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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New

Karbonz Needles are new from Knitter's Pride. While I was at my suppliers warehouse yesterday I picked up a few. Unfortunately they didn't have a lot in stock but more are coming. And for fall the size range is being increased to include larger needles.

  • A revolutionary product!! New-age needles made from High-Tech carbon fiber with tips in nickel plated brass!
  • Combination of two versatile materials - light bodied carbon fiber & sharp brass tips - is guaranteed to provide an unparalleled knitting experience!! No other knitting needle comes closer to this!!
  • Carbon fiber is one of the most versatile material used in manufacture of the new generation aircraft, space ship, automobiles, etc.!!
  • Shiny, smooth brass tips comes in perfect points, flawlessly tapered - Ideal for all types of yarns and for every project
  • The needles have high tensile strength, are light weight with lot of flexibility
  • Surface made of carbon fiber helps the stitches move smoothly on the needle!!
  • Warm to touch & gentle in the hand
  • A smooth join ensures easy stitch glide and no snagging
  • Resilient, flexible cables lay flat with no kink or twist – easy to store
  •  The size range from US 000 (1.50mm) to US 4 (3.50mm) are ideal for lace knitting, sock knitting, etc.
We have double pointed - 2.75mm in 8" length and circular - 60cm and 100cm in 2.5mm

Watch this video with knitters talking about how they liked using the Karbonz.

Mr. Canpar brought in two huge boxes of sock yarn. Remember, you don't have to knit socks with sock yarn. There are many great patterns (like Window to my soul that I showed yesterday) for garments and shawls.
Fino from Manos del Uruguay.
30% silk
70% extra fine merino

450m / 490 yards per 100grams

Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization which, since 1968, has provided jobs for craftswomen living in Uruguay rural areas. 
Manos del Uruguay defends and promotes Uruguayan identity, being part of the weave that constitutes the essence of our country, where culture and tradition are mixed in an exchange that is reflected in each one of our knitted products.

During 2009, and after a long and exhaustive evaluation process, Manos del Uruguaywas accepted as a member of the World Fair Trade Organization WFTO, which operates in 70 countries and brings together more than 350 organizations, 100% committed to Fair Trade.

This achievement acknowledges Manos del Uruguay mission of eradicating povertythrough sustainable economic growth, enabling craftspeople to improve the quality of their craft products, so that, in this way, they can continue their personal development.
 Algeria
75% superwash merino
25% polyamide

425m / 445 yards per 100grams

No knitting today but we did get lots of boxes packed. Late this afternoon the yarn from Zen Yarn Garden arrived. Pictures tomorrow. Now I need to get working on Eos. The shoulders are sewn. The neckband is done. Now to sew in the sleeves. The job that everyone hates!

2 comments:

Sherri said...

I absolutely love these needles. Have been having a hard time finding them in Canada - will you have them at the Frolic?

Julie said...

Sherri - We are bringing the few sizes we have. See you on Saturday.