Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Socks Review: Lucky 13 Fibers

Are you feeling lucky?



We rolled the dice and won big with Lucky 13 Fibers! Chicago-based dyer Jim Furr specializes in beautiful speckled colorways using streaking and splatters of color which we’re featuring on the Fingering Weight SW Merino/Nylon base. Each 100 gram skein contains 463 yards of 75% super wash merino and 25% nylon yarn for your next brand new pair of speckled socks!

From Left to Right: Red/Grey Speckled, Blue/Grey Speckled, Purple/Grey Speckled, Green/Grey Speckled, Forest/Grey Speckled


We're joined by Ruth Brasch of Everyday Yarnworks, who designed Call Me Ishmael this month! This footie sock is knit toe-up and features a nautically-inspired lace pattern inspired by whale tails!

Total Value of this Box: $23
Lucky 13 Fibers Fingering Weight (custom base, not available in store): approx. $18
Knit Pattern: $5

Your Cost: $19.95


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Friday, August 25, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Braided Beauties

Fall is just around the corner! Nothing pairs with changing leaves and a chill in the air like cozy knits, and braided patterns add charm. Here are some comfy patterns to get you autumn ready:




Braided Infinity Scarf by Carrie M. Chambers






Braided Cable Mug Cosy by Anna Simmonds







Double Layered Braided Cowl by CrochetDreamz







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Friday, August 18, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Cutie Fruity

Summer's not over yet! For this week's free pattern Friday, here's a roundup of fresh, fruity patterns that will make you feel like summer is here all year long:




Fruit Bags Trio by Maria Isabel







Watermelon Wedges Socks by Freshisle Fibers






Pineapple Tea Cosy by Tea and Craft














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Thursday, August 17, 2017

July Classic Review: Neighborhood Fiber Co.

From the Studio to the Street


When it comes to certain dyers, once just isn’t enough! We’re proud to once again feature
Neighborhood Fiber Company, whose soft yarns and amazing range of colors never ceases to catch our eye! Originally inspired by the diverse neighborhoods of Washington, D.C., they continue to offer a range of yarns that reflect the beauty of the urban landscape.


This month features Studio Worsted, a 100% super wash merino, 4-ply worsted weight yarn. We’ve paired each eight ounce skein in one of their gorgeous kettle-dyed colors with a two ounce mini-skein in a coordinating neutral. Each set totals 500 yards, perfect for some cozy accessories.



Top (Bright): Gywnn Oak + Thomas Circle, Canton + Thomas Circle, Washington Circle + Thomas Circle, Truxton Circle + Thomas Circle
Bottom (Muted): Rosemont + Charles Centre, Palisades + Thomas Circle, Lauraville + Charles Centre

Knit designer Annie HaasSabine is a simple yet elegant lace and garter stitch shawl with a matching border using the neutral mini-skein.



Marie Segares created the crochet set In the Neighborhood, which includes a slouchy beanie and keyhole scarf with a 2-color band design.


Total Value of this Box: $65
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted: $55
Knit Pattern: $4
Crochet Pattern: $5

Your cost: $36.95


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Friday, August 11, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: Tea Time

Fancy something cozy for tea time? Here are a few little projects you can put together to spruce up your cuppa. What's your favorite tea time accessory?:




Tea Bags Basket by Knitvana







Tea Cup Lid by Knitvana






Matching Cozy and Coaster by Javocado





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Friday, August 4, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: For the Dogs

We love our furry friends! We also love creating something cozy and fun that we know they'll be excited about (or, we'll admit, for a cute photo op!) Here are four projects for your pooch that'll keep them warm and entertained in style:





Raii's Bed by Jacqueline Cieslak





Dog Woobie Dog Toy by Sara Sach





Multi-Color Dog Sweater by Jenna Wingate (This pattern is part of a free e-book! Follow the instructions on the pattern page to download it.)



Dog Food Bowl Mat by Alexina





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Thursday, August 3, 2017

July Socks Review: Flying Goat Farm

When Goats Fly!


This month's yarn is farm fresh from Frederick County, Maryland where Flying Goat Farm raises a herd of sheep and goats for a wide range of breed-specific yarns and fibers. Wanting to control the entire yarn production process, they began with just a few Angora goats and have now grown to a 25-acre farm with not just goats and sheep but also guinea fowl, chickens, fruit and nut trees, blueberry bushes and raspberry cane!

 

We're featuring Corrie Sock, a blend of 75% superwash Corriedale wool and 25% nylon. Corriedale makes a great all-purpose pair of socks with a soft and flexible hand. You'll have 434 yards in each 100 gram skein dyed up in two-tone blends of super-saturated colors and neutral tones.


Top (Bright): Red Flannel, Rose Garden, Sand and Sea
Bottom (Muted): Wine and Chocolate, Cowboy, Leather

Designer Mone Dräger joins us this month with Oregon Trail, a design inspired by the historic east-west wagon route in the United States, which led through steppes, deserts and across rivers and mountains and connected the Missouri River to the valleys of Oregon. It took bends and curves to avoid any barriers and to make it accessible for large-wheeled wagons. The stitch pattern used for this sock, resembles the difficult trail: with small stripes of ribbing seemingly meandering between knit valleys and purl mountains.


Total Value of this Box: $32.60
Flying Goat Farm Corrie Sock: $28
Knit Pattern: $4.60

Your Cost: $19.95

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