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October 2013 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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      October 2013 Limited Edition Color - Once Upon a Time  
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LLE October 2013 - Once Upon A Time


It's officially fall! The leaves have started to turn, the kids are back in school, and it's almost time for Halloween! Nothing inspires costumes more than fairy tales and fantasy stories like those presented in the TV series Once Upon a Time. Many of us at Jimmy Beans love the show, especially for the frequent appearance of hand-knits, but mostly for the great storyline and frequent references to our favorite childhood stories.

That is why we thought it would be nice to create an October color fit for a fairy tale! Deep, misty grayish purples, soft rose, and bright fuchsia brings to life some of our favorite moments in the show while creating a gorgeous meld of colors that will variegate beautifully together. While these colors might say more "princess" than "prince", we like to think that the color represents the magic of Storybrook (the fictional town in Maine where the show mostly takes place) perfectly. We hope this color brings a little magic to your life this October!

"Once Upon a Time" is available in all of your favorite Lorna's Laces yarns including:
Lorna's newest yarn, Haymarket, Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Worsted, Shepherd Sport, Helen's Lace, Lion & Lamb, Honor, Solemate, and Sportmate!

 
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      What to make with your "Once Upon a Time"  
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Once Upon a Time is a variegated yarn without a lot of dramatic color changes, making it perfect for a variety of projects! If you love a good cozy sweater, then Knitting Pure and Simple's Top-Down Drape Front Cardigan is a fantastic knit for fall! For optimal drape and warmth, choose to knit this using between 4 and 7 skeins (depending on your size) of Lorna's Laces Honor, a scrumptious blend of alpaca and silk.

If a slightly smaller project is what you have in mind, try Grace Akhrem's Seaweed Scarf with just one skein of the amazing Sportmate or Tiny Owl Knits' Orchids & Fairy Lights Hat in one skein of Haymarket.
For your feet, be sure to check out Churchmouse's Turkish Bed Socks pattern that uses about half a skein of Solemate or Shepherd Sock (you can get two pairs from one skein!), or the Cozy Boot Cuffs with two or three skeins of Shepherd Worsted.
The project possibilities are endless, and you are sure to finish with a gorgeous knit that will keep you warm all through the coming cold months!
 
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      New Trendsetter Yarns for Fall!  
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Each season, Trendsetter releases a unique selection of new yarns to indulge the most fashionable of knitters. This year is no exception with a collection of wildly exciting fibers and looks. First up we have Strata and Palomino. Strata is a tonally self-striping worsted weight single ply yarn with a little bit of sheen. When paired with the flirty suede-like fringe of Palomino as shown in the Trendsetter Strata & Palomino Collection, the result is a medley of color and texture. In a similar vein, the Versailles Collection using the new Versailles yarn is meld of fuzzy boucle texture with glittery glam which makes for cozy yet seriously chic knits.
Up next on the new Trendsetter front is Ascot, a single ply, worsted weight machine washable yarn in gorgeous self-striping colors. The strands have a tweedy look that adds depth to each of the colors and gives interest to colorwork and simple patterns alike. Check out the designs in the Ascot Family Collection, which includes patterns for both men and women. The final new additions for fall are Illusion and Kid Chic. Illusion is a tonally colored thick and thin yarn available in a versatile range of jewel tones and neutrals, while Kid Chic is a silk and mohair blend with a bit of sparkle. Both yarns create unique pieces that shine, like the designs in the Illusion & Kid Chic Collection. You are sure to be the height of fashion this fall with any of these new yarns from Trendsetter!
 
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      Fresh Off The Delivery Truck  
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Rozetti Wicked Fur - 102 Tundra Wolf
Rozetti Wicked Fur - 102 Tundra Wolf
$12.00
For a truly fun and furry Halloween, check out the Rozetti Wicked Fur yarn! When paired with a regular plied yarn like Universal Deluxe Worsted Superwash to give it a little structure, it's great for fuzzy hats (like the Knitting Pure and Simple Animal Hats pattern), or as a trim on legwarmers, mitts, and other accessories. Check out some of the Free Patterns using this yarn on the Universal Yarns Website. This isn't like the "fur" yarns of yore - Wicked Fur takes fur yarns to the next level with its super soft and silky feel that is amazing next to skin!
Katia Extreme - 62
Katia Extreme - 62
$15.95
Neon is back - and here is the perfect way to stand out in the crowd with this bright new yarn from Katia. Extreme is a super bulky acrylic yarn with a chainette construction. Whip up chunky accessories like the KnittinIt Bulky Earflap Hat on US size 17 or 19 needles in no time at all. Extreme is extra soft and has a lustrous sheen which makes it the perfect yarn for those times when you need a super unique (and bright) garment to wear for any activity.
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits Magazine
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits Magazine
$14.99
Piece Work's latest special edition, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits, is the perfect knitspiration to tide you over until the next season of Downton starts in January. With knits for upstairs, downstairs, and the troops, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits magazine is chock full of period pieces that are wearable in even the most modern of wardrobes. It certainly makes you wonder if the editors over at Piece Work participated in the Downton Abbey Mystery KAL we hosted earlier this year! With knits for both men and women, as well as fascinating historical articles and essays, this issue is a must-have addition to any Downton fan's knitting library!
Reywa Fibers Embrace - Festival
Reywa Fibers Embrace - Festival
$39.50
Made from 100% Yak down, Embrace by Reywa Fibers is luxuriously soft and cozy warm. Yak down blooms slowly over time, creating a lovely halo of warmth that becomes increasingly soft. Use just one skein to make Ann Norling's Cowl on the Diagonal, or splurge on enough yardage to make Adam's Ribs by Sunday Knits. Either way, you will not regret wrapping yourself in the delicious Embrace of this yarn from Reywa Fibers! PS. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Yak Fiber in Terry's most recent post on the JBW Blog!
Half Moon Modern Zig Zags - Stone Medium
Half Moon Modern Zig Zags - Stone Medium
$10.99/yd
Chevrons are a hot trend right now, which is why we love the new Half Moon Modern Zig Zags collection from Moda. Chevrons of all sizes and colors make this collection wonderfully versatile for garments, quilts, and any number of projects! Use it to line your next knit and felted bag, or make a cute tunic, like the Schoolhouse Tunic by Sew Liberated (check out Jeanne's, Marilyn's, Kristen's and Sandy's cute versions on the Project Log!) or Sew Serendipity's new Priscilla Tunic, to wear with your next hand knit shawl or cowl. Either way you stitch it, Half Moon Modern Zig Zags is just that, modern, simple, and stylish!
 
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      Free Pattern of the Month- Sparkle Bear & Glitter Kitty Hats  
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Glitter Kitty and Sparkle Bear Hats
Short on time this year to prepare for Halloween? Then our latest free patterns are the answer to your costuming woes! You can whip out a glitzy bear or kitty hat and be done with your costume needs in just an evening! Sparkle Bear is a simple earflap hat with extra-long braids and two furry Universal Luxury Fur Pom Poms as ears.
Glitter Kitty is an equally simple design with a three-needle bind-off at the top and the pom poms on the end of the braids for playful batting around. Both hats are knit in the colorful and sparkly Berroco Brio yarn and come together quickly on super large needles. Pair with some simple face paint, and you've got yourself a fun and easy (and warm!) costume in no time!

Snag everything you need to knit a Glitter Kitty or Sparkle Bear hat in one of our handy kits, or add the pattern to your Ravelry queue as a reminder for your next big costume event!
 
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      Kit of the Month- Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Top-Down Jacket  
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This month's kit of the month was hand-selected for you by our head purchaser, Leanne! According to her, the Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Top-Down Jacket is the perfect fall layering piece! Squishy soft baby alpaca in a cute cropped short sleeved cardigan makes this a beautiful instant gratification knit you will be able to wear almost immediately. The easy top-down construction, eyelet increases, and basic stockinette design knits up so quickly and easily, you'll want to make more than just one!

Available in a wide range of gorgeous colors, this little cardigan can be worn over tanks, tees, or long sleeves as an extra bit of warmth as the season changes. This kit is 20% off all month long, so be sure to grab one on sale while you can!
Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Top-Down Jacket
 
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      Ravelry Trend of the Month: Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer  
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Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer
We've been noticing a fair number of trends on Ravelry that we admire, and that admiration has inspired this new monthly feature: the Ravelry Trend of the Month! Each month, we'll pick a design to feature in our newsletter and tell you a little bit about the designer and the yarn they used. This month, we've chosen Melinda VerMeer's Nymphalidea shawlette, which was in the Deep Fall 2013 issue of Knitty. To prepare for this feature, we asked Melinda a few questions, including the all-important "What did you eat for dinner last night?", to which she responded, "Roasted delicata squash picked from my veggie garden!" Yum! Sounds like a great choice to us!

Melinda tells us that Nymphalidea's mesh lace separated by solid welts is meant to mimic butterfly wings, while the colors of Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy and Malabrigo Sock lend a beautiful contrast between the two stitch patterns.
One thing we've noticed about this Portland, Oregon, native's designs is that they are often innovative yet simple, which makes sense considering she told us she gets most of her "knitspiration" from the casual feel of the Pacific Northwest!

To knit Melinda's Nymphalidea shawlette, be sure to get the free pattern from Knitty.com. You'll need just one ball each of Zauberball Crazy and Malabrigo Sock or another similar yarn such as Shalimar Breathless, Dream in Color Smooshy, or Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock. Thanks to Melinda for humoring us and allowing us to feature her brilliant design and answering our silly (and not so silly) questions! To check out more of Melinda's work, you can check out her Ravelry Design Page.
 
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      Knit for a Cause!  
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to honor and support such a worthy event than to Knit for a Cause? Our Breast Cancer Support Scarf Kit is the perfect gift for you or for a friend! It comes with a variety of five different beautiful pink yarns that are held together and knit in our exclusive scarf pattern to make a scrumptious scarf in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every kit sold, we will donate $5 to support breast cancer research. Each kit comes with the five yarns you need and the pattern and is all tied up in a pretty silk bag that is great for gift giving!

Breast Cancer Scarf Kits
In addition to the Scarf for a Cause kit, we also have a few other Breast Cancer support products for you to check out as well! The Debra's Garden Sherbert Pink Sheep Soap is super adorable and smells of delicious lavender, too! Javori Designs' Leah Twist Hope Bracelet is a lovely beaded and knitted piece of jewelry for you to wear to show your support. Lastly, Denise's special Breast Cancer Support Needle Set has lovely pink cables and a pink case. Each of these products benefits breast cancer research as well!
 
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      Stash Building Sales!  
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Reywa Embrace Seconds: Now 30% Off!
This second quality yarn is really just first quality yarn in disguise! Not quite as soft in the hank as regular Embrace, the Embrace Seconds colors soften up as you knit or crochet them, and once you block your work, you won't be able to tell the difference - all you'll feel is the blissful buttery softness of 100% yak down. This DK weight yarn is perfect for one-skein projects like shawls, cowls and fingerless mits... and any other cool-weather accessories you can think of!
Cheeky
Cheeky
Was $39.50
Now $27.60
(30% off!)
Nomad Sky
Nomad Sky
Was $39.50
Now $27.60
(30% off!)
Summer Berry
Summer Berry
Was $39.50
Now $27.60
(30% off!)
Red Heart With Wool: Now 45% Off!
This discontinued yarn from Red Heart is a great stash basic to have on hand! With a fiber content of 80% acrylic and 20% wool and availability in a broad range of awesome colors, this yarn is wonderful for costumes (Ragedy Ann wig, anyone?), kids and babies, and gift items. Since Red Heart With Wool is discontinued, this is your last chance to stock up on this stash staple!
252 Tangerine
252 Tangerine
Was $5.49
Now $3.00
(45% off!)
550 Dahlia
550 Dahlia
Was $5.49
Now $3.00
(45% off!)
851 Lapis
851 Lapis
Was $5.49
Now $3.00
(45% off!)
590 Garnet
590 Garnet
Was $5.49
Now $3.00
(45% off!)
Araucania Yarns on Sale: Now 25-37% Off!
Tons of great new yarns just arrived from Araucania, and we couldn't be more thrilled with these new options! First up we have Andalien in 50g and 100g hanks, a variegated chainette worsted weight yarn with a lot of sparkle. Next, there is Grace Wool, a gorgeous blend of 50% merino wool and 50% silk in a range of tonal colors. Then we have Maipo, a super bulky chainette yarn that is perfect for chunky accessories in a huge selection of brightly variegated colors. Finally, you can check out Puelo, a 100% alpaca DK weight yarn that is wonderful for shawls, sweaters, and any number of accessories.
Grace - 09
Grace - 09
Was $14.95
Now $9.95
(33% off!)
Andalien (100g) - 06 Lavender, Sky, Brown
Andalien (100g) - 06 Lavender, Sky, Brown
Was $14.00
Now $10.00
(29% off!)
Puelo - 1969 Navy, Indigo, Hot Pink
Puelo - 1969 Navy, Indigo, Hot Pink
Was $19.95
Now $14.95
(25% off!)
Maipo - 1958
Maipo - 1958
Was $15.95
Now $9.95
(37% off!)
Amy Butler Gypsy Caravan Fabric: Now 40% Off!
Stunning florals, bold stripes, and graphic dots combined with muted cool shades mark this collection by Amy Butler as one of her best. Gypsy Caravan is a re-release of one of Amy's earliest and most popular collections. It is perfect for sewing patterns like the Emmeline Apron and Esme Top, both from Sew Liberated, or the Anna Tunic from Amy's own pattern line. Now available at a deep discount, you'll want to grab as much as possible to build up your stash before this collection is gone again for good!
Velvet Vine - Stainless
Velvet Vine - Stainless
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Deco Dots - Citrine
Deco Dots - Citrine
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Wind Flowers - Moss
Wind Flowers - Moss
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Hammock Stripe - Wine
Hammock Stripe - Wine
Was $10.50/yd
Now $6.26/yd
(40% off!)
Luxury Yarn Grab Bags: Now 50% Off
Are you a fan of luxury fibers from companies like Artyarns and Prism? Then these Luxury Grab Bags are sure to be a real treat for you! Each bag contains at least three hanks of yarn grouped by color family and can either be used together for one texture-tastic and colorful project, or used separately for any fabulous creation that comes to mind. With a variety of fibers and constructions, these yarns are truly unique in every way. Only a few of each color are available, so grab them while you can!
Luxury Grab Bags - Autumn
Luxury Grab Bags - Autumn
Was $119.95
Now $59.95
(50% off!)
Luxury Grab Bags - Reds
Luxury Grab Bags - Reds
Was $119.95
Now $59.95
(50% off!)
Luxury Grab Bags - Neutral
Luxury Grab Bags - Neutral
Was $119.95
Now $59.95
(50% off!)
Luxury Grab Bags - Blue/Green
Luxury Grab Bags - Blue/Green
Was $119.95
Now $59.95
(50% off!)
 
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      Third Quarter Rewards Now Available!  
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Jimmy Beans Bucks!
It's that time again: Jimmy Beans Bucks from the third quarter of 2013 are now available! If you have an account with us and you've made purchases with that account between July 1st and September 30th, you are eligible for an account credit of 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). These rewards will be available from now until December 31st, 2013, plus, any purchases you make using your account this month will accrue Rewards you can spend starting in January! Not sure if you have Beans Bucks available? You can log into your account to check!
If you didn't earn a reward last quarter, or if you aren't familiar with this incredible Rewards Program, take a look now! As always, feel free to call our toll free number, e-mail us, or use our Live Chat option if you have any questions.
 
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