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Yarn Geeks Newsletter:
December 2016

Shawl

Double short rows: making two short rows at the same stitch

Recently I hatched a plan for a shawl design, but to make it work I needed two short rows converging on the same stitch. I didn't know if it was even possible to make short row turns twice at the same stitch, but since I don't mind making the odd swatch, I decided to find out.

I was surprised by the results!

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Thank you to my good friend Laura (aka Purl About Town) for modelling!


New books in November 2016

Knitting Short Rows by Jennifer DassauKnitting from the North by Hilary GrantCrochet in Black & White

For more patterns featuring short rows, Jennifer Dassau has published a new book with Interweave Press, Knitting Short Rows. Hilary Grant's Knitting from the North has been much admired in podcasts and on Instagram; while for crocheters, Crochet in Black & White includes fresh and interesting patterns.

See the full list >


New and Discontinued Yarns

New yarn Hazel Knits Spark

New yarn — Hazel Knits Spark - Image © Hazel Knits

New

Adriafil
Elisir – DK – 44% Cotton, 39% Linen, 17% Silk – Plied – Solid colors
Provenza – DK – 61% Cotton, 39% Linen – Tweedy – Solid colors
Rugiada – Sport – 51% Merino Wool, 45% Cotton, 2% Polyester, 2% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Anzula
Burly – Super Bulky – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Cloudborn (by Craftsy)
Alpaca Bulky – Bulky – 100% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Alpaca Worsted – Aran – 100% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Deramores
Tweedy DK – DK – 65% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Tencel, 15% Acrylic – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Ewe Ewe Yarns
Baa Baa Bulky – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Filcolana
Pernilla – DK – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool – Plied

Hazel Knits
Spark – Light Fingering – 92% Merino Superwash Wool, 8% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic thread, Tonal colors, Multicolored

James C. Brett
Highlander Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Marled
Marble Chunky Glamour – Bulky – 99% Acrylic, 1% Metallic – 2 plies – Marled with metallic
Pretty Print – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Twisted – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Marled colors

Katia
Natur – Fingering – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Mary Maxim
Simply Casual – Bulky – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Novita
Baby Wool – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Patons (Australia)
Extra Fine Merino 8-ply – DK – 100% Merino Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Phildar
Phil Cocoon – Super Bulky – 42% Acrylic, 36% Wool, 22% Alpaca – Fuzzy – Multicolored
Phil Naturel – Super Bulky – 85% Superwash Wool, 15% Alpaca – Thick and thin – Solid colors

Sandnes Garn
Hanneli Garn – Aran – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors
Lun Ull – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Scheepjes
Stardust – Fingering – 75% Acrylic, 11% Mohair, 11% Wool, 3% Metallic – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Self-striping (gradient)

Schoeller + Stahl
Babsi – Bulky – 85% Acrylic, 15% Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Self-striping marls

Sirdar
Snuggly Baby Crofter Chunky – Bulky – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle)

Sprightly Yarns
Acrylic Worsted – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

The Yarn Collective
Bloomsbury DK – DK – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Tonal colors
Portland Lace – Lace – 100% Merino Wool – 2 plies – Tonal colors

Wendy
Fur Evolution – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Gradient

Woolyknit
Opulence – Bulky – 75% Mohair, 20% Wool, 5% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Zitron
Understatement – DK – 30% Superwash Wool, 30% Silk, 40% Tencel – S on S plied – Solid colors

Discontinued

Berroco
Lodge – Bulky – 47% Nylon, 47% Wool, 6% Rayon – Tweedy
Marmot – Heavy Worsted – 100% Nylon – Faux fur

Lion Brand
Baby Wool – Aran – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied
Baby's First – Super Bulky – 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton – S on S plied
Martha Stewart Crafts Cotton Hemp – Heavy Worsted – 65% Cotton, 35% Hemp – Plied – Solid colors
Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend – Aran – 65% Acrylic, 35% Wool – S on S plied
Superwash Merino Cashmere – Aran – 72% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere – Plied

Red Heart
Light & Lofty – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – BouclĂ©


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