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February 2015 Newsletter

 
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In this issue:

 
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      Tasty Tosh Limited Edition - Sausage, Chard & Lemon Lasagna  
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Madelinetosh Limited Editon: Sausage, Chard and Lemon Lasagna


The deliciousness continues with the February installment in our Tasty Tosh 2015 series: Sausage, Chard, and Lemon Lasagna! This light and delicate version of the traditional Italian recipe includes lots of bright and lemony flavor, and the color reflects it: buttery yellows and creamy whites blend together for a sensational taste explosion!
Madelinetosh Twist Light is all twisted around Gus!
And we have it in your most favorite Madelinetosh bases: Pashmina, Tosh Merino Light, Tosh DK, Tosh Sock, Tosh Vintage, and as a special surprise, Twist Light!

That's right, Twist Light is here again! Many of you got an exclusive taste of this superwash merino and nylon fingering-weight blend with the very limited edition Madelinetosh Care color that benefited Doctors Without Borders. You liked it so much, Madelinetosh is making it one of their new bases; and we were lucky enough to get some of this fantastic base in the scrumptious Tasty Tosh February color! More colors are coming soon (wink, wink)!

If you're wondering what to make with this scrumptious new yarn, we suggest Dull Roar's Doublish Shawlette or the Teasdale Shawl from Corrina Ferguson.
As if it couldn't get any better, our friends at Black Rock Mud have whipped up a batch of Lemongrass Sage Soap to coordinate with this month's color. Available for purchase separately, this delectable, lightly-scented soap is infused with detoxifying Illite clay from our very own Black Rock Desert! It will leave your skin soft and your senses tingling!
Lemongrass Sage soap from Black Rock Mud
 
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      We Have Knitter's Pride! Do You?  
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Knitter's Pride Dreamz Circular needles


We have Pride, yes we do! We have Pride, how 'bout you? Knitter's Pride, that is - in an exciting new development, we've entered into a special collaboration with your favorite manufacturer of needles and notions! We now carry everything in their catalogue, so you can stock up on your favorites along with new items you won't find anywhere else!
Knitter's Pride Trendz needles
We don't mean to be all secretive, but big things are in the works for us and our Knitter's Pride pals - we'll have more details in the coming weeks!

In the meantime, take a look at all the great new products we're getting in stock! First up is Trendz, the brightest and most fun needle on the block! These durable acrylic needles are incredibly lightweight and perfectly pointed, and like the Dreamz series, each size is a different color so you can spot the needles you need with ease! We have them in Interchangeable Tips, Single Points, Fixed Circulars, and Double Points, so you can fill your knitting bag with color!
Of course it isn't just about needles: we also have fantastic notions and accessories like Bags, Bag Handles, Storage Cases, Shawl Sticks and colorful Symfonie Wood Shawl Pins, just to start! Keep checking back to see all the exciting things we have in store - we're full of pride to be filling the warehouse with Knitter's Pride!
Knitter's Pride Bags and Circular Needles
 
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      Announcing Beans for Brains 2015!  
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Beans for Brains 2015


We are pleased to present the Beans for Brains Scholarship again in 2015! While we aren't yet accepting applications for this year's scholarship (that will begin on April 1st - mark your calendars!) we are reaching out to everyone in our fiber-arts community to help fund this year's scholarship.
In addition to all of the wonderful yarn companies who have contributed so far this year, we wanted to take things a step further by truly making this a community-wide effort. Please take a moment to watch our short video about Beans for Brains (just click above!), and then click through to our Crowd Rise site to donate. Remember, every dollar equals one more dollar we can give to a deserving student in our knitting, crocheting and weaving community! We hope you'll join us!
Crowd Rise
Team Beanie
If you'd rather show your support for Beans for Brains through knitting or crocheting in lieu of a donation, we've created the Beans for Brains Team Beanie Kits! Using Schachenmayr original Boston and your choice of either a knit or crochet free pattern (free on our site), we've created kits for every team in all of the major college athletic conferences (just in time for March Madness, whoot!). For every kit sold, Jimmy Beans Wool and our friends at Schachenmayr will each donate $1 (that's $2 per kit!) to Beans for Brains! Knit or crochet one for all of your college sports fans in the family, and you are automatically helping support another fiber artist's college education. Pretty cool, eh?!?!
 
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      New Cashmere Yarns from Lotus!  
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New Cashmere Yarns from Lotus!


Even non-knitters know that cashmere is synonymous with the ultimate level of luxury: spun from the fine hair undercoat of specific goat breeds, this magnificent fiber is strong, light, and warm - everything you want for garments and accessories, and we have some beautiful new cashmere yarns from Lotus that prove it!
Cashmere Neckie
Lotus Cashmere Chunky is a unique, 6-ply bulky-weight yarn made of 100% super-premium cashmere. The unique construction and beautiful hand make it perfect for soft and sumptuous accessories to be worn next the skin, and we've reworked our free Basic Neckie pattern to take full advantage! We even have kits to get you started: choose the Single Color kit in your favorite shade, or snag the Two-Color kit and have enough yarn to make two Neckies with a contrasting stripe - one for you and one for a friend!
If the handspun look is what you're into, take a gander at Lotus Handspun Cashmere! The gorgeous thick-and-thin texture adds to the fluffy, cloud-like quality of this luxurious yarn, and we can't wait to wrap up in it! Our very own Leanne has created a simple but stunning pattern to go along with it: the Rib and Flow Cowl, a thick and plush circle that pulls on easily over your head to keep your neck comfortably warm. Unique shaping along the bottom edge gives extra coziness around the shoulders without adding bulk, and you can complete this lavish accessory with just two hanks of this heavy-worsted yarn!
Leanne's Rib and Flow Cowl
 
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      Make Something You Love... with Koigu!  
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We Heart Koigu - in all weights!


We've got love on our minds here at Jimmy Beans so naturally we're thinking about one of the most beloved yarns in the shop, Koigu. And what do we love more than Koigu? Craft-alongs using Koigu! And what else? Prizes!

Jimmy Beans is hosting another freeform craft-along in our Ravelry group. Start a project using Koigu on or after Valentine's Day, finish before the end of March, and enter it in our Ravelry thread to potentially win a prize. Projects made from American Merino will earn double entries! Come join us to chat about bases, colors, projects, prizes and for all the official rules!
 
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      New Malabrigo Rueca Kits & Onesies!  
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Quite a Common Thief Shawl


We have our share of talented employees here at Jimmy Beans Wool, from knitters and crocheters, to spinners and weavers, to quilters and garment makers - and even designers! Chris Salas is a Reno native who recently returned to the Silver State from Portland, and has joined our team here at JBW.
another Quite A Common Thief
He's created a truly unique shawl inspired by Robin Hood on the hit TV Show Once Upon a Time (you know we're avid fans!) called Quite a Common Thief, and as soon as Jimmy saw it, she had to start knitting it!

She chose gorgeous, eco-friendly Malabrigo Rueca to bring this shawl to life and stay close to the earthy roots of a forest-dweller like Robin Hood. We've made kits so you can get started on your own shawl in Rueca, and then check out our fun video showcasing different colors of Rueca and some different ways you can wear it (there are many)!
If the handspun look isn't up your alley, we encourage you to try Quite a Common Thief in some of our Malabrigo Off-Catalogue colors - test colors in many of your favorite bases that we have available for a limited time. They're first quality, just limited quantity! New Off-Catalogue colors are arriving periodically, so be sure to keep checking up on your favorite Malabrigo yarns.
Malabrigo Off-Catalogue Colors
 
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      Stash Building Sale Yarns!  
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Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies & Juniper Moon Farm Marlowe - 50% Off!
We recently received a bunch of new sale yarns from Louisa Harding and Juniper Moon Farm! First up is Louisa Harding's Grace Harmonies. This tonally variegated 50/50 blend of wool and silk is a soft single ply that looks stunning knit up. Use it for a pretty shawl like Cedar Leaf Shawlette from Never Not Knitting or the Botanie Shawl from Tin Can Knits! Marlowe, from Juniper Moon Farm, is also a variegated, 50/50 wool and silk blend, but in a squishy Aran weight. Use it for a cozy cardi like the Women's Top Down Long Open Cardigan from Knitting Pure and Simple!
Juniper Moon Farm Marlowe - 13 Pacific Rim
Juniper Moon Farm Marlowe - 13 Pacific Rim
Was $25.00
Now $12.50
(50% off!)
Juniper Moon Farm Marlowe - 01 Madrigal
Juniper Moon Farm Marlowe - 01 Madrigal
Was $25.00
Now $12.50
(50% off!)
Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies - 13 Charlotte
Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies - 13 Charlotte
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies - 11 Dotty
Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies - 11 Dotty
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Ella Rae Lace Merino & Lace Merino Worsted - 50% Off!
New in the sale section from Ella Rae are the popular Lace Merino and Lace Merino Worsted. Both yarns are 100% superwash merino wool, in either a fingering weight for shawls and socks, or worsted weight for squishy soft cowls or cozy sweaters. Try the Rooty Hat from Dull Roar in the Worsted, or the Claire de Lune Shawl by Pam Powers!
Ella Rae Lace Merino - 017 Plum Island
Ella Rae Lace Merino - 017 Plum Island
Was $25.00
Now $12.50
(50% off!)
Ella Rae Lace Merino - 026 Sand Stone
Ella Rae Lace Merino - 026 Sand Stone
Was $25.00
Now $12.50
(50% off!)
Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted - 125 Salmon Pink
Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted - 125 Salmon Pink
Was $22.00
Now $11.00
(50% off!)
Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted - 019 Aqua, Purple
Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted - 019 Aqua, Purple
Was $22.00
Now $11.00
(50% off!)
Mirasol Hasa, Sulka, and Miski - 50% Off!
Three scrumptious yarns in select colors are now available on sale from Mirasol! Whether you are looking for something 100% llama (Miski), or a blend of alpaca, merino, and silk (Hasa or Sulka), we've got you covered! All of these yarns fall into the worsted or aran weight range, making them perfect for just about any winter garments or accessories. Try Hasa or Sulka for a Ludlow wrap by Brooklyn Tweed or Miski for Lila's Cardigan by the Yarniad!
Mirasol Hasa - 2212 Orange Flame
Mirasol Hasa - 2212 Orange Flame
Was $12.00
Now $6.00
(50% off!)
Mirasol Hasa - 2216 Denim
Mirasol Hasa - 2216 Denim
Was $12.00
Now $6.00
(50% off!)
Mirasol Sulka - 228 Pear
Mirasol Sulka - 228 Pear
Was $11.00
Now $5.50
(50% off!)
Mirasol Miski - 129 Orange Amber
Mirasol Miski - 129 Orange Amber
Was $10.00
Now $5.00
(50% off!)
Muench Cleo and Fabu - 60% Off!
Our latest sale yarns from Muench pair well together to create fun scarves and shawls! Cleo is a fantastic accent yarn with lots of shine. When paired with funky Fabu yarn, you create a supercharged combo of color and texture! If flashy isn't really your thing, pair one of these yarns with a solid colored yarn for a subtle accent on a hat or scarf!
Fabu - M4312 Yellows, Greens, Tans
Fabu - M4312 Yellows, Greens, Tans
Was $13.95
Now $5.55
(60% off!)
Fabu - M4317 Kiwi, Purple, Lemon, Pink
Fabu - M4317 Kiwi, Purple, Lemon, Pink
Was $13.95
Now $5.55
(60% off!)
Cleo - 124 Ecureuil
Cleo - 124 Ecureuil
Was $14.50
Now $5.80
(60% off!)
Cleo - 147 Tyrol
Cleo - 147 Tyrol
Was $14.50
Now $5.80
(60% off!)
Knit Collage Pixie Dust Mini and Wildflower - from 25% off!
The latest closeouts from Knit Collage have us itching for more! The spunky Wildflower yarn consists of cotton fabric spun tightly to create a yarn-like strand that you can easily knit. Use it for the Fishnet Bandana Cowl (available on the Knit Collage Website), or any other fun super bulky open-knit projects! Pixie Dust Mini is a thinner version of the popular Pixie Dust yarn that boasts tons of sparkle! Use 3 skeins to make the Pixie Ruffle Shawl!
Knit Collage Wildflower - Gardenia
Knit Collage Wildflower - Gardenia
Was $34.00
Now $24.00
(29% off!)
Knit Collage Wildflower - Goldenrod
Knit Collage Wildflower - Goldenrod
Was $34.00
Now $24.00
(29% off!)
Knit Collage Pixie Dust Mini - Seashell Pink
Knit Collage Pixie Dust Mini - Seashell Pink
Was $32.00
Now $24.00
(25% off!)
Knit Collage Pixie Dust Mini - Rusty Sienna
Knit Collage Pixie Dust Mini - Rusty Sienna
Was $32.00
Now $24.00
(25% off!)
 
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      Projects on Our Needles  
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Leanne's Rib and Flow Cowl
Leanne's Rib and Flow Cowl

This cozy ribbed cowl is Leanne's latest design, and it's ah - ma - zing! Light and lofty Lotus Cashmere Handspun makes this simple design squishy and textured, and so nice to wear around your neck. A ribbed cowl neck that transitions into an arched bottom edge that drapes easily about your shoulders, this cowl will become your go-to winter warmer that you'll wear with everything. Leanne has been wearing hers non-stop, making her the envy of the shop this winter!

If you love cashmere as much as we do, be sure to grab one of the Rib and Flow Cowl kits, or if you just want the pattern, you can snag your own copy in Leanne's Ravelry Store!

Laura's Rueca Quite a Common Thief Cowl
Laura's Rueca Quite a Common Thief Cowl

Laura saw Chris's awesome Quite a Common Thief design and decided she had to have one knit in Malabrigo's Rueca Handspun yarn! So with Chris's help, she picked out some pretty colors (#878 Tobacos and #850 Archangel) and cast on. The project took about 2.5 skeins of the Archangel in the handspun yarn (yardage varies so this will also vary) and about half a skein of the contrasting color, Tobacos. The result is a fun, textured version of Chris's brilliant design! If you love the result as much as we do, you can find more color options in our Quite a Common Thief Kit, or snag a copy of just the pattern in Chris's Ravelry Store!

Laura's Cashmere Neckies
Laura's Cashmere Neckies

Laura really wanted to work with the new Lotus Cashmere Chunky yarn, so she grabbed a couple of hanks and came up with this new twist on an old classic pattern of ours! The super simple Neckie pattern has been reworked to be knit at a slightly finer gauge, with this scrumptiously soft 100% Cashmere chunky yarn. Laura knit hers with a contrasting stipe, but a solid color would work as well. Find the pattern for free on our Free Patterns page and you'll be knitting in no time!

One full skein of Cashmere is needed for this pattern, but two colors will make 2 neckies with contrasting stripes. Check out our kit options for single color or two color versions of the Cashmere Neckie!

Jeanne's Vintage Crochet Throw
Jeanne's Vintage Crochet Throw

Jeanne recently finished her first (beyond a hat) crochet project! This stunning throw uses Cascade 220 Heathers and the Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan Pattern by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. Jeanne says she learned a lot while working on this project, especially about tension in crochet and a bunch of other things. For the experienced crocheter, this project would be a breeze, but Jeanne would rate it as an intermediate project. The project used 2 skeins each of 5 different colors of Cascade 220 Heathers. Jeanne used the following five colors: Turtle, Sparrow, Dune Heather, Olive Drab Heather, and Birch Heather. The result is a super pretty autumnal colored throw that she'll love using fall through spring!

Chris's Echo Strike Shawls
Chris's Echo Strike Shawls

These shawls are the latest design from one of our employees here at Jimmy Beans, Chris! They are called Echo Strike shawls, and they are just stunning! The 2-color version is knit in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (in Glazed Pecan and Denim) than the 3-color version which uses Cascade 220 (in Soft Sage #9602, Charcoal #8400, and Cascade 220 Heathers in Straw Gold #4010.) The 3-color version is also knit on larger needles for extra drape. Both of these shawls are absolutely beautiful and look super fun to knit!

You can purchase your copy of the Echo Strike shawl pattern in Chris's Ravelry Store!

Monika's Tribe Top
Monika's Tribe Top

Monika crocheted this top out of Rowan Panama in color #307 Tulip, using the free Tribe pattern from the Rowan Website. The result is a cute bohemian top that can be layered over tanks or long sleeves and is easy to dress up or down with jeans or a nice skirt! Here is what Monika had to say about the project:

"I would technically assign this pattern an intermediate status, but working with Panama with such a small hook made it quite fiddly, so work-wise, it's an advanced. But worth it - can't wait for it to get warm enough to wear it!"

We love how this top turned out! Nice work, Monika!

 
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      JBW In Focus: New Trunk Shows in the Retail Shop!  
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Andrea Rangel Trunk Show


This month brings two exciting trunk shows into our retail shop! First up we have Andrea Rangel, whose patterns have been generating quite a buzz around here lately! Sandy even knit several different versions of the Pembroke Shawl while she was out having chemo; Erika recently bound off on the Ume Shawl, and Monika knit the Sentiment Shawl for Leanne! Andrea's trunk show will be here until the 23rd, so if you are in the area, be sure to stop on by and check it out!
We also just received the Dull Roar trunk show of designs from Alex Tinsley and we'll have it for a full month! Yippee!
 
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      JBW is on The Art of Charm!  
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We're taking over the world.... with Yarn Bouquets! We recently took a step outside the knitting world to run an advertisement featuring some of our most popular Rowan Yarn Bouquets on a podcast called The Art of Charm - a broadcast geared towards turning "ordinary guys into extraordinary men" (though honestly, you can easily sub in the words "folks" for "guys" and "people" for "men" - both Laura and Leanne are huge fans of the show and they HIGHLY recommend it!).

You can check out episode that aired Monday, February 10th to get a taste of what the Art of Charm is all about, and hear Jordan, the voice of AOC, talk about your favorite yarn shop, and remind all those thoughtful boyfriends and husbands out there what their significant others really want -YARN!

The Art of Charm

 
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