The kids are very definitely back to school now so our minds can turn to new yarns for our uninterrupted knitting or crochet.
We've had in some new arans and double-knits and will be seeing more chunky yarns come in over the next few weeks too.
West Yorkshire Spinners' Croft Colours launched in August. This yarn is the sibling of Croft Tweed -- it is a shetland aran and is absolutely beautiful. Pattern support comes in book form and has some lovely designs for men, women and children.
Top of the list of Stylecraft's is their intriguing new Colour Pool yarn. This is designed for crochet but does work in a similar way for knitting too. Colour pooling is quite a difficult technique of persuading the colours in a random dye yarn to create 'un-random' patterns. It is usually done by short rows or very complex pattern writing but now those clever clogs at Stylecraft have created a yarn which will pool in an Argyll effect thus taking the headache of working out the maths ourselves. Crocheted items have a very definite Argyll pattern while knitted items are more pixellated while still keeping the Argyll effect.
Stylecraft have also released a couple of newbies in their Life range. The first is a self-patterning Aran called Life Heritage and they've also launched Life Changes which is similar to Vintage but in brighter colours.
There will be more new yarns in over the next few weeks as knitting season takes hold again so keep an eye out for more. To find out more about these yarns just click on the picture.
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