Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Spring Yarn

It has been a long while since I last kept you posted on our days at Serenity Knits. Spring arrived here over a month ago when the deliveries of the new yarns began at the store. Since then, everything seems like a fun and crazy blur. We held a winter clearance sale to make space on the shelves for our new fibres. Beth then began scurrying about rearranging the store, transforming the shop into an array of cheery springtime colours. Almost everyday a new delivery would arrive and more winter yarns went into summer hibernation.
Above is one of our favourites. This yarn is made from 100% sugar cane. The colours remind us of candy floss. Beth laughs at me when I tell customers that the yarn is made from "candy canes" - oops. It is incredibly soft with a beautiful drape and lustre and knits to a double knit weight (22 sts / 4 inches of stocking stitch). Gabriela has already made a summer tank top that is hanging in the store as a sample of this amazing fibre.
On the right is a sampling of some of the colours we are carrying of Estelle's "South Pacific". It is another DK weight yarn of 100% Pima Cotton. Each skein has 250 meters per 100 grams. We have a huge selection of patterns that are perfect for spring and summer wear for this so soft cotton.
The left side of the above display shows another new yarn for the season from Sirdar, called "Juicy DK". It is a blend of 80% bamboo and 20% cotton. There are terrific leaflets and a booklet (The Juicy Book) designed exclusively for this yarn, full of fashionable summer wear. The women's leaf yoke top is the display sample shown above.
I've only touched the first display - when I remember to bring my camera in there will be another preview of spring knitting. I can't wait to cast on!