Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rowan Yarns & New colors from Lorna's Laces

Angelika's Yarn Store now stocks some of Rowan's tops selling lines.  Rowan's high end luxurious yarns are heaven to work with.  Last summer we brought you some budget conscious yarns from Cascade such as Pacific Worsted, Pacific Chunky, as well as the new Cherub lines of Cherub Baby, Cherub DK and Cherub Aran.  This summer we flipped over to some beautiful blends from Rowan.    

Rowan Big Wool

This is what happens when Angelika leaves Henry for a week; he goes crazy and builds yarn pyramids! When he came to his senses he quickly got to work on that Rowan web page so you can build your own pyramid with BIG WOOL! Knits up fast. Knits up big. 
More details here!

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Trio

Balls of mohair are like fuzzy little kittens and we've kittens in boxes that need good homes! These particular fluffy puffs are a brand new yarn from Rowan called Kidsilk Haze Trio. It's 3 strands of their favored Kidsilk spun into one to create a shimmering, worsted weight and airy yarn.
More details here!

Rowan Felted Tweed DK

Quirky yet sensible, this DK weight tweed from Rowan is flexible enough for colorwork, a tasty vintage throwback for the young crowd, and the perfect amount of subtle for the refined taste.
More details here!

Lorna's Laces new Summer 2012 Colors 
 Lorna's Laces has their 2012 Summer Shades out. These 6 colors are romantically named after gentlemen's frippery. We are stocking them in Shepherd Sock,  Shepherd Sport,   Shepherd Worsted,  Shepherd Bulky 
and  Helen's Lace

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ruffles & Color

Ruffle Yarns:  Beyond the ScarfUniversal has this great ebook on Ruffly lacey yarn, such as Spectra! 
Just thought I'd share!
And this adorable young lady's outfit can be see on Ravelry at  It is a crochet pattern by Sara Sach.  OMG!!
We sell 3 different ruffle yarns....  Rozetti Spectra  Rozetti Marina  Schachenmayr Argentina 

This arrived this past week   Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in a new color called Cummerbund. A rich persimmon shade. A mix of red oranges, and tomato reds. Nearly a nearly solid! 

Take care, keep on knitting and crochet and we will visit again soon!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

LK150 knitting machine video and projects for the holiday season to come!

Want to see what is included with the Silver Reed LK150 Knitting Machine?
This machine is a great machine that is perfect for new machine knitters, and advanced machine knitters.  The simplicity of it makes it a real joy to work with.  Enjoy!  (and yes, that is me!)

Here are two really great ideas for the gift giving season coming up soon!  We carry Cascade's Magnum and soon to arrive is Rowan's Big Wool.  Both pages will be up on line soon, but feel free to email us and we can get your order put together for you.  The Child's Super Bulky Top Down Coat and the Snowboarder Hats for the whole family are super fast knit projects!!
Another adorable gift giving project is our child's hooded vest.  Done in the bulky yarn Marble Chunky, the two smallest sizes take only 1 ball, and the other 4 larger sizes take only 2 balls.
And for your best friend, a  frilly adornment to her holiday jacket will make her eyes sparkle.  We have three different lines to choose from.  Schachenmayr's Argentina, Universal's Rozetti Spectra and Universal's Marina all offer a large selection of fun colors to choose from.
It's a hot day in Portland today.  We hit 102 degrees and set a new record.  But that didn't slow down visitors to Angelika's Yarn Store.  Where there is a will, there will be a way!  I'm working on a crochet swim suit cover from the Summer/August 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet. It's fast, it's light and it's easy.  The one in the magazine was done in Cascade's Cotton Rich, but I'm doing mine in Cascade's Ultra Pima.  And mine will be much prettier!!!  LOL 
(ps: the Ultra Pima page is slated for a massive face lift.  If you see a color on Cascade's Ultra Pima page, but not on ours, email me to place your order!!)
Take care and we'll talk again soon!