Stitches West 2013: Recap

A big thank you is in order to all of the wonderful knitters who took the time to visit the Sweet Fiber booth this year at Stitches West. It was great meeting many of our customers in person, as well as meeting and chatting with many new ones throughout the weekend. Below you will find the list of yarns, samples and books we had at the show, along with links to their Ravelry pages. We may not have taken as many pictures as we would have liked (it was just too darn busy!) but we did manage to sneak in a couple before opening night.

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Y A R N S 

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

Cashmerino Skinny - 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon (lace/light fingering)

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

Cashmerino Worsted - 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon (worsted/aran)

Haven - 50% Merino, 50% Silk (aran)

Heirloom - 70% Silk, 30% Cashmere (fingering)

Merino Twist Worsted - 100% Superwash Merino (worsted)

Silk Cashmere Aran - 55% Silk, 45% Cashmere (aran)

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

Sweet Merino Lite - 100% Superwash Merino (fingering)

S H O W   S A M P L E S

Annis by Susanna IC (free) - shown in Cashmerino Sock, Luna

Autumn Bloom by Melissa Thomson - shown in Silk Cashmere Aran, Spiced Pumpkin

Caramel Slouch by Alexa Ludeman - shown in Cashmerino Worsted, Spiced Pumpkin

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

Courtyard by Melissa Thomson - shown in Merino Twist Worsted, Temperate & Smoke

Golden Pear by Melissa Thomson (free) - shown above in Cashmerino Worsted, various colours

Louise by Aurore (free) - shown in Sweet Merino Lite, Envy

Magpie Cowl by Judy Marples - shown in Sweet Merino Lite, Ina’s Red

Rathtrevor by Jane Richmond from Island - shown above in Cashmerino Worsted, Moss

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

Secret of Change by Veera Valimaki - shown in Heirloom, Envy

Thurlow by Melissa Thomson - shown in Cashmerino Worsted, Spanish Coin

Wellington by Jane Richmond - shown in Cashmerino Worsted, Spirit

Woodstack by Melissa Thomson - shown in Sweet Merino Lite, Denim

Yorkshire Shawl by Judy Marples - shown in Sweet Merino Lite, Tea Leaves

B O O K S

9 months of knitting by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel

ISLAND by Jane Richmond

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.

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.