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YarnSub News: November 2015

How far can you stretch your knitting?

Blocking: how far can you stretch it?

I was with a friend recently as she finished a new sweater and tried it on. It was tight width-wise and barely reached her waist.

"Maybe I can block it to size?" she suggested. I wasn't sure, but it struck me as an interesting idea for an experiment. Can stretch-blocking save an ill-fitting knitted garment? And, if so, how far can you go? Time to dust off my lab coat.


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New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Cloud Nine

New Yarn : Blue Moon Fiber Arts Cloud Nine. © Blue Moon Fiber Arts

New

Austermann
Marrakesch – Aran – 68% Viscose, 32% Polyester – Plied – Solid colors with metallic

Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Cloud Nine – Sport – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored
Gaea Fingering – Fingering – 100% Merino Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored

Classic Elite Yarns
Camelot – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Marled

Fyberspates
Coop Knits Socks Yeah! – Light Fingering – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Gr√ľndl Four Seasons
Hot Socks Rubin – Light Fingering – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Bamboo, 25% Nylon – Plied

Harrisville Designs
Turbine – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Plied – Heathered colors

James C. Brett
Flutterby Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Multicolored
Noodles Chunky – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Filled tube – Solid colors
Party Time Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Self-striping

King Cole
Panache DK – DK – 50% Superwash Wool, 50% Acrylic – Single ply – Heathered colors

Lotus Yarns
Cathay Streak – DK – 50% Silk, 50% Yak – Plied – Multicolored

Plymouth Yarn
Driftone – Sport – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Chained – Tonal colors
Mushishi Big – Bulky – 95% Wool, 5% Silk – Single ply – Multicolored
Nettle Grove – Sport – 45% Cotton, 28% Linen, 12% Nettle Fiber, 15% Silk – 2 plies – Tonal colors
Vivara – Aran – 81% Viscose, 19% Linen – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors

Premier Yarns
Downton Abbey Collection Branson – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Downton Abbey Collection Lady Mary – DK – 95% Acrylic, 5% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic
Downton Abbey Collection Lady Sybil – Sport – 80% Acrylic, 10% Nylon, 10% Mohair – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Downton Abbey Collection Matthew – Heavy Worsted – 75% Acrylic, 21% Wool, 4% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweeds

Purl Soho
Gentle Giant – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Wisdom Yarns
Stanza – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

Yarn Bee
Interlocked – Super Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 15% Wool, 10% Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors

Zealana
Cozi – Fingering – 58% Merino Wool, 22% Nylon, 15% Possum, 5% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Zeeman
Julia – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors

Discontinued

Naturally
Naturelle 10-ply – Aran – 100% Wool – Plied


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