Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Malabrigo Yarns have arrived

We have just received the newest yarn from Malabrigo:
Rasta is a single ply super bulky 100% pure merino wool yarn. It comes in 16 colors, most of which are handpainted. It knits at 2 to 2.5 stitches per inch on size 13 to 17 needles.

We also received new Silky Merino from Malabrigo as well as new stock and colors of Worsted, Sock, Chunky and Lace weights.

Monday, March 1, 2010

More New Yarns for Spring

We have added several new yarns for Spring and Summer knitting and crocheting.

Aya, a Noro yarn with Noro striping in multi colors. 50% cotton, 35% silk, 15% wool. 148 yards per skein, 5 stitches per inch on size 7 needle.

Sekku, another Noro yarn. Light fingering weight again with the Noro striping. 50% cotton, 16% silk, 17% wool, 17% nylon. 460 yards, 8 - 9 stitches per inch on size 0 - 2 needles.

Sweetness is a soft cotton blend perfect for babies and kids with lots of cute patterns. 48% cotton, 39% merino wool, 13% nylon. 136 yards, 5.5 stitches per inch on size 6 needles.

Yarns of the Month for March

The yarns for March are Inca Gold from Berroco and Classic One Fifty by Classic Elite. They both are 20% off during the month.

Inca Gold (122 yards per skein, 5 stitches per inch on size 7 needle) is a reasonably price luxurious blend of 80% merino and 20 % silk. It is a multi-plied yarn and its refined twist creates a well defined stitch pattern as illustrated in this Eastlake pattern by Norah Gaughan.

Classic One Fifty (150 yards per skein, 6 stitches per inch on a size 6 needle), sport weight yarn, is available in many colors making it great for color work as well as single color knits. It is a steal at its regular price of $6.50 and unbelievable at 20% off during March. As usual with Classic Elite yarns there is great pattern support like this shell from the Celebrating Classics book.