YarnSub Newsletter

August 2020


Newly-published books

[Book: 'Crochet Café' by Lauren Espy] [Book: 'Traditional Dutch Ganseys for Children' by Stella Ruhe] [Book: 'Felted Animal Knits' by Catherine Arnfield]

There are a lot of amigurumi books available already, but Crochet Café stands out for me. Lauren Espy seems to have considered every place where you might go wrong and included a photo tutorial showing how to get it right. I feel like she really cares that her readers become successful amigurumists!

Stella Ruhe has already written two books about ganseys—a kind of sweater with elaborate knit and purl motifs, traditionally worn by fishermen. As she researched those books, she noticed that in some of the old photographs that children were wearing ganseys too. She became interested in what life was like for those children, and Traditional Dutch Ganseys for Children is the result. Apparently boys used to go out on fishing boats with their fathers from as young as the age of seven. I hope they found some comfort in their hand-knitted ganseys.

Needle felting (i.e. jabbing a sharp needle into wool until it felts) can produce works of art. I never considered trying it until I saw Felted Animal Knits. Catherine Arnfield had the idea of combining knitting and needle felting. She starts by knitting the body of an animal and then felts it in a washing machine. After stuffing, she uses needle felting to add fine details. In this way, it's possible to make larger toys than you can easily make with needle felting alone, and you can get much more detail than is possible if you're just knitting. Brilliant.

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: King Cole Forest Aran

New yarn: King Cole Forest Aran – Image © The Knitting Network

New

Brooklyn Tweed
Dapple – DK – 60% Merino Wool, 40% Organic Cotton – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors, Gradient sets

Cygnet
Silcaress (2020 version) – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Hedgehog Fibres
Tweedy – DK – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Katia
Concept Alma – Bulky – 97% Merino Wool, 3% Nylon – Chained – Multicolored
Concept Souspir – Super Bulky – 64% Merino Wool, 26% Nylon, 10% Angora – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors
Concept Sweet Fleece – Aran – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Concept Tribu – Super Bulky – 56% Superfine Alpaca, 23% Mohair, 17% Nylon, 4% Wool – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors
Concept Yoga – Aran – 45% Cotton, 42% Merino Superwash Wool, 13% Nylon – Chained – Multicolored
Pandora – Worsted – 52% Merino Superwash Wool, 48% Silk – Plied – Multicolored
Scandinavia – DK – 85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Superfine Alpaca – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)
Super Merino – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Supreme Merino – Bulky – 45% Acrylic, 45% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Superfine Alpaca – Single ply – Solid colors

King Cole
Fjord DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)
Forest Aran – Aran – 35% Superwash Wool, 25% Viscose, 20% Acrylic, 20% Nylon – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Lang Yarns
Wool Addicts Glory – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Wool Addicts Hope – Super Bulky – 100% Corriedale Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Lion Brand
A Star Is Born - Nap Time – Aran – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
A Star Is Born - Oh Baby Organic – Sport – 100% Organic Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Cover Story – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Multicolored
Landscapes Fusion – Heavy Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Multicolored
Mandala Watercolors – Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 15% Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Mandala Wool Blend – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Self-striping
Sponge Cake – Bulky – 81% Cotton, 19% Nylon – Knitted tube – Solid colors

Mountain Colors
Tangofoot – Light Fingering – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckled colors

Plymouth Yarn
Mojito Merino – Heavy Worsted – 81% Merino Wool, 19% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors with dark thread
Pima Rino Tweed – Worsted – 56% Cotton, 26% Merino Superwash Wool, 18% Acrylic – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Quaker Hill – Sport – 50% Alpaca, 50% Highland Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Red Heart
Super Saver Metallic – Aran – 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic thread

Schachenmayr Original
Luxury Velvet – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Wool4future – DK – 35% Cotton, 33% Polyester, 30% Wool, 2% Synthetic – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Stylecraft
Highland Heathers – DK – 100% Acrylic – 2 ply – Heathered colors
Pearls – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Pompom – Solid colors

Susan Crawford
Bluem Sock – Fingering – 75% Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – 2 ply – Tonal colors

The Plucky Knitter
Terra DK – DK – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

Universal Yarn
Penna – Lace – 50% Baby Alpaca, 28% Merino Wool, 22% Nylon – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Urth Yarns
Galatea Bulky – Bulky – 100% Cotton – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Valley Yarns
Hitchcock – Worsted – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Discontinued

Adriafil
Rugiada – Sport – 51% Merino Wool, 45% Cotton, 2% Metallic, 2% Nylon – Crepe – Solid colors with metallic

Bendigo Woollen Mills
Stellar DK – DK – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Superwash Wool – Crepe – Solid colors

Bergère de France
Merinos Alpaga – Bulky – 60% Merino Wool, 40% Alpaca – Single ply – Heathered colors

Cygnet
Mythically Chunky – Jumbo – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Ella Rae
Lace Merino Aran – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Tightly plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

GGH
Cottonea – Worsted – 100% Organic Cotton – Crepe – Solid colors
Floria – Bulky – 100% Cotton – Ribbon – Solid colors, Multicolored
Tessina – Super Bulky – 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic – Thick and thin – Tonal colors
Twista – Super Bulky – 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic – Single ply – Tonal colors

James C. Brett
The Big Stuff – Jumbo – 52% Acrylic, 48% Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Multicolored

Lana Grossa
365 Yak – Aran – 66% Cotton, 22% Nylon, 12% Yak – Chained – Solid colors
4 Capi – Worsted – 87% Cotton, 13% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors, Marls
Alta Moda Super Baby – Super Bulky – 67% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 3% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors, Heathers
Bottone – Worsted – 94% Cotton, 6% Nylon – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Cashair – Sport – 60% Cotton, 30% Nylon, 10% Cashmere – Knitted tube – Solid colors
Cool Air – Bulky – 55% Merino Wool, 33% Baby Alpaca, 12% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Semi-solid colors, Heathered colors
Cool Air Fine – Aran – 50% Merino Wool, 28% Baby Alpaca, 22% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Semi-solid colors, Heathered colors
Cool Wool Alpaca – Worsted – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca – Plied – Solid colors
Estremo – Jumbo – 60% Wool, 40% Acrylic – Thick and thin – Solid colors
Fatto – Aran – 62% Merino Wool, 26% Mohair, 12% Acrylic – Chained – Solid colors, Heathers
Gomitolo Puno – Fingering – 75% Cotton, 15% Merino Wool, 10% Baby Alpaca – Single ply – Gradient
Linea Pura Collino – DK – 45% Cotton, 25% Linen, 15% Nylon, 15% Viscose – Single wrapped with thread – Marled colors
Ombra – DK – 75% Cotton, 25% Polyester – Fiber core wrapped – Semi-solid colors
Only Tweed – Aran – 76% Merino Superwash Wool, 16% Acrylic, 5% Silk, 3% Viscose – Single ply – Tweed colors
Peru Tweed – Heavy Worsted – 40% Baby Alpaca, 32% Viscose, 20% Nylon, 8% Merino Superwash Wool – Fuzzy – Tweed colors
Prima – Sport – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Crepe – Solid colors
Seventyfive – Aran – 75% Cashmere, 25% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Silkhair Paillettes – Lace – 61% Mohair, 17% Nylon, 11% Silk, 11% Wool – Fuzzy with sequins – Solid colors with sequins
Slow Wool Canapa – Aran – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Hemp – Plied – Tweed colors
Smokey – Worsted – 46% Merino Superwash Wool, 41% Cotton, 8% Nylon, 5% Yak – Chained – Heathered colors
Tutti – Heavy Worsted – 30% Nylon, 25% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mohair, 20% Merino Wool – Fuzzy – Self-striping marls
Twisted Cashmerino – Fingering – 90% Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Self-striping (marl transition)
Weekend – Jumbo – 69% Merino Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca, 1% Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Multicolored

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

Moda Vera
Beetle – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Plied – Multicolored

Mountain Colors
Crazyfoot – Fingering – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Plied
River Twist – Aran – 100% Merino Wool – 2 ply – Multicolored marls

Phildar
Phil Noé – Sport – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Chained – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Candy Shop – Aran – 100% Acrylic – 2 ply – Self-striping marls

Sandnes Garn
Tynn Alpakka Ull – Sport – 65% Alpaca, 35% Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Schachenmayr Original
Tweed Style – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping marls

Scheepjes
Invicta Colour – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Single ply – Solid colors, Self-striping (gradient transition)
Luca – Heavy Worsted – 70% Acrylic, 30% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Schoeller + Stahl
Marnie – Bulky – 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors
Semira – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored

Sublime Yarns
Isla – DK – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

The Fibre Co.
Terra – Aran – 40% Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool, 20% Silk – Single ply – Tweeds


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Take care, and see you in September.

Wendy


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