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December 2014 Limited Edition Newsletter

 
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      Lorna's Limited Edition Colorway - Edith's Secret  
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Lorna's Laces Limited Edition December 2014


Another year has passed and for the month of December we just couldn't resist creating the perfect bookend to 2014's Lorna's Limited Edition colors with another inspired by the one and only Downton Abbey.

Edith's Secret pays homage to the much forgotten middle sister (poor Edith!) on this ever-popular BBC drama. If you saw last season, you'll know that Edith has a pretty big secret she is keeping from the family, and surely you are dying to know what will happen with her this year! We are too, which is why we asked Kristen (our head Downton Abbey enthusiast) to create this color of various shades of rose, pinks, and cranberry with a splash of deep purple and taupe.

Of course we also couldn't resist planning yet another fantastic Mystery Knit-a-Long to go along with this stunning color (see below for all of the details!) What better way to kick off Season 5 of this epic period drama than with yarn!?!?!

Edith's Secret is available in all of your favorite Lorna's Laces bases, including:
 
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      Downton Abbey MKAL 3.0!  
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Downton Abbey Mystery Knit-A-Long 2015
This year's Downton Abbey Mystery KAL is sure to be the best yet!
For the third year in a row, Kristen has cooked up a seriously stunning design - this year, it's a shawl using two colors of Lorna's Laces Solemate. One skein is Edith's Secret (of course) paired with your choice of complementary colors: Buckingham Fountain (Kristen's pick), Old Rose, Manzanita, Grand Street Ink, or Farwell.
The MKAL will begin on Sunday, January 4th and will run for 7 weeks during Season 5 of Downton Abbey.
Are you in? Head straight over to Ravelry to join the KAL and get a first peek at what is in store for this year's KAL (and cast on for your gauge swatch while you are at it!)
Need more info? Check out Kristen's post on her Blog at Marinade Designs, and the JBW Ravelry Group for all of the details and more info on the yarn and colors! Be sure to snag your yarn for the KAL soon though... As with the past MKALs, this limited edition color is sure to go fast! And to make your shopping trip with us even easier - check out one of our pre-made MKAL kits with a pattern download code included!

We know you love Spark Stitch Markers, and as you can see, we couldn't help but ask Leticia to work her magic and create an extra special set to coordinate with Edith's Secret. These sets aren't required for the MKAL, but we think they'd make it all the more fun! ;)

 
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      Top 5 Last-Minute Knitted Gifts for the Holidays  
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It's that time again: the countdown to Christmas and holiday gift-giving is upon us! Make things easy on yourself this year with one of these last-minute holiday gifts. They're meant to be speedy and fun, so you can get them off your needles and gift-wrapped before you can say "Kris Kringle"!
Two of Sandy's Pembroke Shawls
Brown Sheep Burly Spun Pembroke Shawl
Brown Sheep Burly Spun Pembroke Shawl
From $38.80 to $44.80
1. Love the look of a lace shawl but think you don't have time to finish one? Think again! Andrea Rangel's Pembroke Shawl is knit in a bulky weight yarn for a super-fast knit. Just ask our Sandy: she's made four already in Malabrigo Chunky, Koigu Bulky, Madelinetosh Home and Tahki Montana Print (a super affordable sale yarn)! Go the way of Sandy, or try Rowan Big Wool Colour or Brown Sheep Burly Spun!
Dull Roar Patterns - Bivouac
Dull Roar Patterns - Bivouac
$6.00
2. Every head needs a hat, and the adorable caps from Dull Roar Designs are perfect for one-of-a-kind gifts! The Bivouac Hat takes just one skein of a worsted weight yarn like Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, Cascade Pacific Color Wave, or Berroco Vintage - choose a color for each person on your list and make a rainbow of them! Or cast on for the Rooty Hat - kids young and old will love the earflaps and braided tassels! It takes 2 or 3 colors of worsted weight yarn - dig into your stash and use up those leftovers you've been saving!
Pam Powers Knits Patterns - Austin Boot Liners & Mitts
Pam Powers Knits Patterns - Austin Boot Liners & Mitts
$7.00
3. Pam Powers has both hands and feet covered with the Austin Boot Liners & Mitts. The small Boot Liners or the Mitts would take just one skein of fingering weight yarn, like hand-dyed Vice Paradigm, or, for a bit of extra sparkle, Anzula Nebula!
Swans Island Patterns - Spindrift Cowl
Swans Island Patterns - Spindrift Cowl
$5.00
4. Intrigued by the idea of an all-American-made project? With just one hank of Swans Island All American Worsted, a beautiful blend of Rambouillet wool and alpaca that's made in America from sheep to skein, you can create a gorgeous Spindrift Cowl! This quick knit makes a wonderful neckwarmer and a great gift!
Blue Sky Alpacas Hat, Sock, and Mitten Patterns - Mitini Mitts
Blue Sky Alpacas Hat, Sock, and Mitten Patterns - Mitini Mitts
$8.00
5. If you want to use luxury fibers without breaking the bank, check out the Mittini Mitts! Each pair takes just 100 yards of fingering weight yarn. That's just one ball of delicious Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Petites! These little gloves are perfect handwarmers and ideal stocking stuffers!
 
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      Jimmy's Guide to Giving: Madelinetosh Gifts!  
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Beans wearing their favorite Tosh Gifts!


Don't let holiday stress get you down - make life easy with some ready-made gifts from Jimmy's Guide to Giving! In just a few clicks, you'll have everyone on your list taken care of and can relax by the fire with a cup of cocoa in no time.

Take our carefully selected gifts from perennial favorite Madelinetosh: our favorite is the Dandelion Bouquet!
Many of our Beans have knit up the gorgeous Ripple Effect Shawl by our very own Rachel of Unraveled Designs, and these bouquets include everything you need to make one part of your wardrobe, too! Each bouquet includes three skeins of Dandelion (a heathery, light blend of superwash merino with a touch of linen) in three colors for the shawl, plus a download code for the shawl pattern. If you prefer pure wool, we also have the bouquets available in Tosh Merino Light!Madelinetosh Dandelion Bouquet - Spectrum
Madelinetosh Dandelion Bouquet - Spectrum
$90.00
Tower of Tosh - Tosh DK Vishnu
Tower of Tosh - Tosh DK Vishnu
$125.00
For the serious Madelinetosh lover (and maybe it's you!), we've got Towers of Tosh, the ultimate gift box full of yarn and goodies! Each three-box tower contains three skeins of Madelinetosh DK - enough for the classic Mara Shawl (pattern also included), plus US 7 circular needles, a stunning silver Jul shawl stick, a full pack of stitch markers, and two Eucalan Wrapture single use packets for soaking and blocking the shawl when it's done!
If you're new to Madelinetosh or just want to taste the Tosh rainbow, try our Tosh Tea Cakes! Each adorable pastry box comes packed with twelve sample cakes of Madelinetosh yarn, 15 yards each. The Tosh DK Tea Cakes come with a download code for the Modicum Hat by Rachel of Unraveled Designs, which uses all of the colors in the box in a genius and fun colorwork pattern! The Tosh TML Tea Cakes kits come with twelve 20-yard samples of Tosh Merino Light, plus a pattern download code for the matching Modicum Mitts. Grab both and make the set!Tosh DK Tea Cakes - Mojito Mint Green
Tosh DK Tea Cakes - Mojito Mint Green
$29.95
 
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Swans Island December Birthstone Bouquet - Small
Swans Island December Birthstone Bouquet - Small
$80.00
December babies, it's finally your turn - Swans Island December Birthday Bouquets are here! Knit up your very own luxurious Silver Birch Cowl with this bouquet of gorgeous Swans Island Swans Island EcoWash DK yarn in the exquisite Tanzanite color representative of the light blue December birthstone. The small bouquet includes three skeins of EcoWash DK and three exclusive jeweled Anna Bee stitch markers to match, and the large bouquet includes five skeins of the yarn and five stitch markers. Both sizes include the cowl pattern, so just grab your needles and you'll be knitting in no time!
Tin Can Knits - Road Trip
Tin Can Knits - Road Trip
$27.60
We just can't get enough of Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits. Their designs for both kids and adults are always spot-on and fun to knit! Now they're having even more fun with their newest book: Road Trip! It's a collection of fourteen fabulous designs for the whole family, each one inspired by the open road and accompanied by notes about its inspiration. We can't wait to take a road trip right from our knitting chairs with this wonderful new collection!
Classic Elite Pattern Books - 1411 North River
Classic Elite Pattern Books - 1411 North River
$16.95
Give your winter projects a classic, tweedy look with new Classic Elite Tiverton Tweed! This worsted weight alpaca/wool blend knits up quickly into soft and heathery sweaters, hats, and scarves to keep the winter chill off. The flecks of bright colors in these timeless neutrals keep things interesting and give the final product a softly marled appearance. Cast on for one of the trendy patterns in the new North River book by Classic Elite Yarns.
Knit Collage Cast Away - Seaglass Sparkle
Knit Collage Cast Away - Seaglass Sparkle
$36.00
When we want a truly unique yarn, we turn to Knit Collage - their handspun creations always catch eyes and garner compliments! Cast Away is no different; this thick-and-thin wonder knits up quickly on size US 11-15 needles and is filled with softly marled colors. And now, we have the new Sparkle colors in stock! These special skeins include a touch of sparkly silver spun right in to make your project really stand out! Grab up a skein or two for a special hat or scarf!
Interweave Crochet Magazine - Home - Special Issue 2015
Interweave Crochet Magazine - Home - Special Issue 2015
$14.99
It's a crochet extravaganza from the folks at Interweave Press! Grab your copy of new Interweave Crochet Home Magazine - you'll never guess that this slim volume contains 35 new crochet patterns! From garments for both men and women, to imaginative and decorative projects for the home, this special issue will have your fingers itching to get your hook on a new afghan, pillow cover, or toy. Many of the projects are quick and perfect for holiday giving, too!
Hand Made Project Bag - Bloomsbury - Aquamarine
Hand Made Project Bag - Bloomsbury - Aquamarine
$9.00
Looking for a unique way to wrap those holiday gifts? How Jimmy Beans Wool Handmade Project Bags?! Each one is made from quality cotton fabric by our Jimmy Beans team. They close with a drawstring for a simple and time-saving way to wrap all of your holiday gifts that will leave you wondering, "Why didn't I think of this before?"! And best of all, your recipient has a beautiful bag that they can use again and again!
 
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      New Skacel Magalog!  
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Reversible Scarves from Skacel


It's a magazine... it's a catalog... it's a Magalog! The new Skacel Magalog defies conventional labels, but one thing we know for sure is that this volume is absolutely packed with eye candy, from Skacel yarns and knitting products to pictures of the gorgeous designs you can knit with them, and best of all, free patterns! Flip through and find the perfect thing to knit for that special someone, or knitting-related gifts that will have everyone excited to dig into their stockings! Many of the projects are sold as kits, meaning that with a simple click you can have your shopping done in no time flat!


One of the most exciting features of the Magalog is the arrival of new HiKoo Kenzington yarn, the bulky-weight brother to the HiKoo Kenzie you already love! This lush, luxurious blend of 60% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Alpaca, and 5% Silk Noils is perfect for warm and squishy winter knits. The chainette construction means it's extra durable, yet lightweight, and the silk noils add a rustic, tweedy look. And the Magalog includes a free pattern for a reversible cowl that takes full advantage of the beauty of this yarn, plus there's an additional free pattern on the Skacel website for an adorable, customizable toddler cardigan!
Skacel Vest
Super Cute Sock Puppets!


If you'd like to see some of the fantastic creations from the Magalog in person and you're in the Reno area, stop by the Jimmy Beans Wool Retail Shop for a peek at the Skacel Magalog Trunk Show! It's here for a limited time (through December 7th!) and if you haven't seen it yet, it's a sight to behold... and hold - get your hands on some of these great projects (including the Caribou Blanket!) and get inspired for some holiday knitting!

Attention all you local customers: the December Project of the Month class is the Cushy Reversible Cable Loop or Scarf featured in the top picture in Red and Yellow and Dark Blue and Light Blue. If you're interested in picking up some new skills before the new year, be sure to sign up! Learn more about this class online, stop by the shop, or give us a call. We'd love to see you there!

 
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      Sale Section  
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Lopi Einband Lace - 50% off!
We have a special treat in stock for you pure wool lovers... Lopi Einband Lace! This 100% pure Icelandic wool is everything you'd expect from an unadulterated, traditional fiber: great stitch definition, a beautiful rustic quality, and a gorgeous bloom once it's wet-blocked. The fingering weight single-ply is perfect for light shawls, Fair Isle colorwork, and more. And there are 40 colors to choose from! Get it while it's here, because we can't stock more at this great price!
Lopi Einband - 0047 Crimson
Lopi Einband - 0047 Crimson
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Lopi Einband - 0010 Denim Heather
Lopi Einband - 0010 Denim Heather
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Lopi Einband - 1766 Orange
Lopi Einband - 1766 Orange
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Lopi Einband - 9103 Dark Grey Heather
Lopi Einband - 1763 Green
Was $7.99
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Rowan Sale Yarns - 50% off!
The Great Rowan Sale has hit Jimmy Beans! We've got some of your favorite Rowan yarns at unbeatable prices. Summerspun is a beautiful wool and cotton blend that creates a marled, subtly striped fabric. Lucky for you, certain discontinued colors are now 50% off! Tumble is wonderful for quick winter accessories - this alpaca blend is sure to keep you warm in the chilliest weather! And for a quick but beautiful gift, try a ruffle scarf made from Kidsilk Creation. You can knit, crochet, or even use your fingers to make an easy scarf that anyone would love to wear!
Rowan Summerspun - 123 Victoria
Rowan Summerspun - 123 Victoria
Was $12.50
Now $6.25
(50% off!)
Rowan Tumble - 565 - Bon Bon
Rowan Tumble - 565 - Bon Bon
Was $19.95
Now $9.95
(50% off!)
Rowan Kidsilk Creation - 004 Candy Girl
Rowan Kidsilk Creation - 004 Candy Girl
Was $27.95
Now $13.95
(50% off!)
Rowan Kidsilk Creation - 005 Jelly
Rowan Kidsilk Creation - 005 Jelly
Was $27.95
Now $13.95
(50% off!)
Regia Sale Yarn - 50% off!
If you love Regia as much as we do, you'll want to take advantage of these great sale yarns! Regia Lace is a subtly self-striping color wonder with over 600 yards to the ball, enough for an entire shawl! For a treat for your feet, make up a pair of socks for your favorite soccer fan in bright and colorful Regia World Ball Color! And don't forget the fun, self-striping and sweat-wicking Regia Cotton Horizont - it's perfect for everything from socks to lightweight summer garments!
Schachenmayr Regia Lace - 6585 Emerald
Schachenmayr Regia Lace - 6585 Emerald
Was $15.95
Now $7.95
(50% off!)
Schachenmayr Regia World Ball Color - 2615 Madrid
Schachenmayr Regia World Ball Color - 2615 Madrid
Was $14.95
Now $7.45
(50% off!)
Schachenmayr Regia Cotton Horizont - 6400
Schachenmayr Regia Cotton Horizont - 6400
Was $13.95
Now $6.95
(50% off!)
Schachenmayr Regia Cotton Horizont - 6404
Schachenmayr Regia Cotton Horizont - 6404
Was $13.95
Now $6.95
(50% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 40% off!
Chunky accessories are in this season, and now you can knit them up quickly and economically with on-sale Plymouth Essex! Each hank is 98 yards of pure wool, super-bulky goodness just waiting to be made up into warm and snuggly ear warmers, cowls, and more. The unique construction, featuring one bulky, variegated strand plied with a smaller, solid-color strand, knits up into a thick fabric that's both subtly striped and marled. And now it's only $7.20 per hank!
Plymouth Essex - 2000 Abba
Plymouth Essex - 2000 Abba
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 2204 Cinderella
Plymouth Essex - 2204 Cinderella
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 2205 Genesis
Plymouth Essex - 2205 Genesis
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 2208 Kiss
Plymouth Essex - 2208 Kiss
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Offhand Designs bags - from 16% off!
It comes around only once in a while: an Offhand Designs sale! These special, one-of-a-kind bags are made by hand in Oakland, California, of designer fabrics and high-quality hardware, meaning they are meant to be cherished for many years! The Marcella has a square, "doctor's frame" closure and is packed with pockets to store all your knitting essentials in style! The Scottie is a spacious shoulder bag with a clasp closure with plenty of room for whatever you need to take with you. It has both long and short straps for multiple carrying options!
Offhand Designs Marcella - Hippodrome
Offhand Designs Marcella - Hippodrome
Was $250.00
Now $210.00
(16% off!)
Offhand Designs Marcella - Marmara
Offhand Designs Marcella - Marmara
Was $250.00
Now $210.00
(16% off!)
Offhand Designs Scottie - Izmir
Offhand Designs Scottie - Izmir
Was $220.00
Now $180.00
(18% off!)
Offhand Designs Scottie - Ravenna
Offhand Designs Scottie - Ravenna
Was $220.00
Now $180.00
(18% off!)
 
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      JBW In-Focus - Laura's NYT Blog  
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Social Media in the NYT Blog


As many of you know, Jimmy Beans Wool was built from the ground up by Laura and Doug with plenty of hard work, determination, and the use of social media before that term became a buzz word. In her new blog series, On Social Media, for the New York Times Online "You're the Boss" blog, Laura describes how they used their knowledge of the limited online platforms available at the time combined with key aspects of the blossoming Jimmy Beans website to help grow the business into the "Local Yarn Shop Online" that it is today. Click over and read about their journey and what they're doing now!
 
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