Saturday, April 24, 2010

Red Heart Announces New Yarns & More Colors

Since knitting, crochet, and fiber arts have made an enormous comeback, the yarn companies have sat up and taken notice.  Knitters now have the internet.  We mingle on Ravelry.  We chat with each other via Twitter.  We even post about yarns on Facebook.  And this has resulted in the average Jane Knitter acquiring yarns from virtually anywhere, not just their local craft retailer.  And this means the yarns of the local craft retailer are working just as hard to keep your business and retain viability in the fiber industry.

Just in February, Coats & Clark released the Stitch Nation line by fiberista, Debbie Stoller, in an effort to provide natural fibers at an affordable price.  And now the Red Heart brand has rolled out new yarns & some new colors.  Red Heart is known for it's cost-effective, acrylic yarns. Here's what I know about their new yarns & colors:

New Red Heart® Shimmer combines beautiful rich solid shades with a matching strand of metallic for just a hint of sparkle. In tune with today’s trends, Shimmer is perfect for fashions and accessories and comes in 7 rich shades.  A machine wash and dryable, medium-weight size 4 yarn, each ball is 100 grams.  Its free pattern leaflet, “Lace Cardi” (LW2125), highlights the understated glitz and fashion sense of this yarn. 

Also new in the popular size 5 bulky yarns is Red Heart® Chunky.  This extremely versatile yarn is made of soft, 100% acrylic and is perfect for quick, trendy accessories and wearables. Chunky comes in 7 tonal colors including Fire, a combination of reds and shades of oranges; Malted, tones of soft browns and neutrals; Leaves, from springy to grassy greens; Berry Breeze, lovely shades of pinks and berry tones; Taffy, fun purples and jazzy pinks; Blue Hawaii, shades of the ocean; and Coastal, shades of sand and sea. 

In the baby category, Red Heart is adding two new yarns that offer knitters and crocheters traditional baby colors, softness and a significant amount of “awe”-factor; Red Heart® Sweet Baby   and Red Heart® Buttercup.  Sweet Baby is a clever yarn created from two plies of super-soft 100% acrylic.  One ply is a solid shade and the other is a blend of delicate shades that form subtle waves of color as you knit or crochet.  Available in 7 color ways, Sweet Baby is an easy-care, size 4 medium-weight yarn in 100 gram balls, perfect for baby sweaters, booties, blankets, and toys. An adorable “Keep-em Cozy Pullover” (LW2123) free pattern leaflet inspires your creativity.

Red Heart® Buttercup is super soft and snugly.  Tiny pompoms of color blend with a fleecy yarn to make it squeezably soft.  In 7 shades, Buttercup is a bulky size 5 yarn that works up quickly. The “Cotton Candy Booties” (LW1822) and “Huggable Hoodie” (LW2138) free pattern leaflets play upon the softness of this yarn and are certain to be a favorite for mom and baby.

New Colors Compliment Red Heart® Favorites
To round out its new introductions, Red Heart® is adding new colors to some of our favorite yarns, broadening their creative range.  In the ever popular Pomp-a-Doodle, which features fluffy pompoms strung together by a twisted yarn cording, eight new colors have been added; creamy Fluff, blue and white Avalanche, purple and white multi Purple Passion, Sage, Cotton Candy Pink, Bluebird, Jet and Red Velvet.

Lilac, Spearmint and multi's Goulash and Jewel tone have been added to Red Heart Soft.  Plus, two new colors round out each of these Red Heart basics; Classic, Baby Clouds and Light & Lofty.

Adding to its already rich spectrum is Red Heart® Super Saver®.  Economy has added Lemon and Coral to the solid, and Mirage, French Country, Platoon, Urban Camo, Desert Camo and Dress Blues to the multi range.  

Super Saver® Jumbo has five new solid colors; Aran, Buff, Paddy Green, Petal Pink and Frosty Green. 

Regular Super Saver® offers seven new solid shades; Gold, Amethyst, Café, Paddy Green, Burgundy, Pretty ‘n Pink and Delft Blue.

This information was provided to me from a press release via Coats & Clark.  This is an unpaid post and no product was received for review.  KnitPurlGurl Disclosure Policy Applies.



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