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February 2012 Newsletter

 
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      New Yarn from Wolf Creek Wools & Sweet Grass Wool  
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Jimmy Beans Wool is now a proud supplier of Sweet Grass and Wolf Creek Wools! This Montana-based company uses locally raised Targhee Sheep and an all natural washing process for its delicious Mountain Silk DK and Silk 2-ply yarns, both of which are under the Sweet Grass Wools name. Use three to six skeins of the Mountain Silk DK for an adorable Goodale Cardigan from Winged Knits or five to seven on Indigirl's fantastic Ravinia Cardigan . The Mountain Silk 2-ply is great for accessories like Brooklyn Tweed's Habitat beanie, which is what Leanne is making out of it. It's equally perfect for WestKnits Windschief hat. The result you'll get is a super plush fabric that retains its natural beauty, shape, and strength over years and years of wear. This super-soft wool, spun with a hint of silk and then hand dyed, makes for a truly stunning yarn!

Sweet Grass's Wolf Creek Wools yarns are equally scrumptious with their unique fiber combinations. Wolf Creek Wools are the imported fiber side of Sweet Grass Wools and are true treats for your fingers. The Bliss sock yarn is a delicious blend of superwash merino wool, cashmere and nylon for extra strength. It's so soft and squishy on your fingers and works great for all kinds of projects including the adorable Candelia Cardigan from Winged Knits or the Damson Shawl by Ysolda Teague. The Luscious lace weight yarn, a blend of alpaca and silk, would make a gorgeous Celes Wrap from Brooklyn Tweed or Featherweight Cardigan by Knitbot with it's 650 yards of silky goodness! You'll never want to put down your needles once you start knitting with Sweet Grass Wools and Wolf Creek Wools yarns!

 
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      Pattern Parade: NEW Favorites!  
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We've been so excited about all of our latest yarns that we've let some of our favorite designer patterns sneak by without much fuss! Whoever your favorites are, listen up, because we've got plenty of exciting new patterns and we want to share a few of our absolute favorites with all of you!

We live in the high desert where temperatures can fluctuate a lot, so we like to keep our eyes peeled for those perfect transition patterns. We like the patterns below for their layering potential and, of course, gorgeous style. Try snagging 10-16 skeins of Alpaca Sportweight for the Primavera Cardigan by Blue Sky Alpacas. Or, for something with a cable challenge, try the Folk Story Cardigan with seven to nine skeins of Spud & Chloe Sweater . These patterns will help you make it through the chilly transition time and these lines of yarn have each come out with NEW colorways for the season!

Of course, there are also plenty of lovely summer knits coming our way! Check out the super light-weight Shibui Mix No. 5, which is designed to be fabulously airy! Or, how about the cute Kollage Campari? The pattern and the Sock-a-licious color it uses are both Stitch Red products, meaning you're not just investing in a great summer piece, you're also investing in a great cause! Not a knitter? This pattern comes with a knit AND a crochet version!

We have a little bit of baby fever going around the shop, with two of our beans pregnant. Most of the rest of us are planning to knit or crochet something for the wee ones. Among the options we're considering are the Tweed Baby Blanket by Jared Flood and the Snap pattern by Cocoknits. Stay tuned to our Project Log to see what we choose!

Last, but not least, we have some absolutely lovely patterns for the home. Churchmouse, a favorite for many of us at the shop, has just come out with a collection of simple, attractive pieces like the Crocheted Baskets and a couple of styles of Tea Cozies. We've also received a couple of extremely cute stuffed animal knits from the talented Ysolda Teague. How precious!

And where are the patterns for men? Well, those are on the way. Our latest batch of new patterns was a little short on knits for men, but we have managed to score a few great ones. Turtleneck Sweater pattern by Bergere de France and Spud & Chloe's Jersey Pullover are some of our favorites.

This is just a small sampling of the latest designs! Be sure to check out all the most recent pieces by these wonderful designers and stay current with the latest patterns. Looking for help choosing the right yarn for any of these patterns? Give us a call! We're happy to offer suggestions!

 
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      Kit of the Month: Cascade Cloud Just Enough Stole  
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Cascade Cloud Just Enough Stole Wrap
Cascade Cloud Just Enough Stole
Was $43.50
Now $34.80
(20% off!)
This super cute shoulder wrap from Cascade uses the deliciously squishy Cloud yarn made from 70% merino wool and 30% baby alpaca. Knit on US size 9 and 10.5- 32" circular needles (Knitter's Pride Dreamz Fixed Circular Needles would work perfectly) this is sure to be a fast knit. Perfect for chilly spring evenings and any time when you're not quite warm enough, this stole is "just enough" to do the trick! With unique, all-over texture and fun mitered squares, this stylish stole would be lovely in any color. And with a FREE pattern and 20% off the yarn, this stole is a steal!
 
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      New Products for Your Wish List  
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Nelkin Designs Rippled Kit Kits
Nelkin Designs Rippled Kit Kits
$21.00

Looking for a quick knit for another woman on your gift list? This kit has everything you need for a lovely rippled necklace! From the fabulous designer of the Butin Collar and Butin Earrings, this kit is a simple knit and includes everything from the pattern and yarn to the beads and clasp you'll need for a simple and elegant gift your fashionable friends will love! For another matching accessory, check out Nelkin's Ribband Kits!

Knitter's Pride Dreamz Interchangeable Deluxe Needle Set Needles
Knitter's Pride Dreamz Interchangeable Deluxe Needle Set Needles
$82.49
If you were ever a knitter who had to buy a set of needles for each upcoming project because you didn't have a set to call your very own, you know how wonderful it is to receive your first set of interchangeable needles. If you know a knitter like that, make her day and give her the gift of her very own wonderful Knitter's Pride Needle Set! Are YOU still that knitter? Put this set on your wishlist and start hinting! (P.S. For a more basic set, perfect for beginning knitters, check out the Starter Set!
Artyarns Every Which Way Shawl Kit Kits
Artyarns Every Which Way Shawl Kit Kits
$72.00
This shawl can be worn many ways, and you can even wear 2 or more together! Each kit includes a copy of the pattern with written and charted instructions, two mini skeins of Beaded Silk Light and one mini skein of Cashmere 1 Ply--all the ingredients for this lovely shawl! As an added bonus, each kit comes packaged in a decorative tin box that is perfect for storing notions! If you've handled Artyarns products before, you know how fabulous they look and feel. If you haven't, make this a special treat.
Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn
Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn
$6.30

This yarn from Red Heart is a huge hit! Each colorway artfully combines hues that perfectly complement one another. The touch of glitter in each skein adds a dazzling sparkle without overshadowing the color variation. Did I mention this yarn is machine washable? Check out Erika's super cute Parisian Slouch Hat in this yarn to get a glimpse of what it looks like knit up! Can't wait to get started? The Sophisticated Scarf kit will get your crochet hook moving, or for knitters, try the Faux Brioche Beret kit!

Bergere de France Origin' Merinos Yarn
Bergere de France Origin' Merinos Yarn
$12.60
Recognizable by its sumptuous, curly fleece, the merino is a sheep of Spanish origin, which produces a very fine wool that is particularly sought after. Bergere de France uses 100% high-quality merino wool for this lovely yarn. Origin is a 6-ply, worsted weight yarn with a sumptuous fullness that will take shape under your fingers in the form of an astonishingly even knit texture, which lets in air and keeps in warmth at the same time. It's also ideal for excellent stitch definition!
Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace Yarn
Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace Yarn
$10.95

This lovely colorway of Classic Elite's spectacular Silky Alpaca Lace is not just a beautiful tone, it's also one of Classic Elite's contributions to the Stitch Red campaign! This 70% alpaca, 30% silk yarn is a beautiful blend of fibers, spun into a gossamer yarn that knits into amazing lightweight pieces. The alpaca gives the yarn warmth, softness and a wonderful halo; the silk adds a beautiful sheen and smoothness. Each ball comes with 460 yards, which means you can knit a whole Bias Before & After Scarf with just ONE skein! Or knit up the lovely Open Front Cardi with just four or five skeins!

 
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      Sale Update: Arucania, Noro, Fabric and More!  
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Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca- This soft and smooth blend of merino wool, alpaca and acrylic is the perfect yarn for all of your fingering weight needs! With a nice mix of solids and heathers, you are sure to find a color that strikes your fancy. At 30% off and 220 yards per skein, this yarn is a great choice for just about any project including shawls, lightweight sweaters, and much more!

Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Was $10.00
Now $7.00
(30% off!)
Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Was $10.00
Now $7.00
(30% off!)
Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Was $10.00
Now $7.00
(30% off!)
Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Filatura Di Crosa Alpaca Yarn
Was $10.00
Now $7.00
(30% off!)

Arucania Coliumo Multi - Looking for colorful, bulky yarn for a last minute project or gift? Well look no further, because the stunning Coliumo by Arucania is a wonderful choice! This super soft blend of wool and silk is perfect for creating colorful, bulky scarves, hats, and mittens. Grab just one ball for a hat or 2 for a scarf and you are all set for a fast, easy, beautiful project!

Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Was $18.00
Now $10.80
(40% off!)
Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Was $18.00
Now $10.80
(40% off!)
Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Was $18.00
Now $10.80
(40% off!)
Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Araucania Coliumo Multi Yarn
Was $18.00
Now $10.80
(40% off!)

One of Noro's uniquely lovely yarns, Kochoran is a blend of wool, silk and angora. This bulky weight yarn can be knit up quickly on larger needles and is perfect for accessories of all kinds. With a generous 176 yards per hank, the possibilities abound! Scarves, gloves, hats, and so much more... This gorgeous yarn from Noro is only available for a short time, so get some before its gone!

Noro Kochoran Yarn
Noro Kochoran Yarn
Was $20.00
Now $14.40
(27% off!)
Noro Kochoran Yarn
Noro Kochoran Yarn
Was $20.00
Now $14.40
(27% off!)
Noro Kochoran Yarn
Noro Kochoran Yarn
Was $20.00
Now $14.40
(27% off!)
Noro Kochoran Yarn
Noro Kochoran Yarn
Was $20.00
Now $14.40
(27% off!)

Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Fabrics - We are so thrilled to be carrying fabric, and even more thrilled to be able to carry some of your favorite fabrics at discounted prices! Heather Bailey's timeless Nicey Jane collection channels vintage sensibility with an updated twist. So much fun can be had with just one yard of fabric, as we are learning every day. Skirts, tote bags, project bags for our knitting. We love how knitting and sewing can go hand in hand! Some of our favorite prints are the Lindy Leaf , Wash Day Ticking , and Picnic Bouquet . What are your favorites?

Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Picnic Bouquet Laminated Fabric
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Picnic Bouquet Laminated Fabric
Was $19.50/yd
Now $10.00/yd
(50% off!)
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Lindy Leaf Fabric
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Lindy Leaf Fabric
Was $10.50/yd
Now $7.00/yd
(34% off!)
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Wash Day Ticking Fabric
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Wash Day Ticking Fabric
Was $10.50/yd
Now $7.00/yd
(34% off!)
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Hop Dot Fabric
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Hop Dot Fabric
Was $10.50/yd
Now $7.00/yd
(34% off!)
 
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      On Our Needles  
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Kristen's Anna Cowl
Kristen's Anna Cowl
This was the cowl that Kristen knit for the Swan's Island KAL . This beautiful cowl is the Anna Cowl pattern from Swans Island. It took a little more than one skein of the Swans Island Worsted Yarn --there was enough left over to make a hat to go with it! She knit this cowl in the Garnet color on her favorite Knitter's Pride Dreamz circular needles and when all was said and done, it was a pretty quick knit! The 100% organic merino wool is super soft and squishy to work with and resulted in an absolutely gorgeous cowl!
Kristen's Gretel Tam
Kristen's Gretel Tam
This pretty cabled tam was knit in Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed and is the size Medium version of Ysolda Teague's Gretel Tam from Debbie Stoller's Superstar Knitting (This pattern is also available on Ravelry and Ysolda's Website.) This hat has just the right amount of slouch to it and is soft and stylish to wear. According to Kristen, the Luxury Tweed was really nice to knit with and the hat would look stunning in any color! She also said that this pattern was a super fun knit that was interesting without being too tough. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. A great intro to cabling!
Bethany's 'New In Town' Baby Sweater
Bethany's 'New In Town' Baby Sweater
Not only is Bethany expecting a little one of her own, but she has several friends who are also pregnant! What better time then to whip up a bunch of these cute little baby sweaters out of a nice, machine washable wool? Bethany chose to knit the New In Town pattern from Spud and Chloe in Cascade 128 Superwash (in Green Apple, Pumpkin, and Camel), which is slightly lighter than the yarn used in the orignal pattern (Spud and Cloe Outer), but she adjusted the gauge a bit to make it work. She is a super loose knitter, so she knit these on a US size 9 needle, but she would recommend a US size 10 for most people with average gauge. She knit the largest size, and ended up with a sweater that is approximately a 12-18 month size. We think these little sweaters turned out adorable and can't wait to meet the little one who is going to wear them!
Jeanne's Sheep Heid Hat
Jeanne's Sheep Heid Hat
Jeanne, Sandy and Alli each knit this hat at the same time. They special ordered the yarn from Scotland and split it 3 ways. The hats came out just darling! The design is Sheep Heid by Kate Davies of Textisles. Jeanne says: 'This pattern was really a fun knit and I think it helped that I laid out all the colors in advance on a card. l also labeled all the little plastic bags with color name and number. I love, love, love my hat...baaaaa!' See Alli's Sheep Heid Hat Project for an alternative yarn suggestion.
Shevawn's Rustling Leaves Beret
Shevawn's Rustling Leaves Beret
In Shevawn's words: 'Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I loved every minute knitting this hat...from the lovely hand of Tosh Sock **soooo soft and lovely** to the incredible interlocking leaf work of the pattern. The chart work was easy (it's written out, too) - the most difficult part was handing it over to the intended recipient after I was done! The good news is that I think I'll be able to squeeze out two hats out of one hank of Tosh Sock! woo-hoo!' This hat is called the Rustling Leaves Beret and it was designed by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting for the Coastal Knits book.
Erika's Parisian Slouch Hat Pattern
Erika's Parisian Slouch Hat Pattern
Erika saw this easy and free hat pattern on Ravelry and had to knit it as an excuse to try out Red Heart's new Boutique Midnight yarn! She says: 'It is nice yarn for a hat, because of the sparkle but it feels softer before knitting with it. It is a bit scratchy when knit up.' Either way, she was still happy with the result and we think it turned out pretty cute!
 
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      JBW On-the Road- Stitches West!  
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Jimmy Beans Wool is headed on the road to Palo Alto for Stitches West the weekend of Feb. 23rd-26th! We will not have a Jimmy Beans Wool booth this year. Instead, we will be hosting the Stitch Red booth! We'll be bringing with us a bunch of the awesome Stitch Red products and kits that we are sure you are dying to see in person. We will also be taking pre-orders for the Knit Red book which is edited by Jimmy herself! If you are heading to stitches, be sure to stop by our booths, numbers 117 and 119, to say hi to the Jimmy Beans Wool Staffers and see what Stitch Red is all about!

 
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