Yarn Over – Huge Samples Sale!

New Year – New Projects!

It’s time to clear out our old knitted and crocheted shop samples to make way for new and exciting projects in 2013!

All of our samples are ONE-OFF and have been lovingly hand-knitted or crocheted for shop display only. They have never been worn and so may be a little dusty – be sure to give your purchase a wool-wash when it arrives!

We cannot accept returns on samples – all sales are final. We will do our best to provide accurate measurements in the item description.

To purchase – simply e-mail us: info@sweetyarns.co.nz – to reserve your chosen item. You can then call the shop – 07 3851 2608 – to pay over the phone by credit card or you can send us money with your PayPal account. Be sure to send us your address and phone number in your email.

Okay, well here is what we have!:

1. Child’s pure wool Puppy sweater – Size 1 – roll neck and hem, intarsia, knitted in Patons Classic Wool in ‘chartreuse’, ‘chocolate’ and ‘aran’. Chest measures – 60cm circumference, sleeves are 26cm from shoulder to wrist and length is 30cm from shoulder to hem


2. Girl’s pink variegated cotton hooded sweater – Size 2 – knitted in Bernat Cottontots yarn. Chest measures – 66cm, sleeves are 28cm from shoulder to wrist and length is 30cm from shoulder to hem


3. Baby’s ‘Milo Vest’ – size Newborn. Knitted in pale apricot llama/cotton yarn. Very soft with tweedy look. Cable detail on chest. Chest measures – 42cm. Length from shoulder to hem is 24cm


4. Boy’s vest – Size 18mths – knitted in linen/cotton ‘Mirasol Lachiwa’ yarn – lovely drop-stitch design using four colours – lime, stone grey, sky blue, and pale mint. Chest measures – 50cm, length from shoulder to hem is 31.5cm


5. Ladies’ Intarsia Wool Hat – knitted in Kollage Yarns ‘Fantastic’ – 100% merino wool – colours are fuschia, magenta and teal. Brim circumference is 53cm. Length from top of crown to brim is 23.5cm


6. SOLD — Machine-Knitted Asymmetrical Shawl – knitted in Noro Kureyon – 100% Japanese variegated wool. Measurements – length – 130cm and width at widest point is 90cm. This shawl is an asymmetrical ‘pencil shape’ – wide at one end, tapering down to a point at the other

A bargain at $40!!

7. SOLD —— Crocheted Lap Blanket in Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn – hardwearing yet soft – fabulous modern colours and design. ‘Celery green’ and ‘chocolate’. Features bobbles, v-stitches and moss stitches – this blanket took many hours of crocheting! Dimensions: 140 cm long x 98cm wide

A bargain at $80!

8. Machine-Knitted Cotton Girl’s Skirt – Size 2-3. This lovely, soft variegated skirt was knitted in an 8 ply cotton on my standard gauge knitting machine. It is a simple A-line style with folded hem and elasticated waist. Waist measures 50cm and length from waist to hem is 30.5cm


9. Ladies’ Alpaca/Silk beanie with Estilina (soft silver threads). This handknitted beanie features an all-over cable design in a raspberry colour. Circumference (unstretched) measures 54cm. Crown to brim measures 20cm.


(NOTE: Only the beanie in the picture is included in the sale)

10. Girl’s Cotton Variegated hand-knitted, short-sleeve cardigan. This gorgeous cardigan was knitted in Araucania Pomaire – a pima cotton from Peru. Size 2-4 years. Measurements: Chest circumference is 68cm. Length from front neckline down to hem is 38cm.


11. SOLD —— Pure Wool Lace Scarf – this raspberry scarf was knitted in Araucania pure wool and is approximately 186cm (6 foot) long and 17cm wide.


12. Crochet Nobori handbag – cute tote crocheted in Noro Nobori cotton variegated yarn. Measures 52cm circumference and 27cm tall from handles to base.


13. Child’s Slouchy Beanie – handknitted by me in Bernat Jacquards – self-patterning acrylic yarn. Brim circumference is 43cm – unstretched – (it does stretch to fit me!) and hat measures 23cm from top to brim – unstretched (it is a very stretchy style hat). A perfect hat for a little boy!


14. SOLD — Newborn Baby Crochet Top in Noro ‘Aya’ cotton/silk, self-striping yarn – chest circumference is 34cm. Length from neckline to hem is 17cm


15. Crochet Noro Ripple Scarf with tassles in ‘Silk Garden Lite’ – pinks, chocs, greys, mauves. Measures 180cm, not including tassles


16. SOLD — Noro Crochet Ripple Scarf in blues, mauves, greens and peach – wool/silk yarn. Measures 188cm long


17. Hand-knitted, cabled ladies’ scarf – in Kollage Yarns ‘Milky Whey’ very soft milk fibre/cotton yarn in a dusky pink colour. Measures 186cm long


18. SOLD — Hand-knitted Ladies’ Scarf – raspberry pink – knitted in milk fibre/wool yarn. Lovely, soft and drapey. Measures 168cm long.


19. Machine-knit ‘Clapotis’ scarf in hand-dyed Madelinetosh yarn – soft, slightly variegated, pale leaf green – pure wool. Measures 152cm long and 15cm wide.


20. Ladies slouchy beanie – bamboo/wool – lace – teal colour. Brim measures 54cm around – it is a loose-fitting, slouchy style. Hat measures 20cm from crown to brim. there is one mistake in the knitting, hence the reduced price:

$15.00 (usually $22.00)

21. Girl’s A-Line knitted tunic dress, knitted in japanese Noro ‘Aya’ yarn – cotton/silk – Size 5 years:


Measures – 76cm across the chest and 46cm tall from neckline down to hem

22. SOLD ——- Sock Loom – resin plastic – usually $90, now save 50! – $45.00

This 60 peg, adjustable sock loom means you can knit socks from baby size right up to large men’s size. The company that made these looms has now gone out of business, so these are the last ones I have available:


23. Large Infinity Afghan Loom – 266 pegs – creates a double-side afghan using 10 ply or 12 ply yarn. originally $90 – now half-price!! Wooden board, heavy-duty plastic/nylon pegs

The company that made these looms has now gone out of business, so these are the last ones I have available:

originally $90 – now $45!!

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