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

 Alizarin

Alizarin

 Rose Gold *new*

Rose Gold *new*

 Sequoia

Sequoia

 Ochre

Ochre

 Woodsmoke

Woodsmoke

 Olive Branch *new*

Olive Branch *new*

 Tea Leaves

Tea Leaves

 Temperate

Temperate

 Spirit

Spirit

 Lagoon *new*

Lagoon *new*

 Sea Glass

Sea Glass

 Shipwreck

Shipwreck

 Ever Grey

Ever Grey

 Charcoal

Charcoal

 Smoke

Smoke

 Paper Birch

Paper Birch

 Luna

Luna

 Lady *new*

Lady *new*

 Nocturnelle

Nocturnelle

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.

Coming Up: Knitter's Frolic 2013

We're really excited to be attending our first Knitter's Frolic this year! In a couple of days we'll flying to Toronto with our bags packed full of the yarn we've been busy dyeing this past month. I know winter may be lingering a tad longer than many would like in Toronto this year, so we're bringing along sock yarns and silk blends to get you started on your spring and summer knits! Speaking of spring, our friend Marilyn at 88 Stitches knit this beautiful Rae by Jane Richmond with one skein of our Cashmernio Sock in Moss. Simply constructed and cleverly shaped this scarf is one of those perfect accessories that can be worn all year long. We'll have it at the Frolic this year for you to see and try on.

 

15th Annual Knitter's Frolic - 2013

Market Place: Saturday April 27th 9am-4:30pm

Where: The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Address: 6 Garamond Court, Toronto

Find us: booth #21

Hope to see you there!

Stitches West 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With little over two weeks left before market preview night we're getting very excited here at Sweet Fiber Yarns! We finished packing the last few boxes of yarn today and put together a little preview of what you will find at our booth.

At Stitches West 2013 we will be debuting a new (favourite) colourway of ours, Temperate! Temperate captures the luscious greens and subtle browns of the rainforest coast we call home. We'll have a limited amount available at the show on many of our favourite bases.

Also at the show you can expect to find a great selection of our Yarn Candy stitch markers in both big and small sizes. Each sets comes with a tiny glass bottle to store them in as pictured above.

Check back next week when we'll announce the release of several new designs (by some of our favourite local designers) that will be available exclusively at our Stitches West booth (#1041 & 1043)! The market floor map can be found here.

Silk Cashmere Worsted - new !

In preparation for the coming fall we'll be dyeing our popular Silk Cashmere blend in a new worsted weight. A few skeins are currently available in the Sweet Fiber Shop and more are on the way shortly.

Also in the works are several new designs that feature this luscious yarn (due out by late Octoberish). For now, here's a beauty shot of our Silk Cashmere Worsted in the new and perfectly winter colourway, Snow Drift.

Perfect for hats, cowls, mitts and other small luxuries.

55 % Silk 45 % Cashmere

50 grams/ 1.75 oz

123 meters / 135 yards

20sts/4" 4mm/6us

 

 

New Semi Solid Colours

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Six new semi solid jewel tones made an appearance in The Sweet Fiber Shop for the first time today. These rich jewels are created by layering two or more colours that blend together for stunning  results. They're shown above on skeins of Sweet Merino Lite.

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

Coming Spring 2011: Silk Merino Lace

shown in shipwreck

50% Silk 50% Merino

700 meters / 766 yards

100g / 3.5oz

2 ply lace weight

The new Silk Merino Lace is a gorgeous blend of silk and merino with a generous 700 meters per 100 gram skein. Soft, supple and full of sheen it is the perfect start for a new springtime shawl. Coming spring 2011.