YarnSub Newsletter

June 2023

Newly-published books

[Book: 'Fair Isle Knitting' by Carina Olsson]

Fair Isle Knitting is a book not only for Fair Isle fans but also for people who would like to learn a way to choose colors that work well together.

Carina Olsson came up with a process for choosing colors when she found that her usual color palette was too limited for Fair Isle designs.

The main thrust of her process, that she shares in the book, involves taking photographs to capture color combinations that she likes in everyday life. She then finds yarns that match the colors in the picture. While she might capture these "color memories" in any setting, Carina says that one of her favorite places for finding color combinations is at the beach.

Pebbles on a beach in shades of blue, pink and gray, with some pink and green seaweeds. Yarns matching the different colors have been attached to a white card.
Matching yarns to colors at the beach; from Fair Isle Knitting, by Carina Olsson

She goes on to talk about how to use the new color combinations in ways that work well for Fair Isle designs specifically, but I think any knitter or crocheter might benefit from the first part of the process—taking time to notice and record the colors that you like.

In addition to her ideas on choosing colors, there is plenty more in the book for Fair Isle fans. Carina has included a selection of traditional Fair Isle pattern motifs, in case you want to mix and match to make your own. And if you just want to knit, there are 22 patterns for sweaters, gloves, mittens, cowls, hats and project bags. You don't even have to work out your own colorways if you don't want to!

1. A woman in a blue woolen jumper wears gloves and a matching cowl, which have a dark brown background with stripes of orange and blue Fair Isle patterning. 2. A woman in a blue jumper carries a child wearing a Fair Isle patterned jumper in shades of blue, black, gray, white and yellow. 3. Three different zipped bags, each made from different and intricate Fair Isle patterns.
Designs from Fair Isle Knitting, by Carina Olsson
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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Knit Picks Shine Multi Worsted
New yarn: Knit Picks Shine Multi Worsted – Image © Knit Picks

New

Araucania
Prisma – Sport – 36% Cotton, 36% Linen, 28% Viscose – Loosely plied – Self-striping (gradient transition)

Cascade Yarns
Cherub Sock – Fingering – 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors
Cotton Sox – Fingering – 89% Cotton, 11% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors
Pandamonium – DK – 55% Cotton, 45% Bamboo Viscose – Plied – Solid colors, Multicolored
Sarasota Worsted – Aran – 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Expression Fiber Arts
Yak Merino Sport – Sport – 70% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Yak – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckles

Fiddlesticks
Wallis – Bulky – 63% Acrylic, 37% Bamboo Viscose – Fuzzy – Solid colors, Tonal colors

Himalaya Yarn
Verda – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping

Hobbii
Friends Cotton Silk – DK – 78% Cotton, 22% Silk – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors

Kelbourne Woolens
Skipper – Sport – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Knit Picks / We Crochet
Brava Recycle – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Heathered colors
Shine Multi Worsted – Worsted – 60% Cotton, 40% Rayon – Plied – Multicolored

Lana Grossa
Bamboo – Sport – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 50% Cotton – S on S plied – Self-striping

Lion Brand
Baby Soft Light – DK – 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors
My Boo – Aran – 69% Viscose, 31% Polyester – Plied – Marled colors

Marks & Kattens
Recycled Yarn – Fingering – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Wilma – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping, Multicolored

Mary Maxim
Silk Merino Sock – Fingering – 65% Merino Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Silk – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored
Woolly – Aran – 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Pascuali
Camel DK – Aran – 100% Camel – Fuzzy chain – Undyed

Phildar
Phil Chic – Aran – 50% Mohair, 32% Wool, 16% Nylon, 2% Elastic – Fuzzy – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Just Yarn Worsted Value – Aran – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors

Qing Fibre
Wensleyhaze – Fingering – 80% Wensleydale Wool, 20% Superkid Mohair – Plied with a soft haze – Tonal colors, Multicolored, Speckles

Stylecraft
Baby Sparkle DK – DK – 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic

Swans Island
Ikat Firefly Worsted – Aran – 100% Merino Wool – Plied – Tonal colors with white flash

Trendsetter Yarns
Wisdom – DK – 53% Merino Superwash Wool, 47% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors

Wooldreamers
Saona – DK – 50% Cotton, 25% Manchega Wool, 25% Merino Wool – Z-plied – Semi-solid colors

Discontinued

Araucania
Tierra del Fuego – Super Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Multicolored

Bernat
Baby Coordinates – DK – 75% Acrylic, 22% Rayon, 3% Nylon – Single wrapped with thread – Solid colors with lustrous thread

Berroco
Arno – DK – 57% Cotton, 43% Merino Wool – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors
Millefiori Light Luxe – Sport – 50% Acrylic, 43% Wool, 6% Nylon, 1% Metallic – Single ply – Self-striping (gradient transition) with metallic
Providence – DK – 65% Merino Wool, 20% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Blue Moon Fiber Arts
La Luna Fingering – Fingering – 85% Merino Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk – Tightly plied – Solid colors, Semi-solid, Multicolored

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Alpakka Forte Classic – DK – 80% Alpaca, 20% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Debbie Bliss
Erin Tweed – Sport – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Du Store Alpakka
Dreamline Air – Lace – 78% Alpaca, 22% Nylon – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors

Expression Fiber Arts
Blossom Fingering – Fingering – 50% Bamboo Viscose, 30% Merino Wool, 20% Tencel / Lyocell – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors

Fleece Artist
Chinook – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Semi-solids, Multicolored

Gründl
Schanzer Trachtenwolle – Aran – 100% Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers

HiKoo
Caribou – Super Bulky – 100% Nylon – Faux fur
CoBaSi Plus – Worsted – 55% Cotton, 21% Elastic, 16% Bamboo Viscose, 8% Silk – Plied – Solid colors

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

Knit Picks / We Crochet
Dishie Twist – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Marled colors

Lana Grossa
About Berlin Spotty – Sport – 55% Cotton, 26% Nylon, 19% Polyester – Fiber core wrapped – Tweed colors
About Berlin Vanity – Worsted – 54% Cotton, 21% Viscose, 13% Silk, 12% Nylon – Slubby tweed – Multicolored
Alessia – DK – 76% Cotton, 24% Polyester – Fiber core wrapped – Tonal colors
Allora – Lace – 76% Cotton, 14% Merino Wool, 10% Baby Alpaca – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Amoroso – Worsted – 33% Superwash Wool, 32% Acrylic, 14% Cotton, 14% Silk, 7% Nylon – Chained – Self-striping (gradient transition)
Bacca – Aran – 100% Cotton – Slubby tweed – Solid colors
Ecco – Aran – 65% Cotton, 23% Silk, 12% Viscose – Chained – Tonal colors with shiny sections, Dappled colors with shiny sections
Ecopuno Tweed – DK – 61% Cotton, 15% Polyester, 14% Baby Alpaca, 10% Wool – Fuzzy chain – Tweed colors
Gomitolo Selezione 2 – Worsted – 75% Cotton, 25% Viscose – Chained – Self-striping
Imagine – Worsted – 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester – Loosely plied – Solid colors
Linea Pura Cashseta – Bulky – 40% Modal Rayon, 30% Nylon, 15% Cashmere, 15% Silk – filled_tube – Solid colors
Pima – DK – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Solid colors
Pima Fine Hand Dyed – Sport – 100% Cotton – S on S plied – Multicolored
Piú Bella – Aran – 59% Baby Alpaca, 20% Nylon, 15% Cashmere, 6% Merino Wool – Brushed bouclé – Semi-solid colors
Riserva GOTS – Aran – 70% Organic Cotton, 30% Nylon – filled_tube – Solid colors
Shades of Cotton – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Loosely plied – Self-striping (long gradient)
Twisted Summer Shades – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Plied – Gradient marl

Madelinetosh
TML + Tweed – Fingering – 90% Merino Superwash Wool, 8% Viscose, 2% Nylon – Tweedy – Tonal colors, Multicolored

Mary Maxim
Pound of Sparkle – Worsted – 98% Acrylic, 2% Metallic – Plied – Solid colors with metallic
Prism Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Self-striping

ONline
Linie 400 Toffee Soft – Super Bulky – 100% Polyester – Faux fur – Solid colors

Outlaw Yarn
Bandit DK – Worsted – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Nouveau DK – Worsted – 100% Polwarth Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Paintbox Yarns
Recycled Metallic Ribbon – Super Bulky – 50% Cotton, 37% Polyester, 13% Metallic – Tape – Solid colors with metallic

Phildar
Phil Corde – Super Bulky – 100% Cotton – I-cord – Solid colors

Premier Yarns
Couture Jazz – Jumbo – 81% Acrylic, 19% Nylon – Fuzzy chain – Solid colors

Schulana
Miralux – Super Bulky – 45% Lurex, 40% Alpaca, 15% Wool – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors with metallic

Universal Yarn
Uptown Baby Sport – Sport – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Solid colors, Self-striping


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See you in July!

Wendy


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