close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Oldies but Goodies

In addition to all of the new yarns we are seeing this fall, we have lots of old standbys rolling in.  The Debbie Bliss boxes contained a few things that many of you know and love.

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino is a shop favorite.  It's a machine washable light sport weight...just perfect for delicate children's things, baby blankets, colorwork, and even adult sweaters.  We always have this yarn in stock, and I think it's so inspiring when we have such a full range of colors to choose from.

Sally always picks the best ones, don't you think?

There are more than 23,000 projects on Ravelry using this yarn, so you know it must be pretty good.  I feel like every single Debbie Bliss publication contains at least one design using this yarn.  I suppose that's not quite true, but it sure feels like it.

The pattern books for this yarn are pretty adorable, too.  The original Baby Cashmerino book is very popular, and Baby Cashmerino 2 and 3 fit into the collection quite nicely.  With our latest supply, we received Baby Cashmerino 4.  Also adorable.  Take a look at a few (images blatantly borrowed from

I like the color palette in this book, and the designs look like things kids would want to wear.  That yellow duffel coat up top, in particular, really gets me.

Our supply of Andes was also infused with new life last week.

This yarn is quite luxurious.  The combination of alpaca and silk make it flowy and shiny and soft.  The pattern books contain some gorgeous sweaters, and I love it for scarves and wraps, too.  Anything that allows for snuggling.

One of our sample knitters made the Lava Flow Cowl (Ravelry freebie) using three skeins of Andes.  This yarn is gorgeous in cables, and the sample really shows off the best characteristics of the Andes.

We also have a beautiful sample sweater in the most stunning red shade.  This is the Ribbed Cardi from the original Andes book.

I meant to tell you last time that we also received the newest Rowan big book, number 52, and two Kim Hargreaves books, Cherished and Scarlet.  These all go quickly, so give us a ring or come on down if you had your heart set on any of these books.

A few points of business:
We will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.
There are fresh class dates on the schedule, and more new options to come soon.

Next yarns from Debbie Bliss, a very unusual sample sweater, and a knitted honey badger.  Stay tuned.

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