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January 2015 Newsletter

 
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      New for 2015: Tantalizing Tosh! Now available EVERY month in 2015!  
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Madelinetosh Rojo Texas Chili


You know that when we discover something you all like, we like to give you more of it! When we noticed that the Tailor-made Madelinetosh colors from 2014 were among the best sellers this past year, a yarn-bulb went on over our heads: why not host a limited edition color EVERY month this coming year, inspired by the thing we love more than cloths (and as much as Tosh) - food! The unanimous response was "Yum - and YES"! Introducing Tasty Tosh 2015, with a Just-at-Jimmy's collection of one-of-a-kind monthly colors and best of all, the scrumptious recipes that inspired them!

Each month for all of 2015, we'll release a new color in a selection the most popular Madelinetosh yarns and include the delicious recipe that goes with it. Each release will also be accompanied by an extra-special treat: a soap or mud treatment from Black Rock Mud, in an exclusive scent made just for us! Made with alkaline Illite clay from our Nevada Black Rock Desert, these luxurious products leave your skin feeling silky-soft and transformed.
Olivia's Texas Chili Recipe
Without further ado, on to the January color! First up is Olivia's carefully guarded (until now!) chili recipe, perfect for that upcoming Super Bowl Party! The hand-dyers at Madelinetosh have captured the deep, rich reds and browns of the dish perfectly with Rojo Texas Chili - it's absolutely mouthwatering! Just make sure you have a cool drink on hand when you start knitting up this spicy color! It would look amazing in the Poet Society Tam; no matter your hair color, this trendy topper using Tosh Vintage in this hot new hue is sure to shoot fireworks!
 
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      Madelinetosh Prairie and Chunky Short Skeins Are Back!  
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Just a Tad Short... Tosh Chunky Short Skeins


It's Madelinetosh Madness in the warehouse! The Beans are flitting around in a tizzy over all the gorgeousness to be seen everywhere, not least of which is due to the huge shipment of Prairie and Chunky Short Skeins we just received! Now, these are not "onesies" like you might be used to: the dye job on these is absolute first-quality. However, the hanks themselves came out a few yards too short, and that means we can trim the price as well! With dozens and dozens of your favorite hand-dyed Madelinetosh colorways to choose from, we're sure you'll agree that they can send us short skeins anytime! But therein lies the rub: these special skeins are available in finite quantity, and once they're gone, they're gone - so grab them while you can!
So I'm a bit short... Got a problem with that?
The Chunky Short Skeins are just 5 yards short, and priced at only $16.50, I think we can overlook that, don't you? You'd still have plenty to make The Boyfriend Watch Cap from Churchmouse! Or use that savings to splurge on 5-7 skeins for Knitting Pure and Simple's Cap Sleeve Wrap Cardigan.

The Prairie Short Skeins are 100 yards short, still leaving you with 740 yards to work with - and for only $20.00, we're willing to work without complaint! Just 1 or 2 skeins is all you need to knit the Racing Raindrops Scarf from Churchmouse, or 3-5 skeins for Knitbot's ever-popular Featherweight Cardigan.

*Note: as of right now, we've only received Tosh Chunky Short Skeins in colors with names starting with A through D and Prairie in A through E, the other colors listed on our website are on their way. You can place a pre-order for these colors at any time and we'll ship them as soon as they arrive!
 
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      Noro Blanket Knit-Along  
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Kureyon Heart Blanket  - Noro Knit-Along
Our friends at Knitting Fever have devised a special project sure to warm your heart on the approach to Valentine's Day: a Noro Kureyon Heart Blanket Knit-Along! This knit-tastic event started on January 14th and concludes just in time for the lovey-dovey holiday on February 14th. The gorgeous pattern is the Heart Blanket by Bonnie Franz from the Fall 2014 Noro Magazine, and features three colors of Noro Kureyon that create a stunning design of sweet hearts on a subtly striped background - and believe us, it's easier than it looks, because the beautiful yarn does all the work!
And to make it extra simple for you, we've got pre-made kits that include a Ravelry download code along with the yarn - just one click and you can get started right away! If you choose your own palette of 3 coordinating colors of Kureyon to make your blanket precious and personalized, just let us know you're making the blanket and we'll include the pattern download code with your order!
 
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      Fresh Deliveries  
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Unraveled Designs and Yarn Swirl DK - Wisteria
Unraveled Designs and Yarn Swirl DK - Wisteria
$26.00
Ever since our Rachel of Unraveled Designs and Yarn began her foray into the world of yarn dyeing, she's become a true fiber artist! We have a total yarn-crush on her newest creation, an irresistible DK-weight beauty in astoundingly vibrant colors, and we're proud to introduce you to Swirl DK! This perfectly twisted, squishy-soft, machine-washable wool is sure to start a new obsession - it's perfect for anything you could dream up, from caps to cardigans! We can't wait to try it in the Tin Can Knits Botany shawl - exquisite! - and it would be absolutely huggable in the Jul Elevation Wrap. As an added bonus, each skein comes with fabric tags that you can cut out and sew into your handmade items - adorable!
Vogue Knitting International - '14/15 Winter
Vogue Knitting International - '14/15 Winter
$6.99
The Winter Issue of Vogue Knitting is here! And it's full of articles and patterns to get you excited about knitting your way into the New Year. From classic sweaters to reinvented vintage styles, the 30 designs packed into this volume are, as always, on the cutting edge of style. They've got features on the newest super-bulky yarns on the block, tips on increasing (always a handy bit of know-how for your toolkit), mastering mosaic knitting, and more! Just don't get so absorbed in reading that you forget to start knitting!
Fyberspates Cumulus - 903 Bottle Green
Fyberspates Cumulus - 903 Bottle Green
$9.80
Love the look of kid mohair and silk blends, but wish they were as soft as they look? We've got just what you need: Fyberspates Cumulus! This new, gorgeous lightweight yarn is spun from baby alpaca and silk, giving you the great look of those popular haloed yarns, but with softer and smoother alpaca instead of the mohair component - it truly resembles the fluffy clouds for which it's named! It comes in 14 luscious colors and would be great for a light sweater or cowl, or use it as a carry-along yarn to add extra loft and warmth to another project.
ChiaoGoo TWIST Lace Tips - US 2.5 (3.00mm) - 5"
ChiaoGoo TWIST Lace Tips - US 2.5 (3.00mm) - 5"
$7.50
We're in love with ChiaoGoo Twist Lace Interchangeable Tips - light and lovely hollow metal tips with a perfectly pointed tip that's sharp, but not too sharp - what more could you ask for? They come in sizes US 2 to US 15 and in both 5" and 6" tip lengths, meaning you can use them for anything you've a mind to! Pair them with the new ChiaoGoo Twist Red Cables, and you've got a match made in heaven. These flexible, strong cords come in two sizes (Small and Large) to perfectly fit different gauge needles, are available in lengths from 8" up to 50", and even sport a lifeline hole, so you can easily knit lifelines right into your work - great for lace projects!
Cascade North Shore Prints - 505 Kona
Cascade North Shore Prints - 505 Kona
$6.50
Cascade is back with a new DK-weight gem: North Shore! This super-soft acrylic yarn is versatile, durable, and economical - the ideal combo for garments, especially hard-wearing children's items! Can't you just see it in a cute outfit for that new baby, like the Knitting Pure and Simple Baby Dress? Adorable! And you don't have to stick with baby colors: this new easy-care invention comes in over twenty colors that are pure eye candy! Or for a fun, self-patterned look, check out North Shore Prints!
 
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      New Berroco Yarns for Spring!  
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We can already tell it's going to be a Berroco kind of season - if the new yarns we just received are any indication! Each new skein we touch is just begging to get on the needles and create clothing and accessories for those of us who are already wishing for warmer weather!
First up is Fiora, a delicious DK-weight blend of Cotton and Viscose, with just a touch of Alpaca, Nylon, and Wool. Now you might be thinking, what's with all those fibers? Well, think of it this way: your project benefits from all the great qualities of each component! This yarn has it all: drape, sheen, lightweight warmth, softness, and breathability, all in a richly-hued color palette. Just don't forget the matching Fiora Pattern Book - you wouldn't want to miss out on these great garments and accessories!
Berroco Fiora Jane Wrap
Berroco Indigo Milkweed Tank
Berroco Indigo is yet another fabulous recycled-fiber yarn for the favorites list: although it's worsted weight, the light blend of cotton and recycled denim fibers is ideal for effortless garments with durability and a subtly tweedy texture. Choose one of the gorgeous muted hues, pick up a copy of the accompanying Berroco Indigo Pattern Book, and get started on a fantastic new sweater or shawl!
Berroco Fiora Jane Wrap
Berroco Fiora Jane Wrap
From $60.00 to $70.00
Berroco Fiora Queen Maud Cardigan
Berroco Fiora Queen Maud Cardigan
From $40.00 to $84.95
Berroco Indigo Milkweed Tank
Berroco Indigo Milkweed Tank
From $32.85 to $99.70
Berroco Indigo Phlox Shawl
Berroco Indigo Phlox Shawl
From $43.80 to $53.80
Spring wouldn't be spring without a bit of whimsy, and these two new chainette-construction yarns have just that! Mixer is aptly named: it blends a cotton base with ribbons of lightweight synthetic fibers resulting in an ensemble of thick and thin, smooth and matte textures with silky sheen - and the colors are absolutely luminous! The patterns in the Mixer collection certainly take advantage of this yarn's gorgeous drape. But Espresso is not to be outdone: the bright, fun colors and airy construction give this special yarn an irresistible appeal! It's technically bulky weight, but the lightness of the fibers means it will sit weightlessly on your skin, keeping you cool and chic at the same time. It's perfect for a sweet shrug or breezy tank - just take a look at the beautiful patterns that go with it!
Berroco Espresso Sibilla Cardigan
Berroco Mixer Diana Tank
Berroco Mixer Diana Tank
From $36.00 to $91.00
Berroco Mixer Aretha Shawl
Berroco Mixer Aretha Shawl
From $63.00 to $73.00
Berroco Espresso Maudit Cowl
Berroco Espresso Maudit Cowl
From $22.00 to $32.00
Berroco Espresso Sibilla Cardigan
Berroco Espresso Sibilla Cardigan
From $88.00 to $164.00
 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Misti Alpaca Grab Bags!
It's our favorite combo: a sale and a surprise! We just got a special shipment of Misti Alpaca yarns and made up some fabulous grab bags that will have you squealing with glee over your fun (and frugal!) purchase! We've separated them into four weight classes: Lace, Fingering, Worsted, and Chunky, and each one contains 2-3 skeins depending on gram weight and yardage per skein. All of your favorites are here, too: Handpaints, Tonos, Sock, Qolla, and Baby Me Boo, to name just a few! You won't know what's in the bag until you get it home, but we promise you'll love it! Many of these skeins are test colors (and may not have proper labels) or discontinued colors that are one-of-a-kind or no longer available, making these an extra-special addition to your stash.
Crystal Palace Yarns on Sale - 50% off!
Get ready for a color celebration: select Crystal Palace yarns are on sale! Party is a long-time favorite in the novelty yarn category; this lustrous ribbon yarn looks great on its own or combined with other yarns for a fancy but fun feel! Moonshine also has plenty of shimmer, but features a softer texture. This fluffy mohair blend in many signature eye-catching Crystal Palace colorways has a touch of sparkle that shines out from your finished project, attracting attention and plenty of compliments!
Crystal Palace Party - 0203 - Celery Green
Crystal Palace Party - 0203 - Celery Green
Was $5.90
Now $2.95
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Party - 0406 - Sandstorm
Crystal Palace Party - 0406 - Sandstorm
Was $5.90
Now $2.95
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Moonshine - 0514 Galaxy
Crystal Palace Moonshine - 0514 Galaxy
Was $9.80
Now $4.90
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Moonshine - 9812 Violets
Crystal Palace Moonshine - 9812 Violets
Was $9.80
Now $4.90
(50% off!)
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran - select colors 50% off!
It's a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity: super-popular Superwash Aran on a super sale! We've got a limited quantity of this aran weight, machine-washable workhorse at a deep discount so you can stock up and save! The Pale Violet, Lime Sherbet, and Tangerine colors have been discontinued, so they're priced to move but still perfect for a plethora of projects - everything from baby items to afghans, accessories to home décor! Grab them before they're gone!
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran - Pale Violet
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran - Pale Violet
Was $12.50
Now $6.25
(50% off!)
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran - Lime Sherbet
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran - Lime Sherbet
Was $12.50
Now $6.25
(50% off!)
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran - Tangerine
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran - Tangerine
Was $12.50
Now $6.25
(50% off!)
Muench Sale Yarns - from 27% off!
We have some marvelous Muench yarns on sale just in time to punch up your spring color palette! 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... and boy, are we impressed! Tessin is perfect for children's garments and accessories - little ones and big ones alike will delight in the bright colors and easy care of the superwash wool blend! And don't forget Big Baby - in both solids and self-striping colors, this super-bulky, squishy-soft yarn is sure to please!
Muench Oceana - 4803 Raspberry
Muench Oceana - 4803 Raspberry
Was $11.95
Now $5.95
(50% off!)
Muench Tessin - 65807M Orange with Primary
Muench Tessin - 65807M Orange with Primary
Was $12.00
Now $6.00
(50% off!)
Muench Big Baby - 5553 Peppermint
Muench Big Baby - 5553 Peppermint
Was $6.90
Now $5.00
(28% off!)
Muench Big Baby - 5514 Magenta/Purple/Royal
Muench Big Baby - 5514 Magenta/Purple/Royal
Was $6.90
Now $5.00
(28% off!)
James C. Brett Sale Yarns - 50% off!
These aren't your run-of-the-mill sale yarns! James C. Brett Aria is a wool and mohair blend with sparkly sequins spun right in - they'll light up your finished project and add pizzazz! It would look gorgeous in a simple shawl. Marble Chunky is a bulky-weight masterpiece of self-striping satisfaction: each subtly colored section blends into the next for an interesting visual effect, and each ball is a whopping 341 yards! With select colors on sale for less than $8, it's a steal!
James C. Brett Aria - 07 Ruby Red
James C. Brett Aria - 07 Ruby Red
Was $8.99
Now $4.49
(50% off!)
James C. Brett Aria - 06 Onyx
James C. Brett Aria - 06 Onyx
Was $8.99
Now $4.49
(50% off!)
James C. Brett Marble Chunky - 25 Fall Harvest
James C. Brett Marble Chunky - 25 Fall Harvest
Was $14.99
Now $7.49
(50% off!)
James C. Brett Marble Chunky - 22 Hibiscus
James C. Brett Marble Chunky - 22 Hibiscus
Was $14.99
Now $7.49
(50% off!)
 
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      Projects on our Needles  
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Jenny's Windsor Warmer
Jenny's Windsor Warmer

Check out this beautiful cowl Jenny knit! Intrigued by the concept of a buttoned cowl that can also be worn unbuttoned as a scarf, Jenny cast on for the Windsor Warmer from New England Knits by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. We no longer carry the book, but you can find the patterns on Ravelry. Jenny used Classic Elite Majestic Tweed, a heavier weight yarn than the pattern called for, so she went up a needle size and shortened the length a bit. We no longer carry this yarn, but the pattern would work with any DK weight - we suggest Fibre Company Acadia for a similar fiber content and a tweedy look!

Sandy's Koigu Bulky Pembroke Shawl
Sandy's Koigu Bulky Pembroke Shawl

Sandy just can't get enough of the Pembroke Shawl by Andrea Rangel Knits! This is her third one, in bright and colorful Koigu Bulky. Thanks to Leanne for being our model... though she threatened to keep the shawl as payment! It's a quick and easy lace pattern and the project just flies by with this bulky yarn. Be sure to show us your take on this great pattern by sharing on our Facebook or Ravelry pages.

Jeanne's Rowan Fine Art Aran Ribbed Cowl
Jeanne's Rowan Fine Art Aran Ribbed Cowl

Jeanne couldn't wait to cast on with her new skein of delicious Rowan Fine Art Aran! She made up a simple little pattern to help her use up the entire skein: once you measure your gauge, cast on enough stitches to make a 24" circle, but make sure the number is divisible by 8 (for example, if you get 4 stitches to the inch, cast on 96. At 4.5 stitches to the inch, cast on 112). Then, knit in 4x4 rib (knit 4, purl 4) until your yarn is almost used up - be sure to leave enough to bind off! Cast off the stitches loosely, and you're done! This makes a snug and cozy neckwarmer.

Jenny's Madelinetosh Tosh DK Verdure Mitts
Jenny's Madelinetosh Tosh DK Verdure Mitts

Jenny loves both Madelinetosh yarn and Botanical Knits patterns, so she couldn't wait to get these mitts from the second Botanical Knits book on her needles! She says they are perfect for fall and a nature-loving knitter like herself! They'd also make a beautiful gift, as they use just one skein! She used a size US 6 needle and the Saffron colorway. Just gorgeous!

Jeanne's Stitch Mountain Nordic Hat
Jeanne's Stitch Mountain Nordic Hat

Jeanne knit up this adorable two-color intarsia Nordic Hat from the Stitch Mountain collection. It's warm and cozy in Rowan Lima and would look great on both guys and gals! She used two balls of the main red color and 1 of the beige contrasting color to complete the hat. Remember that the alpaca in the yarn can cause it to stretch when wet, so be sure to hand wash gently and dry flat. If you'd like to buy the hat as a kit, check out the Nordic Hat Kit!

 
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      JBW In-Focus - Downton KAL Progress  
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Downton MKAL Progress


The Downton Abbey MKAL has begun and just two weeks in we've hit our stride! Participants are loving the construction of the KAL shawl so far, and the color combos are so fun to see develop in the squishy garter stripe pattern. Here is a little taste of what we're knitting! Haven't joined in the fun yet? It's not too late! You can grab kit in Lorna's Laces Solemate using the Lorna's Limited Edition color Edith's Secret, or, choose your own color combo in two colors of any fingering weight yarn and snag your pattern on Ravelry! Either way, be sure to join in the KAL fun over on the Jimmy Beans Wool Ravelry Group!
 
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