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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!



Yarn Spotlight: Ultrafine Lace from Colinton Australia
September 16, 2013, 2:53 pm
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Fiber: 100% Pure Unbrushed Fine Kid Mohair

Yardage: 335

Knitting Gauge: US Size 2 (2.75 mm) = 31 sts, 40 rows (4 x 4 inch)

Crochet Gauge: US Hook E4 (3.5 mm) = 23 sts, 40 rows (4 x 4 inch)

 

Mohair is an all-season fashion fiber: in lightweight airy structures that breathe with the body for summer days, and in wonderfully warm knits for cold weather. Colinton Australia’s unbrushed mohair imparts a unique signature in your completed garment. Mohair is a naturally soft protein fiber which is enhanced by current expertise and modern processing methods.

Ultrafine Lace, from Colinton Australia Yarns, is an extremely fine and unusually soft lace-weight yarn! The 100% mohair base has the least amount of halo you’ll find around. It will conform to washing and blocking, softening to set off your most detailed lacework!

This yarn is custom made from the first and sometimes second shearing (6 months/12 months old angora kids) and it is rarely utilized in knitting yarns. The mohair is grown from the youngest Angora goats, which produce the finest of micron levels (20-25 micron)–you will NOT fine anything like it around. 

You will actually enjoy working with and wearing this mohair–give it a try today!

 

Click on the following link for FREE Ultrafine Lace patterns:

http://colintonaustralia.com/wpsite/pattern-projects

 

 

 



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.

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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.

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


Creating a Family Heirloom
April 15, 2013, 11:40 am
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We love seeing our customer’s finished projects and wanted to share a special one with you today. The stockings on the right were made by one of our on-line customers, Manon from Dorval.

Manon purchased the Sarah James: Multi Motif #820 Christmas Stocking pattern, from All About Yarn, earlier this year to make for her daughter-in-law. As you can see, she very creatively modified the pattern to feature many of her daughter-in-law’s favorite sporting activities, including hockey sticks and a colorful golf scene. On the sole of the stocking Manon knit a bright yellow star to signify that to the family her daughter-in-law is a star–it’s that just wonderful!

Manon was so inspired after finishing the first stocking that she decided to make a second one for her son as a surprise. His stocking features his favorite hockey team (the Montreal Canadian team), him jogging and watching his local football team, as well as, his love of dogs.

These stockings are sure to become treasured family heirlooms–thank you Manon for sending us photos and the story behind your lovely project!

We hope that Manon’s creativity has inspired you as much as it has the flock here at All About Yarn. Thanks for reading!



Tie-Dyed Onesie Kits from Twisted Sisters
April 14, 2013, 11:00 am
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Tie-Dyed Onesie Kits from All About Yarn in Tigard, Oregon

We’ve got NEW COLORS and a FRESH SUPPLY!

Check out these adorable Hand Dyed Baby Onesie Kits from Twisted Sisters. Each kit costs $29.00 and contains the following items:

  • one skein of Oracle yarn (60% Superwash Merino Wool / 40% Bamboo)
  • a matching tie-dyed onesie
  • a digital pack of 10 baby patterns that feature Oracle (we email you the patterns once you’ve purchased the kit)

The onesies range in size from 6 to 24 months.

These babies are going like hot cakes–so come in and snag one (or more) before they’re gone! We also have in stock additional skeins of each Oracle colorway, as well as, coordinating Oracle solids for your knitting pleasure!



Rose City Yarn Crawl Wrap-Up
March 5, 2013, 12:33 pm
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Wow—what a weekend! We had such a fabulous time meeting and chatting with all the wonderful fiber lovers that visited us during the crawl. Thank you all for making this such an enjoyable event–we hope to see you all again soon!Super Cupcake CHIC Knits

We also wanted to thank Bonne Marie Burns, of CHIC KNITS, for spending Friday afternoon with us here at the shop with her gorgeous collection of patterns. Bonne was such a joy to talk with and gave wonderful advice to our crawlers–we can’t wait to have her back again! For those of you unfamiliar with Bonne Marie’s work, she is a multi-talented knitwear designer with a background in fashion and graphic design. Bonne’s Super Cupcake pattern (on the right) is just scrumptious–isn’t it!? To check out more of her sassy modern hand knit designs click HERE.

Another big thank you goes out to Deborah Hopkinson, author of KNIT YOUR BIT, for spending part of her Saturday with us signing books and greeting young and old readers alike. Deborah is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for young readers. Her latest title, KNIT YOUR BIT, is based on a real-life Knitting Bee that took place in Central Park in 1918. This entertaining and informative historical fiction book provides a fascinating glimpse into America’s home front during WWI and highlights an important piece of knitting history. This book is perfect for young knitters just starting to learn the craft, as well as veteran knitters and history buffs alike.

We also wanted to congratulate our three Rose City Yarn Crawl raffle winners: Reid Worley (not pictured) was the recipient of All About Yarn’s $20 gift card, and Barbara Creviston and Brian Sell were the recipients of All About Yarn’s amazing 2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl first prize baskets! I love their HUGE smiles!

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Let us not forget our daily in-store raffle winners who were each the lucky recipients of a $20 off coupon to use towards their next in-store or online purchase at All About Yarn! The 8 lucky winners were: Vivian W., Denise B., Eddy L., Tammy H., Beth M., Lerena, Judi F. and Julie R.–congratulations to you all!