Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Yarns From Cascade!

Grapelicious Kid Seta Color 32
Happy Wednesday! And a most glorious day it is! Why? Not only is the sun shining in Reno but we have a TON of  new yarn from Cascade! Let's start with Kid Seta. Ever since I knit up the Annabella's Cowl with Debbie Bliss' Angel yarn and Madelinetosh's Tosh DK, I have been dying to do some serious laceweight mohair work. I love the sheer, ethereal texture and the fact that you can knit it up with just about any needle size from US 3 to US Huge (US 10 and up) for a quick project and a gorgeous, featherweight fabric. It really is the epitome of versatility: you can work it up alone for lacework, scarves and sweaters or double strand it with another yarn for that super warm, fuzzy-chic look!
Stylin' Kid Seta Cardi
Similar to mohair staples like Angel and Kidsilk Haze, Kid Seta is a mohair and silk blend with just a touch of wool. With 300 yards per each 25g skein and an extensive color palette to choose from, you'll love working with this wispy yarn! Check out Cascade's Free Patterns page on their website for some great free project ideas! My favorite is the Kid Seta Cardigan, a whimsical sweater perfect for those springtime picnics in our near future!

Hard to see, but there is sparklmazingness, I swear!
Ooo, and don't forget Kid Seta Noir! Nearly identical in yarnliciousness to Kid Seta, Kid Seta Noir has a filament of metallic running through it for an extra bit of bedazzlement! Not your typical sparkle yarn, Kid Seta Noir is ultra soft with no itch or scratch from its glittery metallic element making it the ideal yarn for those high fashion knits for your nights out on the town!

Eco Cloud Color 1808
Next up on the list of newness: Eco Cloud! Featuring an all natural color palette of undyed browns, grays and ecru, Eco Cloud is a deliciously soft blend of merino wool and baby alpaca. The plies of this yarn are woven rather than twisted for a chain-like fiber making it lofty and lightweight. Similar to Berroco's Flicker yarn (but without the metallic "flicker") or Lana Grossa's Alta Moda yarns, Eco Cloud is easy to work with and results in a thick, scrumptious fabric. Great for showing off stitch patterns, use just 3-4 skeins for the Wisteria Vest from Knitting At Knoon or just one hank for Stephen West's Windscheif hat!

Looking for a kid-friendly yarn? Try working with Pacific! This sturdy blend of acrylic and superwash merino holds up like a champ anywhere and everywhere from playground adventures to dinnertime debacles. Soft, warm, and machine-washable, Pacific comes in a rainbow of bright solid shades that kids will love wearing and that you'll love working with. Cascade has some spunky free patterns on their Free Patterns page for this yarn, as well, like Ben's Jacket and Garter Rib With A Twist Hat!

Heritage Silk 5653
Also new to our Cascade lineup is Heritage Silk! A step up in sock-weight luxury from the original Heritage yarn, Heritage Silk has a touch of mulberry silk for a soft, silky feel and just a hint of satiny shimmer! Still machine washable, this yummy yarn can be used for everything from socks to shawls and lightweight cardis to lacy fingerless mitts. With 437 yards per hank, the sky's the limit! While there are no Heritage Silk-specific patterns up on Cascade's site, there are several free shawl and sock patterns worth taking a look at if you're searching for some project inspiration - just click here!

Ultra Pima Quatro 3789
Can you believe there is even more? Okay, well there are no more NEW new yarns, but we will be receiving several new colors of the ever-popular summertime yarn Ultra Pima while Ultra Pima Quatro is now on our shelves! Quatro features 4 complimentary shades spun together creating a beautifully patterned and uniquely stunning fabric! New colors of Luna have also arrived just in time for the warm weather knitting and crochet season!

As always, happy knitting and crocheting!
Leanne :)

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