Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 2011 Newsletter

Sit back and relax this Summer and let self striping Kauni Effektgarn do all the work!

And my special offer for June: Every time you spend $25 or more on yarn, knitting needles & notions, paper patterns or magazines, any order which requires shipping, you'll receive a Free Skein of Yarn!

In This Issue: Colorful Summer Knitting

Colorful Summer Knitting
A new shipment of Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 has arrived bringing with it lots of new colors!

Effektgarn in ED

Straight out of Denmark
Effektgarn 8/2 is an amazing sport weight wool yarn that has long self striping color variations. These color repeats give your finished garments and accessories beautiful long lengths of color that work up effortlessly and are beautiful to wear. Let your imagination flow with knit and felted projects for shawls, cardigans, handbags and more.

Effektgarn in EA

Effektgarn 8/2
is put up in generous 130, 140, 150, 160 or 170 gram balls and priced accordingly, make your color and ball weight selection in the listing's Drop Down and the price will be adjusted in your Shopping Cart.

Effektgarn in EQ

And Ilga Leja is an expert when it comes to knitting with this yarn and has featured it in many of her knitting patterns using it's self striping properties to show off her exquisite details. Lighten up your Summer wardrobe with one of her designs!

Earth Maiden

Wrapped in the colors of the earth, Earth Maiden walks the woods. Her wrap is a long, rectangular stole, laced along one side. Knit from the long edge, the pattern grows organically, highlighting the random coloration of Effektgarn.

Earth Maiden can be worn in a myriad of ways: as a shawl, poncho or wrap, with or without an I-cord closure at the front, at the back, or to the side. The pattern contains instructions for two versions: a full-length and a shorter version.

Morroco Shawl

Using a multi-directional, modular approach the Morocco scarf or shawl is worked from the center diamond outwards, ending in a decorative diamond motif at each end. The two-color striping is enhanced by the use of Effektgarn's long, gradual color changes and you only need 1 or 2 balls of yarn in the same color to achieve this look! Detailed instructions for how to work with this yarn to create the two-color effect are given and the pattern also includes 2 sizes.

Morroco Scarf

Lake of the Woods

Ripples of water, gently lapping the shore, the undulating lines of the Lake of the Woods wrap cascade along its full length echoing the mood of lake and forest. Knit from its lower edge to the neckline, with a self-finishing border, this capelet works up easily and the pattern includes 3 sizes.

Lady of the Forest

While Lady of the Forest evokes the forest's mystery, it's knit in a continuous flow of bias knitting in Garter Stitch until the collar and border are added at the end. Enhanced by the natural striping of Effektgarn it drapes in different directions, when worn in different ways. It can be worn as a shawl or, when sewn together, as a large cape or poncho.

Kauni Messenger Bag

And combine the gradual striping sequence of the unique Effektgarn with the geometric construction of a messenger bag and you'll have Ilga's one-of-a-kind carry-all the Kauni Messenger Bag. Knit in three separate pieces that are then pieced together and felted satchel is the perfect size for your everyday needs.

Large enough to carry a laptop or your library books, without being oversized. And learn a new technique while working this bag, Effektgarn is held tripled using the Navajo Triple-Ply Technique.


Put a little magic of the beach in your wardrobe with Bermuda, the pattern combines the magic of short rows with the changing colors of this self-striping yarn to create this lovely scarf.


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itssewnice said...

Wow! These all look great.

Alicia said...

I love the way that model is wearing Earth Maiden. I never thought to belt a stole! It looks really chic.

Cinzia said...

I love Ilga Leja patterns. They look complicated but she makes the instructions very easy to understand - no guessing. The color choices are beautiful, too.

terip said...

loving all the colors, i think 8/2 is my favorite. have wanted to knit up something in this yarn forever but just never have taken the dive.

terip said...

whoops ea is my favorite, must not be awake yet this morning

marlat1112 said...

Great yarn! The hard part is choosing the color!

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I love these colorways, and that the skein sizes give a choice so I can get more yardage in a single skein. I only use Kauni once, but the long color changes are amazing.
I have not seen Ilga Leja patterns, so these look great!! More to put in my Rav favs!

Gina P said...

WOW! What amazing colors! I love self-striping yarns that make my life so much easier! I think these designs look great in this yarn.