Coloured Greys | Sock Club 2018

 
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March - April - May - 2018

2 special colourways a month

Coloured Greys is an exploration of the magic that occurs when colour meets grey. While each colourway will remain a mystery until it reaches your doorstep, I can tell you that a wide range of greys will be explored (think white grey to charcoal grey) and will include various shades of colour. Coloured greys are some of my favourite colourways to create and I cannot wait to share these six new ones with you!

Even though multiple colours/greys may 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. 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 two colourways per month.

Please visit this listing for club pricing. All pricing is in Canadian Dollars and the full balance for the club is due at check out. Applicable taxes extra, all import and duty fees are the responsibility of the recipient. All Sweet Fiber sock club memberships are a final sale. Sock club arrival times may vary depending on your location.

Yarn Club Details

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

Two skeins/colourways per month, six total

Three shipments: March - April - May - 2018

The first shipment will leave the studio in late February.

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!

Our New Online Shop & Dyed To Order Options!

We've been working pretty hard over here at the Sweet Fiber Studio for the last few months trying to catch up on wholesale orders, prepping for a new sock club, planning our trip to the Knitters' Frolic in Toronto, all while working out the kinks and figuring out what works best in our new space. We'll be doubling our dyeing capacity later this week with new stoves and equipment to hopefully speed up our turn around times in the future.

I'm excited to announce we have reformatted our online shop to make it an easier process for everyone! You can now create an account if you wish to speed up the check out process, view your past orders and keep track of those on the way to you. Paypal is now once again our primary form of payment, with the added bonus of being able to use Paypal Express Checkout. I'm also happy to share that gift cards are now available for purchase and arrive via email, so be sure to add us to your next gift wish list!

In honour of our new online shop and a very special Tin Can Knits pattern release later today, I've added a limited amount of Dyed to Order stock for our Super Sweet Sock and Cashmerino 20 base yarns. Dyed to order yarns take approximately 3-4 weeks to ship once ordered.

visit our new online shop!

Fall Events: Yarn Tasting & Classes

This Fall I am excited to be teaching and hosting an assortment of classes and events at 88 Stitches in Walnut Grove, Langley. Our Fall Sweater KAL is already underway, but it's not too late to join in! I also have a special yarn tasting event coming up next week with a few spots still left, be sure to give the shop a call if you'd like to join us. And lastly, I'll be teaching some old favourites as well as some new designs from my e-book collection - Sweet Fiber Accessories! A number of classes are already full, with a few at about half capacity. If the class you're interested in is already full be sure to leave your name and number on the wait list, if we gather enough I'll likely run a second class early in the New Year. 

If you have any questions about the classes or events please don't hesitate to send me an email.

Happy Knitting!

Melissa


Location

All classes & events take place at 88 Stitches Yarn Shop in Walnut Grove, Langley. Pre-registration is required for classes and must be done in person at 88 Stitches. Cheque or cash is required at the time of registration. For more information about our class policies please visit 88stitches.com

88 Stitches   |   #602-21183 88th Ave Langley, BC V1M 2G5   |   604.888.6689  


Events


Fall in Love With Sweater Knitting!  

September 25 to November 27

88 Stitches and Sweet Fiber Yarns have teamed up to host the Fall in Love with Sweater Knitting Knit-A-Long! Want to join us on our quest to knit ourselves the perfect Fall sweater? It’s easy! Sign up in-store or online via the 88 Stitches Ravelry group. Adult sweaters knit with yarn purchased from 88 Stitches or Sweet Fiber Yarns are eligible to join this KAL. 88 Stitches and Sweet Fiber Yarns have put together some fabulous prizes with more on the way soon! Be sure to take note of the start date, deadline, rules and eligibility to make sure you qualify to enter this epic prize draw. 


Sweet Fiber Yarn Tasting   

Thursday, October 23  7-9 pm

You’re invited to join Melissa of Sweet Fiber Yarns for a special yarn tasting event. Here’s your opportunity to sample many of the luxury hand-dyed yarn bases from the local hand-dyer and designer of Sweet Fiber Yarns. Registration (by phone or in person) is required for this free event. Please bring an assortment of your own knitting needles. 


Wrap-up Party - Fall in Love With Sweater Knitting!  

Thursday, November 27  7-9 pm

A Fall knit-along hosted by 88 Stitches & Sweet Fiber Yarns.

It’s the wrap-up party for our Fall sweater knit-along that began on September 25. Bring along your finished sweater projects for show and tell. We’re holding a random prize draw tonight for participants who completed the knit-along! You’re welcome to join us tonight for tea and inspiration, even if you didn’t participate in this KAL.



Classes



 

Cabled Cowl - Mavis

(FULL - wait listed)

 two classes, maximum 5 students

Sundays, November 9 & 23  10am-12pm

Learn to knit cables in the round with confidence! This cozy cowl uses cleverly placed decreases for an invisible, tapered fit. We’ll cover the basics of cable knitting, reading cable charts and how to properly block your finished cowl. Skill Level: Intermediate (can knit, purl, cast-on, cast-off and knit in the round)

 

 

Intro to Colourwork: Golden Pear Hat

(FULL - wait listed)

one class, maximum 5 students

Sunday, November 23  1-3pm

Join us for this quick introduction to colour work. We’ll go over the basics of stranded knitting, including how to pick colours, working with two colours at once and adjusting your gauge. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, and have knit a hat before)


 

Jason’s Tweed Hat

two classes, maximum 5 students

Sundays, November 2 & 16  10am-12pm

With over 600 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)


 

Worsted Weight Lace Shawl - Endsleigh

three classes, maximum 4 students

Sundays, November 2, 9 & 16  1-3pm

Learn to knit lace and read charts with confidence in this 3 part class. We’ll be going over the basics of lace - how to read a chart, how to keep track of where you are, lifelines and how to read your knitting. The shawl is knit asymmetrically from one point outwards to the lace border in a worsted weight yarn, making for a relatively quick lace project. Skill Level: Intermediate (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off, experience with yarn overs and decreases recommended)

 

 

Sweet Fiber Accessories E-book Launch!


SWEET FIBER ACCESSORIES 

Set along the banks of the Fraser River in historic Fort Langley, this collection captures the spirit of the West Coast in seven cool weather knits. Twisting cables, deep ribs, traveling lace and textured stitches bring your favourite worsted weight hand dyes to life as cozy cowls, warm toques and an asymmetrical lace shawl. 

All of the patterns include both written and charted instruction. The entire e-book is available for purchase on Ravelry, as well as individual pattern downloads for those of you who just want a few. Be sure to join us in our Ravelry Group to discuss which patterns you plan to make and to share pictures of your FOs when you're done!


THE YARNS 

The entire collection has been designed with our two favourite worsted weight yarns! Our Merino Twist Worsted consists of 100% superwash merino and our Cashmerino Worsted is created with an extra special blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon. Both have 180 meters / 200 yards per 115 gram skein and are entirely interchangeable with one another. We've updated our online shop to coincide with the release of the new e-book. If you don't see your favourite colourway available, don't worry - we're already busy dyeing more! Be sure to join our mailing list to stay informed when new stock is added to the shop.


THE PATTERNS

Click the pictures below for more information about each pattern.

 BEDFORD COWL

BEDFORD COWL

 BRIDGEWAY

BRIDGEWAY

 YORK

YORK

 MAVIS

MAVIS

 ENDSLEIGH

ENDSLEIGH

 ENDSLEIGH

ENDSLEIGH

 BRAE

BRAE

 DOCKSIDE

DOCKSIDE

DESIGNS, PHOTOGRAPHY & LAYOUT | Melissa Thomson

STYLING | Melissa Thomson & Rachel Wiens

MODEL | Rachel Wiens

LOCATION | Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Copyright © 2014 Melissa Thomson 

Stitches West 2013 - 3 Exclusive Patterns

Next week we will be debuting three new designs by three Canadian designers at our Stitches West booth (#1041 & 1041). Each design will be a pre-release available for purchase exclusively at our booth (while supplies last). The patterns won't be available elsewhere until April 1st 2013.

 

Caramel Slouch by Alexa Ludeman of Tin Can Knits

 

"Just like pumpkin pie means a sweet treat and a gathering of family, this slouchy confection combines two of my favorite things: cables and lace! Once the brim is complete it is smooth sailing, just some simple stockinette to keep you cozy."

 

Sizing: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, Adult L)

Yarn: 1 skein of Cashmerino Worsted - shown in Spiced Pumpkin

Needles: US #7 / 4.5 mm (any type) and US #9 / 5.5 mm 16 inch circular and double pointed needles (or size required to meet gauge)

Gauge: 18 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needles

At the show we'll also have copies of Tin Can Knit's first published book - 9 Months of Knitting available for purchase.

For more information about Tin Can Knits' designs and books check them out on Ravelry or visit their website here.

 

 

Wellington by Jane Richmond

 

"This textural hat features a simple repeating pattern reminiscent of raindrops. Using a unique combination of stitches to mimic the look of a cabled honey comb stitch without the need of a cable needle, this stitch pattern only looks difficult. Inspired by the rainy weather indicative of west coast winters, this hat satisfies both form and function."

 

Sizing: Adult S/M (Adult M/L)

Yarn: 1 skein of Merino Twist Worsted - shown in Worn Denim

Needles: US #6 / 4 mm  16 inch circular and double pointed needles (or size required to meet gauge)

Gauge: 19 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch

At the show we'll also have copies of Jane Richmond's first published book - ISLAND available for purchase.

For more information about Jane Richmond's designs and book you can find her on Ravelry or visit her website here.

 

 

Thurlow by Melissa Thomson

 

Sizing: One size, to fit 20-23 in / 51-58 cm circumference

Yarn: 1 skein of Cashmerino Worsted - shown in Spanish Coin

Needles: US #6 / 4 mm  16 inch circular, US #7 / 4.5mm 16 inch circular and double pointed needles (or size required to meet gauge)

Gauge: 20 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch

For more information about Melissa Thomson's designs you can find her on Ravelry or visit her blog here.

Summer of Socks 2012: The Vancouver Edition

 

Porteau Cove

 This year's Summer of Socks is inspired by the landscape of Vancouver, Canada. Club members will have the choice of 3 unique colour themes that will inspire the colourways for their chosen club. Members will also have the option between two sets of yarns, the original Super Sweet Sock base or a collection of Fancy Sock bases. The club includes three installments (one skein per month for a total of three skeins) that will ship in May, June & July. Club memberships will be posted for purchase in the Sweet Fiber Shop on April 1st 2012 at 9am pst / 12 pm est.

 

Themes:

  • Granville Island Market - bright, lively & colourful - any colour goes
  • Sea to Sky - cool, crisp & refreshing - blues, greens, browns & greys
  • Downtown Vancouver - a variety of greys paired with hints of colour
Each of the colourways will be inspired by photographs I've taken in these particular places. Above you'll find an example of May's photo inspiration for the Sea to Sky theme.

Yarn choices:

A) Fancy Socks - 18 spots (sold out)

  • 1 x Cashmerino Sock (340m/372y - 115grams - 80% superwash merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon)
  • 1 x Cashmerino Luxe (340m/372y - 115grams - 75% superwash merino 15% cashmere 10% silk)
  • 1 x Silky Sock  (340m/372y - 115grams - 75% superwash merino 25% silk)

B) Super Sweet Socks - 30 spots (sold out)

  • 3 x Super Sweet Sock (379m/415y - 115grams - (80% superwash merino 20% nylon)
Accompaniments:
  • An assortment of Yarn Candy enamel & rubber stitch markers
  • A 4x6 inch photograph of each month's inspiration for your chosen theme
  • Sweet Fiber swag

Shipping Costs:

  • Canada* - $24
  • US - $19.50
  • International - $36
If you wish to purchase more than one membership for yourself additional shipping fees will be waived.
*For those of you who live locally, in store pick up is available free of charge at the 88 Stitches yarn shop in Walnut Grove, Langley. Please contact me prior to purchasing the membership so I can set up a separate reserved listing for you.
Please send any questions or requests to info@sweetfiberyarns.com
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to another summer of socks!

 

Silky Sock - n e w !

Introducing our new Silky Sock. Perfect for socks or one skein luxury projects!

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Silky Sock

70% Superwash Merino 30% Silk

115g/4oz

340 meters / 372 yards

fingering weight

Machine washable, hand wash recommended, lay flat to dry.

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From the left: Paper Birch, Aventurine, Stone & Snow Drift

The above colours are currently available here.

Lolli Socks

Lolli Socks are a blend of candy inspired colours that create organic stripes and swirls when knit up as socks. Reminiscent of neon slouch socks and mouth watering hard candies these bright socks are sure to knock your shoes off!

While creating Lolli Socks we wanted something fun and stripey without losing the qualities that make hand dyed yarns so great. Each stripe is a little different as one colour transitions into the next and the results are stunning. Here at the Sweet Fiber Studio we've found a 64 stitch sock circumference (at a gauge of approx. 28sts/4") to work beautifully. But please feel free to experiment, there's so many possibilities!

Lolli Socks will be available in two of our favourite sock yarns:

Lolli Socks SSS (aka Super Sweet Sock) 379m/415y per 155 gram skein Lolli Socks MCN (aka Cashmerino Sock) 340m/372y per 115 gram skein

Lolli Socks are available online at the Sweet Fiber Shop.

 

From left to right: Wicked Sour, Lemon Lime, Pink Lemonade, Sour Watermelon & Hard Candy

Pattern Release: Courtyard

($6.00 us)

Sweet Fiber Designs has just released Courtyard, a new hat pattern inspired by the classic courtyard motifs of traveling vines, iron gates and old stone walkways.

Perfect for combining your favourite colours in worsted weight yarn.

Yardage requirements:

For size 21-22: Main Colour: 90m/98y Contrasting Colour: 80m/88y

For size: 23-24: Main Colour: 100m/109y Contrasting Colour: 90m/98y

Other Materials: cable needle, 1 stitch marker

 

Yellow & White Version uses one skein of Malabrigo in Cadmium and one skein of Sweet Fiber Yarns Sweet Merino in natural.

Green & Grey version uses Sweet Fiber Yarns Cashmerino Worsted in the Olivine and Smoke colourways.

Welcome to Sweet Fiber Yarns

Two summers ago we began our journey of the hand dyed. Taking our love of luxury yarns and our artistic knowledge of colour we began experimenting and perfecting. We first became known as Yarn Candy, Sweet Fiber and and this spring we'll be transitioning into our new identity, Sweet Fiber Yarns. Our original yarns and colourways will be continued as we introduce new ones this coming spring. Here's a sneak peak at our new tags...