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July 2017

A better cable cast-on

Rounded corner to square corner with the cable cast-on

I'm a big fan of the cable cast-on, but have you noticed that the right hand corner ends up rounded rather than square?

As I was working on the intarsia cast-on for last month's newsletter I realized why that happens—and found a simple way to fix it.

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Newly-published books

Dumpling Cats
Crochet and Collect Them All!

By Sarah Sloyer
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Step Into Crochet
Crocheted Sock Techniques--from Basic to Beyond!

By Rohn Strong
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Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls
20 Free-Spirited Designs Featuring Lace, Color and More

By Interweave Editors (Editor)
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Knitting for Children
35 simple knits kids will love to make!

By Claire Montgomerie
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Joekedoe
Simple crochet designs in one piece

By Joke Decorte
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Modern Bohemian Crochet
Unique Crochet Stitches for Free-Spirited Style

By Beth Nielsen
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Zootopia Crochet
By Kati Galusz
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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Just Yarn Mohair

New yarn —Just Yarn - Mohair—Image © LoveKnitting

New

Berroco
Bento – Aran – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Silk – Plied – Solid colors
Catena – Bulky – 94% Merino Wool, 6% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors, Heathers
Millefiori Big – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Multicolored
Quechua – Sport – 60% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Yak – 2 plies – Solid colors

Classic Elite Yarns
Escape – DK – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Yak, 10% Mulberry Silk – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathers

HiKoo
Alpaca Lace Light – Lace – 100% Baby Alpaca – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers
Concentric – Worsted – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied – Gradient
Oh! – Heavy Worsted – 100% Superfine Alpaca – Chained – Heathered colors
Super Quick Alpaca – Jumbo – 50% Acrylic, 50% Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors

Just Yarn
Mohair – Lace – 75% Mohair, 25% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Summer DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Tape – Solid colors

King Cole
Baby Pure DK – DK – 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon – Plied – Semi-solid colors

Lang Yarns
Merino 130 – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Crepe – Solid colors
Norma – DK – 55% Cotton, 35% Modal, 10% Viscose – Chained – Solid colors

Mary Maxim
Crafty Knit – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Pia – Aran – 72% Acrylic, 18% Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Chained – Self-striping (gradient)

Novita
Wool Cotton – DK – 55% Superwash Wool, 45% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Purl Soho
Field Linen – Fingering – 100% Linen – 2 plies – Solid colors, Marls

Rico Design
Creative Melange Lace – Light Fingering – 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester – Plied – Speckled colors
Essentials Cotton 4-ply – Fingering – 100% Mercerized Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Fashion Balance – Worsted – 50% Cotton, 50% Viscose – Chained – Solid colors
Fashion Cotton Metallisé – DK – 53% Cotton, 35% Acrylic, 12% Metallic – Chained – Solid colors with metallic

Scheepjes
Twinkle – DK – 75% Cotton, 25% Metallic – Chained – Solid colors with metallic

Stylecraft
Special Candy Swirl – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (long)

Wendy
Aurora DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Purity – Worsted – 70% Cotton, 30% Merino Superwash Wool – Knitted tube – Semi-solid colors
Stella Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Wool and the Gang
Tina Tape – Aran – 100% Tencel – Tape – Solid colors

Discontinued

Bergère de France
Cocoon – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 25% Mohair, 5% Alpaca – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Bernat
Fleurettes – Aran – 96% Acrylic, 4% Polyester – Looped

Borgo de'Pazzi Firenze
Bulky – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Self-striping (gradient), Undyed
Elisa – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Marls

Classic Elite Yarns
Century – Super Bulky – 75% Baby Alpaca, 25% Nylon – Fuzzy ribbon – Solid colors
Jil Eaton Cottontail – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
Jil Eaton Minnow Merino – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors
Mesa – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Sanibel – Worsted – 58% Rayon, 42% Cotton – Tape – Semi-solid colors

Elsebeth Lavold
Silky Wool XL – Heavy Worsted – 80% Wool, 20% Silk – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Filatura Di Crosa
Dolce Amore – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied
Superior – Lace – 70% Cashmere, 25% Silk, 5% Merino Wool – Fuzzy
Zara 14 – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Zara 8 – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Zara Plus – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied
Zarina – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied

James C. Brett
Lakeland Chunky – Bulky – 72% Acrylic, 18% Wool, 10% Nylon – Chained – Self-striping

Knit Picks
Diadem DK – Worsted – 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk – Single ply – Solid colors
Hawthorne Sport – Sport – 80% Peruvian Highland Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored, Tonal colors
Reverie – Aran – 80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Acrylic – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Manos del Uruguay
Lace – Lace – 70% Alpaca, 25% Silk, 5% Cashmere – 2 plies – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Miss Babs
Yasmin – Lace – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Tussah Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Noro
Ginga – Super Bulky – 40% Cotton, 30% Silk, 15% Nylon, 15% Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

ONline
Linie 12 Clip – Worsted – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied
Linie 361 Morel – Aran – 54% Cotton, 46% Polyester – Fiber core wrapped – Semi-solid colors

Plymouth Yarn
Cashmere Passion – Worsted – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors
Linen Concerto – DK – 48% Rayon, 42% Linen, 10% Cotton – Loosely plied

Purl Soho
Merino Script – Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Thick and thin – Solid colors

Red Heart
Velvety – Heavy Worsted – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors, Tonals

See you in August—if not before on Instagram, Ravelry or Facebook!

—Wendy


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