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Jimmy's Journey to... India!

 
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We're Going to India!

It's time we spill the lentils - oops, beans! - and reveal our very first Jimmy's Journey destination! On November 7th, Laura aka "Jimmy", Shannon, Matt and Kyle will touch down 8,000 miles from Reno in the bustling city of New Delhi, India. We'll tour the country for an intimate look into the lives of the artisans who craft the products we love, from Knit Collage to Knitter's Pride.

Join us to meet the makers of the world as we report back to you with weekly episodes, live stories and complete India takeovers of our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. We'll even be your own personal shoppers as we scour the markets in pursuit of souvenirs to sell in our shop!

To learn more, watch Episode 2 of Jimmy's Journey below!

 

Cast on with our Passport to India
Cast Away Knit Along!

We all love a good travel project, and we all love to travel with friends, right? We're bringing you the best of both worlds with our Passport to India Cast Away KAL! Grab a Passport to India Kit and join Jimmy each day as she winds down from her travels and knits one of three projects using hand-spun Knit Collage yarn from India.

Specially curated, these travel kits contain all the necessary ingredients to knit a scarf and then some. Each block-printed zippered project bag contains one hank of Knit Collage Cast Away, 3 free scarf patterns, Knitter's Pride knitting needles and accessories, ribbon, a small block-printed journal, and a map of India to keep you well-oriented as you follow along with our travels! And, to ensure a more meaningful connection to your kit, we'll be visiting several of the items' makers to give you an inside look into how they're made.

Jimmy will cast on as her plane takes off (barring any unexpected needle confiscations!), so get ready to join her on November 6th!

 
 
 

Has all of this travel talk awakened your wandering soul? If so, you're in for a treat! Recently arrived from Knit Collage are two new super bulky yarns - Wanderlust and Flower Child - that are sure to satisfy your nomadic spirit. Both yarns match each other in color and yarn-spin, but Flower Child is embellished with flower appliques for an additional touch of whimsy.

 

We also have Mini-Skein Sampler Sets for those who don't want to commit to whole skeins. Each set includes five 17-yard samples of Knit Collage yarns tied together with pretty ribbon from India, along with 2 FREE patterns - a knit AND a crochet cowl! Of course the included patterns are just a suggestion - finding the perfect project is a naan-issue with all of the free patterns Knit Collage has to offer!

 

New Free Patterns

Knitspiration Cowl

Double Happiness Cowl

Ribby Slouch Beanie

 
 
 

Question: What sounds like a zero calorie fizzy drink, but is actually this month's Semi-Precious Tosh color? The answer? Sodalite! Named for its high level of salt, this blue mineral was originally discovered in Greenland in 1806, but has since been found in - you guessed it - India! Sodalite gemstones are said to be connected to the Throat Chakra, which, according to Hindu beliefs, is one of 7 body centers through which energy flows. Like the Throat Chakra, Sodalite is associated with truth, logic and inner peace. In meditation, you can use this mineral to focus energy on the Throat Chakra to soothe emotional imbalance and promote more logical thinking.

Please note: our skeins of Sodalite were mistakenly labeled as "Solidite." We apologize for this error.

 

Semi-Precious Projects

Erika's Assana Shawl

Gus' Woven Sodalite Scarf

 
 
 

As knitters on the go, we just love being able to wear functional jewelry and couldn't resist bringing in more items like the Wrist Rulers we introduced earlier this fall. Enter Heidi & Lana's leather stitch marker bracelets ! Available for pre-order and shipping in late November, these elegant bracelets come with 5 glass bead stitch markers and 1 locking charm. Available in two finishes - gold or silver - and in a variety of bead colors, the hard part will be deciding which color you like best!

 
 

The #iKnitForHarvey deadline is fast approaching!

 

Speaking of knitters on the go, Jimmy will soon be making a stop in Houston to personally deliver all of the knitted stuffies (knit with love by you!) to the children of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). Make sure to send back your toys before October 31st so they'll be among those hand-delivered to KIPP, where they'll pair your project with a student who has been directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. And don't forget, Jimmy Beans and Blue Sky Fibers will also be donating $10 each for every kit sold to the students and their families!

 
 
 

Projects on our Needles

Kristen's Nomadic Cowl

Monika's Knit Collage Hoodie Cowl

Diana's Skull Cap

 

Ailene's Coast Starlight Shawl

Diana's Mindy's Hat

Monika's DragonHide Shawl

 
 
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