Feb
04

My New Yarn Line, Coming June 2011!

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I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of my new yarn line with Caron International, Stitch.Rock.Love! The first yarn in the line, Sheep(ish)–a wool blend–will hit Jo-Ann stores and Buy.Caron.com in June. I’m so excited!
I’ve spent the last 8 months, working on fiber content, hand-picking each of the 21 colors, and designing garments for the launch (stay tuned in upcoming months for loads of free patterns). It’s been such a blast, and I couldn’t be happier to be able to bring you a roving-style yarn that’s rich-looking, but affordable in price.
Here’s a peek at the palette:

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21 Flavors of Sheep(ish)
Note: I took these shots myself, so colors may appear different on your screen.
21 Flavors of Sheep(ish)
Knit Swatch: in colors Espresso(ish) & Lime(ish)
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Crochet Swatch: in color Turquoise(ish)
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Knit Swatch: in color Magenta(ish)
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I’ll be updating you with scoop as I have it over the next few months. What I can tell you now is that so far, Jo-Ann has picked the line to be on end-caps of 250+ stores, and it’ll be available on Buy.Caron.com (as of this summer). Independent retailers will be able to order it through Notions Marketing so if you’ve got a favorite, local store–please, ask ’em to order it!
Keep in mind, since Sheep(ish) isn’t available to the public until June, we don’t have a dedicated web page for it, yet. It’s all coming though, I promise! I just couldn’t wait any longer, to share the news.
Publications, please send all press inquiries to Lynn Carlisle: ljc@carlislecommunications.com
As always, thanks for the support!
Stitch.Rock.Love,
Vickie

14 Responses to “My New Yarn Line, Coming June 2011!”

  1. HiLLjO

    HOW EXCELLENT! That purple is going to make one fantastic Cheshire cat come May. Thank you for sharing, Vickie!
    In this case it’s good to peek at the presents because Christmas is in May!

  2. Cindy

    Exciting news! I can hardly wait to get my hands on some. Looking forward to the launch!

    Cindy
    Sidetracked Artist

  3. Gator

    Congrats Vickie! That’s so exciting! And I’m totally digging the colors, can’t wait to get some and get myself back into knitting again ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Ali

  4. knit one, knit two

    wow, that’s great! can’t wait to get my hands on some! hope my michael’s is one of the testing sites, becos there are no joann’s nearby! congrats!

  5. Anonymous

    I’m wondering if Joann’s will have it available online. We don’t have one near us but I would love to get my hands on some of that yarn. It looks yummy. I’ll be watching for it.

  6. Anonymous

    I was in JoAnn’s tonight and I saw your new line.. AGH!!! It was fabulous. I wanted to buy the whole lot. It’s soft and the colors are awesome. Can’t wait to make something with it.

  7. Vickie Howell

    Really? I thought it wasnt going to be out for a couple of weeks. That’s great–thanks for letting me know! ๐Ÿ™‚