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Sunday Surprise!

August 16, 2020

For our 20th weekend to celebrate a Surprise Sunday special we present a yarn that is particularly close to our hearts, and needles! Today we offer all skeins of Americo Abrazos at 50% off to help you with your hottest of hot summer knits, crochets and weaving projects! This cotton/bamboo blend cobweb/lace/fingering thick-and-thin is perfect for the simpliest pattern as it creates a textured garment that is thin and cool enough for any summer knit.

We’re happy to celebrate the gorgeous sunshine of this week by spotlighting one of our favorite Canadian yarn companies of the past: Americo Originals . Although this company is now retired, we still love a few of their yarn bases as a favorite go-to summer yarns.

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Americo Original Yarns was a Toronto-based small business that did all of their own sourcing, visiting the farms and mills that produce their yarn lines from Soth America! This gorgeous thick-thin 100% pima cotton knits up to produce a unique and stunning airy texture perfect for the warmer months. And Americo Originals was also an amazing brand because they provided free patterns with purchase for their unique yarns which I will pass along with purchase as well!

The light and airy texture of the Karner Wrap is created by loosely knitting a very fine, at times cobweb-like mixture or cotton and bamboo.

 

A single skein of this bamboo pima cotton laceweight contains enough yarn in it to knit up an entire 2ft by 4ft shawl, and as with all Americo yarns comes with a choice of their own patterns free with purchase. With only one and a half skeins you can kit an entire summer pullover!

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Hot hot hot this summer! Photo credit to Sarah Peschell.

 

Americo Yarns’s Abrazos comes in an array of bright and classic colours, and we just restocked on all of them!

Composition: 44.7 % Pima Cotton, 55.3 % Bamboo
Gauge: 42 stitches & 53 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needle: 2 mm (US 0)
Weight: Lace
Length: 100 g / 1028 yards (940 m)
$28/skein: 50% off at $14/skein TODAY ONLY!

A single skein produces the full length summer weight shawl.

This Canadian brand does its own sourcing by visiting farms and mills of Peru to create some of the most interesting yarns currently available on the market. The texture lends itself to simple patterns, letting the yarn do the heavy lifting!

The rich texture makes this yarn so unique; allowing for the simplest patterns to create a gorgeous fabric.

The Karner Wrap is perfect summer knit: light-weight, compact single skein project that looks amazing even with a simple stitch that is easy for car, plane or beach knitting!

Or another free pattern, the Trillium Pullover is a two skein tee knit entirely of stockinette… which we will email you also free with purchase:

All of these patterns are easy beginner level because the textured yarn does the heavy lifting, and are great grab and go garments as the weather stays hot hot in the weeks ahead!

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Enjoy your Sunday! We are still in this together, and we are stronger together as a community.

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