YarnSub Newsletter

September 2022

Newly-published books

[Book: 'A Knitter's Guide To Shawl Design' by Emma Vining]

If you want to come up with your own designs, shawls can be a great first project. Shawls don't need to fit precisely, so you can worry less about sizing and instead focus on the fun stuff like deciding the shape, stitch patterns and colors you'd like.

If you're still not sure that you have the skills to come up with your own designs, A Knitter's Guide To Shawl Design might help. Emma Vining explains her design process from how to find inspiration, to the specific techniques that you'll need to make shawls of different shapes. She has also included five finished shawls as case studies of her design process, complete with pattern instructions. But instead of knitting Emma Vining's patterns, personally I hope the book gives you the confidence to try making your own designs instead.


[Book: 'Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies' by Vanessa Mooncie]

The secret to shaping these amazing Crocheted Bees, Bugs & Butterflies lies in their internal wire armature. I wonder if it's straighforward to recreate them as perfectly as the ones on the cover or whether you need a lot of practice to pull that off? Either way, I think it would be fun to try.

If you framed them, I reckon these crocheted insects would be just as intriguing as real insects pinned inside a frame—but less gruesome!


[Book: 'Knitting the National Parks' by Nancy Bates]

If you have fond memories of visiting Yosemite or Yellowstone (or any other of America's National Parks) then you might enjoy reminiscing while making a hat from Knitting the National Parks. The book includes 63 hat designs, each inspired by one of the National Parks. And if there's a Park that you've never been to but wish you had, then maybe you can dream up travel plans as you knit!

4 hats inspired by 4 of National Parks

Hats by Nancy Bates, inspired by Redwood, Great Smoky Mountains, Denali & Wrangell-St Elias National Parks

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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Wool

New yarn: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Wool – Image © LoveCrafts

New

Anzula
Hazy – Lace – 75% Baby Alpaca, 25% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckled
Lana – Fingering – 40% Silk, 30% Merino Wool, 30% Yak – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Austermann
Cashmere Cloud – Worsted – 46% Wool, 34% Cotton, 20% Cashmere – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors
Runa – Super Bulky – 32% Acrylic, 32% Wool, 20% Nylon, 16% Alpaca – Fuzzy chain – Gradient
Season Alpaca – Aran – 29% Cotton, 26% Nylon, 25% Baby Alpaca, 20% Wool – Bouclé – Marled colors

Big Twist Yarns
Winter – Super Bulky – 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic – Single ply – Self-striping marls

Borgo de'Pazzi
Amore Puro Cashmere – Fingering – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Babe – Lace – 50% Llama, 50% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Brooklyn Tweed
Tones Light – Fingering – 100% Columbia Wool – Plied (woolen-spun) – Solid colors, Heathered colors

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Older – Aran – 100% Wool – Single ply – Solid colors, Heathered colors

Debbie Bliss
Eco Baby Wool – Sport – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Super Chunky Merino – Super Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Estelle
Eco Scandinavian Bulky – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Solid colors

Expression Fiber Arts
Buttery Sport – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – 2 ply – Solid colors, tonal colors, Multicolored

Fleece Artist
Crimp – Bulky – 95% Merino Wool, 5% Merino Superwash Wool – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

Himalaya Yarn
Dolphin Star – Super Bulky – 99% Polyester, 1% Metallic – Chenille – Solid colors with metallic

Hobbii
Friends Kid Silk – Lace – 72% Mohair, 25% Silk, 3% Wool – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Sock Wool – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping

King Cole
Wildwood Chunky – Bulky – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Knit Picks
Brava Worsted Lite – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Lana Gatto
Macaron – Sport – 100% Cotton – Slubby tweed – Self-striping semi-solids

Lana Grossa
Bacca – Aran – 100% Cotton – Slubby tweed – Solid colors
Cocco – Aran – 62% Merino Wool, 25% Cotton, 12% Nylon, 1% Elastic – Bouclé – Semi-solid colors
Country Tweed – Heavy Worsted – 100% Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Country Tweed Fine – Worsted – 100% Wool – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Duetto Puno – Worsted – 40% Baby Alpaca, 38% Modal Rayon, 22% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Ecco – Aran – 65% Cotton, 23% Silk, 12% Viscose – Chained – Tonal colors with shiny sections, Dappled colors with shiny sections
Ecopuno Chunky – Bulky – 48% Cotton, 33% Merino Wool, 19% Baby Alpaca – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors
Gomitolo Aida – Aran – 60% Superwash Wool, 40% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping, Self-striping (gradient transition)
Gomitolo Alpaca – DK – 42% Baby Alpaca, 30% Acrylic, 18% Nylon, 10% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Gomitolo Tosca – Aran – 60% Superwash Wool, 40% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping
Lala Berlin Hazy – Aran – 40% Baby Alpaca, 25% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 6% Tencel / Lyocell, 4% Cotton – Fuzzy – Semi-solid colors
Merino Superiore – Sport – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
Natural Alpaca Classico – DK – 85% Baby Alpaca, 15% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Undyed
Natural Alpaca Pelo – Aran – 63% Cotton, 31% Baby Alpaca, 6% Merino Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Lion Brand
I Like Big Yarn – Jumbo – 100% Acrylic – Chained – Solid colors

Loops & Threads
Baby Cuddles – DK – 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping, Self-striping (gradient transition)
Capri Eco Cotton – Aran – 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors, Multicolored
Chenille Home Slim – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors, Semi-solid colors, Dashed colors, Speckled colors
Cuddly Chenille Eco – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Chenille – Solid colors
Facets Worsted – Worsted – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Impressions – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 ply – Self-striping (gradient marl)

Louisa Harding
Caraz – Aran – 50% Highland Wool, 50% Superfine Alpaca – 2 ply – Solid colors

Miss Babs
Intrepid – Worsted – 100% Targhee Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors

Moda Vera
Daisy – Aran – 41% Acrylic, 23% Metallic, 18% Nylon, 12% Mohair, 6% Superwash Wool – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors with metallic

Rico Design
Ricorumi Spin Spin DK – DK – 100% Cotton – Plied – Gradient marl

Sandnes Garn
Tynn Peer Gynt – Fingering – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors

String Yarns
Verona – Bulky – 95% Cashmere, 5% Merino Wool – Loosely plied – Marled colors

Stylecraft
Fusion – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Heathered colors
ReCreate Chunky – Bulky – 40% Superwash Wool, 30% Acrylic, 30% Polyester – Plied – Tweed colors

Trendsetter Yarns
Indulge – Heavy Worsted – 60% Kid Mohair, 27% Alpaca, 13% Nylon – Fuzzy – Self-striping
Milos – Worsted – 50% Cashmere, 50% Cotton – Plied – Heathered colors, Marls
Stride – Bulky – 85% Wool, 15% Acrylic – Single ply – Multicolored
Teddy Bear – Heavy Worsted – 75% Alpaca, 15% Nylon, 10% Wool – Bouclé – Solid colors

Vintage Purls
Tannahill – Fingering – 100% Merino Wool – Plied (woolen-spun) – Tonal colors

Discontinued

Cascade Yarns
Luminosa – Aran – 52% Viscose, 44% Baby Alpaca, 4% Wool – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Deramores
Studio Baby DK – DK – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Euro Baby / EYB
Babe – DK – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping
Babe Softcotton Worsted – Worsted – 55% Acrylic, 45% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors, Self-striping, Multicolored, Planned pooling

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

James C. Brett
Amazon – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Baby Velvet Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Solid colors
Chinchilla – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Semi-solid colors
Lazy Days Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Nylon – S on S plied – Solid colors
Rustic Mega Chunky – Super Bulky – 82% Acrylic, 10% Superwash Wool, 8% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Top Value Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Juniper Moon Farm
Neve – Worsted – 100% Cotton – Chained – Solid colors
Stargazer Brushed – Heavy Worsted – 85% Llama, 15% Nylon – Fiber-filled net – Semi-solid colors

Knit Picks
Aloft Hand Painted – Lace – 72% Superkid Mohair, 28% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Tonal colors, Semi-solid colors

Lana Grossa
Cashmere Garzato – DK – 48% Cashmere, 34% Cotton, 18% Merino Wool – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
Cashmere Puro – Aran – 100% Cashmere – Crepe – Solid colors
Diamante – Carry along – 100% Polyester – Sequinned – Solid colors with sequins
Fashion Tweed – Aran – 71% Merino Wool, 17% Baby Alpaca, 12% Nylon – Tweedy – Tweedy colors
Gomitolo Bene – DK – 60% Merino Superwash Wool, 40% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping
Gomitolo Finito – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Single ply – Self-striping
Inizio – Super Bulky – 54% Merino Superwash Wool, 18% Modal Rayon, 16% Nylon, 12% Cotton – Fuzzy chain – Multicolored
Inizio Pelo – Aran – 40% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 9% Modal Rayon, 6% Cotton – Bouclé – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Lala Berlin Lovely Cotton Inserto – Heavy Worsted – 50% Baby Alpaca, 35% Cotton, 15% Wool – Fiber-filled net – Multicolored, Color dashes
Lala Berlin Stripy – Bulky – 56% Merino Superwash Wool, 29% Acrylic, 14% Baby Alpaca, 1% Elastic – Single wrapped with thread – Self-striping
Meilenweit 100 Lurex – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 24% Nylon, 1% Metallic – Plied – Self-striping with metallic thread

Lion Brand
Boogie Nights – Bulky – 95% Polyester, 5% Metallic – Chained – Marled with metallic
Roving Tweed – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Multicolored marls

Louisa Harding
Luci – Fingering – 41% Acrylic, 41% Superwash Wool, 18% Viscose – Plied – Self-striping marls
Pittura – DK – 75% Wool, 25% Viscose – Single ply – Multicolored

Mary Maxim
Merino – Fingering – 75% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – S on S plied – Multicolored
Simple Sock – Sport – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors

Moda Vera
Craft Tee – Super Bulky – 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester – Tape – Solid colors
Faux Mo – Worsted – 78% Polyester, 22% Acrylic – Fuzzy – Solid colors
Starlight 8-ply – DK – 95% Acrylic, 5% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic

Premier Yarns
Allure – Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 21% Polyester, 9% Alpaca – Fuzzy – Tweed colors

Red Heart
Mini – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping
Pomp-a-Doodle Jumbo – Jumbo – 100% Polyester – Pompom – Multicolored

Schoppel-Wolle
On Touch – DK – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors, Multicolored

String Yarns
Roma – DK – 83% Cotton, 10% Mulberry Silk, 7% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors

Svarta Fåret
Raggsocksgarn – Aran – 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon – Plied

Universal Yarn
Revolutions – Bulky – 57% Acrylic, 15% Nylon, 10% Alpaca, 10% Wool, 8% Mohair – Fuzzy – Self-striping (long, gradient)


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Wendy


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