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November 2014 Newsletter

 
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      Tailor-made Tosh - Black Tie Affair  
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Beans having a party that's a Black 'Tie' affair!

Just in time for those fancy holiday parties, we've got our newest limited edition color in the Tailor-made Tosh series: Black Tie Affair! While everybody else is buttoned down in tuxes, you can show them that black and white doesn't have to be boring with this gorgeous mix of sultry greys and blacks. Even a simple shawlette to wear over that sleeveless evening gown would look fancy in this sophisticated yarn! Why not try the Teasdale Shawl by Corinna Ferguson? It would be beautiful in Dandelion! If you really want to gussy it up, you can add beads with a crochet hook - just check out Sandy's instructional video for tips! Even the manly man in your life will enjoy the subtle hues of this yarn. You can knit him a warm and stylish hat - the simple stitch pattern of Ann Norling's Spiral Rib Hat would look amazing in the beautiful tonal hand-dyed colors, and you could choose any weight for the project. How about thick and cushy Home? Yes, please!
Whatever you choose, don't forget your custom stitch markers by Spark! These lovely baubles were specially made to coordinate with this limited-edition yarn, and they'll add sparkle and fun to your knitting!
 
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      Three Tips for Starting Your Next Project  
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Beginning a new knitted project can be intimidating, especially if it's something you've never tried before. But starting new things is how we beef up our skill set, set new challenges for ourselves, and increase our confidence as knitters. Here are our Top 3 Tips for starting that new project off on the right foot!

Lots of different yarn textures to choose from!


1. Consider your yarn choice carefully. Want to show off that gorgeous hand-dyed color? Choose a stitch pattern that isn't too complicated - cables and lace might not show up like you want, and a simpler pattern will let the dyer's hard work really shine! Using a self-striping yarn for a garment? Remember that the striping sequence will show up differently on parts of the garment that are different sizes, such as the sleeves. If this is an issue for you, consider choosing a yarn with a more muted palette or even a heathered or tweedy yarn, which both have color interest but will look consistent throughout the garment.
Sam has all her notions ready to go.


2. Choose your tools! Needle choice can make your project a pleasure or a purgatory. Does your pattern include lots of increases (knitting more than once into the same stitch, or making stitches between other stitches)? Make sure you choose pointy needles - they'll make getting into those tight spaces much easier! Knitting with a slippery yarn? Bamboo or wood are more likely to keep those stitches where you want them - on your needles.
3. One cast-on method does not fit all. You may have one that's your favorite, but your project might be better served by a different method. Sometimes you need a neckline with more stretch, an edge that looks good with cables, or even a circular cast on! Same goes for casting off - there are many different methods out there that will really put the finishing touch on your work.
a loopy cast on video with Jeanne
Check out some of our instructional videos for help in choosing the right cast-on and bind-off methods for your project, from top-down sweaters to picot edges!
We hope these tips will help you feel armed and ready to tackle any new project that comes your way! Have tips to share? Let us know!
 
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      Gift Guide Feature  
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The Bouquets are coming... stay calm and don't blink!


Get started on that holiday gift giving with Noro and Juniper Moon Farms! Jimmy's Guide to Giving is packed with great ideas for the knitters in your life - or for yourself! - that are just waiting to jump on your needles (stay calm, and don't blink...)! First up is the Slouchy Beret Bouquet, which includes one ball of Noro Shiraito and one ball of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. These cushy cashmere blends are so soft on the hands, you won't want to put this project down! And the beret pattern that comes with the bouquet is an absolute pleasure to knit - alternating the self-striping Shiraito and the solid Baby Cashmerino results in a stylish hat that looks much more complicated than it really is. For an even quicker and easier knit, check out the Noro Crushers Bouquet; two skeins of delicious heavy worsted weight mohair-silk blend Cyochin knit up in no time into a warm and thick headband and cowl set!



If solid colors are more your thing, take a look at the Juniper Moon Farms Moonshine Bouquet - the solid colors in this silky blend are anything but one-dimensional! The luxury fibers in the delicious Moonshine yarn make the accompanying Moonshine Wrap pattern a delight to knit and to wear - it's the perfect accessory for chilly evenings, but you might find yourself wrapping up in it any old time!
Juniper Moon Moonshine Bouquets
 
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      New NORO!  
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Lots of colors in Silk Garden Solo

It's an explosion of color in the warehouse here at Jimmy Beans! We just got a shipment of gorgeous new Noro yarns, the latest brainchildren of color genius Eisaku Noro! Silk Garden Solo is the solid sister to that fabulous favorite, Silk Garden. Solo didn't take long to take over our hearts and our needles - with a divine heavy worsted blend of silk, mohair, and wool, Silk Garden Solo will delight your hands and infuse your projects with pops of beautiful color. Work with it on its own, or choose one of the 10 colors of this silky solid to combine with the self-striping colors of the original Silk Garden yarn and make a totally new look!
Hanabatake, another new Noro yarn this season, is sure to inspire! The name means "flower garden", and when you see these gorgeous colors, you'll know why. The brilliant Mr. Noro has outdone himself with the color palette in this heavy worsted blend of wool, silk, and mohair! A simple diagonal stitch pattern like the one in the Courtney Skirt from the new Love Letter book by Claudia Wersing would show off this self-striping stunner just beautifully!
Hanabatake and Janome galore!
With a 60% pure silk content, Janome is a guaranteed finger-pleaser. Blended with yummy soft wool, the silky slubs in this sumptuous yarn take the color dyes differently than other fibers, giving it a subtle, muted appearance. This worsted-weight wonder is ideal for a large range of projects - we love the Carine Armwarmers and Hat for their simplicity and warmth!
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Swans Island All American Worsted - Port
Swans Island All American Worsted - Port
$23.95
New Swans Island All American Worsted is exactly that - 100% American made, from sheep to skein! This hearty blend of Rambouillet wool and alpaca comes from animals raised on U.S. farms, is spun in a New England mill, and is dyed by Swans Island in Maine. Skipping the combing step in the yarn making process ensures a beautiful, rustic texture and one-of-a-kind look. And we've got some great new patterns to go with it, like the Turk's Head Loop and the Spindrift Cowl - they're just laden with gorgeous textural details that really pop in this fantastic new yarn!
Koigu American Merino - JB105D
Koigu American Merino - JB105D
$9.95
You asked, and we delivered: more colors of Koigu American Merino! This light sport-weight sister to the ever-popular KPPPM has earned its place as a new customer favorite - the springy merino wool and vibrant hand-painted colors seem to please everyone's eye! And now, just at Jimmy's, we have an even wider range of colors - 125 total, at last count - meaning it's easy to find one to tickle your fancy. 3 skeins are all you need for the ever-popular Linen Stitch Scarf from Churchmouse! Pick your favorites and get knitting!
Churchmouse Classics Patterns - Better-Than-Basic Pullover
Churchmouse Classics Patterns - Better-Than-Basic Pullover
$10.00
We count on Churchmouse for patterns that have the versatility of everyday garments with the simple beauty of handmade works of art. Their newest additions to the Churchmouse Classics line are no exception! The Better Than Basic Pullover has multiple options for customizing the neck, sleeves, and length of this wear-with-everything wardrobe staple - make it your own! The reworked Modern Wrapper Fine is an answer to the call for a Modern Wrapper design, in a lighter weight perfect for layering. And the Crocheted 'Linen Stitch' Scarf lets crocheters hook up a reversible version of the ever-popular Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf!
Malabrigo Book Series - Book 7
Malabrigo Book Series - Book 7
$19.95
The newest books from Malabrigo are all about beating the cold - and what better way to do it than with delicious Malabrigo wool? Book 6 - In Cabo Polonio is a collection of warm accessories and snuggly sweaters in bright kettle-dyed colors to lift the gray off the days of winter, including designs by popular names like Stephen West, Joji Locatelli, and Ysolda Teague. Book 7 - Rasta in Brooklyn is all about big, bulky, utterly Brooklyn accessories and garments knit up in super-chunky Rasta. Take a tour of the NYC 'burb by knitting your way through this amazing collection of hats, mitts, shawls, capelets, and sweaters - you'll be ready for any weather when you're through!
Juniper Moon Farm Gabriella - 11 Red
Juniper Moon Farm Gabriella - 11 Red
$14.40
We've got yet another recycled yarn for you: Juniper Moon Farms Gabriella! This amazing superfine merino wool yarn is made from fibers leftover from manufacturing other yarns, in a process that uses no water or chemicals and is extremely energy-conscious. The low-tech production doesn't mean an inferior product, however: Gabriella is a soft, strong, and sturdy heavy-worsted weight yarn that will hold up in often-used accessories - just look at the Shapleigh Hat and Mitts!
Knitter's Pride The Marblz Collection - Interchangeable Needle Set
Knitter's Pride The Marblz Collection - Interchangeable Needle Set
$109.99
Put some color into your knitting bag this winter with new Knitter's Pride Marblz Interchangeable Needles! These lively needles are just glowing with color - due to a special manufacturing process that blends multiple colors of strong acrylic into special works of art. Because they're made by hand, no two needles have the same color pattern, meaning yours will be absolutely unique! Each set includes nine pairs of needle tips (US 4 through 11), four cords (24", 40", and two 32"), eight end caps, and a special bonus of a Symfonie wood pen and cord connectors with needle gauge!
 
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      Stash Busting Sales  
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Rowan Amore and Amore Shimmer - 50% Off!
The great deals just keep on coming with more new sale yarn from Rowan! Snag some awesome Kidsilk Amore or awesome Amore Shimmer, a mohair and silk blend that is woven into a chainette construction. This super bulky weight yarn is great for quick projects that can be knit on large needles - perfect for last minute holiday gifts! Check out some of the chic designs in the Amore Collection for some great ways to knit this yarn!
Rowan Pattern Books - The Amore Collection
Rowan Pattern Books - The Amore Collection
Was $12.95
Now $6.45
(50% off!)
Kidsilk Amore - 505 Twilight
Kidsilk Amore - 505 Twilight
Was $24.95
Now $12.45
(50% off!)
Kidsilk Amore Shimmer - 515 Flaming
Kidsilk Amore Shimmer - 515 Flaming
Was $24.95
Now $12.45
(50% off!)
Kidsilk Amore Shimmer - 516 Chiarosuro
Kidsilk Amore Shimmer - 516 Chiarosuro
Was $24.95
Now $12.45
(50% off!)
Muench Sale Yarns - from 80% off!
Muench has some fantastic yarns on sale to spice up your knitting! Fabu is so called because it's, well, fabulous! This colorful nylon boucle is just bursting with personality and fun. Use it alone or as a carry-along yarn to add texture. For a sleeker fabric, String of Pearls will get the job done with its tubular structure and shimmery bits peeking out through the fine cotton mesh. And don't forget Diva - this one-of-a-kind yarn combines a flat ribbon with a textural detail and beads sewn right in. Use it for trims, weaving, or truly unique garments. At just $2 a ball, these yarns are a true steal!
Muench Fabu - M4302 - Blues, Greens, Lavender
Muench Fabu - M4302 - Blues, Greens, Lavender
Was $13.95
Now $2.00
(85% off!)
Muench Fabu - M4315 - Mint, Teal, Rose, Kiwi
Muench Fabu - M4315 - Mint, Teal, Rose, Kiwi
Was $13.95
Now $2.00
(85% off!)
Muench String of Pearls - 4007 Light Blue
Muench String of Pearls - 4007 Light Blue
Was $11.00
Now $2.00
(81% off!)
Muench Diva - 5302 - Royal Navy
Muench Diva - 5302 - Royal Navy
Was $10.00
Now $2.00
(80% off!)
Erika Knight Fur Wool and Maxi Wool - 40% Off!
Get it while you can!! Now you can snag some awesome of Erika Knight's Fur Wool or Maxi Wool (or some of both!) at 40% off! Kristen is excited to make herself the Fur Wool Gilet to keep extra toasty this winter, and the Fur Wool Snood or Maxi Wool Rib Snood make great quick holiday gifts. Combine both yarns together for the stunning Fur Cuff Mitts! Be sure to snag some of this fabulous yarn now before it's gone for good!
Maxi Wool - Geranium
Maxi Wool - Geranium
Was $19.00
Now $11.40
(40% off!)
Maxi Wool - Steve
Maxi Wool - Steve
Was $19.00
Now $11.40
(40% off!)
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Storm
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Storm
Was $24.00
Now $14.40
(40% off!)
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Marni
Erika Knight Fur Wool - Marni
Was $24.00
Now $14.40
(40% off!)
GGH Sale Yarns - from 69% off!
Get excited about these new sale yarns from GGH! Big Easy is a soft, voluminous Egyptian cotton in gorgeous colors. At just $2 a ball, you can make a big, comfy sweater on the cheap - easily! Apart and Gracia are fun faux-fur yarns that are awesome for fluffy trims, fuzzy accessories, or entire garments. Fur is in fashion and it's not going anywhere anytime soon! Risibisi is just the thing for those flights of fancy we all have occasionally - anything you make from this unique, multi-textured yarn is sure to be a conversation starter!
GGH Big Easy Yarn
GGH Big Easy Yarn
Was $6.50
Now $2.00
(69% off!)
GGH Apart - 31 Fire Engine Red
GGH Apart - 31 Fire Engine Red
Was $12.95
Now $2.00
(84% off!)
GGH Gracia - 16 Lavender
GGH Gracia - 16 Lavender
Was $11.50
Now $2.00
(82% off!)
GGH Risibisi - 05 Grey with Blues
GGH Risibisi - 05 Grey with Blues
Was $10.95
Now $2.00
(81% off!)
Schachenmayr Original Aventica and Lumio Cotton - 50% Off!
Wonderful for gifts and other items you want to be machine washable, Aventica and Lumio Cotton from Schachenmayr Original, are a bargain at 50% off! Aventica is a lofty wool acrylic blend that softly self-stripes, making it perfect for wintery accessories. Lumio Cotton is a fun cotton and acrylic blend with a reflective thread running through it, great for knitting high visibility items for your active friends and family. Be sure to snag a bargain on these awesome discontinued yarns before they are gone!
Lumio Cotton - 098 Graphite
Lumio Cotton - 098 Graphite
Was $16.00
Now $8.00
(50% off!)
Lumio Cotton - 053 Jeans
Lumio Cotton - 053 Jeans
Was $16.00
Now $8.00
(50% off!)
Aventica - 087 Denim
Aventica - 087 Denim
Was $6.99
Now $3.49
(50% off!)
Aventica - 095 Blackberry
Aventica - 095 Blackberry
Was $6.99
Now $3.49
(50% off!)
Lana Grosa Velluto and Vespa - from 76% off!
You already know that Lana Grossa creations are not your average run-of-the-mill yarns; Velluto and Vespa are here to uphold that tradition! Velluto is a squishy, super-bulky microfiber chenille yarn in vibrant colors that would be ideal for a warm hat or cowl. And Vespa is a tubular, cotton blend, ribbon-style yarn in solid and confetti-like colors that knit or crochet up into fantastically vibrant projects. It would look great in a drop-stitch pattern! Whichever you choose, have fun with it - at just $2 a ball, that's a lot of fun you can have!
Velluto - 03 Fire
Velluto - 03 Fire
Was $8.50
Now $2.00
(76% off!)
Velluto - 09 Browns
Velluto - 09 Browns
Was $8.50
Now $2.00
(76% off!)
Vespa - 101 Sunburst
Vespa - 101 Sunburst
Was $15.00
Now $2.00
(86% off!)
Vespa - 107 Camouflage
Vespa - 107 Camouflage
Was $15.00
Now $2.00
(86% off!)
 
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      Projects on our Needles  
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Jill's Fur Snood With A Twist
Jill's Fur Snood With A Twist

Jill is a beginning knitter but she proves that even with limited skills, you can make something fabulous and fun! For her first shop knit, she chose the Erika Knight Fur Snood With A Twist, and she did an amazing job! This simple Möbius strip cowl gets plenty of interest from the Erika Knight Fur Wool Yarn. Jill loves purple, so she chose the gorgeous Mulberry colorway. She says the super-bulky yarn weight helped move this project along quickly, and the fur texture hid any mistakes she might have made. We call that a win-win!

Leanne's Cocoknits Yyonne Vest
Leanne's Cocoknits Yyonne Vest

Leanne has had her eye on the beautiful and stylish Yvonne Vest by Cocoknits ever since we got the pattern in stock. Equally entranced by the Jimmy Beans Exclusive yarn Koigu American Merino, she hurried to cast on and was rewarded in next to no time with a cute vest to help her complete a layered look! Leanne is a purple lover (to put it mildly), so she chose colorway JB477. She said the Yvonne was a fun knit and she wouldn't hesitate to do it again!

Gus's Woven Technicolor Dreamcoat Scarf
Gus's Woven Technicolor Dreamcoat Scarf

Gus had a great time weaving this colorful scarf - don't they just keep getting more and more beautiful? The luxurious Tosh Vintage yarn was brought into a dream state in the vibrant 1st Exclusive Tailor-Made Tosh color, 'Technicolor Dreamcoat', and looks fantastic paired with the gorgeous shade of blue Cascade Pure Alpaca Yarn!!! Gus used his Cricket Loom for this project. He says he can't wait to pick up one of our new Cricket Loom Stands as soon as they come in!

Monika's Branching Out Shawl
Monika's Branching Out Shawl

Monika loves bright colors and shawls, so for her the Tin Can Knits Branching Out Shawl in one skein of Fyberspates Gleem Lace in the color Sunshine was a match made in heaven! The yarn is a well-balanced blend of Bluefaced Leicester wool and pure silk, so it blocks really well and has fantastic drape. With over 800 yards to the hank, even a larger shawl like this one took only one skein! The pattern is chart only, easy to follow, and used less than the one skein required.

Terry's Hand Dyed Chalet Necessary Cowl
Terry's Hand Dyed Chalet Necessary Cowl

Terry created this beautiful Necessary Cowl from Knitterly Petaluma in Classic Elite Chalet in color 'Nantucket Rose', an exclusively hand-dyed color that was part of a Jimmy Beans Wool Valentine's bouquet. The scrumptiously soft tonal pink and peach yarn looks great with Terry's skin tone. The cowl is knit flat and seamed with a three-needle bind-off. Terry used two yards of Classic Elite Chateau in a contrasting color for the seam. She loved working with this beautiful yarn!!!

 
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      JBW In Focus - Operation Turkey Trot 2.0 is almost here!  
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Turkey for Operation Turkey Trot 2.0

The yarn has shipped, the recipes have been tested, and we are just about ready to debut this year's extra special holiday collection! For those of you who remember "Fit for a Feast" back in 2012 (a.k.a. Operation Turkey Trot), get ready for even more tasty awesomeness from your favorite hand-dyers this year as well! We can't reveal all of our secrets just yet, but we can tell you that this year's collection is even more delicious than the last. Stay tuned for the big reveal on Friday, November 21st!
 
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