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April 2015 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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In this issue:

 
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      April LLE: Casterly Rock & Game of Thrones MKAL!  
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Kristen and April's LLE - Casterly Rock


When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you... don't win, and knit yourself something fabulous instead! If only, right?

I'm sure one of our favorite characters on the hit HBO series feels that way: Tyrion Lannister may be part of a particularly ruthless family, but he has a heart of gold! That's why he inspired April's Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Color, named Casterly Rock after his family home. It's a bold mix of burgundy, blood red, and gold to represent the Lannister house colors - and we predict that Tyrion and the rest of the (remaining) Lannisters will continue to play important roles in the upcoming 5th season, starting April 12th!
To go along with this great color, Kristen has another Game of Thrones Mystery Knit-Along planned for you! It will use three skeins of the newest Lorna's Laces base, Cloudgate - a bulky-weight blend of merino wool and nylon perfect for machine-washable accessories and garments that will stand the test of time.

Kristen will release the first clue on Ravelry on May 3rd, coinciding with the 4th episode of the new season, so as not to overlap with the Standing Stones Mystery Knit-Along, which begins April 4th and runs through May 2nd.
Game of Thrones MKAL 2015
So many of you are fans of both shows and want to participate in both KALs, we did our best to make it easier for you!
Casterly Rock in Cloudgate
Before you start, pick up a Game of Thrones MKAL Kit - it includes the pattern download code for just $3! For those of you who shy away from the super variegated colorways but want to partcipate in the MKAL too, we made up kits in some of our favorite regular stock colors as well that have less color variation.

And don't forget to add a set of coordinating Spark Stitch Markers for extra Game of Thrones-y-ness... they even include a Lannister Lion!
Casterly Rock is available not only in Cloudgate, but your favorite Lorna's Laces yarns as well! Check it out in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Honor, Helen's Lace, Haymarket, Lion and Lamb, Masham Worsted, Solemate and Sportmate.
 
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      Beans for Brains 2015: Accepting Applications Starting April 1st  
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Beans For Brains 2015
Get ready: we'll start accepting applications for our Beans for Brains Scholarship April 1st! All submissions must be submitted through our online form and received by April 30th.

A special thank you goes out to all of our sponsors who have helped to make this year's endowment especially generous (you can see a list of our co-sponsors, as well as past winners, on our Beans for Brains page, and our independent donators on the Crowd Rise page).
These scholarships provide invaluable financial assistance to aspiring fiber artists who are trying to put themselves through college. We'll be awarding 4 scholarships in total and will announce the winners in June - check back to see the industrious and talented students you helped to achieve their dreams!
 
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      Accessories from Knitter's Pride  
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It's almost here - our favorite holiday: Mother's Day! Looking to get ahead on gorgeous gifts for the notable nurturer in your life? Look to Knitter's Pride! They've got more than just needles: we're fully stocked on their complete line of notions and accessories, so you're sure to find something special, even for that lady who has everything! Here are some ways you can show her you care:
Knitter's Pride Shawl Pins
Stick a Pin In It! Help her keep her gorgeous creations on her shoulders with the help of an equally gorgeous Shawl Stick.

Crafted from naturally beautiful Symfonie wood, there's a design to fit any taste.

Or get colorful with one of our many Shawl Pins - these top-quality wood pieces are fun and functional!

For something truly unique, go with one of the Exotica Shawl Pins - they're sure to garner plenty of compliments!
Knitter's Pride Danube Tote
Bag It Up! Help her get her tools organized with a Thames Handmade Faux Leather Bag! These handy totes have beaucoup de pockets - plenty of room to organize all of your interchangeable needle tips and cords, circular knitting needles, crochet hooks, double point needles, notions, bits, and bobs, all in a sleek silhouette that's smaller than a piece of notebook paper!

Or perhaps she'd like a clutch-style organizer? We've got fifteen!
Choose from Fixed Circular, Interchangeable, Crochet Hook, or Assorted Needle cases, or a generously-sized Tote Bag, in three different mix-and-match designs!
Knitter's Pride Bag Handles
Get a Handle on Things! Nothing puts the finishing touch on a beautiful, hand-knitted or crocheted bag like the perfect handle, and Knitter's Pride has one to match every bag you could imagine!

Choose from Genuine Leatherhandles with or without hooks in attractive natural colors, or Faux Leather handles in two styles in both natural and fun colored finishes.
Knitter's Pride Blocking Tools
Block It Out! Make finishing a breeze with some handy blocking tools: Blocking Mats are essential parts of any crafter's toolkit - no more pinning out wet wool on the bed to dry (you know we've all done it)!

These interlocking foam blocks can be combined in a variety of ways to fit any project, and they hold onto T-Pins with ease!
Bringing out the best in an intricate lace pattern has never been easier than with Lace Blocking Wires - just slip them through the edges of your project, hold in place with the included pins, and let dry to perfection! Or skip individual pins altogether and opt for the ingenious Knit Blockers instead.

And for socks, a good pair of Sock Blockers is indispensable for getting a good fit and making those patterns really pop!
Knitter's Pride Pattern Holders
Hold It, Buster! Don't let that paper pattern get away from you - keep it neat, unwrinkled, and easy to read with Magma Pattern Holders!

Available in large and small sizes, these clever holders keep your pattern in place with magnets that also serve as place-keepers: just place one on the line you're working from, and you'll go back to it without searching!
When you're finished, fold the pattern holder shut and snap it to keep that pattern nice and snug until you're ready to go back to it. And never lose one in the bottom of your knitting bag again!
Knitter's Pride Stitch Markers
Mark It Well! Keep track of your stitches and fancy up your knitting with Zooni Stitch Markers!

Each lovely set comes with 2 small and 1 large marker made with beautiful beads, plus a handy tapestry needle.
They're economical enough to try all the gorgeous designs... let's face it, you can never have too many stitch markers!
 
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      From the Artists at Koigu: Wrapped in Color  
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Designs from Wrapped in Color


Koigu lovers, get ready to be Wrapped in Color! This new book from the mother/daughter creative team behind Koigu, Maie and Taiu Landra, is filled to the brim with absolutely breathtaking designs that put beautiful, hand-painted Koigu yarns in the spotlight!

These 30 (yes, 30!) brand new creations feature shawls, wraps, capes, and more so you can cover yourself head to toe in gorgeous color. As an added bonus, we have a limited number of copies autographed by Maie and Taiu - so don't wait to get your extra special copy before we run out!
If you're wondering where to start or just want to check out some of the gorgeous patterns from this great book, take a look at these:

The Cobweb Shawl takes full advantage of the exquisite Koigu Lace Merino yarn with a beautiful, all-over lace pattern. It will drape your shoulders in gorgeousness!

The Starfish Wrap in classic Koigu KPPPM is absolutely ingenious: the sleeves provide warmth for your arms and a garment-like feel, but the long scarf ends can be wrapped in a multitude of ways for a variety of styles, all in one great piece!
Wrapped in Color Book
There's even a plush cape knit in Koigu Bulky: the Corinne Shawlette will certainly keep the chill off your shoulders and show off this breathtaking yarn!
 
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      Kristen's Picks (It's my birthday and I'll pick if I want to!)  
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Kristen's birthday picks!


An avid knitter/designer/yarn-o-holic, Kristen knows all things fibery (ok, maybe not all, but pretty close to it!). She's got a constant rotation of yarn on her desk for "stash consideration" and has been known to shed a tear or two of joy when handling a particularly stunning new yarn. Needless to say, she has a nose for the good stuff! And because it's her birthday tomorrow, April 1st (no foolin'!), we asked her to pick out some of her most recent favorites to share!
Swans Island Birthday Bouquet for April
Well, this is an obvious one... it's nearly Kristen's birthday and she'd love to receive a bouquet of yarn (quick, someone tell her hubby!).

The April Swans Island Birthstone Bouquet is just the ticket: 5 skeins of delicious Swans Island EcoWash DK (in the large bouquet; 3 skeins come in the small size) in the beautiful Dove color to represent the April diamond birthstone, plus matching Anna Bee Stitch Markers and a pattern for the lovely Silver Birch Cowl.
What more could any birthday girl ask for?
Kristen with the Curls book
Have you gotten a Curl around your neck yet? No?!? Well, hop to - Hunter Hammersen has created a whole book of them to choose from!
Each of the 14 gorgeous patterns in Curls is built as an elongated triangle (with many variations), resulting in beautiful, wearable small scarf-shawls that curl gently around the neck and hug the shoulders without needing pins, sticks, or acrobatics to keep them in place!

Best of all, each can be knit up at any gauge and in any yarn! Kristen loves them because they're fully customizable and perfect for using up those "special" single skeins that are languishing in her stash!
She's currently trying to decide between the Nacarat and Watchet Curls, both knit some amazing Anzula yarns, or the stunning Filemot in Spud & Chloe Fine!
Road to China Lace Yarn
When it comes to the ultimate in luxury fibers, the Road to China yarns from The Fibre Company have it all: the sumptuously soft blend of baby alpaca, camel, cashmere, and silk is one you'll never want to take your hands off of!

Kristen has already been cuddling up with new Road to China Lace - all 656 yards of its squishy, silky goodness! She's coveting every color: the ultra-rich hues make it hard to decide on just one. The patterns that go with it are just as gorgeous!
The Silverwood Shawl from the Effortless Collection is right up Kristen's alley with tons of squishy garter stitch, and the lacy Covert Cowl from Pathways Collection by Laura Nelkin is the perfect warm-weather accessory!
Pom Pom Makers from Knitter's Pride
Pom poms are fun for all ages - did you ever see an unhappy person with a pom pom? Didn't think so.

Knitter's Pride has the perfect tool to have you spinning out pom poms of all sizes in a wink: the Rejoice Pom Pom Maker! Kristen says, "I am super into pom poms right now (and Olive loves them, too!!!), which is why this 4-size pack from Knitter's Pride is perfect. It allows me to make them in any size I want!"

And you should, Kristen, you should. Just be sure to share them with us! We'll stick them on our Dull Roar hats - the Zam Hat, Rocket Pop, and A Most Bespeckled Hat are just a few that are calling out to be pommed!
Juniper Moon Neve Yarn
Kristen is in love with new Juniper Moon Farm Neve, a worsted-weight, chainette-construction, 100% cotton yarn perfect for summer garments and home items. The special construction gives this yarn extra ventilation for breezy, light finished projects that will keep you cool this summer!

Kristen especially loves the Stria Collection by Pamela Wynne, which features the beautiful color palette of Neve along with a homey, vintage feel.

Just check out the Old Shale Kitchen Towel & Potholder (and potholder!) to give your kitchen a retro update or the stripy fun Campbell Shawl perfect accessorizing in the heat of summer!
 
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      Sublime Yarn and Pattern Books are Back  
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All kinds of pretty Sublime Yarn!


Sublime is a brand well-known for their dedication to the highest-quality yarns using the most luxurious fibers. The new moms among us treasure the handknits for our little ones using Sublime yarns and patterns, knowing they'll be soft on baby's delicate skin and they'll stay beautiful for years to come!

And now, we've got not only the old AND new colors of your favorites, but also have a few brand-new yarns to celebrate, plus plenty of stunning pattern books to get you knitting up a storm!
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK Lily Cardigan

You already love Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK for baby clothing, blankets, and toys, but the new, expanded color palette ensures that this yarn is not just for babies!

With vibrant, lush hues along with the traditional muted baby colors, there are now over 30 to choose from: try the adorable Mabel Cardigan or the Lily Cardigan (perfect for layering over all of those Easter dresses!).

And for the adults, we've Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4-ply, Extra Fine Merino Wool DK, and Extra Fine Merino Lace - the supple roundness of these specially spun yarns gives them excellent stitch definition (in projects like the Flippy Edge Scarf, the Bellisima Crochet Scarf, or the Jasmine Wrap) and a wonderful consistency to the look of your fabric. You'll turn to them time and again for great-looking finished projects!
Next up, a few new yarns that will have you clamoring to cast on: Superfine Alpaca DK is a sumptuously soft, 100% alpaca yarn specially spun in Peru.

You may associate alpaca with winter warmth, but did you know it's also used in warm weather to keep the wearer cool? That's right - the natural fibers are hollow, so they're both breathable and moisture-wicking - amazing!
Sublime: The Second Luxurious Tweed DK Book
We've also got some tweedy goodness for you: Luxurious Aran Tweed is a beautiful blend of wool, cotton, and velvety baby llama with the signature flecked look of soft-spun tweed, and wool/cotton Luxurious Tweed DK is dyed in gorgeous colors inspired by the Argentinian landscape! You'll love the casual All About Ease Pullover in this stunning tweed.

All this luxury might have your head spinning, but rest assured, we also have some Natural Aran, a good, strong, worsted weight wool spun in Yorkshire, England to bring you back down to earth!
Studio Day Cardie by Sublime
Finally, their cottons and cotton blends take the cake: Cotton Silk DK combines high-quality combed cotton with luxurious silk for a light and airy yarn with plenty of drape to make garments look fabulous (pictured left is Leanne wearing the Studio Day Cardie in Cotton Silk DK from Sublime Booklet 685).
And cotton purists will agree, Egyptian Cotton DK has all the softness and sheen that anyone could ask for! The muted but rich colors are easy on the eye and will look great in summer clothing like the Helena or Livvy cardigans, both from the Second Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK Booklet, which features beautiful knits for the whole family!
 
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      Kit of the Month: Adriafil Scozia Turtleneck Pullover - 30% Off!  
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Our April Kit of the Month is perfect for the layering look!

The Scozia Mariah Pullover features a large, loose turtleneck, short sleeves, decorative pockets, and an all-over textured pattern that shows of the beautiful, tweedy look of the Scozia yarn perfectly. Layer it over a lightweight cotton long sleeve tee or dress, or under a twill suit jacket for a super-stylish silhouette that will keep you warm in the office A/C but cool in the warm spring air!

For the whole month of April, this wardrobe staple is 30% off, so grab the kit and get started!

Adriafil Scozia Mariah Pullover

Adriafil Scozia Mariah Pullover
Was $97.50 to $117.50
On sale from: $68.25 to $82.25

 
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      Stash-busting Sales!  
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Cascade Souk Closeouts - 50% off!

Self-striping yarns hold a special place in any knitter's heart: not only do we love seeing the colors unfold as we knit, the finished product always looks fabulous and unlike anything you can buy in a store! It's with a pang of sadness we're offering the last of the Cascade Souk at 50% off - this soft, tweedy blend of wool and silk has been discontinued, and once it's gone, it's gone. Use it for a fabulously colorful cowl and wow the masses with your knitting skills (shhh... we don't have to tell everyone how easy it was)!
Cascade Souk - 01 Rainbow
Cascade Souk - 01 Rainbow
Was $16.00
Now $8.00
(50% off!)
Cascade Souk - 04 Iris
Cascade Souk - 04 Iris
Was $16.00
Now $8.00
(50% off!)
Cascade Souk - 10 Autumn
Cascade Souk - 10 Autumn
Was $16.00
Now $8.00
(50% off!)
Cascade Souk - 17 Berries
Cascade Souk - 17 Berries
Was $16.00
Now $8.00
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 50% off!

It's not every day you find such a great deal on such an amazing and versatile yarn, but today must be a lucky one! Debbie Bliss Angel Print is a luxuriously soft, super kid mohair and silk blend that knits up into light and lovely projects with a delicious halo - use it for ethereal shawls and scarves, or simple pullovers that can be layered over tank tops for the "ballet" look! Or, to give other yarns a fluffy boost, use it as a carry-along yarn in hats, cowls, and mitts - you'll end up with an extra warm, slightly fuzzy finish with subtle color variation. Heavenly!
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 07
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 07
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 09
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 09
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 08
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 08
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 11
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 11
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 40% off!

Chunky sweaters, cowls, and scarves have been all the rage this year - we've seen them all over, on the runway and off! Plymouth Essex yarn will have you wearing some in no time - this pure wool, super-bulky beauty is just waiting to be made up into warm and snuggly ear warmers, hats, capelets, and more. Its unique construction, featuring one bulky, variegated strand plied with a much finer, solid-color strand, knits up into a thick fabric that's both subtly striped and marled. Just look at the Plymouth Essex Hooded Scarf - fun to knit, fun to wear!
Plymouth Essex - 2208 Kiss
Plymouth Essex - 2208 Kiss
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 2200 Santana
Plymouth Essex - 2200 Santana
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 2202 Prince
Plymouth Essex - 2202 Prince
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Plymouth Essex - 2210 Van Halen
Plymouth Essex - 2210 Van Halen
Was $12.00
Now $7.20
(40% off!)
Tosh Onesies - from 15% off!

They're going, but not quite gone: grab some while you can! We have an especially colorful batch this time (in fact, we've had to come up with new names for some of them!), so take full advantage of all that hand-dyed beauty by stocking your stash! These one-of-a-kind skeins might not have matched the rest of the batch in the dye pot, but they're just as beautiful, and they'd be perfect for one-skein projects, like baby sweaters or hats, or projects with multiple colors that won't be affected by mismatched skeins. We have them in almost all of our Madelinetosh bases: Tosh Merino Light, Tosh Sport, Tosh Sock, Home, Tosh DK, Pashmina, Tosh Vintage, and more!
Madelinetosh Tosh Sport Onesies - Medieval
Madelinetosh Tosh Sport Onesies - Medieval
Was $22.00
Now $18.70
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock Onesies - Dachshund
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock Onesies - Dachshund
Was $25.00
Now $21.25
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Tosh DK Onesies - Laurel
Madelinetosh Tosh DK Onesies - Laurel
Was $22.00
Now $18.70
(15% off!)
Madelinetosh Home Onesies Logwood
Madelinetosh Home Onesies Logwood
Was $22.00
Now $18.70
(15% off!)
Sirdar Closeouts - 50% off!

Stock up on Sirdar with this amazing sale! Folksong Chunky will take your hats and accessories to the ultimate level of bulky bliss, with a colorful flair that will make you want to tie ribbons to your guitar and roam the countryside singing! Just don't forget the accompanying pattern book. Rafaella is a nubbly, textural wonder: plies of cotton and acrylic are wrapped with a fine thread, giving the yarn and almost boucle-like texture, and there are some great patterns to match! Simply Recycled Aran shows us just how fun recycled cotton yarns can be, and Summer Stripes DK will put a touch of colorful fun in all of your summer knitting! Grab them before they're gone for good!
Sirdar Folksong Chunky - 376 Folklicious
Sirdar Folksong Chunky - 376 Folklicious
Was $6.00
Now $3.00
(50% off!)
Sirdar Raffaella - 490 Azzura
Sirdar Raffaella - 490 Azzura
Was $6.80
Now $3.40
(50% off!)
Sirdar Simply Recycled Aran - 31 Cypress
Sirdar Simply Recycled Aran - 31 Cypress
Was $7.65
Now $3.83
(50% off!)
Sirdar Summer Stripes DK - 307 Latina
Sirdar Summer Stripes DK - 307 Latina
Was $7.00
Now $3.50
(50% off!)
 
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      JBW In Focus: We've got 1 Click Checkout!  
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1 Click Checkout now at Jimmy Beans!


If you've been shopping recently on our website, you may have noticed there is now a 1 Click Checkout option to place you order. This option allows you to enter your account login information and complete your order immediately with the address and shipping options stored in your account (if you don't have one yet, you can easily set up an account now, or the next time you place and order with us). Here are some fast facts about 1 Click Checkout:
  • 1 Click seriously takes just one click, so be sure you've got everything you want in your cart before you click! If you did forget something you'd like to add to or change on your order, just shoot us an email or give us a call and we'll update it right away (please be sure to have your order number handy!).
  • Wool Watchers rejoice! 1 Click makes it super easy to steal that deal on Wool Watcher with one easy click. If you want to consolidate your Wool Watcher orders for Friday shipping, don't forget to check the "Combine your Wool Watcher orders" box, located to the right of the green 1 Click Checkout button when you're getting ready to place your order.
  • Payment for 1 Click Checkout is credit card only. If you want to use a gift certificate, Beanie Bucks, account credit, or Pay Pal to pay for your order, you'll need to go through the usual checkout process.
If you still have questions about 1 Click Checkout, be sure to take a look at our FAQs, or shoot us an email or give us a call 1-877-529-5648!
 
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      1st Quarter Rewards Available April 1st  
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Jimmy Beans Bucks!
It's that time again: Jimmy Beans Bucks from the first quarter of 2015 are going to be available April 1st! That means your 4th quarter rewards are about to expire, so if you haven't used them yet, be sure you do. Not familiar with Beanie Bucks? If you have an account with us and you've made purchases with that account between January 1st and March 31st, you are eligible for an account credit of 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). These rewards will be available from April 1st until June 30th, 2015, plus, any purchases you make using your account this month will accrue Rewards you can spend starting in July! Not sure if you have Beans Bucks available? You can log into your account to check.
If you didn't earn a reward last quarter, or if you aren't familiar with this incredible Rewards Program, take a look now! As always, feel free to call our toll free number, e-mail us, or use our Live Chat option if you have any questions.
 
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