YarnSub Newsletter

October 2019

Newly-published books

[Book: 'One Skein Crochet' by Ellen Gormley] [Book: 'Loopy Mango Knitting' by Oejong Kim] [Book: 'Raising Animals for Fiber' by Chris McLaughlin]

If you, like me, have single skeins of yarn in your stash that you would prefer to have in the form of scarfs, mittens, bags and hats, then One Skein Crochet might be just what you need. Presuming you crochet of course. Or you want to learn. Anyway, there are 15 patterns in the book. The only question is whether you'll need to buy more yarn to make them all!

Loopy Mango Knitting involves using needles that have more in common with broomstick handles than the 4mm needles I prefer. But reading about Oejong Kim's experiences using jumbo weight yarns with beginner knitters, I'm wondering if I've been too quick to push my preferences onto people I've taught in the past. Oejong says she can "teach someone to knit in just one to two hours—and not to simply learn the stitches, but to have a completed project at the end." Maybe an early reward could make the difference between someone taking up knitting as a hobby or giving up in frustration.

Do you ever dream about Raising Animals for Fiber? If you're ready to start thinking about what animals you might have, then Chris McLaughlin can help. She has written an introduction to keeping what she says are the four best animals for backyard fiber production: sheep, goats, alpacas and angora rabbits. Having read her "seven truths" about keeping fiber animals, I'm going to carry on dreaming, but I'd love to hear about it if you take the next step!

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Queensland Collection Walkabout

New yarn: Queensland Collection Walkabout – Image © Knitting Fever

New

Big Twist Yarns
Soft – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Blue Heron
Bamboo / Organic Cotton – Fingering – 51% Organic Cotton, 49% Bamboo Viscose – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Corrie – Fingering – 75% Corriedale Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored

Cascade Yarns
Tínghír – Aran – 55% Silk, 20% Nylon, 20% Wool, 5% Cashmere – Tweedy – Heathered colors

Deramores
Studio Aran – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Du Store Alpakka
Alpakka Tweed Classic – DK – 50% Alpaca, 30% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Alpakka Wool Classic – DK – 60% Alpaca, 40% Superwash Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Heathered colors

James C. Brett
Norske Chunky – Bulky – 88% Acrylic, 8% Nylon, 4% Viscose – Fuzzy – Solid colors, Tweeds

Jody Long
Alba – DK – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweedy colors
Ciao – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Järbo Garn
Alpe – DK – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Astrid – Worsted – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Kelbourne Woolens
Lucky Tweed – Aran – 100% Merino Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors

King Cole
Timeless Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca – 2 plies – Solid colors
Truffle – Bulky – 100% Nylon – Fleece style – Solid colors

Knit Picks
Fable Fur – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Solid colors, Tonal colors

Knitcrate
Uru.Yarn Silk DK – DK – 85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Silk – Plied – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
Mary's Tweed – Aran – 33% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Superwash Wool, 26% Nylon, 11% Silk – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Lang Yarns
Carina – Aran – 63% Alpaca, 37% Nylon – Fuzzy – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Lion Brand
Winter Nights – Heavy Worsted – 65% Acrylic, 35% Polyester – Fuzzy with sequins – Solid colors with sequins

Noro
Bachi – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Kanzashi – Bulky – 30% Mohair, 30% Silk, 23% Wool, 14% Rayon, 3% Nylon – Bouclé – Self-striping (gradient change)

Northern Yarn
Methera – Fingering – 65% Cheviot Wool, 20% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 10% Shetland Wool, 5% Zwartbles Wool – 2 plies – Heathered colors

Patons (Australia)
Sierra 8-ply – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient change)

Premier Yarns
Allure – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 21% Polyester, 9% Alpaca – Fuzzy – Tweed colors
Coffee Shop – DK – 85% Acrylic, 15% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)

Purl Soho
Cashmere Tend – Heavy Worsted – 100% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors

Queensland Collection
Walkabout – Sport – 100% Shetland Wool – Plied – Heathered colors

Red Heart
Heat Wave – Heavy Worsted – 100% Heat-generating Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Regia
Premium Bamboo 4-ply – Fingering – 45% Superwash Wool, 30% Bamboo Viscose, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Rico Design
Ricorumi Neon – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Neons

Rozetti Yarns
Merino Mist – DK – 60% Viscose, 20% Acrylic, 20% Merino Superwash Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Scheepjes
Bamboo Soft – Fingering – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Shibui Knits
Nest – DK – 75% Highland Wool, 25% Alpaca – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors with a contrasting thread wrap

Stylecraft
Carnival Tweed – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (tweedy)

Yarn Bee
Must Be Merino Aran – Heavy Worsted – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Acrylic, 25% Nylon – S on S plied – Solid colors
Spinesse – DK – 75% Viscose, 25% Polyester – S on S plied – Solid colors

Discontinued

Aunt Lydia's
Bamboo Crochet (Size 10) – Thread – 100% Bamboo Viscose – Thread - size 10

Austermann
Country Tweed – Super Bulky – 50% Wool, 40% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca – Single ply – Marled

BC Garn
Shetlandsuld / Shetland Wool – Fingering – 100% Shetland Wool – 2 plies – Solid colors, Heathers

Bernat
Maker Outdoor – Super Bulky – 68% Acrylic, 32% Nylon – Knitted tube – Solid colors

Filatura Di Crosa
Coventry – Worsted – 69% Silk, 25% Kid Mohair, 6% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Semi-solid marls
Worcester – Sport – 79% Silk, 20% Cashmere, 1% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Marled

Gründl
Island – Bulky – 61% Acrylic, 24% Nylon, 15% Wool – Plied and eyelash fibers – Solid colors

James C. Brett
Harmony Chunky – Bulky – 78% Acrylic, 22% Cotton – Tweedy – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)
Noodles Chunky – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Knitted tube – Solid colors

Järbo Garn
Happy – Aran – 40% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

King Cole
Bamboo Cotton 4-ply – Fingering – 52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo Viscose – Plied – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
100% Cotton Style – Bulky – 100% Cotton – Tape – Solid colors

Lang Yarns
West – Super Bulky – 55% Superwash Wool, 45% Acrylic – Single ply – Multicolored

Lotus Yarns
Tibetan Cloud Worsted – DK – 100% Yak – Plied with a soft haze – Heathered colors

Mountain Colors
Merino Ribbon – Bulky – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon – Stranded ribbon

Noro
Taiyo Sock – Fingering – 50% Cotton, 17% Nylon, 17% Wool, 16% Silk – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Plymouth Yarn
Neon Now – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

Premier Yarns
Appalachia – Bulky – 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca – Single ply – Self-striping marls
Downton Abbey Collection Lady Mary – DK – 95% Acrylic, 5% Metallic – Chained – Solid colors with metallic
Ever Soft – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored

Rico Design
Fashion Colour Pop – DK – 100% Cotton – Loosely plied – Multicolored marls

Schachenmayr Original
Lizanne – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool – Chained – Solid colors, Multicolored

Sesia
Kreo – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Chained – Semi-solid colors

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns
S Line Eden – Aran – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors
S Line Imperial – Sport – 50% Merino Wool, 30% Silk, 20% Cashmere – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Tahki Yarns
Arctic – Bulky – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – Single wrapped with thread – Undyed
Arlington – Bulky – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Acrylic, 25% Superfine Alpaca – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathers

Universal Yarn
Classic Shades Big Time – Super Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping marls
Little Bird – Sport – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors, Self-striping


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See you in November!

Wendy


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