Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Yummy Yarn!

Distracting deliciousness -718 Sapphires
We've gone Universal! That's right, Jimmy Beans has taken the world by storm, and now, the Universe! Okay...not really, but we did add yet another fabulous fiber to our shelves from the out-of-this-world company, Universal Yarns! Classic Shades is, well, a classic. This worsted weight wool and acrylic blend has a rich, silky soft texture you'll love working with and adore wearing. I am sitting next to a box of this scrumptious yarn yumminess right now and keep getting distracted by the deliciously eye-catching colorways. Self-striping by nature, there is an ample palette of deep jewel hues and soft natural tones so no matter what your color preferences might be, there is something for everyone!
Self-stripe-tastic Sweater!
Need some pattern support for this smile-inducing fiber? Check out the Mountain Shades Cardigan by Yumiko Alexander, the Classic Shades Shawl, Afghan And Scarf Project booklet or the Classic Shades Kids book!

08 Spectrum - perfect for a flashy scarf!
Also new to our line-up are two new trendy yarns from Rozetti: Marina and Soft Payette! For those of you getting sucked into the ruffle craze, Marina is definitely worth a try. Similar to Flamenco by Trendsetter, as well as Katia's Flounce and Triana, Marina features a net-like construction that is knit along one edge to create a frilly fabric perfect for scarves, edging and accessories! Available in multi-color self-striping hues as well as bright solid colors, Marina is a treat to work with and wear!

05 Pink Tourmaline will grab anyone's attention!
Soft Payette is another fashion-forward yarn perfect for sleek, stylish knits. This DK weight yarn is a 70% acrylic, 22% polyester and 8% Soft Payette blend. What exactly is Soft Payette? I have no idea as to the precise definition (I Googled it and came up with links to this yarn and Payette, Idaho), but I am going to go out on a limb and say it is the strand of glittery sequins spun into this soft, easy to work with yarn! :) With an excellent selection of bold solid hues to chose from, Soft Payette is the perfect yarn to use for glam accessories or paired with another fiber to create a unique, eye-catching fabric!

Keep an eye on our New Featured Kits page and the next newsletter for some great ideas for all three of these fiberific yarns!

Happy knitting and crocheting!
Leanne :)




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