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July 2014 Newsletter

 
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      Tailor-made Tosh - Americana Style  
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Tosh Dandelion - Americana Style

July is the perfect month to celebrate all things American with the 4th exclusive color in our Tailor-made Tosh series, Americana Style! You may be wondering, just what is Americana style? Well, we think it's the kind of style that makes Americans unique from one part of the country to the other. For some, it might be a plain white tee-shirt, Wranglers, and your favorite dusty pair of cowboy boots, for others it might be cut-offs, a tank top, and flip-flops. Whatever your Americana style, one thing is for sure, there is nothing more quintessentially American than wearing a bit of red, white, and blue!

This colorway features a muted (think vintage US flag) palette of this trio of colors in all of your favorite Tosh yarns! To go along with this colorway, Spark has created a special Americana set of stitch markers in red, white and blue with a cute little star charm to round out the collection. Celebrate America, and the unique styles that go with it, with this month's Tailor-made Limited Edition color from Madelinetosh!
 
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      Our Five Favorite Things about Rowan  
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Holly Pullover by Kaffe Fassett

With this weekend's Stitch Mountain Rowan Retreat kicking off on Friday, we couldn't help but take a little time to wax poetic about one of the first brands of yarn we ever carried! In fact, Rowan Big Wool is the first product group we ever added to our inventory system, and it's still active to this day! So without further ado, here are the top 5 reasons we love Rowan!

  1. Rowan yarns are eternally classic, which explains why so many have been around for over a decade! Yarns like Big Wool, Kidsilk Haze, Felted Tweed, and Handknit Cotton (among others) never seem to go out of style.

  2. Rowan yarns are super high-quality and make great stash staples. Over the years, many of us here at JBW have kept a healthy dose of Rowan in our stashes - often a sweater's worth or more! Even after these colors and yarns are long discontinued, they continue to be some of our most coveted favorites (and often elicit stash-envy from others).

  3. Rowan designs are timeless. From Rowan's twice-yearly magazine to their spectacular collections of pattern books (like the popular new Windswept Collection!) released bi-annually for Spring and Fall featuring designs from greats like Kaffe Fassett, Sarah Hatton, Martin Storey, and Marie Wallin, you are sure to find something you'll love!

  4. Rowan's color palettes are simply stunning! From great basics with broad color palettes (like Pure Wool Worsted or Kidsilk Haze) to seasonal yarns with tighter yet versatile palettes (such as All Seasons Chunky or Lima), their colors span a range of shades while still creating a cohesive collection.

  5. Rowan's commitment to tradition is unwavering. While constantly innovating and outdoing themselves, Rowan stays true to its roots. Their traditionally spun tweeds (like Rowan Tweed, Rowan Tweed Aran, and Rowan Fine Tweed) are produced in one of the few surviving mills in Yorkshire, and their British Sheep Breeds yarns (available in DK and Chunky) feature undyed fiber from strictly British breeds of sheep!
 
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Unraveled Fingering - Tangerine Speedo
Unraveled Fingering - Tangerine Speedo
$22.00
It's no secret that we love Unraveled Yarns, and of course we are over the moon that there are now 10 new colors in Unraveled Fingering! If you haven't given this amazing yarn a try yet, there's never been a better time because we also have the new Ripple Effect Shawl Kit in 6 different colorways. Each kit is packaged in a stylish Unraveled Designs and Yarn project bag and comes complete with a full skein and two half-skeins so you have just the right amount of each color to make this gorgeous wavy shawl!
Namaste Bigga' Buddy Case - Raspberry
Namaste Bigga' Buddy Case - Raspberry
$32.00
The Better Buddy Case you know and love has been supersized! Say hello to the Bigga Buddy Case, a stylish faux leather case that stores all your notions and accessories. The larger dimensions are soooo roomy...you could even fit many types of crochet hooks and double pointed needles! Metallic items stay in place thanks to the inner magnetized walls of the case-no more "finding" your sharp sewing needle while digging around for stitch markers. There's also a removable interior divider for added organization so that you can find what you need when you need it.
Cascade  Small Summer Basket
Cascade Small Summer Basket
$65.00
We've got just the thing for beating the summer heat! Grab one of our Cascade Summer Baskets and get ready to knit two summery patterns. Each kit comes with a one skein of Cascade Heritage Silk and another of Heritage Silk Paints. Use one skein for the lacy Orange Crush shawl and the other skein for the light and airy Sparkle Cowl (both free patterns from Cascade!). The kit even includes a set of Spark stitch markers so that you can easily keep your place. All this goodness comes packaged in a metal bucket that's just begging to be re-purposed as a drink cooler for your next backyard BBQ bash.
Cascade 60 Quick Luxury Knits
Cascade 60 Quick Luxury Knits
$17.95
The latest book in Cascade's 60 Quick Knits series gives knitters tons of options for projects made out of their Venezia yarn line. Venezia Worsted and Venezia Sport are both a lustrous blend of merino wool and silk that yields a soft texture with great stitch definition, an elegant sheen, and a graceful drape. The patterns in 60 Quick Luxury Knits take advantage of these amazing qualities, transposing this scrumptious yarn into shawls, hats, gloves, mitts, cowls, scarves and more!
Rauma Finullgarn - 484
Rauma Finullgarn - 484
$8.50
Love a good sheepy yarn? Then Rauma Finullgarn is for you! You might recognize this beauty from the Rauma Flower Pots... And now you can get it by the skein! This sport weight Norwegian wool is pill-resistant, has a firm hand, and is great for knitting or felting. However, Rauma's defining feature is its versatility for colorwork. Available in a range of colors, there's bound to be a palette for your tastes. Grab a copy of Fair Isle Style and jump right in to all the wooly goodness Rauma has to offer!
Francine Toukou Patterns - Sage & Beige
Francine Toukou Patterns - Sage & Beige
$7.00
Crocheters, take note of these fabulous designs from Francine Toukou! With their classic aesthetic and vintage feel, this line of patterns is chock full of everyday basics from slippers to scarves. We particularly like the versatility of the Little Red Riding Cowl and think it would look great in one of the gorgeous reds in Tosh Vintage (we like Tart or Scarlet, or Sun Rose for something truly unique). Or work up the simple yet sophisticated Chillmark Scarf in your favorite cozy worsted weight yarn. It's a quick project featuring classic rib stitching that resembles knitting. Grab your hook and get crocheting!
 
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Did you know that there are many ways to do a yarn over (YO)? We didn't either, until Terry shared her knowledge of YOs with us. In this instructional video, she shares it with you as well! Find out the various ways to knit a YO depending on whether you are knitting or purling - and the next time you need to YO, you'll be an expert!

Instructional Video - Yarnovers

 
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      New Kits in our Favorite Rowan Yarns  
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This month, we wanted to highlight some great new kits using free patterns from the Rowan website in some of our all-time favorite Rowan yarns. Topping the list of favorites is Rowan Lima, a squishy soft alpaca yarn that looks gorgeous in the all-over texture pattern of the Biscay cardigan. Pure Wool Worsted is another perennial favorite because of its easy care and full range of colors, making it a no-brainer for a variety of projects. Everything from home accessories like the Diamond Cushion to fashion accessories such as the Boyds Bag look great in Pure Wool Worsted, not to mention machine washable baby garments like the Buckthorn Cardigan!
Not to be outdone, Cocoon's subtle halo from the wool mohair combo leaves us breathless. Crocheters will love it in the Crochet Cowl Neck pullover and its interesting waist detailing, while knitters will fall for the all-over cable patterning of the Wight pullover. Another favorite in the shop is Felted Tweed, beloved for its rustic texture and varied color palette, both of which are shown off beautifully in the fair-isle Stroma legwarmers. Too warm to think about knitting sweaters and wooly socks? Look no further than Kidsilk Haze, which is a great choice for lightweight accessories like the airy Adele Gloves. Whatever the season or project, we've got tons of Rowan kits to keep your needles and hooks busy!
Rowan Cocoon Crochet Cowl Neck
Rowan Cocoon Crochet Cowl Neck
From $170.55 to $189.50
Rowan Cocoon Wight
Rowan Cocoon Wight
From $208.45 to $284.25
Rowan Felted Tweed Stroma Legwarmers
Rowan Felted Tweed Stroma Legwarmers
From $87.50 to $87.50
Rowan Kidsilk Haze Adele
Rowan Kidsilk Haze Adele
From $29.90 to $29.90
 
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Rowan Fine Art & Fine Art Aran: Now 50% Off!
We got a sweet deal on some Rowan Fine Art and Rowan Fine Art Aran, and we want to pass those savings on to you! Fine Art is a fingering weight blend of wool, nylon, kid mohair and silk that comes in scrumptious hand-painted colorways. It makes awesome socks, shawls and other accessories, such as the gorgeous Osprey Wrap. Or check out the Fine Art Aran for a worsted weight blend of wool, mohair, alpaca and silk in distinctive hand-painted colors to make a special sweater or luxurious cowls and scarves for next-to-the-skin wear. Now is a great time to scoop them up while they're 50% off!
Fine Art - 304 Raven
Fine Art - 304 Raven
Was $29.95
Now $14.95
(50% off!)
Fine Art - 306 Lapwing
Fine Art - 306 Lapwing
Was $29.95
Now $14.95
(50% off!)
Fine Art Aran - 549 Flamenco
Fine Art Aran - 549 Flamenco
Was $24.95
Now $12.45
(50% off!)
Fine Art Aran - 552 Azonto
Fine Art Aran - 552 Azonto
Was $24.95
Now $12.45
(50% off!)
All Fabric: 50% off!
We still have a ton of gorgeous fabrics at 50% off, so get 'em while they're still here! We've been busy stashing our favorite prints and planning our next projects. Sharon took advantage of the sale by stocking up on prints from the Charleston Farmhouse Collection for a quilt. Meanwhile, Erika has been in skirt-making heaven and scooped up prints from Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee and AdornIt's Crazy for Daisies. And of course Jenn couldn't resist getting some cute prints from Erin McMorris' Greenhouse Flannel collection to make receiving blankets for her first baby, due in October. Don't miss out on grabbing your favorite prints or discover some new ones before they disappear!
Felicity Miller Charleston Farmhouse - Dahlia Leaf - Sea
Felicity Miller Charleston Farmhouse - Dahlia Leaf - Sea
Was $10.50/yd
Now $4.99/yd
(52% off!)
Denyse Schmidt Chicopee - Simple Plaid - Lime
Denyse Schmidt Chicopee - Simple Plaid - Lime
Was $10.50/yd
Now $4.99/yd
(52% off!)
AdornIt Crazy for Daisies Pom-pom Dot - Gray
AdornIt Crazy for Daisies Pom-pom Dot - Gray
Was $11.00/yd
Now $5.60/yd
(49% off!)
Erin McMorris Greenhouse Flannel - Backyard Garden - Royal
Erin McMorris Greenhouse Flannel - Backyard Garden - Royal
Was $11.50/yd
Now $5.75/yd
(50% off!)
Koigu Grab Bags: 25% Off!
Here at JBW, we can't resist Koigu in any form. As Monika would say, "It's just so rainbow-tastic!" So we were delighted to receive some one-of-a-kind skeins of KPM and KPPPM at a great price. We've sorted the skeins by color family and assembled them into grab bags. While you might not know exactly what colors you'll get in your bag, you can be sure to get skeins in colorways that suit your tastes. These grab bags are great for stocking your stash or adding variety to your Beekeeper's Quilt. Or, since each bag contains 3 skeins, you've got the perfect amount to make the Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf from Churchmouse!
Koigu Grab Bags - Blues, Greens, Naturals
Koigu Grab Bags - Blues, Greens, Naturals
Was $42.00
Now $31.50
(25% off!)
Koigu Grab Bags - Oranges and Yellows
Koigu Grab Bags - Oranges and Yellows
Was $42.00
Now $31.50
(25% off!)
Koigu Grab Bags - Pinks and Purples
Koigu Grab Bags - Pinks and Purples
Was $42.00
Now $31.50
(25% off!)
Knitterly Grab Bags: 42% Off!
For the adventurous knitter, we've got some great deals on yarn grab bags from Knitterly. They're jam-packed with an assortment of classic, fancy and novelty yarns, and no two bags are exactly alike. Some of the yarns are ribbon, some are sparkly, some are muted, but they're all lovely and at a great price! Each bag contains a different number of skeins (depending on the original price) and is sorted by colorway. So grab your favorite color and get ready to knit with something extraordinary. The surprise of what you'll get and the novelty of working with something new are half the fun!
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Blues
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Blues
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Neutrals
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Neutrals
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Oranges, Yellows, Rusts
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Oranges, Yellows, Rusts
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Reds, Pinks
Knitterly Yarn Grab Bags - Reds, Pinks
Was $35.00
Now $20.00
(42% off!)
Red Heart Boutique Sashay: Now 50% Off!
Everyone's go-to ruffle yarn, Boutique Sashay from Red Heart, is now even more economically priced at 50% off! This ruffle yarn stands out from the crowd because of its subtle hint of metallic in the edge, classic mesh texture, and wide range of solid and variegated colors. You only need one skein to knit or crochet a fabulous scarf. Or try out something fun and new in the ruffle departments with the Child Sashay Yarn Skirt, a free crochet pattern available on Ravelry. Whether you're a seasoned ruffle crafter or are new to the art, you won't want to miss the opportunity to snag these skeins while they last!
Boutique Sashay - 1002 Black
Boutique Sashay - 1002 Black
Was $5.10
Now $2.55
(50% off!)
Boutique Sashay - 1560 Purple
Boutique Sashay - 1560 Purple
Was $5.10
Now $2.55
(50% off!)
Boutique Sashay - 1943 Tango
Boutique Sashay - 1943 Tango
Was $5.10
Now $2.55
(50% off!)
Boutique Sashay - 1952 Shuffle
Boutique Sashay - 1952 Shuffle
Was $5.10
Now $2.55
(50% off!)
Katia Funny, Roma, Brooklyn, & Ondas: 65-80% Off!
For ruffle yarn lovers that crave a different texture, we've got great deals on Katia yarns! Ondas is the perfect small mesh ruffle yarn, giving you more control over how tight and curly or loose and wavy your ruffles are. Or, get creative with the many knitting styles of Brooklyn, which has two wool chains connected by an open nylon netting with a furry eyelash halo. If you prefer the band construction, check out Funny and Roma. Funny takes advantage of different stitch sizes in the band to make a nifty woven effect while Roma has an artful configuration of multicolored zigzags. However you like your ruffles, Katia has a yarn on sale for you!
Ondas - 99 Dk Purples
Ondas - 99 Dk Purples
Was $12.00
Now $4.20
(65% off!)
Brooklyn - 59 Maroon
Brooklyn - 59 Maroon
Was $25.00
Now $6.25
(75% off!)
Funny - 62 Siennas
Funny - 62 Siennas
Was $20.00
Now $4.00
(80% off!)
Roma - 44 Greys, Black
Roma - 44 Greys, Black
Was $25.00
Now $6.25
(75% off!)
 
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Sara's Hitofude Cardigan
Sara's Hitofude Cardigan

Sara saw our post about this pattern on Facebook and immediately brought her gorgeous finished cardigan in to show off! She knit her version in Tosh Mo Light in Jade (Tosh Mohair Light, a special edition only available directly from Tosh, similar to Tosh Merino Light but with a little mohair added in), and since the original pattern calls for Tosh Merino Light, it was a perfect fit! For a summery version, you could also use Tosh's new yarn, Dandelion, which has just a touch of linen. Sara said that the pattern is really well written and has a unique and intuitive construction that allows for knitting the garment all in one piece! The Hitofude Cardigan pattern can be purchased as a PDF directly from the designer on Ravelry. Nice work, Sara!

Jenny's Baby Lush Cardigan
Jenny's Baby Lush Cardigan

Jenny recently knit the baby version of the Lush Cardigan from Tin Can Knit's Handmade in the UK book. Here is what she said about the project: "This was a really quick and satisfying knit. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out! The pattern was very well written and easy to follow, resulting in an adorable wee cardigan for my friends little babe. Tosh DK is, like always, a dream to knit with and Courbet's Green is the perfect springtime/summer colorway. The Dragonfly Buttons are from Renaissance & Blue Moon Buttons and they just arrived to the shop this past week or so. They have a silver finish and they are just perfect for this sweater, and just in time, too! No modifications to the pattern. I used regular t-pins to block the lace panel and I cast off all of the edges with size 5 needles."

Baby Olive's Yoked Cardigan
Baby Olive's Yoked Cardigan

Kristen's mom, Ellen, made this darling little cardigan for Miss Olive who is due to arrive in July 2014! This version of Knitbot's Yoked Cardigan was knit with just one skein of Tosh Merino in Napoli (a discontinued color that is similar to Citrus.) The cute vintage turquoise colored buttons came from Kristen's personal button stash. Ellen says that this little knit was a fun and quick project that is super simple for an advanced beginner level knitter!

Erika's Enrejado Shawl
Erika's Enrejado Shawl

Erika knit this gorgeous shawl out of Malabrigo Silky Merino in color #429 Cape Cod Grey. The pattern is from Malabrigo Book 4. She knit the full size wrap, which turned out just lovely! Nice work, Erika!

Baby Olive's 'In Threes' Cardi
Baby Olive's 'In Threes' Cardi

Diana knit this adorable little baby cardigan in Tosh Vintage for Kristen's impending arrival, Olive. She made it to match Kristen's Tea Leaves Cardigan that she knit in the same color of Tosh Vintage several years ago. The result is absolutely adorable, and Kristen can't wait to wear her sweater to match with Olive's this coming winter! The In Threes Baby and Kids Cardigan can be purchased as a PDF directly from the designer on Ravelry.

 
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      JBW In-Focus  
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Our Stitch Mountain retreat with Rowan (and Sarah Hatton!) starts tomorrow, and we are busily preparing for everyone's arrival! These goody bags, which each attendee will receive, are full of some seriously amazing stuff, especially the three projects worth of yarn courtesy of Rowan! Here is a little sneak peek!

What's in our Retreat Goody Bags!

 
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