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February 2015 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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      Lorna's February Limited Edition Color - Dark Crystal!  
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Our version of Fizzgig, protecting Masham in Dark Crystal


Long ago... in the land of Thra... do you think they had yarn? These are the sort of questions that occupy us here at Jimmy Beans, as we try to decide what to knit with the newest color in our Lorna's Laces Limited Edition series: Dark Crystal! It didn't take a consultation with Aughra's orrery to figure out that a color modeled after Jim Henson's '80s cult classic The Dark Crystal would be not only gorgeous (I mean hello, people, it's got purple!) but also tons of fun for any true '80s pop culture fan. And when we saw this glowing fusion of fuchsia, navy, mulberry, and mauve, we got more excited than Jen when he learned that Gelfling girls have wings!
Romi Hill's Shawl made with Solemate
We're not the only ones getting excited about this month's color; we've got two partners working with us to create our very own Conjunction of the Crystal! Romi Hill has designed a super-special, one-skein scarf/small shawl project in Solemate that's sure to have you jumping onto your Landstrider and hurrying over to JBW (or the mailbox!) to pick up your very own hank. And Spark has created a stunning set of stitch markers that will twinkle in your knitting like the Shard when Jen plays his flute! You can purchase the Shard Kit here which includes 1 skein of Solemate in Dark Crystal and a link to download Romi's stunning pattern from our website. Don't forget to add on those Spark stitch markers either. This set was constructed specifically with Romi's pattern in mind!
Before you get too busy dream-casting (the knitter's version of dream-fasting - get it!?) about your potential projects in this great new color, be sure to check out Lorna's newest base, Cloudgate! It's a cushy, quick-knitting bulky-weight blend of superwash merino with a touch of nylon for extra durability and a smooth feel. It's so amazing, Kate Oates of Tot Toppers is hosting a Knit-Along for the Katy Tunic using Cloudgate over on Ravelry - check it out! If this fabulous tunic strikes your fancy, we've got plenty of La Regina in Cloudgate (the color shown here), but also suggest some tonal favorites such as Buckingham Fountain, Cermak, or Sally Jean.
the Katy Tunic by Kate Oates
 
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      Yarn Bouquets - A Softer Way to Say "I Love You" on Valentine's Day!  
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Lithosphere Shawl pattern - free with bouquet purchase


Love is in the air... and on our needles! This February, throw the chocolates out the window (ok, maybe not THAT - let's not get too dramatic here) and celebrate with yarn! To make your Valentine's Day fantastically fiber-filled, we've whipped up three delicious new bouquets that elevate some of our most popular yarns to utter perfection and will have both you and your recipient absolutely twitterpated! Our most recent fave is the Lithosphere Shawl Bouquet: using one hank of Rowan Fine Art and three balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, these yarny flowers knit up into a gorgeous shawl that floats over the shoulders like wispy clouds sweeping across the sky. Choose the Maple colorway and you'll be all set with your red to wear for the Day of Love!
For an extra-special bouquet only available for a limited time, choose the Madelinetosh Valentine's Day Bouquet! Featuring three squishy soft yarn-flowers of Tosh Chunky Short Skeins (each just 5 yards short of a normal hank) in the lusciously red Tart colorway, you can't go wrong with this bouquet. In addition to its Tosh-tasticness, each bouquet includes a Ravelry download code for the elegant Sylkie Cowl by Gudrun Johnston, a beautiful long-loop cowl worked flat with an interesting slipped-stitch design. Heather's already started hers and she can hardly wait to get it off the needles and start wearing it!
Sylkie in progress
Lotus Mimi Bouquet
If you're looking for a smaller token of affection, give a Lotus Mimi Shades Hugs and Kisses Bouquet! Available just at Jimmy's, these diminutive arrangements include one luxurious hank of Lotus Mimi Shades in a limited edition Valentine's color dyed just for the day of love, as well as a Ravelry download code for the Veyla Mitts pattern by Ysolda Teague -proof that even a petite present can pack all the power of a grand gesture! If you're hoping to get your hands on a skein or two of this special color a la carte, we've also go you covered! The Hugs and Kisses colorway is available by the skein for a limited time, along with a handful of new hand dyed Mimi Shades colorways!
 
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      If Red Isn't Your Color, Here are Some Other Bouquet Options!  
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Now we know there are those of you out there thinking, "so much RED - whatever will I do?"! Well, fear not - we've got bouquets for you, too! There are our ever-popular Swans Island Birthstone Bouquets, with either three or five skeins of Ecowash DK, Anna Bee Stitch Markers to match, and the pattern for the beautiful Silver Birch Cowl. For those who prefer natrually neutral colors, the elegant Fyberspates Anniversary Bouquets are the perfect option! Each arrangement includes three shimmery skeins of Scrumptious DK/Worsted, as well as the pattern for a dazzling hat and armwarmer set - ooh, la, la!
Swans Island Birthstone Bouquets
Ailene with her Linen Stitch Scarf


For even more color, our Koigu Bouquets are where it's at! Seriously, you can't go wrong with the great and versatile Koigu KPPPM hand-painted yarn -it's a tried and true favorite of knitters everywhere! From Simple Bouquets with three skeins, to the ultimate Full Bouquet with ten skeins of heavenly Koigu (all including the pattern to the ever popular Linen Stitch Scarf), anyone would be ecstatic to receive one of these gems - for any occasion! And for you blue flower fans, we've created a special Blue Valentine Bouquet in Malabrigo Rios. This limited edition bouquet features 2 skeins of Rios in an off-catalog shade of deep blue - plenty of yarn for Tin Can Knits' Sitka Spruce Hat and Mitts set (pattern included with each bouquet!).
 
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      Zen Yarn Garden is Here at JBW!  
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Zen Garden Yarn Garden


You fell in love with them when they participated in our Yarn-mas 2014 Celebration, and so did we - and now, we're pleased to announce that Zen Yarn Garden yarns are part of the Jimmy Beans family! The carefully crafted colors and high-quality luxury fibers used by this amazing hand-dye company just called out to us, and we know you'll be as excited as we are to start working with one of the four delicious bases we have in stock! Let's start with Serenity Worsted, a squishy, sumptuous blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon that will stay springy and soft in everything from sweaters to hats! Think of it first for that next project where you want the beauty of a hand-dyed yarn to shine through. How about the Antler Cardigan from Tin Can Knits? Perfect!
Serenity 20 and Serenity Glitter Sock have the fingering weight category cornered: they're the same great blend of fibers in a lighter weight perfect for socks and shawls, and the Glitter Sock has bits of sparkly shine spun right in! Grab a pattern for the Clochan Socks by Andrea Rangel or the Lichen Mists Shawl by Rock + Purl, and you'll be gorgeous from head to toe! But the yarn we're absolutely singing about is the Black Tie Affairs Opera line! Each colorway in this clever collection is named after a famous opera or composer, and each stunning skein is 400 yards of laceweight perfection meant for a special wrap or shawl for those fancy occasions. We think it would really shine in the Ojo de Dios shawl by Bad Cat Designs!
All Zen in our Zen Yarn Garden
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Lantern Moon Tape Measures - Wool Watcher Puppy
Lantern Moon Tape Measures - Wool Watcher Puppy
$11.50
You know his adorable face well, binoculars pressed to his eager little eyes: it's the Wool Watcher Puppy, our mascot for great savings on special products! He appears at the top of our web page, and now he's in the shop, too! Available Just at Jimmy's, Lantern Moon has created charming little Wool Watcher Puppy Tape Measures! Put this perky little pint-sized puppy in your knitting bag and whip him out to measure your progress and start a conversation - he's sure to receive lots of attention!
Schachenmayr Regia 6 Ply Active - 5962 Fire Red
Schachenmayr Regia 6 Ply Active - 5962 Fire Red
$6.95
Think handmade socks are just for lounging around the house or showing off your fancy stitchwork? Think again! New Regia 6-ply Active makes it possible to put your best foot forward in your sporty endeavors, too! A balanced blend of washable wool, polyamide, and the revolutionary Outlast fiber -developed by NASA and adored by sock knitters for its temperature-regulating properties - this DK-weight dandy is ideal for a pair of extra-cushy socks that will delight those active feet! Cast on for the Mid-Weight Sock by Knitting Pure and Simple and modify it to meet your needs: create a short, sporty cuff for those runners you know, or extend the leg to make knee socks for skiing or snowshoeing!
Louise Walker - Faux Taxidermy Knits
Louise Walker - Faux Taxidermy Knits
$22.99
Where quirky and cute meet is the happy hunting ground for knitters; we like our projects to be instantly recognizable as uniquely handmade, but enjoyable to wear, too! Louise Walker gets it, and her new book, Faux Taxidermy Knits, is proof. These fifteen distinctive patterns range from amusing to adorable - I mean, who wouldn't feel fantastically fashionable in a fox stole, or how about a knitted moose head for your living room wall? Now that's sure to elicit interesting comments! These patterns are fun, fashionable, and best of all, friendly to the animals!
Cascade Avalon Multis - 310 Tea Roses
Cascade Avalon Multis - 310 Tea Roses
$6.50
We know some of you are already gearing up for warm-weather knitting - and good for you! We've got a new yarn you'll love: Cascade Avalon Multis! Like regular Avalon, this 50/50 cotton and acrylic blend is light, moisture-wicking, and soft on the skin, perfect for summery tanks and tops. It's also great for children's garments - and they're sure to love the fun, variegated colorways! Just see what they think of the Summer Fun Cotton Tank, a free pattern from the Cascade website!
Universal Yarns Classic Shades Metallic - 601 Festivale
Universal Yarns Classic Shades Metallic - 601 Festivale
$11.95
You already love the soft, self-striping colors of the original Universal Classic Shades yarn, so get ready to step it up a notch: check out the new Universal Classic Shades Metallic! It's the same roving-style, heavy-worsted, wool and acrylic combination of the original, but with the appealing twist of sparkly metallic fibers that will shine out from your finished projects and catch eyes everywhere! Try it for a hat or scarf, or imagine the fun you could have with a larger project like the Mitered Square Throw!
 
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      Kit of the Month: Muench Touch Me Tunisian Crochet Chevron Scarf - Now 40% Off!  
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We have an extra-special Kit of the Month for you this February: the Muench Touch Me Tunisian Crochet Chevron Scarf! A pattern from the Crochet Red book, this smooth and sultry neckwarmer is Tunisian crocheted using the spectacularly soft Muench Touch Me chenille yarn in an irresistible red hue - and trust us, the name says it all, because you won't be able to keep your hands off it! What better way to get that special Valentine to come a little closer? And for the entire month of February, this great kit is 40% off, so you can treat yourself and a friend to one - and then go on a double date for Valentine's Day (wink!)!

If you aren't familiar with Tunisian Crochet, or need a refresher, be sure to check out our instructional video on this versatile technique!

Muench Touch Me Tunisian Chevron Scarf

Muench Touch Me Tunisian Chevron Scarf
Originally from $84.75 to $102.70
On sale from $50.85 to $61.62

 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Cascade Mill Ends - 40% off!
Get those clicker fingers ready for battle: Cascade Mill Ends are back in the warehouse and it's going to be a buying blitz for these great yarns! Mill Ends are first-quality skeins of your favorite Cascade yarns that were left over when there weren't enough of each dye lot to make up a full 10-skein bag, so we got them at a great price! And we have them in many of your favorite bases: 220 Superwash Paints, Alpaca Lace, Eco Cloud, Lana Grande, Pacific, and more! Just remember, if you're planning a large project, you may want to check with us when ordering to make sure we have enough skeins that match or are of the same dye lot to complete it. Just give us a call - we're here to help!
Eco Cloud Mill Ends - 1803 Fawn
Eco Cloud Mill Ends - 1803 Fawn
Was $17.00
Now $10.20
(40% off!)
220 Superwash Paints Mill Ends - 9869
220 Superwash Paints Mill Ends - 9869
Was $18.50
Now $11.10
(40% off!)
Alpaca Lace Mill Ends - 1411 Turtle
Alpaca Lace Mill Ends - 1411 Turtle
Was $10.00
Now $6.00
(40% off!)
Cherub Aran Mill Ends - 08 Baby Blue
Cherub Aran Mill Ends - 08 Baby Blue
Was $5.60
Now $3.35
(40% off!)
Eco Alpaca Mill Ends - 1528 Reed Twist
Eco Alpaca Mill Ends - 1528 Reed Twist
Was $18.00
Now $10.80
(40% off!)
Lana Grande Mill Ends - 6039
Lana Grande Mill Ends - 6039
Was $9.50
Now $5.70
(40% off!)
Pacific Mill Ends - 21
Pacific Mill Ends - 21
Was $7.50
Now $4.50
(40% off!)
Pure Alpaca Mill Ends - 3016 Lichen
Pure Alpaca Mill Ends - 3016 Lichen
Was $19.00
Now $11.40
(40% off!)
Schachenmayr Original Aventica Supreme & Northern Yarn - 50% off!
Two new sale yarns from Schachenmayr just hit the shelves, and they're already flying out the door! Aventica Supreme is the ideal yarn for winter sweaters: a lofty chainette construction combined with a slightly tweedy look in a mix of great fibers, you're sure to love whatever you make from this heavy-worsted treasure! At just $3.99 for a 131-yard ball, you're sure to love the price, too! And Schachenmayr Northern is even more of a bargain: $2.74 for 230 yards of hard-wearing but soft, worsted-weight acrylic yarn in variegated, tweedy, and solid colors is perfect for everything from gloves to garments!
Misti Alpaca Lace - 50% off!
Hold the phone: 400 yards of heavenly-soft, 100% baby alpaca lace-weight yarn for $4.00? Yup! Your fellow knitters will be unable to resist bestowing a friendly "knitter's handshake" on any project made out of the fantastic Misti Alpaca Lace - and don't be surprised if you find yourself absentmindedly stroking this velvety treasure! Shawls, scarves, and light sweaters will be absolutely irresistible!
Swans Island Natural Colors Bulky & EcoWash Aran - 35% off!
Normally you might be disappointed when you hear a favorite yarn has been discontinued - just like we were when we heard about Swans Island Natural Colors Bulky and EcoWash Aran. But then we realized: that just means we can buy up the rest at a great price! Natural Colors Bulky is an industry darling for its organic merino wool content and eco-friendly dyeing process, not to mention the delicious colors! EcoWash Aran comes in equally gorgeous colors, and it's treated with the environmentally conscious EcoWash process, which means it is machine washable!
Swans Island Natural Colors Bulky - Maize
Swans Island Natural Colors Bulky - Maize
Was $32.00
Now $20.80
(35% off!)
Swans Island Natural Colors Bulky - Bittersweet
Swans Island Natural Colors Bulky - Bittersweet
Was $32.00
Now $20.80
(35% off!)
Swans Island EcoWash Aran - Cumin
Swans Island EcoWash Aran - Cumin
Was $14.50
Now $9.42
(35% off!)
Swans Island EcoWash Aran -  Pumpkin
Swans Island EcoWash Aran - Pumpkin
Was $14.50
Now $9.42
(35% off!)
Noro Sale Yarns - from 40% off!
It's Noro insanity in the warehouse! Lucky for you (and us!) we've got a boatload of Noro sale yarns ready to fatten your stash and keep your wallet fat, too! Cyochin is a heavy-worsted wonder, with a touch of mohair and specially blended, variegated colors! Take a look at Takeuma for that classic, self-striping Noro look in a worsted-weight wool and silk blend. There are also two bulky-weight beauties: Nadeshiko, a soft angora, wool, and silk combo, and Mossa, a wool blend with a fun boucle appearance. Last but not least, select colors of Taiyo, a color-rich, heavy-worsted blend of cotton, silk, wool, and nylon are on this list of closeouts. Pick your favorites and watch for the mailman!
Noro Taiyo - 32 Black, Pink, Red, Lime
Noro Taiyo - 32 Black, Pink, Red, Lime
Was $19.95
Now $11.95
(40% off!)
Noro Cyochin - 03 Fuchsia, Wine, Orange, Brown
Noro Cyochin - 03 Fuchsia, Wine, Orange, Brown
Was $20.00
Now $12.00
(40% off!)
Noro Takeuma - 02 Natural, Mint, Black, Brown
Noro Takeuma - 02 Natural, Mint, Black, Brown
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
Noro Nadeshiko - 21 Charcoal, Purple, Maroon
Noro Nadeshiko - 21 Charcoal, Purple, Maroon
Was $24.95
Now $12.45
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Sale Yarns - 50% off!
Find your bliss... your Debbie Bliss! We're extra happy about these great sale yarns from one of our favorite yarn makers, and you will be, too! Angel Print is a luxuriously soft, superkid mohair and silk blend that knits up into light and lovely projects with a delicious halo - absolutely angelic! Luxury Silk DK is our go-to yarn for adding a bit of opulence to everyday knits; the beautiful shimmer of the silk really sets this one apart! Just be sure to grab these amazing deals before they're gone!
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 01
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 01
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 04
Debbie Bliss Angel Print - 04
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK - 04 Magenta
Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK - 04 Magenta
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK - 14 Buttermilk
Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK - 14 Buttermilk
Was $20.00
Now $10.00
(50% off!)
 
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      JBW In-Focus: JBW & Stitch Mountain in Mammoth, CA, Feb. 6th & 7th!  
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Stitch Mountain - Downhill Pullover


The JBW team is headed south... well, just a few hours or so! This coming weekend, February 6th & 7th, we'll be at Mammoth Ski Resort in Mammoth, CA for the US Grand Prix ski event! We'll be manning our booth in the village with some fun drawings, freebies, and showcasing the Stitch Mountain Trunk Show! Stop on by the booth in the area and say hello... we'd love to meet you!
 
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