Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Fall Lines at Angelika's

It's been a busy 4 weeks since I last posted.  Weather in the Pacific NW turned beautiful and everyone is enjoying it!  In the store, we are getting in our new fall yarns.

I mentioned this yarn in my last blog post, but it deserves mentioning again.  This is Rowan's Kidsilk Haze Trio.
Kidsilk Haze Triois three ends of Rowan's  Kidsilk hace spun together to make this worsed weight, super soft yarn.  It knits like a worsted but feels as light as a feather.

DooLallies Christmas Kits
Easy-to-knit Christmas stocking kits include instructions for the toe to point left or right. Kits include Nature Spun 100% wool yarn, a full-color chart to use while knitting the design, and an alphabet. All embellishments are included. Size: Approximately 6.5" wide by 21" long All you need is your Size 5 straight knitting needles. These kits can also be knit on circular needles. Some Christmas stockings may need a bit of fabric glue and some may also need a beading needle, a tapestry needle and the knitting could be easier with the use of bobbins. Finished Stockings are, on the average, 23-34 inches long. Length is affected by your knitting gauge and some stockings' patterns are just a bit longer. But they normally average 23-24" long.
This is a new line from Elegant Heirlooms.  A simpler project.  See their Googleheim selection of Christmas Stockings.

Rowan Fine Lace
This beautiful lace weight yarn is made in a blend of the softest baby suri alpaca and the finest merino wool. This gorgeous, luxurious yarn has soft chalky shades and is perfect for creating delicate hand knitted and crochet lace.
Composition: 80% Baby Suri Alpaca, 20% Merino Fine Wool.
Yardage: 437yds (50g)
Weight: lace 20-39 sts per 4"  Recommended Needle: US0-6 (2-4mm)

What's great about sock knitting? You generally only need 1 hank! So, here's a page listing all our sock yarns!

Rowan Kidsilk Creation

A net, tubular construction made from the best selling yarn Kidsilk Haze.

Comes with instructions on how to knit!

Composition: 70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk Yardage: 10 yards (50g) Weight: Novelty STS: Recommended Needle: 8

Universal Classic Shades BIG TIME

Composition: 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool Yardage: 85 yards (77 meters/150grams/5.29oz) Weight: Super Chunky
STS: 8 sts per 4 inches
Crochet STS: 6 sc per 4 inches
Recommended Needle: US17
Recommended Hook: Q-19

Big time is super soft, and knits up super fast.  I predict that this will be a "big time" seller this season!!

Light up someone's life with neon!  Universal's Uptown Worsted now comes in shades of neon. Just in time for winter hats and children's cardie's. Just a touch goes a long way!! We've waited a long time for neon to come back in style. There was a whole generation of children who didn't have it. and now they are telling their Mom's and G-Mom's that's their favorite color! If you can't stand the brightness, it is ideal for small amounts of fairisle, thin stripes and trim. It is 100% acrylic, but its not the same as it was years ago. It is actually quite soft and softens with wear. We have a cabled vest out of Uptown Worsted (and another in Uptown DK) hanging in the store. And yes, I have worn them! Very comfortable!