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January 2019

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Knitting Modular' by Melissa Leapman] [Book: 'Winter Knits from Scandinavia' by Jenny Alderbrant] [Book: 'Knit How' by Pom Pom Press]

Melissa Leapman's Knitting Modular provides endless opportunities to construct your own shawls and wraps, with a simple starting block and guidance on ways to complete your own knitting puzzle. She also gives some beautiful patterns of her own just in case geometry isn't your thing. It looks like a very satisfying book.

I confess that when I saw the title of Jenny Alderbrant's Winter Knits from Scandinavia, I wasn't inspired. I love the Scandi style, but how many pairs of stranded mittens does a knitter need? One look at the picture below changed my mind—it turns out I do need more, cat ones especially.

Pom Pom Press have brought out Knit How at the perfect time to help those picking up the needles for the first time in the New Year. It covers the absolute basics and first patterns through to different textures, simple stripes, and more complicated-looking cables. Given how much I usually like Pom Pom's publications, I'm looking forward to getting a closer look at this to see if it can become my go-to book recommendation for novice knitters.

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Stranded mittens pegged to a line

Stranded mittens in Winter Knits from Scandinavia – Image © Jenny Alderbrant

New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Valley Yarns Montague

New yarn: Valley Yarns Montague – Image © Valley Yarns

New

Bernat
Alize Blanket-EZ – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Fixed loops – Solid colors, Multicolored

Cascade Yarns
Cherub Bulky – Super Bulky – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Cygnet
Seriously Chunky Glow – Jumbo – 94% Acrylic, 6% Reflective Polyester – Plied – Solid colors with reflective thread

Hayfield
Spirit Chunky – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – Plied – Self-striping

Katia
Oh Là Là – Jumbo – 81% Acrylic, 19% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Rainbow Big – Heavy Worsted – 100% Cotton – Plied – Gradient

King Cole
Luxury Fur – Heavy Worsted – 90% Nylon, 10% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors

Lion Brand
Off The Hook – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Fixed loops – Solid colors, Multicolored

Phildar
Phil Big Wool – Jumbo – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca – Single ply – Solid colors

Plymouth Yarn
Davila – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers
Hannah – Heavy Worsted – 65% Cotton, 35% Bamboo Viscose – S on S plied – Solid colors
Hearthstone – Sport – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Heathers, Marls
Viento – Bulky – 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Bamboo Viscose – Chained – Heathered colors

Rico Design
Creative Cocon – Jumbo – 50% Acrylic, 35% Nylon, 15% Wool – Unspun roving – Solid colors
Creative Light Melange Glitz – Bulky – 44% Acrylic, 44% Wool, 10% Nylon, 2% Metallic – Fuzzy chain – Semi-solid colors with metallic
Essentials Alpaca Twist Chunky – Super Bulky – 50% Alpaca, 35% Acrylic, 15% Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Essentials Merino Plus Tweed DK – Super Bulky – 45% Acrylic, 45% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Fashion Fine Fur Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 42% Alpaca, 36% Nylon, 22% Mohair – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors

Robin
Mardi Gras (new 2018) – Bulky – 63% Acrylic, 37% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Scheepjes
Peru – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Trendsetter Yarns
Union – Aran – 52% Merino Superwash Wool, 48% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Valley Yarns
Montague – Worsted – 100% Organic Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors

Zitron
Echt – Sport – 100% Organic Cotton – Crepe – Solid colors

Discontinued

Berroco
Elba – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Tape – Semi-solid colors
Fiora – DK – 40% Cotton, 30% Rayon, 15% Alpaca, 10% Nylon, 5% Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Maya – Worsted – 85% Cotton, 15% Alpaca – Chained – Solids
Mixer – DK – 33% Cotton, 33% Polyester, 28% Rayon, 6% Nylon – Tape – Tonal colors

Classic Elite Yarns
Cerro – Sport – 85% Cotton, 15% Alpaca – Crepe – Solid colors

Hazel Knits
Spark – Light Fingering – 92% Merino Superwash Wool, 8% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic thread, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Katia
Artico – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Cashlana – Aran – 45% Merino Wool, 30% Viscose, 15% Nylon, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Concept Cashmere 30 – DK – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Concept Catena Merino – Bulky – 94% Merino Wool, 6% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors, Heathers
Estepa – Super Bulky – 90% Nylon, 10% Polyester – Faux fur – Solid colors
Gravity – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored
Mirage – Bulky – 72% Superkid Mohair, 18% Merino Wool, 10% Cotton – Fuzzy – Self-striping (gradient transition)

King Cole
Luxe Fur – Aran – 100% Nylon – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors

Lang Yarns
Vivienne – Aran – 95% Merino Wool, 5% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Color Waves DK – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Self-striping
Kitchen Cotton – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Zaps – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Marled

Noro
Hakone – Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Stylecraft
Carnival Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Multicolored
Mystique – Super Bulky – 70% Polyester, 30% Viscose – Ribbon – Semi-solid colors
Sundae DK – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Plied – Self-striping
Weekender Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Universal Yarn
Classic Worsted – Aran – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored


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Happy 2019 to you, and see you in February!

Wendy


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