What to stash this week: Great wool

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Bijou Basin Ranch had taken their softness factor further, and recently created a worsted-weight version of their popular Bijou Bliss sport weight yarn, a 50/50 blend of Tibetan yak and Cormo wool. Called Big Bijou Bliss, the new base comes in 160 yards and would be great for hats, cowls or fingerless mitts. It’s available in five new limited-edition colorways dyed by Colorado dyer MJ Yarns. The colors are also available on BBR’s popular Tibetan Dream sock yarn base. This is a limited-edition base, so if you’d like to get a start on some fall projects (maybe for Rhinebeck?), you should jump on it now.

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It’s Christmas in July out in California, and the Slipped Stitch Studios crew is celebrating with a Black Friday-level sale. Now through Sunday, use the codes above to get big discounts on limited-edition Bag of the Month bags and accessories. That includes Prince and David Bowie tribute items, as well as Adventure Time, Doctor Who, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies… and tons more!

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If shark sightings are keeping you out of the ocean this summer, then get close to these creatures with Laura Patterson’s latest pattern. Great White is a crescent-shaped shawl with a not-so-scary shark’s tooth edging.

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