Colorsong Gets Its Picture on the Cover of Enchanted Knits! – 7/22/14

Enchanted Knits by Interweave Press

Click image to order your copy – Photo by Christa Tippmann

We are so happy to share with you the news that Interweave‘s most recent special edition, “Enchanted Knits,” not only features Hand Maiden’s Swiss Mtn. Cashmere & Silk that we supplied, but showcases it on the cover! Adding to the fun of it all is the fact that the designs are inspired by one of our very favorite fairy tales, Grimm’s Snow White and Rose Red, and the fact that Swiss Mtn. Cashmere & Silk is part of our Hot August Nights Scarf Fling-a-Long sale!  Thanks to Interweave and their very creative designer, you can make these beautiful cowls in sumptuous yarn at a savings.  Just order the colors you crave (you’ll need only 1 skein for each cowl) and type ‘Fling’ in the Sale Code Box.  Click ‘Recalculate’ and enjoy the savings!

Enchanted Knits - featuring Colorsong's yarn!

Snow White and Rose Red in stunning cowls of Swiss Mtn. Cashmere & Silk

 

Hand Maiden Great Big Sea – Not Discontinued at Colorsong! – 7/15/14

Hand Maiden Great Big Sea

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We have double-good news to share!  Not only have we received 22 (!!!) colorways of Great Big Sea, but we have been spared from having to announce that it has been discontinued by the mill.  Here’s the story:  The mill did tell Hand Maiden that they would be spinning no more of it, and Hand Maiden told us.  We shed a few tears because Great Big Sea is a wonderful yarn that we would have missed mightily.  However, just as we were readying GBS for the Clearance section, Hand Maiden contacted us to let us know that they had received a surprise shipment of the last Great Big Sea the mill still possessed.  After dancing around and singing, we bought every single skein, to be delivered throughout the coming year!!  Our first delivery has arrived, and it offers an abundance of yarn and colors for sweaters, scarves, vests and more.  Great Big Sea is 50% silk, 30% wool, and 20% Seacell® as a 3-ply DK.  It is one of the most pleasurable yarns to work with, gliding through your fingers like, well, just like Great Big Sea, here.

Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 – 7/10/14

Fleece Artist Merino 2/6

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Joining our Scarf Fling-A-Long sale are 11 newly arrived colorways of Merino 2/6, an all-time favorite yarn for just about anything you’d like to make, most especially including soft and cozy scarves.  Find the colors that make you smile here, and don’t forget to type the word “Fling” into the Sale Code box on your shopping cart then click Recalculate to enjoy 10% off!

Hand Maiden Swiss Silk – 7/9/14

Hand Maiden Swiss Silk

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If you’re looking for some juicy yet elegant summer knitting, we’ve got an abundance of Swiss Silk that will fill the bill.  Fourteen recently arrived colorways to be exact, 7 of which are brand new.  We love Swiss Silk because it is, well, just so perfect.  Its fiber is 100% silk, some of the longest staple, best quality we’ve ever seen.  The spinning?  Goodness, it makes the mechanics of storied Swiss watches look a bit slovenly.  Each of the 3 plies is spun to an even, strong perfection, and then the plies wind about each other without missing a beat anywhere.  The result is a fingering weight silk that gives heart-stopping stitch definition as it sparkles and shines its way into your heart.  You’ll find all this here.

Join Us on Ravelry for Our 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Scarf Fling-A-Long! Save 10% on Select Yarns! – 7/3/14

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It’s time once again for our Hot August Nights Scarf Fling-A-Long!  Join us on Ravelry as we lean back in our porch swings, turn on the R&B radio station, grab our yarn and needles, hooks, or looms, and cruise to the rhythms of scarves in the making.  There will, of course, be prizes, and lots of fiber chat and inspiration as temperatures rise and the cicadas sing.  Cast-On begins July 15 with the Scarf Fling ending August 31.

We’ve picked out some great scarf yarns for our Fling-A-Long sale. To save 10% on the yarns listed below, just type the word ‘FLING’ into the Sale Code box on the shopping cart page.  Then click ‘RECALCULATE’ and enjoy the savings.

Here’s the list of Scarf Yarns on sale:

Hand Maiden

Camelspin
Cashmere 4-ply
Flaxen
Great Big Sea
Lace Silk
Lino
Rumple
Sea Lace
Sea Silk
Silk Twist
Swiss Silk
Swiss Mtn. Cashmere & Silk
Swiss Mtn. Tussah Silk

Fleece Artist

BFL Socks
Kidazzle
Merino 2/6
Saldanha Two
Trail Socks

Changes to International Shipping Charges – 7/2/14

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We want to let all of our international customers and friends know that after an extensive review of the impact of USPS international shipping cost increases, we have made changes to the way our free shipping applies to international orders.  Now, free international shipping applies when an order is $75 or more in value.  International orders of less than $75 will pay actual postage plus (where available) insurance.  Except to destinations noted on our Shipping Charges page, we continue to guarantee delivery internationally as well as domestically.

We have made no changes to our domestic shipping charges – because the cost of shipping is so much lower, free shipping still applies to all domestic orders from Colorsong, the addi Needle Shop and the Kollage Needle Shop.

Hand Maiden Flaxen – 7/1/14

Hand Maiden Flaxen

Hibiscus

Just as we were celebrating the arrival of a stunning abundance of Lino, along came a dozen colorways of Flaxen, including all the 2014 colors!  Perfect for summer creating and wonderful for summer wearing, Flaxen’s linen/silk blend offers up some highly sensual DK knitting, crochet, weaving and more, here.

Hand Maiden Lino – 6/27/14

Hand Maiden Lino

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Just in the nick of time for you to take advantage of our ‘Spring into Summer’ CAL sale, we have received 23 (!!!!) colorways of Hand Maiden’s Lino, including the new 2014s!  Nothing says “summer” quite like lace weight linen and silk.  Find your next breezy something here – and don’t forget to type “Spring” into the sale code box to save 10%!

Hand Maiden Sea Three – 6/26/14

Hand Maiden Sea Three

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All the new colorways are now available in Hand Maiden’s Sea Three!  If you haven’t yet tried Hand Maiden’s Aran weight Seasilk sibling, then all we can say is, “Now’s the time!”  You’ll discover a great fiber and have a delicious time working with it and wearing it afterwards.  There’s even a great free pattern to get you off to a terrific start, Hand Maiden’s Sea Vest.  Just download it from the Sea Three page and then pick out your happiest color, here.