Newsletter 398

by Jeremy Lehmann

Originally Published May 2, 2016

Triangular Cowl 

Easy Triangular Cowl

This tube yarn, Cashsilk Degradè from Linea Pura, is an ingenious blend of bamboo, cashmere and silk and is without question the softest yarn we have ever laid hands on.  The yarn features gradation in colorways -- imagine plum to forget-me-not-blue to lavender or raspberry to blackberry to a gray brown...and that's just one of them!  We designed this Easy Triangular Cowl using just two skeins and it's knit in easy garter stitch to accentuate the gradual, layered color changes. Perhaps this project should go on your Mother's Day gift wish list!? 


Modern Cotton Poncho

Modern Cotton Poncho

Our love affair with the Easy Folded Poncho continues, and this colorblocked version in Modern Cotton from Berroco is our newest obsession.  The blocks of color hang at a flattering angle, and the fabric is absolutely delightful - a blend of softness, drape and weight that's just about perfect!  The cotton is light enough for a cool summer evening and can also help combat frigid indoor air conditioning temps...but it's weighty enough to move right into autumn. Perhaps this project should also go on your Mother's Day gift wish list!? We happen to have kits all bundled up and ready for gifting.


Quill Project Bags

Quill Project Bags

These natural linen project and notions pouch with a beautiful feather detail are as cute as they are functional. Perfect for all your crafting tools and accessories, they'll keep your project safe when traveling or even just at home. Oh, what the heck. Add these to that Mother's Day gift wish list, too!


May-June Knitalong

The Yearlong Knitalong: May & June!

Join us in the store TODAY, Monday, May 2nd at 11:00 am, as we kick off the next installment of our Yearlong Knitalong! This time around, we'll be working on the Meet Me at the Ryman shawl, inspired by the architecture of one of Music City's most famous landmarks - The Ryman Auditorium, home of The Grand Ole Opry - this fingering weight shawl is perfect for indoor concerts or twilight picnics.  This shawl begins with a garter tab set-up and then alternates between easy stockinette "walls" and more challenging lace "windows". Not interested in making a shawl?  You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book. 

Remember: attendance for Knitalong Mondays is always free! As a genuine 'thank you!' for your participation, all materials purchased at Haus of Yarn that relate directly to each month's knitalong will qualify for double stamps on our Haus of Yarn Reward Card. DOUBLE STAMPS! We really do appreciate your participation and want to encourage as many of you to make as many of the monthly projects as possible. Earning double stamps will make it that much easier!

Not local?  No worries!  Join the Yearlong Knitalong virtually.  We'll be creating threads for each Knitalong project in our Ravelry group.  Click here to join our group and come knit along with us!  

We'd love to see your projects!  In process or completed...if you're on Instagram, join in anytime with #yearlongknitalong and #hausofyarntn.!


Spring Sale

Spring Sale - Week Four

Kelley's pick for Week Four:

  • HiKoo, CoBaSi, light Fingering weight, 55% Cotton, 21% Nylon, 166% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 220 yards

Almost gone...but still on sale!  Vicki's, Shayron's & Sandra's picks for Weeks One, Two & Three:

  • Debbie Bliss, Paloma, Super Bulky weight, 60% alpaca/40% merino, 73 yards
  • Laines du Nord, Mulberry Silk, DK weight, 100% silk, 136 yards
  • Knit Collage, Cast Away, Bulky, 100 % wool, 68 yards
  • Berroco, Mixer, DK weight, 33% polyester, 33% cotton, 28% rayon, 6% nylon, 165 yards

These yarns are 50% off! If you've been eyeing them, now's the time!


Passport  Passport 2

Don't Forget Your Passport!

Just for fun, we created a Knitting Passport so you can track your Yearlong Knitalong progress. When you purchase materials for a specific Yearlong Knitalong project, we'll give you your very own passport! As you complete each project, simply swing by the shop with it and show it off (and receive loads of compliments, of course)...and don't forget to bring your passport so we can stamp it!  Fun, right!?  

Not local?  No worries.  We want you to join in the fun as well!  When you call and place your materials order, we'll kinda know why you're calling based on your order -- we're smart that way! -- but by all means, shout it from the rooftop that you're a Yearlong Knitalong participant. We'll be keeping and managing both your Rewards Card (remember: Double Stamps for Yearlong Knitalong materials!) and your Passport.

So what's gonna happen with these Passports?  At the end of our Yearlong Knitalong, all participants with a fully completed Passport will receive a magnificent prize.  (We'll be honest, we have no idea what this magnificent prize will be but, hey, we have a year to figure it out!  It'll be awesome, trust us!)