TNNA: the knitting industry’s trade show…UPDATE!

Jillian and I have just returned from our annual trek to TNNA’s trade show, this time in Washington, DC. Jillian used to live there a very long time ago, and I’ve never been, so it was an interesting venue for us to explore.

Every year, we gauge what’s out, what’s in and what’s growing in popularity. This time, without question, the most popular trend was gradients. Gradients in every form, from sets of single-color skeins that make up the gradient to super-long-color-change skeins (first popularized, I believe, by Tina Whitmore of Freia Fibers).

Here’s a sampling of the new products released this year:

Indigo-dyed yarns at Ancient Arts
Indigo-dyed yarns at Ancient Arts

 

Adorable sheepies from Kraemer Yarns
Adorable sheepies showing off the color range at Kraemer Yarns
Really cool laser-cut tapestry looms at Purl & Loop
Really cool laser-cut tapestry looms at Purl & Loop
Delicious colors of Manos Alegria
Delicious colors of Manos Alegria
A soft rainbow (timely!) of Gems, from Louet North America
A soft rainbow (timely!) of Gems, from Louet North America and Fresh Stitches
Another delicious rainbow from the folks at Wonderland Yarns
Another delicious rainbow from the folks at Wonderland Yarns
And finally, the new speckled yarns, Splatter Shot, from our friends at Lorna's Laces
And finally, the new speckled yarns, Splatter Shot, from our friends at Lorna’s Laces

There was also a lot of this going on…which helps you understand that, although it’s a work event, we also love seeing our fiber friends. There is a lot of hugging at TNNA.

Jillian, Stefanie Japel and Liz Gipson
Jillian, Stefanie Japel and Liz Gipson
Clara Parkes, Jill Draper, Miss Jillian again and Laura Nelkin
Clara Parkes, Jill Draper, Miss Jillian again and Laura Nelkin

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3 thoughts on “TNNA: the knitting industry’s trade show…UPDATE!

  1. Susan (sjanova)

    Thanks for posting — and for the e-mail alerting us to the post. Love all the photos. Hugging is so appreciated!

  2. robin

    I’m almost a knitting lurker – I’ve knit socks and scarves and even a sweater or two but work has me using my hands in other ways right now BUT I LOVE KNITTY and proud to support her! Hugs are good!

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