Monday, August 07, 2006

Wanted: Knitters & Teachers

We are currently looking for experienced teachers to teach intermediate knitting classes (how to make your "first" sweater, etc) and also experienced knitters to make models (ie. store samples). We are about to be inundated with new fall yarns and we can't keep up with all the knitted we need to do! Items to be knitted include baby items and adult sweaters.

Please contact Warren at the store, either by email (yarn AT marinfiberarts DOT com) or call 415.459.4600.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

New Fall Yarns: Tonalita & Yosemite

Early response has been overwhelming to some new yarns that have come in during the past few weeks: Tonalita and Yosemite, both from Trendsetter yarns.

They are both composed of wool & acrylic, are extremely soft and lofty, and come in a wide range of beautiful multi colors. Tonalita actually stripes.

Tonalita is worsted weight and comes in 7 colorways:

The sweater was provided by Trendsetter, and is a super-simple asymmetrical cardigan. The pattern is available for purchase. Here is a closeup of the sweater - notice how the yarn naturally stripes:

Yosemite has a similar fiber composition but is a bulky thick & thin - I'm thinking it will make great scarves and hats as well as cozy sweaters.

We will be getting a cabled sweater out of Yosemite very soon.