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PRE-ORDER Laine 13 Winter 2021

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Laine 13: Usnea (Winter 2021/2022)

In issue 13, Laine showcases gender-neutral designs that work as the foundation for any wardrobe. The 11 designs featured in the winter collection are classic and long-lasting; ones that could be borrowed from your spouse’s, friend’s or parent’s closet.

Pattern previews will go live on the Laine website and on Ravelry on December 3.

Magazine is available on Dec 10, 2021 (pending delivery)

Laine 13, Usnea, includes:

  • 148 pages
  • 10 knitting patterns & 1 crochet pattern, beautifully photographed and illustrated
  • an interview with Danish knitwear designer Lærke Bagger
  • an article about June Cashmere
  • an article about ChiaoGoo
  • an article about the importance of crafting and creativity by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section.
  • Print only. No digital download code available.

Designers featured in this issue:

  • Susan Chin
  • Susan Crawford
  • Sidsel Grau Petersen
  • Midori Hirose
  • Susanna Kaartinen
  • Inyoung Kim
  • Hanna Maciejewska
  • Mariya Matveeva
  • Paula Pereira
  • Maiju Räsänen
  • Griselda Zárate

Re-PRE-ORDER KIT Chiara Pullover

The Chiara Kit Pre-Orders we placed a little while ago came in, and they were SO GORGEOUS that I figured I should give everyone another shot while the distributor has the yarn in stock (they sold out right away in August) and we are placing an order with them soon. The yarn, Berroco Dulce, is so soft and fluffy, it’s like baby duck-down! When I assembled the kits yesterday I was both very happy and sad to see them go … it was a beautifully conflicted state, hopefully one you will experience when you finish knitting your Chiara but get to start wearing it!

Chiara PRE-ORDER

Chiara is what the city mouse wore when she went to visit the country. It’s a traditional style colourwork pullover, worked from the top-down, but it’s made with a gorgeous Italian yarn. I like to think of it as “what would happen if Milan and Reykjavik had a baby?”. Rustic meets runway?

When I sampled Berroco’s new fall yarns for 2021 this one, Dulce, was the first I reached for. It’s soft and fuzzy and light and pretty, and I wanted to get my needles into it and see what it could do (see the results below). It has a missoniesque quality that I love, with colours randomly peeping out here and there under a halo of brushed alpaca. I really like that the colours have depth and are a bit mottled (you can see if you take a closer look at the patterns designed in Dulce), but they’ll be consistent, and you DO NOT have to jump though any hoops to avoid colour pooling (my patience for hoops is definitely on the wane).

Anyway, the yarn is lovely, the pattern isn’t too involved (maybe a good foray into stranded colourwork, the yarn will be quite forgiving), and I think you’ll love the finished project, get a lot of compliments on it, and a few requests to make another.

PRE-ORDER NOTE

This yarn is a special PRE-ORDER and we aren’t carrying it or the kits in the store. See below for more details. The yarn mills still aren’t up and running at full capacity, international shipping is still lagging, and it’s going to be another hit-or-miss year in terms of availability from distributors. If you want something in a particular colour I suggest you order early, shipments are already backed up.

Size

  • Bust: (37, 41½, 46½) [48, 53, 59¼] {62½, 64, 68]” / (94, 105.5, 118) [122, 134.5, 150.5] {159, 162.5, 173} cm
  • Length: (21, 21½, 22) [22, 22½, 23] {23½, 24, 24½}” / (53.5, 54.5, 56) [56, 57, 58.5] {59.5, 61, 62} cm (down center back from lower edge of neckband)
  • Shown in size 41½” / 105.5 cm.
  • Recommended ease: 4–8″ / 10–20 cm positive ease

Gauge

  • 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm in St st using larger needles

Kit Includes

  • Berroco Dulce:   (5, 6, 6) [7, 7, 8] {8, 9, 9} balls MC and 1 ball each CC1 and CC2. Shown in #2011 Silver (MC), 2022 Sapphire (CC1), 2033 Onyx (CC2).
  • Pattern

Kit DOES NOT Include

Pre-Order

These kits are a SPECIAL-ORDER – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

PRE-ORDER Worsted by Aimée Gilles

Worsted by Aimée Gilles

Release Date: Nov 19, 2021

Worsted – A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée is a knitwear collection featuring 14 patterns by 10 incredible designers. The designers all have their unique styles and speak to many kinds of knitters. Now they come together to form a beautifully cohesive collection. You can find garments such as sweaters and cardigans and accessories like shawls and hats, with techniques ranging from stripes and stranded colourwork to cables and textured stitch patterns.

This book features designs by the following designers: Nadia Crétin-Léchenne, Stephen West, Sylvia Watts-Cherry, Andrea Mowry, Tif Neilan, Saysha Greene, Norah Gaughan, Maxim Cyr, Nancy Marchant and Thien-Kieu Lam.

Aimée of La Bien Aimée started working on this book almost a year ago. With Worsted, she wanted to create a tangible way to connect with people through knitting and bring joy.

In Aimée’s own words: “I hope that you will welcome the adventure of casting on a new project from this book with perhaps some of that beloved yarn you have curated for your stash or why not go on a yarn escapade and mix Corrie Worsted with other yarns.”

  • 160 pages
  • 14 knitting patterns 
  • Editor: Aimée Gille
  • Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Weight: Approx. 650 g / 1.4 lb
  • Dimensions: 190 x 225 x 17 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-04-3
  • Print only, no digital download code available.

PRE-ORDER Pom Pom 39: Fall 2021

Pom Pom 39: Winter 2021

Relearse Date: Nov 11, 2021

The knit and crochet designs in Issue 39 are inspired by rhythm! Pom Pom Winter 2021 collection is packed with patterns that honour echoes, explore semi-tonal shifts in colour, and include repeating motifs to allow you to get into a stitching groove. We love how the designers have taken the auditory theme and created patterns that highlight the aspects of rhythm, such as written musical scores and the visual representation of soundwaves. No matter at what tempo you craft, there’s a winter project for you here! 

Featuring designs by: JUDITH BRAND, ASTRID COLDING SIVERTSEN, ADELLA DUTRA, ANA D, TETYANA VYAZOVSKA, JOHANNA KUNIN, NIDHI KANSAL, KEIKO KIKUNO, CLEO MALONE, VALERIE NG

Artist, maker and stylist Lydia Morrow was the creative director for this issue’s photoshoot! We’ve long admired Lydia’s jazzy sense of style, so we’re honoured to publish her vision on our pages. After you’ve found your crafting cadence, enjoy the two articles in Issue 39.

In ‘Rhythms of Handiwork’, Felicity (Felix) Ford explores the communal and historical relationship between craft and rhythm, while Claudia Khan writes touchingly about the delicate melody of parenthood, partnership, and time in her article, ‘A Family Song’.

Toronto’s Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin are the authors of this issue’s handmade lip balm tutorial, so you can combat chapped lips brought on by cold weather and even have some non-knitted handmade gifts ready for the festive season. 

PRE-ORDER Amirisu Issue 23: Fall/Winter 2021

Amirisu Issue 23: Fall/Winter 2021

Release Date: Nov 13, 2021

This issue features twelve film-inspired knitwear designs created by some of our favorite designers from Japan and abroad.

Participating designers: Véronik Avery / Helga Isager / Keiko Kikuno / Sari Nordlund / Paula Pereira / Rievive / Nataliya Sinelshchikova / Orlane Sucche / Dianna Walla / yamagara / amirisu

Feature: Designers’ Favorite Films Discover more about each of the films that inspired our designers. You may find a new favorite yourself!

Plus, a contribution from Lori Ann Graham, a look at our new Tokyo shop, an introduction to machine quilting, and more.

  • A4 size
  • 130 pages
  • Download Code: A Ravelry download code for the entire magazine is printed on an inserted card.
  • Printed in Japan.

PRE-ORDER Laine 12 Hav: Fall 2021

Laine 12 Hav: Fall 2021

This issue is packed with inspiring stories, beautiful photography and cozy knitwear.

SEE THE PROJECTS HERE

Designers featured in this issue: Alma Bali, Olga Buraya-Kefelian, Luuanne Chau, Kristin Drysdale, Claudia Eisenkolb, Fabienne Gassmann, Tamy Gore, Dee Hardwicke, Claudia Quintanilla, Jeanette Sloan and Jutta Turunen.

Laine 12, Hav, includes:

  • 148 pages
  • 13 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated
  • an interview with Judit Gummlich
  • an article about mYak
  • an article about the Parkano Spinning Mill in Finland
  • an article about how crafting can increase social well-being by Päivi Kankaro
  • a column by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section
  • Print only

TRUNK SHOW Amano & Kits (pt. 2)

As promised, more inspirations from Amano! If you already caught Part 1 of the Trunk Show Goodies, feel free to ship down to where the pictures begin. If not, you can go back with the magical time-machine that is the link below.

SEE PART 1 of the AMANO TRUNK SHOW

P.S. I am placing an order with the distributor this week, so if you order your kit now it should arrive by the middle of next week.


We received a little trunk show from Amano, and some of the samples are so lovely I thought they merit becoming pre-order kits! A ‘Trunk Show’ is a small selection of samples on loan from a designer for a short period of time. They’re a great opportunity to feel the yarns in action, see how they behave worked up, and actually try on the samples. I often find surprises in trunk-show collections – gems I never would have known about if they hadn’t fallen into my hands – literally.

Amano is Peruvian company and they make gorgeous yarns with the highest quality Alpacas, Pima Cotton, Peruvina Highland Wool, and Silk.

We received A LOT of samples, so I’ll be posting over a few every day or so, and I’ll curate and pick out the best. If you live near the store we are open 7 days a week, from 11 am to 6 pm, and everyone are welcome to come by and check them out! We are only a retail store, so you don’t need to show proof of vaccination, but you have to wear a mask at all times in the store, and we ask that everyone keep their physical distance from each other. The samples will be in store until the 25th of October.

SEE ALL THE AMANO KITS HERE (as we load them)

Pre-Order

These kits are SPECIAL-ORDERS – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

Rafaella Chullo Hat Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

Designed by Isabel Kraemer, this super-soft, super warm, fun hat is a feast of texture! Except for the earflaps, it is worked in the round (besides the earflaps) in the round with a cute pixie style crown shaping. 

When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Eco Puna Black Alpaca is a super soft 100% natural baby alpaca. The colour is the natural colour of the coat from pure black alpacas. Eco Puna black represents Amano’s strong desire to preserve this unique beautiful black color. Amano supports the Andean communities in the breeding of alpacas with pure black fibre in an effort to re-establish this population, called the Yanapaco (black alpaca) program, part of the Pacomarca Sustainable Alpaca network.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size

  • One size
  • To fit head circumference 20″ to 22″
  • From brim to top: 9″ (23cm)
  • Circumference at brim: 20.5″ (52cm)

Kit Includes:

  • Amano Eco Puna Black (100% natural baby alpaca): 4 balls
  • Pattern

Kit Does NOT Include:

Substitutions

If you want to start making this hat right away and don’t want to wait for your yarn (or you want another colour or a more economical option), you can use any of the following yarns:

Paula Mitten Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

I really love the texture and simplicity of these mitts. Designed by Isabel Kraemer, these super-soft, super warm, mittens are all about little luxuries! They are knit from the bottom up in the round, and more length can be added by working more rounds before starting the top shaping. (texture is only on the upper side of hand, the palm side is stocking stitch). Please note, the colour is Pure Black. 

To make a matching set see the RAFAELLA CHULLO KIT

When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Eco Puna Black Alpaca is a super soft 100% natural baby alpaca. The colour is the natural colour of the coat from pure black alpacas. Eco Puna black represents Amano’s strong desire to preserve this unique beautiful black color. Amano supports the Andean communities in the breeding of alpacas with pure black fibre in an effort to re-establish this population, called the Yanapaco (black alpaca) program, part of the Pacomarca Sustainable Alpaca network.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Size

  • One size
  • Length: 11″ (28 cm)
  • Hand Circumference: 8″ (20.5 cm)

Kit Includes:

  • Amano Eco Puna Black (100% natural baby alpaca): 3 balls
  • Pattern

Kit Does NOT Include:

Pre-Order

These kits are a SPECIAL-ORDER – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

TRUNK SHOW Amano & Kits (pt. 1)

We received a little trunk show from Amano, and some of the samples are so lovely I thought they merit becoming pre-order kits! A ‘Trunk Show’ is a small selection of samples on loan from a designer for a short period of time. They’re a great opportunity to feel the yarns in action, see how they behave worked up, and actually try on the samples. I often find surprises in trunk-show collections – gems I never would have known about if they hadn’t fallen into my hands – literally.

Amano is Peruvian company and they make gorgeous yarns with the highest quality Alpacas, Pima Cotton, Peruvina Highland Wool, and Silk.

We received A LOT of samples, so I’ll be posting over a few every day or so, and I’ll curate and pick out the best. If you live near the store we are open 7 days a week, from 11 am to 6 pm, and everyone are welcome to come by and check them out! We are only a retail store, so you don’t need to show proof of vaccination, but you have to wear a mask at all times in the store, and we ask that everyone keep their physical distance from each other. The samples will be in store until the 25th of October.

As we load them to the online store you’ll be able to find the kits HERE

Pre-Order

These kits are SPECIAL-ORDERS – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

Margarita Cowl Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

Margarita is a pretty lace cowl is worked seamlessly in the round. The lace pattern is both written and charted. When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Apu is a gift from the Inca gods, it is a fiber like no other. This particular type of alpaca is called Imperial because it is the softest alpaca that exists.

Size

  • 8½” (21.6 cm) high x 20” (51 cm) circumference

Kit Includes:

Kit Does NOT Include:

Substitutions

If you want to start making these mitts right away and don’t want to wait for your yarn (or you want another colour or a more economical option), you can use any of the following yarns:

Ariel Bobble Sweater Kit PRE-ORDER

Details

The Ariel  Bobble Pullover is an adorable sweater for kids 12 months to 6 years. The body and sleeves are worked separately in the round from the bottom up, then they are joined, and the yoke is worked in the round to the neckline.

When you order your kit you’ll receive a link to download the pattern digitally, as well as a printed copy with the yarn. 

Yarn

Amano Sami is a buttery soft, 100% Organic Peruvian Pima Cotton(often called the “silk of the south”.) It’s an extremely soft cotton to knit with and wear, with a matte finish that gives garments a cozy, casual look and feel. Sami also somes in somer eally beautiful colours for babies and kids!

Size

  • 12 months(2, 4, 6) years
  • To fit chest size: 18(20, 22, 24)”
  • Finished chest circumference: 20.25(21.75, 24, 26.25)”
  • Length: 14(15, 16.5, 17.25)”

Kit Includes:

  • Amano Sami (100% pima cotton): 3(4) skeins 
  • Pattern

Kit Does NOT Include:

Similar Patterns

The same pattern designer has also made similar designs for thicker yarns and for adults:

Substitutions

If you want to start making these mitts right away and don’t want to wait for your yarn (or you want another colour or a more economical option), you can use any of the following yarns:

PRE-ORDER KIT Adara Pullover

Adara PRE-ORDER

PRE-ORDER KIT (see below for details)

As soon as I saw Adara I thought “Hello sweetie, you’re going to be my next favourite sweater!” Then I swatched with the yarn and I KNEW it. Berroco Lucca is a new blend of cashmere and cotton, and it is so soft and buttery – I have a feeling that once you put this sweater on you’ll never want to take it off (you may even want to make another in a different colour). It isn’t just a perfect closet staple, its the sweater of your heart.

The design features all over garter stitch with slightly leafy looking lace panels up the sides and arms. Rolled edges finish things off and add a modern, simple polish. Adara is worked flat in pieces and seamed (seams give a sweater stability and structure, which is helpful with a fibre blend of cashmere and cotton … if you’re going to spend the time and money to make a cashmere sweater, it should be beautiful too). The lace pattern is charted.

Newsletter Special: 10% Off, use code KITSTOGO at check-out!

The Yarn

Berroco Lucca is a luxurious, soft and buttery yarn made in Italy from a blend of premium cashmere and cotton. It has beautiful stitch definition and soft drape, and it’s perfect for making just about anything you want to touch your skin (sweaters, shawls & wraps, cowls, hats, scarves, mitts, blankets – you name it. The colour is very delicately marled, giving the finished knit a bit of subtle dimension while still keeping that classic cashmere look. Lucca is definitely a yarn you’ll want to come back to over and over again … I’m so convinced of this that this kit includes the entire Digital eBook: Berroco no. 426 Lucca (you’re going to want to make more).

Lucca is worsted weight and normally knits 20sts/4″(10cm) on 4.5mm/US7 needles. Lucca is machine washable (not often something a cashmere does well), but lay it flat to dry.  

Note: If you love this pattern but the yarn is a little too precious, we can work with you to make up a kit for you in another yarn – just contact us!

PRE-ORDER NOTE

These kits are a SPECIAL PRE-ORDER – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

FYI: The yarn mills still aren’t up and running at full capacity, international shipping is still lagging, and it’s going to be another hit-or-miss year in terms of availability from distributors. If you want something in a particular colour I suggest you order early, shipments are already a bit backed up.

Size

  • Finished Bust: (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56] {60, 64, 68}” / (91.5, 101.5, 112) [122, 132, 142] {152.5, 162.5, 173} cm
  • Length: (23, 23½, 23½) [24, 24, 24½] {25, 25½, 26}” / (58.5, 59.5, 59.5) [61, 61, 62] {63.5, 65, 66} cm
  • Shown in size 40″ / 101.5 cm. Recommended ease: 2–4″ / 5–10 cm positive ease.

Gauge

  • 18 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Garter St on larger needles
  • 20 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm over Sleeve Chart on larger needles
  • 15 sts = 3″ / 7.5 cm over Body Chart on larger needles

Kit Includes

Kit DOES NOT Include

PRE-ORDER KIT Chiara Pullover

Chiara PRE-ORDER

Chiara is what the city mouse wore when she went to visit the country. It’s a traditional style colourwork pullover, worked from the top-down, but it’s made with a gorgeous Italian yarn. I like to think of it as “what would happen if Milan and Reykjavik had a baby?”. Rustic meets runway?

When I sampled Berroco’s new fall yarns for 2021 this one, Dulce, was the first I reached for. It’s soft and fuzzy and light and pretty, and I wanted to get my needles into it and see what it could do (see the results below). It has a missoniesque quality that I love, with colours randomly peeping out here and there under a halo of brushed alpaca. I really like that the colours have depth and are a bit mottled (you can see if you take a closer look at the patterns designed in Dulce), but they’ll be consistent, and you DO NOT have to jump though any hoops to avoid colour pooling (my patience for hoops is definitely on the wane).

Anyway, the yarn is lovely, the pattern isn’t too involved (maybe a good foray into stranded colourwork, the yarn will be quite forgiving), and I think you’ll love the finished project, get a lot of compliments on it, and a few requests to make another.

PRE-ORDER NOTE

This yarn is a special PRE-ORDER and we aren’t carrying it or the kits in the store. See below for more details. The yarn mills still aren’t up and running at full capacity, international shipping is still lagging, and it’s going to be another hit-or-miss year in terms of availability from distributors. If you want something in a particular colour I suggest you order early, shipments are already backed up.

Size

  • Bust: (37, 41½, 46½) [48, 53, 59¼] {62½, 64, 68]” / (94, 105.5, 118) [122, 134.5, 150.5] {159, 162.5, 173} cm
  • Length: (21, 21½, 22) [22, 22½, 23] {23½, 24, 24½}” / (53.5, 54.5, 56) [56, 57, 58.5] {59.5, 61, 62} cm (down center back from lower edge of neckband)
  • Shown in size 41½” / 105.5 cm.
  • Recommended ease: 4–8″ / 10–20 cm positive ease

Gauge

  • 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm in St st using larger needles

Kit Includes

  • Berroco Dulce:   (5, 6, 6) [7, 7, 8] {8, 9, 9} balls MC and 1 ball each CC1 and CC2. Shown in #2011 Silver (MC), 2022 Sapphire (CC1), 2033 Onyx (CC2).
  • Pattern

Kit DOES NOT Include

Pre-Order

These kits are a SPECIAL-ORDER – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis, but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible.