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September 2016

K2Tog-L — The only left-leaning decrease you'll ever need?

A variety of left-leaning decreases

I've found something that I've been looking for as long as I've been knitting—a neat, yet easy, left-leaning decrease.

I finally realized why a left-leaning decrease looks so untidy compared to the right-leaning K2Tog, and the fix is simple!

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New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn: Rowan Cashmere

New yarn — Rowan Cashmere - Image © Rowan Yarns

New

Adriafil
KidSeta – Lace – 70% Superkid Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Artyarns
Alpaca Merino Blend – Aran – 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Austermann
Murano For Socks – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping marls

Baa Ram Ewe
Dovestone Natural Aran – Aran – 100% Wool – 2 plies – Undyed

Bergère de France
Lumis – Worsted – 100% Polyester – Tape – Solid, shiny colors

Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Crackpaca – Worsted – 45% Baby Alpaca, 45% Merino Wool, 10% Silk – Tightly plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored

Classic Elite Yarns
Mountain Top Wildwood – Aran – 100% Wool – Thick and thin – undyed
Palace – Super Bulky – 55% Baby Alpaca, 45% Viscose – Chained – Tweed colors

Cygnet
Glittery DK – DK – 99% Acrylic, 1% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic thread
Mythically Chunky – Jumbo – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

DROPS Design
DROPS Flora – Sport – 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

GGH
Lavella – Bulky – 50% Alpaca, 30% Wool, 20% Nylon – Faux fur – Solid colors
Limba – Aran – 100% Superwash Wool – Bouclé – Solid colors
Masari – Aran – 45% Wool, 45% Mohair, 10% Silk – Single ply – Solid colors
Myla – Aran – 80% Wool, 20% Alpaca – Single ply – Self-striping marls

Gründl
Aurora – Super Bulky – 50% Wool, 30% Nylon, 20% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping semi-solids
Cottonwood – DK – 100% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Harmony – Super Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Chained – Multicolored
King Cotton – Bulky – 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

Jade Sapphire
Peeeps – Heavy Worsted – 100% Cashmere – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors

James C. Brett
Diamond DK – DK – 90% Acrylic, 5% Nylon, 5% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic slub
Misty DK – DK – 94% Acrylic, 6% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Järbo Garn
Maya – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

King Cole
Cotswold Chunky – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Self-striping marls
Moods DK – DK – 30% Superwash Wool, 70% Acrylic – Tweedy – Solid colors

Louet
FreshStitches – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Paintbox Yarns
Cotton DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Patons (Australia)
Botanica – DK – 78% Acrylic, 22% Cotton – Plied – Self-striping with white thread
Soft Cotton Chunky – Super Bulky – 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

Purl Soho
Spun Silk – Sport – 100% Silk – Plied – Solid colors

Red Heart
Strata (new 2016) – Bulky – 76% Acrylic, 24% Nylon – Tape – Solid colors

Rowan
Cashmere – Worsted – 95% Cashmere, 5% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Fine Silk – Lace – 30% Wool, 40% Silk, 30% Viscose – Single ply

Schachenmayr Original
Denim Fantasy – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Chained – Semi-solid colors

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns
Patti – Bulky – 100% Cotton – Knitted tube – Solid colors

Tahki Stacy Charles
Alden – Worsted – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Acrylic – Single ply – Solid colors
Arlington – Bulky – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Acrylic – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathers
Scotland – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Spencer – Super Bulky – 80% Wool, 20% Nylon – Tape – Solid colors

Trendsetter Yarns
Merino Yak – Worsted – 70% Merino Wool, 15% Alpaca, 15% Yak – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Universal Yarn
Adore – DK – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping, Multicolored

YarnArt
Jeans Plus – Aran – 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Zitron
High Twist Concept – Light Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Tightly plied – Semi-solid colors

Discontinued

Alize
Cashmira Fine – Light Fingering – 100% Wool – Plied

Artesano
Alpaca 4-ply – Fingering – 100% Superfine Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Alpaca Blend 4-ply – Fingering – 50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Multicolored
Alpaca Blend DK – DK – 50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Alpaca DK – DK – 100% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Alpaca Silk 4-ply – Fingering – 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Alpaca Silk Lace – Lace – 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors
Aran – Aran – 50% Peruvian Highland Wool, 50% Superfine Alpaca – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Baby Alpaca DK – DK – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Baby Alpaca Lace – Lace – 100% Baby Alpaca – 2 plies – Solid colors
Definition Sock Yarn – Fingering – 75% Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Superwash Merino – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Bernat
Vickie Howell Cotton-ish – DK – 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Debbie Bliss
Milano – Aran – 40% Wool, 28% Nylon, 18% Silk, 8% Polyester, 6% Acrylic – Fiber core wrapped – Tweed colors
Party Angel – Lace – 72% Mohair, 24% Silk, 4% Metallic – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors with metallic thread

Lion Brand
Jiffy – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied with a soft haze


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