Archive for January, 2011

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Hope for the Spring

January 29, 2011

As I am sure you have noticed, we have a few more months of winter left. Though mittens, hats, etc seem appropriate, as the Winter drags on you may just need something a bit fresher, lighter, something you can work on to remind you that yes, Spring is coming. We have a handful of new yarns to help you do just that.

The first up is a delicious, soft, pima cotton/bamboo (60/40) blend from Frog Tree in a DK weight. I love the feel of this yarn. Pima cotton is a nice long-staple cotton, and when blended with bamboo it seems to have both substance and softness.

Next up is a nice selection from Sirdar.

Smiley Stripes is a DK weight 80/20 Bamboo wool in playful stripes with a bit of a sheen.

Summer Stripes is a 60/40 Cotton/Acrylic blend in a DK weight. It has a nice mat finish, and the striping looks to be a bit erratic, with fun colors showing up here and there.

Sirdar kisses is not officially part of the new summery group, but I do not know that it has ever been featured.  It is a super soft nylon acrylic DK weight with a very subtle striping in gentle pastels.

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Dolce Handknits Trunk Show

January 23, 2011

Be sure to stop in between January 21 and January 30th to see a beautiful trunk show of garments from Kim Dolce’s new book, Dolce Handknits: Simple, Sophisticated Designs. This beautifully photographed book includes 16 of Dolce Handknits’ top-selling designs for women that you can wear all year long. This trunk show won’t be with us for long, so be careful not to miss it! 
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New Yarn: Debbie Bliss “Angel”

January 9, 2011

Debbie Bliss “Angel” is one of our luscious new yarns. It’s 76% super kid mohair and 24% silk, and you just have to feel it to believe it! It would make an absolutely stunning lacy scarf or shawl to keep you cozy with a pop of color until spring makes its appearance.

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January Cowl of the Month

January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! At Yarn Harbor, we’re kicking off 2011 with a brand new knit-along: the Cowl of the Month!

Knit a gorgeous cowl for yourself or for giving! It’s practical, fashionable and fun to wear. It’s a great way to play with new yarns, because cowls knit fairly quickly and don’t require a lot of yardage. And they’re beautiful! A new design will be featured each month. Ask for club details and join in! 

Our first cowl is the Wham Bam Thank You Lamb! Neckwarmer, which is a free online pattern by Susan Chang. Kathy knit this version out of one skein of Malabrigo Rasta on size 13 needles.


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