Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer does not officially begin until June 21st but already the fall yarns have begun to arrive at Yarns With A Twist.

BLICK FANG  (meaning 'eye catching') Lumpy, bumpy and oh so soft!
99% Wool - 1% Nylon, 175 yards per 100 gram skein, US 11-15 needles, 4.25 sts per inch

CAMBADA-Print  A heathered grey base of Merino wool is combined with multi-colored slubs and a slight twist.

100% Merino Wool, 66 yards per 50 gram ball, 8-10 mm (approx. US 11-15) needles, Approx. 2.75 sts per inch

KID-PAILLETTES is ablend of kid-mohair and silk with flashes of sparkling sequins.
42% Kid-Mohair - 40% Polyester - 18% Silk, 137 yards per 25 gram ball, US 6-9 needles, Approx. 5.5 sts per inch.
80% Angora - 20% Nylon, 122 yards per 25 gram ball
4 mm (approx. US 6) needles, Approx. 5.5 sts per inch.

100% Virgin Wool Merino, 273 yards per 100 gram ball
3-3.5 mm (approx. US 2-4) needles, Approx. 7 sts per inch

70% Merino Extra Fine - 30% Silk, 656 yards per 100 gram ball
US 4-6 needles (3.50-4.0 mm needles), Approx. 3.5-4 sts per inch

 The Alpine Topper Cap was knitted with NORO IRO and one of the new yarns, CORTINA. The Cortina is used in the main body of the hat to provide additional warmth.
Cortina is 70% Merino Wool - 30% Nylon, 55 yards per 50 gram ball
12 mm (approx. US 17) needles, Approx. 2.5 sts per inch

New Colors of ZAUBERBALL Sock Yarn
75% Superwash Wool - 25% Nylon, 459 yards per 100 gram ball
2-3 mm (approx. US 0-2) needles, Approx. 7.5 sts per inch
If you knit fast, there is still time to purchase one of these new colors and knit a pair of socks to enter in the YWAT Sock Challenge which ends on June 30th.

Christiane was hard at work last week, making room for the new yarns, and doing some redecorating in the shop. Below is a photo of her new display wall which features her new design, Volan, (lower left). Also on the wall is hanging the Paint Box Scarf (far left). This scarf was knitted using one skein of Kauni Effektgarn and Kauni Wool. The Kauni Effektgarn has a long striping effect and vibrant color schemes. A fall class is being scheduled for the Paint Box Scarf, but if you can't wait to begin let us know. Someone will be available to help you get started.

Cascade Eco Duo Slouch Hat knitted
with one skein of Eco Duo. 

Quick and easy project.

Misty Garden Pattern from Jo Sharp made with Taos from Crystal Palace.
This beautiful scarf was knitted by Carol Drescher.

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