March 11, 2005

Phildar Reporter with Pattern Leaflet

Update: This yarn offer has been taken and is no longer available.

10 brand-spankin' new skeins of Phildar Reporter in Kraft, a neutral light brown. All shiny and pristine and still packed in their plastic bag. 60% acrylic, 20% wool, 20% polyamide. Machine-washable. 6-8 US (4-4.5mm) needles, 20 sts and 28 rows 4"x4" (10x10 cm) square. 1.76 oz (50 grams) in each skein, 120yds (110 m).

I couldn't resist getting this yarn because it comes with its own pattern leaflet in French, and these pattern leaflets and yarn bags fly like hot cakes every time Phildar stocks them because it's for a limited time. Most people can't get these overseas so I picked up a bag during my last yarn store visit thinking that one of my online knitting buds would like to have it. The leaflet comes with these patterns:

Cardigan with cool top closure.

Sweater with split collar.

10 skeins will make up to and including the largest size (50/52) for either one of these patterns. Cool, eh? :-)

[Note: Every time I show pattern leaflets that I buy from my local Phildar shop I always get e-mail messages from people who want to know where they can get these leaflets. I'm sorry, but I really don't know. I buy them locally. If a search engine query renders nothing, then I can't tell you either.]

Oooh! Yarn with a cool name!
(Photographed in its original, unopened bag.)
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Total cost for this yarn is 17 euros, including the original pattern leaflet, plus shipping. Priority shipping is approximately 16 euros to America and 11 euros within Europe. Surface shipping is 11 euros to America and 8 euros within Europe. (This includes packaging.) Shipping costs are approximate and subject to change. You also have the option of my sending it registered for an additional cost, which I highly recommend (and will require if I've never shipped to you before) as yarn losses are NOT reimbursed. If sent registered, the priority shipping option will have to be taken as surface shipping cannot be registered.

Update: This yarn offer has been taken and is no longer available.