New Yarns & Colors from S. Charles, Tahki &
a New Brand + Crystal Palace On Sale for 2 Weeks

Welcome to the December 2012 issue of the Yarnmarket Bulletin featuring new yarns and new colors from S. Charles, Filatura & Tahki plus we're introducing an exciting new brand in this issue. And the biggest news of all is which of your favorite brands is going on sale through Christmas Day! In addition to wonderful new yarns & colors, we are featuring new books, free patterns, magazines, projects, tools and kits for the upcoming holidays and beyond. Now relax & enjoy this quick overview of what we've added to the store since you received the December newsletter two weeks ago.

New Yarns & Colors from S. Charles, MillaMia, Filatura & Tahki

Naturally Soft Merino from MillaMia
Naturally Soft Merino
from MillaMia

Adele from S. Charles
Adele from S. Charles
S. Charle's Diana
S. Charles Diana

This month, we have a wonderful new yarn company to introduce plus two new yarns from S. Charles to share with you, as well as lots of new colors in a few of your favorite existing lines. To begin with, two inspired sisters from Sweden are partnering to bring us the outstanding yarns and designs of MillaMia. Katarina and Helena Rosen combine a love of knitting with a love of modern contemporary design and quality. That's why, as they put it, "Our patterns are inspired by the latest fashion trends, our colours are adapted seasonally and our yarn is made from the finest quality Merino wool." They also value their Scandinavian design heritage, and you will see this influence in their projects.

We highly recommend their sensational, easy-care Naturally Soft Merino yarn with its wonderful stitch definition and tight twist. In addition, there is sensational support in Katarina's and Helena's 4 books and 9 pattern leaflets easily organized into our MillaMia Books & Patterns department. Click through the books in particular and start planning your next project for the young ones in your family. Which ones are your favorites? And just as a teaser for next month -- a little birdie tells us that the MillaMia dynamic duo are working on designs for adults too!

Then for those of us who love exquisite Ritratto yarn, we now have a spectacular yarn cousin to enjoy -- superb Adele. As a lovely addition to his "diva" collection, Stacy Charles has created "Adele" as a beautiful tone-on-tone version that's even dressier than its relative. When Stacy decided to add multi-colored sequins to the base strand, we knew he had a multi-seasonal gem for elegant, sophisticated fashions. Also he's continued his sensationally coordinated color palette so that "Adele" blends effortlessly with Celine, Crystal, Luna and Stella in addition to Ritratto. And we love the fantastic designs featuring "Adele" in S. Charles: Soiree - Fall/Winter 2012 like the Adele Amelie Capelet, the Adele Amelie Hat and the Adele Anais Cowl-Collar Vest.

Zara from Filatura Di Crosa
Zara from Filatura Di Crosa  
Known for dramatic fashion statements, Stacy Charles has added another outstanding fiber gem to his "diva" collection with lovely Diana. Superbly spun as a soft, super chunky tape ribbon, "Diana" is woven from thin threads of glittering elegance and sophistication. The end result for your knitting & crochet projects is a quick-to-create yarn that's supple with superior drape. Add tonal metallic hues and a bit of stretch for improved fit and lightness, and you have the perfect choice for your chunky eveningwear. You will also find beautiful projects featuring "Diana" in the S. Charles: Soiree - Fall/Winter 2012 including the Diana Beronice Mesh Dress , the Diana Laurence Cropped Cable Pullover and the Diana Paulette Drop Stitch Scarf.

In addition, we've added beautiful new colors in the following fibers from Filatura Di Crosa:

  • Zara (1627-1630, 1632-1634, 1914, 1946, 1948 & 1953);
  • Zara Plus (456, 1461, 1627, 1628, 1630, 1633, 1634 & 1784);
  • Nirvana (23, 30, 35, 39, 41, 42, 43 & 46); and
  • Superior (63, 65, 67 - 69 and 71 - 75).
  • Plus we've expanded many yarn collections with beautiful new colors in the following Tahki and S. Charles:

  • Tivoli (17, 19 & 20);
  • Ripple (22 - 25);
  • Donegal Tweed (802);
  • Stella (34 - 36); and
  • Crystal (16, 18 - 21).

  • Crystal Palace Now on Sale at Up to 20% Off Through December 25th

    Crystal Palace's Fjord Now 20% Off
    Crystal Palace's Fjord Now 20% Off

    Save 10% On Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace
    Save 10% On Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace
    15% Off Crystal Palace's Mendocino
    15% Off Crystal Palace's Mendocino

    Cotton Chenille from Crystal Palace 10% Off
    Cotton Chenille from Crystal Palace Now 10% Off  
    For this issue of the Bulletin we have a two-week savings on all regularly priced Crystal Palace yarns you'll want to check out. You can save up to 20% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price with no minimum purchase required. And as our holiday gift to you, we're running the sale through Christmas Day, 12/25/2012, so that you'll have plenty of time to look over all of the Free Crystal Palace Patterns and Free Crystal Palace PDFs, make your project choices and get your order in before the sale ends. And remember -- Crystal Palace is one of those special yarn brands that is rarely on sale!

    So here's how you can save on all of your Crystal Palace faves with our three-tiered sale:

    10% Off Fiber Gems -- Save 10% off many of your favorite Crystal Palace yarns through December 25th including Mini Mochi, Chunky Mochi, Mochi Plus, Cotton Chenille, Aria and TuTu.

    15% Off Sale -- most of our regularly priced Crystal Palace yarn collection is on sale for the next two weeks at 15% off. Such popular items as Cuddles, Merino 5 Print, Kid Merino, Little Flowers, Choo-Choo and Mendocino are great examples of this part of our sale.

    20% Off Special Items -- Listed at 20% off for the next two weeks are a variety of Crystal Palace yarns including Bamboozle, Fjord, Merino Frappe, Nubbles, Summer Net, Blippity, Iceland and Bunny Hop Print.

    Update Your Wardrobe for the Fall and Winter Plus More Gift Ideas

    Silk Garden Sock Crochet Beaded Lace Shawl
    Crochet Beaded Lace Shawl

    Naturally Soft Merino Cecilia Coat
    Cecilia Coat
    Artyarns Romantic Fair Isle Cardigan
    Artyarns Fair Isle Cardi

    Well, here in Central Ohio and throughout most of the Midwest and the Northeastern areas of the U.S., we are enjoying (?) a bit of cold weather as a preview to winter coming later this month and are looking ahead to the upcoming holidays. So it's also when we're thinking of ways to enhance cold-weather wardrobes to stay in style and yet be comfortable at the same time. So please consider our recommended staff picks to add extra flair to your wardrobe and invest in items that will be oh-so comfy and wearable for the next six months or more:

    Peruvia Quick Nimbus Shrug
    Peruvia Quick Shrug  

  • First off, a lovely short-sleeved cardigan is on our Wish List, and when we saw this new pattern leaflet from knitwear extraordinaire Iris Schreier of Artyarns, we fell in love. The Artyarns Romantic Fair-Isle Cardigan is an ethereal cardi that is knit from the top down. A fair-isle pattern is created with 2 colorways of Artyarns sumptuous, glittering Beaded Mohair & Sequins, while the rest of the body is done in a cable lace pattern using Silk Rhapsody Glitter Light. The cable edging is then added to form the button bands and enhance the neckline and sleeves for an innovative, standout item you'll enjoy year round.
  • Another great cardigan/jacket project for cozy comfort and yet stylish panache is the Peruvia Quick Nimbus Shrug. Starting with a free pattern from Berroco, this cropped jacket will knit up quickly on large needles. This trendy jacket is knitted using one of our long-time favorite yarns -- Peruvia Quick, a chunky weight gem in a terrific fiber blend of 100% soft Peruvian wool. Done in garter and stockinette stitching, this charming shrug will complement any outfit with its loose fit and great stitch definition!
  • One last jacket/coat example that we love is for young girls and has a definite feminine appeal. The Cecilia Coat is a garment enhanced by superb detailing. Knit with 2 strands of MillaMia's"Naturally Soft Merino" held together, the jacket is accented by a wide ribbed button band, garter stitch striped pockets and trim at the hem plus a ribbed button-down collar that holds a matching ribbed scarf in place. We can't imagine a coat more adorable and special than this one, can you?
  • And to add some flair to your accessories collection, we recommend you crochet several lovely items featuring Noro's gorgeous colorways. The feminine Silk Garden Sock Beaded Lace Shawl is simply stunning whether you decide to use the bead accents or not. Then for a bit of fun & funk, take a look at the retro Kureyon Crochet Granny Square Purse, which is definitely nothing like what your grandmother created 50+ years ago!

  • Enjoy Sensational New Kits from Tahki Stacy Charles, Jil Eaton and MillaMia as Great Gift ideas Too

    Angel Face Beret Kit
    Angel Face Beret Kit
    from Tahki

    Learn-to-Knit Kit
    Jil Eaton's
    Learn-to-Knit Kit
    Candy Cane Stocking Kit
    Candy Cane Stocking Kit
    from MillaMia

    Kits are always great gifts to give and receive and we have some wonderful new ones to share with you just in time for the holidays. First off, we have three new kits from Tahki Stacy Charles to share with you. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these kits will be donated to The Heart Truth campaign of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. To begin, beautifully crafted from 1 hank of 100% mercerized "Classic Cotton Lite," the Angel Face Beret Kit is a great gift idea to use as a stocking stuffer (it's just the right size package!). Or knit up this gem for yourself. It's the ideal multi-seasonal choice too because you can enjoy wearing cotton year round. The kit requires a wave lace pattern accented by a twisted rib edging, and the directions clearly explain how to knit these stitches.

    Kathleen Scarf Kit
    Kathleen 1-Ball Slit Scarf Knitting Kit from S. Charles  
    Then, sensationally knitted in 1 ball of lusciously soft "Superior" yarn from Filatura Di Crosa, the Diamond Ruffled Scarf Kit is designed for an Intermediate knitter. The scarf design features a diamond lace pattern plus feminine ruffled edges. We bet that this accessory kit will result in a lovely addition to your own accessory collection, and you'll end up buying more of them as gifts for your friends & relatives.

    Stacy Charles hits another home run by helping you add glamour to any outfit with this simple but eye-catching Kathleen 1-Ball Slit Scarf Knitting Kit. Crafted of just 1 ball of shimmering "Crystal," this scarf is created by combining garter and rib stitches, and the straightforward instructions help you be successful. Also it works as a gorgeous stocking stuffer for your favorite knitter!

    Also how many times have you thought about passing on your passion for knitting to your children, grandchildren or nieces & nephews? How often have you been asked by a friend or family member to teach her or him how to knit? Well, now children's knitwear designer Jil Eaton has partnered with Classic Elite to bring you a fabulous kit to help you answer these requests. The Learn-to-Knit Kit comes with great directions plus everything needed to knit Jil Eaton's pom pom scarf. And they've even casted the beginning stitches onto the knitting needles -- isn't that a clever idea?

    And last but certainly not least, we have in stock and ready to ship to you your favorite MillaMia Christmas Stocking Kit. All three designs are great -- the Candy Cane, the Cable and the Nordic Star, and be sure to check out the various color options for several of the stockings too. For these kits, all you need to add are the knitting needles and you'll be ready to knit up a storm!

    Be Inspired By Great New Books, Mags & Free Patterns Full of Gift Ideas & Stylish Outfits

    Jenny Watson: Pure Merino Book 2 Accessories
    Jenny Watson:
    Pure Merino Book 2 Accessories

    Debbie Bliss Magazine: Fall/Winter 2012
    Debbie Bliss Magazine: Fall/Winter 2012
    Crochet Noro
    Crochet Noro

    When looking for that next perfect project or gift idea, be sure to check out these brand new books and magazines sure to inspire you:

    Ombre Stripe Socks
    Ombre Stripe Sock Pattern
    Free with Yarn Purchase
    First, take a look at Debbie Bliss Magazine: Fall/Winter 2012. This issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine features 34 projects to keep the entire family warm and cozy through the cooler months. Included are great patterns like the lovely Party Angel Batwing Jacket, the ultra chic Paloma Fur Edged Hooded Scarf and the vibrant Cashmerino Aran Log Cabin Blanket. You'll also find high quality articles, tutorials, and even a recipe.

    Next check out the beautiful issue of Jenny Watson: Pure Merino Book 2 Accessories featuring a lovely collection of 20 smaller knits from delicate lace gloves to cabled detailed cushions. This collection is ideal for both novice and experienced knitters alike. All of the projects are knitted using Jenny Watson's "Pure Merino DK" yarn, crafted of 100% velvety soft merino wool that's even machine washable. "Pure Merino DK" is also spun with a tight twist to give you excellent stitch definition in projects like the Pure Merino DK Hooded Scarf With Poms, the great Pure Merino DK Man's Ribbed Beanie Hat and the cozy Pure Merino DK Bed Socks.

    For awesome crochet project ideas, take a look at Crochet Noro. This beautiful book features 30 dazzling designs for garments and accessories to crochet with yarns from Noro. Whatever your taste -- from lacy to structured -- you are sure to find something that will appeal to your personal sense of style. All the glorious designs like the Kureyon Puff Stitch Crochet Cowl and the Silk Garden Lite Crochet Bobbled Mitts will make fabulous and stylish additions to your winter wardrobe.

    And for another great pattern that's free with your yarn purchase, take a peek at the Ombre Stripe Socks. Designed specifically for Kaffe Fassett's fantastic Design Line Ombre Stripe yarn, this basic pattern shows the gorgeous color combos Kaffe has dreamed up for us to enjoy and it's marvelous to see what the results will be.

    We've also received the following new issues of your favorite magazines:

  • Knit 'N Style: December 2012 features 52 projects for the holidays and fall/winter;
  • Love of Knitting: Winter 2012 offers 29 projects to curl up with through the cooler months;
  • Creative Knitting: Winter 2012 is chock full of 31 projects to keep knitters of all skill levels busy through the colder months;
  • Love of Knitting: Holiday 2012 is filled with 50 holiday projects plus quick and easy knits; and
  • Interweave Crochet: Accessories 2012 has 46 great projects including patterns using one skein as well as leftovers from your yarn stash and a tutorial on reversible intarsia.

  • And as always,

    Happy Knitting & Crocheting!

    Your Yarnmarket Staff

    Your Yarnmarket Knitting Store Staff  

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