Mini Skeins | Shop Preview

 
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Super Sweet Sock mini skeins are here! Each mini skein set comes with enough to make an average pair of socks or small accessory, and features a total of 410 meters (450 yards) of fingering weight. Each skein is long enough to fit on your yarn swift, and each comes with ties to ensure they won't tangle!

I have created four beautiful palettes that pair perfectly together, should you wish to use more than one. ROMANCE has complex purples, the perfect red and a bright pop of pink. SOFT CITRUS (used here) mixes some of my current favourite colourways - pinks that shift to gold, bright spices, and a mossy green. WEST COAST is inspired by my beautiful home - soft turquoises, smoky browns, and the greenest green. And FARMHOUSE is a subtle collection of true greys and warm grey-browns, so dreamy!

Super Sweet Sock Mini Skein

82 meters / 90 yards per 25 gram skein

28-32sts over 4" on a 2-2.5mm needle

80% superwash merino 20% nylon

 ROMANCE | Luna, Sweet Pea, Hippolyta, Ina's Red, Crush

ROMANCE | Luna, Sweet Pea, Hippolyta, Ina's Red, Crush

 SOFT CITRUS | Rose Gold, Tea Rose, Spiced Pumpkin, Spanish Coin, Moss

SOFT CITRUS | Rose Gold, Tea Rose, Spiced Pumpkin, Spanish Coin, Moss

 WEST COAST | Shipwreck, Sea Glass, Temperate, Tea Leaves, Woodsmoke

WEST COAST | Shipwreck, Sea Glass, Temperate, Tea Leaves, Woodsmoke

  FARMHOUSE | Bruin, Driftwood, Paper Birch, Smoke, Sketchbook

 FARMHOUSE | Bruin, Driftwood, Paper Birch, Smoke, Sketchbook

Cashmerino 20 | Shop Preview

 

I've put together a small preview of some of the colourways I have dyed for an upcoming shop update. For the last week or so I have been working with the wonderful Cashmerino 20, a fingering weight blend of merino, cashmere and nylon (70%/20%/10%). It is incredibly soft with an exquisite hand and I know you will love working with it as much as I do. It is the perfect choice for summer shawls, light weight sweaters, and baby garments. It also makes for luxurious socks, if you'd like to spoil your toes a little. 

For most of the year I have been filling dyed to orders, so it was nice to have the chance to play around with colour palettes and a few colourways I don't dye very often. Pink frost is a special colourway from this year's Coloured Greys club and is making its first outside appearance in this update. Tea rose, silver leaf, and sweet pea are also past club colourways that aren't often dyed on our Cashmerino 20. Smoky lilac fits right in there too, it's not a club colourway but a rare one that I don't dye often. I find myself drawn to these light coloured greys lately, they all look so pleasing together! Below I've included a few photographs of palettes and colour combinations I came up with while photographing the colourways for this coming update. You can also follow along on Instagram, where I share snapshots and stories of my work in between dye batches. 

This shop update will occur early this week. Advance notice of the date and time have been sent out to our mailing list subscribers. 

 see below

see below

 shipwreck, mystery, smoke, tea leaves, bruin

shipwreck, mystery, smoke, tea leaves, bruin

group picture above, top to bottom, column 1: sweet pea, smoky lilac, pink frost, paper birch, driftwood, smoke, bruin, column 2: tea leaves, sea glass, shipwreck, silver leaf, worn denim, denim, sapphire, column 3: early spring, rose gold, tea rose, spiced pumpkin, spanish coin, moss, temperate

 paper birch, pink frost, smoky lilac, worn denim, silver leaf, driftwood

paper birch, pink frost, smoky lilac, worn denim, silver leaf, driftwood

 spiced pumpkin, tea rose, moss

spiced pumpkin, tea rose, moss

 paper birch, smoke, sketchbook, charcoal

paper birch, smoke, sketchbook, charcoal

 early spring, rose gold, spiced pumpkin, spanish coin, moss, temperate, sea glass, sapphire

early spring, rose gold, spiced pumpkin, spanish coin, moss, temperate, sea glass, sapphire

 vintage lace, pink frost, tea rose

vintage lace, pink frost, tea rose

 spiced pumpkin, shipwreck, vintage lace

spiced pumpkin, shipwreck, vintage lace

 bruin, tea leaves, shipwreck

bruin, tea leaves, shipwreck

 temperate

temperate

 sapphire

sapphire

 mystery

mystery

 sweet pea, smoky lilac, paper birch

sweet pea, smoky lilac, paper birch

 shipwreck, silver leaf, paper birch

shipwreck, silver leaf, paper birch

 early spring, rose gold, spiced pumpkin, spanish coin

early spring, rose gold, spiced pumpkin, spanish coin

 denim, worn denim, paper birch

denim, worn denim, paper birch

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.

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!

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.

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!

New kits: Gideon shawl + worsted weight trios

Gideon by Melissa Schaschwary

A soothing triangle shawl, with minimal, yet effective texture which demonstrates that sometimes less is more. This beautiful shawl combines two of our favourite worsted weight yarns, Cashmerino Worsted and Merino Twist Worsted. Melissa Schaschwary combines the rustic Bruin and the gorgeous Ever Grey for her version of this stunning shawl. 

[ Instagram giveaway, win a free kit! ]

I've put together several yarn kit combinations that I think capture the beauty of the original design, they can all be found right here in the shop.

 


 

worsted weight trios: 3 skeins, 3 ways

Our worsted weight trios are bundles of three skeins in three different colourways, perfect for a group of single skein accessories or colourwork combos. Trios are currently available in both our Cashmerino Worsted and Merino Twist Worsted bases. Each base has five different colour combinations up for grabs, including the mystery + sequoia + marshland combination that was used for three of our hats designs in the Sweet Fiber Accessories e-book. 

 Dockside

Dockside

 York

York

 Brae

Brae

Due to stock shortage, there are a limited amount of each yarn kit available. As with all yarn kits, your order will be dyed and shipped in approximately 3-4 weeks from order date.

Cashmere Pre-Orders - November 2014

 Spirit - Cashmere DK

Spirit - Cashmere DK

 Bruin - Cashmere Aran

Bruin - Cashmere Aran

 Mystery - Cashmere Lace

Mystery - Cashmere Lace



I'm excited to announce a new round of Cashmere pre-orders! This weekend you'll be able to order Sweet Fiber Cashmere LACE, Cashmere DK, Cashmere ARAN and Heirloom in any of our 45+ colourways. A limited amount of each base yarn is available and will be marked as sold out once no more stock remains. This is our last pre-order event until the New Year.

Cashmere pre-orders opened today, November 1st 2014, at 10am pacific / 1pm eastern. To be notified about pre-orders in advance, be sure to join our mailing list. Orders will ship on or before December 6th 2014. If you would like your order sent as a gift to a special someone this holiday season, please send us an email after it has been placed and special arrangements can be made.


The Knitter's Frolic 2013

Last Saturday Sweet Fiber Yarns attended the 15th annual Knitter's Frolic in Toronto, put on by the Downtown Knit Collective. We can't thank the organizers and the customers enough for such a fun, fibre filled day! It was our first time as a vendor at the show and we really enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many knitters and vendors from the Toronto area (and beyond!).

Below is a list of what we had on display that day.

 

Y A R N S

Avery Lace - 50% Merino, 50% Silk (lace)

Avery Sport – 50% Merino, 50% Silk (sport)

Cashmerino Sock - 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon (fingering)

Silk Cashmere Lace - 55% Silk, 45% Cashmere (lace/light fingering)

Super Sweet Sock - 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon (fingering)

S H O W   S A M P L E S

Clapotis by Kate Gilbert (free) – shown in Avery Sport, Hippolyta

Rae by Jane Richmond - shown in Cashmerino Sock, Moss

Rivercat Sock by Brenda Patipa (free) – shown in Cashmerino Sock, Spanish Coin

Sweet Fiber Yarns can be found in Toronto year round at The Purple Purl and EweKnit.

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.

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!

 

New Semi Solid Colours

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s p a n i s h   c o i n

 

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s a p p h i r e

 

a m e t h y s t

 

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