|Bell Organic Aran & DK by Amy Butler is new to me and could rival|
one of my alltime faves - Rowan wool/cotton - can't wait to try it!
|Maybe this could replace Lenpur linen? Good range of colours.|
|Think this yarn will have fabulous drape and I'm looking forward to|
trying it out for shawls, scarves and glam evening wear
|Looks as if this may be great for getting the felted look without the |
hassle of felting, but can't find any info on how this yarn performs
It's hard for us designers when a yarn we've used in a pattern is discontinued. Designing knitwear as an independent involves dedication and there's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If a yarn is discontinued by the time a new book is published, then it often puts us in a bad light with the knitting public - I can tell you I've had quite a bit of flack over this in the past. It also cuts down options for excerpts and yarn packs, and makes more work for the designer finding substitutes. It encourages a boring ethos of let's stick to the core yarns of any collection to ensure the longevity of the patterns. Of course ultimately none of us want to do that - what designer can resist trying out as many of the scrumptious new yarns as possible?
|Chalky colours, love the way it's spun - this 90%cotton/10% silk looks like a winner!|
|Interesting yarn in saturated summer shades|
|An aran weight has been added to the tweed family, fabulous range just|
begging for an intricate little fairisle
|This is a new addition under the already established 100% British wool umbrella|
- a finer boucle quality, I can definitely feel a boucle moment coming on!
|Yet another angle on the kidsilk haze craze|
|Baby Merino Silk DK|
|Kidsilk Haze Stripe|