Newsletter 794

by Meg Strong

Knitted Animal Kits...Back in Stock!

If you've shopped with us in person, you've probably seen our adorable crocheted Amigurumi display and we're often asked about knitted versions. Ta-da! You can create lovely cuddly toys with a complete knitting kit from Hardicraft!

These knitted toys not only look super cute, but are also super soft because of the "melange" yarn they utilize. Each kit is packaged with enough Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn to complete your project. Stone Washed is a soft, cotton/acrylic blend that's machine washable.

Each kit contains a multilingual pattern (NL, EN, DU and FR), yarn, safety eyes and the required stuffing. All you need is your own favorite knitting needle (US 2)! 

Sizes vary per kit. Chloe the Rabbit is 9 3/4" tall, Bart the Blowfish is 6 3/4" in diameter, Freek the Elephant is 10 1/2" tall, John the Bear is 9 3/4" tall and Olivia the Octopus is 15" in diameter.

Shop the Hardicraft Kits shelf HERE!

Halloween Colorways from Oink Pigments

Who's ready to jump into all the spooky October feels sporting new socks? Six amazingly vibrant new Halloween-themed colorways of Oink's Targhee Sock have arrived! Targhee Sock is bouncy and fabulous, and its medium-long staple yarn has excellent strength - while still maintaining next-to-skin softness. It'll bloom beautifully with blocking. Grown, processed, and spun in the USA, this is an absolutely terrific option for sock knitting.

In addition to these boo-tiful colorways, we've got four incredible options of Oink's little Piglet mini-skeins.

Shop the Oink Pigments shelf HERE!

Wizard ~ New Colors!

New in the shop, five fresh colors of Wizard, perfectly timed for the official start of gift-knitting season! This chainette-constructed 85/15 Superwash Extrafine Merino/Nylon blend is almost weightless, and thanks to being "bulky," its self-striping colorways work up into gorgeous hats, mittens and sweaters in almost no time.

This new handful of Wizard brings our total number of color options to thirteen; we love it for Aleid, a gorgeous mitten and hat set that's perfect for beginners! You can find the Aleid patterns right HERE. And you know the secret to self-striping yarn, right? If you make these as gifts, people think you worked a lot harder than you did!

Berroco has released a whole batch of patterns for Wizard - and you can see and get your hands on those right HERE.

We've got Wizard right HERE; grab some and start working some magic!