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Monthly Newsletter                                                                            December   2015

December Kit of the Month
New! Seed Beads from Toho
New! Acrylic End Caps
What a Knit Gift Certificates
Stocking Stuffers
FREE Shipping for December
Kumihimo Links...



Hello Braiders, 

Happy Holidays and 
greetings from the snow-covered winter  wonderland of Truckee! I hope you are all enjoying getting ready for the holidays. We are busy here and sometimes I wonder how it will all get done, but it always does. Just remember, when things get stressful, take out your Kumihimo and start braiding!

The  December Kit of the Month is a new variation of the Three Braid Necklace I offered a few months ago. This necklace is made up of 3 braids and it's super easy. This is a great project for any level of braider, including beginners! This necklace is a beauty and I do have limited quantities. If you are  interested, don't hesitate and order it now. 

I know that MANY of you made Kumihimo Christmas gifts this year and for those of you that have run out of time...What a Knit Kumihimo Gift Certificates are always loved and appreciated. 

I wish all of you the happiest of holidays filled with friends, family, love, laughter and caring and sharing. I appreciate each and everyone of you.

With much gratitude and  Happy Braiding,

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December Kit of the Month  - "3 Braid Necklace with Ribbon & Shimmering Tubular Yarn"
The December Kit of the Month is a variation of the Three Braid Necklace I featured a few months ago. With the new variation, each necklace is comprised of 3 different color ways of Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon with coordinating Tubular Shimmer Yarn. You have to take my word on the "shimmer" - it's subtle and special but I couldn't quite catch it in my photos! The colors are gorgeous.  Take a look at the "close-up" photo (bottom) and you will see what I mean. This is a great kit for all levels. Beginners can handle it and braiders with more experience will have fun with it too.  After braiding the three braids, they are threaded through the Focal Motif and the necklace is finished off with the "straight" glue-in Magnetic End Caps (pictured below). The finished length is around 24" (depending on braider) and you can make it shorter if you like.  You will need:  Kumihimo Disk (mini or 6") , 8 Bobbins (I used small plastic EZ Bobbins), Scissors, Tape Measure, Needle & Thread  and Glue (I use  WeldBond ). You should know: Kongoh Gumi Braid (also known as the Round Braid).
Kit includes:
- 3 skeins Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon
- 3 Skeins Tubular Shimmer Yarn
- Focal Motif
- Straight Magnetic End Caps 
- Instructions with Photos  

Cost: $38   
Straight Magnetic End Cap

New! Semi-Glazed Toho Seed Beads
Aren't these beautiful? The Semi-Glazed finish is new from Toho and the response has been fantastic.  The beads are partially matted & lightly textured to bring out a natural & earthy quality!

Soft Blue

11-12 grams / pkg


New! Acrylic Magnetic End Caps
The Acrylic Magnetic End Caps were introduced  last month in my "5 Cluster Bauble Beaded Necklace Kit". So many of you liked them, and asked for more ...so here they are!

8.5mm x 22mm
Hole: 4.3mm

Colors (top to bottom):
Matte Bronze
Matte Olive
Matte Chrome
Matte Black
Matte Granite 

$4.65 ea
I n the photo above, the braided portion of the necklace that is glued into the end caps is an 8 strand braid made from C-Lon Bead Cord.

W HAT A KNIT Gift Certificates
What do you get for the person that has everything and loves Kumihimo? You get them a What a Knit Kumihimo Gift Certificate! 

Gift Certificates Increments:

$25, $35, $50, $75, $100, $125 & $150

Questions? Call Karen at 530-448-3624 or send me an email at Karen@whataknit.com

Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Here are a few small things that you can fit into the stocking of a Kumihimo lover.....

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Free Shipping for the HOLIDAYS!

Free Shipping  until the end of the 2015 on all orders over $20.   Shipping fees will be refunded through PayPal when shipping label is created. 

Sorry, Does NOT apply to International orders. 

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