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Yarn Trends: The Top 10 Yarns of August 2015

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August 2015: Top 10 Yarns List

August 2015: Top 10 Yarns List

The Results Are In!  The Top 10 Yarns of August Roundup !

Can You Spot The Trend?

The yarns knitters had on their sticks this month were some really good ones... in a surprising range of fibers...cottons, merinos, silk and alpaca blends (you loved natural fibers this month). Lots of beautiful self-striping yarns, space dyes, and gradient yarns - all in clean and vivid colors. What they all have in common is they are all soft, soft, soft!  Many of these yarns have free patterns, too.

Let's take a look and see if your favorite fiber is on the Top 10 List!

Top 10 Yarns of August 2015

  1. Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted Merino Yarn
  2. Sassy Skein DK Cotton Yarn
  3. Schoppel-Wolle's Crazy Zauberball Yarn
  4. Universal Cotton Supreme DK Seaspray Cotton Yarn
  5. Berroco Maya Cotton/Alpaca Yarn
  6. Wisdom Pix Sock Yarn
  7. Freia Fibers Refined Fingering Yarn
  8. Knit One Crochet Too Nautika Yarn
  9. Schoppel-Wolle's Ambiente Fair Isle Yarn
  10. Schoppel-Wolle's Pur Yarn

Happy Knitting!

- Donna, your friendly Knitting Doctor

For Your Knitting: Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

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Adorn Your Work With Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

Adorn Your Work With Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

Show off your classic or whimsical side by adorning a favorite shawl, scarf or even your favorite cowl with a beautiful Bonnie Bishoff shawl stick. 

Bonnie Bishoff Pewter Shawl Stick

Bonnie Bishoff Pewter Shawl Stick

These well made sticks (lead-free pewter and polymer clay) are perfectly weighted and gracefully curved to grip not only your fine gauge projects but bulkier knitted garments as well. 

Bonnie's sticks are offered in two styles: the Pewter version, and polymer clay version called Color Sticks. Let's take a peek!

Pewter

Bonnie Bishoff hand crafted shawl sticks - smoothly finished and wonderfully detailed.

Bonnie Bishoff hand crafted shawl sticks - smoothly finished and wonderfully detailed.

Color Sticks

Bonnie Bishoff Color Sticks: Vivid and wonderfully quirky.  Available in 2 lengths.

Bonnie Bishoff Color Sticks: Vivid and wonderfully quirky.  Available in 2 lengths.

Have fun choosing your favorite shawl stick!  Shop Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Sticks

Happy Knitting!

- Donna, your friendly Knitting Doctor

Yarn Review: Knit One Crochet Too Brae Tweed

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Hello Noble Knitters, it's KnitDocDonna. Today, I'm here to do a yarn review for you. This time we're going to be talking about Knit One Crochet Too's Brae Wool Tweed. Brae Wool is more of a wool roving type yarn. Its lightly twisted with a really nice halo and some tweedy specks. 

The colors are subdued, beautifully dyed in subtle earth tones; browns, slate grays, pumpkin, beige, and purple. The purple is really pretty! I will tell you that I've personally worked with this yarn. It's got a really nice drape, nice hand, and stitch definition is superb. It also has the feel of cashmere. 

Again, this is a great, great yarn. It's 109 yards (per hank) worked on a size 9 needle - Brae Wool Tweed from Knit One Crochet Too.

It's so soft! Knit sweaters, mitts, hats and more with Brae Wool Tweed. Please like, comment, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!

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Happy knitting!

Nelkin Designs Cambio Cap Knitting Kits

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Hi, it's Suzanne with our Cool Tools and Kits segment. Today, I'm going to show you the Cambio Cap Knitting Kit. The Cambio Cap is a great little project that comes all-in-one. The kit comes with the holder, the pattern, and the yarn. Beautiful yarns! There are two different yarns: one is Freia (hand painted) yarn, and the other is a Merino yarn. Together, you make the Cambio Cap, which is a knitted project. It's knit in the round with a bi-color mosaic stitch.

The color that we have are Amaranth, Cloud, Flare, and Vertigo. It's a great kit because it's so versatile, small, and portable. We were just saying that you could probably stick your needles in here (in the tube). It requires a US size 2 and a US size 3 circular 16 inch needle as well as size US 3 double pointed needles. That could probably all fit in here and you could take it anywhere, so it could be portable. 

So again, it's the Cambio Cap Knitting Kit found on NobleKnits.com. Like this video, subscribe to our You Tube Channel, and comment below.

Happy knitting!

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Knit One Crochet Too Kettle Tweed Yarn Review

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Hello Noble Knitters! It's Donna and I'm the Knitting Doctor here at NobleKnits. Today I'm going to be showing you a yarn by Knit One Crochet Too and it is called Kettle Tweed. It is a really, really great fingering weight fiber. You can see I've brought several colors here for you to see. It is a lightly plied fiber. It's 60% Merino, 20% Baby Llama, 10% Donegal (which gives you the flecks on the yarn), and 10% Bamboo (for drape). 

Again, it's an excellent fingering weight. It's going to be an ombre effect yarn and it comes in several different shades. From the greens to the pale blues, to the aquas, going into the purples..there's even a salmon and celery which is really an unusual combination. They are variegated colors that blend beautifully, so it's not going to be a sharp transition in color. There's also a muted wine colors and a beautiful spruce green. There are actually more colors that I didn't share with you today. You can see them online here. We have 14 colors in total.

Along with that, I've actually brought some patterns for you to take a look at made specifically for Knit One Crochet Too Kettle Tweed. This one is called Coralie and it's a vest. It takes anywhere from two to four skeins depending on your sizing. The Kettle Tweed is 437 yards, so you get a good bit (of yardage/per ball). 

The next one I have to show you is a really popular pattern. It's called the Enchantment Shawl and this one you have the option of using Kettle Tweed (variegated) and mixing that with Knit One Crochet Crock-O-Dye (solid shade) to get the solid and the variegated combination. Or you can use two different shades of the Kettle Tweed, something like what I have here. I have Lichen and I have Moss, which is deeper intensity. 

We have the Taking Flight pattern and that again, is done with two skeins. One of Kettle Tweed, and one of Elfin Tweed. Knit One Crochet Too Elfin Tweed is the same weight and construction (as Kettle Tweed) but with no variegation. So you would have a solid and a variegated yarn combination.

That's Kettle Tweed by Knit One Crochet Too. Hand wash, dry flat. Absolutely fabulous fiber, very soft and drapey. Again, thank so much for watching. Please like us, comment and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. 

Happy knitting!

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