YarnSub Newsletter

November 2020


Newly-published books

[Book: 'The Colorwork Bible' by Jesie Ostermiller] [Book: 'Crochet Iconic Women' by Carla Mitrani] [Book: 'Operation Sock Drawer' by Knitmore Girls]

I didn't think I had any more to learn about something as basic as knitting stripes, but I should have remembered it pays to be humble when it comes to knitting knowledge. Until now, I've always worked an even number of rows in each stripe when I'm knitting back and forth. That way, when I finish a stripe in one color, I'm back in the right place to pick up a color from a previous stripe without having to cut the yarn. In The Colorwork Bible, Jesie Ostermiller points out that if you're using a circular needle, you can work any number of rows you like. Any time your next color is hanging at the opposite side of the work, just shift all the stitches along to the opposite end of the needle, where your next yarn is ready and waiting. Brilliant! As well as stripes, Ostermiller covers stranded knitting, mosaic, intarsia, double knitting and brioche. Maybe this book could provide some "Aha!" moments for you too.

If you're looking for an unusual and thoughtful gift for a child, how about making a doll from Crochet Iconic Women and including a short history of the person along with the doll? With women like Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai to choose from, you might end up inspiring a future pioneer!

It surprises me how great an urge I feel to fill a drawer with handmade socks when I see the cover of Operation Sock Drawer. Since I hardly ever wear socks, why on earth am I considering knitting myself a whole drawerful? Because I can't stop imagining how I would feel opening up that sock drawer and seeing all those jolts of color in perfect tidy rows, my pride at having brought them into the world through my own skill and persistence, and more than that, how each pair would spark memories about what was going on in my life as I was knitting it— where I was, who I was with, which box-set I was watching at the time. That's a lot of nostalgia from just opening a drawer.

But what about the unfortunate fact that I don't wear socks? New plan—Operation Sweater Drawer!

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Knit Picks Kindred

New yarn: Knit Picks Kindred – Image © Knit Picks

New

Austermann
Step 6 Merino – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Step Merino – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Selt-striping (gradient transition)

Bergère de France
Alpaga Mohair – Heavy Worsted – 40% Kid Mohair, 40% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Nylon – Brushed bouclé – Multicolored

Bernat
Blanket Color Pooling – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Color pooling
Plentiful – Bulky – 60% Acrylic, 26% Wool, 14% Polyester – Brushed bouclé – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Big Twist Yarns
Cotton – Aran – 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors, Dotted colors, Multicolored

Craft Smart
Value Tweed – Aran – 97% Acrylic, 3% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Fonty
Moustache – Fingering – 50% Merino Wool, 30% Superkid Mohair, 20% Silk – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Harrisville Designs
Daylights – DK – 80% Cormo Wool, 20% Wool – Plied (woolen-spun) – Dappled colors

Holst Garn
Cielo – Aran – 42% Baby Alpaca, 42% Merino Wool, 16% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Tonal colors

Jody Long
Andeamo – Super Bulky – 85% Highland Wool, 15% Superfine Alpaca – 2 ply – Solid colors
Glam Haze – Bulky – 53% Superfine Alpaca, 22% Mohair, 14% Polyester, 11% Metallic – Fuzzy – Solid colors with metallic

Katia
Concept Alpaquina – Fingering – 75% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Heathered colors

King Cole
Timeless Classic Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca – 2 ply – Marled colors
Ultra Soft Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Knit Picks
Kindred – DK – 68% Baby Alpaca, 32% Cotton – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Twill Fingering – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

La Droguerie
Brume de Couleur – Lace – 82% Baby Alpaca, 18% Nylon – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Laines du Nord
Poema Tweed – Sport – 94% Merino Wool, 6% Viscose – Tweedy – Gradient plus tweed colors
Soffio Cashmere – Bulky – 65% Merino Wool, 30% Cashmere, 5% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
Baby Light – Aran – 62% Baby Alpaca, 23% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors
Cool Wool Lace – Lace – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Landlust Winterwolle – Super Bulky – 50% Merino Wool, 35% Cotton, 15% Yak – Knitted tube – Semi-solid colors
Marisa – Aran – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Acrylic – Tweedy – Multicolored

Lang Yarns
Alpaca Soxx 4-ply – Fingering – 70% Superfine Alpaca, 30% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Off The Hook Glitz – Jumbo – 99% Polyester, 1% Metallic – Fixed loops – Solid colors with metallic

Madelinetosh
TML Triple Twist – Heavy Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Mirasol Yarn
Phullu – Aran – 42% Baby Alpaca, 42% Merino Wool, 16% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors

Mondial
Baby Polo – Fingering – 100% Microfiber – Plied – Solid colors

Noro
Miyabi – Aran – 65% Wool, 35% Cashmere – Single ply – Multicolored marls

Patons (North America)
Inspired – Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Basix Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Basix DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors 1

Purl Soho
Brume – Sport – 58% Mohair, 25% Wool, 17% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Quince and Co
Owlet – Fingering – 50% Alpaca, 50% Wool – Single ply – Undyed

Rico Design
Superba Alpaca Luxury Socks – Sport – 62% Wool, 23% Nylon, 15% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers

Shepherd
Pure Baby 4-ply – Fingering – 70% Organic Cotton, 30% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Sirdar
Adventure – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Stylecraft
Softie Chunky – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, Heathers

Tahki Yarns
Kaleidoscope – Worsted – 86% Superwash Wool, 14% Acrylic – Single ply – Multicolored marls

Tanis Fiber Arts
PureWash Sock – Fingering – 80% Merino Eco-Wash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckled

The Fibre Co.
Amble – Fingering – 70% Merino Eco-Wash Wool, 20% Alpaca Easy-Wash, 10% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Urth Yarns
Koozoo – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

West Yorkshire Spinners
Signature 4-ply Sparkle – Fingering – 40% Superwash Wool, 35% Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool, 23% Nylon, 2% Metallic – Plied – Multicolored with metallic

Woolfolk
Stra – Worsted – 50% Linen, 50% Merino Wool – Chained – Semi-solid colors

Yarn Bee
Authentic Hand-Dyed – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolors, Tonal colors, Speckled
Authentic Hand-Dyed Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolored
Yarntopia – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Zitron
Intermezzo – DK – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping (marled gradient)
Tasmanian Tweed – DK – 95% Merino Superwash Wool, 5% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Discontinued

Bernat
Beyond – Super Bulky – 85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon – S on S plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
Blanket Big – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

Big Twist Yarns
Rainbow Classic – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
Sincerely – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored, Speckled

Cloud9 Fibers
Filo – Fingering – 80% Wool, 20% Silk – Single ply – Solid colors

DROPS Design
DROPS Lace – Lace – 70% Alpaca, 30% Silk – 2 ply – Solid colors

Gedifra
Dolce 120 – DK – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors
Dolce 85 – Aran – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors

King Cole
Carousel Chunky – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Self-striping (gradient marls)

Lang Yarns
Fiora – Worsted – 42% Acrylic, 42% Cotton, 16% Viscose – Tape – Multicolored
Royal Alpaca – Light Fingering – 100% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Frothy – Super Bulky – 87% Acrylic, 13% Polyester – Bouclé – Multicolored

Loops & Threads
Woolike Chunky – Bulky – 85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon – S on S plied – Solid colors

Mirasol Yarn
Miski – Aran – 100% Llama – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Queensland Collection
Cassowary – Fingering – 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Schoeller + Stahl
Alpaca Tweed – Heavy Worsted – 42% Synthetic, 26% Alpaca, 21% Wool, 11% Silk – Fuzzy – Tweed colors
Bahia – Worsted – 50% Acrylic, 50% Rayon – Plied – Solid colors
Cosy – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors
Josy – Aran – 55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Meike – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Merino Mix – Aran – 51% Merino Superwash Wool, 49% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Sammie – Super Bulky – 100% Cotton – Tape
Timeless Merino Cotton – Aran – 53% Merino Wool, 47% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn
Bluestocking – Light Fingering – 80% Blue Faced Leicester Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Stylecraft
Alpaca Tweed Chunky – Bulky – 77% Acrylic, 20% Alpaca, 3% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweeds
Alpaca Tweed DK – DK – 77% Acrylic, 20% Alpaca, 3% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweeds
Classique Cotton 4-ply – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Colour Pool – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Color pooling
Cosy Chunky – Bulky – 59% Acrylic, 15% Metallic, 14% Alpaca, 12% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Multicolored with metallic
Dream Catcher DK – DK – 90% Acrylic, 10% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Eskimo Kisses – DK – 100% Polyester – Eyelash – Solid colors
Jeanie Denim Look – Aran – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – S on S plied – Semi-solid colors
Life 4-ply – Fingering – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Linen Drape – DK – 70% Viscose, 30% Linen – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Monet Aran – Aran – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Marled
Moonbeam DK – DK – 79% Cotton, 21% Viscose – Tape – Solid colors with shinier sections
Special Candy Swirl – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (long)
Special Effects – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Starlight Aran – Aran – 60% Cotton, 39% Acrylic, 1% Metallic – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors with metallic thread
Swift Knit Mega – Jumbo – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Multicolored, Marled
Tweedy DK – DK – 74% Acrylic, 26% Cotton – Tweedy – Multicolored

Tanis Fiber Arts
Blue Label Fingering Weight – Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Tightly plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Pink Label Lace Weight – Lace – 100% Merino Eco-Wash Wool – 2 ply – Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckled

Valley Yarns
Greylock – Fingering – 100% Cashmere – 2 ply – Solid colors, Heathers, Marls


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Take care, and see you in December.

Wendy


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