacker Yarns
Lyonesse 4-ply - 50% Linen, 50% Corriedale Wool - Fingering/4-ply - Plied - Heathers, Undyed
Lyonesse DK - 50% Linen, 50% Corriedale Wool - Worsted - Plied - Heathers, Undyed

Cascade Yarns
El Cielo - 89% Superfine Alpaca, 11% Nylon - Laceweight - Brushed Bouclé - Solid colors
Nevado - 39% Llama, 38% Wool, 23% Nylon - Bulky/Chunky - Chained - Heathered colors
Roslyn - 65% Wool, 35% Silk - DK - Tweedy - Tweed colors
Salar - 50% Alpaca, 45% Acrylic, 5% Wool - Super Bulky/Super Chunky - 2 plies - Solid colors

Fleece Artist
Kid Silk 2-Ply - 70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk - Sportweight - 2 plies - Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multi-colored

DROPS Design
Belle - 53% Cotton, 33% Viscose, 14% Linen - DK - Plied - Solid colors

GGH
Silka - 85% Organic Cotton, 15% Silk - Worsted - Plied - Solid colors

Hjertegarn
Jette - 100% Acrylic - DK - Plied - Solid colors
Merino Cotton - 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 50% Cotton - DK - Plied - Solid colors

James C Brett
Icicle Chunky - 85% Microfiber, 15% Metallic - Super Bulky/Super Chunky - Fleece effect - Solid colors with metallic
Wildcat Chunky - 100% Nylon - Bulky/Chunky - Fake Fur - Solid colors

King Cole
Authentic DK - 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton - DK - Plied - Heathered colors

Kramer Yarns
Naturally Nazareth Worsted - 100% Merino Wool - Worsted - Plied - Solid colors, Multi-colored

Lamana
Como - 100% Merino Wool - DK - Plied - Solid colors

Lang Yarns
Mille Colori Superkid - 75% Kid Mohair, 20% Nylon, 5% Wool - DK - Fuzzy - Self-striping
Mohair Luxe Paillettes - 41% Mohair, 37% Wool, 20% Silk, 2% Polyester - DK - Fuzzy with Sequins - Solid colors with sequins

Lion Brand
Textures - 90% Acrylic, 10% Nylon - Heavy Worsted - Bouclé - Self-striping

Loops and Threads
Bobby Jean - 100% Acrylic - DK - Chained - Semi-solid colors
Urban - 87% Acrylic, 13% Cotton - Heavy Worsted - Plied - Marled

Miss Babs
Killington - 85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Tussah Silk - Sportweight - Plied - Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multi-colored
Kunlun - 70% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 15% Silk - DK - Plied - Tonal colors, Multi-colored

Patons (Australia)
Brushed Ombre - 44% Wool, 44% Acrylic, 12% Nylon - Bulky/Chunky - Chained - Self-striping (gradient change)
Chainette Aire - 49% Wool, 48% Viscose, 3% Nylon - Bulky/Chunky - Chained - Solid colors

SweetGeorgia Yarns
Glitterati Sock - 63% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, 2% Metallic - Fingering/4-ply - Plied - Solid colors with metallic, Tonal colors, Multi-colored

Discontinued

Adriafil
Riflessi - 35% Wool, 31% Acrylic, 18% Metallic, 16% Nylon - Heavy Worsted - Fuzzy - Solid colors with metallic

Berroco
Peruvia - 100% Peruvian Highland Wool - Aran - Single ply - Solid colors, Heathers

Cascade Yarns
Souk - 55% Silk, 45% Wool - Aran - Tweedy - Self-striping

Ella Rae
Classic Sport - 100% Wool - DK - Plied - Solid colors, Heathers

Frog Tree
Pima Silk - 85% Cotton, 15% Silk - DK - Crepe

King Cole
Galaxy Chunky - 56% Acrylic, 42% Wool, 2% Metallic - Bulky/Chunky - Sequinned

Mirasol Yarn
Hachito - 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon - Light Fingering - Plied - Multi-colored

Noro
Mossa - 52% Wool, 16% Rayon, 11% Kid Mohair, 11% Silk, 10% Nylon - Bulky/Chunky - Thick and Thin - Multi-colored
Takeuma - 50% Wool, 32% Silk, 18% Viscose - Aran - Single ply

OnLine
Linie 152 Paloma - 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic - Fingering/4-ply - Plied - Solid colors
Linie 312 Cancello - 50% Acrylic, 25% Alpaca, 25% Wool - Super Bulky/Super Chunky - Single ply - Heathered colors
Linie 329 Latina - 65% Wool, 35% Acrylic - Aran - Single ply - Marled colors
Linie 331 Kings Tweed - 50% Superwash Wool, 46% Acrylic, 4% Viscose - Bulky/Chunky - Single ply - Tonal colors
Linie 333 Feeling - 57% Wool, 23% Nylon, 20% Acrylic - Bulky/Chunky - Fuzzy - Heathered colors

Patons (North America)
Melody - 100% Acrylic - Super Bulky/Super Chunky - Single wrapped with fine thread

Phildar
Phil Etik - 100% Organic Cotton - DK - Plied - Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multi-colored

Red Heart
Boutique Dash - 90% Acrylic, 10% Nylon - Super Bulky/Super Chunky - Chained

Sandnes Garn
Bouclé - 69% Acrylic, 28% Superwash Wool, 3% Nylon - Super Bulky/Super Chunky - Bouclé - Solid colors
Kashmir Alpakka - 84% Baby Alpaca, 16% Cashmere - Aran - Plied - Solid colors
Toppull - 100% Wool - DK - Plied - Solid colors

Sirdar
Raffaella DK - 51% Cotton , 49% Acrylic - DK - Single wrapped with fine thread

Stylecraft
Allsorts Super Chunky - 18% Superwash Wool, 14% Nylon , 68% Acrylic - Super Bulky/Super Chunky - Tweedy
Extra Special DK - 100% Acrylic - DK - Tweedy
Stars DK - 75% Acrylic , 10% Metallic , 15% Polyester - DK - Sequinned
TrendSetter Chunky - 99% Acrylic , 1% Polyester - Bulky/Chunky - Tweedy

Sublime Yarns
Lustrous Extra Fine Merino DK - 67% Merino Superwash Wool, 33% Nylon - DK - Wrapped fiber

Universal Yarn
Jubilation Kettle Dye - 100% Merino Wool - Worsted - Single ply - Multi-colored
Spice Berry - 36% Mohair, 33% Nylon, 31% Acrylic - Carry Along - Pompom - Multi-colored tweed

Valley Yarns
BFL Fingering - 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool - Fingering/4-ply - 2 plies - Self-striping , Undyed
Prescott - 55% Silk, 45% Cotton - Sportweight - 2 plies - Solid colors


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