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September 2017

How do you hold your knitting?

I hold my yarn and needles in three different ways depending on what I'm knitting. I like having this flexibility, but I don't know many other knitters who chop and change like I do. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised about that—I'd been knitting for 25 years before I made any changes to my knitting style!

I do wish I'd known earlier about the advantages of being able to hold my yarn in either hand though.

So, in case you've never thought about learning a different knitting style, or you have but weren't quite sure how, I thought I'd share the story of how I came to have three different styles.

Read the full article >


News about the newsletter

Shaped intarsia

I would like to write a book about shaped intarsia. I've been wanting to write this book for a while now, and I've realized that I can't keep the newsletter articles going and still make decent progress with the book.

So for a while the newsletter will just include the new yarns and books, though if I think that you'll be interested in a part of the book that I'm working on then I'll include that as an article too.

In the meantime I'm still on Instagram, Ravelry and Facebook and it would be great to see you there!

—Wendy


Newly-published books

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary
200 Modern Knitting Motifs

By Andrea Rangel
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Crafting the Resistance
35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist

By Lara Neel, Heather Marano
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Folk Fashion
Understanding Homemade Clothes

By Amy Twigger Holroyd
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Silk Road Socks
Socks Inspired by Oriental Rugs

By Hunter Hammersen
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Modern Tapestry Crochet
Techniques, Projects, Adventure

By Alessandra Hayden
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Colorful Crochet
By Marianne Dekkers-Roos
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Amigurumi Globetrotters
Take a Trip through Amigurumi Land!

By Ilaria Caliri
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Super Easy Amigurumi
Crochet Cute Animals

By Mitsuki Hoshi
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Crocheted Baby
Hats & Booties

By Küçük Sevde
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Knits in a Day
40 Quick Knits to Cast On and Complete in Three Hours or Less

By Candi Derr
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Joekedoe²
Simple crochet designs in one piece

By Joke Decorte
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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Rowan Yarns - Valley Tweed

New yarn —Rowan Yarns - Valley Tweed—Image © LoveKnitting

New

Amano Yarns
Awa – Sport – 55% Baby Alpaca, 26% Merino Wool, 19% Cotton – Plied with a soft haze – Semi-solid colors
Pacha – DK – 50% Mulberry Silk, 25% Mohair, 25% Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Anzula
Lunaris – Light Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Araucania
Huasco Sock – Fingering – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored

Austermann
Ambra Mélange – Worsted – 46% Superwash Wool, 46% Viscose, 8% Nylon – Chained – Semi-solid colors, Self-striping (long gradient)
Biola – Aran – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – S on S plied – Solid colors, Heathers

BC Garn
Bio Balance – Sport – 55% Wool, 45% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Bio Shetland – Sport – 100% Shetland Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers

Baa Ram Ewe
Dovestone Natural Chunky – Bulky – 50% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 25% Masham Wool, 25% Wensleydale Wool – Single ply – Undyed

Bendigo Woollen Mills
Harlequin 8-ply – DK – 92% Merino Superwash Wool, 8% Bamboo Viscose – Crepe – Solid colors

Bergère de France
Angora (New 2017) – DK – 70% Angora, 30% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Barisienne 12 – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Barisienne 7 – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Calinou – Fingering – 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Merinos 2.5 – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Merinos 4 – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Merinos 7 – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Twiste – Aran – 52% Superwash Wool, 48% Acrylic – Plied – Heathered marl

Borgo de'Pazzi Firenze
Amore 350 – Lace – 70% Wool, 25% Nylon, 2% Acrylic, 2% Viscose, 1% Polyester – 2 plies – Solid colors

Caron
Cupcakes – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (long)
Tea Cakes – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – Plied – Self-striping (long)

Ella Rae
Chunky Merino Splash – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolored

GGH
Baby Alpaka Fino – Lace – 100% Baby Alpaca – 2 plies – Solid colors

King Cole
Carousel Chunky – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Self-striping (gradient marls)
Luxury Merino DK – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Tonal Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Tonal colors

Koigu
Othello – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Lana Grossa
Alpaca Peru 100 – Worsted – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Alpaca Peru 200 – Sport – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Cometa – Bulky – 34% Alpaca, 33% Nylon, 22% Viscose, 6% Wool, 5% Metallic – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors with metallic slubs
Gomitolo 100 – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored
Gomitolo 200 – Sport – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient), Multicolored
Gomitolo Merino – Heavy Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Multicolored, Tonal colors
Lala Berlin Fluffy – Bulky – 42% Wool, 21% Nylon, 19% Alpaca, 18% Mohair – Fuzzy – Tweed colors
Mohairnuovo – Bulky – 44% Alpaca, 44% Mohair, 12% Nylon – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors

Manos del Uruguay
Alegría Grande – Aran – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Mary Maxim
Maximum Value – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Mirasol Yarn
Qulla – Fingering – 90% Merino Wool, 10% Mulberry Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Patons (Australia)
Summer Swirl – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Loosely plied – Gradient

Patons (UK)
Colour Mix – Worsted – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Dream Light – DK – 58% Viscose, 34% Wool, 8% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Heathered colors

Phildar
Phil Otello – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping
Phil Sport – Worsted – 51% Superwash Wool, 49% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Berber – Jumbo – 96% Acrylic, 4% Polyester – Bouclé – Multicolored

Queensland Collection
Cassowary – Fingering – 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient)

Rico Design
Fashion Bisous – Bulky – 44% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, 17% Alpaca, 17% Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors
Fashion Mademoiselle Chunky – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Mohair – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Luxury Alpaca Superfine Aran – Aran – 63% Alpaca, 37% Nylon – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors
Superba Geysir – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

Rowan
Alpaca Soft DK – DK – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Camello – Fingering – 68% Wool, 18% Camel, 14% Nylon – Chained – Heathered colors
Cashmere Tweed – DK – 80% Wool, 20% Cashmere – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Valley Tweed – Sport – 100% Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Schachenmayr Original
Fashion Alpaca Wool Mix – Heavy Worsted – 60% Acrylic, 22% Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon, 8% Alpaca – Single ply – Solid colors
Fashion Colour Ombré – Worsted – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Fashion Creative Lace – Sport – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored
Fashion Magic Knit – Bulky – 50% Nylon, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping
Fashion Pieces – DK – 58% Viscose, 34% Wool, 8% Nylon – Chained – Heathered colors, Dotted colors
Fashion Soft Shimmer – DK – 50% Nylon, 50% Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Schoeller + Stahl
Allround – Worsted – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Alpaca Tweed – Heavy Worsted – 42% Synthetic, 26% Alpaca, 21% Wool, 11% Silk – Fuzzy – Tweed colors
Marnie – Bulky – 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Shibui Knits
Birch – Fingering – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns
Bluebell – Lace – 42% Kid Mohair, 40% Polyester, 18% Silk – Fuzzy with sequins – Solid colors with sequins
Nordica – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Tahki Stacy Charles
Arctic – Bulky – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – Bouclé – Undyed

Valley Yarns
Haydenville Bulky – Bulky – 60% Merino Superwash Wool, 40% Microfiber – Plied – Solid colors
Worthington – DK – 50% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose – Plied with a soft haze – Tweed colors

West Yorkshire Spinners
The Croft Shetland Tweed – Aran – 100% Shetland Superwash Wool – Plied – Tweed colors, Dappled colors

Discontinued

Anzula
Oasis – Sport – 70% Silk, 30% Camel – 2 plies – Tonal colors

Bergère de France
Miroir – DK – 41% Acrylic, 41% Superwash Wool, 18% Polyester – Sequinned – Marled with sequins
Norvège – Worsted – 40% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 20% Mohair – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Sirene – Carry along – 100% Nylon – Tape – Metallic

Fyberspates
Scrumptious Chunky – Bulky – 55% Merino Wool, 45% Silk – Single ply

Hayfield
Super Chunky With Wool – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – Plied – Solid colors

James C. Brett
Pulse – Bulky – 54% Superwash Wool, 46% Acrylic – Thick and thin – Multi-colored

Lana Grossa
Aria – DK – 100% Cotton – Tape – Solid colors
Baby Alpaca – Aran – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Alpaca – Plied
Babykid – Worsted – 60% Mohair, 40% Microfiber – Fuzzy
Carezza – Aran – 30% Alpaca, 30% Silk, 25% Merino Wool, 15% Rayon – Plied with a soft haze
Chiara – Sport – 70% Rayon, 20% Mohair, 10% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze
Cool Wool Seta – DK – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk – S on S plied
Dito Paillettes – Heavy Worsted – 54% Nylon, 19% Alpaca, 19% Mohair, 8% Polyester – Fuzzy with sequins – Solid colors with sequins
Divino – Worsted – 75% Cotton, 25% Rayon – Plied
Evento – Worsted – 65% Cotton, 35% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze
Fumato – Worsted – 42% Merino Wool, 40% Nylon, 18% Alpaca – Plied
Lace Paillettes – Lace – 45% Alpaca, 20% Merino Wool, 15% Cotton, 15% Nylon, 5% Polyester – Fuzzy with sequins – Solid colors
McWool Neon Sport – Bulky – 60% Superwash Wool, 40% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Meilenweit 50 Seta/Cashmere – Fingering – 65% Merino Wool, 16% Nylon, 15% Silk, 4% Cashmere – Plied
Meilenweit Soja – Fingering – 60% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon, 20% Soy – Plied
Mondo – DK – 52% Merino Superwash Wool, 48% Cotton – Plied
Setanova – DK – 60% Silk, 40% Cotton – Plied

Naturally Yarns
Delight – Lace – 76% Kid Mohair, 24% Nylon – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Harmony 8-ply – DK – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Undyed, Solid colors
Otira – DK – 40% Merino Wool, 35% Tencel, 25% Possum – Single ply – Solid colors

Red Heart
Boutique Midnight – Aran – 65% Acrylic, 23% Wool, 6% Metallic, 6% Nylon – Chained

Shibui Knits
Dune – DK – 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Camel, 25% Silk – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors


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