Category Archives: Yarn

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Northwoods Pattern Collection

One of the things I love about our new pattern collection, Northwoods (and there are so many things), is how sophisticated and polished all the project are, while still being down-to-earth. They're all just so wearable, you know? And the cable stitches add a lot of interest without being overwhelming to knit. Today, I'm highlighting a couple of my favorite patterns from the collection, with some exclusive images from the photo shoot that I couldn't fit into the book.

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Another Treat for Your Feet

I finally just started wearing socks again last week. Having a clinically-diagnosed, severe case of OCD (Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Any adult that is overly excited about Christmas and has a more than normal preoccupation with Christmas decorations and clothing or has more than two Christmas trees), my subconscious is constantly on the look out for Christmas cues - those magical markers that point the way to that sacred time of year. Socks are one of them.

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New Colors for Your Feet!

One really fun task I did this year was creating new yarn colorways. We started with Stroll Tonal, a super soft, washable treat for the feet. As a team, we decided on a set of new colorways, and then I mocked up our visions in my design program to send to our manufacturer. Lest you ...

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Welcome, Worsted!

I'm working on a mutimedia project with Swish yarn in rainbow colors, to be completed in coming weeks. I had a few scraps left, so I thought I'd add a neutral and cast on for a sweater for my daughter.    There was one catch: Swish is worsted weight, and I use fingering weight yarn, almost exclusively.

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Color Made Easy

The difference between a pile of yarn and the launching pad for your next creative masterpiece is color coordination. A thoughtfully-curated color palette will bring cohesion, beauty and sparkle to your project.

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Diadem Solids!

Diadem DK was a very special and very limited edition yarn that first made its appearance during last year's epic Cyber Monday sale. The metallic hues were incredible and the plush DK weight of this alpaca silk yarn was absolutely lovely - which is why we are so happy to see this yarn back in an array of saturated solids inspired by prized jewels and gemstones.

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New Yarn – The Big Cozy!

We have a brand new yarn out today! The Big Cozy (the name always makes me think of one of my favorite movies, The Big Sleep) is a super bulky alpaca/wool blend that is SO SOFT.  I haven't actually worked with super bulky yarns in years so I figured I should play around with it.  I grabbed the largest needles I own (size 13) and a skein of both Marine Heather and Finnley Heather and decided to make a hat!

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Introducing Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky Yarn!

Wool of the Andes Superwash BULKY! Last year when we first introduced Wool of the Andes Superwash in our classic worsted weight, it was love at first sight: easy-care with my favorite wooly yarn. And now, we have a bulky upgrade to this wooly and washable yarn: Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky!

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Knitting (and crocheting) with Chroma

So have you seen our new Chroma yarn colors? We've had the samples in the office for several months and we've been dying to show them to you! I think these are my favorite batch of colors we've put out - both the neutrals and the super cheery brights.

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A Strathcona in Lindy Chain

When our newest yarn, Lindy Chain, arrived at the office, it was love at first sight. The gorgeous colors! The cool crispness of the fiber! The way it seemed to shine and glow!  I was so excited, I had to sit down for a bit. Once I recovered, I realized I had the perfect pattern for this yarn all queued up- the lovely and classic Strathcona, by Jane Richmond.

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