July 29, 2016

Variegated Love

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For some reason, I never tire of variegated yarn, especially when combined with a nice solid to tone it down. I wanted to show you two designs that are both simple, “beach takers” as I call them. You’ll quickly get the hang of them and can dodge sand and sunscreen as you sit under your umbrella and take breaks to boogie board!

Both require 2 skeins of sock/fingering yarn (any brand is fine.)

Painted Windows is a boomerang shaped shawl and Rainbow Warrior is a top down-crescent shawl.

July 21, 2016

New Limited Edition Colors & Yarn!

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When we announced our new house colors last month, we hinted that more was yet to come. This month, we are pleased to unveil 5 gorgeous new limited edition colorways from MJ yarns which are available on our popular Tibetan Dream sock yarn base, as well as an exciting option we’re calling Big Bijou Bliss.

Big Bijou Bliss (or BBB for short) is a worsted-weight version of our well-loved Bijou Bliss sport weight yarn, and both are a soft and springy blend of 50% Tibetan yak and 50% Cormo wool. Each skein has 160 yards, which is perfect for lots of small projects such as hats, fingerless gloves and more.

BBB is a limited run yarn base, which means that once it’s gone, it’s really, truly gone! We think that these gorgeous variegated colors are the perfect way to get ready for fall (it’ll be here before you know it).

You can find all 5 limited edition colors on both of these luxurious bases at bijoubasinranch.com while supplies last!

Christmas in July Sale!

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Our Christmas in July Sale this year is pretty awesome! The more you spend, the more you save!

We have ALL of our most expensive fabrics on sale now until Sunday at midnight! It’s the perfect time to grab on of our special themed supplies at a major discount! Don’t Miss out, the sale starts NOW!

Grab a gift for your special people, or… hoard them for yourself!

July 17, 2016

Great White

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It seems that it’s been decades since I’ve gone SCUBA diving. Oh wait. It nearly has been! Well, simply because I haven’t been in the sea for a long time doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped thinking about it, or designing sea-themed knits like this crescent shawl, Great White. Even if being in the ocean when there’s a shark in the water nearby doesn’t make your heart sing, you can still knit up this lovely crescent scarf and be close to a shark… but not too close.

July 14, 2016

Fibre East and Lambton Panes Pre-orders

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Summer show season has begun in England in earnest, and Third Vault Yarns is joining in the fun.

Our first show is Fibre East, taking place on the 30th and 31st of July at Redbourne community college in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. We’ll be in the Romney tent on grandstanding with a fantastic selection of yarn including our newest base, Gytha Worsted, a squishy buttery soft SW Falkland Merino offering. Just to make things extra special we’ve been collaborating with Kate Bostwick of Cowtown Knits to create some wonderful new kits.

The fantastic shawl you see here is Lambton Panes, our first collaboration, designed by Kate using a custom Cowtown colourway along with a solid. It has gone through several iterations in the design stage, but has morphed into the beautiful shawl you see above. Whilst the kits will be officially launched at Fibre East, you can still get your hands on one. I’ve come up with a range of different gradient colourways which can be paired with the new selection of solids all ready to be Pre-ordered ahead of Fibre East. If you’ll be attending the show you can pre-order your kit now ready to collect at our stand, to make sure that you don’t miss out, as there will be a limited number at the show. Otherwise all pre-ordered kits will be posted on the 5th of August. So what are you waiting for? Get yours now!

July 14, 2016

Knitcola – ‘Skeins to dye for’

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Knitcola – ‘Skeins to dye for’ is a husband and wife team based in Ashburton, New Zealand!

We offer a range of New Zealand hand-dyed 4ply Merino Superwash yarn dyed by me, Nicola, in a collection of 6 semi-solid colours, and our sock yarn (75% NZ Merino/25% Nylon) is randomly dyed with 8 colours to choose from.

Our patterns, also designed here in New Zealand, complement our yarn range. This spring, we are featuring two new luxury hand-dyed yarns of a 4ply weight, decadent blends of Yak & Silk and 100% New Zealand Alpaca.

The official Swiss Wulle Festival shawl by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne – plus the dress!

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Last years official Swiss Wulle Festival shawl was a big success… this year, we again offer a shawl kit for a beautiful and exclusive new design by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne, knit in Silky Swiss Gorgousness by Siidegarte — the “October Rendez-vous”!

The kit comes in three different colour combinations, made of the finest hand-dyed Swiss silk-mix yarn, and can be pre-ordered now until this Saturday to be shipped immediately beginning next week.

But there is more…
…this year, in accordance with the motto “Handmade Wardrobe,” we also have an exclusive dress to go with it, especially designed to be worn with Nadia’s shawl and colour-coordinated with the hand-dyed yarn!

“Karlotta” is a wonderfully versatile, figure-enhancing, princess-style dress, and is available in three lovely colours. Stefanie from So! Pattern has designed this amazing dress and will also do a Sew-Along, the beautiful japanese cotton fabric comes from Karlotta Pink!

Shawl Kits for Your Big Shawl for Fall

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Fish Belly Fiber Works is happy to offer shawl kits, perfect for your colorwork projects, and especially suited for Katie Degroff’s MKAL, A Big Shawl for Fall (available on Ravelry, first clue will be released 7/24). Some kits are available now and additional kits will be added to the shop on Sunday, July 17 at 7 p.m. EDT. Custom requests are always welcome as well!

July 12, 2016

Fun Summer Knitting with Sweet Gradient Kits

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Don’t you love to watch the colors work through your project? While I’m enjoying the color I’m currently using, I’m always looking forward to starting the next color… do you organize all your colors at the beginning of the project? Or do you decide which color is next as your project takes shape? Check out some fun color kits – just enough to easily carry on your next trip to the beach or anywhere. Pop, color and even a little sparkle keep it all fun Kits come with 5 Fingering Weight mini skeins. Each mini skein is 87 yards for a total of 435 Yards total of yummy 75% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina.

July 8, 2016

Like a siren call…

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Shop update today brings more new tempting colour your way! I’ve a new deep sea teal Islington DK (Siren Call), blood red Beyul lace (Sangre) and 2 new colours in Wesminster — Blue Jean and Sage.

Tons up updated colours in all weights today as well as Fibre East is quickly approaching at the end of July and I’ve been dyeing up a storm in preparation, developing new hues and restocking old favs.

Above is a smattering of what is available and now in shop!