Sunshine + Happiness
NEW!! We have just received two spring / summer yarns from the Wool Addicts Spring 2019 collection. They are both cotton based yarns that would be perfect for lightweight summer sweaters, shawls and beach cover-ups. They are also washable, which makes them great for baby knits (or crochet) projects.
While both of these new yarns are categorized as aran weight, and come in the same palette of colors, they have their own unique characteristics.
SUNSHINE is 100% mercerized organic cotton - which means it’s strong, yet soft, and has a more shiny appearance...similar to the luster of silk. Katie knit the above swatch to test drive this yarn and raved about what a joy it was to knit with. Best of all, after a run though the washing machine it came out looking perfect, without any steam blocking! The stitch pattern she used for her swatch is from the ever popular Stone Point Poncho by Courtney Kelly - which would be an amazing project for Sunshine!
HAPPINESS is an 85% cotton, 25% nylon blend. Specifically, a high-quality super soft pima cotton, which feels like a cloud. You’ve probably never felt a cotton yarn quite like it!
We’ve showcased some fun patterns above and below for both of these new yarns. There are loads more to browse through in their latest pattern collection booklet — Wool Addicts #2. We have a few copies in stock for you to flip through, and all of the patterns are available as individual downloads on Ravelry.
Lang Bloom - More Colors!
Our Berroco / Lang Trunk Show last weekend was a huge success! We had lots of customers trying on the latest spring pattern releases and getting first dibs on our newest yarns. A few of our colorways were wiped out, so we ordered more...and in more colors!
Featured here is the bright and cheerful color pallette available in Lang Bloom - a DK weight cotton / linen ombré gradient yarn, with little spots of glittery shine speckled throughout. We also reordered garment quantities of Lang Lily, so come see these great new yarns before they’re gone!
Blue Sky Fibers Kits
We couldn't resist these new kits from Blue Sky Fibers. Perfect for a quick weekend project, just for you! The Virginia Mitts kit contain 5 skeins of Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca and pattern instructions for this cute pair of ribbed mittens, or fingerless gloves.
The DIY Tassel Kit contains mini skeins of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok, Suri Merino and Brushed Suri - with instructions on how to make these fun tassel accessories. We'll be making some to clip on our knitting bags! It's also a great way to experience these gorgeous yarns, on a small scale. The kits come in three colors - Spun Gold (Shine), Cast Iron (Wander) and Red Rock (Imagine).
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