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December 2011 Newsletter

 
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      Welcome Back Jade Sapphire Yarn!  
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Jade Sapphire has even the seasoned knitters around here oohing and aahing! For soft, 100% cashmere loveliness, please welcome Mongolian Cashmere 4-ply! Each rich and vibrant shade is hand-dyed for a tonal quality you just can't get any other way. The generous 200 yards per skein of this DK weight yarn will work up beautifully on US 3-5 needles. Or try Jade Sapphire's Moonlight, which mixes harmonious shades in a hand-spun 50% cashmere, 50% combed mink blend. This DK weight yarn is extremely soft and the color combinations will make even the simplest of projects shine! Then there's the super smooth Silk/Cashmere 2-Ply, a lace-weight 55% silk, 45% cashmere blend. The silk adds rich intensity and a subtle sheen to each gorgeous colorway, while the cashmere enhances each fiberlicious skein with cloud-like texture. With 400 yards per skein, a little of this lovely yarn goes a long way!

If you adore these treasures from Jade Sapphire half as much as we do, have a look at some of the stunning pattern support from Jade Sapphire, Bad Cat Designs, and Getting Purly with It, showcasing what each of these yarns can do for fingerless mitts, hats, shawls and scarves! Peruse the colorways and kits and treat yourself or someone special this holiday season!

 
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      More Madelinetosh Vintage Short Skeins!  
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We just got a ton of Madelinetosh Vintage Short Skeins. And when I say a ton, I mean skeins upon skeins worth! Be sure to check out the latest batch of this wonderful yarn that is priced several dollars lower than the regular Vintage and just 10 yards short! I think the best part is that since we received these all in one batch, we'll be able to fill most big orders (think sweaters!) with the same dye batch! Woo-hoo! Be sure to check them all out!

 
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      New Products For the Holidays!  
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Meg McElwee Sew Liberated
Meg McElwee Sew Liberated
$24.95
The resident sewing gurus at Jimmy Beans were so excited about our new fabric collection that we overloaded Jimmy with a long list of must-have books to carry in the shop. Each book was hand-selected with love, just for your enjoyment! A couple of our personal favorites are the Sew Liberated books by Meg McElwee. Both Sew Liberated and Growing Up Sew Liberated are full of adorable sewing ideas. From home accessories to adult and kids garments, these books feature creative and unique ways to embellish your sewing projects to make them true heirloom items. We also have a number of great sewing reference books like A to Z Sewing and The Dressmaker's Handbook, as well as excellent modern sewing pattern collections like I Am Cute Dresses and Simple Modern Sewing. For fantastic gift ideas, check out One Yard Wonders and Simply Sublime Gifts!
Top Shelf Totes Yarn Pop Accessories - Giraffe - Medium
Top Shelf Totes Yarn Pop - Giraffe
$20.00
New Yarn Pop prints and colors have arrived just in time for the holidays! Give the gift of organization to your favorite knitter this year with these fun new colors of the easy-to-use Yarn Pop zippered pouches. A turquoise Owl or Giraffe print is sure to be a hit, or choose the beautiful and chic red Fleur pattern. Either one is sure to put a smile on the gift recipient's face!
Artyarns Shawl For All Seasons Kit Kits
Artyarns Shawl For All Seasons Kit - Red Carpet
$68.00
If you haven't yet seen the new colors of the Shawl for All Seasons kit from Artyarns, you are in for a real treat! This little shawl kit is truly the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite knitter. Two beautiful new colors, Purple Velvet and Red Carpet, round out the color palette for this stunning luxury knit. With just the right amount of sparkle, this shawl is perfect for holiday parties and special occasions!
Knitbot Patterns - Autumnal Cardigan
Knitbot Patterns - Autumnal Cardigan
$6.00
The new Autumnal Cardigan pattern is sure to become an instant wardrobe classic with its long, comfy length and wide collar. Wear it open over your favorite tunic top and leggings or belted over your favorite jeans; this sweater is so versatile you'll want to wear it everyday! Knit in super-soft Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, it truly is the perfect three-season knit. Want to get started right away? Order everything you need as a kit on our site!
Jaciva Chocolates Accessories - Assorted Chocolates & Truffles
Jaciva - Assorted Chocolates & Truffles
$26.40
No, your eyes are not deceiving you! These Jaciva Chocolates are molded to look like tiny balls of yarn! And they're not just adorable, they're premium quality chocolates that taste delicious! Available in small boxes of 4 tasty truffles as well as slightly larger boxes, these chocolates are perfect stocking stuffers for your favorite knitter or crocheter. They also make great signature gifts to non-knitters!
Lantern Moon Greeting Cards Accessories - Christmas Series Greeting Cards
Lantern Moon Greeting Cards - Christmas Series
$15.00
Haven't sent your holiday cards out yet? We have you covered! These cute Lantern Moon Greeting Cards come in a range of styles, from silly to classy, with one thing in common: they're 100% knit-tastic! Send them to fellow knitters, or with knit gifts to family and friends! Check out all three styles on our website! But hurry! They're going fast!
 
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      Featured Kit of the Month - Misti Alpaca Best of Nature Chunky Snood  
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Misti Alpaca Best of Nature Chunky Snood
Misti Alpaca Best of Nature Chunky Snood
Was $63.00
Now $50.40
(20% off!)
If you haven't tried the Misti Alpaca Best of Nature Chunky yarn yet, now is your chance! The December Kit of the Month is the lovely Best of Nature Chunky Snood and it is now available at 20% off! Wrap yourself in the ultimate of softness and warmth - 100% baby alpaca. Misti's "Best of Nature" yarns are all dyed using items found in nature such as berries, blue corn, basil, lilac, and lemon grass. Each color is named for the plant that the dye was derived from and has the natural tonal striations that makes hand-dyed yarns truly unique and beautiful. The snood itself uses three skeins of Best of Nature Chunky and is knit straight on size 10.5 needles with a simple cable pattern. The pattern is offered for free on the Misti Alpaca website. Start knitting this lovely cowl today and be wearing it by the time you ring in the new year!
 
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      Brand New Brown Sheep Yarn and Story Books!  
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Looking for quick gifts? Brown Sheep has a number of excellent new yarns and books to help you out! The new Burlyspun and Burlyspun Hand Paint are super-bulky, single-ply yarns that will knit up into a hat or scarf on size 13 needles in no time! The 100% wool also makes great felted projects. Knit and felt a quick bag for that friend on your list you missed! You'll find plenty of fabulous colorways to catch your eye. For machine washable yarn, the new worsted weight Lamb's Pride Worsted Superwash contains 100% superwash wool and an impressive 200 yards per skein! The subtle variations in the solid shades add depth. Snag a skein for a quick hat today, or order several for a bigger project. Even if your recipient has to wait for the finished piece, they'll appreciate the easy care instructions this yarn offers.

Looking for gifts for kids? Check out Brown Sheep's new children's books! Each story contains colorful illustrations and patterns to bring the stories to life for little ones! You can knit up the Phoebe doll and give the book and doll together! Or give the book to a new or soon-to-be mother who can knit the patterns herself!

 
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      Holiday Issues  
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Interweave Press Knitscene Magazine Books - '11 Winter
Interweave Press Knitscene Magazine Books - '11 Winter
$7.99
Knitscene strikes again with another fabulous issue of cozy and beautiful wintertime knits! Featuring designs from industry favorites including: Stefanie Japel, Amy Cristoffers, Alexis Winslow and Rosemary "Romi" Hill, this issue is packed with innovative sweaters, hats and other fun accessories. Check out our kits for the Oana Shawl, Petra Shawl and Nevis Cardigan. All of them are so lovely - we can't decide which ones to knit first!
Vogue Knitting International Magazine Books - '11 Holiday
Vogue Knitting International Magazine Books - '11 Holiday
$6.99
Prepare for the ultimate in cold weather knitting with the new holiday issue of Vogue Knitting! Full of wonderful winter knitting ideas and stunning designs, this issue is definitely worth adding to your knitting library. Tons of fashion-forward knits grace the pages of this issue with knitting topics from A to Z. Check out the kits we've put together including the Berroco Flicker Ribbed Cardigan, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Knee Highs (love!), and the Rowan British Sheep Breeds Boucle Cowl (talk about toasty)!
Koigu Magazine Books - Magazine #2
Koigu Magazine Books - Magazine #2
$12.95
The long awaited Second Edition of the Koigu Magazine is finally here! Full of a wide range of designs from the knitting industry's finest and featuring Koigu's lovely and unique yarns, this issue is sure to meet expectations. Use one of the great accessory patterns to knit some last minute holiday gifts, or check out one of our kits like the Apex Shawl, the Garden Path Socks, or the iKnit Tablet Cozy!
Interwave Press Stitch Magazine Books - '11 Gifts
Interweave Press Stitch Magazine Books - '11 Gifts
$14.99
One of our favorite things about sewing is that it's often time-saving when it comes to making gifts! If you've got a yard of fabric and a sewing machine, you're set! Interweave Stitch Magazine contains tons of great small projects and gift ideas for the last-minute crafter. The special Gifts issue contains ideas and patterns to create the perfect item for everyone in your family...including your favorite knitter! The Winter issue is packed full of fun sewing ideas with felt! Many of the projects are super easy and straight-forward, so if you are new to sewing these easy projects are a great place to start!
 
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      Sale Update: Rowan, Nashua, and So Much More  
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At the top of our sale list, we have a plethora of yarns from Westminster! Big names like Rowan, Kertzer, Nashua, SMC, Regia and Gedifra are all here! Fibers range from cotton and linen to alpaca and wool (and everything in between). Weights range from fingering to bulky and ALL are available at unbelievably great deals! Below is just a small sampling of what we have in stock! See our Sale section for the full collection!

Rowan Pima Cotton DK Yarn
Rowan Pima Cotton DK Yarn
Was $9.95
Now $4.95
(50% off!)
Rowan Lenpur Linen Yarn
Rowan Lenpur Linen Yarn
Was $8.95
Now $5.35
(40% off!)
Rowan Purelife Revive Yarn
Rowan Purelife Revive Yarn
Was $10.95
Now $5.45
(50% off!)
Kertzer Angel Baby DK Yarn
Kertzer Angel Baby DK Yarn
Was $4.49
Now $2.25
(49% off!)
Kertzer Northern Sport Yarn
Kertzer Northern Sport Yarn
Was $3.29
Now $1.65
(49% off!)
SMC Down to Earth Cotton Yarn
SMC Down to Earth Cotton Yarn
Was $5.50
Now $2.75
(50% off!)
SMC Down to Earth Cotton Spray Yarn
SMC Down to Earth Cotton Spray Yarn
Was $6.00
Now $3.00
(50% off!)
Nashua Cilantro Yarn
Nashua Cilantro Yarn
Was $7.95
Now $3.98
(49% off!)
Nashua Creative Focus Linen Yarn
Nashua Creative Focus Linen Yarn
Was $8.95
Now $4.48
(49% off!)
Nashua Daylily Yarn
Nashua Daylily Yarn
Was $7.95
Now $3.98
(49% off!)
Nashua Ecologie Cotton Yarn
Nashua Ecologie Cotton Yarn
Was $8.95
Now $4.45
(50% off!)
Nashua Summer Garden Yarn
Nashua Summer Garden Yarn
Was $14.95
Now $7.48
(49% off!)
Gedifra Fiorista Yarn
Gedifra Fiorista Yarn
Was $8.95
Now $4.48
(49% off!)
Gedifra Riana Yarn
Gedifra Riana Yarn
Was $8.95
Now $4.45
(50% off!)
Regia Color 4Ply Yarn
Regia Color 4Ply Yarn
Was $7.95
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Regia Flusi Yarn
Regia Flusi Yarn
Was $8.50
Now $4.25
(50% off!)

Looking for more sale yarns? How about Wisdom's self-striping fingering weight Phoenix Marathon Socks with 75% superwash wool for machine washability and 25% nylon for stretch? Or, if you're looking for fashionable bulky yarn that will knit up in a flash, Rozetti's Contessa is an excellent choice with its glitter strands and sequins laced throughout each skein! What about some of the lovely worsted weight yarns we just received from Fibra Natura? The aptly named Heaven is a 50/50 merino/silk blend, while the Mermaid is a blend of pima cotton, wool, silk and seacell--a fiber made from kelp! Then there's the classic Sensational yarn for some soft, durable, 100% superwash merino wool!

Wisdom Yarns Marathon Socks Phoenix Yarn
Wisdom Yarns Marathon Socks Phoenix Yarn
Was $15.00
Now $8.00
(46% off!)
Rozetti Contessa Yarn
Rozetti Contessa Yarn
Was $9.00
Now $6.00
(33% off!)
Fibre Natura Heaven Yarn
Fibre Natura Heaven Yarn
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)
Fibre Natura Mermaid Yarn
Fibre Natura Mermaid Yarn
Was $11.00
Now $5.50
(50% off!)
 
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      On Our Needles  
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Here's a tiny sampling of our handiwork this month...!! Click on any of the thumbnails to take a closer look or check out all of our projects!

Courtney's Any Gauge Cowl
Courtney's Any Gauge Cowl
Courtney was looking for an easy pattern to use on her first cowl. She found it in our store favorite, Ann Norling's Easy Cowl in Any Gauge! The Tosh Pashmina knit up beautifully, offering its signature subtle sheen and softness to an otherwise simple and easy to knit cowl.
Leanne's Orbit Scarf
Leanne's Orbit Scarf
Leanne literally knit this scarf up in an hour. Even better, she was able to knit it with her arms only--no needles required! All you need for this scarf is the Orbit yarn, the pattern included on the label, and a spare hour of your time! Is that an easy gift idea, or what?!
Jeanne's Spectra Shawl
Jeanne's Spectra Shawl
Jeanne makes us all feel like slackers. She finishes up a sweater, throws together a hat, some socks and is halfway through a shawl in the time it takes some of us to cast on. For this Spectra Shawl by Stephen West, Jeanne is using the same colorway of some self striping stash yarn. She wound two separate balls from opposite ends so the changes in colors move away from each other. While the yarn she is using is not available, she plans to make this shawl again with Kureyon Sock. She would also highly recommend Taiyo Sock, or Mini Mochi, or Poems Sock for this project.
Autumn's Rustling Leaves Beret
Autumn's Rustling Leaves Beret
As soon as Coastal Knits came in, we at the shop fell in love! Autumn grabbed a skein of Silky Wool and knit this hat up in no time. Gorgeous!
Terry's Little Ravens Peruvian Style Earflap Hat
Terry's Little Ravens Peruvian Style Earflap Hat
This hat is extremely cozy, fantastically warm, and exceptionally attractive to boot! The fair isle work creates incredible patterns and can be knit in 2 colors or 4 colors, whichever you choose. Terry's version is an adult large, perfect for the teenage boy it's intended for. Tiffany was the only one around the shop with a big enough head to model it! The pattern (available for purchase on Ravelry) can also be made in an adult medium or adult small size. Terry used Cascade's Baby Alpaca Chunky which is very warm and extremely soft! The finished project will make a great gift!
Leanne's Bodega Scarf
Leanne's Bodega Scarf
Our ruffle expert Leanne is at it again! Her latest creation (that took her less than 2 hours!) is made with just one hank of the new Bodega yarn by Trendsetter! The colors in this scarf make beautiful ruffles that even non-ruffle lovers can appreciate. For tips on working with this type of yarn, check out Jeanne's recent blog post! Thanks Leanne for bringing the ruffle-love and showing us how cute the Bodega looks knit up!
 
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