Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Yarns Arriving At Needle Nook

This isn't a very good photo but I wanted to show our latest import from Peru. Trabajos del Peru is imported by Plymouth Yarn and is a thick and thin 100% wool. It contains 147 yards and knits at 4 stitches per inch on a 9 needle. Lou described it as a cross between Malabrigo and Manos. It's a lovely yarn. $14.00 per hank.

Here is something unusual. It's made of 100% sugar cane viscose, something we have never seen before. The colors are very subtle, blending easily from one to another. Ruca Multy is the name and it has 263 yards per hank. The gauge is 5.5 stitches per inch on a 4-5 needle. It would make a lovely summer top.

Take a look at these colors. Bombay is 100% mercerized cotton and has 251 yards per skein. It knits at 6 stitches per inch on a size 4 needle. I have been touching it every time I walk by it and last night at Knit Nite someone finally succommed to it. Marne started a pair of baby legwarmers and we all got to touch it in progress. The yarn is surprisingly soft and knits up nicely. It's $14.00 each and perfect for light weight projects. I can see a summer cardigan or shawl using this lovely yarn.
Don't forget to check previous blog for class schedule. Our next class will be the "Wacky Women Pin" where you can make a one-of-a-kind bauble for yourself or someone else. It's on Valentines Day so you can spread the love. Join us for this or other classes. Check out our website to see what Eve has added lately. All of our classes are listed there, including beginning crochet. Hope to see you soon.

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