16th October 2013
It’s time for another season of festivities and as always KnitPro is here to delight with a specially crafted Limited Edition Gift Set of Karbonz knitting needles – the Box of Joy
Karbonz needles have emerged as a real hit since their launch last year. They are highly sought after and have earned rave reviews from experts and knitters all over the world. To celebrate, KnitPro have created this delightful set which is strictly limited to just 2500 sets.
The Karbonz Interchangeable Needle set will be packed in a very attractive box that carries an elegant laser-cut design of a ‘tree in bloom’ with the needles peeking cheerfully through the space where the design of the tree appears.
The Limited Edition set will contain nine sizes of Karbonz Needle Tips (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 7.0 & 8.0mm) along with 4 cables (one each of 60cm, 100cm and two of 80cm), 1 set of cable connectors and a complimentary Shawl Pin from the new Azure Charm range.
This Limited Edition Karbonz Needle set, the Box of Joy, will be available from the beginning of November and will retail at approximately £110 and is on pre-order from Minerva Crafts, Dragon yarns and Get Knitted.
For press information and images contact Juliet Bernard at Bluebear
Press Release 1st October 2013
Two new yarns to fit your lifestyle
Stylecraft is delighted to launch two new yarns from their Autumn Winter collections – yarns to take you from city life to country retreat.
Tibet is a super chunky and quick knit yarn in eight autumnal colour combinations, which give a contemporary jumbo tweed effect. The designs reflect an urban chic in every day pieces from hats and scarves to jackets and ponchos. Tibet is a wool rich blend of 72% wool, 20% acrylic and 8% nylon has been specially developed for warm and cosy accessories or stylish garments to keep out the winter chill. Particularly good for beginners, this yarn makes even the simplest accessory look exciting
Alpaca DK is an impressively soft yarn which our knitters have fallen in love with. This light and indulgent yarn is available in a palette of ten shades including intense, saturated brights as well as neutral and pastel shades to suit every taste. Taking the inspiration of country weekends; our designer has created a wonderful collection of garments rich with cables and textures including boleros, cardigans and jumpers for women and girls. Alpaca DK is 20% Alpaca and 80% acrylic for softness and excellent wash and wear qualities.
Tibet is £3.99 per 50g ball of 35m and Alpaca DK is £4.15 per 100g ball of 240m.
For more information, samples or images contact Juliet Bernard at Bluebear
20th August 2013
Second phase of autumn launch features lace and super chunky yarns
No winter wardrobe should be without two new yarns from Stylecraft. Senses and Allsorts cover both ends of the spectrum of yarns; a soft, rich lace weight and a fun, super chunky.
Senses is a subtle fine lace weight yarn, made from a blend of the softest mohair and premium acrylic. This feminine, luxurious yarn is available in chalky soft, as well as earthy ombre and tonal colour combinations; from rosehip reds to deep plums and golden ochre to blackest elder. Stylecraft’s first lace weight yarn is ideal for light but cosy garments that can be worn day and night, or for knitting your favourite lace shawl patterns. The yarn is supported by a beautiful collection of lacy jumpers, cardigans and accessories to compliment the yarn’s handle and drape.
Allsorts is a bright and colourful chainette yarn with contrasting slubs woven into its texture.
It is soft to the touch and knits up quickly to give a thick but lightweight structure. As the name implies you can knit all sorts with it. Stylecraft have focussed on quick and easy to make accessory patterns suitable for beginner and more advanced knitters. The tension is the same as other super chunky yarns in the Stylecraft range, so can be used for garment patterns too.
Senses (80% acrylic, 20% Mohair) has an RRP of £3.45 per 50gm ball of 250 m knitted on size 4-5mm needles. Allsorts costs just £3.99 for a 50g ball of 45 m knitted on size 10mm needles.
For more information, samples or images contact Juliet Bernard at Bluebear
4 September 2013
KnitPro welcomes knitters and crocheters to an exciting season of product launches for all tastes and skill levels starting with Bamboo knitting needles and crochet hooks and Waves soft touch crochet hooks.
KnitPro’s collection of Bamboo needles is made from the finest of Japanese Bamboo. The ‘Soft to Touch’ Bamboo range has been designed to incorporate the brand’s signature sharp points that, combined with the fabulous finish, gives no-stress, comfortable and satisfying crafting. For Knitters who like the look and feel of wood but want a stronger, yet affordable material, KnitPro Japanese Bamboo needles are the perfect solution. The collection includes Straight Needles, Double Pointed Needles, Circular Needles and Crochet Hooks. The crowning glory of the collection is the Pro Bamboo range of circular and interchangeables with 24 karat gold-plated metal connectors on needles and cables. Another ‘first’ from KnitPro that gives them the edge over other needles in the market.
Waves crochet hooks are a glamorous addition to KnitPro’s much-loved range of crochet hooks. Waves are colour co-ordinated according to size and come in 13 delicious shades from 2.0mm to 12.0mm. Also available in a gorgeous clutch with 9 hooks, now you can always be sure you can quickly and easily find your favourite hook.
For more information about KnitPro’s entire range contact Juliet Bernard at Bluebear
12th August 2013
Thanks to designers like Karl Lagerfeld, tweed fabrics and heathered tweed yarns are a huge influence for Autumn Winter 2013/14, jumping from the catwalks to the high street. Gomitoli’s are celebrating this key trend with their Cashmere Lana Tweed yarn, a blend of 30% highest quality Cashmere and 70% finest Lambswool in a light DK or sport weight.
The wonderfully coloured nepps in the yarn bring an added dimension of luxury to any pattern whether it is Fair Isle cable or stocking stitch. This season’s eye popping colours include pink and orange against more classic shades.
Gomitoli’s Cashmere Lana Tweed is available from www.gomitolis.it at €9.10 for 175 metres, fantastic value for such a superior yarn and if you sign up to the Gomitoli’s newsletter before 30th September you will receive a voucher for €15 to spend straight away.
For press information contact Juliet Bernard at Bluebear
25th July 2013
Stylecraft has launched the second of its new yarns for Autumn Winter 13, called Weekender, a premium acrylic yarn that is versatile, soft and chunky – perfect for a relaxed ‘at home’ style.
Weekender knits up really quickly and is available in a colour palette that includes saturated pastels and deep jewel colours. Stylecraft has created elegant designs to support the yarn which feature loungewear and cosy patterns. Imagine snuggling up with a good book in front of the fire on a winter’s day in one of Weekender’s stylish garment’s!
Weekender will be available in yarn and craft shops around the UK from July. It is a Super Chunky (100% Premium Acrylic) yarn with 100m on a 100g ball. Retail price will be £3.69, available nationwide. There are 11 pattern leaflets in total and a free download on the new Stylecraft website when it relaunches in August
For press information contact Juliet at Bluebear on 01707 320274
2nd July 2013
Stylecraft has launched the first of its new yarns for Autumn Winter 13, called Lullaby – a baby yarn that is every bit as soft and cosy as the name suggests.
The yarn is a DK, with exceptional wash and wear properties, and is available in a colour palette that features classic baby colours as well as brighter accents. Stylecraft has created distinctive designs to support the yarn which take their inspiration from vintage aran stitch patterns. The idea of wrapping babies up in cosy cables, all warm and protected in coats with hoods, snug little wrap collars and cosy cocoons will be too much to resist. The jolly shades shouted out for an element of playfulness which inspired the cute little ears and larger than life pompoms, as you can see from these delightful images,.
Lullaby will be available in yarn and craft shops around the UK from mid-July. It is a DK (45% acrylic/55% Nylon) with 135m on a 50g ball. Retail price will be £2.79, available nationwide. There are 13 pattern leaflets in total aimed at babies from premature to 3 years (5 years in the case of some patterns) – perfect for your precious tot.
For press information, images or pattern extracts contact Juliet at Bluebear on 01707 320274