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Yarn Geeks Newsletter: April 2016

The startling differences in gauge between knitters

The importance of swatching

How much does gauge vary between knitters?

I decided to experiment with my knitting friends to find out. I imagined that there would be differences—but I was shocked by how much!

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New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn: Knit Picks Paragon Sport

New yarn : Knit Picks Paragon Sport © Knit Picks

New

DY Choice
Alchemy – Bulky – 65% Acrylic, 30% Nylon, 5% Polyester – Fuzzy – Tonal colors
Baby Joy 3-ply – Light Fingering – 60% Acrylic, 40% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors
Baby Joy 4-ply – Fingering – 60% Acrylic, 40% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors
Basics DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multi-colored

James C. Brett
Pulse – Bulky – 54% Superwash Wool, 46% Acrylic – Thick and thin – Multi-colored

Knit Picks
Paragon Sport – Sport – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
365 Yak – Aran – 66% Cotton, 22% Nylon, 12% Yak – Chained – Solid colors

Lang Yarns
Amira – Aran – 93% Cotton, 7% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Cara – Lace – 68% Nylon, 32% Silk – Eyelash – Solid colors
Grande – Super Bulky – 100% Cotton – Knitted tube – Solid colors
Riva – Worsted – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic – Chained – Multicolored
Stellina Perline – Lace – 46% Silk, 38% Cotton, 16% Metallic – Beaded – Solid colors with glass beads

ONline
Linie 400 Toffee Soft – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Solid colors

Purl Soho
Linen Quill – Sport – 50% Wool, 35% Alpaca, 15% Linen – 2 plies – Solid colors, Semi-solids

Red Heart
Baby Hugs – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Baby Hugs Light – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Sandnes Garn
KlompeLompe Merinoull – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
KlompeLompe Tynn Merinoull – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Lama – Bulky – 100% Llama – Plied – Solid colors, Multi-colored
Mandarin Grande – Bulky – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Stylecraft
Special for Babies 4-ply – Fingering – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Special for Babies Aran – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Special for Babies Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Special for Babies DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Discontinued

Araucania
Maipo – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Chained – Self-striping (long-stripes)

Debbie Bliss
Juliet – Sport – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic – Plied – Marled

GGH
Samoa – Heavy Worsted – 50% Cotton, 50% Microfiber – S on S plied – Solid colors

King Cole
The Ultimate – Super Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool – Chained – Self-striping (gradient)

Lion Brand
Bellini – Super Bulky – 65% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 15% Polyester – Faux fur
Festive Fur – Heavy Worsted – 80% Polyester, 20% Metallic – Eyelash
Microspun – Sport – 100% Microfiber – Plied – Solid colors

Louisa Harding
Azalea – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Heathers
Esquel – Aran – 60% Merino Wool, 20% Llama, 20% Silk – Tweedy – Tweeds
Susurro – Aran – 100% Baby Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors


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