Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 2010 Newsletter

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Special Announcement: Sandrasingh.com will be closed for shipping yarn from July 9 - 25th, you may order yarn during this time and it will be shipped after July 25th. Patterns sold as PDF downloads will be emailed after purchase as usual.

Lazy days at the pool, outdoor concerts and dining al fresco, summer is in full swing and you're in need of cool knitting projects that travel with ease. Celebrate with these new patterns and 5-40% Off all my Cotton Yarns. And if you're thinking about fall with gift giving season only 6 months away, get started on one of these new cold weather projects that are still small enough to knit now. So sit back & relax, these new projects and yarn sales are only a click away!

In This Issue: Save on Cool Crisp Cotton / Summer is a Time for Lace / Sweet Treats for Your Feet(s) / Lil Summer Dress / Think Fall /

Save on Cool Crisp Cotton
If you enjoy knitting wash cloths, market bags or light and breezy summer tops I have the cotton yarn on sale that you need. Schaefer's sport weight Susan, Laurel a worsted and the bulky Sandra are all 25% Off and can be purchased by the single skein or dyeloted bag. Some quick project ideas for these 3 yarns are the Susan Drop Stitch Diamond Shell or Boatneck Shell, the Laurel Top, Summer Sampler or Knapsack and the Sandra Hooded Child's Cardigan.

Worsted weight Cherry Tree Hill North Country Cotton is 40% Off and one skein would knit up quickly into a beautiful washcloth that would make a thoughtful gift. Berroco's Cotton Twist is 30% Off. Karabella's sport weight Vintage Cotton and DK Zodiac are 5% Off per skein and 15% Off a dyeloted bag of 10 and Karabella Aurora 8, Aurora 4 & Aurora Bulky are just $4.99 a ball! All yarn sales end July 8th.

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Summer is a Time for Lace
Savor your summer knitting with one of these new lacey designs. Ilga Leja's
Straw Into Gold is an elegant example of how bias knitting can create a luxurious shawl with exquisite drape. Begin with a few stitches and, using the magic of strategically placed increases and decreases, you'll feel as though you're knitting straw into gold. La Lana Wools Phat Silk Fine or Schaefer's Susan will work beautifully.
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Lily Go, the queen of empire waist top designs such as Lace Sleeves & Dahlia, has turned her attention to shawls. And you'll be happy she did once you see her new, darling triangular shawl Bella. Bella combines a stockinette stitch body with scalloped edges and its knit quickly in only 370 yards of a fingering weight. Pigeonroof Studios' Circe or Original Sock would make this shawl as unique as it is beautiful.

Elegant and lovely the Fickleknitter's quick-to-knit shawlette Flyleaf is constructed in the traditional triangle method with knit on edging and short rows to shape the edging around the center point of the body. Knit yours in either Margaret Stove's Artisan Lace or Malabrigo's Lace Baby Merino.

Ribbon Taffy
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Of course a sock project or two is on your summer knitting list and Goddess Knits' has two new candy-coated designs! Her cabled Rock Candy, and the twisted stitch Ribbon Taffy socks which are knit in one skein of my Sandrasingh.com Superwash Fingering yarn. Both will satisfy your sock knitting sweet tooth!
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Lil Summer Dress
Is there a special little girl to knit for this summer? You'll love the one-piece construction of Lisa Ellis Designs' Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top. And you'll also love the Instructional Video link Lisa provides in the pattern to assist you with the Baltic Trim. The pattern includes instructions for sizes: 6-9 months, 9-12 mths, 1-2T, 2-4T, 4–5 yrs, 5-6 yrs and is knit in a sport weight cotton yarn such as Karabella's machine washable Zodiac.

Think Fall
You're enjoying lazy weekends at the beach but you still have your eye toward your Fall and gift knitting. I've compiled this new collection of patterns that are perfect for gifting yet small enough for comfortable summer knitting, start one today and you'll have it ready for wrapping by December!

HTML clipboardLace Maple Leaf Socks

For a Mother - Daughter duo knit Fickleknitter's Lace Leaf Hats with only one skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted, they're knit from the brim to the crown and the pattern is written for adult & child sizes. Designer Feather and Fan is the first to write a pattern for Malabrigo's new Twist yarn, her slouchy ribbed beret and matching reversible scarf Here Comes the Sun are knit with just three skeins. And HeartStrings FiberArts' Lace Maple Leaf Socks will give you a lace fix while allowing you to dream of the gold & orange leaves of Autumn.

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Plaid Dog Sweater

Love to crochet, you'll adore these new designs from Knotsewcute and Freshstitches. Knotsewcute lets you keep your entire family warm, even the dog, their Arctic Wind Wrist Warmers includes 5 sizes and 2 edging options making them customizable for men, women & children, the Wrapped in Bows Baby Blanket makes a sweet gift for mom-to-be and Fido will love staying warm in his new Plaid Dog Sweater. While Freshstitches keeps you laughing with these clever Amigurumi, Gordon the Flamingo, Willy the Fish, Peter the Duckling and the practical Learie Jr. the Teddy Bear Key Chain.

Thank you for being a Sandrasingh.com customer and for reading my July Newsletter. I'm always here to help you with any of your fiber arts needs, email sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com, phone 877/519-1693, Facebook Sandra Singh, my Ravelry group Sandrasingh.com or tweet me on Twitter, Sandrasinghcom. Have a great summer!

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