New for Fall 2011 is Jojoland Fantasia. This is the chunky weight version of Jojoland's very popular self striping yarns. It's machine washable wool and has a generous 145 yards per hank. With its great colors and nice hand, it's sure to be a best seller.
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More than 200 fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn.
From sheep, goats, alpaca, and bison -- all the way to yak -- this book includes everything you've wanted to know about all your favorite spinning fibers.
Pick a sheep breed and flip to that page. You'll find a photo of the breed, some history about its origins and development, facts about it's fleece (weight, fiber count, lock characteristics, color ranges, etc.), and suggestions on how to best use it (how to prepare and spin it, how to dye it, what to knit with it). Even more photos show that breed's fleece raw, cleaned, and spun in several different styles.
The authors have put together a great book with some worthy heft to it.
These slippers are made from the translation of a traditional pattern for Japanese House Slippers. They're quick to knit and great for gifts.
The class will cover adjusting the pattern for size, selvedge edging, joining in the round, shaped decreases, kitchener stitch, and garter stitch grafting.
The class will be over two sessions -- Saturdays August 13th and 27th from 2-4 PM.
Registration Required. There is a $5 class fee, payable in advance.
Our sample is shown in Jojoland Rhythm Superwash. Two balls is sufficient for most sizes -- making a pair $13. Kraemer Perfection or Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) would also be good choices, with price points of $5.95 and $3.99 a pair respectively.
Please visit the shop, give us a call, or send us an email for more information.