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What's New: 8.6.13

Every fall I can't believe how lucky I am to be a knitter now versus the past couple of decades.  Since the late 90's more and more types of yarns and fibers that have traditionally been available only to the textile industry are now available to every knitter.  The process of knitting is so creative. It starts with a pattern and continues with yarn selection and fiber choices which is fueled by color choices.  And of course, I can never follow a pattern as written.  I must tweak something to make it mine.  This and the process of knitting makes fall such an exciting knitting season.  Even if you have a project or two on needles take time to stop in the shop which is alive with color and textures.  It's a fabulous time to knit and crochet. 

Like a butterfly, the store is changing and evolving. The Berroco and Rowan walls have been set and each part of the store is getting it's own makeover as we get ready for fall knitting.  

 

 

The new yarns from Rowan are HERE and all are displayed in the Rowan wall.  Spectacular is the word of the season.  Texture, color, a little bit of glitz in some yarns make for a fantastic fall knit. As always there are stories that make the garments come alive in the Rowan Magazine.  The Rowan designers have taken the strong fashion and catwalk trends of 2013 and have worked the different key looks into three distinctive stories.  In addition to our extensive line of Rowan Yarns we have added Wool/Cotton for those that want all-season knits.

LOVE this wrap knit in Rowan Fine Tweed  -

This is on my "to knit" list..wow..so fun, only a 5 row repeat.  Soumak Scarf.

Essentials - A collection of the key shapes and textures on trend, designed into simple, easy to wear styles that compliment the season's essential looks.

Folk - The patterned folk textiles of nomadic eastern cultures inspires this colorful collection of women's and men's knits.

Romancing - A beautiful collection of romantic lace and patterned knits photographed in the historic setting of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire.

New from Rowan this season is Angora Haze: Super soft to the touch and beautiful in the knitted fabric, made with angora, wool and polyamide for strength, this yarn will create a garment that will be a joy to wear.

Kid Silk Eclipse:  Fabulous blend of silk and mohair plus a hint of glitz - soft and feminine.  Rowan has taken their most popular KS Haze colors and added just a hint of shimmer.

Thick & Thin:    A soft wool that gives any garment or accessory great texture.

Rowan Fine Art: Rowan's premium, hand painted sock yarn. Fine Art is a blend of fibre and colour, especially blended for sock knitting, but can equally be used for other accessories.

Made with 100% baby alpaca, Rowan Alpaca Colour is a soft and durable DK knitting yarn. The soft, subtle blend of colours in each shade allows the beauty of the yarn to show through and is ideal for textured knitting stitches.

Rowan has taken it's popular Lima yarn, made with baby alpaca and merino wool, and added a subtle colour effect. The soft blends of colour make this luxurious and soft yarn ideal for adding colour to any winter wardrobe.  Lima is one of my favorite knits.

 

 

 

What's New

What's on our Needles?  

I am knitting furiously on the sample for our upcoming retreat.  Details will be available by August 17.  We will return to Grandview for a luxurious knitting weekend, November 1, 2, & 3.  Watch for details.  I have also cast on the beginnings of my Knit Swirl sweater.   
This Knit Swirl was my inspiration, done in Claudia's yarns  Fingering & Lace=All Seasons.

 

Angel finished Barnwood -WOW and it is scrumptious. Anzula + Sequins...

 

 

 

 

Knit Swirl Knit-Along starts Saturday, August 17-2-4 pm.

 

 

Join Deb to start your Holiday Knitting starting Wednesday August 7 - Knit a great Christmas Sock NOW-Start a new tradition:  Learn to make a sock on worsted weight yarn and FairIsle to boot!  So much fun.  

 

 

Freebies & Resources

Achillea, a fall chill chaser from Nanna. Knit in Super Buly - quick and fun  - new Rasta due next week.

22.5 degrees from Martina Behm..the designer of Hitchhiker. Fun & Free for the wonderful skein of fingering weight sock  yarn - garter stitch..so easy.


Rowan's premium, hand painted sock yarn. Fine Art is a blend of fibre and colour, especially blended for sock knitting, but can equally be used for other accessories.

yarn What's New Archive: 7.31.13 | 7.24.13 | 7.17.13 | 7.10.13 | 7.3.13 | 6.26.13 | 6.19.13 | 6.12.13

Amazing Threads · 11262 86th Avenue North · Maple Grove, MN · 55369 · 763·391·7700