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January 2017

Swatches

Three balls or four?

If I were to give the same needles and DK-weight yarn to ten knitter friends and ask them to knit me a scarf of the same size, then the knitter with the tightest gauge would use almost one ball of yarn more than the knitter with the loosest gauge.

Gauge can cause all kinds of problems for yardage, but luckily there's a sure-fire way to sort it all out.

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Newly-published books

Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet Accessories

Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet Accessories
Fresh new designs for hats, scarves, cowls, shawls, handbags, jewelry, and more
By Melissa Leapman
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9 Months to Crochet

9 Months to Crochet
Count Down to the Big Day with Crochet!
By Maaike Van Koert
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Crochet Yourself Calm

Crochet Yourself Calm
Repeat Patterns and Mindful Motifs
By Carmen Heffernan
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Modern Crochet Mandalas

Modern Crochet Mandalas
50+ Colorful Motifs to Crochet
By Interweave Editors (Editor)
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Quick Crochet for the Home

Quick Crochet for the Home
20 Fast Projects to Liven Up Every Room
By Tamara Kelly
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Adorable Baby Knits

Adorable Baby Knits
25 Patterns for Boys and Girls
By Jody Long
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Shetland Oo

Shetland Oo
Wool, Textiles, Work
By Kate Davies
View on Kate Davies Designs >


New and discontinued yarns

New yarn Hazel Knits The Big Squeezee

New yarn —Hazel Knits The Big Squeezee—Image © Hazel Knits

New


Araucania
Uñan – Aran – 50% Cotton, 50% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Tonal colors

Berroco
Modern Cotton DK – DK – 60% Cotton, 40% Rayon – S on S plied – Solid colors
Nebula – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (marls)
Pima 100 – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Remix Light – DK – 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen – Tweedy – Tweeds
Summer Silk – DK – 45% Silk, 43% Cotton, 12% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Ultra Wool – Worsted – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Classic Elite Yarns
Yuri – Sport – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors

Debbie Bliss
Sita – Worsted – 45% Silk, 40% Cotton, 15% Nylon – Crepe – Solid colors

Deramores
Toscana Aran – Aran – 50% Wool, 50% Acrylic – Single ply – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Diamond
Little Darlings Jack and Jill – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Little Darlings Soft – Heavy Worsted – 75% Acrylic, 25% Nylon – 2 plies – Semi-solid colors
Luxury Collection Pure Organic – Fingering – 55% Merino Wool, 45% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Summertime Light – Sport – 55% Acrylic, 26% Cotton, 9% Linen, 10% Polyester – 2 plies – Multicolored marls
Luxury Collection Tropicalia – Sport – 55% Cotton, 45% Viscose – Crepe – Tonal marls

Dragonfly Fibers
Selkie Sport – Sport – 70% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 30% Mulberry Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Fleece Artist
Zambezi Loop – Lace – 70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk – Bouclé – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

Hazel Knits
The Big Squeezee – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors with metallic thread, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Knitting Fever
KFI Luxury Collection Adonis – DK – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk – Single ply – Solid colors

Lang Yarns
Lusso – Lace – 36% Wool, 27% Silk, 19% Camel, 18% Mohair – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Merino Paillettes – Light Fingering – 96% Merino Superwash Wool, 4% Polyester – Sequinned – Solid colors with sequins
Merino Perline – Lace – 100% Merino Wool – Beaded – Solid colors with beads
Mila – Heavy Worsted – 90% Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Fuzzy – Heathered colors
Mohair Trend – Heavy Worsted – 70% Mohair, 30% Silk – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors
Super Soxx Alpaca – Fingering – 55% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 20% Alpaca – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)
Tiziana – Bulky – 50% Superwash Wool, 50% Acrylic – Thick and thin – Multicolored
Viva – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)
Young – Jumbo – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Multicolored
Zero – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Knitted tube

Lion Brand
Jeans – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
LB Collection Merino Yak Alpaca – Aran – 70% Merino Wool, 15% Alpaca, 15% Yak – 2 plies – Solid colors
LB Collection Mulberry Silk – Worsted – 100% Mulberry Silk – Crepe – Solid colors

Louisa Harding
Marmo – Aran – 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic – Plied – Multicolored marls
Mazzo – Aran – 60% Cotton, 40% Nylon – Tape – Multicolored

Mary Maxim
Denim Days – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
Royal – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Isaac Mizrahi Craft Colorways Merino Blend – Worsted – 50% Microfiber, 50% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Queensland Collection
Tide – Aran – 40% Cotton, 30% Viscose, 15% Alpaca, 10% Nylon, 5% Wool – Thick and thin – Solid colors

Scheepjes
Softy – Super Bulky – 75% Polyester, 25% Nylon – Fleece style – Solid colors

Sprightly Yarns
Acrylic Super Bulky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Trendsetter Yarns
Autumn Wind Confetti – Worsted – 90% Cotton, 10% Cashmere – S on S plied – Multicolored (Speckles)
Holika – Aran – 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic – Loosely plied – Multicolored Marls
Willow – Aran – 80% Nylon, 20% Polyester – Faux fur – Gradient

Valley Yarns
Conway – DK – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors


Discontinued


Debbie Bliss
Luxury Silk DK – DK – 100% Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping

Universal Yarn
Felicity – Bulky – 72% Nylon, 14% Acrylic, 14% Wool – Ladder ribbon – Multicolored

Valley Yarns
Stockbridge – Worsted – 50% Wool, 50% Alpaca – Plied – Solid colors

Yarn Bee
Calcutta Chunky – Super Bulky – 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors, Multi-colored
Chrysalis – – 100% Acrylic – Ruffle
Effervesce – Aran – 80% Acrylic, 20% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Interlocked – Super Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 15% Wool, 10% Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors
Melody Bulky Wool Blend – Bulky – 70% Wool, 30% Acrylic – Plied


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