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

studio update: Cashmerino 20 Pre-Order & Stitch Markers!

 

It's been a rather slow start to 2015 here at the new Sweet Fiber Studio. However, I am happy to announce that things are becoming more functional and efficient with each passing day as I find new systems and set ups that work in our new space. There are still a few boxes left to unpack in between test dyes and reshuffling, but it's exciting to feel like I am finally getting somewhere with all of this. It has been surprisingly challenging to move from a small but familiar and efficiently set up space to a much larger one with nothing in it. The potential this new space holds for growth and productivity has definitely kept me focused through all of the craziness that comes with moving your home and your work at the same time. While I work out the kinks, I've been putting together an exciting line-up of new kits, pre-order and clubs for the coming months. But more on that later!

The online shop has officially re-opened today with stitch markers and a Cashmerino 20 pre-order. I've had a lot of requests for the neon jelly stitch markers I sell at shows and am excited to announce they are now available online! Each rubber ring is smooth and flexible, making it easy to slip along with your knitting. In addition, I've set up the first pre-order of the year. Cashmerino 20 is a super soft merino (70%), cashmere (20%), nylon (10%) blend and is perfect for socks, shawls, lightweight tops and anything else you'd like to wrap yourself in. It's available for pre-order in all of our 45+ colourways (while quantities last). Pre-orders will ship in approximately 4 weeks from the date of order.