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February 2016 Lorna's Laces Limited Edition Release

 
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      LLE - Vikings + an MKAL/MCAL!  
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LLE January 2016 - Ragnar's Revenge

What do you get when you combine fast-paced, historically-based storytelling, gorgeous scenery, and a hunky, half-clad heartthrob who may be the son of Odin? Why, Vikings, of course!

This scintillating saga has us captivated for more than one reason (cough - Ragnar Lothbrok - cough) and after a request from Heather and our pals on Ravelry, we couldn't resist asking Lorna's to come up with a special colorway as a tribute.

Ragnar's Revenge is a splatter-dyeing first for Lornas: the steely grays of flashing swords speckled with bold, boding black to represent sinister omens, plus a touch of aqua for Ragnar's magnetic eyes (wait, don't swoon yet!)!
Vikings Binge MKAL/MCAL
Of course, that's not all: as avid watchers of the show, Heather and Monika couldn't resist bringing this yarn into battle for a special Binge Mystery Knit- and Crochet-Along!

Season 4 of the show starts February 18th on History, but in order to give you time to wrap up the Downton MKAL/MCAL, they'll wait to release the 1st clue starting February 25th. Both the knit and crochet versions take 2 skeins of Shepherd Sock; one in the LLE color and one in a contrast color of your choosing - we suggest Aqua!
Pick up a yarn-only kit and then join the fun on Heather's Binge MKAL page or Monika's Binge MCAL page - both patterns will be 50% off until April 1st!
Ragnar's Revenge is everything you'd expect of a Nordic legend, and it's available in your favorite Lorna's bases: Shepherd Sock, Solemate, Shepherd Sport, Honor, and Shepherd Worsted as well as the new Lorna's String Quintets: 5 mini-skeins of gorgeously coordinated colors that can be used for a striped or gradient project!

And don't forget your special Spark Stitch Markers: created especially to coordinate with this month's color, this set of 7 snag-free markers sparkle like the eyes of a mad shieldmaiden!
Spark Stitch Markers - Vikings
 
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      Eddie the Eagle Project  
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Eddie the Eagle Movie

Winter sports and knitting go together like skis and jumping... for some, anyway! To celebrate the upcoming movie about Olympic ski jumping's lovable underdog, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine!!!), we've worked with the creators of the movie to design the official "Eddie's Dream Hat"!

To make it, you just need 1 skein of either Rowan Pure Wool Worsted or Red Heart with Love and some red contrast yarn! Be sure to download the pattern for FREE on our site to find out the rest of the details!
Yarn Bombing at Sundance - Eddie-Style
To watch the official movie trailer, read all about WHY we're doing this, and see how you can get involved here be sure to go to www.JimmyBeansWool.com/Eddie.

And follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for news as this project progresses, as well as pics of our recent yarn bombing adventures at the screening of the movie at the Sundance Film Festival, and to see Hugh and Taron with their own E hats (surrounded by us, of course!)
Once you knit your own version of Eddie's Dream Hat, be sure to post on social media and use #iknitforeddie to share your dream hat with us... and stay tuned for more fun to come!

Oh, and don't forget to go see Eddie the Eagle - in theaters on Feb 26th!
Beans hanging out with Hugh and Taron and their Eddie hats
 
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      Welcome Wool and the Gang!  
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Wool and the Gang
Yeah, we're cool! But not as cool as Wool and the Gang: this London-based brand is not only on the cutting edge of style, they're also dedicated to the Maker Revolution and sustainable fashion - no mass-produced clothing for them!

We love that you can purchase pre-knit items from them, made by one of their knitters. We are thrilled to bring a little of their uber-hip culture to JBW with their bulkiest yarn, Crazy S..y Wool (we can't say the full name because otherwise this e-mail would end up in your spam folders, silly internets!), a 100% Peruvian Wool roving-type yarn that's perfect for those super chunky accessories and garments that can be knit in no time flat!
Try it out on the Women's Weekend Neckdown Pullover from Knitting Pure and Simple, or the Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio, a FREE pattern on Ravelry.
Not only that, but they have created their own bulky version of the Eddie the Eagle Hat and the pattern is now available for free on their site!

It uses Crazy S..y Wool, so be sure to snag a few skeins to make your own bulky version of the hat!
Bulky Eddie Hat
 
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      Kit of the Month - Berroco Linus Lake Volta Shawl!  
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Berroco Linus Lake Volta Shawl Kit
Dreaming of warmer weather yet? It's never too early to get to work on Spring projects, and in honor of all the recent snow (or perhaps in spite of it), we've found the perfect one: the Lake Volta Shawl!

It's a light and lovely triangular shawl with a geometric lace motif, and it's gorgeous - just like the rest of Norah Gaughan's designs in the Prime Meridian book! And in linen blend Berroco Linus, it's perfect for warmer weather; the worsted weight knits up quickly, while the chainette construction and cool fibers keep it from weighing you down!

Best of all, as the Kit of the Month, it's 30% off all month long!
 
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      Great Gifts for your Valentine... or yourself!  
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Love is in the air... and on the needles! Whether you're looking for the perfect token of affection for a special someone or just showing yourself a little love, these gift ideas are certainly heartfelt!
Koigu Mason Jars
Love mason jars? Love yarn? We do - so you know we love Koigu Mason Jars!

Each adorable, custom-made jar (with lid!) is packed with sparkly Koigu yarn and a pattern for a lovely Mobius Cowl to knit, so you or a loved one will have a lovely neckwarmer tout de suite... or should we say, "too sweet"?!
Give the only flowers that will still be around after Valentine's Day is over with a yarn bouquet!

Choose a Simple Koigu Bouquet with 3 skeins of Koigu KPPPM, 2 pairs of straight needles, and a pattern for the Churchmouse Linen Stitch Scarf, or an impressive Full Koigu Bouquet with 10 skeins of KPPPM and 5 pairs of needles, plus the pattern!
Yarn Bouquets with Koigu or Madelinetosh
Or, celebrate with Madelinetosh with a gorgeous bouquet that will make a beautiful Aurelia Shawl, Blueshift Loop, or Ripple Effect Shawl!
Stitch Red Book Series
If patterns make your heart go pitter-patter, grab a copy of one of our Stitch Red books: Knit Red, Crochet Red, or Sew Red!

Each is packed with great patterns from the best designers in the business, along with their personal stories about the importance of heart health.
Is pure, unadulterated yarn your passion? We've got that in spades (or hearts!):

Baah La Jolla in 'My Sweet Valentine', Freia Fine Handpaints Ombre Lace or Ombre Sport in 'Valentine', Vice Blurred Lines in 'My Bloody Valentine', Dream in Color Smooshy in 'Valentine', Phydeaux Soie in 'Mon Amour'... we think you get the picture. Now get the yarn!

Or, for a quick and festive project, snap up some samples of Tosh Vintage and whip up a Be Mine Heart Garland, a free pattern on our website!
 
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      New and Notable!  
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Check out the newest novelties that are making waves in the warehouse!
Zealana Cozi
You won't be playing possum around Zealana's newest sock yarn: Zealana Cozi is worth sitting up and taking notice! A super-soft, super- warm blend of merino wool, nylon, possum down, and alpaca, this deliciously plump yarn is durable and luxurious at the same time!

Just imagine it in a sumptuous pair of Dovana Shawlette, or a drapey, crocheted Tranquille Shawl!
Take Heart by Fiona Alice
If you love the sophisticated (and uber-trendy) looks in Pom Pom Quarterly Magazine, you'll adore the newest book on our shelves: Take Heart by Fiona Alice!

This slim volume is absolutely stuffed with stylish designs that commemorate the designer's travels. We can't wait to cast on for one of these projects and start dreaming of travels of our own!

Just take a gander at the gorgeous Caswell Bay Hat and Mitts, or the cozy Take Heart Hat; we're knitting one for everyone we know!
Vice Yarns - From Swine to Wine
Everybody needs a good vice, and we've got two: wine and bacon! To commemorate (or celebrate!) our corruption, Vice Yarns created a new colorway, and it's gorgeous!

From Swine to Wine shifts from a delicate shell pink to a beautiful burgundy, to a deep, rich, wine red, all in one skein! Indulge your own vices and get it in long-striping Blurred Lines or sumptuously squishy Paradigm - they're both wonderfully wicked!

Try them in a crocheted Turn and Wave Scarf, or a marvelous Mako Shawlette!
Cascade Heritage Prints 150
Self-patterning sock yarn has been all the rage this season - what's better than knitting a seemingly simple sock and ending up with a colorful, patterned creation where the yarn did all the colorwork for you?

And for those of you who knit larger sock sizes, you'll love new Heritage 150 Prints: 150 grams of your favorite 75/25 superwash merino/nylon blend that's soft and durable - that's almost 500 yards! Enough for large socks, long socks, multiple pairs of little socks... all the socks! And don't forget shawls, too!
Classic Elite - Camelot
You don't need to be a king to love Camelot from Classic Elite! This soft and lofty, single-ply, aran-weight wool is specially spun with long color runs for a subtly changing striped effect, making it a beautiful and quick-knitting choice for garments and accessories.

We love the Warwick Cardigan as a stunning layering piece, or the Wendell Pullover for especially chilly days! Or how about a Vintage Crocheted Blanket - you wouldn't even have to change yarns to get the stripes!
 
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      Downton Progress Report!  
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Downton 2016 MKAL/MCAL


The final season of Downton Abbey is officially underway, and so is our Downton 2016 MKAL/MCAL! We've knitted and crocheted our way through five clues already, and the progress is stunning (we won't spill the beans here, you'll have to look in the Spoiler Threads to sneak a peek!) Join us on the Jimmy Beans Wool Downton Ravelry Group to let us know how you are doing!

Or, if you haven't picked up your MKAL or MCAL Kit, there are still some available! Once you get your href="http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/downton-abbey-mkal-2016" target="_blank">Marinade Designs page for the MKAL or Leanne's Leawesome page for the MCAL - we've still got 3 clues left, so you have plenty of time to get your Downton on before it's gone!
 
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      Registration for our Spring Retreat Now Open!  
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JBW Spring Retreat 2016

Drumroll, please: we've opened registration for our Link: JBW Spring Retreat! This year, we'll be joined (and taught!) by the fabulous Amy Herzog!

We'll be returning to the beautiful Northstar resort and staying in the Village from June 2nd -5th, 2016, checking in on Thursday and saying our tearful goodbyes on Sunday. And, of course, your favorite Beans will be there, plus friends from past retreats to rub elbows with as your needles click away together!

Ready to sign up? Please contact our retreat team with questions, or to register - space is limited, so secure your spot posthaste!
 
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