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March 2012 Newsletter

 
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      New Rowan Yarn and Books!  
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Rowan Creative Linen is a stunning line of yarn that Rowan recently picked up as Nashua yarns merged with them. Creative Linen has long been known for its strength and beauty as a quintessential summer yarn. Made of 50% Linen and 50% Cotton, this would be gorgeous for summer tops, tanks, skirts, accessories, and home items. With 219 yards per skein, just a few skeins would be enough for a multitude of projects including the Daphne and Rhea Tunics, and the Venus Sweater, all from the Seascapes Collection.
Rowan's fabulous Wool Cotton is now available in 4ply weight! This 50% Wool and 50% cotton blend is spun in a way that optimizes stitch definition and drape, making it the perfect yarn for summer! Use it for any pattern calling for a fingering weight yarn and prepare to be amazed at how much you like working with this yarn--it's simply awesome!
The new multi-colored Summerspun yarn from Rowan is a combination of cotton and wool created by spinning the multi-colored wool strand together with a printed cotton one to create a subtle striping texture that is as beautiful as it is unique. This yarn is a DK weight which makes it perfect for summer sweaters, tops, and accessories. Available in eleven stunning colors and accompanied by amazing pattern support, the Rowan Summerspun Collection, this new yarn is a gem that will shine in the Rowan collection of yarns for years to come! Pssst! To get a peek at some of the designs from the collection, check out the kits we've created: Belgrave, Berkeley, Chelsea, and Grosvenor.
Don't forget to grab some knitting inspiration to go with all of these new Rowan yarns! Rowan has a beautiful new collection of books to accompany all of their new yarns including: Summerspun Collection, Seascapes, Rowan Magazine #51, Holiday Crochet, and Little Rowan!
Also new this season from Rowan, new colors of old favorites: Siena 4ply, Cotton Glace, Handknit Cotton, Kidsilk Haze, Panama, Savannah, Revive, All Seasons Cotton, Fine Lace, and Pima Cotton DK! Check out the new colors for the new season in all of your favorite Rowan classic yarns!
 
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      New Ruffle Yarns for Spring  
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For all our ruffle knitters out there, spring is certainly the season for ruffles! For wider mesh ruffles with a shimmering ribbon-like edge, Petals from Knitting Fever is a dream come true. This lightweight ruffle yarn comes in a lovely selection of spring pastel and vibrant summer shades that are perfect for this time of year. For another brand new style of ruffle yarn, Rozetti brings us the all new Spectra that includes wide, lacey ruffles and fun bobbles along the edge for added flair and texture!
Celeste by Stacy Charles is a fresh take on the ever-popular ruffle yarn. With its loosely woven cotton and acrylic blend that hosts just a touch of glittery metallic, this is a ruffle yarn like no other! Berroco's new Ric Rac yarn is also a game changer for ruffle yarns! With its fabric-like quality and fun, wavy design, this one has caught the attention of even the non-ruffle knitters among us.
Now, for those of you who enjoy the finer things in life, Katia's fine-mesh Sole and Bossa Nova yarns will provide just the ruffle you're looking for! Sole comes in a range of light solid shades while Bossa Nova covers the bolder color choices. Both are composed of a fabulous cotton/nylon blend that is great for spring!

Wool Watcher We are so excited about these new ruffle yarns that we want to share a few skeins with you at an unbelievable price! Watch Wool Watcher this Friday, March 23rd for the new Celeste yarn! Want to try the new KFI Petals? Keep your eyes on Wool Watcher this Saturday, March 24th! Still can't get enough ruffles? Watch the Watch Wool Watcher puppy on Tuesday, March 27th for discounted Sole and Bossa Nova yarns!

 
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      New Classic Elite Yarns and Booklets!  
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We've been super lucky lately to receive so many new, beautiful yarns from Classic Elite! One of the newest and neatest is the Firefly yarn! A beautiful blend of linen and viscose, this yarn is wonderful for warmer seasons. With a full range of gorgeous colors in a DK weight, Firefly boasts a yardage of over 150 yards per ball! It also has amazing drape when knitted as you will notice in the garments from Classic Elite's books, Peabody Path and Meadow, which feature designs all in Firefly yarn. Check out our kits for the Honeysuckle Cardigan, Redbud Pullover, Tupelo Shawl, and the Beech Wrap. Each design is a unique and beautiful compliment to the yarn itself!
Also new from Classic Elite is the Seedling Hand Paint yarn! This squishy 100% Organically Grown Cotton yarn comes in fun variegated colors that are sure to get your fingers excited for summer knitting! This yarn is a worsted weight, which knits up nicely on US size 7 needles and is perfect for those spring and summer garments that will keep you cool as temperatures rise. For pattern inspiration, check out the Classic Elite Pattern Book Harbor or grab one of the great kits we've created using this book: Mizzen, Starboard, Marina, or Jetty.
 
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      More Suggestions for Great Spring Projects  
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Looking for more great spring projects? We've got some fabulous new yarns, fabrics and spring magazines that will help you find the perfect project for the new season!

Crystal Palace Yarns has recently come out with several new yarns that are ideal for spring and summer knit and crochet projects! Try CPY's Mendocino for a cool variegated effect! See what it it looks like knit up in this kit. For more variegated fun in a fingering weight, try the Sausalito. Or, if you like a little shine and sparkle with your variegated yarn, Monaco has you covered with its rayon and bamboo blend! And nothing says spring like the sparkling beauty of Moonshine. Yes, that is a yarn and it's absolutely intoxicating!
Like these yarns from Crystal Palace? Check out the NEW Aria! And don't forget to peruse the NEW colors of the ruffle yarn Tutu and the classic favorite, Mochi Plus!

Having trouble deciding between all of these beautiful spring selections? Maybe you need to find the right pattern before you commit to a yarn. Luckily, we have several spring issues from some of our favorite publishers. Vogue Knitting, for example, is full of inspiring selections like the Inset Tank and the Tie Back Tunic. Or try Interweave Knits for a reliably impressive array of designs. We're also in love with the latest issues of Knitscene and Debbie Bliss. Check out these issues and the latest kits and find your knitsperation!
For those of you who sew, or who are looking for a fabric to line that cute new spring bag you're working on, we have plenty of new spring fabrics for you! See below for a small sampling of some of our personal favorites and stay tuned to our fabric page for even more lovely choices to come!
 
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      Sale Update: More Tosh Onesies, Trendsetter and More  
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If you haven't snagged any of the Madelinetosh Onesies yet, you've still got plenty to choose from! These little gems are variations on Madelinetosh's amazing yarn bases that were not quite right when they came out of the dye vats. Don't let the dye job fool you, these skeins are some of the most beautiful and unique that we've ever seen! Make sure to keep checking the site as they just keep arriving every week! We also just received a huge shipment of Tosh Merino Light Onesies, so be sure to consider those for your upcoming spring and summer projects!
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock Onesies Yarn
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock Onesies Yarn
Was $26.70
Now $22.69
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Onesies Yarn
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Onesies Yarn
Was $18.50
Now $15.72
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky Onesies Yarn
Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky Onesies Yarn
Was $19.50
Now $16.55
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage Onesies Yarn
Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage Onesies Yarn
Was $19.20
Now $16.30
(15% off!)
The wonderful Trendsetter yarn bargains just keep coming in and we couldn't be more excited! Trendsetter yarns, always on the forefront of fashion, are truly unique and fun to knit with. Most recently we've received: Bouquet, a fun and textured novelty yarn with floral printed flags to give interest; Cubetti, an eyelash yarn that uses a ribbon with cube shapes in it for a light and airy feel; and Stupendo, a fuzzy eyelash yarn through and through! If you love Trendsetter's unique novelty yarns, now is the perfect time to get them at a great price!
Trendsetter Bouquet Yarn
Trendsetter Bouquet Yarn
Was $11.00
Now $5.00
(54% off!)
Trendsetter Cubetti Yarn
Trendsetter Cubetti Yarn
Was $8.50
Now $4.25
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Cubetti Yarn
Trendsetter Cubetti Yarn
Was $8.50
Now $4.25
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Stupendo Yarn
Trendsetter Stupendo Yarn
Was $8.00
Now $4.00
(50% off!)
Also new in the sale outlet, we have Albero and Fleuris, two lovely yarns from Louisa Harding! The Albero is a soft cotton and viscose blend that is perfect for worsted weight summer tops, shawls and scarves. The Fleuris is a stunning bamboo and wool heavy worsted weight yarn that has just a little shine to it. Both of these yarns result in truly stunning knitwear made even better by the awesome price!
Louisa Harding Albero Yarn
Louisa Harding Albero Yarn
Was $8.00
Now $5.40
(32% off!)
Louisa Harding Albero Yarn
Louisa Harding Albero Yarn
Was $8.00
Now $5.40
(32% off!)
Louisa Harding Fleuris Yarn
Louisa Harding Fleuris Yarn
Was $7.00
Now $4.10
(41% off!)
Louisa Harding Fleuris Yarn
Louisa Harding Fleuris Yarn
Was $7.00
Now $4.10
(41% off!)
 
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      On Our Needles  
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Rachel's Little Leaves Shawlette
Rachel's Little Leaves Shawlette
This is a lovely, quick shawl with a beaded lace leaf motif on the edge (beads are optional!). The crescent shape is created using short rows after the lace edge is complete. This shape makes it sit beautifully across the shoulders! I used Jill Draper Makes Stuff Aurora in Tiger's Eye and approx 250 size 8/0 beads, but would also suggest using Malabrigo Lace for the yarn.
Monika's Water Turtles Shawl
Monika's Water Turtles Shawl
'A shawl for my grandmother's 85th birthday - she always knit me sweaters as a youngster, now it is time for me to knit for her. The Koigu was wonderful to work with and is so soft after washing, I am hooked!!!'
Leanne's Habitat Hat
Leanne's Habitat Hat
Leanne couldn't wait to get her hands on some of the Sweet Grass Wool's new Mountain Silk 2 Ply yarn! She couldn't have chosen a better pattern for this delicious yarn, either. The Habitat pattern by Jared Flood is warm, cozy, and looks great in the vibrant blue color Leanne chose. She almost started drooling when she started on this project and when she finished (in no time), her only regret was that she didn't get to run her fingers over the yarn obsessively anymore.
Marilyn's Anna Cowl
Marilyn's Anna Cowl
Marilyn was one of several beans here at the shop who got excited about the Anna Cowl KAL we hosted earlier this year. Marilyn's choice on the yarn was different, though. She decided to use some squishy, soft Plymouth Mushishi for her cowl. Since each skein comes with almost 500 yards, Marilyn only needed 1 skein for the whole cowl! She said it was fun watching the striping as she knit and the pattern is lovely.
Rachel's Diplodocus Sweater
Rachel's Diplodocus Sweater
Rachel used Spud and Chloe Sweater in 3 different colors to make this cute pattern by Kate Oates on Ravelry. Here's what she said about the project: 'I made this sweater for my 2 year old nephew James in the size 2. It is a great pattern though there were a lot of ends to weave in! Also, the floats are REALLY long in the Dino section so I picked them up every 5-6 stitches to keep them from hanging too much!'
 
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      Stitch Red Update!  
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