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November 2015 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

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      Star Wars Inspired Lorna's Limited Edition + Binge MKAL & MCAL!  
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Kristen and Leanne fighting it out over the Star Wars MXAL

In a galaxy far, far away, knitters and crocheters dreamed that one day there would be a colorful lightsaber yarn battle to end all battles. Well, that day has come in the way of two -yes two- stunning Lorna's Laces Limited Edition colorways in honor of the latest installment in this epic saga!

Inspired by the lightsaber colors of old and new, these colors are bright beacons of hope that good will prevail over evil, light over dark... you get the picture. The Light Side colorway takes its cues of vibrant aquas and blues from the lightsaber colors in the original trilogy; The Dark Side is Darth Vader in yarn form, deep black with a tinge of deep purple, and flashes of bright red reminiscent of his lightsaber.
Star Wars MXAL
You don't think we'd let this epic movie event pass us by without an epic event of our own, did you? Our two Jedi knitters, Kristen and Leanne are hosting a Binge Mystery Knit or Crochet Along (MKAL/MCAL) to commemorate The Force Awakens!

This MKAL or MCAL is the perfect opportunity to re-watch all six of the previous Star Wars films as you create a shawlette to wear to the premiere on December 18th!
The three clues will be released in quick succession, but we'll be with you every step of the way to help you use the force and hone your Jedi knitting and crocheting skills! You will enter a learner, and leave... a master!
Each project will take just 3 skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport: 2 of one color and 1 of the other - leaving you to choose which will be dominant in your project... the light, or the dark?!

Light Side and Dark Side kits are available, and don't forget to head to Ravelry to read up on all the details of the Binge Knit and Crochet-a-longs!

Good luck, and "May the force be with you"!
LLE November 2015: Light Side vs. Dark Side

Lastly, don't forget to check out the Light Side and Dark Side stitch marker sets from Spark to give your next project a little extra Jedi power!
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      More Sweet, SweetGeorgia yarns are here!  
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New SweetGeorgia yarns for 2015

We've loved SweetGeorgia ever since we brought on Tough Love Sock over 4 years ago, and we've finally added some more to the selection!

We recently stocked up on their Superwash Worsted and Superwash DK, along with the scrumptious Cashluxe Spark (which is replacing their Glitterati Sock), and it is to die for!
Tin Can Knits Flax pullover pattern
Superwash Worsted is a bouncy 100% superwash merino perfect for mid-weight sweaters and accessories.

Each skein has 200 yards to play with, and with this range of colors you are sure to find something to work for just about any project!
We love how well these yarns pair with Tin Can Knits Simple Collection patterns like the Flax pullover and Maize fingerless mitts, both of which include sizing for the entire family!
Superwash DK is just slightly lighter in weight than the worsted, but equally bouncy! With over 250 yards to work with, one skein goes far in many accessory projects.

We love the Creekside Cables Hat, which features a pretty braided cable and a little bit of lace, and the Rathtrevor Mitts from Jane Richmond's ISLAND Collection, also a single-skein project.
Creekside Cable Hat pattern
For a simple and fast gift, try the Fisherman's Loop in either the Two-toned or Solid versions!
Star Shower Cowl pattern
For those who love a little sparkle, we've got the brand new CashLuxe Spark to brighten your day!

With a blend of merino wool, cashmere, and sparkly stellina, this fingering weight yarn is perfect for shawls, socks, and any number of items.

We love it for the sparkly Starshower Cowl from the Yarniad - we think it would make great holiday gift that the recipient is sure to love!
Next up, the Party of Five Sets are back with some new colors and yarns: We have new colors in the Tough Love Sock sets, perfect for the Candystripe Slouch!

And because we know you can't resist a little glam, we've also brought in these sets in the CashLuxe Spark which would make a fun, sparkly version of the Reverb Shawl. But both patterns work well for either set!
Reverb Shawl pattern
Tempest pattern book
And of course we couldn't talk about SweetGeorgia without mentioning the amazing new book from Holly Yeoh, Tempest! This book features all SweetGeorgia yarns and stunning designs.

Some of our favorites include the Procella Hat and Mitts set and the Watermark pullover.

If you want to go for true luxury, the Haven poncho/wrap is where it's at (and it works well using 2 Party of Five Sets and 5 or 6 skeins of a main color!)!

This book is truly beautiful and full of unique knits!
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      New Magazines & Project Inspiration  
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We have got some great new publications here at the shop with some stellar project inspiration to get you making and creating for the holidays!
Koigu 7 Magazine
An annual favorite, the 7th issue of Koigu Magazine recently arrived!

This long awaited issue is especially exciting because our very own Monika has not one, but two projects within its pages!

She designed both the crocheted Sailing Away Wrap and the knitted I Heart Fair Isle Scarf scarf, both in a combo of KPM and KPPPM.

We also love the Katabatic Wind shawl in Koigu Lace Merino and the Mela Vest in Koigu Sparkle!
Interweave Knits Winter 2015
Next up we have the Interweave Knits Fall '15 issue which is packed with stunning knits!

One of the stand-out designs for us is Romi Hill's Squall Line Shawl knit in Malabrigo Worsted Merino.

This shawl is like a huge blanket that envelopes you with its soft and cozy warmth.
Other designs we've fallen for include the Tucker Sweater in HiKoo Kenzington and the Wonderlake Shawl in Universal Deluxe Worsted. Such a beautiful issue!
KnitScene Winter 2015
Knitscene Winter '15 has no lack of inspiration, either:

The Bay and Gable Tunic is a stunning new wardrobe staple in Plymouth's quintessential workhorse yarn, Homestead.

Top-down construction and a cool split-hem detail makes this simple design unique!
Knit Simple Holiday 2015
Knit Simple is one of our favorite sources for its easy and accessible designs, and the Holiday 2015 issue is no exception!

It has a nice collection of holiday gift ideas like the Cabled Cowl in Koigu Bulky, kids and baby knits (booties galore!), and a few things for your furry purry friends too!
The main focus of this issue is kitties, with a Cat Bed in Plymouth Encore Worsted, mousy toys, and a few accessories for the cat-lover in all of us like the Cat Hat knit in Berroco Vintage Colors!
Interweave Crochet Winter 2015
Our final bit of project inspiration comes from Interweave Crochet Fall '15! This issue is packed with lovely crocheted items... especially in the bulky department!

The Flash Flap Hat in the Fibre Company Tundra yarn is smooshy, soft and warm, while the Cumulous Cowl in Cascade Magnum takes quick projects to a whole new level of fast! Both would make great holiday gifts!
We also love the Pina de Indes Cowl in Lorna's Laces Cloudgate. If lighter weight items are more your flavor, try the colorful Ananas Shawl in Freia Ombre Sport!
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      Quick 1 and 2 Skein Projects for the Holidays  
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The holidays are fast approaching and we've got gift creation on the brain! We've put together a few suggestions for you, using just 1 or 2 skeins, to get started making this year's gifts (if you aren't already!) and a few other project ideas you might covet for yourself!
Cobre Mitts pattern
First up we have Manos del Uruguay's newest yarn, Gloria! It's a nice squishy 100% Superwash Merino worsted weight that comes in a range of great kettle-dyed semi-solid colors!

Try it out on either the knitted Cobre Mitts or the crocheted Steel Beanie.

Both just take one skein and work up lickety split - perfect for the whole family!
Next up we have the stunning Cascade Venezia Glamour! Perfect for the sparkle-lover in your life, this yarn is both luxurious (wool & silk) with TONS of shine!

Use one skein for the Shimmering Cables Cowl or if you want to go all out, grab 4 skeins to make the Venezia Glamour Shawl for a wrap that is perfectly suited for that big New Year's Eve soiree!
Shimmering Cables Cowl pattern
Bonus: we've got some one-of-a-kind colors in this sparkly yarn at 40% off!
Battenburg Scarf pattern
This new gem of a yarn first appeared on the yarn scene a couple of months ago, but the Madelinetosh Silk/Merino caused such a splash we couldn't help but show it off again! The silk makes this yarn sooo luxurious, and gives any project tons of drape!

Perfect for scarves and small shawls, we love it for the Battenburg Scarf by Pam Powers with its feminine look that takes just 2 skeins.
Or, for more of a traditional shawl shape, check out Flow by Andrea Rangel for some extra holiday elegance!
Next we have one of Artyarn's newest yarns, Big Merino Cloud! This merino and cashmere blend worsted is soft, squishy, and knits like a dream!

We are excited to cast on for the Sprouting Leaves Cowl by Grace Akhrem which takes 2 skeins to knit. Or, if you want a warm shawl that will work up in no time, try Autumn Blush by Joji Locatelli, which also uses just 2 skeins!
Autumn Blush shawl pattern
Both make great last minute gifts in 400 yards to knit or less!
Crocheted Fingerless Mittens pattern
Lastly, we have Berroco Folio Luxe! This new sparkly version of Folio from Berroco boasts a pretty, neutral palette that would be perfect for airy accessories that are elegant yet wearable year-round.

How about the Crocheted Fingerless Mittens by Erika Knight? They would make a great quick gift with just 2 balls of Folio Luxe!

Or, whip up a sparkly version of our Uno, Dos, Tres Cowl with 3 colors!

You can easily get two cowls out of the three skeins -one for you and a friend!
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      New Fall Yarns from Plymouth  
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Plymouth is one of our go-to companies for quality yarns at a great price with plenty of stash staples to choose from. This fall we have a number of new yarns to add to the collection!
Hot Water Bottle Cozy kit

Homestead Tweed is a variation of Plymouth's classic aran weight wool, Homestead, that - you guessed it - adds tweed to the mix!

We love tweedy yarns and this one is both rustic and beautiful!

With winter approaching, we could all use the Hot Water Bottle Cozy, just right for keeping our tootsies warm on chilly days.

Or, for a super cozy wrap, check out the Cabled Edge Poncho for a ribbed and cabled knit!
Short Sleeved Cardigan kit

A pretty single ply wool and acrylic blend, Stained Glazz knits and crochets up to mimic the bold, coloful patterns of stained glass!

Try it out on the Women's Short Sleeved Cardigan with its cute asymmetrical button closure. Or, if accessories are your jam, try out the cute Stained Glazz Headband or simple Shawl.

Either way, this lovely yarn will add some beautiful self-striping pizzazz to any simple project!
Woolcotte Vest kit

Woolcotte is a bouncy blend of acrylic, cotton and wool that is both heathered and striped for a very subtle color changing effect.

Ideal for stand-out projects that knit up quick, check out the Woolcotte Vest or the Reversible Colorful Blanket!

The vest is simple and wearable, while the blanket will add a splash of color to your home!
Boucle Cowl kit
Last up, we have a trio of amazing Alpaca blend yarns in a palette of neutrals and different textures for mixing and matching.

Arequipa Worsted, Boucle, and Fur are super soft and luxurious to the touch, all while creating a super fun mix of textures.

The Fur Ombre Cowl is made of Arequipa Fur held double in three different neutral colors.

We also love the Tuck Stitch Cowl for a fun mixture or stitch patterns and textures.

Lastly, check out the Boucle Cowl for a cozy knit with simple patterning.
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      Kit of the Month: Classic Elite Lacy Rib Cowl Kits - 30% off!  
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Vista Lacy Rib Cowl kit
Get a great deal on a stunning kit from Classic Elite this month!

The Lacy Rib Cowl is a stylish design with a diagonal lacy ribbing that is both fun and interesting to knit!
This single loop design makes layering up a cinch: just pull over your head and go!

And with several lovely neutral tones of Classic Elite's undyed Vista to choose from, you can find the perfect color in this wool and alpaca blend that will go with everything in your wardrobe.

The project knits up easily at a nice pace on size US 7 needles and will be ready-to-wear in no time!
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Muench Fabu and Cleo - Full Bags Now Just $10!

It's like Christmas come early: full bags of Muench yarns for just $10 a bag! Full bags of your favorite novelty yarns like Cleo, Fabu, New Marabu and Oceana, perfect for glamming up your projects and creating one-of-a-kind scarves, toys, and accessories!

You can use them for edgings, carry-along yarns, or even for a fun and interesting toy for that special kid you know. We won't have them long at this great deal, so stock up while you can!
Muench Oceana (Full Bags) - 4812 Midnight Multi
Muench Oceana (Full Bags) - 4812 Midnight Multi
Was $120.00
Now $10.00
(92% off!)
Muench New Marabu (Full Bags) - 4210 Green
Muench New Marabu (Full Bags) - 4210 Green
Was $70.00
Now $10.00
(86% off!)
Muench Cleo (Full Bags) - 181 Ceristte
Muench Cleo (Full Bags) - 181 Ceristte
Was $145.00
Now $10.00
(93% off!)
Muench Fabu (Full Bags) - M4327 Pink, Brown, Denim, Grey
Muench Fabu (Full Bags) - M4327 Pink, Brown, Denim, Grey
Was $140.00
Now $10.00
(93% off!)
Rowan Discontinued Yarns and Colors - now 50% off!

We just got a HUGE shipment of Rowan sale stuff and are so excited to pass these discounts on to you!

There are lots of favorites, including the lovely colors of silk and linen Silkystones, as well as Fine Art Aran, several colors of Kidsilk Haze Glamour, Creative Linen, and Alpaca Colour! If you're in need of project inspiration, check out the amazing designs in the Silkystones Collection and Simple Shapes Fine Art Aran books. See all the deals in the Rowan Sale Section!
Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour - 286 Heavenly
Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour - 286 Heavenly
Was $17.95
Now $8.95
(50% off!)
Rowan Creative Linen - 640 Sunflower
Rowan Creative Linen - 640 Sunflower
Was $14.95
Now $7.45
(50% off!)
Rowan Alpaca Colour - 138 Ruby
Rowan Alpaca Colour - 138 Ruby
Was $14.50
Now $7.25
(50% off!)
Rowan Silkystones - 087 Tarn
Rowan Silkystones - 087 Tarn
Was $12.95
Now $6.45
(50% off!)
Swans Island Onesies - now 50% Off!

Look out, winter knitting - we've got our eye on you! Before the weather (and this amazing deal) turns cold, stock up on some gorgeous, high-quality Swans Island yarns at once-in-a-blue-moon prices!

These "onesies", which didn't meet the dyer's exacting color standards but are just as beautiful in our book, were spun from organic merino wool in New England, then dyed by hand in Maine. They're perfect for small projects, like a pair of warm mitts or a soft and cozy cowl!

We have them in Bulky, Worsted, and Lace. Be sure to check out the entire Swans Island Sale Section for some awesome deals!
Juniper Moon Farm Gabriella - from 40% off!

Just in time for winter, Juniper Moon Farm's Superfine Recycled Merino wool yarn Gabriella is 40% off! Gabriella is a springy and squishy aran-weight yarn that is perfect for wearable projects that knit up quickly.

To accompany the yarn, the The Kittery Collection patterns are available on sale as well! Check out the beautiful cabled Edgecomb Cardigan or the Kingsweare Gloves - both are lovely and timeless knits!
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      JBW In-Focus: Fall Retreat Recap  
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First JBW Fall Retreat
In mid-October, we hosted our 3rd knitting retreat at the beautiful Northstar -at-Tahoe Resort! This was our first-ever fall season retreat, and we had such a blast!

Our guest instructors were Julie Turjoman and Diane Soucey (the designer behind Knitting Pure and Simple Patterns).

Classes were held all day Friday with plenty of knitting time throughout the day.

On Saturday, everyone took a short drive down the hill into Reno to visit the Jimmy Beans Wool warehouse, where they got to take a tour and then shop straight from the warehouse shelves! So much fun!
Plus, the weather was a little rainy that weekend, making it perfect for staying inside and knitting and crocheting. Everyone had a blast, and we can't wait to do it again!

Stay tuned for news about our Spring retreat... coming soon!
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