Laine Issue 7 : Kouta Pre-Orders Available Now!
Each issue of Laine magazine just gets better and better, and the upcoming issue is no exception. It contains 140 pages filled with patterns from an incredibly talented group of designers, an interview with Veera Välimäki, a long-format story about The Fibre Co., a story by Emma Robinson of The Woolly Mammoth’s, a Q&A with Annie Rowden, recipes, and a travel guide of London!
Issue 7, Kouta will be released on February 15th, but we are accepting pre-orders now. Call the store to reserve your copy (203) 454.4300, or simply reply to this email!
Wool Addicts Trunk Show
In addition to our two fabulous Wool Addicts store samples, we now have three additional sample knits for you to come touch and try on. These sweaters will be at Westport Yarns for a limited time, so stop in soon!
The Wool Addicts Trunk Show features (from top to bottom) Comfy Kimono Jacket using Wool Addicts Air yarn, Barely There Pullover using Wool Addicts Earth yarn, and Wallflower Pullover using Wool Addicts Love yarn.
*All three patterns are designed by Wool Addicts
Charity Knits for Preemies
Westport Yarns’ next charity knit will benefit The Tiny Miracles Foundation — an organization that provides support for families with premature babies in Fairfield County and around Connecticut.
For this project we will be accepting donations of knit *preemie* sized hats. The parameters of the project are as follows…
- Any color and any washable yarn is fine, but gender neutral colors (green, yellow, white, mixed pastels) are especially appreciated
- Hats should be preemie sized, but any pattern is fine
- To support our participants, Westport Yarns will offer a $5 coupon for any purchase over $20 for every preemie hat submitted. (Limit 3 per participant)
- In addition, for every hat submitted before March 31, the participant will receive a chance to win special discounts and prizes at the completion celebration (to be held at the beginning of April)
We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful contributions for Connecticut’s tiniest residents!
We have an fantastic array of class offerings for Winter 2019! Most exciting of all is a new Learn to Knit series taught over three consecutive Saturdays. You can sign up for just one, or for all three (at a discounted fee!). If your schedule doesn't permit you to take all three classes consecutively, we plan to offer this series monthly, so you can pick up where you left off whenever your time permits.
For our more experienced knitters, Julie Van Norden is teaching some of the hottest patterns on Ravelry - including the Big Love Cardigan by ANKESTRiCK and the Wanderers: Modern Mukluks by Andrea Mowry. This is just a sampling...so hop over to the “Classes” tab on our website for more info (link).
We can’t wait to see what you create with your new skills!
20% Off All Cashmere Yarns Sale!
Many of you have just completed a busy holiday season, furiously knitting for others. Your beautiful handmade gifts were well-received, and now it's time for YOU!
It is for precisely this reason that January is sweater month in the knitting world. You've had the instant gratification of creating all those quick cable knit hats and fingerless mitts, but now it's time to dive into a more complex project and reward yourself with a handsomely created sweater just for you at the end of it.
This week, we hope to help inspire your next work-in-progress with a CASHMERE SALE !!
All cashmere (or cashmere blend) yarns are 20% OFF from Friday Jan. 4th through Friday Jan. 11th
Some of the cashmere yarns we carry include...
String Yarns Classica, Dolcetto, Cashetta, Zurich and Oslo
Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere
Jade Sapphire 2-ply and 4-ply Mongolian Cashmere, Zageo 6-ply Cashmere
North Light Fibers Water Street
SweetGeorgia Cashluxe Fine
We are also proud to be featuring a String Yarns Sample Trunk Show.
See them in person, try them on...or just simply touch these garments while they're here! It is a completely different experience than seeing the patterns in photographs
(there isn't a photo that can do them justice!)
We have the collection - which featured four sweater and two cable knit hat designs, here through Jan. 18th, so don't miss out! String Yarns' exclusive patterns are free, but available only with purchase of their yarns.
The patterns shown above (clockwise; from top left)
Kim Positive / Negative Pullover by Joan Forgione // Berkshires Turtleneck Vest by Annabelle Speer // Savannah Cardigan by Lidia Karabinech // Fifth Avenue Pullover by Irina Poludnenko
We've fallen in love with the medley of textures and colors, and the subtle sparkle of Sesia Lola yarn by Tahki Stacy Charles.
Lola is a bulky weight wool blend yarn with a bit of alpaca and mohair, which give the yarn a luxurious halo. A random sprinkling of sequins add a touch of glitz!
We have knit up this fun hat and cowl set for you to sample at the store. The length of the hat can be adjusted from a beanie to a slouch fit, and each project requires roughly one and a half balls of Lola - which means three balls of yarn is enough for both!
The patterns shown above
Minimalist Hat and the Common Time Cowl - both by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Colorways (left to right) - Sea Foam, Natural, Deep Blue, Midnight Blue
More Malabrigo Rasta!
We have received another reorder of Malabrigo Rasta in a great assortment of colors. We haven't been able to keep this yarn on the shelves this winter due to the popularity of big chunky hats with big pom poms!
You may remember the Park Hat by Sarah Luse, or the Gaptastic Cowlby Jen Geigley? We featured them in our newsletter a few months back and both would look fantastic in the new colors.
Some other great pattern ideas for Rasta...
Mega Rib Hat by Kali Berg // Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho // Beginners Brioche Scarf by Lavanya Patricella // Rainbow Twist Cowl by Thao Nguyen
Julie, WY's Do-bee and store wordsmith.