Stitches Midwest 2019 Preview

Stitches Midwest 2019 Preview

The Miss Babs team is delighted to be returning to Stitches Midwest after several years away.

Please join us August 1-4 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. We'll be in booths 511-610 with a selection of our favorite yarns and patterns.

Coming to the show this year:

  • Yummy 2-Ply and Toes
  • Yowza and Yowza Minis, plus Yowza Minis in sets of 3 and 6
  • Yummy 3-Ply
  • Tarte
  • Katahdin
  • Gradient Sets and Perfect Blend Sets in Yummy 2-Ply
  • Sojourn
  • A small amount of 2-Ply Quartets for Fabulosity, Botanique, and Perfect Blend
  • Patterns, project bags, and stitch markers

Keep reading for more details!



Our favorite sweater yarn, Yowza is a DK-weight superwash merino that comes in big 560-yard, 8-ounce skeins. It's super soft, which makes it great for accessories and baby items, too. We're bringing a wide range of colorways so you'll have lots to choose from. Our Yowza sample garments include the Cable Stayed Cardigan, Foxtrot Cardigan, and several knit and crocheted shawls.


Yowza Minis

Get creative with color with Yowza Minis! Yowza Minis are 200-yard skeins of our flagship Yowza. We will have Yowza Minis available individually, as well as in sets of 3 and 6 skeins. The Trios are great for accessories like The Shift, Whale Watching, and more. Check out our Ravelry bundle of Yowza Mini Trio patterns for more ideas. Sets of 6 will create a beautiful Nightshift shawl and other patterns coming soon!


Yummy 2-Ply

Yummy 2-Ply is a truly versatile superwash merino fingering weight yarn in a 400 yard skein. We dye 2-Ply in a rainbow of monochromatic and variegated shades. It's great for all kinds of accessories, but we also have lots of sweater quantities. The sweater shown above is Chauncey. Zweig has also been popular.


Gradient and Perfect Blend Sets

Both of these sets are made from our Yummy 2-Ply Toes mini skeins: Gradient Sets contain 6 minis, and Crown Wools and Perfect Blend Sets include 12. Our newest Gradient Set samples include Coastal Highway, Cascara, and Knitting with Fronds, and we'll also be bringing some perpetual favorites! We don't have a Perfect Blend sample yet since the MKAL is ongoing, but we have very much enjoyed putting together sets, some in conjunction with designer Casapinka!



We like big skeins and we cannot lie! Katahdin is 1750 yards of light fingering weight, superwash Bluefaced Leicester. It knits and wears like a dream and is a staff favorite. Try it in a big lightweight cardigan like Sempervirens, a drapey pullover like Tegna (see our sample with modifications for length), or a big and bountiful shawl.


Yummy 3-Ply

This staff favorite is a wonderfully round and bouncy sport weight Merino wool. Yummy 3-Ply is an ideal sweater yarn (Veronica's Firenze pullover was a big hit at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival) but it's also great for accessories -- In the Stacks and Shh Wrap have both been very popular. 



Tarte is smooth and round, with a balanced 4-ply construction. Nylon and Tencel add strength, sheen, and drape to the superwash Merino in this yarn. Tarte is a beautiful choice for many fingering weight projects, including shawlettes like Akame, shown above and sweaters like Folio or Tillandsia where you'll enjoy the generous yardage in each skein. It's also great for socks where you'll enjoy its strength and smoothness. 



Our most luxurious blend of 65% cashmere and 35% silk, Sojourn is incredibly soft, with a bit of a sheen and halo. This fingering weight yarn will be lovely in your most special projects, such as the Confection Cowls, shown above. 

2-Ply Quartets

We'll also have a limited selection of Yummy 2-Ply Quartets, perfect for FabulosityBotanique, or Perfect Blend.

Can't wait to see you all in Schaumburg!

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