YarnSub Newsletter

October 2020


Newly-published books

[Book: 'First Time Knits' by Louise Walker] [Book: 'Japanese Wonder Knitting' by Nihon Vogue] [Book: 'Custom Shawls' by Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien Evans]

Louise Walker's book, First Time Knits, teaches knitting in pretty much the way I would if I were teaching in person—essentially by getting yarn and needles into the learner's hands as soon as possible and just showing them what to do next. I like the way Louise gets straight to the point, instead of boring and overwhelming the reader with pages of background information. There is also an accompanying website with video tutorials, which make the experience even more like having a real-life teacher. If you know someone who is stuck at home and might be interested in learning to knit, I think this book could go down very nicely—and maybe even create a new knitter!

Japanese stitch dictionaries are filled with charts for highly-patterned, delicate swatches, but few include complete patterns for how to use them. Japanese Wonder Knitting aims to bridge that gap, with a design included for every stitch pattern in the book.

If you like the idea of designing your own shawl but want the comfort of knowing that the design will work out well, then Custom Shawls may be the book for you. You can choose a shape and combine it with a stitch pattern to come up with your own shawl 'recipe'. And if even that seems too risky, just follow one of the finished designs, knowing that Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien Evans will have done a great job of explaining how to do it!

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Fyberspates Tarma Aran

New yarn: Fyberspates Tarma Aran – Image © Fyberspates

New

Araucania
Painted Suri – Bulky – 96% Alpaca, 4% Nylon – Fuzzy – Tonal colors

Austermann
Alpaca Silk (2020 version) – Aran – 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk – Fuzzy – Gradient
Nordic Tweed – Bulky – 46% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool, 17% Polyester, 17% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Seta Merino – Worsted – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Mulberry Silk – Single ply – Solid colors

Bergère de France
Alaska 100 – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors
Cirrus – Bulky – 46% Baby Alpaca, 30% Cotton, 8% Metallic, 8% Nylon, 8% Wool – Fuzzy chain – Tonal colors with metallic thread
Filou – Aran – 65% Superwash Wool, 27% Acrylic, 5% Metallic, 3% Viscose – Single wrapped with thread – Marled colors with metallic thread
Flocon – Aran – 56% Superwash Wool, 25% Acrylic, 19% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Sport+ – Heavy Worsted – 51% Superwash Wool, 49% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Caron
Anniversary Cakes – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Cascade Yarns
Aereo Tweed – Heavy Worsted – 38% Merino Wool, 25% Alpaca, 22% Nylon, 10% Acrylic, 5% Viscose – Fiber-filled net – Tweed colors
Eco Merino DK – DK – 100% Merino Wool – Plied (woolen-spun) – Undyed
Magnum Tweed – Jumbo – 95% Highland Wool, 3% Acrylic, 2% Viscose – Single ply – Tweed colors

Debbie Bliss
Merion – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Ella Rae
Heathered Merino Superfine – Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Heathered colors
Kid Fur – Bulky – 56% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Mohair, 19% Polyester – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors

Fyberspates
Tarma Aran – Heavy Worsted – 60% Highland Wool, 40% Superfine Alpaca – Plied – Solid colors, Heatherse

Gedifra
Laura – Heavy Worsted – 65% Superfine Alpaca, 35% Cotton – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Kate Davies Designs
Schiehallion – DK – 70% Corriedale Wool, 30% Cheviot Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors

Knitting Fever
KFI Luxury Collection Indulgence Sock 4-ply – Fingering – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored

Laines du Nord
Eco Baby – Sport – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Merino Big – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Lana Gatto
Fresh – Sport – 100% Linen – Plied – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
Cashmere Garzato – DK – 48% Cashmere, 34% Cotton, 18% Merino Wool – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Cashmere Puro – Aran – 100% Cashmere – Crepe – Solid colors
Lala Berlin Tweedy – Heavy Worsted – 33% Baby Alpaca, 31% Nylon, 30% Cotton, 6% Merino Wool – Fuzzy – Tweed colors

Lang Yarns
Aymara – Worsted – 40% Superfine Alpaca, 30% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Viscose – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Hue + Me – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Pima Cotton – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Wool-Ease Roving – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping

Loops & Threads
Chenille Home – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Cuddly Chenille – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Multicolored
Eco-Cozy – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Single ply – Solid colors
Eco-Cozy Flecked – Super Bulky – 94% Polyester, 4% Acrylic, 2% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Loopy Mango
Fluffy Alpaca – Jumbo – 88% Superfine Alpaca, 12% Wool – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Colorfusion Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 ply – Self-striping
Parfait Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Sofie – Super Bulky – 88% Acrylic, 8% Nylon, 4% Viscose – Fuzzy chain – Tweed colors

Rowan
Chunky Cashmere – Bulky – 100% Cashmere – Chained – Solid colors, Heathers
Merino Aria – Bulky – 93% Superwash Wool, 7% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
Patina – DK – 46% Mohair, 24% Nylon, 20% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Metallic – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors with metallic
Pure Cashmere – DK – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Soft Boucle – Bulky – 45% Cotton, 23% Alpaca, 22% Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Bouclé – Solid colors

Schachenmayr Original
Bravo Quick & Easy – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Shibui Knits
Haven – DK – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors

Sirdar
Haworth Tweed – DK – 50% Nylon, 50% Superwash Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Saltaire – Aran – 55% Acrylic, 25% Nylon, 20% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Semi-solid colors

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns
S Line Hello Dolly – Aran – 50% Wool, 32% Viscose, 13% Kid Mohair, 5% Nylon – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Taylor – Worsted – 45% Wool, 30% Viscose, 25% Cashmere – Crepe – Solid colors, Heathers

Stylecraft
Special XL Tweed Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 97% Acrylic, 3% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Tahki Yarns
Whistler – DK – 80% Wool, 20% Kid Mohair – 2 ply – Solid colors

The Fibre Co.
Cirro – Sport – 40% Alpaca, 40% Organic Cotton, 20% Merino Wool – Fuzzy – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

Valley Yarns
Hampden – DK – 50% Baby Alpaca, 35% Merino Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Wool and the Gang
Buddy Hemp – Sport – 55% Hemp, 45% Organic Cotton – Chained – Solid colors

YarnArt
Adore – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Dolce Baby – Aran – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

Discontinued

Adriafil
Elisir – DK – 44% Cotton, 39% Linen, 17% Silk – S on S plied – Solid colors
EraOra – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Self-striping Marls
Galassia – DK – 69% Cotton, 30% Acrylic, 1% Polyester – Sequinned – Solid colors with sequins

Lana Grossa
McWool Pencil – Super Bulky – 48% Acrylic, 48% Wool, 4% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored

Lotus Yarns
Tibetan Cloud – Lace – 100% Yak – 2 ply – Solid colors

Mary Maxim
Fresh – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Mountain Colors
Bearfoot – DK – 60% Superwash Wool, 25% Mohair, 15% Nylon – Plied

Premier Yarns
Lash Lux – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors
Rodeo – Aran – 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester – Loosely plied – Semi-solid colors, Marls

Rico Design
Fashion Highland Tweed – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 27% Wool, 3% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Luxury Super 100 Superfine Wool – DK – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

South West Trading Company
Oasis – DK – 100% Soy – Chained

Sublime Yarns
Extra Fine Merino Wool DK – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors


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Take care, and see you in November.

Wendy


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