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January 2021


Newly-published books

[Book: 'Knit Happy With Self-Striping Yarns' by Stephanie Lotven] [Book: 'Mini Kingdom' by Olka Novytska] [Book: 'Knit-It-Yourself' by Emma Wright]

If you like the look of self-striping sock yarn, but you're not so keen on knitting socks, then you might want to check out Stephanie Lotven's Knit Happy With Self-Striping Yarns. She's constructed sweaters and shawls in ways that allow the colors to stripe in the same pleasing way that they do in socks. The book includes 25 patterns, for everything but socks!

Sweater with stripes across the yoke, a shawl, mittens with hearts, sweater with striped sleeves

Designs from Knit Happy with Self-Striping Yarns, by Stephanie Lotven

All of the characters in Mini Kingdom are fabulous, but the knight is my favorite. If you could do with with a knight-in-crocheted-armor in your life, then look no further.

Amigurumi knight, horse, joker and wizard figures from the Mini Kingdom book

The knight and some friends from Mini Kingdom, by Olka Novytska

One of the things that's great about knitting and crochet is being able to make unusual things that you can't buy in the shops. However I worry that some of the things I've designed myself are a bit too unusual and nobody would buy them in the shops even if they could. The designs in Knit-It-Yourself hit the sweet spot for me in terms of style—colorful and different, but not outlandish. And you can always choose some louder colors if you're not as squeamish as me about standing out in a crowd!

4 sweater designs from Knit-It-Yourself, by Emma Wright.

Sweater designs from Knit-It-Yourself, by Emma Wright

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton 4-ply

New yarn: Paintbox Yarns Cotton 4-ply – Image © LoveCrafts

New

Artyarns
Mohair Ombre 2-ply – Light Fingering – 60% Kid Mohair, 40% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Gradient

BC Garn
Luxor Mercerised Cotton – Fingering – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Loosely plied – Solid colors

Bernat
Handicrafter Scrub Off – Aran – 100% Cotton – Scrubby – Self-striping

Berroco
Chai – Worsted – 56% Linen, 44% Silk – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors
Summer Sesame – Worsted – 47% Cotton, 44% Acrylic, 9% Nylon – Tweedy – Multicolored

Big Twist Yarns
Renewal – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Borgo de'Pazzi
Glitch – Super Bulky – 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester – Tape – Solid colors

Fleece Artist
Flouf – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

Hand Maiden Fine Yarn
Merino Camel Lace – Light Fingering – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Camel – Plied
Superkid Silk – Lace – 70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors, heathers, Multicolored

Hobbii
Amigo XL – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

James C. Brett
Masquerade Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Multicolored marls

Järbo Garn
Svensk Ull – Worsted – 100% Wool – Plied – Heathered colors

K&C
Alpine – Super Bulky – 80% Superwash Wool, 20% Polyester – 2 ply – Solid colors
Arctic – Jumbo – 80% Superwash Wool, 20% Polyester – Single ply – Solid colors
Plume – Bulky – 74% Acrylic, 13% Nylon, 13% Wool – Chained – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Spark – Heavy Worsted – 99% Acrylic, 1% Metallic – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors with metallic thread

Laines du Nord
Poema Mohair – Lace – 75% Kid Mohair, 25% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Gradient

Lion Brand
Just Hemp – Bulky – 100% Hemp – Plied – Solid colors
Moroccan Nights – DK – 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic – 2 ply – Self-striping (marl transition)
Nuboo – Worsted – 100% Tencel / Lyocell – S on S plied – Solid colors
Truboo Sparkle – DK – 96% Bamboo Viscose, 4% Metallic – S on S plied – Solid colors with metallic

Mainstays
100% Acrylic – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored

Novita
Woolly Wood – DK – 70% Modal Rayon, 30% Merino Superwash Wool – Crepe – Solid colors

Paintbox Yarns
Cotton 4-ply – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Phildar
Phil Bonbon – Bulky – 38% Acrylic, 34% Cotton, 28% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors
Phil Eucalyptus – Heavy Worsted – 100% Tencel / Lyocell – Tape – Solid colors
Phil Océan – DK – 50% Organic Cotton, 50% Polyester – Loosely plied – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Anti-Pilling Everyday DK Merino Blend – DK – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Cinema – Bulky – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Cashmere – Single ply – Solid colors
Rio – Worsted – 46% Acrylic, 44% Polyester, 5% Alpaca, 5% Wool – Fuzzy – Heathered colors

Purl Soho
Cygnet – Fingering – 70% Cashmere, 30% Baby Alpaca – Plied – Undyed

Rico Design
Super Wool – Super Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Rozetti Yarns
Nymph – DK – 84% Cotton, 16% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors

Schachenmayr Original
Textura Soft – DK – 42% Wool, 28% Acrylic, 19% Nylon, 10% Alpaca, 1% Elastic – Bouclé – Solid colors

SweetGeorgia Yarns
Mohair Silk Sock – Fingering – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon, 15% Mohair, 15% Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Universal Yarn
Deluxe Stripes – Worsted – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

Yarn and Colors
Elegant – Lace – 50% Acrylic, 25% Mohair, 25% Superwash Wool – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Discontinued

Bergère de France
Angora (New 2017) – DK – 70% Angora, 30% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Cachemire + – DK – 95% Cashmere, 5% Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Orilis – DK – 77% Acrylic, 18% Tencel / Lyocell, 5% Polyester – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors
Paradou – Sport – 41% Acrylic, 37% Cotton, 11% Linen, 10% Viscose, 1% Polyester – Single wrapped with thread – Marled
Toundra – Worsted – 70% Cotton, 19% Merino Superwash Wool, 11% Polyester – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors

Blue Heron
Egyptian Mercerized Cotton – Lace – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Caron
X Pantone Bamboo – Worsted – 60% Acrylic, 20% Bamboo Viscose, 20% Nylon – S on S plied – Gradient set, Complementary color set, Solid colors

Deramores
Vintage Chunky – Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Fleece Artist
BFL Aran – Aran – 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored
Saldanha – Lace – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

James C. Brett
Funny Feetz – Fingering – 75% Acrylic, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)
Mega Multi – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Tranquil Chunky – Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Marled

Jojoland
Consonance – Lace – 52% Silk, 48% Cashmere – Plied

Järbo Garn
Mira – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Lana Gatto
Super Soft – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Lang Yarns
Fifty – Sport – 50% Cotton, 50% Superwash Wool – Chained – Solid colors

Mirasol Yarn
Paqu Pura – Sport – 100% Alpaca – Single ply – Multicolored

Phildar
Phil Chamallow – Aran – 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester – Ribbon – Multicolored
Phil Folk – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping
Phil Trésor – Super Bulky – 35% Acrylic, 35% Nylon, 27% Mohair, 3% Polyester – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors

Sirdar
Gorgeous – Jumbo – 51% Wool, 49% Acrylic – Single ply – Solid colors

Trendsetter Yarns
Evolution – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Paradigm – Fingering – 95% Merino Superwash Wool, 5% Metallic – Single ply – Gradient

Universal Yarn
Finn – Fingering – 50% Acrylic, 25% Alpaca, 25% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Willow and Lark
Woodland – Sport – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors


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Happy New Year, and see you in February!

Wendy


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