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May 2022

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Colorful Crochet Knitwear' by Sandra Gutierrez]

The thing that impresses me most about Colorful Crochet Knitwear isn't the designs, as much as I like them. It isn't the technique tutorials, as helpful as I found them.

It's a double page spread in which Sandra Gutierrez explains five different tapestry crochet swatches. Each swatch follows the same color chart but uses a different variation of the single crochet stitch (double crochet, in UK terms). Gutierrez explains the pros and cons of each variation. She says which she prefers but gives readers all the information they need to make a different choice if they want to.

three navy and white swatches

Three of the tapestry crochet swatches, made using: back-loop-only, central, and extended single crochet

These pages left me with the impression that Gutierrez thinks carefully about what she's doing. And since making a sweater takes a significant investment in time and money, I like the idea of putting my investment in the hands of a thoughtful designer!

The book isn't aimed at complete beginners, in that she doesn't explain the basics, but I think it would be great for anyone interested in learning more about crochet colorwork techniques and anyone who thinks crochet is only good for making toys and blankets!

Colorwork yoke mosaic sweater, black and white mosaic vest top and colorful mittens

Designs from Colorful Crochet Knitwear, by Sandra Gutierrez

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Tahki Yarns Whidbey

New yarn: Tahki Yarns Whidbey – Image © LoveCrafts

New

Amano Yarns
Yupi – Sport – 80% Superwash Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca – 2 ply – Self-striping

Big Twist Yarns
Glam – Worsted – 61% Acrylic, 39% Polyester – Sequinned – Marled colors with sequins
Relax – Sport – 50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Self-striping (dappled)
Skyline – Fingering – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Gradient

Cascade Yarns
Anthem DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Øko Bomull  – DK – 100% Organic Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Ella Rae
Impressionist – DK – 65% Cotton, 25% Viscose, 10% Linen – Plied – Multicolored

Gedifra
Vivaldi – Aran – 100% Organic Cotton – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors

Gründl
Pretty – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Ice Yarns
Chiclayo – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

James C. Brett
Second Chance DK – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Juniper Moon Farm
Damask – DK – 100% Linen – Chained – Tonal colors, Multicolored

King Cole
Cotton Socks 4-ply – Fingering – 58% Cotton, 38% Nylon, 4% PBT (Elastic) – S on S plied – Solid colors
Little Treasures DK – DK – 60% Acrylic, 40% Nylon – Plied – Multicolored

Lana Gatto
Candy – Sport – 80% Viscose, 20% Metallic – Chained – Multicolored with metallic
Cookie – Fingering – 85% Cotton, 11% Nylon, 4% Metallic – Fiber core wrapped – Solid colors with metallic

Lang Yarns
Atlantis Superwash – Sport – 60% Superwash Wool, 40% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Feels Like Butta Thick & Quick – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors
Let's Get Cozy: Lazy Days – Heavy Worsted – 100% Polyester – filled_tube – Solid colors

Magpie Fibers
Plume – Lace – 75% Cashmere, 25% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored
Quartet Bulky – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckles

Noro
Asaginu – Sport – 69% Linen, 30% Paper, 1% Nylon – Raffia – Semi-solid colors

Papatya
Donut Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping
Donut Prints – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Premier Yarns
Basix Mosaic – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Multicolored marls

Queen City Yarn
Coleman – DK – 65% Silk, 35% Linen – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckles

Queensland Collection
Dungarees Fine – Sport – 95% Cotton, 5% Other (Unknown) Recycled Fibers – Tweedy – Semi-solid colors
Dungarees Rainbow Tweed – Fingering – 88% Cotton, 7% Polyester, 5% Nylon – Fiber core wrapped – Tweed colors

Shibui Knits
Pure Cashmere – Lace – 100% Cashmere – 2 ply – Solid colors

Tahki Yarns
Whidbey – Aran – 54% Cotton, 23% Nylon, 23% Silk – Slubby tweed – Marled

Walcot Yarns
Origin – Worsted – 50% Highland Wool, 50% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors

We Are Knitters
Happy Chain Yarn – Bulky – 100% Wool – Chained – Solid colors, Multicolored
The Squishy Yarn – Super Bulky – 50% Alpaca, 50% Merino Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors

Discontinued

Araucania
Sayi – Aran – 50% Acrylic, 50% Superwash Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Aunt Lydia's
Fine Crochet (Size 20) – Thread – 100% Mercerized Cotton – Thread - size 20 – Solid colors

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

Bernat
Baby Crushed Velvet – Aran – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Tonal colors

Big Twist Yarns
Glisten – DK – 78% Acrylic, 15% Mohair, 7% Metallic – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors with metallic
Soft – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Cygnet
Woolly Aran – Aran – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Debbie Bliss
Falkland Aran – Aran – 100% Falklands Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Rialto Luxury Sock – Fingering – 75% Wool, 25% Nylon – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient marls)

Ella Rae
Chunky Merino Superwash – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Cozy Soft Chunky – Bulky – 75% Acrylic, 25% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
DK Merino Superwash – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

Elsebeth Lavold
Misty Wool – Aran – 75% Wool, 25% Hemp – Chained – Semi-solid colors

Madelinetosh
Tosh Mo Light – Fingering – 80% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Mohair – Single ply – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Miss Babs
Kaweah – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored
Madison – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Noro
Nishiki – Worsted – 77% Cotton, 23% Nylon – Slubby tweed – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Premier Yarns
Chameleon – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors (changes color in the sun)

Sandnes Garn
Tove – Sport – 100% Wool – Plied

Sugar Bush Yarns
Bliss – Sport – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Mulberry Silk, 10% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors
Canoe – Bulky – 62% Wool, 22% Nylon, 16% Alpaca – Chained – Solid colors with pale core
Chill – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Wool – Single ply – Solid colors
Crisp – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Dawson – Aran – 50% Llama, 50% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Rapture – Worsted – 50% Llama, 50% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Heathers
Shanty – Worsted – 75% Merino Wool, 25% Linen – Plied – Semi-solid colors
Shiver – Worsted – 65% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Kid Mohair, 10% Silk – Single ply – Solid colors

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


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See you in June!

Wendy


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