YarnSub Newsletter

April 2019

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Beginner's Guide to Colorwork' by Ella Austin] [Book: 'Knits for Teens' by Lee Gant] [Book: 'Crocheted Wreaths and Garlands' by Kate Eastwood]

I wish I'd had Ella Austin's Beginner's Guide to Colorwork in my early days of knitting, for two reasons. Firstly, I feel most comfortable learning something if I'm following a path laid by someone who knows what they're talking about. Secondly, I would have known how to lock yarns together at a color change in intarsia. And then the sweater I made as a kid with a picture of a horse on the front wouldn't have had quite so many holes in it.

I was talking with some friends the other day about how we don't knit for our children nearly so much now they're getting older. It's not like you can dress the average twelve year old in handknits and expect them to go along with it just because you spent months knitting it! Perhaps, though, teenage girls would be happy to wear the designs from Knits for Teens. I admit I was slightly peeved that Lee Gant didn't come up with a single pattern aimed at boys. (Then again, some boys might like these designs, and hurrah for them if so.)

I like to see wreaths on front doors around Christmas, but the designs in Kate Eastwood's Crocheted Wreaths and Garlands make me want one on my house all year round! This book has gone on my wish list.

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Lang Yarns Soft Cotton

New yarn: Lang Yarns Soft Cotton – Image © LoveKnitting

New

Araucania
Ollagua – DK – 100% Linen – Z-plied – Multicolored

Bergère de France
Coton Merinos – Worsted – 52% Cotton, 48% Merino Superwash Wool – Crepe – Solid colors
Toundra – Worsted – 70% Cotton, 19% Merino Superwash Wool, 11% Polyester – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors

Bernat
Baby Velvet – Heavy Worsted – 100% Polyester – Chenille – solid colors

Cascade Yarns
Noble Cotton – DK – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Dragonfly Fibers
Faerie – Lace – 70% Superkid Mohair, 30% Mulberry Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Ella Rae
Denim DK – DK – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
Eco Organic Cotton – Sport – 100% Organic Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

Erika Knight
Wool Local – Fingering – 50% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 50% Masham Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers

James C. Brett
Driftwood DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Flutterby Quick Knit – Worsted – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
It's Pure Cotton – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Katia
Concept Duomo – Heavy Worsted – 66% Viscose, 34% Cotton – Knitted tube – Solid colors

Knit Picks
Snuggle Puff – Bulky – 70% Cotton, 30% Nylon – Single ply – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
About Berlin Chilly – Aran – 100% Linen Viscose – Tape – Solid colors
About Berlin Chilly Dégradé – DK – 100% Linen Viscose – Tape – Gradient
About Berlin Sparkly – Aran – 82% Cotton, 18% Polyester – Tape – Spotted colors
Capri – Sport – 55% Cotton, 30% Nylon, 15% Silk – Fiber core wrapped – Solid colors
Gomitolo Denim – Sport – 80% Cotton, 20% Nylon – Plied – Gradient
Gomitolo Mezzo – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored
Gomitolo Summer Tweed – Fingering – 72% Cotton, 20% Viscose, 8% Nylon – Tweedy – Tweedy gradient marl
Linea Pura A Mano – DK – 100% Cotton – Chained – Solid colors
Linea Pura Fourseason – Heavy Worsted – 45% Wool, 40% Cotton, 15% Cashmere – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Pappagallo – Sport – 50% Cotton, 50% Microfiber – Plied – Multicolored
Stromboli – Sport – 60% Cotton, 15% Nylon, 15% Viscose, 10% Silk – Thick and thin tape – Semi-solid colors
Twisted Summer Shades – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Gradient marl

Lang Yarns
Bloom – DK – 70% Cotton, 18% Viscose, 12% Linen Viscose – Chained – Self-striping (long)
Lily – Aran – 50% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 22% Nylon – Stranded ribbon – Multicolored
Marlene – Aran – 70% Cotton, 30% Nylon – Thick and thin tape – Solid colors with glossy sections
Mulberry Silk – Sport – 100% Mulberry Silk – Crepe – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors
Soft Cotton – Worsted – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors

Lion Brand
Beautiful You – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Mani-Pedi – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping
Summer Nights – Fingering – 82% Acrylic, 18% Metallic – Plied – Multicolored with metallic thread
Terryspun – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Solid colors, Self-striping

Loops & Threads
Swirled Ombre – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Gradient, Self-striping (gradient)

Lotus Yarns
Merino Eclipse – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Gradient

Louisa Harding
Giardino – DK – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic – Chained – Multicolored

Moda Vera
Mega Tweed – Jumbo – 97% Acrylic, 3% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Noro
Geshi – DK – 35% Cotton, 35% Rayon, 20% Silk, 10% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (long transition)

Novita
Muumilaakso Moomin Valley – DK – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored
Muumit Moomins – DK – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 45% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Muumitalo Moominhouse – DK – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Phildar
Phil Ecocoton – Sport – 100% Organic Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Phil Ecojean – Worsted – 48% Cotton, 47% Polyester, 5% Synthetic – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors
Phil Nature – Sport – 48% Cotton, 28% Viscose, 24% Linen – Tweedy – tONAl colors
Phil Sirène – Worsted – 71% Viscose, 14% Polyester, 8% Metallic, 7% Nylon – Chained – Multicolored with metallic
Phil Tropical – Sport – 51% Bamboo Viscose, 49% Viscose – S on S plied – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Retro Velvet – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

Red Heart
Fleece Hugs – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Self-striping
Sweet Home – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors, Multicolored

Regia
Pairfect 6-ply – DK – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

Robin
Bonny Babe DK Sparkle – Sport – 93% Acrylic, 7% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic
Cotton DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Schachenmayr Original
Peach Cotton – Sport – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Summer Shine – Sport – 85% Cotton, 6% Nylon, 6% Viscose, 3% Metallic – Chained – Solid colors with metallic

Scheepjes
Metropolis – Fingering – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Stylecraft
Monet Aran – Aran – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Marled
Moonbeam DK – DK – 79% Cotton, 21% Viscose – Tape – Solid colors with shinier sections

Tahki Yarns
Kiawah – DK – 55% Wool, 45% Cotton – Plied – Semi-solid colors

West Wool
Bicycle – Fingering – 90% Merino Wool, 10% Texel Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors
Tandem – DK – 90% Merino Wool, 10% Texel Wool – Plied – Solid colors

West Yorkshire Spinners
ColourLab – DK – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping

Wool and the Gang
New Wave Yarn – Aran – 53% Cotton, 47% Polyester – Tape – Solid colors

Discontinued

Fleece Artist
Merino 2/6 – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

Gründl
Colorado – Super Bulky – 80% Polyester, 20% Acrylic – Single wrapped with thread – Self-striping

Lang Yarns
Stellina Perline – Lace – 46% Silk, 38% Cotton, 16% Metallic – Beaded – Solid colors with glass beads

Lion Brand
Color Clouds – Jumbo – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Multicolored
Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Ribbon – Bulky – 62% Polyester, 38% Metallic – Tape – Metallic colors
Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo – Super Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 9% Nylon, 7% Wool, 6% Viscose, 3% Angora – Single wrapped with thread – Semi-solid colors

Loops & Threads
Free Spirit – Jumbo – 60% Polyester, 20% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Mirasol Yarn
Yaya – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathers

Miss Babs
Wild Silk – Lace – 100% Tussah Silk – 2 plies – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Noro
Shinryoku – Aran – 70% Wool, 30% Silk – Tweedy – Self-striping marls

Panda
Magnum 12-ply – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Phildar
Phil Soft + – Sport – 63% Superwash Wool, 27% Alpaca, 10% Nylon – Chained – Heathered colors

Robin
Phoenix Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Self-striping (multicolor)

String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
Bartlett Narrows Lace – Lace – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored
Jericho Bay Fingering – Fingering – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored
Opulence DK – DK – 55% Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool, 45% Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Universal Yarn
Classic Shades Metallic – Aran – 69% Acrylic, 29% Wool, 2% Metallic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Wendy
Harris DK – DK – 70% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool, 10% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Mode DK – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Merino Superwash Wool – Tweedy – Solid Colors, Tweeds

Wisdom Yarns
Poems Uno Superwash – Super Bulky – 100% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors


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See you in May!

Wendy


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