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October 2011 Newsletter


Fall knitwear is incorporating color in very adult ways; traditional, timeless essentials done in sophisticated hues.  The color range this season sculpts, lifts and defines style.  Develop and enhance your color confidence with a color wheel, it shows how opposites compliment, use one to organize your stash to achieve an unexpected mix.  Or like the current fashion trends take a cue from nature, subtle or jarring, pair up your yarns for your next project to match your favorite nature scene.  


In This Issue: Berroco Comfort Worsted / Norah Gaughan, vol 9 / 20% Off Malabrigo Yarns / Take a Walk on the Wild Side / The Fashion Staple in 2011: The Scarf / Christmas Stockings / Win 7 Karabella Patterns / Mountain Street Arts Personalized Labels /


Beroco Comfort Worsted
Whether you want to create a dramatic garment in all one color or play with a color block mix the design team at Berroco has made it easy for you.  Comfort Worsted is their "new and improved" classic American yarn in all the current solid and heather shades you need.  Love the current "it color" electric blue, try Indigo #9768.  Want a velvety red or burgundy garment, go for Wild Cherry #9755 or Beet Root #9760.  And spruce up your wardrobe with an earthy green, Lovage 9761, Olive 9781 or Spruce #9762.  Smokey hues aren't just for the eyes, Smokestack #9729, Dusk #9713, Hackberry Heather #9792 and Liquorice #9734 all create into rich textures. 


Crafted of an ultra soft blend of Super Fine Acrylic and Super Fine Nylon spun into a luxury twist Comfort Worsted is easy care machine wash, machine dry and allergy free.  Many of my customers have been asking for a worsted weight yarn that is economical enough to do large projects yet wears well and soft enough for baby and adult projects, Berroco's Comfort Worsted is the answer!  Priced at just $7 a ball with 215 yards per it comes to just a little over .03 a yard!  And I now carry it by the single ball, Dyeloted Bag of 5 Balls for 10% Off and Dyeloted Bag of 10 Balls for 15% Off to save you even more money!


Norah Gaughan, vol 9
Berroco's design team also has their finger on the pulse of fashion and Norah Gaughan is their brilliant designer who combines her love of nature's beauty with the season's best sweaters, outerwear and accessories to create timeless classics.  Her new vol, 9 is a profusion of spectacular cables in an inspiring range garments worked in both dreamy soft shades and bold bright colors.  She favors Berroco's natural fiber yarns Vintage, Peruvia and Ultra Alpaca which are all 10% Off a Dyeloted Bag of 10 skeins.


20% Off Malabrigo Yarn
Richly textured sweaters in even richer colors are what you'll get when you marry Malabrigo Yarns with JOJI and Suvi Simola's designs.  Now until Oct. 15th all my Malabrigo Yarns are 20% Off, stock up on sweater quantities at this sale price.  Merino Worsted in the Autumnal Rhodesian, Roanoke, American Beauty or Tiger Lily will make Suvi Simola's Villane and Perla, Pole or Opposite Pole by JOJI picture perfect.  And Sock in the rich semi solid Lettuce and Eggplant are perfect for JOJI's flowy Ecuador cardigan.


Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Fur is being worn for every occasion this season.  But if you're a little shy wearing real fur these knit ideas will put you ahead of the pack for their novelty, yet are still spot on fashion.  Let your animal instincts explore the rich textures and neutral color palettes of these beastly inspired pieces.  From Tiny Owl Knits...Its a bear market right now, cuddle up with this forest favorite with the sweet grizzly pullover Oh My Bear.  And hello kitty kitty, channel you're inner panther with the Meow Mitts.  Run free and wild in a pair of graceful horns, Little Antlers Hat will have you dreaming of leaping deer, antelopes and gazelles.  And the sweet Fawn Poncho is playful yet the classic shape is very now. 


Feathers will fly when birds of a feather flock together with these fine feathered accessories!  Gardiner Yarn Works' Feather Lace Shawl, the Feather Duster Scarf by Susan Lawrence and Tiny Owl Knits' Robin Wrist-ees.


And be a wild and wooly highland heroine with Tiny Owl's Magic Treetop Bag and Baby Lamb Cuffs.  Just a touch of these furry accessories with your UGG boots or plaid skirt go a long way to transforming you into that UK lass that's everywhere this season!


The Fashion Staple in 2011: The Scarf
Thus far Scarves are ranking #1 in my Holiday Gift Knitting Poll, but there's still time to vote and I'd love to hear your opinion!


Quick to knit or crochet scarves are the perfect canvas for trying a new technique or yarn and they pack a lot of style.  Some of the most popular designs are Brooklyn Tweed's Cinder, Lisa Ellis Designs' Hooded Scarves and Cowls (1 pattern, 4 designs, endless possibilities), Through The Loops Isabella (a hat, scarf & mitten set) and Tiny Owl Knits' Bo Peep.  Visit Scarves and Lace Scarves to see all the designs available on my site.


Christmas Stockings
The joys of a young child at Christmas is always a reason to celebrate, whether baby's first Christmas or a toddler who still believes in Santa a handmade Christmas Stocking from Grandma, Great Grandma or even mommy makes the holiday even more memorable.  Annie's Woolens' has two new designs the Baby Angel and the Felted Stockings.  To see more Christmas (and Halloween) projects visit Holiday Projects.


Win 7 Karabella Patterns
Located in the center of the fashion world, New York City's Garment District, Karabella Yarns is known for its fashionable and easy to knit patterns.  Enter my blog giveaway to win 7 Patterns, 6 sweater designs and 1 beret & scarf set.  And to celebrate this giveaway save 15% On Karabella Yarns and all Karabella Patterns are only $6.30.  Visit to enter, no purchase necessary and the winner will be announced Oct. 14th.


Mountain Street Arts Personalized Labels
And thank you if you entered my last giveaway for a set of Mountain Street Arts personalized Sheep Labels, the winner was biddy05.  You can order a set of these customized labels on my website, Mountain Street Arts.  A set of 30 eco friendly, natural colored, cotton twill ribbon labels come ready to be sewn into your finished handknit garment.  10 designs to choose from, personalize your labels with your name or that of a friend, they make much appreciated gifts.


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