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

Wintry Set - Super Sweet Sock

 

This limited edition set is ready to ship! Please place your order soon to help us make the December 8th Canada Post shipping deadline for a holiday arrival (Canada / USA). 

This Wintry Set features three new special edition colourways inspired by the coming season. You will receive 3 skeins of our Super Sweet Sock yarn, one of each special edition colourway listed below. If you'd like to add some extra gifts to your box, be sure to check out our current selection of Gifts & Notions. And if this gift is for someone else, please leave their name in the notes section as I will be including a card with each package.

1 x Frost - A subtle blend of grey, blue and aqua.

1 x Midnight Spruce - A deep blend of dark teal and charcoal grey.

1 x Sugar Plum - A rich blend of reds, purples and blues, with a dash of grey.

Each skein is unique and may vary slightly from those pictured due to the hand dyed process and how each batch blends together. Colourways will not be available individually at this time and we will not be receiving more of our Super Sweet Sock yarn until next year.

Super Sweet Sock

Tried and true, this made to last sock yarn is one of our favourites! Made with a blend of superwash merino and nylon this sock yarn will keep up with the wear and tear of everyday life.

80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon

379m / 415y per 115g      

32-28sts per 4"on 2-2.5mm / 0-1.5 US

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!

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.


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