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Yarn Geeks newsletter: February 2016

A simple fix for uneven intarsia

Not pretty to pretty intarsia

I've never liked the uneven stitches that tend to occur around color changes in intarsia knitting. So, this month, I finally worked out what causes them and, more importantly, how to fix them!

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New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn Ibis by Quince and Co

New yarn : Ibis by Quince&Co Image © Quince&Co.

New

Adriafil
EtaBeta – Super Bulky – 50% Superwash Wool, 30% Acrylic, 20% Viscose – Thick and thin – Multicolored

Austermann
Mystica Color – Heavy Worsted – 92% Cotton, 8% Nylon – Chained – Multicolored

Borgo de'Pazzi Firenze
Bulky – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Self-striping (gradient), Undyed

Brooklyn Tweed
Plains – Lace – 100% Rambouillet Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors

Classic Elite Yarns
Calista – DK – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Chained – Solid colors

Cloudborn (by Craftsy)
Alpaca, Wool and Silk DK – DK – 45% Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, 30% Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers
Alpaca, Wool and Silk Fingering – Fingering – 45% Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, 30% Silk – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathers
Wool Bulky Twist – Bulky – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Wool Fingering Twist – Fingering – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Wool Worsted Twist – Worsted – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Diamond
Luxury Collection Lambswool & Cotton – Aran – 55% Wool, 45% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Simpatico – Aran – 51% Merino Wool, 49% Cotton – 2 plies – Multicolored marls

Ella Rae
Chunky Merino Superwash – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

GGH
Calypso – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Crepe – Self-striping (gradient)
Reva – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors

Isager Strik
Kvartet – Fingering – 45% Cotton, 28% Linen, 15% Silk, 12% Nettle Fiber – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors, Multi-colored

Juniper Moon Farm
Cumulus – Aran – 94% Cotton, 6% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Zooey Aran – Aran – 60% Cotton, 40% Linen – Tweedy – Solid colors

Järbo Garn
Rio – DK – 69% Acrylic, 25% Cotton, 6% Wool – Plied – Multicolored

Katia
Cablè 5 – Light Fingering – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Crepe – Solid colors
Chromatic – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Crepe – Self-striping
Cotton Cashmere – Sport – 90% Cotton, 10% Cashmere – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
Ibis – DK – 46% Cotton, 34% Polyester, 20% Acrylic – Fiber core wrapped – Solid metallic colors
Lunis – DK – 54% Cotton, 46% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors with glossy sections
Menfis – Sport – 100% Cotton – Tightly plied – Solid colors
Missouri – DK – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

King Cole
Authentic Chunky – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Marled colors

Knit Picks
Alpaca Cloud Fingering – Fingering – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Mrs Crosby
Reticule – Lace – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Nako
Fiore – Sport – 40% Bamboo Viscose, 35% Cotton, 25% Linen – Crepe – Solid colors

Novita
Aalto – Worsted – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Eco Cotton – Heavy Worsted – 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester – Loosely plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Niitty – DK – 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)

Plymouth Yarn
Cashmere de Cotone – Worsted – 90% Cotton, 10% Cashmere – Crepe – Semi-solid colors

Queensland Collection
Cairns – Aran – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – Plied – Multi-colored
Sunshine Coast – DK – 70% Wool, 30% Bamboo Viscose – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Quince and Co
Ibis – Super Bulky – 50% Superkid Mohair, 50% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Rowan
Softyak DK – DK – 76% Cotton, 15% Yak, 9% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Summerlite DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Schachenmayr Original
Arizona Fashion – Aran – 100% Cotton – Tape – Multi-colored
Baby Smiles Cotton – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Schoeller + Stahl
Josy – Aran – 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Lollypop – Bulky – 54% Viscose, 24% Cotton, 22% Acrylic – Tape – Multicolored
Satin Cotton – Worsted – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Chained – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

Schulana
Marionet – Bulky – 100% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping

Shibui Knits
Rain – DK – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Chained – Solid colors

Sirdar
Amalfi DK – DK – 75% Cotton, 25% Viscose – Plied – Marled
Snuggly Jolly – DK – 51% Bamboo Viscose, 37% Acrylic, 12% Nylon – Tweedy – Multi-colored marls

Stylecraft
Sundae DK – DK – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Sublime Yarns
Evie – Aran – 94% Cotton, 6% Nylon – Tweedy – Solid colors
Sophia – DK – 39% Bamboo Viscose, 31% Merino Wool, 30% Silk – Single ply – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Tahki Stacy Charles
Alicia – DK – 100% Linen – Plied – Solid colors
Norah – Bulky – 50% Linen, 50% Silk – Tape – Solid colors

The Fibre Company
Cumbria Fingering – Fingering – 90% Wool, 10% Mohair – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors,

Three Irish Girls
Adorn Luxe – Fingering – 85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Nylon – Tightly plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored
Ennis – Fingering – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon – 2 plies – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Discontinued

Bendigo Woollen Mills
Murano – DK – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Lion Brand
Nature's Choice Organic Cotton – Aran – 100% Organic Cotton – Single wrapped with thread

Malabrigo Yarn
Aquarella – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Thick and thin
Gruesa – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Thick and thin


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