OLD PINE | a textured cowl


OLD PINE is a cozy, textured cowl, perfect for pairing two beautiful skeins of hand dyed yarn. The combination of simple stockinette, purl ridges and yarn overs create a stunning, rippled effect. Twisted rib brings the top in for a closer fit while the rippled stitch pattern drapes warmly and comfortably. With endless colour pairings Old Pine is a versatile wardrobe staple for Spring, Autumn and Winter.

If you love Old Pine be sure to check out Riverbank.

One size 
To fit an adult

Finished Measurements 
76cm / 30” around x 38cm / 15” tall

2 skeins of Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK (238m / 260y per 115g skein) 
1 skein for MC, shown in Spirit
1 skein for CC, shown in Woodsmoke

3.5mm / US #4 24” circular needle
4.0mm / US #6 24” circular needle
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

22 sts and 28 rows over 10cm/4” in stockinette stitch. Swatches should be made in the round, using larger needles, and blocked.

darning needle
stitch marker

This pattern is both written and charted.

Fall in Love with Sweater Knitting #88SFKAL

Let’s Get Knitting! 

88 Stitches and Sweet Fiber Yarns have teamed up to host the Fall in Love with Sweater Knitting Knit-A-Long! Want to join us on our quest to knit ourselves the perfect Fall sweater? It’s easy! Sign up in-store or online via the 88 Stitches Ravelry group. Adult sweaters knit with yarn purchased from 88 Stitches or Sweet Fiber Yarns are eligible to join this KAL. 88 Stitches and Sweet Fiber Yarns have put together some fabulous prizes with more on the way soon! Be sure to take note of the start date, deadline, rules and eligibility to make sure you qualify to enter this epic prize draw.


Put a Hashtag on it! #88SFKAL 

Social media connects knitters around the world every day and we’ll be using it to share our KAL progress along the way. Be sure to include the hashtag #88SFKAL on all KAL related posts to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Ravelry Projects. We’ll be able to find, share and link to your pictures when you include #88sfkal in your posts!


Prizes Galore 

We’ve already got lots of prizes lined up for the Wrap-up Party prize draw with more on the way! 88 Stitches is donating 8 skeins of Studio Donegal Soft Donegal in the colour of your choice along with one skein of Turtlepurls Striped Turtle Toes in the limited edition 88 Stitches custom colourway. Sweet Fiber Yarns will be offering 4 skeins of Cashmerino 20 and 4 skeins of Sweet Merino Lite in the colourways of your choice. Tin Can Knits has donated a signed copy of their new book, Road Trip, along with a signed copy of the very popular Pacific Knits. Be sure to the check out the prize thread on the 88 Stitches’ Ravlery forum for more prizes as they’re announced!


Cast-on Party

 The cast-on party begins on Thursday, September 25 2014! Please join us at 88 Stitches from 7-9pm for an evening of sweater planning, plotting, swatching and casting on for our fall sweaters. Attendees will receive 20% off their yarn purchase for their chosen sweater this evening only. Can’t be there in person? Join us on the 88 Stitches Ravelry forum to chat, discuss patterns & share pictures!


Wrap-up Party 

The wrap-up party will be held at 88 Stitches on Thursday, November 27 2014 from 7-9pm. Bring along your finished sweater projects for show and tell and enjoy some tasty treats. We’ll be holding a random prize draw for participants who completed the knit-along! For those of your who are participating online via our Ravelry group, be sure to provide photo evidence and project specifics in the forum by 7pm pst on Thursday, November 27 to be eligible for the prize draw!


Rules & Eligibility 
You must officially enter the sweater challenge in person at the shop or by entering and participating via our 88 Stitches forum on Ravelry. Please provide us with the specifics of your sweater project when you register. 
You may cast on or after September 25 2014, but not before. 
You are not required to attend our cast-on party to participate. However, this event must be attended in person to receive the one-night-only 20% off yarn discount. The discount cannot be applied to previously made purchases. 
The prize draw entry deadline is the evening of Thursday, November 27 2014. If you are unable to attend our wrap up party, or are participating online via our Ravelry group, be sure to provide photo evidence and project specifics in the forum by 7pm pst on Thursday, November 27. Late entries will not be accepted. 
You may enter this KAL using your stashed yarn, provided that yarn was originally purchased from either 88 Stitches or from Sweet Fiber Yarns (proof of purchase may be required). Your sweater pattern does not need to be purchased from the shop and can be as easy or as complicated as you wish it to be. Your sweater must be an adult cardigan or adult pullover with sleeves. Three-quarter length or full-length sleeves are acceptable. The sweater can be for you or for an adult loved one. You may complete more than one sweater during the time of this challenge. 
88 Stitches staff members are welcome to participate for the fun and challenge, but are exempt from prizes. Rules & eligibility are not binding and may change at anytime.

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


9 months of knitting by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel

ISLAND by Jane Richmond