Pre-Autumn Yarn Arrivals

I know I am not supposed to talk about the oncoming Autumn yet, officially, lest I harm your tender summer hearts – but there is a lot of holiday knitting ahead and knitting is always on topic!

A new shipment from Diamond this past week included…

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Baby Alpaca Aran

50g/93m/100% Baby Alpaca

You will not believe how squishy these guys are. Well, actually, you will if you’ve squished its bulky cousin Baby Alpaca Sport before. I love the idea of using it to line a pair of colourful Scandes Mitts.

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 Kasha

300g/600m, 656yds/78% Acrylic, 12% Mohair, 10% Polyester

These mega fluffballs come with a one-ball afghan pattern on the label – perfect for the beginner who wants a showstopper to knit while watching tv.

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 Snuggly Spots

50g/165m, 179yds/55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic

So it looks like Sirdar is moving away from the speckles in their Snuggly DK line – which means a dedicated line of our speckly, spotty friends. Since its arrival, Kelly and I have been ALL ABOUT that green colourway. And 55% nylon means it is delightfully soft.

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Harrap Tweed

50g/155m, 170yds/40% Nylon, 30% Wool, 24% Acrylic, 6% Viscose

That’s right – 40% nylon! Winter socks, anyone? Patterns like Purl Soho’s Men’s Socks for Giving and tincanknits Lumberjack,  or even just plain old plain socks– I’ll take a pair in each colour, please. Between the black/grey tweed and the brown tweed they have the “dad”/”father-in-law” gift on lock!

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Pure Superkid Mohair

50g/207m/100% Superkid Mohair

Just LOOK at that shiny gems! Ugh! UGH! So shiny! Mohair is all about absorbing colour and shining it back into the world. A fingering weight warm enough to make up a cowl like Loggia or the one-skein Undersea Garden – and to line your yearly Fiddlehead mitts project! That’s right, I’d put it inside a mitten, because sometimes life is about those secret yarn treasures you keep for yourself.

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Also in the order – 4 new colours in Crofter DK, perfect for those easy, plain projects that need a yarn to do all of the work.

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If Crofter isn’t your style, there’s 3 new colours in the Pure Wool Superwash! Perfect for sweaters, mitts, scarves… for weather that I’m sure is a far, far way off.

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Not to bury the lede, but on Saturday we got in some more of the locally dyed Penguin Soup yarns! We’re expecting some more by the end of this week, but they’re already disappearing fast – it doesn’t help that anyone who knits with it once comes back for more~

That’s all for now in terms of yarn deliveries, but stay tuned for our Fall class schedule in the next week or so! Not that it’s Fall yet. Nope, don’t worry. Still summer. Weeks and weeks of summer left, I’m sure.

-Chloe

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