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April 2021


Newly-published books

[Book: 'Vertex' by Knit Picks Designers] [Book: 'Crochet Animal Slippers' by Ira Rott] [Book: 'Union' by Martin Storey]

Vertex is full of sweaters I'd love to wear. They look roomy and comfortable, and the colors are bright, but not overwhelming. Looking at these sweaters has made me realize that my cupboard is full of handknit sweaters I don't wear. One is so tight around my neck that I feel like it's choking me. Another has fabric so dense that it almost stands up by itself. And one (that I designed myself) has two intarsia butterflies on the front that coincide rather too perfectly with my boobs. I've kept all my handknit sweaters because they remind me of the times I was making them, I love the yarns I used to make them, and I put a lot of work into them. But those aren't good reasons to hold on to them. I can take pictures as reminders, I can salvage some of the yarn, and all that work wasn't wasted, I learnt stuff. I won't forget the lessons if I let the sweaters go. But I will be able to refill my cupboard with new sweaters, like the Vertex ones, that I will wear!

From the look of the cover, I was expecting Crochet Animal Slippers to be a book of children's patterns, so I was surprised to find that they come in adult sizes too. I won't be making any for myself, but I am happy that triceratops slipper-boots are available for all the big kids who want them.

I like the designs in Union, though I wasn't sure that any of the men in my life would. So, I did a quick poll. Of the four that I asked, three gave a flat no. But to my surprise my sixteen year old said he liked them and would be happy to wear them. I'm not sure that Martin Storey should use this for marketing, given that the endorsement comes from someone whose wardrobe options include a tiger onesie, but I'm still impressed!

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: High Desert Sport

New yarn: High Desert Sport – Image © Knit Picks

New

Austermann
Cotton Touch Recycled – DK – 95% Cotton, 5% Synthetic – Loosely plied – Solid colors, Heathered colors, Marls
Ecopure – Aran – 100% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Bernat
Bundle Up – Worsted – 100% Polyester – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors
Softee Cotton – DK – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors, Self-striping

Big Twist Yarns
Graphic – Fingering – 56% Cotton, 35% Acrylic, 9% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping
Vivid – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Borgo de'Pazzi
Hemp 100 – Light Fingering – 100% Hemp – Plied – Solid colors

Caron
Cotton Ripple Cakes – DK – 100% Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Self-striping

Erika Knight
Big Vintage Wool – Super Bulky – 100% Masham Wool – Plied – Solid colors

K&C (from Joann)
Bliss – Worsted – 53% Cotton, 34% Acrylic, 13% Nylon – Chained – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Katia
Concept Polynesia – Sport – 56% Cotton, 22% Linen, 22% Viscose – Slubby tweed – Tweed colors
Yucatán – Aran – 39% Viscose, 38% Polyester, 16% Cotton, 7% Nylon – Single wrapped with thread – Semi-solid colors

King Cole
Summer 4-ply – Fingering – 55% Bamboo Viscose, 37% Cotton, 8% PBT (Elastic) – Single wrapped with thread – Self-striping

Knit Picks
High Desert Sport – Sport – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Rambouillet Wool – Plied – Solid colors
High Desert Worsted – Worsted – 50% Merino Wool, 50% Rambouillet Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Wonderfluff Ombré – Bulky – 70% Baby Alpaca, 23% Nylon, 7% Merino Wool – Fiber-filled net – Gradient

La Bien Aimée
Felix – Lace – 75% Merino Wool, 25% Corriedale Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, Tonal colors

Laines du Nord
Acquarello – Aran – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Self-striping (dappled)
Poema Cotton – Heavy Worsted – 94% Cotton, 6% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Stricker – DK – 50% Organic Cotton, 50% Soy – S on S plied – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Lana Grossa
Gomitolo Pazzo – Worsted – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic – Chained – Multicolored

Mary Maxim
Merino – Fingering – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – S on S plied – Multicolored

Mondial
Athena – Sport – 76% Cotton, 22% Microfiber, 2% Nylon – Fiber core wrapped – Semi-solid colors

Outlaw Yarn
Lissy Cole Auaha Haukura – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Peter Pan
DK (2021 version) – DK – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Cotton Batik – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Self-striping

Purl Soho
Campo – Heavy Worsted – 50% Organic Cotton, 50% Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Simply Camel – Fingering – 100% Camel – 2 ply – Undyed

Rico Design
Fashion Cotton Light & Long Tweed DK – DK – 47% Cotton, 43% Acrylic, 7% Nylon, 3% Viscose – Chained – Self-striping (long transition)
Fashion Cotton Neps DK – Worsted – 93% Cotton, 7% Nylon – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Fashion Cottony – Worsted – 85% Cotton, 15% Nylon – Chained – Tweed colors

Sandnes Garn
PetiteKnit Double Sunday – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Wendy
Supreme DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

West Yorkshire Spinners
Illustrious DK Naturals – DK – 70% Falklands Wool, 30% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Undyed

Discontinued

Araucania
Mana – Aran – 100% Mulberry Silk – 2 ply – Tonal colors

BC Garn
Colori – Sport – 55% Wool, 25% Linen, 20% Silk – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Semilla Extra Fino – Lace – 100% Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, Heathers

Cygnet
Pure Baby – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Ella Rae
Sun Kissed – DK – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Tonal colors

James C. Brett
Baby Marble Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Marble Chunky Glamour – Bulky – 99% Acrylic, 1% Metallic – 2 ply – Marled with metallic thread
Pretty Print – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Knit Picks
Sequence – Bulky – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors

Knitting Fever
Painted Mist – Sport – 58% Modal Rayon, 34% Acrylic, 8% Wool – Fiber-filled net – Self-striping

Lion Brand
Beautiful You – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Dotted Line – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Speckled colors
Faye – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Gradient
Just My Stripe – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (long)
Winter Nights – Heavy Worsted – 65% Acrylic, 35% Polyester – Fuzzy with sequins – Solid colors with sequins

Mirasol Yarn
Qulla – Fingering – 90% Merino Wool, 10% Mulberry Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Noro
Kiri – Sport – 47% Silk, 39% Wool, 14% Mohair – Tweedy – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Kiso – Heavy Worsted – 70% Wool, 15% Alpaca, 15% Silk – Single ply – Multicolored

Patons (Australia)
Summer Swirl – Sport – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – Loosely plied – Gradient

Red Heart
Gumdrop – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Multicolored

Rowan
Hemp Tweed – Worsted – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Hemp – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Selects Cosy Merino – Bulky – 73% Wool, 15% Cashmere, 7% Yak, 5% Nylon – Bouclé – Solid colors
Selects Mako Cotton – Worsted – 63% Cotton, 37% Tencel / Lyocell – Knitted tube – Solid colors
Selects Sultano Fine – DK – 54% Silk, 28% Mohair, 18% Cashmere – Tape – Solid colors

Sandnes Garn
Suri Alpakka – Heavy Worsted – 96% Alpaca, 4% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors


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See you in May!

Wendy


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