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August 2014 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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      August LLE & Outlander MKAL!  
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Join us for our Mystery Knit-Along!

It's no secret that we love our guilty pleasure television shows around here - so you can probably imagine how excited we are for the start of the Outlander TV series, based on popular books by Diana Gabaldon. In fact, we couldn't help but celebrate with not one, but two limited edition colors!

Fraser and Beauchamps (named for surnames of the two main Outlander characters, Jaime and Claire) combine for an off-beat pairing that is perfectly complementary - just like the fictional couple! Fraser's deep reds and oranges are inspired by Jaime's distinctive hair color (and his sometime fiery nature), while the gorgeous blues and teal of Beauchamps take on the calming presence of Claire's capable attitude.

Along with these special colors, Rachel of Unraveled Designs and Yarn is hosting a Mystery Knit-A-Long in our Ravelry group to make a stunning two-color shawl! Knit in Shepherd Sport, the shawl requires either 2 skeins each of both limited edition colors, or your favorite sport weight yarn in two colors (400 yards each - stash busting, anyone?). The Outlander MKAL kicks off the same day as the show premiers, Saturday, August 9th, and will follow the same format as our last MKAL for the Game of Thrones-inspired Stormborn Shawl. Stay tuned to this week's post on the JBW blog for all the details!

Fraser and Beauchamps are now available in many of your favorite Lorna's Laces yarns, so grab some skeins and get knitting!

Last-minute bonus! When Leticia at Spark found out we were doing Outlander-theme colors and a KAL, she confessed she is a HUGE Diana Gabaldon fan, and offered to do coordinating sets of stitch markers to go with Beauchamps and Fraser. Ourselves being fans of both Spark Stitch Markers, as well as Outlander, we asked her to send them ASAP! These beauties are still in production, but are currently available for pre-order and will ship August 6th. While you won't see stitch markers on the supply list for the MKAL, they are a great way to keep knitting Outlander style once you've cast off the MKAL!
 
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      Vote for your Favorite Lorna's Limited Edition Color!  
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Speaking of limited edition colors from Lorna's Laces, our 7 year anniversary of partnering up with those lovely folks is coming up this month! We wanted to do something really special to celebrate all the unique and inspiring colorways that we've featured over the years, and have decided to bring back seven of the most popular previous colors in a limited number of bases from Lorna's Laces in September. How will we know which ones were the most popular? We'll take a vote!
Starting Friday, August 1st, you'll be able to cast your vote for the color you'd most like to see again in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Worsted and Honor on our Facebook page or in a thread on our Ravelry group.
Vote for your favorite LLE Color
If you need a refresher for all the options, you can find them on the Lorna's Limited Edition page. Voting ends at the end of the day Friday, August 8th. On August 9th, we'll announce the seven winners and start taking pre-orders so that you can be sure not to miss out on your favorite color!
 
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      Mountains of New Malabrigo!  
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Boxes and Boxes of Malabrigo!
We got a huge shipment of Malabrigo in this week and now we're practically swimming in scrumptious hand-dyed merino... Which is just the way we like it! Not only do we have a ton of our top selling bases and colorways (with even more on the way!), we also now carry Chunky and Nube!
Chunky is a plied bulky yarn made from 100% merino that would really shine in sturdy sweaters like the Girl's Double Breasted Coat and cool-weather accessories like perennial favorite the Shawl Collared Cowl from Never Not Knitting. Nube is a pure wool roving dyed in Malabrigo's distinctive colors that is amazing for spinning, felting, and thrummed mittens.
Jeanne was also stoked that we received new colors of Lace Baby Merino, a gorgeous lace weight wool that makes everything from stunning shawls to airy accessories, as well as garments. Check out the Abalorio Shawl and the Featherweight Cardigan for some of our favorite patterns done in this versatile yarn.
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Malabrigo
As if more colors of Lace Baby Merino weren't enough to get you lace-knitters excited, we've also gotten more of the limited Lace Superwash, a plied 100% superwash wool that is exclusive to Jimmy Beans. Grab your favorite colors for the Truckee Shawlette, designed by our very own Kristen. But hurry, because once it's gone, it's gone!
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Birthstone Bouquet- August/Peridot - Large
Birthstone Bouquet- August/Peridot - Large
$130.00
Looking for a fun gift for a birthday in August? Look no further, because we've created something extra-special for those August birthdays! Each month of 2014, in partnership with Swans Island yarns, we are releasing unique Birthstone Bouquets featuring beautiful "flowers" of Swans Island Eco Wash DK. August's birthstone is Peridot, which translates perfectly to the Pesto colorway. Available in Large or Small sizes, each bouquet includes a set of Birthstone Stitch Markers from Anna Bee and a gorgeous custom cowl pattern designed by Swans Island!
Manos Del Uruguay Merino Roving - 8106 Botanico
Manos Del Uruguay Merino Roving - 8106 Botanico
$23.95
We know how much you all love the gorgeous colors from Manos del Uruguay, and now spinners can get in on the action! Presenting Merino Roving, a lovely new roving ready to be spun up into whatever your heart desires. Each hank is 100g of 100% extra-fine merino wool and comes in distinctive colors, so your end result is sure to be scrumptious - no matter what weight or structure you choose to spin it into!
Bar-Maids Lo-Lo Twist - Juicy Pear
Bar-Maids Lo-Lo Twist - Juicy Pear
$11.50
Around the shop, we can't get enough of the Lo-Lo body lotions from Bar-Maids. This skin moisturizer has 100% natural ingredients, is antioxidant & vitamin-rich, cruelty free, deeply hydrating, gluten free, and has natural SPF. Jenn even swears that it keeps her eczema in check! Now Bar-Maids has added the Twist lotion bars to their line of body bars and travel-sized tins. The new twist ups are great for applying this rich lotion to specific areas so you get moisture exactly where you need it.
Corrina Ferguson Patterns - Biellese
Corrina Ferguson Patterns - Biellese
$6.00
These lovely shawl patterns from Corrina Ferguson are already a hit around the shop. From lacy and ethereal to substantial and warm, there's sure to be a shawl pattern in this line that will inspire you to cast on. Even better: These designs are so gorgeous, we think you'll agree that they deserve a yarn that is equally heavenly. Some of our recent favorites include Reywa Bloom for the Bouvardia Shawl, Mrs. Crosby Satchel for the Wendell Holmes Shawl, and Anzula Cloud for the Natessa Shawl. So grab your favorite pattern and your favorite lightweight yarn and get knitting!
Shibui Kavo - 0115 Brick
Shibui Kavo - 0115 Brick
$16.95
This new yarn from Shibui is on its way to becoming the hands-down favorite new yarn of the season! Kavo features a 2-ply cotton core wrapped in delicious silk for a touch of sheen. The knitted fabric is strong enough to hold structured shapes while still maintaining an open and airy quality, which lends itself to an endless array of project possibilities. Kavo would beautifully show off the open work of the crocheted Autumn Leaves shawlette or Bonny top available as a single pattern or as part of Handmade in the UK !
Hunter Hammersen - The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet
Hunter Hammersen - The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet
$26.95
We adore the concept of the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet books from Hunter Hammersen. This collection of books presents a knitter's interpretation of a curiosity cabinet, but instead of rocks and seeds and shells, you'll find an assemblage of beautiful edgings, cables, lace and stitch patterns, all inspired by vintage illustrations and skillfully translated into a host of beautiful socks and accessory patterns like shawls, hats, and fingerless mitts. Rachel can't wait to cast on for the Fucus Asparagoides Shawl from Volume 3 - it may be a mouthful, but it sure is gorgeous!
 
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      Crystal Palace Yarns - Self-striping Goodness!  
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It goes without saying that the folks at Crystal Palace are geniuses when it comes to creating self-striping colorways! Their single-ply Mochi yarns (available in Mini, Plus and Chunky) are as unique as they are versatile, and one of our go-tos for projects that require plenty of color. Two of their newest yarn bases, Danube and Nocturne, also feature mesmerizing tonal and multicolor self-striping colorways.
Mini Mochi and Mochi Plus
Danube, available in an Aran weight, Bulky, and DK, has a tweedy, hand-spun texture. Unlike traditional tweeds, Danube is soft and squishy and, of course, available in a rainbow of hues. Great for 1-2 skein accessories such as the Danube Bulky Knotted Lace Hat, or Danube DK Shell Cowl, Danube is a hard-wearing yarn that gets softer and softer the more you wear it.
If you are looking for a sleeker fabric, Nocturne is right up your alley. This classic merino, acrylic and nylon blend comes in both Aran and DK weights. Each ply features a different rate of self-stripey-ness, and when spun together, gives the yarn a marled look. Great for keeping simple projects interesting, finished knits have beautiful bands of color that harmonize well together. Another great yarn for accessories and quick projects, the Nocturne Aran Eyelet Scarf takes only 3 skeins, while the Nocturne DK Waffle Cowl takes only 2!
 
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      Kit Of The Month  
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Mia Wide Neck Cardigan
Debbie Bliss Mia Wide Neck Cardigan
Was From $68.00 to $111.98
Now From $54.40 to $89.58

August's Kit of the Month is the perfect summer cardigan, and now it's 20% off! The Wide Neck Cardigan is an easy-going layering piece with texture at the yoke and a simple construction.
Its short sleeves and worn-open design make this cute cardigan just the thing for pulling on over a tank and shorts in the evening. Or, choose a distinctive color and wear it over summer dresses! The Wide Neck cardigan is knit in Debbie Bliss Mia, which is a lovely DK blend of wool and cotton. Because you get all the memory and springiness of wool paired with the breathability of cotton, this yarn is just as laid back as the cardigan itself.

With all the summery colors to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding on just one!

 
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      Cabling Instructional  
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Here's your first spoiler for the upcoming Outlander MKAL: It will have some light cables! If you need a refresher, our very own Jeanne teaches basic cabling techniques, tips and tricks in this video.

Cabling Instructional Article

 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Muench Sale Yarns - Tessin and Verikeri: Now 50% Off!
We've got some unique Muench yarns on sale for 50% off! Tessin is a fun and funky aran-weight blend of superwash wool, acrylic, and cotton. Its bright base colors are sprinkled with pops of accent colors and lend themselves perfectly to the Crib-Blanket-Afghan from Ann Norling. Tessin is also machine-washable, so your finished project will be easy to care for! If you need something a little more glam in your life, be sure to check out Verikeri, a novelty yarn with plenty of sparkly pizazz. Use it to spice up the hems of garments or to make one-of-a-kind scarves!
Tessin - 65805 - Red with Colors
Tessin - 65805 - Red with Colors
Was $12.00
Now $6.00
(50% off!)
Tessin - 65822 - Green with Colors
Tessin - 65822 - Green with Colors
Was $12.00
Now $6.00
(50% off!)
Verikeri - 4101 Ecru & Gold
Verikeri - 4101 Ecru & Gold
Was $10.50
Now $5.25
(50% off!)
Verikeri - 4106 Wine & Gold
Verikeri - 4106 Wine & Gold
Was $10.50
Now $5.25
(50% off!)
All Fabric: Half Off!
You may have already heard the word on the street, but we are clearing out all of our fabric to make way for more yarn! As such, all fabrics are marked down to about 50% off. Now is a great time to stock up on adorable collections at a great price, and we've rounded up some of our favorite summery collections for you. Get ready for fun in the sun with prints from David Walker's Beach Collection. Or, relax with a Martini from George Mendoza at a backyard BBQ. Be sure to grab your favorite prints now before they are gone for good... The yardage is moving fast!
David Walker Beach - Crabs - Drift
David Walker Beach - Crabs - Drift
Was $10.99/yd
Now $5.50/yd
(49% off!)
David Walker Beach - Sharks - Ocean
David Walker Beach - Sharks - Ocean
Was $10.99/yd
Now $5.50/yd
(49% off!)
George Mendoza Martini - Martini Glass - Blurazz
George Mendoza Martini - Martini Glass - Blurazz
Was $10.99/yd
Now $5.50/yd
(49% off!)
George Mendoza Martini - Hors D'ourves - Blurazz
George Mendoza Martini - Hors D'ourves - Blurazz
Was $10.99/yd
Now $5.50/yd
(49% off!)
Be Sweet Medium Boucle: 50% Off!
Lacy, openwork shawls and accessories are just the thing for these warm summer months, and we've got a great yarn that fits the bill for lightweight accessories with style. Be Sweet Medium Boucle is an airy yarn made from baby mohair so it's extra soft. It also has a boucle curl for added visual interest in the knit fabric, making it ideally suited for simple textures like stockinette or garter stitch. Now it's 50% off, so you can knit ethereal shawls, hats and gloves to your heart's content!
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Chocolate
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Chocolate
Was $26.00
Now $13.00
(50% off!)
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Pale Green
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Pale Green
Was $26.00
Now $13.00
(50% off!)
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Pale Rust
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Pale Rust
Was $26.00
Now $13.00
(50% off!)
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Sand
Be Sweet Medium Boucle - Sand
Was $26.00
Now $13.00
(50% off!)
Select Yarn Pop Totes: Now 20% Off!
Keep your projects organized with ease using the Yarn Pop pouches! The Single size zippered bags hold 1-2 skeins for mid-sized projects like scarves, hats, and other accessories. The larger Double size can accommodate multiple skeins for projects that require more than one ball such as two socks at a time and striped or multicolor projects. They're both also an ideal way to organize projects with lots of parts - hexipuffs, I'm looking at you! Right now we have selected colors in both sizes on sale for 20% off so go ahead and splurge!
 
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      JBW In-Focus  
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We had a blast at our Stitch Mountain retreat with Rowan. The schedule was jam-packed with activities from touring JBW, taking a class with the amazing Sarah Hatton from Rowan, cocktail hours, outdoor activities, and more. But of course there was still time to sit back, relax, and knit with a new friend or two. Thanks so much to everyone who attended for making this event such a success and a good time!

Photos from the JBW Rowan Retreat

 
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