YarnSub Newsletter

July 2020


Newly-published books

[Book: 'How To Knit' by Mollie Makes] [Book: 'Granny Square Academy' by Shelley Husband] [Book: 'Norwegian Knitting Designs - 90 Years Later' by Wenche Roald]

One of the colorwork patterns in How To Knit is to make a toy cat that looks like a burger. Is that bizarre or genius? If it moves beginner knitters beyond knit and purl and into colorwork, I'm going to say it's genius.

I found a lot of useful crochet tricks in Granny Square Academy that I didn't know that I didn't know. For example, it was news to me that you can make a 'fake stitch' instead of using a crochet chain as the first stitch of a new row. It looks so much better! Shelley Husband has such a friendly and encouraging style of writing too. I like it a lot.

In a book that was first published in 1929, Annichen Sibbern Bøhn gathered knitted motifs and designs from across Norway with the intention of "preserving and developing them by giving [them] entry into a thousand homes". Wenche Roald's updated version, Norwegian Knitting Designs - 90 Years Later, includes a respectful reworking of the original patterns. I have my fingers crossed that the collection will find entry into a thousand new homes.

Three knitted cats lined up, the one on the left has red and white stripes, the middle one is pink and the one on the right is brown on the top and bottom with a red and darker brown section in the middle - like a burger.

Knit a cat that looks like a burger from How To Knit by Mollie Makes

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Urth Yarns Monokrom Cotton

New yarn: Urth Yarns Monokrom Cotton – Image © Urth Yarns

New

Araucania
Sayi – Aran – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Du Store Alpakka
Dreamline Pure – Sport – 100% Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Date Nights – Worsted – 82% Acrylic, 18% Metallic – Chained – Solid colors with metallic

Mary Maxim
Elements Sock – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolored
Starlette Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Cotton Collage – Fingering – 46% Cotton, 33% Merino Superwash Wool, 12% Nylon, 9% Acrylic – S on S plied – Multicolored

Universal Yarn
Be Wool – Super Bulky – 60% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors, Multicolored

Urth Yarns
Monokrom Cotton – DK – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied – Semi-solid colors

Discontinued

Adriafil
Magnete – DK – 46% Wool, 35% Nylon, 18% Acrylic, 1% Elastic – Bouclé – Heathered colors
Provenza – DK – 61% Cotton, 39% Linen – Tweedy – Solid colors
WoLi – Aran – 70% Wool, 30% Linen – Plied – Heathered colors

Bergère de France
Blizzard – Aran – 54% Acrylic, 42% Superwash Wool, 4% Nylon – Single wrapped with thread – Self-striping marls
Chinaillon – Worsted – 56% Acrylic, 30% Wool, 10% Alpaca, 4% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweeds
Estivale – Sport – 50% Acrylic, 29% Polyester, 21% Hemp – Sequinned – Solid colors

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Falk – DK – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Lerke Pluss – Aran – 53% Merino Superwash Wool, 47% Cotton – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
Pure Eco Baby Wool – Fingering – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Pure Eco Wool – DK – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – S on S plied – Solid colors
Pure Lino – DK – 85% Linen Viscose, 15% Linen – Crepe – Solid colors

Du Store Alpakka
Dreamline Sky – Lace – 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Moda Vera
Shiver – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Patons (UK)
Alpaca Merino Twist – Aran – 60% Wool, 40% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Dream Light – DK – 58% Viscose, 34% Wool, 8% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Heathered colors

Premier Yarns
Aurora – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping marls
City Life – Worsted – 38% Polyester, 26% Nylon, 20% Acrylic, 11% Wool, 5% Metallic – Ladder ribbon – Multicolored
Home Raffia – Bulky – 100% Rayon – Raffia – Solid colors, Multicolored
Luna – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Toy Box – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 ply – Solids, Self-striping marls

Tahki Yarns
Cotton Classic Lite – Sport – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Crepe – Solid colors

West Yorkshire Spinners
Blue Faced Leicester Aran – Aran – 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Blue Faced Leicester DK – DK – 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping fair-isle effect
Wensleydale Gems – DK – 100% Wensleydale Wool – Plied – Solid colors


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Take care, and see you in August.

Wendy


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