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February 2017

One of my pet hates is knitting or crocheting with a yarn that keeps splitting. Sometimes one small change to my technique can make a big difference.

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Newly-published books

Texture
By Hannah Fettig
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Dyeing to Spin & Knit
Techniques & Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns

By Felicia Lo
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Hygge Knits
Nordic and Fair Isle sweaters, scarves, hats, and more to keep you cozy

By Nicki Trench
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Topsy-Turvy Knitted Dolls
10 Fun Reversible Toys to Make

By Sarah Keen
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Big.Knit.Love.
20 Chunky Knit Fashions

By Linda Zemba Burhance
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Monster Hats
15 Scary Head-Warmers to Knit

By Vanessa Mooncie
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Maine Knits
Sea | Farm | Wild

By Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn The Yarn Collective - Pembroke Worsted

New yarn —The Yarn Collective - Pembroke Worsted—Image © Love Knitting

New

Araucania
Lujoso – Heavy Worsted – 50% Baby Alpaca, 35% Merino Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk – 2 plies – Tonal colors
Mana – Aran – 100% Mulberry Silk – 2 plies – Tonal colors

Cascade Yarns
Hampton – DK – 70% Cotton, 30% Linen – Plied – Solid colors
Sarasota – DK – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors

Claudia Hand Painted Yarns
Desire – Heavy Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Cleckheaton
Country Merino 8-ply – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Merino Light & Airy 8-ply – DK – 40% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 40% Acrylic – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Merino Max – Super Bulky – 40% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 40% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

DROPS Design
DROPS Loves You 8 – Aran – 100% Cotton – Loosely plied – Solid colors

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Lerke Pluss – Aran – 53% Merino Superwash Wool, 47% Cotton – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
Line Langmo Påfugl – Super Bulky – 73% Mohair, 22% Wool, 5% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Fleece Artist
Chinook – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

GGH
Floria – Bulky – 100% Cotton – Ribbon – Solid colors, Multicolored
Majestra – DK – 55% Silk, 45% Cotton – Crepe – Solid colors

Juniper Moon Farm
Dromedary – DK – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Camel – Crepe – Solid colors

Just Yarn
Acrylic Aran – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Järbo Garn
Bambu Raggi – Fingering – 50% Superwash Wool, 25% Bamboo Viscose, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping
Grand Elise – Bulky – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – Loosely plied – Self-striping

Katia
Concept All Seasons Cotton – Worsted – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Chained – Solid colors
Concept Cotton Yak – DK – 60% Cotton, 30% Wool, 10% Yak – Crepe – Solid colors
Concept Lincys – Heavy Worsted – 100% Linen – Plied – Marled colors
Concept Silk Viscose – Worsted – 50% Silk, 50% Viscose – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors
Fair Cotton – Fingering – 100% Organic Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Just Degrad&#ecute; – DK – 100% Cotton – Tape – Gradient
Oceania – Aran – 58% Linen, 26% Viscose, 16% Cotton – Tweedy – Self-striping (gradient)
Sfumato – Aran – 100% Cotton – Chained – Self-striping (gradient)

Lion Brand
DIYarn – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Fast Track – Super Bulky – 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester – Tape – Solid colors
Shawl in a Ball Metallic – Aran – 61% Cotton, 34% Acrylic, 5% Metallic – Single wrapped with thread – Self-striping (gradient) with metallic

Malabrigo Yarn
Dos Tierras – Worsted – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Alpaca – Plied – Semi-solid colors, Multicolored

Mirasol Yarn
Khusku – Fingering – 40% Merino Superwash Wool, 40% Bamboo Viscose, 20% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored

Novita
Aamu – Aran – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Loosely plied – Solid colors
Cotton Soft – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Keto – DK – 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Panda
Magnum 12-ply – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Magnum Marle 12-ply – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Semi-solid colors

Patons (Australia)
Super Quick – Super Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Patons (UK)
Tahiti – Light Fingering – 99% Cotton, 1% Polyester – Loosely plied – Self-striping (gradient)

Phildar
Phil Rio – Super Bulky – 53% Cotton, 47% Acrylic – Loosely plied – Semi solid marls

Red Heart
Soft Essentials – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Soft Essentials Stripes – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Sandnes Garn
Tynn Silk Mohair – Lace – 57% Mohair, 28% Silk, 15% Wool – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Scheepjes
Wanderlust – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Shibui Knits
Reed – Fingering – 100% Linen – Chained – Solid colors

Sirdar
Snuggly Rascal DK – DK – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Toscana – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Marled

Stylecraft
Jeanie Denim Look – Aran – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors

Tanis Fiber Arts
PureWash Chunky – Bulky – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Alpaca – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

The Fibre Company
Luma – DK – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Organic Cotton, 15% Linen, 10% Silk – Plied – Solid colors

The Knitting Goddess
Two Flocks – DK – 100% Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

The Yarn Collective
Pembroke Worsted – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Tonal colors

Discontinued

Araucania
Laguna – Aran – 60% Alpaca, 40% Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Berroco
Boboli Quick – Super Bulky – 42% Wool, 35% Acrylic, 23% Rayon – Loosely plied
Espresso – Super Bulky – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Chained – Multicolored

Ella Rae
Twist – Bulky – 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca – Plied – Self-striping marls

Elsebeth Lavold
LinSilk – Worsted – 50% Linen, 30% Viscose, 20% Silk – Loosely plied – Solid colors

Katia
Cotton Cord – Super Bulky – 100% Cotton – Crepe
Cotton Jeans – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied

Knitting Fever
KFI Luxury Collection Silk – DK – 100% Silk – Plied

Lana Grossa
Ambiente – Super Bulky – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Alpaca – Single ply – Solid colors

Noro
Hanabatake – Aran – 55% Wool, 35% Silk, 10% Mohair – Single ply – Self-striping
Janome – Sport – 60% Silk, 40% Wool – Tweedy – Self-striping (gradient)
Kibou – Worsted – 54% Cotton, 34% Wool, 12% Silk – Single ply – Self-striping
Nadeshiko – Super Bulky – 40% Angora, 39% Wool, 21% Silk – Tweedy

Patons (Australia)
Dreamtime 2-ply – Lace – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors

Shibui Knits
Linen – Fingering – 100% Linen – Chained – Solid colors

Tanis Fiber Arts
Green Label Aran Weight – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Yellow Label DK Weight – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored


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