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April 2011 Limited Edition Color Newsletter

 
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      April Limited Edition Color: Royal Wedding  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Shepherd Sport Helen's Lace Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb Yarn
Baby Me Boo Honor Pearl Green Line Worsted Greenline DK

Royal Wedding - April Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Baby Me Boo, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Pearl, Honor, and Lion and Lamb.

We also have some Greenline Worsted and Greenline DK... NOW 50% OFF.

April's Limited Edition Color, Royal Wedding is our own little fiber tribute to the most popular wedding of the year between (yep, you guessed it!) Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Inspired by that stunning sapphire engagement ring William gave to Kate (the very same ring his father gave to Princess Diana), we've fallen head over heels in love with this impressive blend, truly fit for royalty.

Generally, I am not one to follow celebrity news, including that of the Royal Family. However, this color did bring me back to me fond memories of their grand ol' home, London. I had the chance to visit once in the summertime, many years ago, and this color led me to walk through its cobbled streets all over again. I felt like I was right back there, standing beside the River Thames, gazing up at that stunning royal church where the two are getting hitched, Westminster Abbey, with a clear blue sky overhead and, perhaps, with a pint of Boddingtons to boot!

Not only is the royal wedding a celebration for the newlyweds, (and all royal enthusiasts!) but it is also significant, due to the fact that this marriage will take place in the year 2011. Prince William planned this date intentionally, to honor the memory of his mother, Princess Diana, who would have turned 50 this year.

So, whether you're counting down the days until the wedding or you are just in love with the blend of this exquisite color-way, we hope you enjoy Royal Wedding. Containing a noble spectrum of intense blues, ranging everywhere from midnight starry blue and light royal blue to deep sky blue and powder blue, Royal Wedding is the perfect choice for an elegant queenly shawl, regal socks, or a dignified garment for your favorite princess or prince.

P.S. You might notice that we are at zero inventory for most of our Royal Wedding weights. This is not a belated April's Fools Joke and we are ordering more of every weight that is currently out. This color was so popular that it sold out in four days (I know...we're a bit overwhelmed, too)! So, please feel free to place your order for the next batch, which is on its way to us now. Orders for Royal Wedding will ship April 10th. Thank you in advance for your patience! :)

 
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      Patterns Fit for a Queen!  
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A Treasure Trove of Patterns

From Deep South Fibers, we have enough books and patterns from some of your favorite independent designers to keep you knitting for a lifetime, as well as give you some queenly inspiration for your "Royal Wedding" skeins.

First up is Royal Wedding in Stephen West, famous for his ultra-sleek and modern accessory designs that play with geometric shape and color and result in utterly gorgeous but easy to follow designs. Grab a skein of Shepherd Worsted to make his Windshief hat and cowl set or one hank of the Shepherd Sock for the Little Colonnade pattern. Still can't get enough? Sharon bought both of his books, Westknits Book 1 and Westknits Book 2, and is obsessing over each page as we speak!

If you're looking to make an exquisite and feminine garment out of your "Royal Wedding", look no further than Winged Knits, designed by the lovely and crafty Cecily Glowik Macdonald. From cute and sweet cardigans like Candelia to rustic cowled pullovers such as Idlewood, each design is better than the last! Grab 4-8 skeins of Royal Wedding in Shepherd Sport for the simple but classic Breakwater pullover or Goodale cardi!

The Shetland Trader patterns, designed by Gudrun Johnston, incorporate rich stylistic aspects of her Shetland heritage. I absolutely love the Kerrera cardigan, so comfy and stylish! Plus, only six skeins in Shepherd Worsted is required to knit up my size! Or, grab one skein of the Shepherd Sock to make the gorgeous Simmer Dim shawl. Be sure to check out her book collection, Book One, with photography by Jared Flood and an incredible array of gorgeous garments!

Our last featured designer is an absolutely adorable, whimsical gal, Ysolda Teague, whom you might know (yep-she's the "Ysolda" of the Lorna's Laces Color Commentary Ysolda Red). I would love to have a pair of the Veyla mitts in Helen's Lace. Or, what about a skein of the Honor for the Scroll Lace Scarf or two skeins of the Baby Me Boo to make up the cropped Liesl cardi? Oh my...I'm drooling all over myself just thinking about it. Ysolda's books, Whimsical Little Knits One and Two are full of hats, toys, and accessories, too!



 
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      New Rowan Yarns and Books  
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Rowan Spring Summer 2011

The new spring and summer yarns and pattern books keep rolling in and we now have Rowan's entire Spring/Summer 2011 Collection in stock and ready to go!

First up is the deliciously shiny and soft Panama yarn. With a summery and light blend of viscose, cotton, and linen, this fingering weight yarn is good to go on a US 3 needle. With 148 yards per ball, a few balls are more than enough for a fantastic lacy shawl or grab a bag for a superb cardigan! Of course, there's more than enough pattern support from the Panama Collection book. Composed of 15 patterns, there's something for everyone, from light tops and long dresses to striped cardigans and lacy tunics.

Rowan Pattern Books - The Panama Collection
Panama
Collection

$17.95
Rowan Panama Bread Fruit Tunic
Bread Fruit Tunic
From $80.55 up
Rowan Panama Banana Wrap
Banana Wrap
From $80.55 up
Rowan Panama Guava Pullover
Guava Pullover
From $62.65 up
Savannah is the other new springtime yarn from Rowan. A worsted-weight cotton and silk blend, you know this will be an ultra-soft and grogeous yarn for any summery knit. The pastel color palette is exquisite, mimicking the dry subtle shades of the desert, while the pattern support really shows how this yarn packs a punch! We've been having a difficult time keeping the Savannah Collection in stock but I'm sure you'll realize why! We can't help but love the relaxed wear and open worked stitches of these beautiful garments.
Rowan Pattern Books - The Savannah Collection
The Savannah
Collection

$17.95
Rowan Savannah Oasis
Oasis Pullover
From $71.60 up
Rowan Savannah Desert
Desert Cardigan
From $62.65 up
Rowan Savannah Island
Island Pullover
From $71.60 up

There's a plethora of top-notch Rowan books to showcase brand new colors of light-weight yarns that also came out this season. For the eco-conscious knitter, Purelife Classics and Amy Butler's River Camp Knits both offer an astonishing number of summery garments knit in natural and organic yarns. While Summer Baby is a fantastic compilation of twenty timeless infant designs for newborns and children up to four years. Another favorite is Cotton Classics, an extraordinary showcase of sixteen lightweight knits for men and women with a catching eye for detail, geometric cabling, and lacy paneling.

Wool Watcher Be on the look-out on Wool Watcher this Monday, April 11th, to snag some Panama at an amazing price!

 
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      Fun Stuff: Notions, Yarn, and New Editions!  
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What's New?

We've got a few new yarns, colors, and things to update you on... we hope you find it helpful!

Malabrigo Twist Yarn
Malabrigo Twist Yarn
$13.60
The latest addition to our Malabrigo line-up, Twist is a sumptuous aran weight 100% Baby Merino Wool that can knit up on anywhere from a US 8 to US 11 needle size. With 150 yards in each skein and a fantastic range of semi-solid and variegated colorways, this yarn is the ideal candidate for cabled hats, delicious cardigans, and color-work mittens.
Fiona Goble Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
Fiona Goble Knit Your Own Royal Wedding
$17.99
The international scene has been abuzz with the Royal Wedding while the knitting community hasn't stopped raving about Fiona Goble's Knit Your Own Royal Wedding book. Transport yourself to the wedding of the century with your very own royal wedding party with seven patterns to make the bride and groom, the Queen, the Archbishop, along with other members of the royal family (even their cute little corgis)! A perfect stash-bustin' project, we'd even suggest using your Royal Wedding colorway to make Kate's dress!

Tahki Stacy Charles Mia Hand Dyed Yarn
Tahki Stacy Charles Mia Hand Dyed Yarn
$9.99
The variegated companion yarn to Tahki Stacy Charles' now discontinued Maya yarn, Mia Hand Dyed is a bulky-weight thick and thin yarn, knit up on a US 9 needle. Available in six gorgeous variegated colorways, this 100% cotton yarn is the perfect choice for summery fabrics that will still be fast to knit up but lightweight enough to wear during those springtime months. I think Huck would look just adorable in this Knitting Pure and Simple Bulky Hooded Vest in the Desert colorway.

Wool Watcher We'll be offering up some of these lovely skeins on Wool Watcher on April 12th, Tuesday, so be sure to keep your eye on the puppy!

Boye 3 In 1 Knitting And Crochet Tool
Boye 3 In 1 Knitting And Crochet Tool
$3.50
I'm terrible with gauge conundrums! What size needle can I use for a yarn that knits up 21-24 stitches per 4 inches? Ugh! Not a problem anymore with this wonderful 3 in 1 Knitting and Crochet Tool from Boye. The revolving turnstile matches up with the needle gauge to list your needle size, gauge per 4 inches in a knitted swatch, the yarn weight, the gauge per 4 inches in a crocheted swatch, and your hook size...so no matter what fiber art you like to do, this companion tool will help you out of any gauge bind. The back also features a 4x4 ruler grid complete with tips for a quick and simple gauge check!
Alison Crowther-Smith Lacy Knits
Alison Crowther-Smith Lacy Knits
$24.95
Lacy Knits is the perfect pattern companion book to Rowan's extremely popular and addictive mohair and silk blends, Kidsilk Aura and Kidsilk Haze. It is a wonderful showcase of delicate and luscious accessories, shrugs, tops, and home adornments. Alison Crowther-Smith offers a wonderful choice of beginner (Kidsilk Aura Cowl), intermediate (Boudoir Shrug), and advanced (Circular Shawl) projects, so you can work your way up the lace knitter ladder!
Susan B. Anderson Spud & Chloe At The Farm Books - Spud and Chloe At The Farm
Spud and Chloe At The Farm
$13.95
Susan B. Anderson's latest book, Spud and Chloe at the Farm is the epitome of cuteness! Thirteen patterns in all, this adorable collection takes you into the fun-filled world of Spud and Chloe, the namesake duo of the brand that brings you machine-washable goodness such as Outer and Sweater. Using these fabulous Spud and Chloe yarns, you'll learn how to make the spunky Chloe and her pet sheep, Spud, plus the entire cast of farm animals that they meet along the way! Included is the most adorable little comic book that you can read outloud to your favorite little one!
Regia Lace Yarn
Regia Lace Yarn
$14.95
For those Regia fans out there, their latest creation, Regia Lace has hit our shelves! A superwash wool with a strand of black polyamide wound into the skein, this yarn will create unique one-of-a-kind lacework projects where one ball will be more than enough for any regular sized shawl. The variegated colorways offer a subtle self-striping effect for an elegant color changing shawl while the wool blend makes for a super soft feel!

Wool Watcher Keep an eye on Wool Watcher April 11th, Monday, to snag a ball of Regia Lace at a great price!

Never Not Knitting Patterns - The Birds And The Bees
Never Not Knitting - The Birds And The Bees
$5.50
The latest pattern from Never Not Knitting is an adorable two-fer for both a bird and bee headband to fit a baby, toddler, or child. The pattern also includes a hidden picture game and riddle for your children to have fun with! This pattern is the perfect project to use up leftover sock yarn so after you're done using your Royal Wedding you can make a matching headband for your little royal-in-training!
Lantern Moon Sapa Velvet Tool Case Accessories - Green
Lantern Moon Sapa Velvet Tool Case - Green
$32.00
Hand-stitched swag for your notions! Embroidered with intricate cross-stitch detailing, the Sapa Velvet Tool Case is a work-of-art for your handbag! Large enough to fit all of your notions in, these handmade cases are designed to encourage young women of the Sapa area of Vietnam to continue learning their traditional handiwork. Be sure to also check out the Sapa Scissor Fob, a wonderful adornment piece to decorate your handy scissors, your favorite bag, or...well, pretty much anything you can think of!
 
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      Spring Issue of Interweave  
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Interweave Crochet Spring 2011

Broomstick Lace Elegant Detail Abounds

Yum Yum! Springtime just couldn't get much better with Interweave Crochet's Spring 2011 issue. This issue offers a fantastic section of lovely lacy designs, like the Dahlia Shawl crocheted with Manos del Uruguay's Lace. You just have to see close-up pics of this shawl to appreciate the intricate details...check them out on Interweave Crochet's website! There's also a batch of fun and colorful kid designs, such as the Zoe Cardigan. My favorite section is dedicated to a type of crochet I rarely see in design work, broomstick lace. This issue includes a great tutorial to master the art, as well as a selection of fantastic designs to showcase your skill. Just check out these lovely garments such as the Cupcake Sweater or see the preview of the entire issue on their website: Interweave Crochet.

 
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      Sale Update  
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Select Lana Grossa Yarns: Now Save Up to 50% Off!
There's literally something for everyone in our Lana Grossa sale extravaganza! With over twenty different types of yarn and countless colorways, you'll have a tough time deciding on which one! Browse through our variegated and self-striping bulky wool blends such as Colore, Mix Up Multi, Tender, and Dasolo Stripes for great looking cardigans and sweaters. Or, drool over all of the fun eyelash yarn from the self-striping Pep Blocco, Mix Up Plus, and Pep Color or the luscious solid colorways like Pep for fashionable scarves and hats.

Lana Grossa Colore Yarn
Colore
Was $7.95
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Dasolo Stripes Yarn
Dasolo Stripes
Was $8.95
Now $4.45
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Mix Up Multi Yarn
Mix Up Multi
Was $10.95
Now $5.45
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Lux Yarn
Lux
Was $10.95
Now $5.45
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Pep Blocco Yarn
Pep Blocco
Was $13.95
Now $6.96
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Pep Color Yarn
Pep Color
Was $13.95
Now $6.96
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Pep Print Yarn
Pep Print
Was $13.95
Now $6.96
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Tender Yarn
Tender
Was $9.95
Now $4.96
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Fumo Yarn
Fumo
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Pep Yarn
Pep
Was $13.95
Now $6.96
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Pep Pelo Yarn
Pep Pelo
Was $13.95
Now $6.96
(50% off!)
Lana Grossa Pep Mohair Yarn
Pep Mohair
Was $13.95
Now $6.96
(50% off!)

Knitting Fever Yarn Now on Sale: 46% off!
Named after the Greek goddess of arts and crafts, Athena is an alluring ribbon yarn that is available in the most celestial colorways imaginable. From our friends at Knitting Fever, this ladder yarn is perfect for light-weight scarves and colorful wraps by itself (alternate two colors every other row for a fun striped effect) or pair it with one of your favorite yarns for a bulkier garment.

Knitting Fever Athena Yarn
34
Purple, Blue

Was $5.00
Now $2.70
(46% off!)
Knitting Fever Athena Yarn
32
Primarys

Was $5.00
Now $2.70
(46% off!)
Knitting Fever Athena Yarn
36 Pinks, Yellows
Was $5.00
Now $2.70
(46% off!)
Knitting Fever Athena Yarn
35 Pink, Light Blue
Was $5.00
Now $2.70
(46% off!)

Select Crystal Palace Yarns Now On Sale: 30% Off!
If you've been with us awhile, you might remember these discontinued Crystal Palace yarns from way, way back! Squiggle is a great eyelash yarn that can mix with any other thicker yarn for a fabulous garment. Check out this fun Squiggle Scarf on our project log for a taste! At 120 yards, Fizz is another great sale yarn that we know you're going to have fun knitting with! Like any eyelash yarn, try it by itself or pair it up with another fiber for deliciously wild accessories! This yarn also makes for great "stuffed animal" fur!

Crystal Palace Squiggle Yarn
Crystal Palace Squiggle
Was $7.50
Now $6.00
(20% off!)
Crystal Palace Squiggle Yarn
Crystal Palace Squiggle
Was $7.50
Now $5.25
(30% off!)
Crystal Palace Fizz Yarn
Crystal Palace Fizz
Was $6.80
Now $4.76
(30% off!)
Crystal Palace Fizz Yarn
Crystal Palace Fizz
Was $6.80
Now $4.76
(30% off!)
 

Lorna's Laces Green Line Dk and Worsted: Save 50%
Each week, we'll be getting new colors of the Green Line DK Lorna's Laces and we'll be selling them at 50% off.

We are very sad to announce that Lorna's Laces is now out of their Green Line Worsted base so we, unfortunately, will not be receiving any new Green Line Worsted colors! What we have listed in our Green Line Worsted section is all that is left! :(

If you see a color you like, grab it quickly because once we sell out, we're out! Here are a few of the colors we have in stock this week:

Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
GL Worsted
Clara's Garden

Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted Yarn
GL Worsted
Roadside Gerry

Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK
Purple Iris

Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Lorna's Laces Green Line DK Yarn
Green Line DK
Dusk

Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
 
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      Rewards are Ready!  
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Bucks

One last reminder to mention before you start shopping...your Jimmy Beans Bucks have been issued! If you earned a reward, your reward and free shipping coupon are both currently in your account. Just make sure to log into your account while ordering and you will see both. We have already sent out the email notifications with your reward amount and your personalized free shipping coupon code - hopefully you have already taken a look!

We've been listening to all of your suggestions and comments and we've decided to extend both the free shipping coupon and Bucks expiration dates to the end of the quarter (June 30th, 2011)! We're extremely grateful for all of your feedback (keep it coming!) and we hope you enjoy the extended and less complicated expiration dates! We also want to thank everyone for participating in our Rewards program and we're very excited to announce the two year anniversary for Jimmy Beans Bucks! Hooray!

If you didn't earn a reward or aren't familiar with this incredible FREE YARN program, take a look now! In a nutshell, if you have a JBW account and made purchases last quarter (January 1st - March 31st), you received an account credit equal to 5% of those purchases (with a few simple rules, of course).

 
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      Beans for Brains...A Roaring Success!  
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Holy frijoles, Batman! Your response to our knitting and crochet scholarship was tremendous and we just wanted to carve a little space out in this newsletter to thank all of you students out there for your participation and all of our generous sponsors for donating funds to make this happen!

For the 2011-2012 scholarship, we received over (drumroll, please...) 2,700 applications! This has been an outstanding response to our program and we are simply thrilled by the amount of aspiring knitters and crocheters out there! If you're one of our applicants who hasn't heard from us yet...don't worry! We are still reading through our applications and we will be replying to your application shortly, so hang in there! We will be announcing the six winners ($3,000 scholarship each!) on May 6th so keep checking our scholarship page for information about our sponsors and the 2011-2012 winners!

 
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