Dye Studio News | April 2019

 
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Hey there!

It’s been awhile, but the snow has finally melted and we have fast forwarded into what feels like an early summer here in southwest BC. I am currently planning a very productive year of dyeing and looking to increase the number of dyed to order events offered in 2019. There are a few changes I will be making, but most will be staying the same.

I will not be vending at Knit City this year and will miss seeing many of you there. I have spent the majority of the last seven summers preparing for my booth at the show and a change is greatly needed. I am hopeful that this decision will give me more time to pursue other projects, as well as give me more flexibility when it comes to shop updates and dyed to order events. Sweet Fiber Yarns has been and always will be an artistic pursuit for me, and I believe that the best way to grow as an artist is to give yourself the space and time to do so.

I have increased the estimated wait time for dyed to order yarns from 4 weeks to 4-6 weeks to help with efficiency and availability. My goal is to get more yarn to more people more often. I never take on more than I can dye in the given time frame, so once dyed to order items are listed as “sold out” I will not be able to add more until the next event. I am one person dyeing, drying, twisting, tagging and shipping each order and while this may seem limiting, I truly believe it is what makes my yarns special.

The first Dyed to Order Event of 2019 will take place a few days from now (be sure to sign up for the newsletter to be notified when!) This round will feature three base yarns, Super Sweet Sock ($28 CAD), Sweet Merino Lite ($28 CAD) and the highly coveted Cashmerino Worsted ($35 CAD). There will also be a limited number of Daydreamer Yarn Kits available for dyed to order as well. A preview of the colourways that will be available can be found in the Dyed to Order section of the shop. I have chosen some of the most popular Sweet Fiber colourways and will be offering extra large lots of Rose Gold and Tea Leaves this time around. Please note that the photograph represents each colourway on one base yarn (listed in the notes) and colourways will vary slightly from those pictured due to the hand dyed process and various yarns. Sweet Merino Lite is a single ply merino and tends to absorb the dye more intensely than other base yarns. Super Sweet Sock is a very soft and strong blend of merino and nylon, perfect for socks and garments! Cashmerino Worsted is a very popular yarn and often the hardest one for me to stock. It consists of an incredibly soft blend of Cashmere, Merino and Nylon.

To place a dyed to order, please select the colourway, and then select the particular base yarn you would like it dyed on from the drop down menu. The drop down menu will not appear until stock had been added to the shop. Items will also be marked as “sold out” until this time. I hope this helps answer any questions you have about the new dyed to order set up!

As always, the best way to be notified when new things are added to the shop is to sign up for the newsletter.

Thank you for reading & happy knitting!

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

Vintage Holiday colourway set 2017

 
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This limited edition set is ready to ship! Our Canada Post shipping deadline for holiday arrival (Canada / USA) is December 8th. 

Our Vintage Holiday Colourway Set for 2017 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 would like to add some extra gifts to your order, be sure to check out our current selection of Gifts & Notions

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1 x Merry & Bright - A rich blend of red and pink.

1 x Wonderland - A magical blend of pink, purple, teal and blue, with a dash of grey.

1 x Tinsel Tree - A subtle blend of light grey, soft pink and mint.

Each skein is unique and may vary slightly from those pictured due to the hand dyed process and how each batch blends together. Colourways are not available individually at this time and stock is limited.


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 skein

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


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.

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!

Sweet Fiber Classes & Events at 88 Stitches!

I'm so excited to be back at 88 Stitches for another season of Sweet Fiber classes and special events. The ladies at the shop have informed me many of the classes are almost full, so be sure to stop by soon to sign up if you'd like to join me! Events are free to attend, no registration required. For more information, please visit 88stitches.com.


Sweet Fiber Trunk Show

Thursday, October 22 – 7-9pm

Melissa Thomson of Sweet Fiber Yarns will be joining 88 Stitches this evening with a trunk show of her new designs and best selling favourites. Here’s your chance to see her gorgeous designs in person and try them on.


Sweet Fiber Cashmere Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, November 21 – 10am-5pm

Join us at 88 Stitches this Saturday for a selection of Sweet Fiber’s most coveted cashmere yarns. It’s the perfect time to pick out something special for yourself! Melissa will be bringing a selection of cashmere yarns that will available in-store for one day only. Sorry, no phone orders or holds will be accepted.


Blocking Your Finished Knits

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 8 students

Sunday, November 29 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Blocking is an essential step in finishing your hand knits, helping to even out your stitches, soften your wool and adjust the shape or fit of a project. We’ll go over the basics of blocking natural fibres, including how to wet block and steam block your knits in this two hour hands on course. Bring along some swatches, a newly finished small project or a well loved accessory and we’ll block it together in class! Skill Level: Beginner (we won’t be knitting in this class, but you’ll need a few of your own projects or swatches knit up in natural fibres to practice blocking with)


Intro to Cabling: Greystone Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, October 25 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Learn to knit cables in the round with confidence! This two and a half hour class will get you started on your cabled hat, covering the basics of cable knitting and how to read both written and charted cable instructions. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, and have knit a plain hat before)


Jason’s Tweed Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

two classes, maximum 6 students

Sundays, November 22 & 29 – 9:00 to 11:30am

With almost 1000 projects knit on Ravelry, Jason’s Tweed Hat will surely be a favourite among the men (and women) in your life! In this two part class we’ll cover gauge, sizing, knitting in the round and finishing. By the end, you’ll have a cozy new hat to keep for yourself or to pass on to a loved one. Skill Level: All levels welcome (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off)


Salt Spray Cowl

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, October 18 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Salt Spray is a cozy, quick knit cowl that features a simple lace pattern reminiscent of waves and sails. Easily completed in a few days, Salt Spray makes for a great gift or last minute accessory! In this class we will learn how to knit lace in the round, read lace charts, and go over how to properly block your finished cowl. Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round, cast off)


 Semi Circle Worsted Weight Shawl

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

two classes, maximum 5 students

Sundays, October 18 & 25 – 9:00 to 11:30am

Learn to knit a semi-circle shawl with your favourite worsted weight yarn in this two part class. First, we master the shape of the semi circle shawl with increases, next we add new colours and play with easy lace for a cool, rippled effect. We’ll also go over how to read lace charts! Skill Level: Beginner (can knit, purl, cast-on and cast-off, experience with increases and decreases recommended but not required)


 Twisted Stitches: Thurlow Hat

Instructor: Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Yarns

one class, maximum 6 students

Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 to 3:30pm

Usually we want to avoid twisting stitches in our knitting, but this two and a half hour class will help you master twisting stitches on purpose. I’ll get you on your way to creating a beautiful, twisted stitch hat! Skill level: Intermediate (can cast on, knit in the round)


Class Policies for 88 Stitches Yarn Shop

Classes fill up quickly, please register early to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration is required for all classes and registration is on a first come, first serve basis, no exceptions. Payment for classes must be received at time of registration in order to secure a seat in the class and must be paid in full at that time. We do not accept deposits or partial payments for classes. Method of payment for all classes is either cash or a cheque made out to the Instructor. Please note that we do not accept debit or credit card payments for class fees, only for class supplies. Call or email us at the shop for more information about our classes and class fees - the88stitches@shaw.ca

You will be issued a full refund if your class is cancelled due to insufficient registration. If you need to cancel a class you must advise the shop a minimum of 14 days prior to the first day of the class in order to receive a full refund.  If we are given less than 14 days notice, we will only issue a refund if we are able to fill your spot in the class. No refunds are issued for no-shows or last-minute cancellations. Unfortunately, no make-up classes are available.

Please obtain a supply list prior to each class and read it completely to see what supplies are needed. A 10% discount will be applied for all class supplies purchased at 88 Stitches.

 

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!

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.


Sweet Fiber Accessories E-book Launch!


SWEET FIBER ACCESSORIES 

Set along the banks of the Fraser River in historic Fort Langley, this collection captures the spirit of the West Coast in seven cool weather knits. Twisting cables, deep ribs, traveling lace and textured stitches bring your favourite worsted weight hand dyes to life as cozy cowls, warm toques and an asymmetrical lace shawl. 

All of the patterns include both written and charted instruction. The entire e-book is available for purchase on Ravelry, as well as individual pattern downloads for those of you who just want a few. Be sure to join us in our Ravelry Group to discuss which patterns you plan to make and to share pictures of your FOs when you're done!


THE YARNS 

The entire collection has been designed with our two favourite worsted weight yarns! Our Merino Twist Worsted consists of 100% superwash merino and our Cashmerino Worsted is created with an extra special blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon. Both have 180 meters / 200 yards per 115 gram skein and are entirely interchangeable with one another. We've updated our online shop to coincide with the release of the new e-book. If you don't see your favourite colourway available, don't worry - we're already busy dyeing more! Be sure to join our mailing list to stay informed when new stock is added to the shop.


THE PATTERNS

Click the pictures below for more information about each pattern.

BEDFORD COWL

BEDFORD COWL

BRIDGEWAY

BRIDGEWAY

YORK

YORK

MAVIS

MAVIS

ENDSLEIGH

ENDSLEIGH

ENDSLEIGH

ENDSLEIGH

BRAE

BRAE

DOCKSIDE

DOCKSIDE

DESIGNS, PHOTOGRAPHY & LAYOUT | Melissa Thomson

STYLING | Melissa Thomson & Rachel Wiens

MODEL | Rachel Wiens

LOCATION | Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Copyright © 2014 Melissa Thomson 

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.

Designed with Sweet Fiber: August 2014

I'm excited to announce that two stunning designs have been published in two separate magazines using Sweet Fiber Yarns this month! Both designs use our much loved Merino Twist DK, which we will have in stock again shortly. (I'm currently working on integrating our online shop directly into our website for a seamless experience, it should be up and running soon!) 


Pompom Magazine: Autumn 2014

Seyella by Sarah Heys

Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK in Teal


Enchanted Knits: 2014

Rumplestiltskin's Wrap by Moira Engel

Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK in Spanish Coin

CORMO

 We're excited to announce that a new, limited edition yarn will be available soon in our online shop! The exact day and time of the update has been sent out to those on our emailing list

CORMO is a warm, lofty fingering weight wool that is both bouncy and incredibly soft. Dyed in small batches, we have perfected several of our favourite Sweet Fiber colourways on this new base. This is a limited edition yarn that may or may not be offered again this year.

Pictured below is our almost-white grey "Winter." More CORMO colourways can be seen here

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Our Cormo yarns are purchased from family-owned farms in the US and hand dyed here in our Canadian studio. 

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