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May 2015 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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      May Lorna's Limited Edition - Assemble!  
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Avenger Cape in Assemble!


And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest knitters and crocheters found themselves united against a common threat... and the battle call came, "Crafters, Assemble!"
All the Assemble! weights - Lorna's Limited Edition May 2015
Ok, we don't know what that common threat would be (dropped stitches? Mismatched dyelots? Or perhaps - shudder - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?), but we're ready to answer the call with our newest Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Color, inspired by (you guessed it), Marvel's The Avengers: introducing "Assemble!"!

Like Nick Fury convening his capable crusaders, we've rounded up seven bases in this rainbow-tastic colorway:
Cloudgate, Helen's Lace, Honor, Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, and Solemate - and to top it all off, we also have a marvelicious set of Spark Exclusive JBW Stitch Markers to match!
Our resident color connoisseur and superhero sage, Monika, came up with this bam-kapow explosion of fun hues to represent the mix of brightly colored uniforms of The Avengers.

And like the members of that famous team, even though each is unique, they all come together to make something that's so much more than the sum of its parts!
LLE May 2015 - Assemble!
Like Thor striking Mjölnir against Captain America's vibranium shield to create a giant shockwave, this mix of colors is all about teamwork: the bright blues, glowing greens, rich reds, and dramatic, dark grays would all stand out on their own, but together, they can "fight the foes no single superhero can withstand!"

Avenger Cape


Ok, I'm mixing my metaphors here, but they would look amazing in Monika's Avenger Cape. Designed to speak to the superhero in all of us (and to honor Monika's personal superhero, her grandmother Inge!), this marvelous, mischievous cape uses 3 skeins of Shepherd Sport (4 for the hooded version); the pattern includes options for an angular collar or mysterious hood, plus instructions for knitting an optional lace Avengers "A" right into the back!
All the Avenger Cape Kit Colors
And, it's just in time for the premiere of the new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" movie on May 1st. Show your knitterly superhero powers and knit in the theater while you watch!

We've got Avenger Cape Kits to get you started, and if there's a particular hero of the bunch you'd like to represent, we've also got kits for Black Widow (Grand Street Ink), Captain America (Liberty), Iron Man (Cornelia), The Hulk (Ascot), and Thor (Embers).

Monika has even more suggestions for other Avengers on her Ravelry page! Each kit includes the three skeins of yarn you'll need, plus a download code for the pattern.
If you want to make the hooded version, be sure to add an extra skein of the color you're working in to your order. Fear not, we will make sure all the skeins you receive are from the same dye lot!
 
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      Video Feature - Short Row Techniques!  
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Picking up wraps video


Excited to get your own cape on the needles? We are! But first, we thought we'd brush up on a few techniques featured in Monika's pattern; namely, short rows! These special shaping rows add dimension to garments for better fit, and they're relatively easy to execute, especially once we show you the trick to it!

We've rustled up a couple of videos to help you master the techniques of wrapping stitches and picking up wrapped stitches, or just refresh your memory if it's been awhile since you used these superpowers!
 
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      New Noro for Spring!  
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New Spring Yarns From Noro


It's a breath of fresh air in the warehouse: new Noro yarns for spring! Color junkies everywhere will drool over the delicious, vibrant hues abounding on our shelves, and they're perfectly showcased in these new bases!
Adore Cardigan in Kureopatra
Similar to Noro's ever-popular Kureyon, Kureopatora is your basic DK weight wool... except it's not - nothing could be "basic" with Noro!

This lofty self-striping single-ply comes in 100-gram balls holding a whopping 295 yards of gorgeously colored wool just begging to become sweaters, hats, shawls, and more!

Just take a look at the Kureopatora Kureopatora Adore Cardigan: it features long-striping sections of color and beautiful lace detailing for a lovely layering piece. Swoon!
Tasteful, tweedy Tokonatsu is a cotton, silk, and viscose blend in subtle and sophisticated colors that are still absolutely eye-catching!

It's great for warm-weather garments like the Sapphire Tunic from Jewels by Claudia Wersing - wear it over different colored tank tops to really make a statement and stretch your wardrobe while staying cool!

Or combine it with the self-striping Noro yarns to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are true art - Noro Kibou is a cotton blend of the same worsted weight and a similar tweedy look. Try it out!
Sapphire Tunic in Tokonatsu
Metalouse Shawl in Silk Garden Sock
We're especially excited about the new, solid colors of Noro Silk Garden Sock: introducing Silk Garden Sock Solo! Like its self-striping sister yarn, this fingering-weight gem is a gorgeous blend of 40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Polyamide, and 10% Mohair with 328 yards per ball - enough for a fantastic pair of socks.

But we can't wait to see the two play nice together in the Metalouse Shawl, a fun (and free!) pattern by Stephen West! Pick your colors with one of our handy Metalouse Kits and cast on!
 
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      Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts  
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Soak and Soap Bath Set - MOM
Just in time to pamper Mom this Mother's Day, the ladies at Black Rock Mud have created a unique gift with MOM's name all over it: the Milk, Oatmeal, and Mud Soap & Soak Set!

Our favorite spa fairies created a bath soak and buttery-rich soap set that takes full advantage of the high mineral content of the unique, alkaline Illite clay from the Nevada Black Rock Desert. It leaves skin feeling soft, silky, and perfectly moisturized.
And there are other scents available, too: Lemon, Bath of Roses, and Clean as Mud Detox Duo. Each includes the packet of soak, bar of soap, one hank of Tahki Cotton Classic in a coordinating color, and a pattern by Romi Hill for a beautiful washcloth and soap sack set!
Lotus Mimi Hugs and Kisses Bouquet
Show your affection for Mom with a Lotus Mimi Shades Hugs and Kisses Bouquet !

These diminutive arrangements are the perfect size: they include just one hank of Lotus Mimi Shades in a special, limited edition color, plus the 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 Mom loves red, gorgeous yarn, and adorable hand-wear, we'd say you can't go wrong with this one!
Stratigraphy Cowl and Lorna's Little Bites
Does Mom love Lorna's Laces colors? Give her the chance to try a dozen at once with our Lorna's Little Bites samplers!

Each one contains a dozen 20-yard Shepherd Sock mini-skeins, and they come in 6 delectable color palettes in distinct "flavors" to help Mom sample the rainbow of delicious Lorna's colors we carry before planning a larger project!

Each sampler also comes with a Ravelry download code for the Stratigraphy Cowl, designed by Rachel of Unraveled Designs to use all of the colors in each sampler in a gorgeous striped neck warmer!
Madelinetosh Gift Sets
Maybe Mom's a Madelinetosh lover - and hey, who can blame her? Treat her to a Tower of Tosh, the ultimate gift box full of yarn and goodies!

Each three-box tower contains three skeins of Madelinetosh DK, enough for the Mara Shawl (a Free Pattern from Madelinetosh, and also included with this kit), plus US 7 circular needles, a stunning silver Jul shawl stick, a full pack of stitch markers, and two Eucalan Wrapture single use packets for soaking and blocking the shawl when it's done!
Modicum Mitts and Tosh Teacakes
For a smaller taste of Tosh, check out our Tosh Tea Cakes! Each adorable pastry box comes packed with twelve sample cakes of Madelinetosh yarn, 15 yards each.

The Tosh DK Tea Cakes come with a download code for the Modicum Hat by Rachel of Unraveled Designs, which uses all of the colors in the box in a genius and fun colorwork pattern!
The Tosh TML Tea Cakes kits come with twelve 20-yard samples of Tosh Merino Light, plus a pattern download code for the matching Modicum Mitts!
Lost Coast Weavers Wensleydale Yarn
Give Mom a special taste of the West with Lost Coast Wensleydale Wool: from sheep to skein, their products are produced and processed in Northern California!

We consider them part of what we've dubbed the ranch-to-needle movement:
Like the farm-to-table concept for food, it's all about products from small family establishments, especially ones that are organically and humanely produced!

Each paper-wrapped pack of wool comes with two 100-gram (200-yard) skeins of DK-weight, 100% wool yarn, enough for the Sprig Cloche (with enough left over to make some Welted Fingerless Gloves!), or a gorgeous Elevation Wrap!
Wensleydale Yarn in Grey
 
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      New Yarn & Taste Packs from SweetGeorgia!  
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Lots of Glitterati Yarn!

We're all a-twitter over the newest SweetGeorgia goodness to hit the warehouse! We Beans love our sparkle (hey, everybody needs a little shine sometimes!), so we were thrilled to receive a glut of Glitterati Sock!

This fingering-weight blend of merino wool, silk, nylon, and a touch of glitter comes in stunning hand-dyed colors and will have you itching to cast on for shawls, socks, and sweaters.

Try it in one of our new SweetGeorgia Patterns, like the lovely, lacy Cherry Lane Cowl! Or, put the flash on your feet with the Cherry Lane Socks!

We're also obsessed with the new Party of Five Taste Packs: five 100-yard skeins of Glitterati Sock in coordinating colors, perfect for adding small pops of sparkle to larger projects or completing multi-colored or ombré designs - just take a look at the Reverb Shawl or the EVO Socks to see what we mean!
Glitterati Party of Five
 
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      Kit of the Month: Classic Elite DIY Fair Isle Hat!  
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Classic Elite DIY Fair Isle Hat
We're all about technique here a JBW, but sometimes you want a quick and satisfying project without any fuss - that's why we've made the Classic Elite Liberty Wool Light DIY Fair Isle Hat our Kit of the Month for May!

This trendy topper is a Free Pattern on Ravelry, and uses a simple trick: instead of stranded colorwork, a variegated yarn is used to imitate the changing colors of fabulous Fair Isle designs!
Nobody will know you skipped the stranding, and we won't tell if you won't! Pick up the supplies for this great hat at 20% off all month long!
 
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      Stash Busting Sales!  
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Misti Alpaca Grab Bags!

It's our favorite combo: a sale and a surprise! We just got a huge 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 by weight into jumbo skeins and mixed grab bags. We've paired matching and coordinating colors to make planning projects easy!
Sublime Lustrous Extra Fine Merino DK - 50% off!

Holy moly, hold the phone: Sublime Lustrous ExtraFine Merino DK is on sale! The name says it all: it's a high-quality merino wool and nylon blend in a DK weight, perfect for cardigans and shawls, with a subtle, lustrous sheen that makes garments seem to glow from within. Gorgeous is an understatement!

And, we've got great deals on kits from the matching pattern book: the Aurelie Shrug is the perfect shoulder warmer for spring, or how about the stunning Lady Penelope Cardigan? You'll look absolutely radiant!
Denise2Go Limited Edition Sets - 40% off!

Give Mom (and yourself!) the perfect accessory for her knitting bag with a Denise2Go Limited Edition Set! These all-inclusive little bundles are packed with goodies: 6 needle tips in sizes US 5 through US 10, 3 cords in 14", 16", and 19" lengths, 2 end buttons and one extender, and a handy crochet hook in size US G/6.

The beautiful limited edition cases were hand-sewn with fabric from designer collections like Marjolein Bastien, Tina Givens, Jenean Morrison, and more! Each set is paired with coordinating-color cords to complete the look. We've even got a few limited edition Crochet Sets left as well - grab them before they're gone!
Denise2Go Needles - Yarn Work
Denise2Go Needles - Yarn Work
Was $49.95
Now $29.95
(40% off!)
Denise2Go Needles - Cardinals Rule
Denise2Go Needles - Cardinals Rule
Was $49.95
Now $29.95
(40% off!)
Denise2Go Needles - Shaken Not Stirred
Denise2Go Needles - Shaken Not Stirred
Was $49.95
Now $29.95
(40% off!)
Denise2Go Needles - Tiptoe Through Tulips
Denise2Go Needles - Tiptoe Through Tulips
Was $49.95
Now $29.95
(40% off!)
Schachenmayr Sale Yarns - 50% off!

Put a pop of color on your puppies with a pair of socks in Regia Pop Art Color! Each generous ball has 460 yards of fingering-weight yarn in a tightly twisted, merino wool and polyamide blend perfect for comfy and long-wearing footwear, in fantastically fun hues - and you can knit a pair for less than $8!

For an equally fun, super-bulky weight yarn, try Lumio Color: it's spun through with a special reflective thread that glows when light shines upon it! Hats, cowls, sweaters, and more will spark in the dark (especially with a camera flash!) in this awesome yarn!
Muench Rockstar & Tessin!

We saw how you snapped up the amazing deal on Muench Tessin last time we had it on sale, so we begged for more - and we got it! We're sure this chunky, wool-cotton blend will become bright, beautiful baby and children's garments, hats, mittens, and toys in no time.

And for the novelty-yarn lovers out there, we've also got some Muench Rockstar! It's a blend of twisted nylon, wool, and cotton with fun, flamboyant flags scattered throughout that will give texture and interest to scarves, capes, and more! Let your inner rocker out!
Muench Tessin - 65805 - Red with Colors
Muench Tessin - 65805 - Red with Colors
Was $12.00
Now $3.50
(70% off!)
Muench Tessin - 65807M - Orange with Primary Colors
Muench Tessin - 65807M - Orange with Primary Colors
Was $12.00
Now $3.50
(70% off!)
Muench Tessin - 65811 - Melon
Muench Tessin - 65811 - Melon
Was $12.00
Now $3.50
(70% off!)
Muench Tessin - 65822 - Green with Colors
Muench Tessin - 65822 - Green with Colors
Was $12.00
Now $3.50
(70% off!)
Muench Rockstar - 5203 - Iris
Muench Rockstar - 5203 - Iris
Was $14.50
Now $5.00
(65% off!)
Muench Rockstar - 5204 - Earth
Muench Rockstar - 5204 - Earth
Was $14.50
Now $5.00
(65% off!)
Muench Rockstar - 5205 - Merlot
Muench Rockstar - 5205 - Merlot
Was $14.50
Now $5.00
(65% off!)
Muench Rockstar - 5206 - Pink Parade
Muench Rockstar - 5206 - Pink Parade
Was $14.50
Now $5.00
(65% off!)
 
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      JBW In-Focus - Anzula Trunk Show  
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You know how we love our trunk shows here at JBW, right? Well, we're biting our nails in anticipation over this one: Anzula is coming to visit! They're making a stop at JBW on their road trip to TNNA, and bringing a busload of goodies with them!

Terry Knitting her Anzula Scarf
We'll have samples of their fabulous yarns (this is an excellent opportunity to get your hands on them - we'll have skeins to buy, too!), plus a trunk show of gorgeous garments, fun giveaways, and even a free class with our very own Terry! The class is from 1-3pm and is based on a scarf of her own design in Anzula Nebula or Squishy. Check out our class schedule for details!

Stop by the shop on May 13th from 1-3pm for Terry's class, or after 3pm to browse all the hand dyed yarny goodness from Anzula - don't miss out!
 
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