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June 2021


Newly-published books

[Book: 'A Modern Guide To Textured Crochet' by Lee Sartori] [Book: 'Knit Like A Norwegian' by ] [Book: '' by ]

A Modern Guide To Textured Crochet is a winner for me for two reasons. Firstly, I like the highly-textured stitch patterns. Secondly, Lee Sartori includes photo tutorials alongside the crochet charts. I have to admit that although I enjoy crochet, I generally stick with easy stitches and I avoid anything that includes a chart! I'm sure I could work it out, I just... don't. I'm thinking that the photo tutorials might be the hand-holding I need to move my crochet skills forward.

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If Norwegian knitting includes lots of stranded knitting and cables, then this book will help you Knit Like A Norwegian! It contains multiple designs from six current Norwegian designers. Of the 33 designs in the book, 26 include stranded knitting, with the remaining 7 being cabled designs. The designs are eye-catching and varied. Some, like these below, are inspired by traditional Norwegian costume.

Lina-Marie

Lina-Marie's Dress and Maren's Shirt, both by Bente Presterud

As incredible as they are, I prefer the designs that take stranded knitting in new directions, such as Night Lily (below), where Kari Hestner uses stripes of similar colors to create a tonal background effect. Or the alternating plain and stranded stripes in Arne & Carlos's Stine's Pullover. Not only do I love the look, the design also allows you to alternate between focused and relaxed knitting as you switch between stranded and stockinette sections.

Night Lily by Kari Hestnes and Stine

Night Lily by Kari Hestnes and Stine's Pullover, by Arne & Carlos

Many of the designs are not for the faint-hearted. "Lina-Marie's Dress", shown above, would take me months, if not years, to complete—it's made with all-over stranded knitting, using fingering weight yarn! And many designs include steeking, where you cut the fabric (to make armholes, for example) after you've finished knitting. Steeking allows you to knit in the round, rather than having to work stranded patterns back and forth. After steeking, you secure the cut edges, often by sewing them down. The whole process can seem a bit stressful! As with all knitting, anything is achievable, but if you are a novice, you may need help. Overall I think it's an incredible set of designs, so if you're a fan of Norwegian knitting (and a little bit brave), my guess is that you'll love this book.

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Emu Classic DK

New yarn: Emu Classic DK – Image © The Knitting Network

New

Ashford
Ashford DK – DK – 50% Corriedale Wool, 50% Perendale Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Triple Knit – Aran – 50% Corriedale Wool, 50% Perendale Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Bendigo Woollen Mills
Galaxy 4-ply – Fingering – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Galaxy 8-ply – DK – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Borgo de'Pazzi
Zelda – Sport – 60% Superwash Wool, 40% Hemp – Plied – Semi-solid colors

DROPS Design
DROPS Soft Tweed – DK – 50% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose – Tweedy – Solid colors, Tweed colors

Emu
Classic DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Gründl
Baby Cashmere – Aran – 72% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors
Princess – Aran – 94% Merino Superwash Wool, 6% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors

Heirloom
Cosy Comfort 8-ply – DK – 70% Wool, 17% Silk, 13% Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Imperial Yarn
Paisley – Lace – 80% Alpaca, 20% Cotton – 2 ply – Multicolored

Järbo Garn
Nova Eko – Sport – 100% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Katia
Concept Cotton Cashmere Degradé – Sport – 90% Cotton, 10% Cashmere – S on S plied – Self-striping
Jaipur Soft – Light Fingering – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied – Self-striping

King Cole
Baby Stripe DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Lion Brand
Mandala Craft Cake – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Madelinetosh
Wool + Cotton – Worsted – 50% Cotton, 50% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors, Heathered colors

Novita
Suomivilla DK – DK – 100% Wool – Plied – Heathered colors

Premier Yarns
Hipster Cotton – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Self-striping
Just Chenille – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Just Tweed – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Tweed colors

Purl Soho
Santolina – Fingering – 70% Organic Cotton, 20% Bamboo Viscose, 10% Hemp – 2 ply – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

We Are Knitters
Linen – Heavy Worsted – 70% Viscose, 30% Linen – Crepe – Solid colors

Discontinued

Cygnet
Cottony DK – Worsted – 46% Acrylic, 46% Cotton, 8% Viscose – Crepe – Semi-solid colors
Kiddies Couture DK – DK – 75% Acrylic, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping
Whopper Cotton – Super Bulky – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Ice Cream Deluxe – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Chenille – Self-striping
LB Collection Merino Silk Cotton – Fingering – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Cotton, 25% Silk – Tweedy – Solid colors, Heathers
LB Collection Soft Spoken – Bulky – 40% Nylon, 40% Wool, 20% Acrylic – Plied with a soft haze – Self-striping (long)
Mandala Wool Blend – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Self-striping
Totally Tubular – Jumbo – 89% Acrylic, 11% Nylon – Knitted tube – Multicolored
Touch of Cashmere – Aran – 90% Acrylic, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors
Wool-Ease Roving – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping

ONline
Linie 317 Patch – Heavy Worsted – 70% Wool, 30% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Linie 370 Bouclana – Super Bulky – 63% Acrylic, 27% Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Bouclé – Solid colors, Self-striping (gradient transition)

Premier Yarns
Muir Woods – Aran – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Self-striping (gradient marl)
Serenity Sock – Fingering – 50% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 25% Viscose – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping

Purl Soho
Big Good Wool – Bulky – 100% Highland Wool – Plied – Undyed
Coorie – Sport – 100% Kid Mohair – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Mineral Silk – Lace – 75% Silk, 25% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic
Mulberry Merino – Sport – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Mulberry Silk – 2 ply – Solid colors

Red Heart
Baby Hugs Light – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Schulana
Grandino – Super Bulky – 100% Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors

Stylecraft
Eskimo – DK – 100% Polyester – Eyelash – Solid colors


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See you in July!

Wendy


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