Friday, July 24, 2009

New Trends in Knitting: Banana Silk Yarn!

Go Bananas!

New Banana Silk yarn from Frabjous Fibers has just arrrived! Banana Silk is actually made from fibers of the banana plant and made into a pulp and put through a process similar to rayon. The result, a fabulous handspun yarn that is soft, shiny, and full of rich color depth. Now available in four luscious shades.

What to do with Banana Silk? Check out this Free Pentagonal Bag pattern! Only 1 ball for the small bag, only 3 balls for the large bag. Read more and download the free pattern...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Cotton Yarn just got Sassier!

Cotton Yarn just got Sassier!
New Arrival! Our friends at Sassy Skein have built their reputation on designing bright, washable and colorfast yarns ideal for kids knits. Their four newest shades are no exception. These fresh, mouthwatering colors include: Lime Daiquiri, Bubble Gum, Fruit Punch and Pirate's Chest Brown...arrgh!
Sassy Skein yarns consist of 100% mercerized cotton and are available in Worsted or DK weight.
Shop Sassy Skein Yarns at NobleKnits
Girl's skirt pattern (shown in photo, above) - Bekah Knits Girls Lollipop Skirt Pattern

Sunday, July 05, 2009

How Much Yarn Do I Need?

How much yarn do I need?

That is a perplexing question for many knitters! So many variables are involved. The weight of the yarn, gauge, needle size, and garment dimensions all are important bits of information you'll need know, to make an educated guess to determine the amount of yarn you need.
Well, no worries!

This Knitters' Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements includes yarn yardage requirements for eight of the most popular knitted items: sweaters, vests, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves, tams and hats. The yardages are for sizes ranging from baby or toddler to large adult, and for multiple gauges appropriate for fine to bulky yarns. Keep this leaflet in your knittng bag and use it as a reference for all of your basic patters-you'll no longer need to guess how much you need! Pamphlet is laminated and perfectly sized to fit in your knitting basket!

Knitters' Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements

Friday, July 03, 2009

Red, White & Blue!

Happy 4th of July!
Flex your Knitting Independence!

To celebrate, I've listed my Top 10 Red, White, and Blue yarns now 17.76% Off!

  1. Adriafil Duo Plus Color #84 - self-striping yarn, great for socks or baby!
  2. Farmhouse "I'm Allergic to Wool" Cotton yarn in Carolina Blue - chunky weight hand-dyed cotton
  3. Plymouth Kaos Collection Perplex Yarn in Winter White - multi textured, that changes as you knit
  4. Misti Alpaca's Suri Silk Handpaint in Blues in the Night - rich blend of silk and baby alpaca
  5. Plymouth Poppin Yarn in White - pom-poms explode all over this fun and fluffy yarn. Knit a one-ball scarf free pattern
  6. Sassy Skein Worsted Weight Cotton in Strawberry Daiquiri, Marina Blue, and Coconut - great for knitting kids clothes, colorfast and machine washable
  7. Plymouth Happy Choices Sock Yarn Panel - Nautical Stripes - arrives as a flat panel scarf and includes instructions to knit a pair of socks
  8. Rowan Cashsoft DK yarn in Poppy and Navy - so-soft blend with a touch of cashmere
  9. Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica Yarn in Natural, Cherry, and Navy - kettle dyed yarn, great for felting
  10. Plymouth Happy Feet Sock yarn in Multi Blend and Red/Wine
Hurry! Sale ends Midnight, Sunday, July 5th, 2009