02/27/17: The first KAL of spring.

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Luma has arrived! It’s the newest yarn from The Fibre Co., a blend of plant fibers (organic cotton and linen), merino wool, and silk. In practical terms, that means garments made with Luma will provide comfortable light warmth and have soft, silky drape. Luma is 137 yds/50g, $11. The palette includes both naturals, pastels, and brights.

Our shop sample is the Stone Point* poncho from Courtney Kelley, below.

Kelbourne Woolens Luma shoot

Although Luma debuted with two separate pattern collections created just for it (see them here and here; all patterns are available at GYI), we think it’s a perfect choice for Melanie Berg’s Void*, a shawl pattern from our Must-Make-Soon list. (Everybody has one of those, right?)

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And that’s how a KAL was born! Here are the details:

Knit Void along with us March 1-April 30. You don’t have to use Luma; other appropriate DK-worsted weight yarns are fine. (The pattern calls for a US7/4.5mm.) However, when you purchase both your pattern and your project yarn from GYI and finish by April 30, you will be entered in a prize drawing for a Mybaggee snap project pouch filled with Delicious Yarns. There’s a new discussion thread devoted to all things Void in our Ravelry group, here, that goes “live” on March 1. To join, post in that thread or let us know with a phone call or when you next visit the shop that you will be participating. We really hope you will and start spring with a glorious new Void shawl wrapped around your shoulders!

In other exciting yarn news, we now carry Malabrigo Lace. Yes. In fifteen colors. Heavenly merino single-spun Malabrigo Lace! 470 yds/50g, $8.80.

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And as we say hello to Luma and Lace, we must say goodbye to Linen. Shibui was forced to discontinue it due to sourcing issues. We still have 10 amazing colors in stock, plenty for an Easy Folded Poncho* or perhaps a Linen version of the Madison Scarf.  While supplies last, buy one skein, get a second skein half price.

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Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!

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