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October 2014 Newsletter

 
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      Instructional Videos: Cambio Cowl Skills!  
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How to Twist Stitches Video


Laura Nelkin's new Cambio Cowl is the perfect Fall accessory: Fun to knit and fun to wear! To get you excited about casting on for this beautiful colorwork project, we've prepared this and 2 other instructional videos to help you master the techniques featured in the pattern. The Cambio Cowl uses 3 a little more advanced skills: Twisting stitches (video featured above), wrapping stitches and dropping them on the next row, and carrying yarn up inside of your work in the round. All you need is a Cambio Cowl kit and a pair of US 4-16" or 24" circulars and you'll be sporting this colorful cowl in no time!
 
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      Malabrigo Worsted Samples  
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Malabrigo Worsted Samples


We LOVED our "Go Ahead, Make Something Malabrigo" event last month, and turns out you all did, too! One of the things we learned was that you also love Malabrigo Worsted Merino yarn - it's a universal favorite! And no wonder: this squishy, soft, single-ply in amazing kettle-dyed colors feels great in the hand and lends itself to a huge variety of projects. From warm accessories to home decor crafts, you can't go wrong with Merino Worsted.... It is also a beautiful option for felting! Given our mutual admiration for this amazing yarn, we know you'll be excited about the new Malabrigo Worsted Samples we've whipped up. They're 15 yards each and we'll have them available in every color of the vast Malabrigo rainbow! Ideal for swatching, testing colors, colorwork projects, or just trying out the yarn if you haven't already, each sample is wound up into a sweet little yarn cake and individually packaged with the yarn and color information - order one or one hundred, we'll be ready!
 
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      Happy 25th Birthday to Filatura di Crosa ZARA!  
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Zara celebrates 25 years


Did you know that Zara, the luxurious extra fine merino yarn from Filatura di Crosa, has been around for a quarter of a century?! That's right! This sweater-knitting staple has withstood the test of time, and is celebrating its 25th anniversary. While Zara started out as a versatile DK weight yarn in a rainbow of bright, solid hues, Filatura di Crosa knew they had something special and has expanded the line to include sport-weight Zarina, chunkier Zara Plus and Zara 14, and the colorful Zara Print... Not to mention the softly marled Zara Chine. There's even Zara Fur, as well as Hand Dyed Zara in the original DK, Fine, and Bulky, the three of which are part of TSC's collaboration with Artyarns.
We're not kidding when we say that for any and every project, there is a Zara! If you don't have project in mind, just take a look at the "West-Coast Style" photo shoot we did earlier this year with some of our favorite Zara designs!
Zara Chine New Caterina Top-down Pullover
Zara Chine New Caterina Top-down Pullover
From $98.55 to $153.30
Zara Turtleneck Tunic Vest
Zara Turtleneck Tunic Vest
From $89.55 to $179.10
Zara Plus New Olimpia Shrug
Zara Plus New Olimpia Shrug
From $89.55 to $189.05
Zara Plus Twisted Rib Tunic
Zara Plus Twisted Rib Tunic
From $119.40 to $208.95
Zara Eyelet Stripe Boatneck Pullover
Zara Eyelet Stripe Boatneck Pullover
From $79.60 to $169.15
Zara Plus Foro Romano Cardigan
Zara Plus Foro Romano Cardigan
From $119.40 to $189.05
Zara Scoop-neck Eyelet Cable Pullover
Zara Scoop-neck Eyelet Cable Pullover
From $99.50 to $189.05
Zara Lattice Yoke Tunic
Zara Lattice Yoke Tunic
From $139.30 to $199.00
Zara Ribbed Turtleneck Vest
Zara Ribbed Turtleneck Vest
From $79.60 to $139.30
Zara Plus Siena Sideways Cable Cocoon
Zara Plus Siena Sideways Cable Cocoon
From $89.55 to $129.35
Zara Trastevere Poncho Top
Zara Trastevere Poncho Top
From $109.45 to $208.95
Zara Chine Shawl-Collar Cardigan
Zara Chine Shawl-Collar Cardigan
From $153.30 to $225.75
 
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      Zara Lovers, Unite!  
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Lots of Zara!


Our preference for the Zara family of yarns rests solidly on its great foundation: deliciously soft, superfine merino wool that's machine-washable, with a smooth and springy hand in a range of classic colors that appeal to every eye. But don't just take our word for it - we talked to some of the designing elite to find out why they enjoy knitting with Zara!

For me, Zara is a knitter's/crocheter's best friend. It's a loyal yarn with amazing stitch definition, tons of colors, and a slick, buttery feel as you're working with it. It's been one of my staple yarns for years now, whether I'm swatching or designing. It's one of those things that should be in a roadside survival kit. Blanket, extra jugs of clean water, candles, flares, and Zara. - John Brinegar

Zara showcases stitch patterns very well and has a great elasticity. A well-designed yarn and a delight to work with!! - Cornelia Hamilton

I have been using Zara Yarns for 20 years [...] and have made numerous designs in this yarn. It is my favorite yarn to use because it is not only high quality, soft, pleasant to use, but also has a wide range of beautiful colors. Zara yarn can be used from anything from baby hats and blankets to elegant adult designs. After 25 years, it still remains the most popular yarn for knitters. - Irina Poludnenko
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Madelinetosh TML Tea Cakes - Neon Fusion
Madelinetosh TML Tea Cakes - Neon Fusion
$29.95
It's time for a Technicolor tea party! We've created Neon Fusion, a bright and beautiful box of Madelinetosh TML Tea Cakes in all of the hot neon colors to brighten up those dreary, gray winter days. Each perky pastry box of adorable yarn cakelets comes with twelve 20-yard mini-balls of the ever-popular Tosh Merino Light in colors that will help you forget about the shortening daylight. As if is couldn't get any better, each box also includes a download code for the Modicum Mitts pattern (perfect for keeping those hands warm and ready to knit)! Cast on and cast out those winter blues!
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky - 7236
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky - 7236
$10.95
It's what you've been waiting for: One of your favorite yarns, now in a bulky weight! Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky is here just in time to kick off your winter gift knitting. Those cowls, hats, and mittens will be done in no time with this fabulous and full blend of super-fine alpaca and Peruvian wool. But it's so warm and snuggly, you might just want to keep those gifts for yourself - we totally understand if you decide to order extra yarn just in case! And be sure to check out the accompanying pattern book: our chilly shoulders are just begging for the Duchamp Wrap!
Vogue Knitting International Magazine  - '14 Holiday
Vogue Knitting International Magazine - '14 Holiday
$6.99
As usual, Vogue Knitting is on the cusp of high fashion, and - as usual -, they have you covered for all of your holiday knitting project ideas! Grab the new Vogue Knitting Holiday 2014 edition and get those needles clacking on some warm and comforting winter projects, either for yourself or for a lucky gift recipient! And speaking of gifts, this edition includes a pull-out Jimmy's Guide to Giving 2014 for even more fabulous gifting ideas right in your back pocket!
Cascade Kenai - 11 Dark Gem
Cascade Kenai - 11 Dark Gem
$19.60
We're all about quick knitting this year: it seems like we're almost too busy for anything else! If you feel the same, or if you just want a lofty, oversized scarf or cowl to wrap up in, we recommend new Cascade Kenai! It's a super bulky alpaca, wool, and acrylic blend with a chainette construction that will help you whip up big, beautiful projects to keep the cold weather chills out in no time! Just one skein is all you need for the False Creek Cowl from Tin Can Knits, or five to six skeins for Tiny Owl Knits' Woodland Hoodlet.
Kollage Square Crochet Hooks
Kollage Square Crochet Hooks
$9.95
Square knitting needles have been all the rage this past year, with crafters swearing that they relieve hand stress and are more ergonomic. Well, crocheters, get ready to join the club of comfy hands: Kollage Square Crochet hooks are here! These all-American made hooks with square handles of real maple come in sizes A (2.0 mm) through L (8.0 mm) and feature either rounded or pointed tips - your choice. Grab some and hook away!
 
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      Gifts for Giving from Rowan  
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Rowan yarns and patterns are a go-to for knitting projects with both timeless style and superior quality. Why not keep them in mind for your holiday gift giving this year? We've got some stunners ready to go! Take the Rowan Fine Art Tower, for instance. With 2 skeins of gorgeous hand dyed Fine Art sock yarn, needles, stitch markers, 2 Eucalan wool wash packets, the exclusive Fine Art Crescent Scarf and Shawl Pattern, AND a Lantern Moon Shawl Pin to go with it, it's the complete package!
Crescent Shawl and Diamond Cowl
Kidsilk Haze Colorblock Wrap
For the ultra-modern knitter, check out the Kidsilk Haze Bouquet, which comes with the yarn and pattern for the trendy Kidsilk Haze Color Block Wrap - soon to become a wardrobe staple!
And if you love the simple and elegant look of a garter stitch cowl and have a love of winter sports, you need the Stitch Mountain Black Diamond Cowl Basket. It's packed with two marvelous mohair blends - Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Cocoon - along with needles, stitch markers, and a copy of the Stitch Mountain book by Laura! All of these fabulous finds were created for Jimmy's Guide to Giving 2014. If you like what you see (and we know you will!), make it your resource for even more gift ideas!
 
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      Stash Busting Sales  
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GGH Sale Yarns: $2.00 a ball!
Looking for fun novelty yarns for those projects that need an extra bit of flair? Cadiz and Cadiz Unito have bits of sparkly sheen that catches the light just like the glints off the Gulf of Cadiz! Milano is a two-toned, ribbon yarn with shiny and matte sections that add interest to any knitted or crocheted project. Contiki is really unique: It's comprised of a wick yarn and chenille in pretty multicolors! And Kolibri takes the cake - right to the party, judging by the flirty fringe and bits of shimmer! Grab them while they last!
GGH Cadiz Unito - 27 Pale Lavender
GGH Cadiz Unito - 27 Pale Lavender
Was $9.50
Now $2.00
(78% off!)
GGH Milano - 6 - Greens
GGH Milano - 6 - Greens
Was $9.50
Now $2.00
(78% off!)
GGH Contiki - 03 Magenta Mix
GGH Contiki Yarn - 03 Magenta Mix
Was $10.95
Now $2.00
(81% off!)
GGH Kolibri - 2 Bluepurple Multi
GGH Kolibri - 2 Bluepurple Multi
Was $12.95
Now $2.00
(84% off!)
Debbie Bliss Juliet: 50% off!
Cooler weather may be approaching, but it's not too late to stock up on some excellent summer-weight yarns. Take Debbie Bliss Juliet, for instance - a perfectly light and comfortable cotton-acrylic blend in a sport weight, spun from four strands of different colors to give it an ultra-stylish marled appearance when knit up! Just look at the Simple Top and Skirt - in this stunning combo, you'll look cool, comfy, and polished for any occasion! Or pair it with a blazer for fall - tres chic!
Juliet - 02 Petal
Juliet - 02 Petal
Was $7.95
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Juliet - 06 Violet
Juliet - 06 Violet
Was $7.95
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Juliet - 10 Begonia
Juliet - 10 Begonia
Was $7.95
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Juliet - 12 Sunflower
Juliet - 12 Sunflower
Was $7.95
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Kid Chic: 50% off!
For lightweight but warm garments and accessories, there's nothing like kid mohair - and what's better than kid mohair blended with silk and a touch of shimmer? Trendsetter Kid Chic yarn will have you ready for those holiday parties in no time. With 233 yards to the ball, this is an amazing steal. Imagine how great the Cocoknits Cocoknits Maria pullover would look in this soft and shimmery yarn!
Kid Chic - 1024 Brown-Metal
Kid Chic - 1024 Brown-Metal
Was $14.50
Now $7.25
(50% off!)
Kid Chic - 22 Periwinkle-Metal
Kid Chic - 22 Periwinkle-Metal
Was $14.50
Now $7.25
(50% off!)
Kid Chic - 41 Khaki-Metal
Kid Chic - 41 Khaki-Metal
Was $14.50
Now $7.25
(50% off!)
Kid Chic - 69 Russet-Metal
Kid Chic - 69 Russet-Metal
Was $14.50
Now $7.25
(50% off!)
Hand Maiden Sea Three Onesies - 22% off!
We have a special place in our hearts for onesies here at Jimmy Beans - that's the name we lovingly give to those hand dyed yarns that are one-of-a-kind! You should see these gorgeous hanks we just received from Hand Maiden, makers of the infamous Sea Silk yarn. These Sea Three Onesies are a blend of silk and Seacell, which is derived from seaweed, and come in a pretty palette of hand-dyed colors with a dazzling sheen. Don't miss the opportunity to add some of this amazing yarn to your stash!
Sea Three Onesies - Butter Cream
Sea Three Onesies - Butter Cream
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
Sea Three Onesies - Citrus
Sea Three Onesies - Citrus
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
Sea Three Onesies - Dark Purple
Sea Three Onesies - Dark Purple
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
Sea Three Onesies - True Blue
Sea Three Onesies - True Blue
Was $35.00
Now $27.00
(22% off!)
Muench Sale Yarns: from 50% off!
Muench has us well-stocked with some fabulous sale yarns this season! Muench Oceana is a viscose and nylon blend with a multitude of colorful little fabric "flags" studded throughout; the overall effect is one reminiscent of an Impressionist painting! Whip up some fun children's projects with Tessin - little ones and big ones alike will delight in the bright colors! VeriKeri is the perfect add-in to give any project an extra bit of shine. The shimmery nylon with gold sparkles could be used in knitting or crochet as well as weaving projects!
Muench Verikeri - 4105 - Red & Gold
Muench Verikeri - 4105 - Red & Gold
Was $10.50
Now $5.25
(50% off!)
Muench Oceana - 4802 - Jade
Muench Oceana - 4802 - Jade
Was $11.95
Now $2.00
(83% off!)
Muench Tessin - 65805 - Red with Colors
Muench Tessin - 65805 - Red with Colors
Was $12.00
Now $6.00
(50% off!)
Muench Verikeri - 4112 - Cobalt & Gold
Muench Verikeri - 4112 - Cobalt & Gold
Was $10.50
Now $5.25
(50% off!)
 
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      Projects on Our Needles  
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Jeanne's Chemo Cozy for Sandy
Jeanne's Chemo Cozy for Sandy

Jeanne designed and created this special cowl (that can also be a hat when the drawstring is cinched) with love for our Sandy as she journeys through chemo. She used the über-soft Lorna's Laces Honor in 'Go Sandy Go' to create this comfy and cozy project. Proceeds of the pattern sales on Ravelry will go to the SD Ireland foundation to raise funds for cancer research.

Gus's Woven Bated Breath Scarf
Gus's Woven Bated Breath Scarf

Gus is at it again! His speed and talent amaze us all, and he says he loves to keep creating!! This beautiful scarf is woven with Lorna's Laces Haymarket in Bated Breath (a Limited Edition color that is now sold out, but the Beverly colorway is a beautiful alternative!) and Cascade Pure Alpaca. Gus keeps saying these scarves are super easy and quick to do, which has given one or two of us here at JBW the itch to start weaving!

Leslie's Saint Stephen Hat
Leslie's Saint Stephen Hat

Leslie knit this adorable striped beret in Fresco by Classic Elite Yarns. While she enjoyed knitting up this simple striped version, she is very excited to work on the colorwork version available in this design! The pattern is found in the Cathedral booklet from Classic Elite, and instructions are included for both the striped and stranded colorwork versions.

Penne's Skirt
Penne's Skirt

Bethany used her creative genius to design this pattern for her little Penne! She used Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in the limited edition Technicolor Dreamcoat color and cast on enough stitches to fit around Penne's hip circumference. She knit straight until it was the length she wanted, and then she added a cute ruffle and a drawstring. This adorable skirt is perfect for a toddler to wear over a pair of leggings, and it only took one hank of yarn!

Jenny's Bray Cap
Jenny's Bray Cap

Jenny recently knit up the Bray Cap by Jared Flood for a warm winter hat! She knit this cozy head warmer with cables in a Swans Island Yarns Worsted Onesie for a squishy soft, one-of-a-kind hat! The pattern is available as a download on Ravelry, or as part of the Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2013 collection.

 
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Colinette Trunk Show


If you live here, or near Reno, or you're planning to stop by the shop while you're out traveling the world (please do, we'd love to see you!), be sure to check out our class schedule and events calendar! We've always got things going on, from beginners classes to knit nights, drop-in days for help from one of our knitting experts, and lots of fabulous trunk shows that are sure to inspire (this month we've got a stunning show from Colinette)! Both the Class Schedule and Events Calendar are located at the bottom of our homepage under Ideas & How-Tos or About.
 
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