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Yarn Geeks Newsletter:
October 2016

Capturing the colors of a skein in knitting

Colors of the skein in lace knitting

It's difficult to predict how a skein of multicolored yarn will look when knitted. An interactive virtual swatch in this month's article shows how much the results can vary.

But is there a way to keep the colors cleanly separated? I wanted to capture the color transitions from the skein directly in my knitting. After ripping back so many times that I almost lost the will to knit, I finally succeeded!

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New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn: Mirasol Umiña

New yarn — Rowan Cashmere - Image © Rowan Yarns

New

Amano Yarns
Colca – Worsted – 56% Baby Alpaca, 44% Silk – Chained – Solid colors
Eco Puna – DK – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Undyed
Mamacha – Super Bulky – 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers

Debbie Bliss
Botany Lace – Fingering – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolored

Deramores
Vickie Howell Mod Wool – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors
Vickie Howell Woolpaca Chunky – Bulky – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors

Du Store Alpakka
Mini Sterk – Fingering – 40% Alpaca, 40% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Hjertegarn
Alicante – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Hjerte Air – Bulky – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 50% Acrylic – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors
Lana Cotton 212 – Fingering – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Organic 350 Wool Cotton – Sport – 55% Merino Wool, 45% Organic Cotton – 2 plies – Semi-solid colors
Valencia – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Järbo Garn
Llama Silk – Sport – 70% Llama, 30% Mulberry Silk – Plied – Solid colors

Katia
Ombré – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Gradient set
Spring Rainbow – Worsted – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Plied – Gradient

Marks & Kattens
M&K Katten – Bulky – 55% Superwash Wool, 45% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Mirasol Yarn
Umiña – Heavy Worsted – 50% Wool, 50% Alpaca – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers

Novita
Folk – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Self-striping marls
Lumo – Bulky – 78% Acrylic, 22% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Patons (UK)
Tweed Style – Bulky – 50% Superwash Wool, 50% Acrylic – Single ply – Marled colors

Phildar
Phil Frisou – Heavy Worsted – 71% Acrylic, 11% Nylon, 9% Wool, 9% Alpaca – Bouclé – Semi-solid colors

Premier Yarns
Hush – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Solid colors, Multicolored
Isaac Mizrahi Craft Beauty – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Isaac Mizrahi Craft Little Red – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Self-striping, Tonal, Multicolored
Isaac Mizrahi Craft Looking Glass – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Solid colors
Isaac Mizrahi Craft Oz – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Semi-solid colors
Lash Lux – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors
Puzzle – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Self-striping marls
Sweet Roll – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (long)

Purl Soho
Cashmere Merino Bloom – Worsted – 75% Merino Wool, 25% Cashmere – 2 plies – Solid colors

Rico Design
Baby Dream DK – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping
Creative Melange DK – DK – 53% Superwash Wool, 47% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)
Essentials Acrylic Anti-Pilling – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Essentials Cashmere Recycled DK – DK – 95% Cashmere, 5% Wool – Plied – Heathered colors
Essentials Super Kid Mohair Loves Silk – Lace – 70% Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Fashion Alpaca Dream – Bulky – 64% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 6% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Linea Botanica – Aran – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Rowan
Hemp Tweed Chunky – Bulky – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Hemp – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors
Softest Merino Wool – Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Sandnes Garn
Børstet Alpakka – Bulky – 96% Alpaca, 4% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Scheepjes
Roma Big Rainbow – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Multicolored
Secret Garden – Aran – 20% Silk, 20% Cotton, 60% Polyester – Tweedy – Self-striping (gradient)
Sweetheart Soft – Sport – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Solid colors

Shibui Knits
Drift – Worsted – 85% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors

Stylecraft
Head Over Heels – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

Tanis Fiber Arts
PureWash Fingering – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Valley Yarns
Valley Superwash Super Bulky – Super Bulky – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Wendy
Evolution – DK – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Plied – Gradient

Discontinued

DROPS Design
DROPS Big Fabel – Aran – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored

Fleece Artist
Goldiehair – DK – 56% Mohair, 24% Silk, 20% Nylon – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

Holst Garn
Samarkand – Fingering – 75% Wool, 25% Silk – Plied

ONline
Linie 368 Eco Vitas – DK – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

Red Heart
Baby TLC – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
Heart & Sole – Light Fingering – 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon – Plied
Shimmer – Worsted – 97% Acrylic, 3% Metallic – S on S plied – Solid colors with metallic thread, Marls


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