Newsletter 480

by Jeremy Lehmann

Rosy Green 

New Yarn from Rosy Green Wool and Melanie Berg!

Brand-spanking new in the shop this week is Merino d'Arles, a fingering weight yarn from Rosy Green Wool in collaboration with designer Melanie Berg. We purchased it without even touching it first, so deep is our ongoing love affair with another Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino Joy. We love that one so much, we just knew we wouldn't -- no, couldn't -- be disappointed with the new one.

Happily, we were not disappointed! Merino d'Arles is 100% organic merino from a sheep breed called Merino d'Arles* from Southern France. Following a centuries-old tradition, these sheep are guided to mountain pastures every summer to graze. This super-soft yarn is produced for Rosy Green by a small spinning mill and dyer in England, and is available in eleven beautiful and easy-to-combine colors.

Designer Melanie Berg (mairlynd) has created two beautiful patterns for Merino d' Arles. La Crau is an asymmetrical triangle shawl utilizing a fun mosaic stitch pattern and two skeins each of three colors (pictured is Mistral, Camargue & Ocre). Verdon is a generous rectangular shawl that uses short rows to seamlessly combine textures of stripes and lace sections. The model pictured features Mistral, Montagne, Houlette & Riviere, and requires two skeins each of the four colors. Both designs are inspired by the diverse landscapes of Southern France, home of the yarn's namesake sheep.

*Note: this sentence uses the word "merino" more than any sentence ever written


Pressed Rib Cap and Scarf 

The ALL-NEW Haus of Yarn Yearlong Knitalong: November Edition!!

Haus of Yarn Yearlong Knitalong: December Edition!! Join us in the store next Monday, December 4th, at 11:00 am for December's Yearlong Knitalong project! This time around, we'll be working on the Pressed Rib Cap & Muffler, just in time for Holiday gifting! We'll be demonstrating the magic loop method of knitting small circumferences in the round. Traditionally, you'd need to transfer live stitches from a 16" circular needle to double pointed needles when shaping the crown of the hat...but that's not required if you know how to magic loop! It's like, well, magic. Come and be AMAZED! Our sample is photographed in Ultra Alpaca from Berroco in Charcoal and Pitch Black. Ultra Alpaca is the ideal balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool blended together and spun up perfectly round and light. Pick two colors, one skein for the contrasting color, two skeins for your main color and you'll actually have enough yarn for THREE items, one scarf and two hats! With our leftover yarn, we knit yet another hat with a reversed color scheme. Not interested in making the hat or scarf? You can still join the Yearlong Knitalong with an afghan block pattern from the Haus of Yarn Block-a-Month Afghan book. The Block-a-Month Knitalong meets at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 6.

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. 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. Happy shopping, y'all!