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September 2019

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Cuddly Crochet Critters' by Megan Kreiner] [Book: 'Big Book of Christmas Knits' by Jorid Linvik] [Book: 'This Golden Fleece' by Esther Rutter]

I was initially tricked by the pictures on the cover of Cuddly Crochet Critters. I assumed that the book contained patterns for cute little toys. But then I realized they're made with super bulky chenille yarn, and therefore much bigger than I first thought, so they double up as cute pillows as well! I have to say the last time I used chenille I found it such hard work that I swore I wouldn't bother again. I've since found out that chenille is directional, so as you work with it you can be either smoothing or ruffling the yarn, and it's much easier if you're smoothing. I must have been ruffling it when I tried it before. Perhaps a Cuddly Critter will tempt me to give it another go.

I know we've only just entered September, but if you are thinking about making gifts for Christmas, now would be a good time to start. I mean, imagine how relaxing it would be if you were to finish the last gift with time to spare—say, 6pm on Christmas Eve? And since you can't go too far wrong with a Nordic design for the festive season, Jorid Linvik has released a Big Book of Christmas Knits at the perfect time. It's almost like she planned it.

This week I went with some friends to an evening with Esther Rutter on her book tour for This Golden Fleece. I'll be honest, I was mostly looking forward to the chance to spend the evening knitting with my friends, but, as it turned out, I found the book (and Esther's reading of it) delightful, and worth an evening away from the sofa in its own right. Esther knitted her way around the British Isles, with the aim of researching and knitting one traditional regional pattern each month for a year. The book is full of interesting stories, and I'm looking forward to reading more of it.

This Golden Fleece is out already in the UK and is available for pre-order in the US.

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Shibui Knits Tweed Silk Cloud

New yarn: Shibui Knits Tweed Silk Cloud – Image © Shibui Knits

New

Artyarns
Silk Day Dream – Sport – 100% Silk – Single ply – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors, Multicolored

Bergère de France
100% Recyclé 4 – Aran – 51% Acrylic, 38% Wool, 8% Nylon, 3% Synthetic – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
100% Recyclé 8 – Super Bulky – 51% Acrylic, 38% Wool, 8% Nylon, 3% Synthetic – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Houp – Heavy Worsted – 54% Nylon, 18% Acrylic, 18% Wool, 10% Polyester – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Prisme – DK – 55% Acrylic, 45% Superwash Wool – Plied – Marled colors

Cascade Yarns
Merino Dream – Fingering – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Alpakka Forte Classic – DK – 80% Alpaca, 20% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Fleece Artist
Bramble – Worsted – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Viscose – Tweedy – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored
Thicket – Heavy Worsted – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Viscose – Tweedy – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored
Vine – Fingering – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Viscose – Tweedy – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

James C. Brett
Flutterby Huggable Super Chunky – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

King Cole
Big Value Poplar Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Heathered colors
Explorer Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – 2 plies – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Natural Alpaca DK – DK – 100% Superfine Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Undyed

Lion Brand
Basic Stitch Anti Pilling – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored, Marls
Basic Stitch Premium – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Go For Faux Thick & Quick – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors

Novita
Hygge Wool – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Rico Design
Creative Smile – Super Bulky – 53% Superwash Wool, 47% Acrylic – Fuzzy chain – Multicolored
Essentials Mega Merino – Bulky – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Essentials Super Kid Silk Print – Lace – 70% Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Self-striping (long)
Luxury Super 100 Superfine Wool – DK – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Scheepjes
Chunky Monkey – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Organicon – Fingering – 100% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Shibui Knits
Tweed Silk Cloud – Aran – 65% Silk, 35% Kid Mohair – Fuzzy – Tweed colors

Sirdar
Elemental – Super Bulky – 72% Acrylic, 15% Wool, 9% Nylon, 3% Alpaca, 1% Metallic – Thick and thin – Marled with metallic thread
Jewelspun – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (gradient marl)

Stylecraft
Bellissima Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Cosy Delight – Bulky – 76% Acrylic, 24% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Tahki Yarns
Dakota – Aran – 100% Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Undyed
Everest – Heavy Worsted – 70% Baby Alpaca, 23% Nylon, 7% Merino Wool – Fiber-filled net – SEmi-solid colors
Manchester – Aran – 45% Highland Wool, 35% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Acrylic – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers

Universal Yarn
Clean Cotton – Aran – 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester – Loosely plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors, Multicolored
Odette – DK – 61% Merino Superwash Wool, 22% Nylon, 17% Alpaca – Fuzzy chain – Tonal colors

Yarn Bee
Rainbow Wrapsody – Lace – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (gradient change)

Discontinued

Fibra Natura
Denims – Bulky – 70% Cotton, 30% Wool – Tape – Denim colors

Habu Textiles
A-148 1/17.6 Wool Stainless Steel – Lace – 75% Wool, 25% Metallic – Metal core – Semi-solid colors
A-177 Super Fine Merino – Lace – 100% Merino Wool – Plied
A-32B 1/12 Silk Mohair, Kusa – Lace – 60% Mohair, 40% Silk – Fuzzy
N-76 Fine Tweedy Silk – Lace – 100% Silk – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Juniper Moon Farm
Moonshine Chunky – Bulky – 40% Alpaca, 40% Wool, 20% Silk – Single ply – Semi-solid colors

Järbo Garn
Maya – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Knitting Fever
KFI Luxury Collection Silk Sport – Sport – 100% Mulberry Silk – Plied – Self-striping

Lana Grossa
Alpaca Peru 100 – Worsted – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Anima – Bulky – 44% Alpaca, 23% Cotton, 20% Mohair, 13% Nylon – Bouclé – Semi-solid colors
Ascot – Aran – 57% Superwash Wool, 25% Viscose, 18% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Tweed colors
Classico – Aran – 100% Mercerized Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Colorato – Heavy Worsted – 87% Merino Wool, 13% Nylon – Chained – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Gomitolo Merino – Heavy Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Multicolored, Tonal colors

Mirasol Yarn
Sulka Nina – Sport – 60% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 20% Silk – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathers

Misti Alpaca
Ayllu Overdye Aran – Bulky – 98% Alpaca, 2% Nylon – Single wrapped with thread – Multicolored

Prism
Tencel Tape – Worsted – 100% Tencel / Lyocell – Tape – Solid colors, Multicolored, Tonals

Purl Soho
Alpaca Pure – Aran – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Shepherdess Alpaca – Super Bulky – 100% Alpaca – Single ply – Undyed marls
Spun Silk – Sport – 100% Silk – Plied – Solid colors

Regia
My First Regia – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Rico Design
Essentials Cotton Soft DK – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solids

Sandnes Garn
Modig – Jumbo – 100% Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Schachenmayr Original
Baby Super Soft – DK – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored

Shibui Knits
Maai – Sport – 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool – Chained – Solid colors

South West Trading Company
Terra – Sport – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Cotton – Plied

Universal Yarn
Amphora – DK – 60% Acrylic, 20% Alpaca, 20% Mohair – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Superwool – Super Bulky – 49% Wool, 48% Acrylic, 3% Nylon – Bouclé – Solid colors

Wisdom Yarns
Poems – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Poems Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)


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See you in October!

Wendy


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