Monday, August 27, 2012

New Rowan yarns now in stock

A large shipment of yarn from Westminster Fibers arrived last week. Sidney the Sheep is helping to take a look at what was in the boxes!
Rowan's Kidsilk Haze Stripe arrived along with a pattern book for making beautiful, lightweight mohair sweaters in lovely striping colors. The Kidsilk Creation Stripe is a preknitted tube of mohair that comes in the same colorways to make scarves or other accessories.
We've been stocking Rowan's Tweed yarns in the fingering and DK weights. Now there is an Aran weight version in the same great colors for thicker mittens, hats and sweaters.
Stop by the baby yarn section where we've stocked Rowan's Baby Merino Silk DK yarn. This superwash merino and tussah silk yarn comes in both soft baby colors and bright kid's colors. It is really soft and springy to knit with at 5 1/2 sts per inch on a US 6 needle. We also have new pattern books in crochet and knitting from Rowan.
Rowan's Pure Wool Aran is a heavy worsted superwash wool that knits at 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 sts per inch on a US 7 to 8 needle. Great basic colors in a slightly heavier weight than we've had before; perfect for knitting up a "Houston coat" (that is, a winter sweater).
Also new is Rowan's Colourspun yarn, a wool, mohair and polyamide blend in nice fall/winter colors. It knits to 5 1/2 sts per inch on a US 6 needle. Need to make a quick pair of mitts or a hat for gifting? This yarn is perfect!
Another idea for a fun, fast gift is a scarf knit with SMC's Argentina, one of the new ruffling yarns.
From Denise Needles comes this very portable interchangeable needle kit that can travel easily with you in your purse or knitting bag. Called Denise2Go, this kit contains needle tips in US size 5 to 10, a size "G" crochet hook, 3 cords in 14", 16", and 19" lengths, 2 end buttons, and 1 cord extender. The cotton case and the accessories are all color coordinated in pink, lavender and green! Always be ready to cast on when a yarn ball beckons!

The kids are back in school and September is a week away! Come on by and plan your fall knitting projects while all our fall yarns are in good supply!


Laurie Welsh said...

do you offer classes for beginners. i live in the woodlands andwant a group to knit with.

Twisted Yarns said...

Yes, we do have classes for beginners in knitting and crochet. We also offer a beginning class in rigid heddle weaving. There is a nice sit and knit area in the shop. That's a great way to meet new friends!