YarnSub Newsletter

October 2018

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Baby & Kids Crochet Style' by Jennifer Dougherty] [Book: 'More Super Socks' by Christine Perry] [Book: 'Pompom Noel' by Alistair MacDonald]

Baby & Kids Crochet Style by Jennifer Dougherty is a beautiful book and doesn't disappoint with its content either. It's not just the attractive designs that impress me, but also the amount of effort that it must have taken to get all those babies to sleep on cue!

Christine Perry's aim in More Super Socks is to bridge the gap between a basic sock pattern and some of the more complex designs that are available. She provides tutorials for simple cable, lace and colorwork socks so knitters can build their confidence step by step.

I met Christine last year when we spent a morning together with our mutual friend Kate Makin from Northern Yarn. Knowing that we both have a fondness for sheep, Kate had asked us to help her sort the lambswool fleeces for her second batch of Poll Dorset 4-ply. It was smelly and tiring but as a city girl it felt like such a privilege to be there. I thoroughly recommend the experience if you ever get offered the chance!

Pompom Noel by Alistair MacDonald isn't strictly knitting or crochet but it does involve yarn—and it seems I can't resist a Father Christmas made with pompoms! There are instructions for snowmen, robins, Mrs Christmas and more besides. I reckon even if I feel overwhelmed with Christmas knitting I'll still be able to find the energy to make these.

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Intarsia workshop

Two hats made using the intarsia technique

I'm going to be at Wild and Woolly in London, UK, on Sunday 11th November, teaching a class on intarsia. The class includes patterns for the two hats shown above. If you've never tried intarsia before, or you have but ended up with a tangle of yarns and a zillion ends to sew in, then come along! It would be great to see you there.

More details about the class  >

New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Regia Merino Yak 4-ply

New yarn: Regia Merino Yak 4-ply – Image © LoveKnitting

New

Adriafil
Camelpiù – DK – 60% Merino Wool, 40% Camel – Plied – Solid colors

Arnall-Culliford Knitwear
Something to Knit With Aran – Aran – 70% Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Bergère de France
Arlequin – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Bernat
Pop! Bulky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Blacker Yarns
Tor – Aran – 55% Romney Wool, 28% Merino Wool, 8% Alpaca, 5% Wool, 4% Shetland Wool – Plied (woolen-spun) – Solid colors, Heathered colors

Cascade Yarns
Melilla Fingering – Fingering – 45% Silk, 35% Wool, 20% Nylon – Tweedy – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Cloudborn Fibers
Highland Superwash Wool Super Bulky – Super Bulky – 100% Highland Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Alpakka Magic – Aran – 65% Alpaca, 35% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors
Pure Superwool – Sport – 100% Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Debbie Bliss
Iris – Aran – 95% Wool, 5% Cashmere – Single ply – Solid colors

Hoooked
Ribbon XL Lurex – Super Bulky – 60% Cotton, 40% Metallic – Tape – Solid colors with metallic

ITO
Shimo – Light Fingering – 80% Wool, 20% Silk – Plied (woolen-spun) – Tweed colors

James C. Brett
Chinchilla – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors
Mojo Magic Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Self-striping marls
The Big Stuff – Jumbo – 52% Acrylic, 48% Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Multicolored

Järbo Garn
Llama Soft – Heavy Worsted – 85% Llama, 15% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Katia
Concept Atmosfera – Bulky – 67% Superfine Alpaca, 28% Nylon, 5% Merino Wool – Fuzzy chain – Self-striping (gradient transition)

King Cole
Comfort Cheeky Chunky – Super Bulky – 60% Acrylic, 40% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping (dappled)
Twirly Tweed Chunky – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 18% Superwash Wool, 2% Viscose – Single ply – Self-striping (long transition)

Knit Picks
Capretta Superwash – Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Knitting Fever
Furreal – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors

Lana Grossa
Cool Air – Bulky – 55% Merino Wool, 33% Baby Alpaca, 12% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Semi-solid colors, Heathered colors
Cool Air Fine – Aran – 50% Merino Wool, 28% Baby Alpaca, 22% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Semi-solid colors, Heathered colors

Loops & Threads
Copenhagen – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Self-striping (gradient marl)

Noro
Ito – Aran – 100% Wool – Tweedy – Self-striping (tweedy)

Patons (UK)
Alpaca Merino Twist – Aran – 60% Wool, 40% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Plymouth Yarn
Aireado – Bulky – 70% Baby Alpaca, 23% Nylon, 7% Merino Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Red Heart
With Love Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Regia
Alpaca Soft – Sport – 62% Superwash Wool, 23% Nylon, 15% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Semi-solid colors
Merino Yak 4-ply – Fingering – 58% Superwash Wool, 28% Nylon, 14% Yak – Plied with a soft haze – Semi-solid colors

Rico Design
Fashion Daiyamondo – Heavy Worsted – 35% Acrylic, 30% Nylon, 30% Superwash Wool, 5% Metallic – Fuzzy – Solid colors with metallic

Scheepjes
Namaste – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Shibui Knits
Echo – DK – 52% Silk, 48% Merino Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Semi-solid colors

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns
S Line New Jersey – Heavy Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
S Line Perlage – Worsted – 83% Wool, 13% Synthetic, 4% Cotton – Beaded – Solid colors with beads

Stylecraft
Bellissima DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Colour Pool – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Color pooling

The Fibre Company
Lore – DK – 100% Romney Wool – Plied (woolen-spun) – Heathered colors

Valley Yarns
Valley Superwash Sport – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

West Yorkshire Spinners
Re:Treat – Bulky – 100% Kerry Hill Wool – Single ply – Solid colors, Marls

Willow Yarns
Grandeur – Jumbo – 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Discontinued

A Swell Yarn Shop
DeKAY Duet – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied
Duet Sock Yarn – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied
Middy Duet Sock Yarn – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied
Skinny Duet Sock Yarn – Lace – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied

Bernat
Blissful – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Multicolored
Dimensions – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool – Thick and thin – Self-striping
Mega Bulky Sparkle – Jumbo – 99% Acrylic, 1% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic

Borgo de'Pazzi Firenze
Puno – Aran – 50% Wool, 30% Nylon, 20% Alpaca – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Classic Elite Yarns
Camelot – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Marled

Cleckheaton
Lawson Tweed 12-ply – Aran – 40% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 20% Alpaca – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Merino Light & Airy 8-ply – DK – 40% Acrylic, 40% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Fibra Natura
Good Earth – Aran – 53% Cotton, 47% Linen – Crepe – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors, Multicolored

Isager Strik
Kvartet – Fingering – 45% Cotton, 28% Linen, 15% Silk, 12% Nettle Fiber – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors, Multi-colored

Järbo Garn
Fantasi – Worsted – 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool – Plied
Inez – Super Bulky – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Acrylic – 2 plies – Multicolored
Mini Raggi – Fingering – 70% Wool, 30% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored, Self-striping, Marls

Katia
Concept Puno – Super Bulky – 75% Baby Alpaca, 25% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors

Knit One, Crochet Too
Brae Tweed – Aran – 60% Merino Wool, 20% Llama, 10% Bamboo Viscose, 10% Wool – Tweedy – Tweeds

Novita
Aamu – Aran – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Loosely plied – Solid colors

Patons (North America)
Lace – Lace – 80% Acrylic, 10% Mohair, 10% Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Self-striping (gradient transition)
Metallic – Worsted – 63% Nylon, 28% Acrylic, 9% Wool – Tape – Solid shiny colors, Multicolored shiny

Stylecraft
Lullaby DK – DK – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Tahki Yarns
Aruba – Aran – 80% Cotton, 20% Linen – Tweedy – Heathered colors
Glacier – Jumbo – 100% Alpaca – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors
Malibu – Worsted – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Tape – Solid colors
Navajo – Aran – 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping
Poppy – Super Bulky – 53% Acrylic, 45% Superwash Wool, 2% Mohair – Dotted with flowers – Solid colors
Scotland – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Spencer – Super Bulky – 80% Wool, 20% Nylon – Tape – Solid colors
Tara Tweed – Aran – 80% Wool, 20% Nylon – Tweedy – Tweeds
Zona – Bulky – 35% Cotton, 28% Wool, 26% Acrylic, 11% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Marled

Valley Yarns
Bromley – DK – 85% Cashmere, 15% Superkid Mohair – 2 plies – Heathered colors, Gradient set

Wendy
Love It – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors, Multicolored


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See you in November!

Wendy


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