YarnSub Newsletter

April 2020


If you were to make a list of hobbies that are good for the times that we're living through, I imagine knitting and crochet would be near the top. So, despite everything else going on in the world, I hope that you're okay with me continuing to talk about yarn and knitting.

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Cat Knits' by Marna Gilligan] [Book: 'Wild Mittens and Unruly Socks 2' by Lumi Karmitsa] [Book: 'Cosy Crochet Blankets' by Ana Morais Soares]

If you like cats, and you like knitting, then how about Cat Knits? It's quite impressive to be able to smother knitwear with cats and yet still make it cool and wearable. For me, Marna Gilligan has managed to pull that off.

I hear that some people are making use of their stay-at-home time to start their Christmas gift knitting. If you are one of those people, I salute you! With this much time in hand, you might consider taking on one of the designs in Wild Mittens and Unruly Socks 2. Just make sure your intended recipient is knitworthy!

Or maybe you're tired of being told how much time you have to fill? Maybe you're trying to figure out how you're supposed to do your day job, homeschool your children, keep on top of the housework and somehow feed everyone with a tin of beans and a dried-out clove of garlic? In that case you are welcome to retreat with me into my daydream, where I sit in front of the TV and work for hours on Cosy Crochet Blankets. I'm not just crafting in this daydream, either. I'm also following yoga workouts and cardio sessions on YouTube several times a day. In my head, whenever this is over, I'll emerge stronger, more flexible and holding a fabulous pile of blankets.

See all newly published books >

New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Plymouth Yarn Sea Isle Cotton

New yarn: Plymouth Yarn Sea Isle Cotton – Image © LoveCrafts

New

Adriafil
Cupido – Sport – 40% Cotton, 35% Acrylic, 17% Nylon, 4% Metallic, 4% Synthetic – Fiber core wrapped – Solid colors with metallic thread
Tetris – Sport – 100% Cotton – Tape – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Amano Yarns
Sami – DK – 100% Organic Cotton – 2 ply – Solid colors

Araucania
Huasco Cotón – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Multicolored

Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Comet – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored

Cascade Yarns
Anthem Rondo – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Cygnet
Kiddies Supersoft Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Scrumpalicious – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

Deramores
Studio Merino DK – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Dragonfly Fibers
Bugga – Sport – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Fibra Natura
Ravello – Sport – 75% Cotton, 16% Merino Wool, 9% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

Hazel Knits
AeroMo – Lace – 72% Mohair, 28% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors, Tonal colors
Blueprint – Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Järbo Garn
Lin – DK – 100% Linen – Plied – Solid colors

King Cole
Paradise Beaches DK – DK – 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors

Knitcrate
La Brebis Light Alpaca – Fingering – 100% Baby Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Heathered colors

Lion Brand
Boogie Nights – Bulky – 95% Polyester, 5% Metallic – Chained – Marled with metallic
I Wanna Make A Blankie – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors, Multicolored
Ice Cream Deluxe – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Chenille – Self-striping
Mandala Roving – DK – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (long transition)
Shimmerie – Bulky – 99% Acrylic, 1% Metallic – Single ply – Gradient

Manos del Uruguay
Alpaca Heather – Sport – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Undyed, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Paintbox Yarns
100% Wool Worsted – Worsted – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Recycled Cotton Worsted – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Phildar
Phil Céleste – DK – 70% Wool, 30% Silk – Plied – Solid colors
Phil Love Cotton – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Phil Shiny – Sport – 94% Cotton, 3% Metallic, 3% Nylon – Chained – Tweedy colors with metallic

Plymouth Yarn
Beach Pebbles – Aran – 84% Cotton, 16% Merino Wool – I-cord – Dotted colors
Sea Isle Cotton – Aran – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Organic Cotton – Chained – Semi-solid colors
Yakima – Sport – 85% Merino Wool, 15% Yak – Single ply – Tonal colors

Red Heart
Mini – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Shibui Knits
Koan – Fingering – 70% Linen, 30% Silk – Z-plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Three Irish Girls
Dubliner DK – DK – 45% Baby Alpaca, 45% Merino Wool, 10% Silk – 2 ply – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Urth Yarns
Monokrom DK – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Tonal colors
Uneek DK – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Multicolored

Discontinued

Adriafil
Unico – Super Bulky – 55% Superwash Wool, 30% Acrylic, 15% Alpaca – S on S plied – Solid colors

GGH
Visconti – Bulky – 55% Cotton, 30% Viscose, 15% Silk – Tape – Tonal colors, Multicolored

King Cole
Merino Blend Chunky – Bulky – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Purl Soho
Lanecardate Feltro – Super Bulky – 75% Wool, 25% Angora – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Queensland Collection
Oxley – Sport – 50% Wool, 50% Yak – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Schachenmayr Original
Northern Worsted – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Tweeds, Multicolored

Wisdom Yarns
Poems Sock – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Saki Silk – Fingering – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 20% Silk – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored


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See you in May. In the meantime, I hope you are safe and well, with plenty of yarn to keep you going!

Wendy


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