Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Nooz! Nooz! Eee!

Popular “1824 Cotton” Yarn is Back
As Mission Falls Finds New Home
 New York—December 6, 2005
CNS Yarns announced today that it has licensed the exclusive rights to distribute Mission Falls yarns. CNS is bringing back the celebrated 1824 Cotton, an Aran weight 100% cotton, easy care yarn, which had been discontinued. They will also distribute the 1824 Wool yarn—a 100% superwash merino, and all the pattern books and buttons under the brand, Mission Falls. Designer Mags Kandis, whose eclectic vision has made Mission Falls yarns, and both adult and children’s clothing designs international favorites, will continue to design for the brand. Mags will design new 1824 Cotton patterns for Spring 2006, and a new 1824 Wool line for Fall 2006.

“We have always admired Mags Kandis’ designs,” said Paul Nichols of CNS Yarns. “Mags’ designs are both sophisticated and down-to-earth. She is one of today’s most talented and inspired designers. We are extremely proud to be teaming up with Mags and continuing the Mission Falls brand.”
Mags Kandis has spent the last 18 years perfecting her distinctive style for Mission Falls. Her designs appear in many publications including Vogue Knitting, Knitter’s, Interweave Knits, and Vogue’s Knitting on the Go. Her trademark fresh, “do-able” knits are a reflection of her home, a 19th century Gothic farmhouse in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

“I want to wear knit garments that look amazing with the least amount of knitting grief,” Kandis says. “In most of my designing I look for simplification. Colourwork that is logical. Simple stitch patterns that are ‘mindless’ but, in the end, make a lovely fabric.”

Mags is pleased that the both the 1824 Cotton and the 1824 Wool will be back on the market and the magic of interchangeable patterns will once again be available to inspire knitters.

For more information, visit www.missionfalls.com.