YarnSub Newsletter

August 2021


Newly-published books

[Book: 'Knit Soxx For Everyone' by Kerstin Balke] [Book: 'Granny Square Patchwork' by Shelley Husband] [Book: 'Granny Square Patchwork - UK Terms' by Shelley Husband]

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Using stranded knitting for socks can lead to the problem of catching your toes in the strands. In Knit Soxx For Everyone, Kerstin Balke has avoided this by only including patterns with short strands. I don't think this limitation has harmed her sock designs; in fact they are some of my favorite socks ever.

Three different socks from Knit Soxx For Everyone

from Knit Soxx For Everyone, by Kerstin Balke

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Shelley Husband uses crochet techniques in Granny Square Patchwork that I haven't seen in other books. The techniques produce "seamless" crochet, which makes the beginnings and ends of rounds much neater than with the conventional methods that I've seen before.

Three crochet squares from Granny Square Patchwork

Squares from Granny Square Patchwork, by Shelley Husband

Perhaps other authors don't know about these techniques or have decided not to include them in case they put readers off. After all, it takes effort to learn a new way of doing something, and not everyone wants to. Personally, I'm not put off and I love that Shelley decided to include them. I might never have heard of "seamless" crochet otherwise. I enjoyed learning how to do it, even though I did find it confusing at first. Shelley has a website and YouTube channel where she explains the techniques in more depth, which helped a lot. I've now made the best-looking square I've ever crocheted!

Blossom crochet square from Granny Square Patchwork

Blossom from Granny Square Patchwork, made by me

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Pascuali Manada

New yarn: Pascuali Manada – Image © Pascuali

New

BC Garn
Jaipur Peace Silk – Light Fingering – 100% Silk – 2 ply – Solid colors
Loch Lomond Lace – Fingering – 100% Wool – Plied (woolen-spun) – Tweed colors

Big Twist Yarns
Sherpa – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Solid colors

DMC
Nova Vita 12 – Jumbo – 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester – Knitted tube – Solid colors

Expression Fiber Arts
Mirage Sport – Sport – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere, 10% Mulberry Silk – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Fiddlesticks
Peppin 10 – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Peppin 14 – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Peppin 8 – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Gedifra
Kid Suri – Lace – 35% Alpaca, 35% Superkid Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Kid Suri Tinto a Mano – Lace – 35% Alpaca, 35% Superkid Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Multicolored

Hobbii
Acacia – DK – 51% Acrylic, 49% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Dahlia Summer – Sport – 100% Cotton – Loosely plied – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Imperial Yarn
Columbia Comeback – Aran – 100% Columbia Wool – 2 ply

Knitcrate
Vidalana Mirage Sock – Fingering – 50% Merino Superwash Wool, 35% Bamboo Viscose, 15% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors

Knitting Fever
KFI Collection Painted Clouds – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Multicolored marls, Self-striping marls

La Bien Aimée
MCN Sport – Sport – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Cashmere, 10% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Laines du Nord
Poema Big – Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Gradient

Lang Yarns
Cashmere Dreams – Sport – 65% Cashmere, 35% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Cloud – Bulky – 90% Merino Wool, 10% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Self-striping
Frida – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Kid Color – Lace – 70% Superkid Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Self-striping
Lamé – Fingering – 84% Polyester, 16% Metallic – Metallic chainette – Metallic colors
Leo – Aran – 45% Superwash Wool, 44% Cotton, 11% Nylon – Chained – Multicolored
Paillettes – Carry along – 55% Nylon, 45% Polyester – Sequinned – Solid colors with sequins
Suri Alpaca – Heavy Worsted – 100% Alpaca – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Wool Addicts Honor – Aran – 50% Alpaca, 50% Merino Wool – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Cotton-Fetti Blend – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Marled colors
Misty Nights – Aran – 36% Cotton, 35% Polyester, 29% Acrylic – Sequinned – Solid colors with sequins
Re-Spun – Aran – 100% Polyester – Plied – Heathered colors

Loops & Threads
Capri Tencel – DK – 100% Tencel / Lyocell – Plied – Solid colors
Chunky Twist – Jumbo – 70% Polyester, 29% Wool, 1% Spandex – Plied – Solid colors, Marls
Eco-Luxe – Super Bulky – 65% Polyester, 25% Acrylic, 10% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Flecks – Worsted – 79% Acrylic, 21% Polyester – Bobbly – Solid colors with colored flecks

Marriner Yarns
4-ply Cotton – Fingering – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
Get Cosy Blanket Yarn Super Chunky – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Merino DK – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Mondial
Take Me Home – Heavy Worsted – 70% Microfiber, 30% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)

Novita
Icelandic Wool – Aran – 100% Icelandic Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Pascuali
Manada – Worsted – 45% Superkid Mohair, 25% Mulberry Silk, 15% Merino Wool, 15% Yak – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Plymouth Yarn
Avita – Heavy Worsted – 73% Baby Alpaca, 17% Metallic, 10% Nylon – Fuzzy – Solid colors with metallic
Baby Alpaca Worsted EC – Worsted – 100% Alpaca Easy-Wash – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Premier Yarns
Basix Chenille – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Sweet Roll DK – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Wool Select – DK – 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Purl Soho
Blackbird Linen – DK – 100% Linen – Plied – Solid colors

Red Heart
Super Saver Brushed – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Rico Design
Fashion Alpaca Bling Bling – Super Bulky – 42% Cotton, 24% Alpaca, 21% Acrylic, 8% Wool, 5% Metallic – Fuzzy chain – Multicolored with metallic
Made By Me Minis Acrylic – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Color set
Made By Me Minis Cotton / Baumwolle – Sport – 100% Cotton – Plied – Color set

Schachenmayr Original
Baby Smiles Happy Baby – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (fair-isle effect)
Baby Smiles Little Soft & Easy – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors
Mohair Dream – DK – 84% Acrylic, 8% Mohair, 8% Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Self-striping

Stylecraft
ReCreate – DK – 40% Superwash Wool, 30% Acrylic, 30% Polyester – Plied – Heathered colors

Zitron
Ramie – Sport – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nettle Fiber – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors

Discontinued

Borgo de'Pazzi
Puno – Aran – 50% Wool, 30% Nylon, 20% Alpaca – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Stout – Bulky – 100% Wool – 2 ply – Marled colors

Brooklyn Tweed
Vale – Lace – 100% Rambouillet Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors

Cascade Yarns
Pluscious – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille

Imperial Yarn
Columbia – Aran – 100% Columbia Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, Heathers

James C. Brett
Bubbalicious – DK – 100% Nylon – Pompom – Semi-solid colors
Innocence DK – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Bamboo Viscose – S on S plied – Solid colors

Juniper Moon Farm
Pollock – Sport – 55% Silk, 45% Linen Viscose – Plied – Semi-solid colors, Multicolored

Koigu
Karmen – DK – 100% Silk – Chained – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Lana Grossa
365 Cashmere – DK – 77% Cotton, 15% Cashmere, 8% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors
About Berlin Chilly – Aran – 100% Linen Viscose – Tape – Solid colors
About Berlin Chilly Dégradé – DK – 100% Linen Viscose – Tape – Gradient
Cool Cotton – Aran – 93% Cotton, 7% Polyester – S on S plied – Solid colors
Pappagallo – Sport – 50% Cotton, 50% Microfiber – Plied – Multicolored
Shades of Cotton Linen – Sport – 70% Cotton, 30% Linen Viscose – Loosely plied – Self-striping (long gradient)
Stromboli – Sport – 60% Cotton, 15% Nylon, 15% Viscose, 10% Silk – Thick and thin tape – Semi-solid colors

Lorna's Laces
Cloudgate – Bulky – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 10% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping
Honor – DK – 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping
Shepherd Bulky – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping
Shepherd Sock – Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping
Shepherd Sport – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping
Shepherd Worsted – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping
Solemate – Fingering – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Outlast, 15% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping
Sportmate – Sport – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Outlast – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored, Self-striping

Manos del Uruguay
Clara – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Gloria – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Mrs Crosby
Carpet Bag – DK – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Silk – Single ply – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Hat Box – Sport – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Reticule – Lace – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Satchel – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Tonal colors
Steamer Trunk – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Train Case – Fingering – 55% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Outlast, 15% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Sirdar
Harrap Tweed – DK – 40% Nylon, 30% Wool, 24% Acrylic, 6% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Harrap Tweed Chunky – Bulky – 40% Nylon, 30% Superwash Wool, 24% Acrylic, 6% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Mystical – Super Bulky – 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic – Fuzzy – Multicolored with metallic
No. 1 – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon – Crepe – Solid colors
Soirée – Aran – 36% Acrylic, 30% Nylon, 30% Superwash Wool, 4% Metallic – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors with metallic
Temptation – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Mohair – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Touch – Super Bulky – 50% Nylon, 50% Polyester – Faux fur – Solid colors

Stylecraft
Classique Cotton DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Head Over Heels – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping
Wondersoft Stardust – DK – 95% Acrylic, 5% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic

Universal Yarn
Classic Shades Frenzy – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (irregular)
Odette – DK – 61% Merino Superwash Wool, 22% Nylon, 17% Alpaca – Fuzzy chain – Tonal colors


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See you in September!

Wendy


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