This weekend I got to go check out what is new for this fall. I saw some really nice new things and some great new colours and a few things i am not sure what you would do with them.
King Cole has some great new colours in their Splash DK which some of you may have seen in the store. I have a little rolled brim hat knit up in the store in purple. They also have a great new tweed DK yarn called Country Tweed DK that is an acrylic and wool mix baby yarn with a great tweed look. There is a polar fleese yarn that looks like strips of polar fleece and oh so soft that would be great for blankets
There is also a new big chunky yarn that is for baby blankets and the pattern comes on the back of the ball label. More of my customers are looking for big chunky yarn for baby blankets so this will be great for that. It is knit on 9 mm needles so it will go fast.
There are two British yarns that are now going to be available in Canada, Baa,Ram Ewe and West Yorkshire Spinners. Both of these companies supply high quality wool yarns with Bluefaced Leicester being a large component.
Katia has some new unique yarns including one that looks like it could be used to make a pot scrubber or whisk. They have a new sock yarn as well. Diamond has come out with their own new sock yarn which is a bargain at $8.99 for a 100 gm ball.
Of course Debbie Bliss has some new colours as do Noro and Sirdar. Some of the new colours are really bright.
On the needle front, Knitter’s Pride is coming out with larger sizes in their Carbonz needles. Carbonz are made of a light weight carbon material with a nickel-plated brass tip. The carbon fibre is very smooth so the yarn moves easily along the needle. It is warm to the touch and has good flexiblity so it is easy on the hands. The Knitter’s Pride needles all have great tips on them so they are great for lace knitting as well as straight knitting..
We will have to wait until late summer, early fall for most of this to arrive but we do have a few of the Carbonz in 3.5mm 24″ circulars in stock if you wanted to try them out. So knit up what you have in your stash and come in and get some cotton or linen blends to knit for the summer and then you can stock up on some of the great new yarn when it arrives!