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February 2014 Newsletter

 
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      Limited Edition Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky & Exclusive Pattern!  
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Cascade  Crush Bouquet     Knotted Openwork Cowl


Didn't quite get what you were hoping for on Valentine's Day? Then treat yourself to a little something special with this lovely limited edition color of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky Paints, Cascade Crush. The color is available as both a lovely bouquet for your gift giving needs, or open stock yarn.

As a bonus, Cascade created this gorgeous Knotted Openwork Cowl especially for this color, which looks just wonderful on Sandy! When you purchase a bouquet or any three skeins of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky or Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky Paints, we'll send you the link to download this gorgeous pattern. Keep those mid-winter chills off of your neck (and head, if you like) with the softness of yummy baby alpaca!
 
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      New Limited Edition Denise2Gos in Knit & Crochet - Cardinal Rule & Love Bug  
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Denise2Go Limited Edition February 2014 - Knit and Crochet


Since February is American Heart Month, and we've just released Crochet Red, we couldn't help but surprise you with two limited edition Denise2Go sets this month: one for crocheters and one for knitters! The Crochet version is called Love Bug and features fabric from Birch Organics by Charley Harper. This cute ladybug case has 6 of the most popular hook sizes from US H-M, cables for Tunisian crochet, end caps and a cord extender. The Knit version, called Cardinals Rule, is another adorable Charley Harper print from Birch. The knit set features US 5-10 needles, cables, an extender, and end caps as well. Both sets roll up in a compact case that fits easily into any bag or purse.... or even your pocket! Don't miss out on these charming limited edition sets from Denise!
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Bloom -  Festival
Bloom - Festival
$24.70
Reywa Fibers, one of our newest yarn companies, makes some of the most delicious yak down yarn on the market. Their latest addition, Bloom, is a scrumptious blend of yak down and silk, taking this already luxurious fiber to the next level. A lace weight yarn, Bloom is perfect for summer tops and shawls, like the Weekend Shawl by Anne Kuo Lukito!
Knitter's Pride Thames Bag - Purple
Knitter's Pride Thames Bag - Purple
$40.00
The Thames Notions Cases from Knitter's pride are pure organizational awesomeness! These faux leather bags have removable handles that make it easy to just throw in your knitting bag or carry as a handbag. Inside you'll find pockets galore with plenty of space to store all of your knitting notions, needles and more! Available in five colors, this case has something to fit every knitter's needs!
Sharon Brant - Knit to Fit
Sharon Brant - Knit to Fit
$21.95
Knit to Fit by Sharon Brant is the answer to your garment fit woes! This step by step guide teaches you how to adjust knitting patterns to work for your body shape and size and adapt the pattern step by step. With clear diagrams and easy to follow written instructions, this book shows you how to make a number of various adjustments including lengthening or shortening sleeves and sweater bodies, creating waist shaping, altering shoulder width, and more! Make your next hand knit garment the best ever with Sharon Brant's Knit to Fit!
addiColours Crochet Hook Set
addiColours Crochet Hook Set
$90.00
Crocheters who enjoy using Addi products are going to love these new addiColours Crochet Hook Sets! Each set comes with metric hook sizes 2-6mm (US sizes A through J, excluding D) for a total of 9 crochet hooks! Each hook is a different color, making them easy to tell apart. They come in a gorgeous red storage case, so you can quickly pack them up and take them anywhere you go!
Findley - 17 Tyrian
Findley - 17 Tyrian
$22.40
Juniper Moon Farm Findley is back - and it's now available in tons more colors! Not only that, but we also have all of the gorgeous variegated Dappled colors in stock as well for all of your lace weight knitting needs. This soft blend of merino wool and silk is great for a variety of projects, and comes with nearly 800 yards per skein! Try it out on the lovely Three Lace Cardigan or the Heirloom Baby Blanket. Any way you use them, Juniper Moon Findley and Findley Dappled are sure to shine!
Blue & White - Pagoda Garden
Blue & White - Pagoda Garden
$10.50/yd
New in fabric, we have the Blue & White collection from Michael Miller: These classic motifs are borrowed from traditional porcelain dishes and transformed into stunning fabrics! Each print in this timeless collection are both elegant and whimsical, while still maintaining a very classically modern look. Use one or all of these prints in your next sewing project and we think you'll be pleased with the result!
 
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      New Spring Yarns from Berroco!  
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All of the new spring yarns are in from Berroco, giving you plenty of time to knit before warmer weather hits! (And who isn't ready for warmer weather right about now?!?!) First up, we have Modern Cotton, a blend of pima cotton and modal rayon for a perfectly soft, machine washable yarn. As you can imagine, Modern Cotton is ideal for baby and kids' garments like Squill, a cute little romper, or Bilberry, a charming little girl's dress. Modern Cotton is great for adult garments too, like the Hacek Tunic from Norah Gaughan Vol. 14!
Next up, there's Linus and Folio. Linus is a thin, tape-like yarn that is a blend of acrylic, linen, nylon, and rayon, which is wonderful for light and airy summer garments. Try it out on the Parrotfish shawl or the gorgeous top-down Careen pullover from Norah Gaughan Vol. 14. Folio is a super scrumptious blend of superfine alpaca and rayon that results in a soft and light yarn for spring and summer. We love the stunning Kurama cowl and the Sliver shawl. If garments are more your thing, check out the Nijo cropped pullover.
Linus - 6840
Linus - 6840
$8.50
Linus Careen Pullover
Linus Careen Pullover
From $42.50 to $99.95
Folio - 4548
Folio - 4548
$7.50
Folio Kurama Cowl
Folio Kurama Cowl
From $22.50 to $30.50
Also new this season are these fabulous pattern booklets from Berroco's design team! Polynesia features Captiva, Fuji, and Karma in some wonderful designs like the Papara poncho and the Napuka Skirt. Our favorites from Lake House includes Espowet, a cozy blanket, and the hippie-chic Gully pullover, both knit in Floret. Lastly is the ever-popular Norah Gaughan Vol. 14 collection with some of our favorites like the Divvy tunic knit in light and airy Cirrus. Berroco's spring lineup is as beautiful as it is functional, which is why we are sure you'll find some knitting inspiration in no time at all!
Fuji Papara Poncho
Fuji Papara Poncho
From $72.00 to $80.00
Fuji Napuka Skirt
Fuji Napuka Skirt
From $81.00 to $107.00
Floret Espowet Blanket
Floret Espowet Blanket
From $90.00 to $98.00
Cirrus Divvy Pullover
Cirrus Divvy Pullover
From $40.00 to $78.95
 
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      All Free Knitting Giveaways for Stitch Mountain!  
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Stitch Mountain Diamond Cowl Basket
The second half of February brings more giveaways, this time on AllFreeKnitting.com with designs from Laura's book, Stitch Mountain! Each of these bouquets and baskets include the yarn for the project specified and a signed copy of Stitch Mountain. Be sure to tune into AllFreeKnitting.com on these days to enter!
  • February 15, 2014: Fair Isle Ski Hat designed by Melissa LaBarre for former Champion Alpine Skier Barbara Ann Cochran
  • February 16, 2014: Rachel Roden's design Twisted-Stitch Mitts inspired by Alpine Skier Marco Sullivan
  • February 17, 2014: Double Knit Cowl designed by Gwen Bortner for Maddie Bowman X Games champion freestyle skier (image named SMrowanKH2.jpg)
  • February 18, 2014: Variegated Hat designed by Edie Eckman for X Games champion freestyle skier David Wise
  • February 19, 2014: Podium Pullover designed by Sally Melville for Nordic skier Kikkan Randall
  • February 20, 2014: Gaiter and Mittens by Lorna Miser for X Games medal-winning freestyle skier Devin Logan
  • February 21, 2014: Whimsical Ski Hat Marly Bird for Champion Alpine Skier Debbie Armstrong
  • February 22, 2014: Diamond Cowl by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich for medal-winning freestyle skier Ingrid Backstrom
  • February 23, 2014: Snowflake Hat by Terry King for pioneer big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones
  • February 24, 2014: Reversible Cable Scarf by Lorna Miser for Alice McKennis
  • February 25, 2014: Ruffle Scarf by Romi Hill for Champion mogul skier Hannah Kearney
  • February 26, 2014: Personalized Headband by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich for alpine skiing medalist Julia Mancuso
  • February 27, 2014: Slouchy Socks by Gwen Bortner for Snowboarder Elena Hight
  • February 28, 2014: Downhill Pullover by Martin Storey for World Champion in speed skiing Franz Weber
 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Plymouth Chunky Merino & Europa Tweed: Now 50% off!
We just received a huge shipment of sale yarns from Plymouth at really amazing prices! First, there is Plymouth Chunky Merino Superwash, a 100% merino wool yarn that is machine washable! This bulky weight can be knit on a US size 10 needle and boasts 109 yards per hank. The Europa Tweed is also a bulky weight yarn, but it's a single ply tweed in tonal colors that create a lot of texture! This yarn is mostly wool with a little acrylic and nylon for stability, and is oh so soft to knit with. Europa Tweed is great for accessories and warm wintery items!
Chunky Merino Superwash - 18 Red
Chunky Merino Superwash - 18 Red
Was $14.00
Now $7.00
(50% off!)
Chunky Merino Superwash - 24 Sage
Chunky Merino Superwash - 24 Sage
Was $14.00
Now $7.00
(50% off!)
Europa Tweed - 02 Aqua
Europa Tweed - 02 Aqua
Was $8.00
Now $4.00
(50% off!)
Europa Tweed - 07 Smoke
Europa Tweed - 07 Smoke
Was $8.00
Now $4.00
(50% off!)
Schulana Violon & Schoeller + Stahl Batika: Now 50% Off!
Batika is a 100% super soft microfiber (polyacrylic) DK weight that is perfect for items that you need to be machine washable. Perfect for baby and kids' items, this yarn will surprise you with its smooth and soft feel. Violon is a machine-washable super bulky yarn made up of 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, and 25% nylon for a super sturdy blend of fibers. Each of these yarns is excellent for a variety of projects at a super awesome price!
Schulana Violon - 06 Denim
Schulana Violon - 06 Denim
Was $13.50
Now $6.75
(50% off!)
Schulana Violon - 10 Cranberry
Schulana Violon - 10 Cranberry
Was $13.50
Now $6.75
(50% off!)
Schoeller+Stahl Batika - 109
Schoeller+Stahl Batika - 109
Was $6.95
Now $3.47
(50% off!)
Schoeller+Stahl Batika - 108
Schoeller+Stahl Batika - 108
Was $6.95
Now $3.47
(50% off!)
Plymouth Speedway Needles: Now 70% off!
Now you can have the smooth and fast knitting that comes with nickel-plated needles at an unbelievable price! Plymouth Speedway needles feature slick rounded tips and a pliable nylon cord with smooth joins for a truly pleasurable knitting experience. The lightweight tubular nickel plated brass means the needles are light in your hands and easy to work with quickly and efficiently. And at 70% off, we think one can definitely afford to give these needles a try!
US 10.5 - 16"
US 10.5 - 16"
Was $7.00
Now $2.10
(70% off!)
US 15 - 24"
US 15 - 24"
Was $7.00
Now $2.10
(70% off!)
US 4 - 24"
US 4 - 24"
Was $7.00
Now $2.10
(70% off!)
US 13 - 16"
US 13 - 16"
Was $7.00
Now $2.10
(70% off!)
Imperial Yarns Tracie: Now 20% Off!
Imperial Yarns are 100% made in the USA, and we just love the rustic and wooly feel of all of their yarns. Tracie is a fingering-weight that is actually a little on the heavier side, making it perfect for cozy and warm sport-weight projects. This yarn has tons of loft and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors. Tracie has sadly been discontinued, which means we are now able to offer it at a really great price! Check out one of our patterns using Tracie (and it's differently spun counterpart Tracie Too) for some easy gift ideas like the Rustic Shawl, Convertible Button Scarf, Rhombus Feather Shawl, or the Swing Cardigan!
Natural Charcoal
Natural Charcoal
Was $19.95
Now $15.95 (20% off!)
Dusty Rose
Dusty Rose
Was $19.95
Now $15.95 (20% off!)
Spring Sage
Spring Sage
Was $19.95
Now $15.95 (20% off!)
Rich Soil
Rich Soil
Was $19.95
Now $15.95 (20% off!)
Knitting Fever Flounce: Now 50% off!
For those who just can't get enough ruffles, Knitting Fever's quintessential ruffle yarn, Flounce, is now on sale! We've got plenty of great colors in stock, now at 50% off! One ball is enough for a good sized scarf or for fantastic trim for your garments. For those who haven't yet dipped their hands into this unique yarn, instructions on how to knit with it are included on the label! For those who are more visual learners, Jeanne also made a fabulous instructional video. Happy Flouncing!
28 Burgandy, Wine, Red
28 Burgandy, Wine, Red
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
29 Kiwi, Purple
29 Kiwi, Purple
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
34 Yellow, Green, Pink
34 Yellow, Green, Pink
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
33 Rust, Purple, Blue
33 Rust, Purple, Blue
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
 
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      Projects on Our Needles  
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Sara's Selkie Cape
Sara's Selkie Cape

Sara, one of our former employees, stopped by to say hello recently - and she was wearing this gorgeous FO! She bought the pattern, which is called Selkie, by Melissa Schaschwary, as a download on Ravelry. She used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky, which turned out to be the perfect yarn for this cozy project! She lengthened the body and sleeves a tiny bit to give it a longer fit, making it the ideal outer layer for winter! Thanks for sharing with us, Sara!

Penne's Fuzzy Bear Vest
Penne's Fuzzy Bear Vest

Bethany wanted to make this adorable little vest out of the Erika Knight Fur Wool for her daughter Penne, but she didn't really have a pattern. So, in true Bethany style, she just made it up as she went. Basically, she cast on stitches until the bottom edge looked like it was going to fit and then knit in the round in stockinette stitch until the vest looked long enough. Then she divided for the armholes and just kind of winged the neckline. The result is super cute and Penne really likes wearing her bear vest. She is just starting to talk and when you ask her 'What does the bear say?' she makes a 'Rawwwrr!' sound. Really cute!

For a similarly styled vest, we really love the Pebble Vest, which is quite popular on Ravelry.

Emily's Erika Knight Fur Wool Jacket
Emily's Erika Knight Fur Wool Jacket

Emily saw this jacket made with Erika Knight Fur Wool and knew a) it would suit her unique sense of style perfectly and b) it would be super warm to wear this winter! She was right on both accounts, and we just LOVE the result! It was a super-fast knit as well on US size 17 needles, it only took a few days to make; the only tricky part was seaming up the garment, since the yarn is so furry. What a fun and cute jacket pattern to make with this unusual and beautiful yarn!

Bethany's Top Down Sweater
Bethany's Top Down Sweater

Bethany started this sweater before she had her baby over two years ago and she just picked it back up, determined to wear it this winter. It was her first sweater project ever! This yarn (a discontinued worsted Lorna's Laces yarn) happens to be in her favorite Limited Edition color EVER - Caramel Pumpkin Latte. The pattern is Knitting Pure and Simple's #241 - Neck-Down V Neck Shaped Cardigan. She is so thrilled that she has it all ready to wear for her Thanksgiving trip!

Kristen's Darling Baby Soakers
Kristen's Darling Baby Soakers

Kristen saw the pattern for these a while back and queued it up should she ever need to knit little baby things. Fast forward about a year and she is now expecting a little one who will definitely make good use out of these! The pattern is called 'Darling' and can be found in the Fibre Company Baby Collection. You can purchase the e-book from their website here: The Fibre Company Baby Collection. Since we do not carry the Fiber Co Organik yarn used for these soakers, Kristen selected Malabrigo Twist as a comparable substitute. What she loves about this yarn is how soft the merino fiber is, but also that it's a multiple ply, meaning it will pill less and stand up to multiple hand washings.

Rachel's Gramps Cardigan
Rachel's Gramps Cardigan

Rachel knit this cute cardigan for Heather's new baby. The pattern is called Gramps and it's by Tin Can Knit, whose patterns are available on Ravelry. The pattern can be purchased here: Gramps Cardigan. Rachel used Rowan Cashsoft DK which has now been discontinued, but says that Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino will work as well for a similar look. Keep in mind that with a DK, you'll need to play with the needle sizes a bit to get gauge since the yarn is slightly finer. The pattern actually calls for Madelintosh Vintage, so pretty much any worsted weight yarn would work as well. She also used the cutest little sheep buttons she found at Hancock Fabrics. This cute cardigan is going to look adorable on Heather's little boy! We can't wait to see photos!

 
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      Shop News - TNNA Recap & New Taxi Toppers in Reno!  
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Leanne, our purchasing maven (yes, she gets to buy all the yarn... Best job ever!), wanted us to share some of her favorite new products from our trip to TNNA in early January! We have some awesome new stuff coming this spring, and here is a peek at some of it and what she had to say about it:
  • Reywa Bloom: "I love Reywa Fibers in general. Embrace, their flagship 100% yak yarn, is scrumptious, and the second I saw Bloom, I knew we had to have it at the store. Some of the other gals at from the shop who attended TNNA saw Bloom for the first time and asked if we could carry it... haha! It's got to be a good sign if I'm not the only one who's fallen in love with a yarn!"
  • Be Sweet Sonoma Shawl kit and Grace and Style Exclusive Color: "We had the fortune of running into Nadine, Be Sweet's founder, at the very beginning of the show, and managed to nail down the details of some ideas we'd been kicking around. We had the honor of rolling out the newest color of Grace and Style, Ruby, at the beginning of this month (exclusive to JBW for a limited time!), and on top of it came up with the perfect color combo for the ever-popular Sonoma Scarf - Ruby and Amethyst!"
  • Masham: "It is always exciting to see new yarns from Lorna's, and this one definitely didn't disappoint!" Masham is a blend of British wool and Masham wool and it takes dye just beautifully! It's a particularly "wooly wool", for the traditionalists out there; and like last year's new addition, Haymarket, it's sure to be a big hit! We are hoping to start getting it dyed in our Lorna's Limited Edition Colors soon!
  • Knitting Everyday Finery: "It was really fun to walk around the Unicorn Books booth (during the Stitch Mountain book signing) and get a refresher of all the creativity out there!" This book was requested by Kristen and she's already planning several projects out of it!
Also new around here are our Taxis, which are now roaming the streets of Reno and Sparks! We have 10 taxi cabs with advertisements for our shop on them around town. It's so neat to see them, and oh so tempting to chase them down to snag a photo! We feature some adorable pictures of Huck in his Ski Patrol Sweater (designed by Suzy Allen) from Stitch Mountain, and also some fantastic photos of Pro-Snowboarder Jayson Hale with a fun grandma, crocheting and knitting together.
Taxi Cab signs
We thought this would be such a fun way to get the word out in our area about the shop! Hope you like them, and if you are local, stop in and let us know you saw them!
 
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