February 19, 2017

Mother and Daughter Dying Duo

Sue and Chelsea came together to create a line of hand-dyed yarns inspired by popular television shows, movies and more. They started this adventure with their YouTube podcast LegacyKnitz and quickly decided they wanted to be more involved in the loving commuKNITy they found themselves in. It is the mission of Legacy Fiber Artz to spread love through commuKNITy and creativity.

February 16, 2017

Final Update – Part 1

I am dividing up my final update into two parts. The first part will be this Friday, February 17th @ 11am CST. This update will be about half of my remaining inventory and will include MCN Worsted, Uptown Sock, Warehouse Sock, a couple of skeins of Angora Lace, and a new base from John Arbon called Polwarth and Silk. Polwarth and Silk is a 2ply fingering weight yarn that is comprised of 80% Polwarth and 20% Silk. It is 437yds (400m) at 100g and will sell for $28. This base has the rustic feel of the Polwarth sheep and the silk adds this lovely sheen. The springiness and drape play lovely with each other. I have knitted Arabella from Brooklyn Tweed in this and love it 🙂

I’ll just add this at the end, that the last update will be made up of MCN Worsted, Silky DK, MCN Sport, the last half of Polwarth and Silk. This will be announced at a later date!

I also want to thank everyone of you who have supported me and other Indie dyers 🙂 YOU are the reason we get to do what we love! I will be seeing you guys on Rav 😉

February 14, 2017

Art Blanks – Hand Painted Sock Blanks

If you are a sock knitter that enjoys experimenting with color, you will love knitting socks from artfully painted sock blanks. Andre Sue’s art blanks are long, rectangular pieces of knitted fabric that have been carefully painted with professional acid dyes.

The edge of the blank is loose so that you can pull out the stitches and knit directly from the blank. The basic idea is that you get beautiful yet unpredictable colorway in your finished knitted piece. These art blanks are popular for knitting socks but you can also use them to knit gorgeous shawls, mittens or hats.

New designs are added to our Etsy shop every Saturday at 11am Eastern.

February 14, 2017

A giveaway, new colors, and CASHMERE!

With Pointed Sticks Yarn’s most recent shop update featured a new line up of colors, and a new luxury base: Fountain Pen. Fountain pens are the height of luxury when it comes to writing tools. They write smoothly, and are frequently collectors’ items. This fingering base has a similar feel. This plush 3-ply yarn is composed of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% silk and 10% Cashmere, giving it a gorgeous sheen and an unbelievable softness.

To celebrate reaching 1,000 followers on Instagram, I’m giving away a skein of yarn from my shop to one winner! Head over to Instagram to enter before Friday, February 17, 2017.

February 13, 2017

Pitch Cowl

Triangles and parallelograms transform leftover linen yarn into a uniquely constructed shape shifting cowl that keeps the little grey cells engaged while actually being a simple knit. Pitch Cowl harkens to baseball stripes, geometry love, and bias construction, with just a touch of elegance in the top running edging.

The tech edited & test knit pattern includes written directions and a work flow schematic. Check out the You Tube “Pitch Cowl Short Row Triangle Demo” for a demonstration on Triangle 2.

February 9, 2017

Firefly, Princess Bride and Llamicorns!? Oh MY!

That’s right we have all kinds of fun spewing all over the studio!
Join us Friday Feb 10th at 9am PST for a Brand New FireFly fabric that is sure to make you feel all “Shiny”! This is our limited, once monthly bag crack! No obligations, just pick the supplies you like most and then creepily stalk you mail-person. (It’s cool, they like it… I think.)

If Sci-Fi is not your thing- what about Fantasy!? There are a couple of our EXCLUSIVE Princess Bride Project bags still available! These will not last much longer.

And further down the Fantasy path we have the super special Rainbow Knitting Llamicorns. It’s just hard to frown when there are Llamicorns around! They won’t be in the shop long, so make sure you stop by and say “HI!” soon!

February 9, 2017

Treat Yourself to the Sand Layers Shawl Kit

Cashmere yarn makes everything better, and our new Sand Layers Shawl project kit can be made with 2 or more colors from Series 2 of our Master Color Series (shown here in Macbeth, Absinthe & Blonde Ambition).

Each kit is available for a special discount and includes a print copy of the pattern, your choice of yarn colors in Xanadu, our 100% Mongolian Cashmere fingering weight yarn, a BBR project bag, samples of Allure Fiber Wash, and a custom-made stitch marker from Purrfectly Catchy Designs.

Click here to purchase the Sand Layers Shawl Kit.

February 7, 2017

Master Color Series 2: Winter, Begone!

Not sure you can make it through six more weeks of winter? Don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing to knit (or crochet) your way to spring: the Master Color Series 2!

Each set in our Master Color Series contains colors which complement each other, making it easy to choose the perfect color for your next project…because no matter what you pick, they all look great together! We’ve chosen our luxurious 100% Mongolian Cashmere base Xanadu, a light fingering weight which is perfect for stripes, colorwork, or to use all on its own.

This is the time of year when we start to hope for winter’s end — but until spring arrives, the warmth and comfort of a fine cocktail and even better yarn can get us through the long, cold days.

So, this time around we decided to name all 6 colors in this series after cocktails! Shown above (from L-R): Macbeth, Absinthe, Blonde Ambition, Beneath Broken Earth, Maiden’s Blush & Cosmo. Click here to seem them all!

February 7, 2017

Introducing a Yarn Club inspired by The Sound of Music!

My favorite movie growing up was The Sound of Music. Every afternoon after school I would watch it from the beginning until it was time for dinner. So I’ve created a surprise yarn club full of gorgeous yarns inspired by the movie and other little secret goodies!

Every month you can choose the base and how many skeins you want, but the colorway will be a surprise! The colorway may be a semi-solid, variegated, speckled….who knows?! That’s the fun part! I will provide a picture that will inspire my creation so that you kinda get an idea of what you’ll be getting.

You can decide each month if you want to participate based on the month’s theme. You can read more about each base here.

Each kit will contain the following :

1 skein of yarn
A few of my favorite things, all fiber related
Coupons available only to yarn club members
Knit and crochet pattern suggestions

This month’s theme is “The Hills Are Alive”

Kits are available for purchase until February 28, 2017 and will be shipped mid to late March. Shipping is free in the US.

February 6, 2017

Alternating Paths

Whether it’s concrete sidewalks or rustic trails that beckon you outdoors, grab your Alternating Paths sweater and hit the road enjoying fresh air and quality time with your family and friends, both human and furry. Your cheeks may be rosy when you arrive at your destination, but you’ll be warm and toasty, and looking great in your beautiful handknit sweater.

Construction Notes: Completely Seamless! The bottom hem is worked in 2 pieces, allowing customization for a longer back than front or tunic length sweater. Then the body is worked in the round to the under arms. The upper back and chest are worked flat to the shoulders, which are joined using the three needle bind off method. (Alternatively, bound off and seamed.) After the rolled edge is added to the neck, the sleeves are set-in by picking up stitches and worked top down to the cuff.

The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written with the cable repeat charted.