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Yarn Geeks Newsletter:
July 2016

A fresh look at mercerized cotton

Revisiting mercerized cotton

I used to think that I didn't like knitting with mercerized cotton. I found it too hard on my hands and I didn't think much of the fabric that I ended up with either.

But while making swatches for YarnSub recently, I realized that I needed to think again. Something has changed...

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New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn: Ava by Anzula

New yarn : Ava by Anzula - Image © Anzula Luxury Fibers

New

Anzula
Ava – Sport – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Bendigo Woollen Mills
Savanna – DK – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Bernat
Maker – Bulky – 72% Cotton, 28% Nylon – Knitted tube – Solid colors, Multicolored

Berroco
Cotolana – Aran – 47% Wool, 47% Cotton, 6% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Gingko – Worsted – 52% Silk, 48% Wool – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors
Macro – Jumbo – 50% Wool, 40% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca – Single ply – Solid colors
Millefiori – Aran – 50% Wool, 50% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)
Noble – Super Bulky – 98% Merino Wool, 2% Polyester – 2 plies – Solid colors
Tuscan Tweed – Worsted – 65% Wool, 25% Viscose, 10% Mohair – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Silky Laci – Lace – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored

Blue Sky Fibers / Alpacas
Woolstok – DK – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathered

Cascade Yarns
Pacific Bulky – Super Bulky – 60% Acrylic, 40% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Cheval Blanc
Terra – Sport – 100% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Classic Elite Yarns
Adelaide – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Tightly plied – Heathered colors

Cygnet
Whopper Cotton – Super Bulky – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

DY Choice
Cotton Fresh DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Ella Rae
Huenique – Super Bulky – 50% Superwash Wool, 50% Acrylic – Thick and thin – Multicolored

Elsebeth Lavold
Misty Wool – Aran – 75% Wool, 25% Hemp – Chained – Semi-solid colors

Erika Knight
Gossypium Cotton – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Fibra Natura
Gentle Merino – Sport – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Bamboo Viscose, 25% Nylon – Plied – Multi-colored
Italiano – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

HiKoo
Merino Lace Light – Lace – 100% Merino Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors

Imperial Yarn
Denali – Sport – 50% Columbia Wool, 50% Alpaca – 2 plies – Solid colors

Juniper Moon Farm
Stargazer – Sport – 75% Llama, 25% Silk – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Stratus – Aran – 60% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Yak, 10% Baby Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors

King Cole
Drifter Chunky – Bulky – 69% Acrylic, 25% Cotton, 6% Wool – Plied – Self-striping

Knit Picks
Luminance Lace – Lace – 100% Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors

Knitting Fever
Chromatic Chunky – Bulky – 85% Acrylic, 15% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Lang Yarns
Alpaca 400 – Fingering – 42% Baby Alpaca, 28% Merino Wool, 30% Nylon – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors

Lion Brand
Vanna's Style – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Lotus Yarns
Flip – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Tape – Multicolored

Malabrigo Yarn
Caracol – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Thick and thin – Multi-colored

Noro
Hakone – Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)
Tennen – Aran – 50% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Alpaca – Single ply – Undyed marls

Phildar
Phil Aventure – Aran – 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Queensland Collection
Oxley – Sport – 50% Yak, 50% Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Red Heart
Boutique Gleam – Aran – 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors with metallic thread
Boutique Irresistible – Jumbo – 90% Acrylic, 10% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
Fashion Soft – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Sweet – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Tweed Twist – Aran – 73% Acrylic, 27% Nylon – Plied – Marled colors

Robin
Firecracker – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Multicolored

Wendy
Fleur – DK – 44% Cotton, 28% Tencel, 28% Acrylic – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Wool and the Gang
Billie Jean – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Denim colors, Marls

Discontinued

Jade Sapphire
Tartan – Heavy Worsted – 100% Cashmere – Plied – Marled colors

Lang Yarns
Opal – Fingering – 58% Nylon, 42% Rayon – Tape – Solid colors, Multi-colored

Lion Brand
Cotton-Ease – Aran – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Plied

Miss Babs
Kilimanjaro – Light Fingering – 85% Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool, 15% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Sandnes Garn
Mini Duett – Fingering – 55% Cotton, 45% Merino Wool – Plied
Soft Alpakka – Bulky – 80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Acrylic – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Sublime Yarns
Egyptian Cotton DK – DK – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Luxurious Aran Tweed – Aran – 40% Superwash Wool, 40% Cotton, 20% Llama – Tweedy – Tweeds
Luxurious Tweed DK – DK – 60% Superwash Wool, 40% Cotton – Tweedy – Tweeds
Natural Aran – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Solid colors


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