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January 2022

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Icelandic Mittens' by Guðrún Hannele Henttinen]

Icelandic Mittens contains 25 patterns based on mittens displayed at a textiles museum in Iceland. Each pattern includes a photo of the original mittens alongside the new version.

The book also explains some of the history of Icelandic knitting. Apparently, knitted goods were an important Icelandic export in the 18th and 19th centuries. A farm-woman was expected to make a pair of socks or mittens every day to supplement the family income. This blows my mind, since I recently made a pair of mittens and it took me a month!

Most of the patterns in the book use stranded knitting, while a few use lace. The author says there are patterns that are suitable for both advanced knitters and beginners.

The idea of knitting a piece of Icelandic history appeals to me—so long as nobody is expecting me to finish in a day!

Gray mittens with blue selbu rose, yellow lace mittens and gray mittens with blue dots

Designs from Icelandic Mittens, Image © Guðrún Hannele Henttinen

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Berroco Spree

New yarn: Berroco Spree – Image © Berroco

New

ABC Yarn
Little Prints DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Multi-colored
Super Squishy DK – DK – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Solid colors

Athena
Velvet Chunky – Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors

Bernat
Velvet Twist – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Marled colors

Berroco
Isola – DK – 38% Cotton, 36% Linen, 26% Viscose – Slubby tweed
Meraki – DK – 71% Cotton, 24% Hemp, 5% Polyester – Slubby tweed – Solid colors
Pima Soft – DK – 100% Cotton – 2 ply – Solid colors
Spree DK – DK – 56% Wool, 44% Cotton – Plied – Multicolored spray effect
Vivo – DK – 100% Cotton – Slubby tweed – Self-striping

Big Twist Yarns
Comfy – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – S on S plied – Solid colors

Debbie Bliss
Dulcie – Bulky – 47% Acrylic, 47% Cotton, 6% Nylon – Fleecey chain – Solid colors

Erika Knight
Wool Local Aran – Aran – 50% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 50% Masham Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Estelle
Colour Flow – Bulky – 80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Fiddlesticks
Posie – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Garnudsalg
Blackhill Lama Silk – DK – 70% Llama, 30% Mulberry Silk – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Hjertegarn
Dream Air – Aran – 53% Wool, 25% Nylon, 22% Alpaca – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors
Nanoq Superwash Wool – Bulky – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Knitcrate
Uru.Yarn Cozy – Super Bulky – 45% Alpaca, 45% Suri Alpaca, 10% Metallic – Plied – Tweed colors

Kremke Soul Wool
Plain Cashmere – Sport – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Marled colors

Lion Brand
Schitt's Creek – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Moda Vera
Otis Faux – Aran – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Solid colors

Mondial
Kashmir X – Worsted – 97% Cashmere, 3% Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathered colors

Noro
Haunui – Heavy Worsted – 50% Romney Wool, 50% Wool – Single ply – Undyed

Phildar
Phil Berlingot – DK – 60% Cotton, 32% Viscose, 8% Polyester – Plied – Dappled colors
Phil Perle 5 – Thread – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Thread - size 5 – Solid colors

Universal Yarn
Bella Chenille Big Glimmer – Jumbo – 94% Polyester, 6% Metallic – Chenille – Solid colors with metallic
Magnolia – Fingering – 95% Modal Rayon, 5% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors
Truva – Worsted – 50% Cashmere, 50% Cotton – Plied – Marled colors, Heathers
Vireo – Worsted – 80% Tencel / Lyocell, 20% Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors

Discontinued

Berroco
Gingham – Super Bulky – 82% Cotton, 18% Nylon – Ribbon – Multicolored
Mantra – DK – 100% Silk – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors
Summer Silk – DK – 45% Silk, 43% Cotton, 12% Nylon – Chained – Solid colors

Caron
Cotton Ripple Cakes – DK – 100% Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Self-striping
Marble Cakes – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping marls

Cascade Yarns
Forest Hills – Lace – 51% Silk, 49% Merino Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, Multicolored

Debbie Bliss
Paloma Tweed – Super Bulky – 50% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 14% Acrylic, 6% Viscose – Chained – Tweed colors

Fibra Natura
Cotton True Sport – Sport – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Unity – Worsted – 36% Wool, 28% Cotton, 18% Bamboo Viscose, 18% Linen – Single wrapped with thread – Semi-solid colors, Multi-colored
Whisper Lace – Lace – 70% Wool, 30% Silk – 2 ply – Solid colors, Self-striping

James C. Brett
Northern Lights – DK – 95% Acrylic, 5% Viscose – Bobbly – Self-striping (long gradient)

Rozetti Yarns
Alaska – Worsted – 44% Acrylic, 26% Nylon, 15% Alpaca, 15% Merino Wool – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors

Trendsetter Yarns
Cashmere Mouliné – Heavy Worsted – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Marled
Icon – Aran – 36% Alpaca, 35% Nylon, 15% Silk, 14% Cotton – Plied with a soft haze – Semi-solid colors
ME – Super Bulky – 100% Superwash Wool – Thick and thin – Multicolored
Placid – Bulky – 60% Cashmere, 25% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors
Union – Aran – 52% Merino Superwash Wool, 48% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Universal Yarn
Bella Cash – Sport – 60% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon, 10% Cashmere – Plied – Solid colors
Clean Cotton Big – Jumbo – 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester – Chained – Marled colors
Cotton Supreme Sapling – Super Bulky – 100% Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors
Deluxe Chunky – Bulky – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Wisdom Yarns
Allegro – Fingering – 93% Acrylic, 7% Polyester – Plied – Self-striping


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See you in February!

Wendy


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