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December 2018

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Unicorns and Dragons' by Joke Vermeiren] [Book: 'Curls 3' by Hunter Hammersen] [Book: 'Designer Knit Home' by Erin Black]

This month I'm finding it hard to resist the cuteness of the Amigurumi dragons in Joke Vermeiren's Unicorns and Dragons. If I had a small person to make them for, I would be making them this Christmas, complete with Santa hats!

I'm always intrigued by the stitch patterns and constructions of Hunter Hammersen's designs, and the patterns in Curls 3 are no exception. The book contains 11 shawl patterns and I'd be happy to make any of them.

I've never had such a strong urge to drop everything and knit a cushion cover as when I was looking through Designer Knit Home by Erin Black. I have a hundred other things in my knitting queue, so I resisted, but the cat may find herself with a squishy new cushion to sleep on soon. Many of the designs are knitted with six strands of yarn held together, so they'll grow quickly—maybe in time for Christmas even. And if you don't fancy faffing with six strands of yarn, there are lots of Jumbo weight yarns around these days that you could use instead.

Whatever holiday you're celebrating this December, I hope you have fun—see you again in 2019!

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Germantown

New yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Germantown – Image © Kelbourne Woolens

New

Araucania
Tierra del Fuego – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Bergère de France
Le Velours – Heavy Worsted – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

Bernat
Baby Marly – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Loosely plied – Marled colors
Velvet – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

Bremont
Coco – Super Bulky – 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Merino Wool – Bouclé – Solid colors

Cascade Yarns
Eco + Merino – Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers

Cygnet
Prism DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (long transition)

Debbie Bliss
Toast 4-ply – Fingering – 65% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors

Ella Rae
Silky Kid – Lace – 76% Mohair, 24% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Ewe Ewe Yarns
Fluffy Fingering – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Hazel Knits
Cadence With Cashmere – Worsted – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

James C. Brett
Funny Feetz – Fingering – 75% Acrylic, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)

Juniper Moon Farm
Patagonia – Sport – 100% Merino Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers
Stargazer Brushed – Heavy Worsted – 85% Llama, 15% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Just Yarn
Wool Worsted – Worsted – 100% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathered colors, Multicolored

Kelbourne Woolens
Germantown – Aran – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors

King Cole
Sprite – DK – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping marls

Lana Grossa
Alta Moda 16 Cashmere Sfumato – Bulky – 78% Merino Wool, 12% Cashmere, 10% Nylon – Chained – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Smokey – Worsted – 46% Merino Superwash Wool, 41% Cotton, 8% Nylon, 5% Yak – Chained – Heathered colors
Tutti – Heavy Worsted – 30% Nylon, 25% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mohair, 20% Merino Wool – Fuzzy – Self-striping marls
Twisted Cashmerino – Fingering – 90% Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Self-striping (marl transition)
Weekend – Jumbo – 69% Merino Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca, 1% Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Multicolored

Lion Brand
Color Made Easy – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Ferris Wheel – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Go For Faux – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors
Mandala Thick & Quick – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (long transition)
Neck's Best Thing – Sport – 90% Acrylic, 10% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (long transition)
Spinella – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Self-striping
Yarnado – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (long)

Mary Maxim
Baby – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Patons (North America)
Hempster – DK – 55% Hemp, 45% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Purl Soho
Tussock – Lace – 60% Superkid Mohair, 40% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Quince and Co
Chickadee Organic – Sport – 100% Wool – Plied – Heathered colors

Red Heart
Loop-It – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Fixed loops – Solid colors, Multicolored
Sparkle – Aran – 100% Polyester – Tinsel – Solid colors

Rico Design
Creative Itoiro – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – 2 plies – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Creative Riguretto – Worsted – 55% Acrylic, 30% Nylon, 10% Wool, 5% Mohair – Fuzzy – Self-striping (long transition)
Luxury Lace – Lace – 70% Wool, 30% Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors
Luxury Volumi – Sport – 41% Alpaca, 41% Mohair, 16% Nylon, 2% Elastic – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Tahki Yarns
Aston – Bulky – 50% Merino Wool, 24% Acrylic, 24% Alpaca, 2% Nylon – Chained – Heathered colors
Classic Superwash – Worsted – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Heathered colors
Donegal Tweed Fine – Fingering – 70% Wool, 30% Mohair – Tweedy – Tweeds

The Plucky Knitter
Plucky Sweater – DK – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Plied

Valley Yarns
Haydenville DK – DK – 60% Merino Superwash Wool, 40% Microfiber – Plied – Solid colors

Discontinued

Bernat
Handicrafter Crochet Thread Solids – Thread – 100% Acrylic – Thread - size 5
Handicrafter Holidays – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Plied

Brooks Farm Yarn
Ellie – DK – 50% Silk, 50% Wool – Thick and thin – Solid colors, Multi-colored, Tonal colors

Diamond
Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca Lace – Fingering – 100% Alpaca – Plied
Luxury Collection Bliss – Super Bulky – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Camel – Plied – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Chicpaca – Bulky – 71% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, 4% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Lambswool & Cotton – Aran – 55% Wool, 45% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Luxury Collection Lima – Heavy Worsted – 100% Wool – Single ply

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

Lang Yarns
Amelia – Aran – 55% Cotton, 45% Nylon – Ribbon – Multicolored
Clown – Aran – 38% Cotton, 30% Polyester, 26% Viscose, 6% Nylon – Chained – Multicolord
Corso – Aran – 100% Cotton – Thick and thin tape – Semi-solid colors
Cotone – Heavy Worsted – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Kappa – Worsted – 97% Cotton, 3% Polyester – Plied

Lion Brand
Jiffy Thick & Quick – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied with a soft haze – Multicolored
Luxe Fur – Super Bulky – 48% Superwash Wool, 47% Acrylic, 5% Nylon – Faux fur – Solid colors

Loops & Threads
Zoomba – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Lotus Yarns
Transitions – DK – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic – Plied – Gradient
Transitions Lux – DK – 50% Cotton, 46% Acrylic, 4% Metallic – Plied – Gradient with metallic

Louisa Harding
Noema – Worsted – 75% Cotton, 20% Acrylic, 5% Nylon – Thick and thin – Marled

Naturally Yarns
Harmony 10-ply – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Undyed

Phildar
Phil Cakes – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Self-striping (long)

Toft
Toft DK Alpaca – DK – 100% Alpaca – 2 plies – Undyed

Wendy
Ramsdale – DK – 100% Masham Wool – Single ply – Heathered colors
Supreme Luxury Cotton Chunky – Bulky – 100% Mercerized Cotton – 2 plies – Solid colors
Supreme Sparkle DK – DK – 96% Cotton, 4% Metallic – Plied – Solid with metallic


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See you in January!

Wendy


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