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November 2013 Newsletter

 
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      November Limited Edition Denise 2 Go - Owl You Can Knit  
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Denise2Go Owl You Can Knit

This month's Denise2Go is a very special edition! Owl You Can Knit features these super-cute prints from AdornIt's Nested Owl Collection that have been creating a lot of buzz around here since they arrived - which is why we couldn't help but put them to good use adorning a handy Denise2Go Limited Edition needle case! This fabric was also inspiration for an adorable quilt Gus recently made for Heather's soon-to-arrive bundle of joy. You can't help but smile when you see these charming prints in use!

Each D2G set contains Denise Interchangeable Needles in US sizes 5-10 with 14", 16", & 19" cords. Also included in this cute little pocket sized case are a US G crochet hook, two end caps, and a cord extender for larger projects. These little needles are travel-ready and will help you take flight on your next knitting adventure!
 
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      More New Fabulous Gift Baskets!  
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Rowan Fine Art Tower
Our latest batch of baskets is sure to help you get creative! We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with Rowan for these stunning Fine Art Towers. The Fine Art Tower comes with two skeins of hand-dyed Rowan Fine Art sock yarn in your choice of color, two Eucalan single wash packets (for keeping your hand knits clean and long-lasting!), Knitter's Pride Nova circular needles in size US 5 -47", Knitter's Pride Zooni Stitch Markers, and an exclusive Crescent Shawl Pattern (a garter stitch crescent shawl with a pretty lace border) from the Rowan Design Team.

All of these items are artfully arranged and stacked in beautiful nesting boxes that can be reused to store knitting items, gift giving, or organizing supplies.

It seems like everyone Kristen knows is expecting a baby right now, including one of our employees, Heather. So she was inspired to create these adorable baby baskets featuring Spud & Chloe yarns and patterns! We have the Hoot Hat Basket and the Leaf Baby Blanket Basket, each of which comes in a cute fabric storage box with a rubber ducky for tub time, and the pattern and yarn needed to complete the project. Whether you'll be gifting a knitter friend or knitting the item yourself and gifting the completed project in the basket, these adorable gifts are the perfect way to welcome a new little one into the world.
Baby Basket

Or, if you have your own baby-knit in mind, snag one of our Build-Your-Own Basket supply kits and choose your own project to go inside. We'll even build your custom basket for you (just select the "Build My Basket" option) and ship it anywhere you want it to go!

If babies aren't in your life at the moment or you want something a bit more seasonal, be sure to check out our other fall baskets like the hunting-themed Through the Woods Basket or the sweet and simple Small Fall Basket. There is still time to decorate your Thanksgiving table with a Tosh Cornucopia, or knit a Luxury Holiday Garland with our Luxury Fiber Sampler. Or, if last year's Holiday Collection "Fit for a Feast" was more your speed, stay tuned for next week's big reveal of our Exclusive 2013 Holiday Collection and be sure to check out some of our teasers over on the JBW Blog!!
 
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      As Seen in Martha: Cricket Looms  
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Gus and his new woven scarf
We are so thrilled to see that Schacht's Cricket Looms are being featured in the Martha Stewart Holiday Gift Guide 2013! For good reason, too, since many of us here at JBW have caught the weaving bug this year - including our MASTER quilter, Gus! He's taken a nod from us knitters and fallen in love with yarn, which has turned into not one, but four gorgeous woven scarves so far! He's definitely on a roll, and you will be too, once you see how easy weaving can be with these simple-to-use lap looms!

Available in two different widths, 10" and 15", Cricket Looms make it possible for you to create anything from scarves and cowls to dish towels and table runners in a flash. Although most of us are still just beginners, we've found these looms incredibly easy to set up and use, and a great way to use up a bunch of stash yarn.
To get started, we recommend a good weaving book such as the Weaver's Idea Book, and some basic DK or Worsted Weight yarn like Cascade 220 or Rowan Creative Focus Worsted. Once you get your bearings, a hand-dye like Tosh Vintage would be fantastic as well. Or, mix and match textures and colors to your heart's content to create unique, one-of-a-kind scarves for everyone you know!
Cricket Looms
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Lorna's Laces Time and Space Kits
Lorna's Laces Time and Space Kits
$90.00
All of you Doctor Who fans out there will be thrilled to hear about these new kits from Lorna's Laces! In honor of this popular series' 50th anniversary on November 23rd, Lorna's created two Limited Edition kits! One is a striped scarf made famous by the Fourth Doctor, knit in in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky. The other is a pair of knee high socks in the same striped colors. Each kit contains enough yarn to knit the project shown, and the socks will make either one knee high pair or two mid-calf pairs (for you and a friend!) Lorna's has promised to get these kits to us by November 15th so we can get them to you in time to cast-on on the 23rd!
Jimmy Beans Wool Klean Kanteens - 27oz
Jimmy Beans Wool Klean Kanteens - 27oz
$24.95
Crafters need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during their crafty adventures, and what better way to get in your 64 ounces than with a Jimmy Beans Wool Klean Kanteen!?!? These sturdy stainless steel water bottles have a silicone spout and holds 27 ounces of water. Sandy is excited because she's recently set a goal to drink her 64 ounces every day, so with two full bottles and her mid-day cup of tea she'll easily meet her goal! To top it all off, she'll have some sweet JBW swag to show off while she swigs!
Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. - Button Jar Blue
Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. - Button Jar Blue
$22.00
When you need something knit ASAP, Tosh has you covered! Their latest yarn is a sumptuous single-ply (that takes colors with amazing depth) and it's super chunky, which is perfect for those last minute projects before the holidays! Perfect for scarves, cowls, hats, and other chunky accessories, knit something in an evening or over a weekend with this amazing yarn! If you need some pattern inspiration, check out Kristen's Basic Neckie (one of our free patterns), which only takes one skein!
Addi Rockets Needles
Addi Rockets Needles
$16.95
All of you spoke and Skacel answered! Those amazing Sock Rockets that debuted earlier this year are now available in larger sizes! Rockets are the same nickel plated needle shaft of the regular Addi Turbo needles, but with the precision and sharpness of the Addi Lace Tips - creating a fusion of two awesome needles. Addi Rockets are available in US sizes 3-13 and cable lengths 24", 32", and 40". If you need a needle size smaller than US 3, be sure to check out the Addi Sock Rockets needles.
Koigu Classic Crate Fun Sock Kits
Koigu Classic Crate Fun Sock Kits
$29.95
A Jimmy Beans Wool Exclusive (featured in the Vogue Knitting 2013 Holiday Issue), Koigu's cute Crate Fun Sock Kits make the perfect gift for knitters or your loved ones! Give this kit to your fiber enthusiast friends, or knit a pair of socks for that special someone and gift them in the crate the yarn came in for a fun and crafty presentation. Available in a range of special holiday themed color groupings, these kits are a ton of fun, and adorable to boot!
Imperial Yarn Erin - Teal Shadow
Imperial Yarn Erin - Teal Shadow
$21.00
Our latest acquisition from Imperial's line of yarns comes with a pretty unique story. Erin, a wonderfully wooly worsted weight yarn, was personally selected by the design team at Ralph Lauren to become the sweaters our American athletes will wear during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Sochi this coming February. Olympic yarn... it doesn't get much better than that! Put Erin to the test by knitting one of Imperial's original designs such as the Trickle Down Tank or the cozy Rimrock Cardigan. Or, snag some Heart Red, Natural, and Navy to create some tri-color knits and show your support for Team USA!
Bridgette Lane Flannel - Posies
Bridgette Lane Flannel - Posies
$11.99/yd
Cozy up to a warm fire with your knitting or a good book wearing new flannel jammies sewn in these cute new prints by Valori Wells! The Bridgette Lane Flannel Collection contains a range of fun and complementary prints that are sure to inspire plenty of sewing this winter, whether it be for you or someone you want to keep toasty warm. Although there is no lack of good pajama patterns out there in the world (and even some good free online tutorials), we love these Sleepover Pajamas for the kiddos by Oliver & S. Too bad they don't come in an adult version as well, as the Bridgette Lane prints work well for all ages!
 
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      New Yarns from The Fibre Company  
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This fall brought two stunning new yarns from the Fibre Company. Sandy's favorite is Tundra, a squishy bulky weight yarn that is a scrumptious blend of 60% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, and 10% silk. Along with the yarn arrived a selection of new patterns to accompany it. One of the top picks at the shop is the Permafrost shawl with its squishy garter stitch body and picot edging. Another favorite is the Copenhagen Hooded Cowl, a simple and easy accessory to keep you warm on chilly days. The Svalbard Hat and Mittens are a classic winter warmer set, and the Fairbanks and Tallin Cowls are just divine to knit and wear. Ooh! And check out the Sugarplum Cowl, a collaboration of The Fibre Company and Be Sweet using Tundra and Magic Ball - simply divine!
Next up we have the polar opposite of Tundra: Meadow! Meadow is a soft and slightly slubby lace-weight yarn that boasts 545 yards per skein and is comprised of 40% merino wool, 25% baby llama (llamallamallamallamallama!!!), 20% silk, and 15% linen. Such a unique blend calls for equally unique pattern support. The patterns to accompany this yarn are just stunning. Some of our favorites include the two-color Allium shawl, the open-lace Shallot stole, and the pretty and feminine Lillydale shawlette. We can't wait to knit with these yarns and are sure we'll love them as much as we already love all the rest of The Fibre Company's gorgeous yarns!
 
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      Anna Bee Stitch Markers - A JBW Exclusive!  
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We can't help but swoon over these gorgeous Birthstone Stitch Marker Sets by Anna Bee. Laura met Anna AND her husband Brad (Swonetz) 5 years ago when Brad was hired to photograph Laura and Doug for Fortune Small Business Magazine. Needless to say, they instantly became best friends forever and Brad subsequently photographed our next book Stitch Mountain. And, as it turns out, Anna is a fantastic jewelry designer, so after bonding over a glass of wine (ok, two) Laura fell in love with Anna's hand-stamped jewelry... and of course asked her to make something exclusive for us - these gorgeous stitch markers!
Laura and Anna
Laura has always wanted birthstone stitch markers like these and thought if she wanted them, maybe other knitters would, too! Each set is made of silver plate metal and Swarovski Crystals in the correct color for each month of the year and contains 5 stitch markers. Or, if you would rather have a custom set with a marker to represent everyone you love, you can purchase these markers individually as well to personalize your collection! Making new friends often creates something wonderful, and we are so glad that Anna and Laura met and turned their budding friendship into this awesome collaboration!
 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Della Q Project Bags and Pippa Yarn Dispensers: Now 20% - 40% Off!
Della Q Project Bags and the Pippa Yarn Dispenser make great holiday gifts for the knitter who has everything! You can never have too many project bags or yarn organizers, so why not snag some at great price?!?! Several of della Q's last season prints are now available at 20% off in both sizes of standard project bags as well as the über cute and functional Pippa Yarn dispenser. Grab some before they are gone!
Erin McMorris Greenhouse Flannel: Now 41% Off!
Erin McMorris' adorable Greenhouse Flannel was one of Kristen's favorites from last winter. In fact, she picked out several of the coordinating prints to make an adorable rag quilt for Bethany's little girl, Penne, and it turned out as cute as can be. The Apple Chevron and Buttonwood prints are popular favorites, and all of the prints mix and match for some fun and bright color combos that are perfect for cozy jammies, blankets, and so much more!
Apple Chevron - Royal
Apple Chevron - Royal
Was $11.50/yd
Now $6.70/yd
(41% off!)
Backyard - Royal
Backyard - Royal
Was $11.50/yd
Now $6.70/yd
(41% off!)
Buttonwood - Citron
Buttonwood - Citron
Was $11.50/yd
Now $6.70/yd
(41% off!)
Backyard Garden - Aqua
Backyard Garden - Aqua
Was $11.50/yd
Now $6.70/yd
(41% off!)
CPY Party Select Colors: Now 60% Off!
There's a party in your yarn stash, and everyone's invited! This holiday season, the perfect way to prepare for all of those holiday parties and events is to knit yourself some fun and shiny accessories in Crystal Palace Party ribbon yarn! Loose and open scarves and shawlettes, a fun purse, trim on a knitted garment... the possibilities are endless. The festive colors and velvety sheen of this yarn add just the right amount of glam to your holiday-wear!
0202 - Lilac
0202 - Lilac
Was $5.90
Now $2.35
(60% off!)
0416 - Dreamy (Tulips)
0416 - Dreamy (Tulips)
Was $5.90
Now $2.35
(60% off!)
0434 - Kiwi Mango
0434 - Kiwi Mango
Was $5.90
Now $2.35
(60% off!)
0432 - Strawberry Lime
0432 - Strawberry Lime
Was $5.90
Now $2.35
(60% off!)
Hand Maiden Rumple & Fleece Artist Woolie Silk Onesies Now 20-27% Off!
Textured silk and gorgeous colors are what you'll find in these "onesie" skeins of Fleece Artist and Handmaiden yarns! Rumple by Handmaiden is a textured boucle fingering weight 100% silk yarn that is great for scarves, shawls, and other drapey garments. Fleece Artist's Woolie Silk is a DK weight wool and silk blend that is not only wonderful for accessories, but for garments as well. Even though these skeins are "onesies," which means they didn't come out of the dye vats quite as they should have, they are still beautiful, one-of-a-kind skeins that can be made into any number of gorgeous hand-knits!
Fleece Artist Woolie Silk Onesies - Sugar Plum
Fleece Artist Woolie Silk Onesies - Sugar Plum
Was $22.00
Now $16.00
(27% off!)
Fleece Artist Woolie Silk Onesies - Earth
Fleece Artist Woolie Silk Onesies - Earth
Was $22.00
Now $16.00
(27% off!)
Hand Maiden Rumple Onesies - Beach House
Hand Maiden Rumple Onesies - Beach House
Was $42.00
Now $33.32
(20% off!)
Hand Maiden Rumple Onesies - Mineral
Hand Maiden Rumple Onesies - Mineral
Was $42.00
Now $33.32
(20% off!)
TSC Artyarns Adora: Now 50% Off!
Artyarns at 50% off? Oh my! This DK weight cotton yarn with just a touch of sequined sparkle is manufactured by Tahki Stacy Charles and dyed exclusively for them by Artyarns - a match made in knitting heaven. This collaboration proves truly amazing, resulting in gorgeous colors and super high quality yarns that can only create beautiful hand knit and crocheted garments. Use Adora for summer tops and tanks or a lightweight scarf, shawl or sarong for your next tropical vacation! Be sure to grab some before it's all gone, as Adora won't be available for long!
Adora - A2
Adora - A2
Was $27.95
Now $13.95
(50% off!)
Adora - A4
Adora - A4
Was $27.95
Now $13.95
(50% off!)
Adora - A3
Adora - A3
Was $27.95
Now $13.95
(50% off!)
Adora - A12
Adora - A12
Was $27.95
Now $13.95
(50% off!)
Stitch Nation Closeouts: Now 43% Off!
Stitch Nation yarns (developed by Debbie Stoller of Stitch Nation fame) are discontinued, but we have several remaining colors at really sweet prices. Washable Ewe is a great workhorse-100% wool-machine-wash yarn - perfect for sweaters, blankets, and easy-care items. Bamboo Ewe is a bamboo and wool blend that has great stitch definition and drape. Full o' Sheep is a single-ply 100% wool that is soft and works well for felted items like slippers and home accessories. Any way you choose to use your Stitch Nation, you are sure to be a happy camper!
Bamboo Ewe - 5625 Sprout
Bamboo Ewe - 5625 Sprout
Was $5.30
Now $3.00
(43% off!)
Bamboo Ewe - 5705 Snapdragon
Bamboo Ewe - 5705 Snapdragon
Was $5.30
Now $3.00
(43% off!)
Full o' Sheep - 2260 Clementine
Full o' Sheep - 2260 Clementine
Was $5.30
Now $3.00
(43% off!)
Washable Ewe - 3365 Earth
Washable Ewe - 3365 Earth
Was $5.30
Now $3.00
(43% off!)
 
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      Ravelry Trend of the Month - Pine Bough Cowl  
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Pine Bough Cowl
When Kristen saw this cowl on the runway at VK Live Seattle, she fell instantly in love with its two-color patterning and gorgeous leafy Fair Isle design. The Pine Bough Cowl, one of Skacel's free patterns to accompany their Hikoo Kenzie yarn (in which we just received 10, yes 10, new colors!), is simply stunning. Designed by artist and designer Dianna Walla of Paper Tiger, Pine Bough is a tubular cowl (knit as a tube in the round and then grafted together) and is long enough to be worn doubled for extra warmth. Dianna calls it a "sweater for your neck" because of its density and soft drape. It's also the perfect first project for all of the Fair Isle neophytes out there, as there are only two colors throughout the whole thing and the pattern is a relatively easy repeat.
Kenzie is one of Hikoo's newest yarns, a blend of wool, nylon, angora, and alpaca. The color palette is a combo of fun brights and soft neutrals, which are perfect for mixing and matching. The yarn itself is kind of on the tweedy side (tweed!) and has an awesome texture. If you love the Pine Bough Cowl as much as Kristen does (she's already cast on for one in Lamington and Pavlova) then you can grab everything you need to make it with one of ourPine Bough Kits. Otherwise, you can check it out on Ravelry or just go straight to the Skacel website and download the pattern for free.
 
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      On Our Needles  
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Laura's Hexagon Shuffle Quilt
Laura's Hexagon Shuffle Quilt

Laura saw this free quilt pattern from Moda - the Hexagon Shuffle Quilt - and knew it HAD to be her next project! She and Huck actually worked on this one together; he ran the sewing machine pedal while she guided the pieces through. It was a team effort! The quilt uses a nice crisp white background fabric and one pack of the Moda Bella Solids Hexagonal shaped pre-cuts. The result is a gorgeous multi-colored quilt that will go in any room of the house! Laura backed the quilt in a nice red color and chose to make a self-binding version, although the pattern does call for a separate contrasting color for the binding.

Amanda's Ann Norling Cowl
Amanda's Ann Norling Cowl

Amanda found a beautiful skein of Tosh Vintage in Opaline in our last shipment of Onesies and just HAD to snag it. Being a beginning knitter, she decided that Ann Norling's Easy Cowl in Any Gauge would be the perfect first cowl to knit. She adjusted the pattern a bit to work for her with just one skein. The result is a slightly skinnier double loop cowl that looks fantastic!

Huck's Gumdrop Pillow
Huck's Gumdrop Pillow

Laura saw this Gumdrop Pillow design by Amy Butler and knew immediately that she wanted to make one for Huck in the Birch Organics Robotic fabric by Rebekah Ginda. She found out that Amy Butler has a class on Creativebug.com specifically for making this pillow, so she decided to check it out! A few hours of cutting and sewing later, and Huck has a new 'bean bag chair" as he lovingly calls it. He wouldn't let Laura stuff it any fuller and left it nice and squishy so that he can comfortably sit on it. Needless to say that the client loved his pillow and Laura will be making more of them for the house!

Skye's Donner Pass Cowl
Skye's Donner Pass Cowl

Skye was looking for a simple neck gaiter pattern that she could knit to wear while riding her bike on chilly days. One of Kristen's Free Patterns from her blog (Marinade), the Donner Pass Cowl, fit the bill perfectly, so she cast on in Malabrigo Worsted Merino. She loved the pattern because it is simple knitting that is still interesting with its spiral rib pattern. She finished knitting it over a weekend trip with friends, and they all begged her to knit them one, too. It's perfectly cozy for cold days!

Bethany's 'Some Cloudy Day' Legwarmers
Bethany's 'Some Cloudy Day' Legwarmers

It gets pretty cold in our warehouse in the winter sometimes, so this year Bethany wanted to be prepared with some cute legwarmers to wear on those extra chilly days. Enter the free 'Some Cloudy Day' leg warmers pattern by Tiny Owl Knits! Bethany really wanted to use the new Malabrigo Mecha yarn, but the gauge is much bigger than the pattern called for. So she knew she would have to alter it a bit. Since the Mecha calls for a US size 11 needle and she knits at a really loose gauge, Bethany grabbed a US size 9 needle and cast on 40 sts. That was it! Easy peasy, and the result is this cute and cozy pair of legwarmers that she can wear all winter long!

Penne's Legwarmies
Penne's Legwarmies

Bethany liked her Some Cloudy Day legwarmers in Malabrigo Mecha so much that she decided to make a baby-sized pair for Penne with her yarn leftovers! She cast on 20 sts and worked in 2x2 ribbing in the round on US size 9 dpns for about 1'. Then she increased to 21 sts and switched to stockinette stitch for the remainder of the legwarmers, about 5'. She just measured Penne's calves and stopped when they were long enough. Bethany knits at a loose gauge, so to obtain a similar gauge as her, you would want to us a larger needle - approximately a US 10.5. These turned out super cute...or maybe it's just the baby. Either way, we love them!

 
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      New UPS Options Now On Our Website!  
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If you've placed an order recently, you may have noticed a few small changes to the checkout functions on our site. We are excited to announce that you now have the option to choose if you would like to have your package shipped with UPS! Need your yarn tomorrow? Well, we have you covered! You can now choose UPS Next Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 3 day select, and UPS Ground options during checkout.

We still offer our U.S. Flat Rate shipping options - same as always. For international customers, we still use both USPS First Class International and USPS Priority Mail International.

We hope you enjoy having these new and expanded options! If you have any feedback on the new system, just let us know! We hope you like the new features!
 
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