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August 2018

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Coastal Crochet' by Karen Whooley] [Book: 'Knitting For The Fun Of It' by Frida Pontén] [Book: 'Knitting Ganseys' by Beth Brown-Reinsel]

There aren't many patterns for garments in crochet that I really fancy making. I'll pick up my hook for blankets and toys, but when I think garments, I think knitting. Karen Whooley's book Coastal Crochet has made me rethink - there are a couple of loose-fitting sweaters in the book that I'd love to own, along with a lacy cardi and a shawl (or three).

Knitting For The Fun Of It by Frida Pontén caught my eye because of the range of techniques that she uses in her designs: diagonal stripes, slip-stitch colorwork, cables, chevrons, entrelac and more. If you're looking to expand your technique repertoire while making attractive patterns, this might be just the book.

Beth Brown-Reinsel's book Knitting Ganseys was first published 25 years ago, but she has now revised and updated it. With a wealth of information and photos on the history of ganseys, this one is going on my wish list.

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Mojave

New yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Mojave – Image © Kelbourne Woolens

New

Cascade Yarns
Anthem Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Cantata – Aran – 70% Cotton, 30% Merino Superwash Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors
Pluff n Stuff – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Dotted colors

Erika Knight
Wild Wool – Aran – 85% Wool, 15% Nettle Fiber – Single ply – Semi-solid colors

Gedifra
Dolce 120 – DK – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors
Dolce 85 – Aran – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors
Monnalisa – Heavy Worsted – 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors
Perulana – Jumbo – 100% Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Hayfield
Journey DK – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolored

Kelbourne Woolens
Mojave – Sport – 60% Cotton, 40% Linen – Crepe – Solid colors

King Cole
Drifter Aran – Aran – 79% Acrylic, 17% Cotton, 4% Wool – S on S plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)
Funny Yummy – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Looped – Solid colors
Shadow Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Multicolored

Knit Picks
Simply Cotton Organic Fingering – Fingering – 100% Organic Cotton – Plied – Undyed

Knitcrate
Knitologie Bouncy Worsted – Heavy Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Multicolored

Lang Yarns
Cashmerino For Babies and More – Sport – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Amazing Lace – Lace – 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors
Coboo – Sport – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Mandala Sparkle – DK – 94% Acrylic, 6% Metallic – Plied – Self-striping (long transition) with metallic thread

Loopy Mango
Mohair So Soft – Jumbo – 53% Merino Wool, 47% Mohair – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Patons (Australia)
Jet 8-ply – DK – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Pickles
Soft Merino – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Plymouth Yarn
Andes Socks – Fingering – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 20% Alpaca – Plied – Self-striping
Cielo – Super Bulky – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Forget Me Not – Bulky – 100% Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Serenity Chunky Big Ombré – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Self-striping (long gradient)

Quince and Co
Whimbrel – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Red Heart
Soft Essentials Baby – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping (gradient transition)

Rowan
Alpaca Classic – DK – 57% Alpaca, 43% Cotton – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors
Selects Cosy Merino – Bulky – 73% Wool, 15% Cashmere, 7% Yak, 5% Nylon – Bouclé – Solid colors

Sirdar
Alpine – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors
No.1 Chunky – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon – Crepe – Solid colors

Spincycle Yarns
Dream State – Worsted – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolored marls, Self-striping marls

Sublime Yarns
Isabella – DK – 55% Superwash Wool, 45% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

The Plucky Knitter
Beauregard – DK – 60% Yak, 40% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Undyed
Beauregard Aran – Aran – 60% Yak, 40% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Undyed

Trendsetter Yarns
Placid – Bulky – 60% Cashmere, 25% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors

Discontinued

GGH
Silka – Worsted – 85% Organic Cotton, 15% Silk – Plied – Solid colors

Juniper Moon Farm
Tenzing – Sport – 85% Merino Wool, 15% Yak – S on S plied – Solid colors

Katia
Crepusculo – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
Emozione – DK – 43% Wool, 22% Mohair, 22% Silk, 13% Yak – Fuzzy – Solid colors, Self-striping
Gomitolo 100 – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored
Royal Tweed – Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Tweeds
Stellina – Worsted – 40% Wool, 35% Viscose, 25% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors with metallic

Lang Yarns
Céline – Worsted – 24% Cotton, 24% Polyester, 21% Viscose, 16% Mohair, 15% Nylon – Single wrapped with thread – Semi-solid colors with metallic sections
Loop – Bulky – 85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Nylon – Looped – Multicolored
Riva – Worsted – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic – Chained – Multicolored
Thema Nuova – DK – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Novita
Suomivilla – Aran – 100% Wool – Plied

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


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See you in September!

Wendy


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