March 15, 2013We're on a newsletter roll these days! This time it's about the new yarns and new colors. We're pretty excited about it all.
First up, the new yarn. It's called Haymarket. It's a single ply 100% Bluefaced Leicester. Super yummy, super soft. It has a gentle sheen and halo. It's a worsted weight yarn, 210 yards to 100 grams. We named it Haymarket because we thought that it was interesting that there are Haymarkets in both Leicester and Chicago. Ours hosted a labor riot in 1886 and theirs is a shopping center.
While we were researching our 127 year old labor incident, we got to thinking about Chicago history and thought it would be fun to name the colors this season after significant mayors. Without further ado:
113 Byrne. Named after Jane Byrne, our first femal mayor. Chicago is the largest city in the US to have a female mayor. Kate Oates has a super new design in this colorway called Morning Coffee. There's even a KAL going on.
713 Christmas at Downton. Not a mayor at all, but a wildly popular color that we did as an exclusive for one of our customers that we decided to make available to everyone.
Let us know what you think! We hope you love what we've done this season as much as we do!