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Yarn-mas 2014 - All Days

 
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      The Twelve Days of Yarn-mas!  
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What is Yarn-mas, you ask? Gather round ye knitters, and we'll tell you a tale of how Yarn-mas came to be...

Caroling beans singing the 12 days of Yarn-mas!


Born from the Spreadsheet of Dreams (our ever-growing wish list of hand dyers and yarn companies... many of them recommendations from you, our awesome customers!), Yarn-mas is a magical time of year when all of your wildest fiber-filled dreams come true!
Modeled after the classic Christmas carol, the Twelve Days of Christmas, Yarn-mas features a dozen custom colorways created by some of those coveted companies on our wish list as part of an extra-special, one-of-a-kind collection.

That's right! Twelve yarns from twelve companies we don't currently stock all rolled into one fiber-rific event! One color will be released per day of Yarn-mas, which starts today, December 1st, and runs through December 12th. We only have a very limited amount of each color available, so be sure to grab your favorites before they disappear.

If you don't want to miss anything, check the JBW home page every day for the announcement of each day's color, tune in to Facebook, Ravelry, Instagram and Twitter for extra info, or just keep hitting refresh on JimmyBeansWool.com/Yarnmas2014.

And don't forget to check out our complete yarn-tastic version (yep, all twelve days in one go!) of this classic carol - we couldn't resist! Merry Yarn-mas to all, and to all, a yarny life!
 
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      On the First day of Yarn-mas... Loft from Brooklyn Tweed  
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Brooklyn Tweed - Ok, so we know that Brooklyn Tweed isn't a hand-dye company, but we've been pining for their yarn from the moment we first laid eyes on its tweedy softness (not to mention that we have a serious knit-crush on Jared Flood...but who doesn't?)

The stars have yet to align for the day we can carry Brooklyn Tweed yarns all the time, but by some Yarn-mas miracle, they were generous enough to send us a small batch of Loft in a lovely neutral shade called Woodsmoke. It's perfect to make some of Brooklyn Tweed's gorgeous shawl patterns like the Guernsey Triangle, Lumen, or Sempervivum - all of which take just 2-3 skeins! Let's just hope that the staff here at JBW left enough to share with you all!
As you can see in the photo, Jenny really loves her Lumen shawl (albeit hers was made with a different yarn, she now wants another one with Loft...)!
Jenny and her Lumen shawl
 
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      2nd Day of Yarn-mas - A Hundred Ravens Iachos: Turtle Doves  
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Second Day of Yarn-mas: A Hundred Ravens!


On the 2nd day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Turtle Doves from A Hundred Ravens in Iachos!
A Hundred Ravens Iachos - Turtle Doves
A Hundred Ravens Iachos - Turtle Doves
$24.00
Ravens, doves... it all fits - Iachos is a gorgeous fingering-weight 100% superwash merino plied yarn and really does remind us of a couple of nesting birds snuggling: soft greys and taupes and warm yellows make a beautiful combination that's peaceful to the eye and soft on the hand!
 
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      3rd Day of Yarn-mas - Fable Fibers Novel: Three French Hens  
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Third Day of Yarn-mas: Fable Fibers!

On the 3rd day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Three French Hens from Fable Fibers in Novel!
Fable Fibers Novel - Three French Hens
Fable Fibers Novel - Three French Hens
$36.00
Lelah at Fable Fibers is the hand dyeing genius behind this beautiful bounty of birdy yarn: each skein of this deliciously squishy creation is 150 grams - that's 600 yards of creative possibility! The hard part is deciding what to do with it: you could make a full size shawl with one skein, or even a warm and luscious cardigan with 2 or more skeins! This blend of merino and cashmere with a touch of nylon will be your new favorite thing to work with AND wear. And the color is gorgeous: a mix of green, blue, and ochre reminiscent of fantastic fowly plumage!
 
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      4th Day of Yarn-mas - Four Texting Falcons in Oink Pigments Sock  
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Fourth Day of Yarn-mas: Oink Pigments!


On the 4th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me....
Four Texting Falcons (aka Calling Birds) in Sock from Oink Pigments!
Oink Pigments Sock - Four Texting Falcons
Oink Pigments Sock - Four Texting Falcons
$24.00
The fun-loving dyers at Oink Pigments have put a modern twist on those four calling birds with these specially-made skeins of Oink Pigments Sock yarn in their 21st century version - Texting Falcons! Each artfully dyed hank of fingering weight yarn is a generous 420 yarns of delightful superwash merino with a touch of nylon for extra durability. Use it for hard wearing socks, shawls, lightweight hats, or fingerless mitts you'll never want to take off!
 
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      5th Day of Yarn-mas: Five Gold Rings from Black Bunny Fibers  
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Fifth Day of Yarn-mas: Black Bunny Fibers!


On the 5th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Fiiiive Gol-den Riiiings from Black Bunny Fibers in Apollo
Black Bunny Fibers Apollo - Five Gold Rings
Black Bunny Fibers Apollo - Five Gold Rings
$26.00
If you watched the video, you can guess that this was our favorite color to sing -it also made a cameo appearance when we filmed (it had just arrived that day!). Gold Rings from Black Bunny Fibers features metallic hues of gold, as wells as silver, copper and platinum, all brought to life by the metallic flecks spun right into the yarn! This glam yarn is great for fancy holiday knits, out-on-the-town projects, or for you lovers of all things sparkely, anything! Grab a hank or two before they disappear!
 
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      6th Day of Yarn-mas: Six Geese-a-Laying in Phydeaux Designs Soie  
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Sixth Day of Yarn-mas: Phydeaux Designs!


On the 6th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Six Geese-a-Laying from Phydeaux Designs in Soie!
Phydeaux Designs Soie - Six Geese-a-Laying
Phydeaux Designs Soie - Six Geese-a-Laying
$40.00
These geese aren't laying golden eggs, but that doesn't mean they aren't a special bunch of birds! Six Geese-a-Laying dyed by Phydeaux Designs, come in the sumptuous Soie yarn, a decadent blend of silk and superwash merino. Treat yourself this Yarn-mas to a truly exquisite yarn - your fingers will thank you, and the finished product is sure to become a well-worn favorite!
 
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      7th Day of Yarn-mas: Seven Swans-a-Swimming in A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating  
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Seventh Day of Yarn-mas: A Verb for Keeping Warm!


On the 7th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Seven Swans-a-Swimming from A Verb for Keeping Warm in Floating!
A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating - Seven Swans-a-Swimming
A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating - Seven Swans-a-Swimming
$48.00
We've always admired the all-natural hand dyed yarns from A Verb From Keeping Warm, and were so excited when they said yes to Yarn-mas! Their elegant interpretation of 7 Swans-a-Swimming was aptly dyed in their popular Floating yarn base, a delicious silky soft blend of alpaca, cashmere and silk. While it is a fingering weight yarn (with 400 fabulous yards per 100g hank!), Floating is super cozy and great for winter knits that are sure to keep your head, hands, neck or fingers nice and toasty.
 
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      8th Day of Yarn-mas: Maids-a-Milking in Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock  
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Eighth Day of Yarn-mas: Unwind Yarn Company!


On the 8th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Maids-a-Milking from Unwind Yarn Company in Journey Sock!
Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock - Maids-a-Milking
Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock - Maids-a-Milking
$26.40
Journey Sock from Unwind Yarn Company is a perfectly balanced blend of merino wool in a tightly twisted 2-ply with a dose of nylon for durability. Great for an eye-catching pair of socks, shawls, mitts, and more, Journey Sock will go the distance! Their take on Eight Maids-a-Milking is a cheery natural with flecks of bright jewel tones that give this colorway pop and pizazz. We can just imagine those lovely ladies in their colorful dresses cheerfully filling their milk pails!
 
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      9th Day of Yarn-mas: 80s Dance Mix in Holiday Yarns FlockSock  
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Ninth Day of Yarn-mas: Holiday Yarns!


On the 9th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
80s Dance Mix (Ladies Dancing) from Holiday Yarns in FlockSock!
Holiday Yarns FlockSock - 80s Dance Mix
Holiday Yarns FlockSock - 80s Dance Mix
$22.00
Another modernization of a classic, Holiday Yarns did quite a number with Ladies Dancing and created this epically bright and bold 80s Dance Party. With a bonus mini skein of purple-y goodness, this color and its mini-me are in the classic Flock Sock, Holiday's squishy-soft superwash merino fingering weight yarn with a touch of nylon for added strength. Make yourself a pair of leg warmers and get your groove on!


If you watched our Yarn-mas video yesterday, the 8th day of Yarn-mas, you might have noticed we sang the wrong name for the fabulous hand dye company behind the Maids-a-Milking colorway. We incorrectly sang 'Unwind Fibers' instead of the true company name, Unwind Yarn Company. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused. You can find more of Unwind Yarn Company's yarn-mazing-ness at unwindyarncompany.com!

 
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      10th Day of Yarn-mas: Lords-a-Leaping from Zen Yarn Garden  
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Tenth Day of Yarn-mas: Zen Yarn Garden!


On the 10th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Lords-a-Leaping from Zen Yarn Garden in Serenity 20!
Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 - Lords-a-Leaping
Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 - Lords-a-Leaping
$35.70
You'll be leaping right along with those ten lords when you get your hands (or feet!) on this amazing yarn! Hand-dyed in Canada by the experts at Zen Yarn Garden, Serenity 20 is a luxurious blend of superwash merino and cashmere, with just a touch of nylon for extra durability. A lively mix of warm reds, chocolate and gold, the Lords-a-Leaping colorway is brought to life by the warm cashmere halo and slight superwash sheen of Serenity 20. A great choice for men and women alike, this unique color in this sumptuous yarn is ideal for creating those extra special projects that will be worn for many years to come.
 
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      11th Day of Yarn-mas: Eleven Pipers Piping from Solstice  
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Eleventh Day of Yarn-mas: Solstice!


On the 11th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Eleven Pipers Piping from Solstice in Luna Sock!
Solstice Luna Sock - Eleven Pipers Piping
Solstice Luna Sock - Eleven Pipers Piping
$30.00
Created by lead hand-dyer Tricia Maynard of Solstice, Eleven Pipers Piping is a deep blue that conjures images of uniformed troupes of pipers piping your own personal reveille! The luxurious yarn dyed in this cool tonal blue is none other than Luna Sock, a scrumptiously soft blend of superwash merino and cashmere with a touch of nylon. A pleasure to work with and a joy to wear, we're guessing it won't be hard to turn a skein or two of this eye-catching finger-pleaser into a treasured shawl or cowl, or perhaps an extra special pair of socks.
 
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      12th Day of Yarn-mas: Twelve Drummers Drumming in Yarn Carnival High Wire 3-Ply  
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Twelfth Day of Yarn-mas: Yarn Carnival!


On the 12th day of Yarn-mas, Jimmy got for me...
Twelve Drummers Drumming from Yarn Carnival in High Wire 3-Ply!
Yarn Carnival High Wire 3-Ply - Twelve Drummers Drumming
Yarn Carnival High Wire 3-Ply - Twelve Drummers Drumming
$30.00
As soft as it is sturdy, Yarn Carnival's High Wire yarn is a springy fingering weight superwash merino that is great for everything from socks to shawls. This colorway was inspired by those Twelve Drummers Drumming and harkens back to those classic uniforms with the bright blue and silver trims, and a splash of cheery red to ward off those cold winter nights. We hope you enjoy the last color of Yarn-mas as much as we do!


If you watched our Yarn-mas video today, you might have noticed we sang the wrong name for the fabulous hand dye company behind the Maids-a-Milking colorway for the eighth day of Yarn-mas. We incorrectly sang 'Unwind Fibers' instead of the true company name, Unwind Yarn Company. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused. You can find more of Unwind Yarn Company's yarn-mazing-ness at unwindyarncompany.com!

 
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