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September 2014 Yarn Newsletter

 
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      Tailor-made Tosh Exclusive #5: Penny Loafers!  
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Mara Shawl made with Penny Loafers and Baby Blue Jeans

Earlier this year, we asked you to vote for your favorite of two Tahoe-inspired exclusive colors in our Tailor-made Tosh series from Madelinetosh: Blue Jean Baby and Penny Loafers. While Blue Jean Baby, a mix of pale blues reminiscent of that favorite pair of worn-in jeans in all of our closets, was the clear winner, Penny Loafers still got almost 35% of the vote!
All the weights in Penny Loafers!
We took that to mean you liked it, so we've decided to release this rich blend of russet tones as our fifth installment in the Tailor-made Tosh series. After all, nothing conjures memories of back-to-school and Fall like a brand-new pair of loafers!
You can enjoy memories of those favorite shoes as you work up your favorite weight of Madelinetosh yarn in this amazing, comforting color - it's available in all of the Tosh yarns we carry, but grab it quick before it's gone! In addition, Spark has created a beautiful set of custom stitch markers to coordinate with the gorgeous mix of mochas, ambers, and deep browns to bejewel your project as you knit along.
If you still need inspiration to get started, check out some of the great creations our Beans are currently working on: Sarah's Socks from the photo, Leanne's Mara Shawl, and Jenn's Out-landish Shawl. And don't forget Laura's Truckee Shawlette (a free pattern on our website), which combines Blue Jean Baby and Penny Loafers - after all, what two wardrobe staples complement each other better than comfy blue jeans and cozy loafers?
 
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      Zealana Scavenger Hunt and Giveaway!  
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Cloud Forest Cowl

We at Jimmy Beans Wool and the fantastic folks at Zealana (makers of scrumptiously soft possum yarn) have joined forces to bring you an entertaining and informative internet scavenger hunt... With prizes! Starting Wednesday, September 24th through Tuesday, September 30th we will be posting one Zealana- or possum-related question per day on our Facebook page. To enter yourself in a drawing to win enough exquisite Rimu DK in Powiwi Pink (or any other color of your choice) to make Kristen of Marinade Designs' Cloud Forest Cowl (expertly modeled above by Kristen's husband, Nick), just email the answer to the question to zealanapossum@JimmyBeansWool.com. Each answer counts as an entry to win, plus you get the PDF pattern for Kristen's gorgeous cowl just for submitting an answer!
 
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      Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Samples!  
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Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Samples

We've had such an overwhelmingly positive response to our yarn samples and samplers that we've decided to continue this fun tradition with one of our favorite worsted-weight yarns: Lorna's Shepherd Worsted! This soft, bloomy wool is one of our go-tos here at the shop for everything from baby clothes to hats and scarves. Not only is it soft and easy to work with, it is machine washable! Whether you're trying this yarn out for the first time, need a bit for swatching, or trying out different colorways, these samples come in super handy. Each Shepherd Worsted Sample will be 15 yards of pure woolly goodness, wound up into an adorable yarn cake. We'll be posting the samples for sale just as soon as each color gets wound, so if you don't see the color you're looking for at first, be sure to keep checking back!
We've also started a new initiative to help you fall even deeper in love with Lorna's: color swatches! We're hard at work knitting up a swatch of each colorway to post on the website so you can see exactly how the colors play out in a project - the answer to your prayers, right? If you'd like to help us, and just happen to have a project or two knitted in a Lorna's Laces yarn, we'd love to use photos of your project (cropped to show a fabric swatch) as examples on the site! You can shoot those pictures over to support@JimmyBeansWool.com.
 
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      Malabrigo Madness: Designers Weigh in on Malabrigo Faves  
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Lots of Malabrigo!

Inspired by our newest shipment of marvelous Malabrigo, we checked in with designers Melissa Leapman (designer featured in Malabrigo Book 2, among many other things), Alex Tinsley (Dull Roar designs), Andrea Rangel (Andrea Rangel Knits), and Alexa Ludeman (Tin Can Knits) to get their take on this classic yet innovative yarn. Check out their answers to our quirky questions below!

JBW: If Malabrigo colors were Skittles flavors, which would be your favorite?
Melissa Leapman: Sour Green Apple (Apple Green), of course! Who doesn't like to pucker up?
Andrea Rangel: I love orange...so I think I'd go with Rhodesian. It looks delicious.

JBW: If you could take your favorite Malabrigo yarn on a date, where would you go?
Alex Tinsley: Hmmm... Sledding followed by hot buttered beverages in front of the fire.
Alexa Ludeman: I would take Malabrigo Worsted out for a lovely evening. We would go roller skating (ironically) and then out for tacos. No reason, I'm just in the mood for tacos.
Melissa Leapman: A cruise to South America. I could knit up all the Malabrigo I bring with me onboard and then replenish my supply during a visit to the factory!

JBW: If you were stranded on a desert (or arctic!) island and could only take one Malabrigo base with you, which would it be?
Andrea Rangel: I'd have to take Malabrigo Sock along. It's soft, durable, comes in beautiful colors, and if I wanted something heavier than fingering weight, I could hold multiple strands together.
Melissa Leapman: Silky Merino. Great drape, great sheen, great all around!
Alexa Ludeman and Alex Tinsley: Worsted Merino!

JBW: What is your absolute favorite project to knit with Malabrigo, and why?
Melissa Leapman: Writing an entire book of patterns using their yarns! It would allow me the opportunity to play for hours and hours with tons of qualities and colors. Pure heaven!
Alex Tinsley: Hats of course :-)
Andrea Rangel: Making my Sentiment Shawl with Rasta was really fun. It's so bright, quick, and luxurious. Plus, I love knitting lace!
Alexa Ludeman: Lace. I am currently obsessed with Emily's Gothic Lace scarf in Malabrigo Worsted, the lace looks great in a worsted weight!
We've been waiting with bated breath to see what you all would knit up for our September "Go Ahead, Make Something Malabrigo!" Knitalong on Ravelry, and you didn't make us wait long! Several of you have already whipped up some stunning projects in your favorite Malabrigo yarn, and we can't wait to see what the rest of you come up with. If you need some inspiration for a quick project to begin and finish by the end of September, why not try Tin Can Knits' Caramel Slouch (1 skein Worsted Merino) or the Chevzam! Cowl from Dull Roar (1 skein each of 4 colors of Worsted Merino)? Or, you can check out what other Ravelers have done in the FO thread - and be sure to tag your projects with the "goaheadmakemalabrigo" tag so we can all "ooh" and "ahh" together!
 
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      Fresh Deliveries!  
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Koigu Magazine Books - Magazine 6
Koigu Magazine Books - Magazine 6
$12.95
Just in time for Fall, Koigu Magazine 6 is here! We can't wait to delve into some warm and cozy projects using our favorite Koigu yarns, including Kersti, KPM Solid, and KPPPM. This issue is chock-full of tailored tunics, fun dresses, snuggly sweaters, socks, and accessories by favorite designers like Maie Landra, Unjung Yun, and Melissa Leapman, not to mention our very own Rachel of Unraveled Designs! She designed the beautiful Color Movement shawl in Koigu Lace! There are patterns in both knit and crochet, featuring everything from intricate lace motifs to stranded colorwork. Cozy up and cast (or chain) on!
Dull Roar Patterns - Rooty
Dull Roar Patterns - Rooty
$6.00
A longtime favorite of the Beans, we're thrilled to have them now in stock: Dull Roar patterns! Designer Alex Tinsley is known for elegantly simple designs with a quirky twist. We're in an uproar over the Howlcat pattern, an ingenious all-in-one cowl and hat (get it?) design that can be worn four different ways. You'll fall in love with the Phoncible Hat, worked in two different colors of self-striping yarn for a subtle color-change effect that's sure to impress - Noro Kureyon or Crystal Palace Mochi Plus would be a perfect fit!
JBW Hand Made Project Bags - Glamour Girls - Spring Green
JBW Hand Made Project Bags - Glamour Girls - Spring Green
$9.00
We've sewn up some adorable new Jimmy Beans Wool Project Bags to go with all your new yarn! Made up in fabrics from the Mary Jane Glamping collection and the Olive Sandwiches Keep it Sassy line, these beautifully made, hand-crafted bags are the perfect size for a small to medium size project. With feisty ladies and funny word bubbles, these two bright prints will sass up your take-along knitting - and maybe even start a conversation with a new pal!
Silk Garden Solo - 03 Royal
Silk Garden Solo - 03 Royal
$11.95
It's what you've long been waiting for...a solid accompaniment to that fabulous favorite, Noro Silk Garden... Introducing Noro Silk Garden Solo yarn! With the same divine heavy worsted blend of silk, mohair, and wool, Silk Garden Solo is sure to delight any hands lucky enough to touch it. Work with it on its own, or let your true creativity shine as you combine this silky solid with the self-striping colors of the original Silk Garden yarn to create whole new works of art!
Herriot Great - 108 Cherry Red
Herriot Great - 108 Cherry Red
$17.95
You already know we're over the moon about Juniper Moon Yarns - their handcrafted skeins are always hot items at Jimmy Beans! Now we have a new one to rave over: Herriot Great, a 100% pure Baby Alpaca yarn that comes in a range of gorgeous muted colors and rich undyed natural shades. Clocking in as an aran weight, it's the chunkier cousin to the original Herriot we all know and love! And there are two lines of companion patterns: Yorkshire and Dales, featuring chunky cowls, sweaters, and accessories sure to knit up in a flash on this thick and lofty yarn!
 
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      Fall Preview: See What's New from Rowan!  
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Take a look at our video review of all the exciting new things in store from Rowan this Fall. Jenn goes in-depth on each of their new books and yarns, giving you the line-up to hit a home-run on your Rowan knitting this season. You saw it here first!

New Rowan for Fall 2014

If you don't have time to watch the video right now, here are some of the new yarns and books featured!
 
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      Stash Busting Sales!  
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Cascade Magnum Paints yarn: 45% off!
Hold the phone - Cascade Magnum Paints yarn is on sale! These skeins are the squishiest, bulkiest, softiest things you'll ever hold in your hot little hands; the single-ply 100% Peruvian Highland Wool is so thick, it's almost like roving! All sorts of warm and snuggly projects will fall from your needles before you even blink: how about the unbelievable Uber Cowl, for instance? With this free pattern from the Cascade website, you can be done with your holiday gifts before Halloween!
9725 Salt and Pepper Mix
9725 Salt and Pepper Mix
Was $29.95
Now $16.45
(45% off!)
9722 Green Mix
9722 Green Mix
Was $29.95
Now $16.45
(45% off!)
9737 Frosted
9737 Frosted
Was $29.95
Now $16.45
(45% off!)
9726 Ocean Mix
9726 Ocean Mix
Was $29.95
Now $16.45
(45% off!)
Fabric and Patterns: up to 50% off!
Our fabric sale has been a whirlwind, but there are still plenty of fantastic prints to choose from, and patterns to match! The Bubblegum Ice Cream quilt by Happy Stash Quilts would look delicious in the sherbet pinks and oranges of the Dena Designs Pretty Little Things collection! Or how about the ever-popular Tina Givens Fortiny Bag in one of her Star Flakes and Glitter prints? Don't miss out on this fabulous fabric sale - when it's gone, it's gone!
Trendsetter Tonalita yarn: 50% off!
Prepare yourself to be mesmerized by this gorgeous self-striping yarn! Instead of being dyed in the skein, Trendsetter Tonalita is created by blending colors of dyed wool and acrylic as they're spun, making for long-striping colorways that softly fade from one shade to the next as you knit them. At 100 yards to the ball, this heavy worsted gem is a fantastic deal. The thick, single-ply strands will have you amazing others in no time with your stunning projects!
2395 Peacock
2395 Peacock
Was $10.00
Now $5.00
(50% off!)
2417 Avocado Fields
2417 Avocado Fields
Was $10.00
Now $5.00
(50% off!)
3119 Harvest
3119 Harvest
Was $10.00
Now $5.00
(50% off!)
2398 Chocolate Raspberry
2398 Chocolate Raspberry
Was $10.00
Now $5.00
(50% off!)
Lantern Moon Cases: 40% off!
Organized knitting is fast knitting, as they say! They also say there's no reason organizing can't be beautiful, and Lantern Moon is here to help you do both! Select colors of their popular Knit Aid Lisu cases, First Aid Kits, and Stash Cases are on sale, so grab one of each to get your supplies in order and pretty up your knitting bag! The Knit Aid Lisu cases and the First Aid Kits are the perfect size for all your notions like scissors, tape measure, darning needles, and stitch counters, and the Stash Cases are great for small items like stitch markers. Happy Knitting!
Lantern Moon Knit Aid Lisu Case - Green
Lantern Moon Knit Aid Lisu Case - Green
Was $16.80
Now $10.08
(40% off!)
Lantern Moon First Aid Kit - Red/Chocolate
Lantern Moon First Aid Kit - Red/Chocolate
Was $23.00
Now $13.80
(40% off!)
Lantern Moon Stash Case - Cocoa Rose
Lantern Moon Stash Case - Cocoa Rose
Was $15.00
Now $9.00
(40% off!)
Lantern Moon Stash Case - Lapis
Lantern Moon Stash Case - Lapis
Was $15.00
Now $9.00
(40% off!)
 
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      JBW In-Focus: Pretty in Peach!  
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Peach hairdos at Jimmy Beans Wool!

If there's one Bean we couldn't do without, it's our Sandy. In fact, we have almost never done without her: with 8 years under her belt, she's been at Jimmy Beans longer than anyone else (well, except for Laura and Doug - ha!). Recently we learned that her endometrial cancer is back and she'll be doing chemo this time. In typical Sandy fashion, she encouraged us to keep spirits high, and we decided to help raise awareness of this type of cancer by putting on some peach! We've been wearing peach ribbons, knitting with peach yarn, and dyeing our hair peach. You heard right: the Beans got together for a peach dye party and while we all came out with varying shades of the color (and some of us with considerably less hair than we had to start), we're all wearing our new 'dos proudly in support of Sandy. We're in your corner, lady! (and we'll be donating 100% of the profits from Lorna's Go Sandy Go color to the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund , as part of their impending "Cast off Chemo" project!
 
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