Happy Fall! New Dyed to Order Yarns Available Now


We're celebrating the first day of Fall with a new pre-order event! Cashmerino 20, Sweet Merino Lite, Merino Twist DK and Merino Twist Worsted will be available for pre-order starting today. There are a limited number of the special edition West Coast Wonder colourway available for pre-order as well. Please be reminded that all dyed to order yarns will ship in approximately 4 weeks from the date of order. 

4 Dyed to Order Yarn Bases Available
Cashmerino 20
Merino Twist DK
Merino Twist Worsted

Sweet Merino Lite (just added!)

Along with the special edition
West Coast Wonder colourway
on Sweet Merino Lite

Happy Fall everyone!

NEW Dyed to order yarns now available, this weekend only!


Available this weekend only!

Dyed to Order Yarn Bases:
Sweet Merino Lite
Merino Twist DK
Merino Twist Worsted
Cashmerino Worsted

I am very happy to announce that the first batch of dyed to order yarns of the year are now open! They will remain open until Sunday night (May 14 2017 - 8:00pm pacific). Some or all yarn bases may become unavailable during this time as stock limits are met. If a particular colourway sells out I can usually adjust that, as long as enough base stock remains. Dyed to order yarns will ship in approximately 4 weeks from the date of order.

WATERCOLOURS | A Sweet Fiber Yarn Club

Watercolours is a yarn club of true artistry, where colours blend and layer together to create a magical depth that glows. My favourite colourways are those that capture the natural world in some way, whether it be purely visual, or more about the sense or feeling of a particular place. I can’t give away too much of the mystery, but I can reveal a bit of my inspiration for this yarn club: the running, growing, reflecting, streaming, intertwining, layering, tumbling, mixing, and changing of colours in the natural world.

Watercolours yarn club colourways will be low in tonal contrast and suitable for patterned projects. While multiple colours will be used in each skein, you can expect beautiful, sophisticated colourways that are not speckled nor blotchy in nature. Special attention will be given to how they look together should you wish to use more than one in a project. Many of the colourways will be exclusive to this club, a handful of club colourways may be released as future full time colourways at a later date. Combined shipping is available for those who wish to double up their skeins. If doubling you will receive TWO skeins of each of the three colourways per month.

Below you'll find the break down of the club pricing. All pricing is in Canadian Dollars and the full balance for the club is due at check out. All import and duty fees are the responsibility of the recipient. All Sweet Fiber club memberships are a final sale. Yarn club arrival times may vary depending on your location.

Yarn Club Details

Space is limited!

Yarn Base: Super Sweet Sock - 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon - 379m/414y per 115 gram skein

Three skeins/colourways per month, nine skeins/colourways total

Three shipments: May - June - July - 2017

Watercolours KAL: Join us on instagram (#sweetfiberwatercolours) and in our Ravelry group for a knit-a-long this summer!

Shop discount: The first club shipment will include a 20% off coupon valid for two purchases in our online shop (valid May-August)


Pricing & Shipping

1 x Watercolours yarn club ($28 per skein, 9 skeins total): $252

Shipping for 1 club: Canada & USA - $45 / International - $70

Shipping for 2 clubs: Canada & USA - $55 / International - $100

Pick up at 88 Stitches Yarn Shop - $0 (use coupon code: 88stitches)

Please be sure to purchase your club shipments together in the same transaction to receive the combined shipping discount.

OLD PINE | a textured cowl


OLD PINE is a cozy, textured cowl, perfect for pairing two beautiful skeins of hand dyed yarn. The combination of simple stockinette, purl ridges and yarn overs create a stunning, rippled effect. Twisted rib brings the top in for a closer fit while the rippled stitch pattern drapes warmly and comfortably. With endless colour pairings Old Pine is a versatile wardrobe staple for Spring, Autumn and Winter.

If you love Old Pine be sure to check out Riverbank.

One size 
To fit an adult

Finished Measurements 
76cm / 30” around x 38cm / 15” tall

2 skeins of Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK (238m / 260y per 115g skein) 
1 skein for MC, shown in Spirit
1 skein for CC, shown in Woodsmoke

3.5mm / US #4 24” circular needle
4.0mm / US #6 24” circular needle
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

22 sts and 28 rows over 10cm/4” in stockinette stitch. Swatches should be made in the round, using larger needles, and blocked.

darning needle
stitch marker

This pattern is both written and charted.

2016 Sweet Fiber Yarn Clubs - Now Open!

Sweet Merino Lite Club

Sweet Merino Lite Club

Cosmic Crush inspiration

Cosmic Crush inspiration

Fancy Florals inspiration

Fancy Florals inspiration

Super Sweet Sock Club

Super Sweet Sock Club

Sweet Merino Lite Club | Super Sweet Sock Club

We’ve been brewing up something special over here in the Sweet Fiber studio! This year we have put together two fingering weight clubs, the Super Sweet Sock Club and the new Sweet Merino Lite Club. There are also two exciting new colour themes to choose from, Cosmic Crush features out of this world colours that love grey and charcoal, while Fancy Florals has a bright and fresh palette that is perfect for summertime.

Combined shipping is available for those who wish to double up their skeins or purchase one of each option. For those wanting to pick up their club shipments at 88 Stitches Yarn Shop in Langley, BC please enter the coupon code ’88stitches” on the check out page.

Club sign ups will close May 23rd, or once all spots have been filled.

Wintry Set - Super Sweet Sock


This limited edition set is ready to ship! Please place your order soon to help us make the December 8th Canada Post shipping deadline for a holiday arrival (Canada / USA). 

This Wintry Set features three new special edition colourways inspired by the coming season. You will receive 3 skeins of our Super Sweet Sock yarn, one of each special edition colourway listed below. If you'd like to add some extra gifts to your box, be sure to check out our current selection of Gifts & Notions. And if this gift is for someone else, please leave their name in the notes section as I will be including a card with each package.

1 x Frost - A subtle blend of grey, blue and aqua.

1 x Midnight Spruce - A deep blend of dark teal and charcoal grey.

1 x Sugar Plum - A rich blend of reds, purples and blues, with a dash of grey.

Each skein is unique and may vary slightly from those pictured due to the hand dyed process and how each batch blends together. Colourways will not be available individually at this time and we will not be receiving more of our Super Sweet Sock yarn until next year.

Super Sweet Sock

Tried and true, this made to last sock yarn is one of our favourites! Made with a blend of superwash merino and nylon this sock yarn will keep up with the wear and tear of everyday life.

80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon

379m / 415y per 115g      

32-28sts per 4"on 2-2.5mm / 0-1.5 US

Jason's Cashmere Hat

I can hardly believe that it has been almost five years since I first designed Jason's Tweed Hat, and that there are over 1000 versions of it out there! The basic double brimmed hat has served him well over the years, but I thought it was about time for something new. During his last visit home from work in Northern Alberta I designed him a new cabled cashmere hat to keep him warm and toasty this winter. It's important to me that he has a say in the things I knit him, and so as we caught up on our month apart we also talked about what makes a good hat. In the end we decided on a folded brim, firm ribbing, a simple cable / rib combo for looks and cashmere just because. I finished the hat minutes before he had to leave and just barely got a couple shots of him wearing it.

Jason's Cashmere Hat

Jason's Cashmere Hat features a simple cable design for extra warmth, firm ribbing to help keep its shape, and a thick, folded brim that can be adjusted to cover the ears on extra chilly days. Made with two skeins of Sweet Fiber Cashmere Aran, this hat is pure luxury and can easily be completed in a weekend. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy wearing this hat as much as Jason and I do! (I hate that I have to say this, but this pattern and these pictures are for personal use only.)


Yarn: 2 skeins of Sweet Fiber Yarns Cashmere Aran (91m / 100y per 50g skein). Hats pictured are knit in Bruin and Smoke.

Sizing: To fit an adult head 22-24 inches in circumference.

Measurements: 8 inches wide, 11 inches long (unfolded brim) or 8.5 inches long (folded brim)


4mm / 6US 16” circular needle

5mm / 8US 16” circular needle

5mm / 8US dpns for decreases


Ribbing: 20 stitches per 4 inches in rib pattern (unstretched), using smaller needles

Body: 12 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches by 1 inch in the cable pattern, using larger needles

Stitch Guide:

3/3 LC: Slip 3 stitches to cable needle, hold in front, K3, K3 from cable needle.

2/2 LC: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold in front, K2, K2 from cable needle.

K: Knit

P: Purl

SSK: Slip 2 stitches separately, knit together through back loop

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together




With smaller circular needles cast on 96 stitches. Place marker and join in round. Work ribbing until piece measures 4” from cast on edge.

Ribbing: (K2, P2) repeat to end of round.



Switch to larger needles and begin body. Repeat brackets to end of round.

Rnds 1-3: (K6, P2, K2, P2)

Rnd 4: (3/3 LC, P2, K2, P2)

Rnds 5-10: (K6, P2, K2, P2)

Work rounds 1-10 once. Repeat rounds 4-10 only four times more.


Crown Decreases

Change to DPNS when there are too few stitches to continue in the round on a circular needle.

Rnd 1:(3/3 LC, P2, K2, P2)

Rnd 2: (K6, P2, K2, P2)

Rnd 3: (K6, P2, K2, P2)

Rnd 4: (SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, K2, P2)

Rnd 5: (2/2 LC, P2, K2, P2)

Rnd 6: (K4, P2tog, K2, P2tog)

Rnd 7: (SSK, K2tog, P1, K2, P1)

Rnd 8: (K2tog, P1, K2tog, P1)

Rnd 9: Remove marker, K1, place marker, K2tog to end of round. 

Break yarn. Using a darning needle, thread yarn through the remaining stitches, pull tight and secure on wrong side. Weave in ends and block. Clip ends once dry.

Cashmere DK + Amber Ale by Thea Colman

Cashmere DK Pre-Orders Are Here!

A couple times a year I open up pre-orders for the highly coveted Sweet Fiber Cashmere DK. Made with 100% cashmere this yarn is the definition of hand dyed luxury. Perfect for cowls, mitts, hats, scarves, and pretty much anything else you'd like to wrap yourself in!  This yarn is a pre-order and will ship during the week listed.

Amber Ale by Thea Colman - New Yarn Kits!

Thea Colman of BabyCocktails has designed a beautiful scarf just in time for Fall! Her latest design, Amber Ale, uses 4 skeins of Cashmere DK in Spiced Pumpkin. The distinct geometric lines in this pattern give some texture to the lace and makes following the motif easier than you’d think. Simple ribs edge the main panel and play off the tips of the final diamond shapes. It’s big and wide, but not so big that it can’t be tucked into a coat or worn with a blazer as an indoor accessory, and it drapes and falls perfectly around your shoulders.

Want a chance it see it in person? We'll have it on display at our Knit City booth this October!

Sweet Fiber Classes & Events at 88 Stitches!

I'm so excited to be back at 88 Stitches for another season of Sweet Fiber classes and special events. The ladies at the shop have informed me many of the classes are almost full, so be sure to stop by soon to sign up if you'd like to join me! Events are free to attend, no registration required. For more information, please visit 88stitches.com.

Sweet Fiber Trunk Show

Thursday, October 22 – 7-9pm

Melissa Thomson of Sweet Fiber Yarns will be joining 88 Stitches this evening with a trunk show of her new designs and best selling favourites. Here’s your chance to see her gorgeous designs in person and try them on.

Sweet Fiber Cashmere Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, November 21 – 10am-5pm

Join us at 88 Stitches this Saturday for a selection of Sweet Fiber’s most coveted cashmere yarns. It’s the perfect time to pick out something special for yourself! Melissa will be bringing a selection of cashmere yarns that will available in-store for one day only. Sorry, no phone orders or holds will be accepted.

Blocking Your Finished Knits

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 8 students

Sunday, November 29 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Blocking is an essential step in finishing your hand knits, helping to even out your stitches, soften your wool and adjust the shape or fit of a project. We’ll go over the basics of blocking natural fibres, including how to wet block and steam block your knits in this two hour hands on course. Bring along some swatches, a newly finished small project or a well loved accessory and we’ll block it together in class! Skill Level: Beginner (we won’t be knitting in this class, but you’ll need a few of your own projects or swatches knit up in natural fibres to practice blocking with)

Intro to Cabling: Greystone Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, October 25 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Learn to knit cables in the round with confidence! This two and a half hour class will get you started on your cabled hat, covering the basics of cable knitting and how to read both written and charted cable instructions. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, and have knit a plain hat before)

Jason’s Tweed Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

two classes, maximum 6 students

Sundays, November 22 & 29 – 9:00 to 11:30am

With almost 1000 projects knit on Ravelry, Jason’s Tweed Hat will surely be a favourite among the men (and women) in your life! In this two part class we’ll cover gauge, sizing, knitting in the round and finishing. By the end, you’ll have a cozy new hat to keep for yourself or to pass on to a loved one. Skill Level: All levels welcome (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off)

Salt Spray Cowl

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, October 18 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Salt Spray is a cozy, quick knit cowl that features a simple lace pattern reminiscent of waves and sails. Easily completed in a few days, Salt Spray makes for a great gift or last minute accessory! In this class we will learn how to knit lace in the round, read lace charts, and go over how to properly block your finished cowl. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, cast off)

 Semi Circle Worsted Weight Shawl

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

two classes, maximum 5 students

Sundays, October 18 & 25 – 9:00 to 11:30am

Learn to knit a semi-circle shawl with your favourite worsted weight yarn in this two part class. First, we master the shape of the semi circle shawl with increases, next we add new colours and play with easy lace for a cool, rippled effect. We’ll also go over how to read lace charts! Skill Level: Beginner (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off, experience with increases and decreases recommended but not required)

 Twisted Stitches: Thurlow Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Usually we want to avoid twisting stitches in our knitting, but this two and a half hour class will help you master twisting stitches on purpose. I’ll get you on your way to creating a beautiful, twisted stitch hat! Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round)

Class Policies for 88 Stitches Yarn Shop

Classes fill up quickly, please register early to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration is required for all classes and registration is on a first come, first serve basis, no exceptions. Payment for classes must be received at time of registration in order to secure a seat in the class and must be paid in full at that time. We do not accept deposits or partial payments for classes. Method of payment for all classes is either cash or a cheque made out to the Instructor. Please note that we do not accept debit or credit card payments for class fees, only for class supplies. Call or email us at the shop for more information about our classes and class fees - the88stitches@shaw.ca

You will be issued a full refund if your class is cancelled due to insufficient registration. If you need to cancel a class you must advise the shop a minimum of 14 days prior to the first day of the class in order to receive a full refund.  If we are given less than 14 days notice, we will only issue a refund if we are able to fill your spot in the class. No refunds are issued for no-shows or last-minute cancellations. Unfortunately, no make-up classes are available.

Please obtain a supply list prior to each class and read it completely to see what supplies are needed. A 10% discount will be applied for all class supplies purchased at 88 Stitches.


Special Edition Colourway: Knit Night!

Knit Night is a new special edition colourway where each skein is 100% unique. The inspiration for this colourway comes from all of the wonderful colours present at my local knit nights, and knit nights around the world. The same dye colours and techniques are used, but each skein varies due to the "magic" that happens in the dye pots. If you'd like one with more green, pink, or another colour, please leave a note in the comment box and we will do our best to pick out your skein(s) accordingly! 

A limited number of Knit Night skeins are currently available for pre-order in our online shop. Our special edition colourways tend to go pretty quickly so be sure to grab yours before they're gone!

Indigo Dreams Now Available for Pre-Order!

Indigo Dreams is now available for pre-order! The second club colourway is inspired by my love of all things indigo. While attending university I experimented with traditional shibori dyeing techniques and indigo vat dyeing. This linen quilt was one of my favourite projects and has directly influenced this new colourway! (Side note: there's no need to worry about colour transfer or bleeding, as I did not use actual indigo in the creation of this colourway.)

There has been a lot of interest in this year's club colourways and I'm so grateful for all of the positive feedback. While I understand everyone is excited to get their hands on the new colourways, it is important to me that those who signed up for the club are given the proper exclusivity period that comes with the sock club. A new sock club colourway release will be announced in the coming months!

An Heirloom Rainbow In the Making

Alizarin + Rose Gold + Olive Branch + Tea Leaves

Alizarin + Rose Gold + Olive Branch + Tea Leaves

An Heirloom Rainbow

An Heirloom Rainbow

Shipwreck + Sea Glass + Spirit

Shipwreck + Sea Glass + Spirit

West Coast Inspired

West Coast Inspired

Coloured Greys

Coloured Greys

Heirloom is simply one of my favourite yarns to dye and to work with - if ever there were a yarn spun from gold, this is it. The shine and subtle halo bring my colourways to life in a truly magical way I have yet to experience with any other base. When I set out to create this palette, I wanted to do so with colour play in mind. I also wanted to be able to offer smaller skeins for projects that require more than one colour. Many of these colourways look absolutely stunning together, whether it be in a tonal gradation or blending from one to another. Below you'll find 20 carefully selected colourways, four of which are new and inspired by the idea of blending, Rose Gold, Olive Branch, Lagoon and Lady. These four new colourways sit somewhere between others on the list (Alizarin/Rose Gold/Ochre, Ochre/Olive Branch/Tea Leaves, Spirit/Lagoon/Sea Glass/Shipwreck, Luna/Lady/Nocturnelle) and help transition from one to the next. I hope you enjoy combining these 20 stunning colourways, the possibilities are truly endless and I cannot wait to see you create!

A batch of ready to ship Heirloom half skeins go on sale tonight at 5:30pm pacific / 8:30pm eastern in the Sweet Fiber Online Shop!

Heirloom Colourways

70% Silk 30% Cashmere  -  230m / 251y per 50g  -  30-28 sts per 4" on 2.25-3.25m / 1-3 US

Ina's red

Ina's red



Rose Gold *new*

Rose Gold *new*







Olive Branch *new*

Olive Branch *new*

Tea Leaves

Tea Leaves





Lagoon *new*

Lagoon *new*

Sea Glass

Sea Glass



Ever Grey

Ever Grey





Paper Birch

Paper Birch



Lady *new*

Lady *new*



Wildflowers Now Available for Pre-order!

I am very excited to announce that pre-orders for the new Wildflowers colourway are now open! Wildflowers is inspired by my memories of picking flowers as a child in the spring and summer months here in British Columbia. Their beauty has blended together in my memory to create a very warm and vivid medley of dancing colour. This colourway has turned out exactly how I had first envisioned it and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I hope you love it too!

There has been a lot of interest in this year's club colourways and I'm so grateful for all of the positive feedback. While I understand everyone is excited to get their hands on the new colourways, it is important to me that those who signed up for the club are given the proper exclusivity period that comes with the sock club. I can confirm that Indigo Dreams is the next club colourway that will be released for pre-order, but it's still a ways down the line.

Cashmerino Worsted Is Back!


Cashmerino Worsted Is Back!

After a lengthy hiatus our Cashmerino Worsted base is now back in stock and available for pre-order in the Sweet Fiber online shop! This is one of our most loved, most requested base yarns of all time and is also one of the hardest for me to get. Quantities are limited and I suspect it won’t be around for very long. Now’s the perfect time to stock up and get started on your Fall knits!

Many of my cool weather accessories have been designed using this gorgeous yarn!



Bedford Cowl

Bedford Cowl



Sunlit Shawl Kits Are Here!


Pictured in Spanish Coin + Ina's Red

Sunlit Shawl Kits Are Here!

I’m happy to announce that one of our most requested kits is now available for pre-order in the Sweet Fiber online shop! For this round of Sunlit Shawl kits, I have hand picked 27 colourways that look absolutely amazing on Avery Sport and Silk Cashmere Lace!

Sunlit Shawl is a light, airy shawl inspired by the sun and the way its beams navigate through and around the natural world. Semi circle in shape, Sunlit Shawl uses two silk blend yarns of the same colourway and different weights to create a stunning burnout effect. The shawl starts at the top center and works out to the main body and striping, finishing with a picot bind off. There is enough yarn included in the kit to increase the size of your shawl, should you wish to do so.

This yarn kit includes:

2 skeins of Avery Sport (50% Merino, 50% Silk - 329m/360y per 95g skein) 
1 skein of Silk Cashmere Lace (55% Silk, 45% Cashmere - 366m/400y per 50g skein)

The Sunlit Shawl pattern must be purchased separately and can be found here.

Sweet Fiber Sock Club 2015!

sign-ups now open!

After a brief hiatus in 2014, I'm happy to announce that our annual Sweet Fiber Sock Club is back! Join us this summer as I create exciting colourways for our new line of variegated sock yarn colours coming this Fall. Now's your chance to be one of the first to get their hands on some of these unique colourways and a few experiments that will only be available in this club. 

The colourways are top secret for now and will only be revealed once everyone has received their monthly package. There will be colourways for everyone in this club, from shocking pinks and ocean blues to stunning neutrals, and each colourway will love grey in a way I can't quite yet reveal. For those of you in search of a hint, I've included a few drawings of what will be inspiring the colourways in this year's logo. And for those of you following sweetfiber on Instagram, you may have notice a particular post of a certain sock I've been working on. It is currently unconfirmed if it will in fact be an official sock club colourway, but it does point in the direct that this year's club will be going in. Okay, enough hints! This is top secret stuff.

In addition to gorgeous sock yarn I have some fabulous extras planned for this year, including coordinating stitch markers and a very special custom printed bag by yours truly. We'll also be running a "Sock-A-Long" over in the Sweet Fiber Lounge Ravelry group with a chance to win some exciting prizes. And to top it off, each month will include a very special coupon code for the Sweet Fiber online shop!

Club memberships go on sale Friday, April 10th at 5pm pacific / 8pm eastern in our new online shop. There are a limited number of memberships available so be sure to sign up early to guarantee your spot! You may wish to create an account early to help speed up the checkout process. 

Below you'll find the break down of the club pricing. Due to the extra labour and time required to create each uniquely variegated colourway they will cost slightly more than our regular Super Sweet Sock colourways. All pricing is in Canadian Dollars and the full balance for the club is due at check out. For those of you purchasing from the US, you will notice you end up paying significantly less as the result of the current CAD/USD exchange rate. Due to the nature of a monthly sock club, all Sweet Fiber club memberships are a final sale. If you have any questions about this club, be sure to email us before Friday and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

Yarn  - $140

5 skeins of our Super Sweet Sock in 5 uniquely variegated colourways, 1 each month for 5 months: May, June, July, August, & September (5 skeins total) - 5 x $28

Extras - $45

- 2 colourful stitch markers that match each month's colourway (10 stitch markers total) - $15

- 1 hand printed drawstring bag - $20

- 1 coupon code each month for our online shop

- a few more little surprises! - $10

Total Club Price - $185 CAD

Shipping, applicable taxes and duties are extra.


Pick up @ 88 Stitches Yarn Shop - $0

Canada & US - $50

International - $60