Newsletter 640

by Meg Strong



We love a marled yarn!

Just in: Yin Yang fingering weight from Loop Fiber Studio in Garnerville, New York. We discovered Yin Yang on our last yarn-foraging trip in the Before Times -- we spied it at Stitches West back in February and fell in love immediately! What makes Yin Yang so special - besides being incredibly soft (it's 100% extra fine Merino wool) - are the inverted color combinations that make up the collection. Using one of the colors on its own would be beautiful, but we love the idea of using each color's coordinating inverted partner as opens up so many possibilities! 

We've photographed just a few of our favorite combinations here, but there are 32 colors in stock, That's sixteen color combinations if you pair up each marl with its colorway partner!

While there are loads of patterns out there designed for two colors, we're particularly smitten with Spotlight from Woolenberry. Starting with just two stitches, Spotlight is knit diagonally for a slightly asymmetric triangle; it's a perfect mix of garter stitch, eyelets, stripes and lace.

Shop Yin Yang fingering HERE! For Spotlight, you'll need one skein each of two colors.


Want a paper copy of Spotlight? We have it! HERE you go! Want it digitally? Find it on Ravelry.



Glamping Blanket KAL

Casapinka's Sharon is at it again...this time it's a GLAMPING blanket KAL! Here are the deets:

KAL begins November 6th, Join along the KAL fun in the Casapinka Ravelry Group here and The Sharon Show Facebook group, which is here.
Choose your size of glamping blanket:

Finished Measurements
1. Car Seat/Cat – 18 X 22"  
2. Baby Blanket/Small Dog/Portly Cat – 24 X 36”   
3. Lap Blanket/Dog – 35 X 44”   
4. Sofa Blanket – 46 X 58”

Select your Glamping Kit HERE (Haus shop dog Stanley selected RED)!  Each kit is packed with the correct amount of Berroco Vintage Chunky for the selected size. Kits do not include the pattern for the Glamping Blanket, but you can grab that HERE

Although we do have open stock to shop from in our physical store, these kits will ship directly to you from Berroco, even if you usually shop with us in person. Please do not select "Local Pick Up" during the check out process even if you live locally; this kit will ship to you directly from Berroco. If you'd like to order anything else along with this kit, please place a separate order for those items; separate shipping charges may apply.

Not in love with any of these preselected color combinations? Shop open stock and build your own kit HERE

Yarn Amounts by color per kit, per size: Car (Baby, Lap, Sofa)
Color A: 1 (2, 3, 5)hanks
Color B: 1 (2, 2, 4) hanks
Color C: 1, (2, 2, 4) hanks
Color D: 1, (1, 2, 3) hanks
For example: Sofa size will take 5 hanks/Color A, 4 hanks/Color B, 4 hanks/Color C and 3 hanks/Color D.