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January 2014 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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      Lorna's Laces Limited Edition "Bated Breath"  
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LLE January 2014 - Bated Breath


After last year's Downton-mania, we couldn't leave you all hanging! So just in time for the release of Season 4 of Downton Abbey, we've created another fantastic Limited Edition color for you all! We are kicking off 2014 with "Bated Breath", a color that is inspired by the men of Downton, particularly Mr. Bates (although the color is perfectly gender neutral in so many ways.) We love how the deep green, icy blue, chocolate, pewter, and dusky colors all meld together into one perfectly Downton hue. This color was designed by Kristen, who designed and led last year's Downton Abbey Mystery KAL to knit Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets, and who has some fun plans for you this year as well. (See the next section for more info on this year's KAL.)

We'd also like to introduce a new yarn into the Lorna's Limited Edition fold! Many of you may not know that Lorna's also hand-dyes some of Bijou Basin Ranch's yarns for them. Well, we've asked Lorna's and Bijou Basin if we could begin carrying Bijou Bliss in our LLE color each month, and they said yes! So now we've brought this delicious Cormo wool and yak down blend into our LLE offerings and we couldn't be more delighted! Kristen even designed the quick 1-skein "Blissful Mitts" fingerless mitt project to help you follow your bliss!

Also, Olivia (our bouquet making master!), has created 10 gorgeous "Bated Breath" Bouquets for your enjoyment.

"Bated Breath" 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, Sportmate, and Bijou Basin Ranch's Bijou Bliss!
 
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      Downton Abbey KAL: A New Kind of Mystery KAL (and a Throwback to College)!  
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Downton Knit-Along 2014


Starting with merely a basic shawl pattern, this truly mysterious KAL is based on the film drinking games of our college years. The difference is that in this case we're taking a more productive approach: instead of drinking when something happens on Season 4 of Downton Abbey, we're knitting a specific stitch pattern into our shawl! (Of course, we wouldn't blame you for pouring a glass of wine or drink to enjoy with your project and Downton, but all we'll be focused on is the knitting!!)

The Details:

- The final design of our shawl will be based on the events and dialogue of each episode of Downton Abbey, Season 4 (yes, we have a BBC connection and have watched/studied it already)!

- On the morning before each episode airs on PBS, you will receive a set of directions for that evening's episode.
   o There will be 2 options specified in the directions: one for beginners and one for intermediate knitters.
   o Your directions could be something along the lines of: "When Bates sneezes, knit 4 rows of seed stitch." (Or something like that!)

- The rules are designed so that rarer events require more complicated or laborious stitch patterns.

- For those of you that didn't or couldn't watch, we'll release the "stitch pattern key" to the episode the day after the show airs.

Timeline and Materials:

- Friday, Jan 3rd: we'll release the basic shawl pattern instructions on our blog.

- Sunday, Jan 5th: Episode #1 rules are released on our blog. Rules for episodes #2-8 will be posted each Sunday morning thereafter.

- Materials Needed: We'll be using 2 hanks of Lorna's Laces Honor in the "Bated Breath" color, but you can also use 550 yds of any DK weight yarn with lots of drape.

- Needles: US size 7 / 4.5mm 40" circular needles

Sound fun? Be sure to check in and join the Jimmy Beans Wool Ravelry Group and watch the JBW Blog!
 
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      Products to go with your Downton Abbey Yarn  
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Louisa Harding Luzia - 04 Emerald
Louisa Harding Luzia - 04 Emerald
$21.95
There's nothing like a little fur, faux fur that is, to keep your neck warm in the winter. The Luzia yarn from Louisa Harding looks similar to the fur on the collar of Mary's riding jacket (in Downton Abbey, of course). With this yarn you can knit a faux fur collar or even a sweater with all the look and feel of the real thing! We love the look of this yarn and it's so fun as a smaller accent accessory like a collar, capelet, or scarf as shown in the Luzia Book by Louisa Harding.
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock - Christmas at Downton
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock - Christmas at Downton
$24.50
If you missed out on last year's color, or maybe you want a little more, we've got plenty in stock for you to snag! This limited edition color was SO popular in fact that we now carry it year-round in every Lorna's Laces weight. If you prefer to make a matching shawl in the KAL to go along with last year's Gauntlets, Christmas at Downton in Honor is the way to go!
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits
$14.99
Want even more 1920's style inspiration to get you through Season 4? Check out Piece Work's The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits magazine for some truly inspired knits! These designs range from elegantly decadent to wonderfully simple with designs for upstairs, downstairs, and everyone in between!
Jacqueline Jewelry Kit - Silver and Gold
Jacqueline Jewelry Kit - Silver and Gold
$31.90
Andi Javori and Stacy Charles recently collaborated on this gorgeous beaded necklace and bracelet set inspired by jewelry from the 1920s. Stacy saw some lovely jewelry in a vintage shop that he thought would translate well into knitted pieces, and boy was he right! The Limited Edition Jaqueline Jewelry Kit was created especially for our holiday collection, but it's perfect for celebrating Season 4 of Downton with a bit of upstairs flair!
Be Sweet Grace & Style - Bronze
Be Sweet Grace & Style - Bronze
$14.00
Mohair, bamboo, and glitter! Oh my! The new Be Sweet Grace & Style yarn is simply stunning, and perfect for a Downton-inspired wrap or top. Available in four beautiful neutral hues with a bit of glitz, Grace & Style is nothing short of timeless glam.
Jul Shawl Sticks - Twig
Jul Shawl Sticks - Twig
$20.00
The elegant new shawl sticks from JUL are simply stunning and would look awesome on your Downton KAL Shawl! The Twig is Olivia's favorite shawl stick, but Jeanne absolutely loves the Alpaca. These shawl sticks are cast in white bronze and have a sleek look that is perfect for adorning any knitted shawl or wrap!
 
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      Artyarns Sampler Palettes  
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Artyarns Palette Sampler


Have you ever wanted to try out Artyarns' stunning yarn but can't decide which one to choose? Well, we've got you covered! Now you can try 10 different kinds of their yarn for the price of one, and as a bonus, you get an exclusive knit scarf pattern designed by Iris Schreier, the owner of Artyarns, to make with your mini-skeins! Each Artyarns Sampler comes arranged on a cute painter's palette ready to be knit or crocheted into something lovely! Each sampler set comes with a secret code to download your free pattern!

Looking for more yarns to sample? Check out our other available sampler sets below. Have suggestions for samplers we should create? Please let us know!!!
 
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      Travel Baskets/Kits  
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Knitting Travel Set


Are you a knitter or crocheter who likes to travel, or know one who does? Then we've got the perfect gift set for you! Our Travel Gift Sets contain all of the supplies you need for traveling, including a small project to take along with you! The set also contains a set of Denise2Go needles (knit or crochet), a Knitter's Tool Tin (which works for crocheters, too!), and a few other tools we've found we can't live without on the road. The entire set is contained in a see-through Namaste Oh-Snap Pouch that fits easily in a suitcase or carry-on. The travel set is available in either a knit or crochet version to suit anyone's needs!

Looking for some other gift ideas? Check out our new Gift Ideas page on our website!
 
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      Sale Section  
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Select Rowan Yarns: Now 50% Off!
Just in time for all of your holiday shopping, we have tons of discontinued Rowan yarns and colors at 50% off! There are pages and pages of yarns in the Rowan Sale Section on our site, but some of our favorites include All Seasons Cotton, Creative Linen, Kidsilk Creation, Savannah, Siena 4 ply, and so much more! Plus, check out our huge range of Rowan Books on sale as well! Treat yourself this holiday season to gorgeous Rowan yarns at half off!
Alpaca Cotton - 407 Smoked Salmon
Alpaca Cotton - 407 Smoked Salmon
Was $12.50
Now $6.25
(50% off!)
Creative Linen - 628 Ochre
Creative Linen - 628 Ochre
Was $14.95
Now $7.45
(50% off!)
Panama - 311 Hibiscus
Panama - 311 Hibiscus
Was $10.95
Now $5.45
(50% off!)
Purelife Revive - 460 Quartz
Purelife Revive - 460 Quartz
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
Universal Yarns Classic Shades Solid & Eden Silk: Now 33-46% Off!
Looking for some great basics to stock up your stash? Check out these new offerings from Universal Yarns! The Classic Shades Solids are a single ply aran weight that are super soft and machine washable to boot! The Eden Silk is a gorgeous blend of merino wool and silk creating the perfect, soft DK weight yarn for sweaters and accessories!
Eden Silk - 03 Tangerine
Eden Silk - 03 Tangerine
Was $7.50
Now $4.00
(47% off!)
Eden Silk - 16 Moss
Eden Silk - 16 Moss
Was $7.50
Now $4.00
(47% off!)
Classic Shades Solids - 610 Slate Grey
Classic Shades Solids - 610 Slate Grey
Was $5.70
Now $3.80
(33% off!)
Classic Shades Solids - 608 Turquoise
Classic Shades Solids - 608 Turquoise
Was $5.70
Now $3.80
(33% off!)
Be Sweet Medium Boucle & Marbled Mohair: Now 30% Off!
New sale yarns from Be Sweet make your next project that much sweeter! The Marbled Mohair yarn is a fun and textured thick and thin yarn that is a blend of wool and mohair. Knit chunky textured cowls or scarves with this fun fiber for a super unique look! For a lighter, more airy feel, check out the Medium Boucle Mohair. Even though this yarn is technically a heavy worsted and can be knit on larger needles, it's light as air and creates gorgeous shawls and scarves. Either way you go, you are sure to love these great deals from Be Sweet!
Medium Boucle - Camel
Medium Boucle - Camel
Was $26.00
Now $18.20
(30% off!)
Medium Boucle - Sage
Medium Boucle - Sage
Was $26.00
Now $18.20
(30% off!)
Marbled Mohair - Wild Berries
Marbled Mohair - Wild Berries
Was $26.00
Now $18.20
(30% off!)
Marbled Mohair -Grey, Brown
Marbled Mohair -Grey, Brown
Was $26.00
Now $18.20
(30% 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 weights. 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 its differently spun counterpart Tracie Too) for some easy gift ideas like the Rustic Shawl, Convertible Button Scarf, Rhombus Feather Shawl, or the Swing Cardigan!
Charcoal Natural
Charcoal Natural
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!)
Noro Koromo, Nadeshiko, and Takeuma: Now 20-25% Off!
Angora, Wool, Silk, Cotton, and brilliant color galore is what you can expect from these awesome Noro sale yarns! Noro is known for its amazing fiber compositions, textures, and stunning bright and subtle color changes that wow you every single time. From the subtle color changes in Takeuma to the brighter transitions of Koromo, and the fuzzy angora softness of Nadeshiko, there is a little something for everyone! Yarns like these rarely go on sale, so it's a great opportunity to stock up while you can. This gorgeous triple-threat of awesome yarns isn't likely to last long around these parts!
Koromo - 02  Mauve, Lilac, Violet, Purple, Limoncello
Koromo - 02 Mauve, Lilac, Violet, Purple, Limoncello
Was $11.95
Now $8.95
(25% off!)
Takeuma - 07 Purple, Brown, Natural
Takeuma - 07 Purple, Brown, Natural
Was $11.95
Now $8.95
(25% off!)
Nadeshiko - 25 Green, White, Wine, Olive
Nadeshiko - 25 Green, White, Wine, Olive
Was $24.95
Now $19.95
(20% off!)
Nadeshiko - 12 Black, Grey, Caramel
Nadeshiko - 12 Black, Grey, Caramel
Was $24.95
Now $19.95
(20% off!)
3 Sisters Papillon Fabric: Now 20% Off!
Inspired by a vintage 1860s quilt from a European antique market, 3 Sisters Papillon fabric is stunning in prints and colors that are sure to inspire. The dramatic Jacobean rose-adorned florals are complimented by the occasional Papillon, which is French for butterfly. Paired with delicate botanical prints in the quilt's original palette of pale, dusty pinks and aquas with faded red and stone accents, Papillon captures all the splendor of a lush garden estate. And there's even a Free Quilt Pattern from Moda to accompany these lovely prints, or use some to make some more of your own project bags!
Butterfly Etchings - Aqua
Butterfly Etchings - Aqua
Was $10.50/yd
Now $8.35/yd
(20% off!)
Leaves & Rosebuds - Blush
Leaves & Rosebuds - Blush
Was $10.50/yd
Now $8.35/yd
(20% off!)
Faded Garden - Ivory
Faded Garden - Ivory
Was $10.50/yd
Now $8.35/yd
(20% off!)
Rose Arbor - Stone
Rose Arbor - Stone
Was $10.50/yd
Now $8.35/yd
(20% off!)
 
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