Your love of creating hand knits knows no bounds whether its home for the holidays or cutting edge fashion..."Over the river and thru the woods to Grandfather's house we go," there's nothing like entertaining in your home or going to see family at theirs' for the holidays. And with Thanksgiving this month and Christmas and Hanukkah on the way the time to celebrate with hand knit gifts for friends, family and even your pet is now!
And this fiber arts renaissance has permanently left its mark on the world of fashion. As you stroll through department stores and turn the pages of fashion magazines you see this season's hot looks showcasing knitwear, richly textured sweaters and accessories knit in chunky yarns paired with leggings and boots with leg warmers, wrapped up with scarves & cowls and topped off with knitted chapeaus. Knit and crocheted home decor also remains popular and makes ideal host & hostess gifts.
Be inspired to create something cozy or cutting edge by these new patterns & yarns from Knotsewcute, Annie's Woolens, Through The Loops, Jane Thornley and Cascade & Berroco.
In This Issue: / Styles for You and Your Home from Knotsewcute / A Special Christmas for our Furry Friends! / Two New Hats from Through The Loops / The Berber Jacket / New Yarns from Cascade / New Yarns from Berroco / Sweater Quantities of Schaefer Yarns /
Styles for You and Your Home from Knotsewcute
Two New Hats from Through The Loops
The Berber Jacket
Add a new jacket to your fall wardrobe with Jane Thornley's magical Berber Jacket. Knitting this jacket is like a mini-excursion into Morocco, the land of authentic color, and Jane invites you to experience color play using the simplest of knit combinations -- knit2, purl2-- for a richly-evocative rib. This jacket is a stash-buster and gives you a chance to play with yarn.
New Yarns from Cascade
For your next quick knit project try one of these Cascade, 100% wool, chunky or super bulky yarns. All three are ideal for the chunky sweaters, hats, scarves and vests being shown this season. Eco Wool and Eco+ are crafted of 100% Peruvian Wool that has not been chemically processed, its put up in generous 478 yard hanks and knits, crochets and felts like a dream. Many of Dawn Brocco's patterns are knit in Eco Wool such as her Flower Baby Blanket and Kid's Jester Hat & Mittens. Talk about instant satisfaction, chunky Magnum Lisa Ellis Designs' Super Bulky Winter Vest. And Lana Grande is a super bulky yarn that works up fast on larger size needles.
While Cascade's Cherub DK is a soft, machine washable, nylon and acrylic blend perfect for all your baby and children's knits. And to save you money all Cascade Yarns, even 220 Wool and 220 Superwash are now available in Dyeloted Bags at 10% Off.
New Yarns from Berroco
Berroco has introduced their Fall/Winter 2009-10 yarn line and I bring you the best of their selection! F
Sweater Quantities of Schaefer Yarns
I have some exciting news that will save you money, all Schaefer Yarns are sold as single skeins, but now Elaine, Esperanza, Kathleen, Laurel, Nancy, Miss Priss, Susan and Sandra