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Didn't we just do this email last week?
We're not kidding when we say a new box seems to arrive every other day. Yes, we have more things to show you this week, some brand new and some restocks. Get ready for some eye candy!
Another brand new to us yarn has arrived!
This is Kos from Sandnes Garn.
This scrumptious bulky weight is made of alpaca, nylon, and wool and is, miraculously, machine washable.
It's light, lofty, and great for snuggly sweaters for everyone from kids to adults. It also happens to be one of the yarns Tracy is recommending for her Novice Sweater class so, if you're a student, pop over to the shop or the website to check it out!
Not a member of the class but wondering what you could make with it?
Here are a few suggestions:
Finally landed? Our copies of Laine #12, Hav.
It's gorgeous, as usual.
Inside you'll find a total of 13 patterns for beautiful sweaters, shawls, a cowl, a pair of mittens, and a pair of fingerless mitts. (Click here to go to the Ravelry page where you can preview them all.) Also included are the seasonal recipes, book reviews, and articles that we've all come to enjoy.
We only get a limited number of copies so be sure to get yours soon!
We know there are still plenty of you out there who are knitting with cotton, especially for babies. No really, every week it seems we have at least 5 folks who come in and say "there's a baby on the way and I need to make something!"
We've just gotten in a few more colors of the bulky favorite, Bud from Juniper Moon Farm. This organic cotton yarn is great for blankets, sweaters, hats, you name it, and the super fun colors mean whatever you make won't be boring.
Speaking of favorites, a few colors of Rowan Felted Tweed have also arrived - just in time for all your fall making needs. We had plenty of darker colors but were all out of some of our favorite lighter shades.
A perennial best seller, DK weight Felted Tweed is particularly great for sweaters and shines especially well in colorwork. We've also seen it used to great effect in mittens, scarves, and cowls. What will you use it for?
Need some beautiful buttons to go with that sweater you're about to finish or the perfect funky closure to give that shawl a little je ne sais quoi?
We've just added some handmade clay buttons and shawl pins to the shelves (these are just a few shown here) and we can't wait to see them sewn up on a sweater or accenting a lovely wrap.
Click on one of the pictures above to see the entire selection.
September 27th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #2)
October 2nd - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (am)
October 5th - Let's Learn to Steek - Registration Closes
October 16th - Novice Sweater (class #1)
October 18th - Beyond the Foundations of Knitting (class #3)
October 23rd - Novice Sweater (class #2)
October 25th - Work-in-Progress/Group Help Class (pm)
October 27th - Let's Learn to Steek Class (pm)
October 30th - Novice Sweater (class #3)
November 6th - Novice Sweater (class #4)
Berroco Project of the Week
(Yarn and pattern links in this section will take you to Berroco's pages for the design and the yarn.)
What is it about cables and tweed that just screams fall??
This is "Chapin".
This one is for the more experienced knitters out there - bottom up construction, lots of charted cables, & saddle shoulders. If cables are your jam, this is the project for you!
This sweater is written for sizes from 32.5" - 62.25" and has a recommended positive ease of 2"-4". You'll also need US size 3 & 5 needles, stitch markers, a darning needle, and a cable needle to complete this project.
The beautiful, tweed yarn is Berroco Providence, a DK weight blend of merino wool, baby alpaca, and silk.
Providence has a gauge of 20-23 stitches to 4" and comes in 15 beautiful colors all named for favorite Rhode Island places and things. It retails for $13/ball and each ball has 191 yards.
As always there is an additional $7 shipping charge for these drop ship orders so Berroco can send them straight to your door.
Want to order one of these kits? Go to Berroco's pages for the design and yarn to check out the details and choose your size and color (clicking on the links/pictures above will take you straight to them!). Then click here and send us an email. We'll be in touch to confirm your information and process your payment.
Is there an older Project of the Week that you're still thinking about? We can likely still get it! Check the Berroco 1-2-3 Dropship Store to figure out all the details and then use the email link above to send us a message.
There are a lot of crafty Animal Crossing players out there. This enterprising knitter created a real life version of Mom's Hand Knit Sweater.
For the gardeners in the room: If you've been toying with the idea of vertical growing but were unsure how to support the heavier veggies, how about knitting some hammocks?
Nothing handmade in this article but, if you want to be trendy with your sweater making this fall, check out what's hot this year.
College students and COVID crafting, if everyone keeps it up the future of fiber arts is bright.
This crafty bride crocheted her own dress.
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