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September 2013 Newsletter

 
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      Introducing Cascade Cupcakes!  
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Cascade Cupcakes
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to knit with a particular yarn before choosing it for your project? Buying yarn online can be tough enough, but even in the shop you often can't knit with the yarn before you have bought the whole skein, wound it, and taken it home. Well, we've come up with a fun new way to "taste" a yarn before you buy a full skein allowing you the chance to try before you buy!
These charming little "Cascade Cupcakes" are 12-20 yd. mini-skeins for you to swatch or knit small projects with! Each bakery box comes with a dozen yarns for you to try in carefully selected "flavor" groupings. Choose from Luxury, Stash Staples, Washable, and Socks and Shawls to try a variety of Cascade yarns suitable for a range of projects. Also included are two exclusive patterns (one of which is the Scrappy Cowgirl Bandana shown here) designed especially for this collection, as well as links to an online key for every yarn in the collection.
Bandana made with Cupcakes

With these mini cupcakes to "taste" ahead of time, you'll be prepared with the knowledge and experience you need to choose a yarn quickly and easily for your next project!


 
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      New Free Pattern - Lenticular Mitts!  
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Lenticular Mitts
Kristen's latest free pattern is the perfect pair of fingerless mitts for fall! Named for a type of cloud formation that is common in the Eastern Sierra Mountains, lenticular clouds are known for their layered, circular, UFO-like shape that often looks as if they were stacked on top of one another. Kristen was inspired on a recent walk where she noticed a lenticular cloud formation where the play of light and shadow on the cloud layers gave her the idea to create these slouchy, color-blocked mitts! This simple mitt pattern, knit in Cascade's Lana d' Oro yarn, a blend of 50% wool and 50% alpaca, can be done in as many colors as you like. While the tri-color combo shown here is classically straight forward, they could easily be knit in just one shade, or a whole rainbow of fun colors!

Basic stockinette stitch in-the-round makes this a project suitable for beginning knitters, refreshing your skills, or that no-brainer project that is perfect for relaxing with. Be sure to download the free pattern to get started right away, add it to your Ravelry queue for later, or grab one of our kits in one of six custom color combos chosen by Kristen herself! The Lenticular Mitts are written for adult sizes small through x-large, making them a great pattern for your holiday gift knitting!

Wool Watcher Be sure to keep your eyes on the Wool Watcher on Monday, September 23rd for some awesome deals on Cascade Lana d'Oro yarn!

 
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      Limited Edition Denise2Go  
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As we start moving into the cooler fall months we wanted to give one last hurrah to summer with this month's Denise2Go, Tiptoe Through Tulips. Using the fun and bubbly Moxie Fabric Collection by Erin McMorris, the limited edition case this month is super cute! Buttercup, the outside fabric, is a geometrical flower print in a lovely mix of orange, pink, teal and purple. The inside cheerfully greets you with the coordinating Talk fabric that is printed all over with the word "Hello." The needles are all light grey, with teal cords that perfectly match the fabric. Denise2Go Needle Sets are great for the knitter on-the-go with six pairs of needle tips in the most popular sizes: US 5-10, three cords (14", 16", and 19" lengths), and a cord extender in every set.
September Limited Edition Denise2Go
It also includes two cord end caps and a handy crochet hook! All of these knitting essentials tuck up into a charming palm-sized little bundle that fits easily in a knitting bag, purse, or pocket.
 
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      New Schachenmayr Yarns and the My Mountain Campaign!  
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Folks have been buzzing about the newest Schachenmayr original yarns, and for good reason! Their latest batch of yarns are wonderful for creative young knitters and crocheters and go along perfectly with their My Mountain Campaign, which was created to encourage active people to knit and crochet their own accessories and garments to wear while doing the activities they love!

Their new yarns are perfect for items that will sustain hard use on the slopes or in the backcountry and are super stylish to boot. Boston and Boston Style are a chunky weight acrylic and wool blend yarns with tons of great colors and versatility. Lumio is a bulky acrylic yarn with reflective thread running through it, making it perfect for people who love to be active at night! Lova is a wool and acrylic blend that is super light and lofty with intermittent color splashes throughout. And finally, the Bravo Big and Bravo Big Color yarns are bulky, soft and high-quality acrylic that creates bulky projects quickly. All of these yarns come in a range of fun colors (including neon) and look awesome knit up!
Sugar Bowl Cowl
To kick off their My Mountain Campaign, Westminster Fibers and Schachenmayr hosted a hat design contest and our in-house designer Kristen, was selected as one of the finalists! Her hat, the Sugar Bowl Hat, actually doubles as a cowl and is knit in Schachenmayr original Lova yarn. She would love to be voted into the top five and we were hoping you could help her out! Voting takes place on the My Mountain Facebook Page and ends on September 23rd. If you are a fan of Kristen's Free Patterns that you see in our newsletter each month (like the Lenticular Mitts above), help to show your support by taking a second to vote!

Once the contest wraps up, The Sugar Bowl Hat/Cowl will be available on the Schachenmayr website as a free pattern, and we'll be sure to let you know when it's available. However, if Kristen's design can somehow garner the most votes, her pattern will be available as a paid download with the proceeds going to the charity of her choice. If she wins, Kristen wants her design to benefit the Stitch Red Campaign in support of The Heart Truth! You can read more about Kristen's design and the contest on the JBW Blog.

 
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      Fresh off the Delivery Truck  
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April Beaded Scarf Kits - Fuchsia
April Beaded Scarf Kits - Fuchsia
$30.00
We love a versatile knitted piece, and the new April Beaded Scarf kits from Swallow Hill are exactly that! You can wear it as a scarf, tie or even a belt; it is glamorous enough to wear with that little black dress and versatile enough to dress up your white shirt and jeans. It comes with a spool of rayon (we recommend Clover Bamboo needles, since the rayon is quite slippery), 100g of beads and a beading needle. It is also available in 6 lovely colors, including a Stitch Red option!
Saki Bamboo - 105 Grotto
Saki Bamboo - 105 Grotto
$16.00
Saki Bamboo, new from Wisdom yarns, is a fantastically soft, fingering weight blend of superwash merino wool, nylon, and bamboo. It is available in 6 gorgeously variegated colors that have a lovely sheen from the bamboo content! This yarn is an ideal choice for both comfortable and durable socks, and shawls or other drapey accessories. We love the Storm's Eye Hat and Sonoma Skies Shawl patterns, which are both free on the Universal Yarns website!
Luxury Fur Pom-Pom - 105-12 Neon Pink
Luxury Fur Pom-Pom - 105-12 Neon Pink
$5.00
The soft and silky Luxury Fur Pom Poms are the perfect way to top off a cute hat, or accessorize the tassels of an ear flap hat! They are composed of 80% acrylic and 20% polyester filling and come with sturdy strings for attaching to any garment. They are available in the ever-popular neon colors, as well as neutrals and jewel tones; so you are sure to find one that is a great match!
Alpaca Sox Kettle Dyed - 1878 Brunello
Alpaca Sox Kettle Dyed - 1878 Brunello
$19.95
We are so excited to welcome Classic Elite Alpaca Sox Kettle Dyed yarn! We have five lovely tonal colors that will make gorgeous socks, especially those with heavy patterning! Alpaca Sox is a blend containing 60% alpaca for warmth and softness, 20% merino wool for elasticity and cushion and 20% nylon for strength and durability. Great for knitting the Amelie Sock by Never Not Knitting, or any other sock pattern you've been dye-ing to try!
Mollie Makes Crochet
Mollie Makes Crochet
$19.95
Are you a fan of the Mollie Makes series of books? Well, then you will definitely want to check out the latest addition: Mollie Makes Crochet! This book is packed full of fantastic crochet projects for the home including afghans, home décor items, toys, and simple gifts to give. Additionally, there is a great section on tips and techniques! With its updated spin on traditional crochet, Mollie Makes Crochet is a fun way to decorate your home in timeless handmade items!
Tosh Chunky - Coquette
Tosh Chunky - Coquette
$19.70
All the gorgeous new Madelinetosh colors have arrived! There are ten fresh faces in the Tosh color selection including: Begonia Leaf, Button Jar Blue, Coquette, Courbet's Green, Dirty Panther, Faded Parka, Fog, Leaf, Paper and Seasalt. As I am sure you can imagine, each one is wonderfully saturated, with all the incredible depth of color that Tosh is so well known for! We have the new colors in most of the bases: Pashmina, Pashmina Worsted, Prairie, Tosh Chunky, Tosh DK, Tosh Lace, Merino DK, Tosh Merino Light, Tosh Sock, Tosh Sport and Tosh Vintage.
 
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      New Noro for Fall!  
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New this fall from Noro, we have several lovely yarns to share with you, Cyochin, Shiro and Obi. Cyochin is a single-ply worsted yarn in gorgeous shades that are a little more muted than usual, but will self-stripe beautifully. With a composition of 86% wool, 7% mohair and 7% silk this yarn is perfect for warm and cozy winter garments! Shiro, a DK-weight blend of 40% wool, 30% cashmere, and 30% silk, is a gorgeous luxury yarn with a soft color palette. Obi, the final new addition to the Noro lineup, is also a single-ply yarn, but has a bright and cheerful color palette! It is a blend of 55% wool, 35% silk and 10% mohair, which gives each skein a subtle sheen and drape. At 3.5 stitches per inch, Obi will knit or crochet up into a warm and luxurious finished piece! Any of these new yarns would be perfect for Ann Norling's new Cowl on the Diagonal pattern or any of the patterns in Noro's latest booklet Sweet Winter.
In addition to the two new yarns from Noro, we also have gorgeous new colors available in our favorite standbys Silk Garden and Kureyon. In both lines the newcomers are a little darker, with beautiful jewel tones providing the pop of color, making them wonderful for the coming cooler months. We just love the Spoked Cardigan from the cover of the 2011 Weekend Knits special issue of Interweave and think it would look absolutely smashing in one of the new colors of Kureyon!
 
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      Stash Building Sale Yarns  
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Sirdar Baby Snowball: 50% off!
Here at Jimmy Beans Wool we are already thinking about gift knitting for the holidays (Yikes, it's only three months away!). Sirdar Baby Snowball is a fantastic and funky novelty yarn that quickly knits up into super soft and fun accessories! With puffs of fluff strung regularly along a binder cord, Baby Snowball creates a uniquely textured fabric. You could also try carrying it along with another fun yarn or use it as an edging to create a truly special piece!
Baby Snowball - 100
Baby Snowball - 100
Was $6.00
Now $3.00
(50% off!)
Baby Snowball - 101
Baby Snowball - 101
Was $6.00
Now $3.00
(50% off!)
Baby Snowball - 104
Baby Snowball - 104
Was $6.00
Now $3.00
(50% off!)
Pony Totals Needles: 60% off!
Now you can do away with your straight needles forever! Pony Totals will be your new best friends. The short tips are attached to flexible cords with stoppers at the end, giving you the ease of a circular needle without the hassle a connecting cord can cause when you're knitting flat! They're much lighter in weight than traditional straight needles and conveniently fold up to fit compactly into a knitting bag or purse. As an added bonus, a row counter is included right on the cord!
Pony Totals - US 1
PPony Totals - US 1
Was $7.95
Now $3.15
(60% off!)
Pony Totals - US 4
Pony Totals - US 4
Was $7.95
Now $3.15
(60% off!)
Pony Totals - US 7
Pony Totals - US 7
Was $8.50
Now $3.40
(60% off!)
Pony Totals - US 9
Pony Totals - US 9
Was $9.00
Now $3.60
(60% off!)
Knit Collage Pixie Dust Sale Colors: 23% off!
As we start heading into fall, it's just about time to start knitting and crocheting chunky and warm accessories and garments. We love the Knit Collage Pixie Dust for just such items! With its thick and thin texture and the subtle metallic strands blended throughout, it is the perfect choice for quick and unique accessories. Also, the fiber composition is 55% wool, 40% mohair, and 5% camel fiber, so it will be super soft and warm for even the coldest months of the year. Right now we have several retired Pixie Dust colors on sale, so check them out for an amazing deal!
Electric Lime
Electric Lime
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(23% off!)
Honey Tea
Honey Tea
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(23% off!)
Indigo Sky
Indigo Sky
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(23% off!)
Wild Orchid
Wild Orchid
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(23% off!)
Tahki Boulder and Coyote: 50% off!
Just in time for fall, we have two wonderfully bulky Tahki yarns on sale! Boulder, falling into the super duper bulky category at just 1.5 stitches per inch, comes packaged in an incredible 200g skein! A lovely wool blend, this yarn comes in muted multicolor shades that are sure to coordinate with any outfit! We also have Coyote, a textured super bulky wool-blend yarn that will add a little flair of fur to accessories. Knit the furry Tolstoy Faux Fur Cowl or pair it with Montana for the Chekhov Cabled Cowl with a little fringe detail. If you want to get really wild, you can use the Boulder and Coyote together in the Hugo Fur-End Scarf!
Coyote - 04 Slate
Coyote - 04 Slate
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)
Boulder - 005 Woods
Boulder - 005 Woods
Was $29.95
Now $14.95
(50% off!)
Coyote - 05 Ebony
Coyote - 05 Ebony
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)
Boulder - 008 Northern Lights
Boulder - 008 Northern Lights
Was $29.95
Now $14.95
(50% off!)
Lantern Moon Accessories: 25-40% off!
We have quite a few select Lantern Moon accessories on sale now! Chooose from several varieties of the gorgeous Carved Horn Shawl Pins, perfect for arranging a lovely hand knit shawl on your shoulders. We are big fans of the Lantern Moon Rice Baskets, which are now on sale in several sizes and colors! They are great for storing your "in progress" projects of all sizes. And finally, we also have a couple of Swing Bucket bags in the Green/Grey color on sale as well!
Carved Horn Shawl Pins - Light Cat
Carved Horn Shawl Pins - Light Cat
Was $19.00
Now $14.25
(25% off!)
Carved Horn Shawl Pins - Fish
Carved Horn Shawl Pins - Fish
Was $19.00
Now $14.25
(25% off!)
Rice Baskets - Small Cranberry
Rice Baskets - Small Cranberry
Was $24.00
Now $18.00
(25% off!)
Swing Bucket - Green/Grey
Swing Bucket - Green/Grey
Was $44.00
Now $26.40
(40% off!)
 
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      In Our Shop  
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We have lots of fun things going on in our shop these days with our ever-evolving remodel and our Yarn Hot Tub! With the season changing, that also means that we'll be kicking off our classes again with a Beginner Series for both knit and crochet as well as several other specialty classes. Although September is almost over, our full Fall listing will be up on our Classes Page in early October! Also, we've added an extra day to our FREE Drop-in Sessions with Terry. Now you can stop in Tuesday or Thursday from 11am-1pm or Sunday from 2-4pm for an open help session on any project you are working on. Terry, our in-house expert knitting and crochet teacher, can answer any questions, troubleshoot pattern issues, or help you fix mistakes in your project!
In our Shop
Of course you can really come by the shop for help any time, but during these scheduled times Terry is on hand to give you 100% of her attention for any of your knit or crochet project needs. No RSVP needed, just show up!
 
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      Beans for Brains Update  
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Beans for Brains
It's that time of year again, back to school, which makes us think of the Beans for Brains Scholarship Program and all the talented students that have been a part of it! We are excited to share with you an update about some recent well-earned media attention garnered by two of this year's scholarship winners who came from a pool of 1,167 applicants judged on their GPA, extracurricular activities, an essay and most importantly their latest craft projects.

Omar Johnson of Abilene, Texas was recognized in the Abilene Reporter News for the beautiful baby blanket he crocheted and submitted for the scholarship. Jessi Harris of Orange County, California has been asked by her hometown publication, The OC Register, to be a guest columnist and write about her hand sewn cocktail dress that helped her earn her scholarship. We will be sure to post an update when her column is live via our Jimmy Beans Wool Facebook page! We couldn't be happier to help crafty students pay for their higher education through the Beans for Brains Scholarship Program. You can learn more about all five of the 2013 winners on the JBW blog.
 
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