News and Ideas from SWTC
September 2010
Jonelle's Favorite New Pattern

Wild Side is exciting brioche wrap. It can easily dress the shoulders as a wrap or be worn as a flowy, big scarf. The stitch opens up to showcase the spectacular effect of SWTC Yang with the exquisite sequins. This is going to be the perfect holiday gift and holiday accessory. Its easy to make and looks far more complex than it really is!

Get going on the Wild Side today.

I thought i was soooo clever naming this one! For all of you long time Tofutsies fans, you'll instantly recognize our ongoing fun with the names. If its Tofutsies.. its a TOE-t. If you use any other yarn..it will just be an ordinary Tote! Ok... done being silly. Longtime friend Rebecca Mercier thought up this fun project. Its the perfect companion for a long walk or any adventure.

Choose your favorite color of SWTC Tofutsies Solid here and head to your LYS for it today!


tofu teeOne of my favorite patterns, The Tofu Tee, has a separate version for larger sizes. Grab a copy of that pattern and join us for a summer KAL with the TOFU TEE.

SWTC girlz Joan Somerville and Sandy Kohler (sandysays on ravelry) will be knitting their own and helping you along the way. This KAL is hosted on Ravelry here. Start when you can and knit along at your own pace.

The Tofu Tee is knit with 5-7 balls of Tofutsies. Its a side-to-side project using 2 colors simultaneously on US 7 needles. The project moves fast creating a spectacular Tee shirt style top that looks good on everyone!

Patterns for Big Girls : FOUND HERE!

Make sure to notice the tab for PATTERNS BY TYPE. Here you will find our wonderful collection of BIG GIRL SIZES. These patterns offer extended sizes for girls up to 5X on many of the designs. We've got something for everyone.


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From the top, the red shawl is the Tofutsies Starfall wrap, a ONE SKEIN beauty. (L-R) Tofutsies Islander Scarf, Yin/Yang Lost Points Shawl, Mariposa in Yin/Yang. Bottom (L-R) Wings of A Butterfly, Infinity, Therapi Braided Wrap.

These patterns are available here

Grab a copy of the pattern and head to your LYS for your SWTC Yarn.

We're very excited to have several new patterns designed by the very talented Vladmira Cmorej. OMG! arrived at SWTC this week so make sure to check out the pattern OMG! Its gorgeous. There was no other name that suited that beautiful top better. It really is a standout. Cortenay is also a beauty featuring SWTC Tranquility. Its really flattering to the figure.

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summer pleasure

This crochet design was created for SWTC by Cindy Carlson and is shown here in Chocolate bamboo. I fell in love with this top and hated that this garment had to be loaned out. I wanted it for my personal wardrobe!!!


We are always looking for new ways to make sure you have all of the details about SWTC yarns and the beautiful patterns to go with them. Many of our patterns are free with the purchase of SWTC yarns when you buy them at your favorite local yarn store.

Make sure to ask when you buy our yarns!

Please support these wonderful merchants whenever you can. They are your best resource. We know that getting to a yarn store isn't always an option, so we also make our patterns available for you to purchase on several online venues. With pattern in hand, you can order online or call your LYS to get our yarns.

The SWTC Pattern Store is one more online venue to help you get your favorite SWTC patterns faster and easier! Whether you just want to browse and see them all or grab a few of your favorites, our new pattern store is up and ready for your shopping fun. Register today and get 20% off your pattern purchase (thats 50% off most patterns!)

Share the code with your knitting pals...its a great deal.

TREISUR is arriving in your LYS this week!
Get in there and check it out.

Treisur yarn


These are the new additions to the SWTC Collection. OMG! and the new colors below are available in your LYS now

is our first yarn made with a fiber derived from SUGAR in a process similar to bamboo.

4.5 sts =1 in. US 5 50gr/100m

<--Pattern Pictured : OMG! Its Gorgeous.


I've enjoyed the summer. In fact, its been on of my favorite summers ever but as the nights cool and the days shorten, I start to look forward to fall. Its time to drag out my Ugg boots (all 4 pairs!) and get ready to start my Christmas knitting. This year, I'm making the new Wild Side scarf for the ladies on my list and all of my favorite men will get new winter scarves in SWTC Llama. I adore that yarn and our cabled scarf is perfect for boys. I'm going to dream a matching watch cap and proudly get a head start.

Knitting gifts is my favorite reason to knit.

What are your plans for winter knitting? Share your ideas and whats on your needles. If you've got a great idea for SWTC yarns or have designed something fun... share. I love show and tell too!

Welcome to September, my friends. Join SWTC for another wonderful winter inspired by beautiful yarns and creative people. Watch for our Wrap it Up event in your LYS and let us know what else we can do to make your knitting fabulous.

With admiration,


jonelle reading

Have other ideas for SWTC and summer fun? know of any contests, games or -alongs we can join in?

Write and share...jonelle@soysilk.com



Infatuation is the new sock yarn in the Treisur Collection.

This yarn is fabulous and arriving at your LYS now.

Treisur is also available here.



Even as we were photographing it, people were stopping to ask and take notice. TAZI is really a standout.

Tazi is knit from 1 skein of every color of
SWTC Llama Lluxury.

Order TAZI from your LYS

If you need help finding a nearby LYS that carries Llama Lluxury, just email info@soysilk.com


Anise showcases Amazing. Get a close up on this beauty here. Its a fabulous mitered square vest. The pattern also includes instruction to add sleeves turning this versatile beauty into a cardigan.

Amazing looks fabulous in MUSE

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Oasisis knit in Oasis from SWTC. This fabulous Tunic is cool, comfortable, and stylish. As with all of the designs that Joan creates for us, Oasis looks good on real women, is easy to knit, and has a great range of sizes so everyone can make one!

Naira features SWTC Bamboo. This is an awesome pattern and is simply 3 long rectangles. The design is light and very flattering.


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Socks a La Carte 2: Toes Up!: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way

Socks A La Carte 2: Toes Up! is available at your local yarn store now! We love all of the improvements including solid tofutsies to make the patterns easier to see. The book is beautiful. Did you know book 3 is in production now?

Watch for
Socks A La Carte 3: Colorwork in 2011.

Make sure to grab a copy of the original Socks A La Carte if you haven't already.

Crochet That Fits: Shaped Fashions Without Increases or Decreases

Mary Jane Hall sent me some great pictures of Yang featured in a fun one skein scarf in her book "CROCHET THAT FITS". I love it. Mary Jane's book showcases her signature Graduated Stitch Method of making garments fit fabulously without increases or decreases. Intriguing isn't it? This is a fabulous SWTC YANG project. I cant wait to make it!

Crochet So Fine: Exquisite Designs with Fine Yarns

On the cover
of Kristen Omdahl's new book , Crochet So Fine, you'll find SWTC XIE is a spectacular lace jacket. I had the chance to see it in person.. make one! Its a stunning piece.

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Purls Forever

by Jonelle Beck Raffino

Purls Forever is all about the SWTC Family. This award winning book shares the story of knitting through the generations sharing treasured family patterns from the past, reknit with a modern twist.

This is a must read for every knitter.


Full Disclosure: I'm a huge fan of Shannon Okey so I'm a bit biased.

However, this book is brilliant. Shannon, as always, offers blunt yet sage advice for anyone who really wants to be successful in the knitting industry. Industry experts chime in with real world wisdom that will absolutely make a difference for up and coming designers. Whether you self publish or query publishers and manufacturers, study this book first.

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If you are an Etsy store or Etailer or even a LYS, her $5 coupon promotion is a deal you can't beat.

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