Who is Frida Fuchs?

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FRIDA FUCHS is a new yarn brand from Berlin. Two young and creative sisters foundered Frida Fuchs. They have grown up doing knitting and painting in Berlin.
Jana, the older of the two, currently lives in Switzerland and this is where she dyes her yarns. Her surroundings have definitely influenced her and ensures that the yarn has its own flair. She commutes between Zurich and Berlin. Two such beautiful cities have been the inspiration for much of the colour choices at Frida Fuchs. When she is not chasing after her young daughter, she looks dreamily at the world around her, always in search of great colours inspirations.
Julia manages the distribution from Berlin and is the creative mind behind the great names chosen for the colours. Julia recently started her studies as a remedial teacher and has used her love for knitting during her training to crochet toys for the kids. Wool is one of her favourite materials which explains why she is always knitting when not engaged in other activities.

Celebration Sale

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Alrighty folks, we’ve got a lot to celebrate and we want to share it with you. First and foremost, Squoosh has turned eight and that is so exciting! Plus, we’re moving and couldn’t be happier than that. And it’s almost summer! Warm weather ahead. Yes!

To celebrate, the entire shop is on sale through the beginning of June. Find great deals on hand-dyed fibers, yarns, rolags, batts and handspun. Even more, to help lighten the load for the movers, all Made to Orders are 10% off until the 28th. It’s the perfect time to nab that color you’ve always wanted but never got your hands on. But don’t delay, quantities are limited.

Solar Flare Circular Shawl

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A sudden flash of brightness observed over the Sun’s surface, Solar Flare Circular Shawl electrifies your knitting with twisted flame stitches and sun-shaping lace. Add optional beading for even greater solar energy releasing bursts of color as they sparkle in the sun.

Construction: This non-pi circular shawl is knit in the round until the flame tops which are worked flat individually.

Fully written and fully charted, the intermediate level tech edited pattern also includes three how-to videos.

Parisian Links: des liens étroits

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It’s so easy to be inspired by Paris. Over the years I’ve been taken in by the city’s landmarks, the architecture, and the ever-present sense of style.

In particular, I’ve formed a mental image of how the Seine River links the landmarks, and thought that would be the perfect theme for my newest project.

This design is for a top-down, heart-shaped, oversized bandana/shawl. The top and bottom sections are knit in lace patterns that evoke the architectural similarities of the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Pyramids. The middle area is a section of lace stitching representing the Seine River and its bridges (with beads interspersed in the borders).  

The beads include 3-4mm, 3-sided sterling silver beads and 8mm translucent cathedral crystal beads with gold and blue/green highlights.

In addition, I’ve inserted a narrow transition area, in a third stitch pattern (in the first color, Emerald, bordered with the second color, Emerald Blue).


The yarn is a luxury Malabrigo Lace Baby Merino, and the pattern requires one 50g skein of Emerald and one 50g skein of Emerald Blue. The architectural elements and transition will be knit in Emerald and the river and bridges in Emerald Blue.

Check out my blog and find this shawl and other accessories in my Etsy shop.

Baby Camel and Silk fingering

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I’ve been working with rare breed yarns this year, and the baby camel and silk fingering (50/50) is one of my favorites — the natural café au lait color adds a richness and depth to the yarn colors that I really like, and the silky drape and luxe hand is wonderful. I’ve put several listings up in my Etsy shop of either single skeins or 2 or 3 skein groups of coordinating colors. Come by and take a look!

Our Summer Yarn Club is open!

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We are an artisan hand-dyed yarn studio in the countryside in south west Ireland, County Cork. Our Summer 2015 Club is now open! Check out the links and info below…

For this club we will hand paint three variegated skeins on 4-ply fingering yarn — 75% Superwash Merino & 25% Nylon. You will receive one skein per month for June, July and August. Our club is open to all countries and postage is included in the price.

Click here for more info…

Chauntecleer Cowl pattern release

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This cowl uses two colors and an eyelet stitch pattern. Worked in the round on circular needles in a worsted weight yarn, this cowl can have a variety of looks based upon the colors selected — do you want to emphasize the contrast of colors or have them blend more together? Pattern includes both written directions as well as a chart for the body pattern (which is also written out).

To celebrate the release of the pattern, use coupon code Pertelote to save 20% through Monday, May 18 (end of day U.S. Central time) on Ravelry.

Gypsy!

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This week you’ll find five new colorways in my Gypsy Sock label, one of our most popular fingering weight yarns, debuting in the Cedar Hill Farm Company online shop. New colorways include: Wicked Watermelon, Little Fish, Iris, Gumdrop, and Cherry Blossom.

Gypsy is a 100% superwash Australian merino 2-ply that is great for socks, but also makes for an amazing heavy weight lace yarn. My favorite go-to lace scarves and shawls are knit in this super squishy merino. Australian merino is known for its incredible softness, but this superwash also has an elasticity that just won’t quit, which means that once it’s blocked, you don’t have to worry about stretching and sagging. Light as a feather and perfect for summer classics, you’re going to love the yarn you’re with if your yarn is Gypsy!