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It has been a fabulous summer here in the Pacific Northwest! Now is the time to take a mental inventory of who might like a handmade and one-of-a-kind gift for the coming season. Bathroom sets, kitchen cloths, hats or socks are great gifts and we've got exactly the yarn you need to get that started. Stash busting is always in season and we've got great accent yarns to add some mileage to a yarn that would otherwise go by the wayside. For example, check out Wicked Fur!

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Slash down prices to make your gift projects fit your pocket book!

Four Days. 3 Yarns. 50% OFF!

Lorna's Laces Heaven - $35.50 (normally $71.00)
Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb - $19.50 (normally $39.00)
Rowan Big Wool - $8.00 (normally $16.00)
Sale ends on Saturday, August 24. Get this yarn NOW at an unbeatable price. Sale prices are restricted to our current stock only! Get your pick before its gone!

City of Roses

Yes, its a bit early. But I had to order it in time for our crochet and knit designers to do their magic for the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl Patterns.

City of Roses is a an exclusive colorway designed by me, Angelika, for the 5th year of the Rose City Yarn Crawl. It is reminiscant of the 19th century where it was used for health as well as for cooking. Today I am bringing it back to you in color and in fiber.

Crochet or knit your project today, and wear it during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.

  • Lorna's Laces Honor
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky

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Cheating on Your Diet

Yum Yum! Chocolate covered cherries! Another exclusive colorway designed by me, Angelika.

  • Lorna's Laces Honor
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted
  • Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky
  • Haymarket

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NEW NEW NEW Cascade 220 ARAN

When Pastaza from Cascade was discontinued I was frantic to find a replacement yarn that is 4 sts per inch. Time and patience was my reward. Cascade 220 Aran is more perfect that I could have imagined. A superwash merino wool that is really soft, yet has great body, and gets a perfect 4 sts per inch on a #9 needle. My problem has been solved!

  • Composition: 100% Merino Wool
  • Yardage: 150 yds
  • Weight: Medium (4)
  • STS: 4-4.5 sts per 1"
  • Recommended Needle: US#8-9
  • Care: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry gentle, low heat
  • Recommend Knitting Machine: Silver Reed SK155
  • Free Scarf Pattern

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Which Knitting Machine??

Just like there are umpteen difference needles and hooks, there are different machines for different size yarns.

The most popular model, the Silver Reed LK150, knits perfectly for Dk, Worsted and some Bulky yarns. It's a great beginner machine, yet it is the one that I enjoy the most.

The Silver Reed SK280 and SK840 is the oldest gauge and knits Fingering and Sport really well. It can also do DK and some worsted, but it wasn't really designed for it. The smaller needles and smaller parts often can wear out with extended use of worsted weight yarns.

The Silver Reed SK155 is PERFECT for Worsted and Bulky weight yarn. It's beefy needles and carriage can handle the thicker yarns great!

To recap:
Lace, Fingering & most Sport weight yarns would knit on the SK280 or SK840.
Sport, DK, Worsted and some Bulky would knit on the LK150.
Worsted and Bulky would knit on the SK155.

Extended Sizes in Knitter's Pride Karbonz NeedlesKnitters Pride Karbonz knitting needles

Did you hear...

Knitter's Pride has added to the Karbonz line! Here's the scoop:
DP's size range expanded to 00000 through 10.
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SP's and fixed circulars' (16", 24", 32", & 40") size range expanded up to a size 10.
See More Circular Needles Here!   
See More Single Points Here!

There are also interchangeable tips in both normal (5") and special (4"). They will be available in sizes 2.5 through 10.
There will also be IC sets, all with normal tips.
See More Knitter's Pride Interchangeable Sets Here!

Universal Wicked Fur Yarn

Wicked Fur .... Wickedly Soft

This is going to be the HOT yarn this season!

A single skein, 16-20 sts, will make a scarf. And 2 skeins will make this cute cowl! (click on picture for the free pattern).
Add it to the top of a set of boot toppers. Use it in the first 2-3 inches of a hat or around the edge of a hood.

Need to stock up on some fast knitting "last minute" gifts for your babysitter? house sitter? girls in the office?

This would be a great "white elephant" gift that everyone will want to steal at your next Christmas party!

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Beginner Cable Pullover, Knitting Pure and Simple #1305

Cable Sweater Pattern for Beginners

I don't usually post all the patterns we get each month in our newsletter, but this one particularly fits a need.

Knit in an easy gauge, the designer uses a lot of stitch markers so you don't loose your place.

While the model is female, the design is unisex and will work perfectly for guy or gal!

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Pluscious now in solids!

Free pattern, crocheters! To celebrate new solids of Cascade Pluscious, our local crochet expert wrote up the mitts she's been whipping out in the soft, velvety yarn. There's only one "hook" to this pattern--you're nearly crocheting blind! Hard to see those stitches in this fuzzy stuff. Totally worth it, though.

Get Pluscious from us and follow the links to the free pattern on Ravelry.

  • Composition: 100% Polyester
  • Yardage: 148.7 yds
  • Weight: Bulky (5)
  • STS: 3.5 sts per 1"
  • Recommended Needle: US#9
  • Care: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry gentle, low heat
  • Recommend Knitting Machine: Silver Reed SK155

Thank you for your patronage and patience! Henry and I deeply appreciate all our customers. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon. 'Til the next newsletter . . . . happy yarning! Angelika