Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 2011 Newsletter

September ushers in Autumn and cozy knitting! There's already a chill in the air and an orange blush on the leaves, its time to enhance your wardrobe & home with lush, warm sweaters, accessories and bedding.

In This Issue: Madelinetosh Update / 5 New Designs by Chiagu / Celebrate Fall with "Orange" / Stay Connected /

Madelinetosh Update
If you ordered some Madelinetosh yarn in my May Pre Order event I have good news, this shipment has arrived and orders are being filled. Everything except the Pashmina arrived, Madelinetosh has this yarn on back order. This also means Madelinetosh yarns are back in stock and I've added Tosh Vintage!

Tosh DK

5 New Designs by Chiagu
Designer Ivete Tecedor of Chiagu dwells in New York where she's surrounded by the latest fashions. Fortunately Ivete is a talented knitwear artist who takes the best of what she sees and translates it beautifully into wearable garments for you to knit. These 5 new designs for Fall/Winter 2011-12 are flattering with warmth in mind.


Cables are popular this season and Ivete has used them on her new
Adrie vest design to make it unique, yet fashionable. The unusual construction of Adrie will keep you interested as you knit and the flattering lines and casual, easy way it wears will make it one of your favorite sweaters. Adrie is knit in only 3-4 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, the new shipment has lots of new colorways to choose from!



Unique accessories are a Chiagu hallmark and the colorful
Loreley Scarf makes a statement. The
perfect “mindless” knit, it features garter stitch broken up by eyelet rows to keep it fun and its knit in a blend of 8 different colors of Koigu's hand painted fingering yarn KPPPM! Ivete has an eye for color and she's put together very special Kits for Loreley featuring color blends of KPPPM that are unique to my website and once they're sold out, they're gone!

City Cowl

City Cowl
is a 2 in 1 pattern: a Cowl and an Infinity Scarf! While the garter stitch is easy enough for a beginner, this pattern uses advanced techniques like provisional cast on and grafting the ends together, making it a great project to expand your skill set!

Runner's Watchcap

And these 2 unisex hat designs are both knit in the round with minimal finishing. Runner’s Watchcap is designed to fit snugly on your head staying put while you run or ski and its knit in only 1 skein of sock yarn!

S3 Hat

Super Simple Slouch or the S3 Hat uses two strands of sock yarn held together to give it drape. It features the modern slouchy fit that’s seen everywhere on the streets and runways. Designed to be worn low on the forehead, S3 will fully cover your ears & keep you toasty warm all winter.

The Beekeeper's Quilt
Lounge in luxury as the days grow shorter and the nights cooler with these two new home d├ęcor designs.

The Beekeeper's Quilt

Have you heard the buzz? Crafted of little stuffed honeycomb shaped puffy pockets Tiny Owl Knits' new The Beekeepers Quilt is quaint, colorful and addictive to knit! The perfect project to use up your left over sock yarn scraps, don't worry for a minute about making colors match, once you begin piecing the honeycombs together you'll adore the way it looks.

And if you love crochet add classic cables to your home with Knotsewcute's Aran Accent Pillow, it will add texture & warmth to any room.

Aran Accent Pillow

Celebrate Fall with "Orange"
A combination of yellow and red, Orange is the color of creativity and it evokes the classic images of Fall! Create something special in one of my many hand painted shades of Orange and you'll enjoy wearing this garment every Autumn for years to come. Be inspired by Tiger Eye, Burnt Orange, Black Spice, Flames and Pumpkin Spice on my
1 Ply Merino Worsted and Lace yarns.

Shibui Knits Sock

Fiery Autumn Glow on Serendipitous Ewe's Fate Fingering, playful Dahlia on Shibui Knits' Sock or creamy Fruit Smoothie on Alpaca with a Twist's Socrates will work for one of Chiagu's new hat designs, or for a special pair of socks.

Anzula Wash My Lace

Pale Georgia Peach on the Alpaca Yarn Company's
Suri Elegance or Terra Cotta on Anzula's Wash My Lace or shimmery Grapefruit Madelinetosh's Pure Silk Lace are all perfect for your next wispy lace project. DK weight Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 is very versatile and you'll love bright EX or the more subdued EV and EP.

Madelinetosh Pure Silk LaceLana Wool's Streakers

Lady Madderly is a sweet blend of orange with a natural white on La Lana Wools' Streakers, one skein of this worsted yarn is all you need to knit a hat. Solid Tiger Lily & Rhodesian and variegated Malambo on Malabrigo Merino Worsted are all stunning, as are Coronilla on bulky Rasta and Tender & Liquid Amber on worsted Twist.

Stay Connected
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