Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Spring/Summer Yarns

Our spring and summer yarns have started to arrive! Here are a few that I just love...

Stacy Charles, Crystal is a lace weight yarn studded with shimmering sequins. It's a blend of 75% polyester/25% cotton with a gauge of 8-12 sts/in on a US #2-7 knitting needle and 144 yds per 25gm ball and is $29.95.
Who doesn't love a little glitz?

From left to right: Sunbeam, Silver Mist and Milky Way.

The Elsa Lace Scarf pictured here is currently on my mom's knitting needles and only uses one ball of Crystal. Each side of the scarf is knit separately then seamed together in the middle so the lace pattern falls the same on each end. It's just gorgeous! Can't wait to post pics when she binds off.

The Elsa Lace Scarf is one of many cute patterns in the new Tahki Stacy Charles book, Knitscape.

Tahki Stacy Charles, Ripple is a worsted weight thick and thin 100% mercerized cotton yarn.
With a gauge of 4.5 sts per inch on a US 7 knitting needle or a H-8 crochet hook and 142 yds per 50 grams and is $8.95 a ball.

Really excited to use this. The texture will make the simplest stitch look really neat!

From top to bottom: Driftwood, Sage, Fog and Pearl

From top to bottom: Ebony, Ocean, Coral and Sunshine

The Warren 2-way jacket in Ripple shown here worn in the short version can be flipped and worn as a longer jacket too.

Urban Renewal from Tahki Stacy Charles features the Warren 2-way jacket among other lightweight Spring knits.

From top to bottom: Geisha, Ginger Lily, Avocado and Pagoda

Sublime Yarns, Bamboo & Pearls DK is a blend of 70% bamboo/30% pearls. The pearl fibre in this yarn is made by using a viscose yarn blended with pearl powder during the spinning process. The pearl powder is from natural pearls, raised in rivers or lakes.
There are 104 yds in each 50 gram ball with a gauge of 5.5 sts/inch on a US 6 knitting needle and $8.95.

The yarn has a nice drape and beautiful shine.
Would make the perfect summer scarf!

-Annie, Yarn Garden Staff

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