08.15.09

Debbie Bliss Stella Yarn Sale

Posted in New Things, Machine Spun Yarn, New Yarn at 8:58 pm by Elizabeth

Luxury Silk Blend Yarn. 60% Silk 20% Cotton 20% Viscose    Worsted Weight   96 yards/50g   Gauge: 4.5 to the inch Needle size: U.S. 8. Blue is a deep rich cobalt blue. Lemon has a tinge of lime green. Red is a rich deep red.

Lemon 15 Blue 10 Red 09

Sublime Angora Merino Yarn Sale

Posted in New Things, Machine Spun Yarn, New Yarn at 8:56 pm by Elizabeth

Sublime angora merino is an exquisite blend of the softest extrafine merino wool and the most luxurious angora fiber. This beautifully soft Italian yarn has an irresistible touch.  80% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Angora Yardage: 130   Gauge: 5.5 to inch.  Needle size: U.S. 6  Click Image to order.

Dusky 47 Blacker 73 Linen 41

Katia Ingenua Print Yarn 5656 Sale

Posted in New Things, Yarn, Machine Spun Yarn, New Yarn at 8:28 pm by Elizabeth

Autumn Leaves.  Soft brushed mohair yarn.

Fiber: 78% Mohair, 13% Nylon, 9% Wool
50g 153 yards Gauge: 5 Stitches to inch Needle U.S.  7 Made in Spain.

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Cascade Arcadia Angora Cotton Yarn Sale

Posted in New Things, Yarn, Machine Spun Yarn, New Yarn at 8:26 pm by Elizabeth

Super Soft Pima Cotton and Angora blend yarn 80/20. Hand washable.
Arcadia 154 yards - 6 sts=1″ U.S. 5
Arcadia DK 116 yards - 5.5 sts=1″ U.S. 6

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Lana Grossa MEILENWEIT Colorado Sock Yarn

Posted in New Things, Yarn, Machine Spun Yarn, New Yarn at 8:20 pm by Elizabeth

Self striping yarn. Rich deep shades. 80% Wool 20% Nylon. Knit with U.S. size 1 or 2. Machine Washable. Enough yardage to knit a pair of adult socks. 100g. 460 yards. Soft and hard wearing yarn. Click image to order.

Austermann Lino Yarn Sale

Posted in New Things, Yarn, Machine Spun Yarn, New Yarn at 8:16 pm by Elizabeth

Lino boasts a high sheen that knits up with fabulous results. Ideal knit, crochet or woven.
57% Viscose - 20% Linen - 8% Cotton - 15% Acrylic

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08.14.09

Ewe Dye-It Sock Yarn Kit

Posted in New Things, Hand Dyed Yarn, Dyes & Tools, New Kits at 8:18 pm by Elizabeth

New to Hand Dyeing?  What if you could dye yarn in your choice of colors with NO big (or small) messy dye pots?
The Ewe Dye-It Kit makes it possible! Now you can create your own beautiful hand-dyed yarn using just your microwave oven and common vinegar.
The Kit includes 6 blend-able primary & secondary color dyes, a skein (100g) of fingering weight 75% wool / 25% nylon yarn, 3 dye dispenser bottles, protective gloves, easy-to-follow instructions and more.
Kit contains enough dye to color from five to six 100g skeins of yarn. And, since all the other supplies are several times re-useable, this Kit is eco-conscious.   Click to Order

08.13.09

Painted Sock Yarn

Posted in New Things, Hand Dyed Yarn at 9:05 pm by Elizabeth

My latest dye experiment.   First soak the yarn or sock blank with acid solution (Diluted Vinegar).  Paint on dye stock solution with a sponge brush.  Wrap in cellophane and steam 30 minutes to set the dye,  Cool and Rinse with Wool Wash.
Hand Painted Sock Yarn.  Painted Skeins and Painted Sock Blanks.  Order your yarn supplies for hand dyeing here.   If you have access to a knitting machine, either standard or bulky, you can knit your own sock blank.  Ask Elizabeth for her calculations.  Ashland Bay Trading Fingering Sock: Merino Bamboo on left.  Hi Twist Colonial Wool on right

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Standards and Guidelines for Knitting & Crochet

Posted in Machine Spun Yarn, Crochet, Knitting at 8:23 pm by Elizabeth

Yarn Standards
Click here for Standards & Guidelines for Crochet and Knitting

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