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October 2015 Lorna's Limited Edition Release

 
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      Lorna's Limited Edition & an MKAL - The Walking Dead  
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LLE October 2015 - The Walking Dead

Whether you are a fan of the show or love zombie lore in general, we've got the perfect color for you this month!

Inspired by the rustic and woodsy hues of the post-apocalyptic world overrun with zombies (with a healthy splash of deep blood red for good measure), the Walking Dead color is getting us excited for the seasonal debut of one of our favorite spooky and suspenseful shows!

We've had many a request for a color inspired by this show, and we thought October would be the perfect month to release the walkers! But since we know how slowly they actually walk, we know you'll be able to escape unscathed, yarn in hand... right?
The Walking Dead MKAL
But in case you do get bit... By the knitting bug we mean, we've got a new MKAL for you as well!

Kristen is back with a super fun Walking Dead inspired MKAL that will start on Sunday, October 11th when the show premieres for the season! And because the show is suspenseful enough on its own, we won't keep you in the dark about what type of project you will be making (the exact details of the design are the mystery!), so head on over to Ravelry to find out what you'll be knitting!
If you are ready to sign up, we've got Walking Dead MKAL Kits with the Shepherd Sock yarn and the pattern download code (as well as several other color options... Zombie BBQ anyone?) all packaged up and ready for you to get knitting on the 11th!
The Walking Dead is available in all of your favorite Lorna's Laces Bases including Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Solemate, Honor and Helen's Lace.

And don't forget your Spark Stitch Markers! We've got a set inspired by zombies, perfect to use while working on the MKAL!
Spark LE Stitch Markers - Walking Dead
Psst! Local Reno customers! Planning to participate in the Walking Dead MKAL? We've got a FREE weekly class on Saturdays with Kristen for the duration of the MKAL where you'll receive the clues a day early, plus tips and tricks on each section of the pattern!

See our October class descriptions for details!
 
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      New Tools for your Toolbox from Knitter's Pride and CocoKnits!  
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As with any trade, a crafter is only as good as her tools, and we've got some new ones that are really stellar!
new arrivals from Knitter's Pride!
You asked, and they listened: Knitter's Pride has created color-coded cords! Available in the full range of cord lengths (16, 20, 24, 32, 40, 47, and 60 inches), each length is a different color so you can spot the one you need lickety-split - no more dragging out that tape measure to sort out your cords!

All of the newer interchangeable sets will come with the colored cords, too - but don't worry, the black ones are still available for purchase a la carte!

And that's not all - they've also sent us new Ball Winders, Trendz Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hooks, and something extra-special for you color-lovers: Marblz Interchangeable Sets!
Now that you've got your new needles, hooks, and cords taken care of, CocoKnits is here to help you take care of your notions and finished projects!

The Knitter's Keep kits are the perfect solution to keeping track of your bits and pieces like stitch markers and cable needles (no more finding them in your hair after they escape from behind your ear!): a magnetic snap bracelet (like the ones we wore in the 80s!) holds them for you!
Super helpful tools from CocoKnits
They work beautifully with the Cocoknits Multicolored Stitch Markers or Yarn Snips, if you need a few extra tools (and who doesn't!)!

The Sweater Care Kit has everything you need for washing and blocking finished projects, including a pop-up drying rack and an ingenious towel with a blocking grid printed right onto it! Neat!
 
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      Firefly Binge MKAL/MCAL Wrap-Up  
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Finished Firefly MCAL/MKAL projects!

The results are in! Our first ever Binge MKAL/MCAL! combo was a huge success! So successful in fact, that we did a 2nd round of the Binge Mystery Knit and Crochet Along last weekend.

In case you are waiting to see the final projects before joining in, our designers, Leanne and Rachel, made a fun video that reveals the finished designs and how to wear them!

Leanne and Rachel talk about the Firefly MCAL/MKAL

Ready to get started? We've still got kits for both projects - knit or crochet, and there is still tons of great conversation and tips over in the Ravelry threads for both the MKAL and MCAL!

And if the Crocheters of the group are wondering when we'll be hosting our next MCAL, we've got you covered! Stay tuned for another early next year!
 
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      New Yarns for Fall from Debbie Bliss, Juniper Moon, & The Fibre Company  
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New Fall Yarns from Debbie Bliss, Juniper Moon and Fibre Company
We're amazed at all the fresh and fabulous yarns for fall - each one is more marvelous than the last, and we can't wait to start knitting and crocheting with them! Here are a few of our favorite project dreams and the yarns you'll need to make them a reality:
Otono shawl pattern
The Otoño Shawl from the Juniper Moon Farm Garden Collection just feels like fall - hey, the name even means "autumn"!

Three colors of new Herriot Fine (a deliciously soft lace-weight blend of alpaca with just a touch of nylon for strength) blend together into a light and lacy knit in shades that will give those fall colors a run for their money!

For more from this excellent collection, check out the Hedera Smoke Ring, Clematis Cardigan and Mossery Cardigan - they're all gorgeous!
The carefully curated yarns from The Fibre Company never disappoint, and their newest is no exception: introducing Cumbria! It's a perfectly balanced blend of sturdy masham and soft merino wools with just a bit of mohair for loft, and the 14 colors are beautiful!

We love it in the wonderfully textured Keswick Cardigan, but the Penrith Scarf and Greenrow Hat are equally stunning - in fact, the entire Cumbria Collection is just magnificent!
Keswick cardigan pattern
New Debbie Bliss patterns
Debbie Bliss wasn't going to be left out in the cold this fall - and neither will you, after you knit up something toasty and warm in her new fall yarns!

For a super-quick and ultra-cozy knit, whip up the poncho-style Sleeveless Top in beautiful, boucle-style alpaca blend Lara - it's as simple as can be, and perfect for a winter wardrobe staple!

The Moss Stitch Jacket has all the comfort of a blanket, but you can actually wear it out of the house - and in terrifically tweedy Roma Weave, you'll want to wear it everywhere!
But we've saved the most special for last: Boheme is a uniquely irresistible color combination of a black base with brightly colored, interwoven strands that create a subtly marled look that's sure to elicit compliments!
In the chic and classy Ribbed Capelet, you'll feel like a star and stay warm all winter long!

Take a look at all the clever kits using Lara, Roma Weave, and Boheme - the hard part is deciding!
Ribbed Capelet pattern
 
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      Limited Edition Yarns in stock from Zen Yarn Garden and Dream in Color!  
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Something Autumnal pattern in LE color Jilly
We're thrilled to be part of the Dream Club featuring delicious Dream in Color yarns and lovely patterns to boot!

September's special yarn is Jilly, a gorgeous, fingering-weight merino wool single-ply, in two warm and inviting fall-inspired colorways (a multi and a tonal) that has us wanting to sip warm cider by a roaring fire!
And Romi Hill designed a beautiful shawl to show it off: Something Autumnal is simple enough to let the hand-dyed color really shine, with delicate lace details and a comfortable shape. The pattern download code comes free with purchase of the yarn!
And October's color and pattern are equally stunning: Everlasting, a DK blend of Australian wool with amazing twist, comes with TWO free patterns! Both are fingerless mitts.

The knitted version, En Plein Air, was designed by Jimmy Martinez and features a strap with a button for decoration and a nice close fit, something Monet would have worn while painting en plein air (outdoors) on a chilly day!
En Plein Air and Water Lilies patterns in Everlasting
The crocheted set, Water Lilies, designed by Susan Sellers, showcase a unique chain foundation and decorative textural stitches that evoke Monet's famous painting of the same name.
Serenity 20 in LE color Strawberries
Zen Yarn Garden created two gorgeous limited edition colorways, called the Art Walk Series, to kick off fall: Van Gogh and Strawberries!

Available in heavenly Serenity 20, a fingering-weight, sleek and sumptuous blend of merino wool, cashmere, and nylon, these exquisite colors are limited-run, meaning that once we're out, we're out!
Take advantage while you can and knit up a beautiful Anjou Shawl or pair of Clochan Socks!
 
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      Kit of the Month - Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK English Mesh Scarf  
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English Mesh Scarf kit of the month
Fall breezes are upon us and a chill is in the air - and on our necks! Time to whip up a quick and cozy cowl to keep us warm and stylish all season long, and we have the perfect one: the English Mesh Scarf in Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK Dappled!

This medium-weight blend of delicious silk and merino wool is perfect for transitional weather. The silk helps keep you warm (but not too warm!), and the lush, textured stitch is simple but oh-so-elegant - anyone for a cup of tea?

Oh, and we almost forgot the best part: this lovely kit is 20% off all month long!
 
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      Stash Building Sales  
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Muench Sale Yarn - over 90% off!

It's like Christmas come early: full bags of Muench yarns for just $10 a bag! Full bags of your favorite novelty yarns like Cleo, Fabu, Rockstar, and Oceana, are perfect for glamming up your projects and creating one-of-a-kind scarves, toys, and accessories!

Use them for edgings, carry-along yarns, or even for a fun and interesting toy for that special kid you know. We won't have them long at this great deal, so stock up while you can!
Muench Cleo (Full Bags) - 127 - Datte
Muench Cleo (Full Bags) - 127 - Datte
Was $145.00
Now $10.00
(93% off!)
Muench Fabu (Full Bags) - M4311 - Blues, Greens, Browns
Muench Fabu (Full Bags) - M4311 - Blues, Greens, Browns
Was $140.00
Now $10.00
(93% off!)
Muench Rockstar (Full Bags) - 5202 - Circus
Muench Rockstar (Full Bags) - 5202 - Circus
Was $145.00
Now $10.00
(93% off!)
Muench Oceana (Full Bags) - 4812 - Midnight Multi
Muench Oceana (Full Bags) - 4812 - Midnight Multi
Was $120.00
Now $10.00
(92% off!)
Crystal Palace Sale Yarns - 50% off!

We just got a new shipment of delicious sale yarns from Crystal Palace! The Mochis are where it's at this fall: long color changes with a gradient effect, in soft, single-ply wool! Mochi Plus makes quick accessories, and Mini Mochi looks great in shawls!

Merino 5 is our favorite for warm sweaters, hats, and scarves: it's squishy, soft, and machine-washable! With our love of everything sparkly, you know we love Moonshine - this great mohair blend has the sparkles spun right in! And select colors of sale Sausalito will look amazing in your next long-striping color-change shawl or cowl!
Crystal Palace Merino 5 - 4130 Berry Soda
Crystal Palace Merino 5 - 4130 Berry Soda
Was $7.90
Now $3.95
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Moonshine - 0514 Galaxy
Crystal Palace Moonshine - 0514 Galaxy
Was $9.80
Now $4.90
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Mochi Plus - 634 Passion Flower
Crystal Palace Mochi Plus - 634 Passion Flower
Was $8.90
Now $4.45
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Mini Mochi - 312 Seafoam
Crystal Palace Mini Mochi - 312 Seafoam
Was $9.20
Now $4.60
(50% off!)
SMC Lumio yarns - 50% off!

If you haven't tried Lumio Color, now's your chance - at a steal of a deal!

This super-bulky and super fun yarn is spun through with a special reflective thread that glows when light shines upon it! Anything you knit up will reflect light directed at it -bonfires, camera flashes, or even the headlights of a passing car, making it great for head and wristbands to keep you safe while walking or running in low light. Hats, cowls, sweaters, and more will spark in the dark in this awesome yarn!

And don't forget about SMC Lumio Cotton: this super-bulky superstar is a versatile cotton and acrylic blend with the same fun strand of reflective tape spun right into the yarn!
Interweave Sale - from 40% off!

Get ready for a rarity: select issues of hit Interweave Press magazines are on sale! Grab up these amazing sale copies of Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and the Craft Tree Series before they fly out the door - a sale like this doesn't come around often!

Each issue is packed with patterns, tips, and crafty articles from the first-rate team at Interweave, so you'll be all set to learn a new technique or try a new design from the best in the business! Just don't miss this sale!
Trendsetter Topper - 50% off!

Trendsetter is known for their novelty yarns, and here's one that's especially novel! Trendsetter Topper is an eclectic mix of fibers - mohair, wool, and glittery metallic - that knits up into a truly unique project! And, each ball comes with a fun and fluffy pompom to top your finished piece!

As if it couldn't get better, each ball band includes links to free patterns for knitting a fancy hat (with one ball) or a snazzy scarf (with two balls) - these truly are all-in-one knitting necessaries - and, they're perfect for getting a fashionable gal or guy interested in knitting! Stocking stuffers, anyone?
Trendsetter Topper - Purple
Trendsetter Topper - Purple
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Topper - Red
Trendsetter Topper - Red
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Topper - Khaki (Green)
Trendsetter Topper - Khaki (Green)
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
Trendsetter Topper - Brown
Trendsetter Topper - Brown
Was $15.00
Now $7.50
(50% off!)
 
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      JBW In Focus - Romi Was Here!  
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Romi teaching at the shop
As many knitting or crocheting fangirls (or guys!) know, meeting a knitwear designer you love can be an exciting event! Many of our retail customers found this out when they got to meet prolific shawl designer, Romi Hill last month at her book signing for New Lace Knits!

Romi brought along with her some fun behind-the-scenes items to share, including her workbook of sketches and swatches from her book!
She shared with the group some of her favorite short row techniques (Japanese, and wrap and turns) as well as her favorite tip for seaming shoulders to look seamless even when they aren't (hint: it involves the Kitchener technique!).
Probably the highlight of the event was her massive fingering weight swatch, which looks like a beautiful gradient lace scarf, but really is a guide to fingering weight yarns and their different fiber compositions and behaviors.

What a brilliant use of yarn scraps! It's beautiful AND useful for future projects-plus it makes a great scarf in a pinch!
Romi and her giant fingering swatch
All in all, we had a great time with Romi, and wish you all could have been there! Don't forget to snag a copy of her new book, New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces, we think it's a must-have!
 
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      New Rewards are ready!  
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Jimmy Beans Bucks!
It's that time again: Jimmy Beans Bucks from the third quarter of 2015 are now available! You can use them on anything in this newsletter, or on whatever special yarn or notion you've had your eye on - go on, treat yourself!

Not familiar with Beanie Bucks? If you have an account with us and you've made purchases with that account between July 1st and September 30th, you are eligible for an account credit of 5% of those purchases (with a few rules, of course). These rewards will be available from October 1st until December 31st, 2015, plus, any purchases you make using your account this quarter will accrue Rewards you can spend starting in January 2016! 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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