As we kick of a brand new year of crafting, we’re celebrating the three new yarns available in our Manhattan Studio! Whether you want to check out the latest fibers, or you’ve been searching for just the right yarn for a particular project, we hope these new offerings will satisfying your crafting curiosity. For more information about each of these yarns, keep reading, and be sure to visit us in person to give them a feel.
The plushest of our new yarns, Vel-Luxe adds a touch of glamour to your projects. Use it as a trim on an afghan, a hat, or sweater cuffs for a bit of extra softness, or make a whole project for ultimate smoosh-ability! Imagine a cushy throw on your couch, a cowl to snuggle up in, or the most luxurious slippers your feet have ever felt. Because this yarn is 100% polyester chenille, it’s lightweight in addition to being cozy.
With 256 yards of worsted weight per ball, you’ll only need one ball for a velvety accessory, and five or more will get you the coziest of sweaters! It’s a cake put-up, which will allow for ease of use, so you can settle in for a binge night of your newest favorite show without any extra hassle. Crafter Connie gave it a five-star review, saying “Yummie! This yarn is so soft and pretty, it is ‘delicious’! And the throws it creates makes you want to take one with you wherever you go.” But don’t just take her word for it… grab a cake & see for yourself!
Beautiful You has got the studio staff excited and dreaming of starting projects now to have ready for warmer weather! Among our plans are a lacy top, a hat, cowl and wristers set, and maybe a Missoni-style striped scarf. This sport-weight acrylic yarn has the feel of mercerized cotton and a rich color palette in a 326 yard ball.
While we’re all planning wearable items, Beautiful You would also make great home items. The thinner size allows you to create delicate and beautiful afghans or baby blankets, while it’s tough enough to be made into a reusable bag for trips to the farmers market this summer.
LB Collection Chainette
For those of us not ready to give up on sweater weather just yet – after all, winter only officially started a few weeks ago! – our newest LB Collection yarn is just the ticket. Chainette is an alpaca/wool/poly blend, spun into a fluffy chainette construction that will make lighter-than-air accessories and garments. Some of us may already be swatching for a cozy, wear with everything sweater! The yarn is textured in the ball, but blends into a smooth stockinette fabric, making it great for cables or other textured stitch patterns.
Crocheters, never fear that we’d leave you out! The lofty feel of this yarn means that sweaters won’t weight you down, and scarves and hats will work up quickly. At 131 yards per ball, two will get you a fluffy cowl, while you would need to stock up a bit and get 10 or so balls for an adult garment.