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Yarn Spotlight: Opal-The Little Prince
September 26, 2013, 10:17 am
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The makers of Opal sock yarns, Zwerger Garn, has done it again and created another fun and creative new Opal collection called, “The Little Prince.” The colorways were inspired by the vivid world and characters depicted in the beloved novella, The Little Prince, by the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. His book, The Little Prince, has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects, and has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

Each skein contains a snip-it from the story, as well as an illustration from the original book art. If you have read the story and love sock/fingering weight yarn–this is the PERFECT product for you! Click HERE to check out the gorgeous colorways!



Happy Choices from Plymouth
August 12, 2013, 11:47 am
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Plymouth brings you Happy Choices, the same yarn as Happy Feet, machine knit into fabric that you unravel and knit/crochet into beautiful socks or mittens! You’ll love the color combinations and the super soft yarn. Click on image below for larger view.

Happy Choices WP

Wear it as a scarf or unravel and knit into a favorite accessory–it’s your choice!

Here is a link to Plymouth’s free mitten pattern for you ease of use and convenience! Enjoy!



Yarn Spotlight: CRAZYFOOT from Mt. Colors
July 24, 2013, 11:25 am
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We are so excited to carry another wonderful hand dyed yarn from Mountain Colors! Their newest sock yarn, Crazyfoot just arrived and it is gorgeous! As always, the color combinations are beautiful and numerous–so you have plenty of options to choose from! Crazyfoot is a blend of 90% Superwash Merino Wool with a touch of Nylon, which makes it ideal for socks, mittens, scarves, shawls and more–you could even make a matching sock/sweater combo!

Crazyfoot’s construction and content make the yarn not only soft, but strong and sturdy as well; giving socks (and garments) wonderful longevity wash after wash. There is plenty of yardage in each skein of for an average sized pair of socks, but remember you can use Crazyfoot for more than socks! Try knitting a fine gauge sweater with Crazyfoot for a beautiful and long wearing addition to your wardrobe. Crazyfoot is also perfect for shawl knitting or for a pair of fingerless gloves.

CRAZYFOOT

Fiber: 90% Superwash Merino Wool, 10% Nylon
Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1″
Needle Size: 1-3
Weight: Fingering
Yardage: 425


Sequin Heaven: POLARIS from Rozetti Yarns
December 17, 2012, 2:00 pm
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PolarisBallsWPPolaris Yarn from Rozetti

Polaris is a delightful wool blend yarn adorned with soft sparkly sequins. It comes in a variety of colorways, ranging from classic black and white solids to colorful self-striping blends. The sequins have been knit right into the yarn, providing a beautiful combination of matte and shine.  Polaris is a perfect yarn for lace, textured garments, sweaters, shawls, and even baby garments.

  • 65% Acrylic / 31% Wool / 4% Payette
  • approximately 192 yards (50 grams)
  • Gauge: 5.25-6 sts per inch on US 5-7 needles, DK weight yarn

Love the yarn, but aren’t sure what to knit or crochet with Polaris? Check out these FREE downloadable patterns from Rozetti:

polaris scarf pattern FREE



Yarn Spotlight: Ric Rac
March 26, 2012, 11:59 am
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For those of you still hankering to make a Marina-like scarf, check out Ric Rac from Berroco, a fun new ruffle yarn that is sure to please! Ric Rac works up incredibly fast with dramatic results. Plus, each skein includes a free pattern for a lovely spiral scarf on the inside of the yarn label and only takes one hank to make! Check out this video to learn how to knit or crochet your very own bewitching Ric Rac scarf today!



Yarn Spotlight: Marina
May 31, 2011, 12:36 pm
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Free scarf pattern from Universal Yarn.

$14.00 a skein

Back by popular demand Marina, from Rozetti, is a fun and bright webbed ribbon yarn perfect for showstopping scarves and shawls! Check out this video to learn how to easily knit this long, luscious scarf out of one skein of Marina! Think about making all your friends a scarf as a birthday or Christmas gift–they will love it!



Yarn Spotlight: Bambino Taffy
January 18, 2011, 9:21 am
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Sweetie Pie Hat Pattern in Peppermint Stick

Bambino Taffy, from the wonderful company Be Sweet, is a combination of five coordinating colors of Bambino (a soft organic blend of organic cotton and bamboo) that self stripes as you knit, plus it’s machine washable!

Sweetie Pie Hat Pattern in Sweet & Sour

In addition, Be Sweet has included their adorable “Sweetie Pie Hat” pattern on each Bambino Taffy label! What a wonderful treat!

Hot Chocolate Toddler Hat in Cocoa

On Be Sweet’s blog I came across an article that featured an alternative hat pattern that uses Bambino Taffy’s Cocoa colorway. The designer, Irina Lawrence, shared her “Hot Chocolate Toddler Hat” pattern with Be Sweet for free! If you’d like to have a copy of Irina’s pattern you can go directly to Be Sweet’s blog by clicking on the following link: http://waggledancing.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/irina-lawrence/. Enjoy!




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