Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yarns With A Twist will be CLOSED
Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th.
YWAT will reopen on Tuesday, August 10th.

Manos Clasica and Maxima just arrived and it's so soft and beautiful. Sandee is already planning her next project from this yarn. Come on in and check it will love it.
Cute and simple Cowl knitted with the new Blick Fang (means "eye catching") yarn. Blick Fang is lumpy and bumpy and very soft.  
• 99% Wool - 1% Nylon
• 175 yards per 100 gram skein
• US 11-15 needles
• 4.25 sts per inch


From the pages of the new Interweave Knits Weekend magazine comes this lovely MIXT COWL. Knitted with 2 skeins of PLYMOUTH BOBOLI and a #9 circular needle this is a quick knit and the yarn is oh so nice. This is a worsted weight yarn  with a blend of wool, acrylic and viscose. It also has a beautiful sheen. There are 206 yards per skein

Two skeins of PLYMOUTH BAZINGA yarn and a set of #10 needles = a quick and easy pair of mittens.  Every time I was in the store I would look at this yarn and wonder just what anyone would want to knit with it. I finally decided to take the plunge, purchase a couple of skeins and see what it looked like off the ball and into an actual project. How pretty are these mittens! BAZINGA is a super bulky weight yarn and that means a larger needle and very little time and effort to create. BAZINGA is also priced right too. At $6.00 a skein ($12.00 total) I have a fun pair of mittens for myself or can knit up many to be given as gifts for friends.
Pattern for these mittens will be available at YWAT and free with the purchase of yarn.  -- Barb Williams


Another new yarn this fall is SCHULANA CAMBADA from Skacel yarns. This yarn has a heathered base with multi-colored slubs and a slight twist. CAMBADA is:
• 100% Merino Wool
• 66 yards per 50 gram ball
• 8-10 mm (approx. US 11-15) needles
• Approx. 2.75 sts per inch

This vest was knitted in the largest size and only used 9 skeins of yarn. The photos of the vest just don't do it justice. There is a pretty lacy pattern that is not showing well. The vest is now hanging in the shop and the next time you visit, take a look. Seeing it up close will definitely inspire you to make one for yourself.

Pattern for this vest can be found on page 137 of the book NEW ENGLAND KNITS. This book is available at YWAT. If you haven't already seen it, stop by and take a look. This vest is only one of the many lovely New England inspired patterns. 


 This beautiful shawl was made by Sharon Fletcher out of Harmony yarn from Cascade.  The pattern is a free download from  It's called Feather, feather and Fan Shawlette.  Beautiful job Sharon. So pretty.


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