September 2, 2017

Speckle and Pop Westknits Kits from Asylum Fibers

Asylum Fibers has created three colorful kits for Speckle and Pop, Stephen West’s Mystery Knit Along, due for cast-on September 29th. This mystery shawl calls for a speckled fade of three colors along with five mini “pop” skeins. If you’ve never done a Westknits MKAL, why not start this year? It’s so fun to participate with other knitters around the world and see how all the color combos work up into his inventive designs through the magical powers of social media and Ravelry. Kits are available starting Sunday, September 3rd at 10am EDT.

September 1, 2017

Fall into Halloween

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year in the Hudson Valley and I am happy to announce that the Fall into Halloween Collection launched today on the website. This collection includes some old seasonal colors as well as a bunch of new colors. And there is a large variety of colors that range from speckled to fall-inspired tonal colors. All of the colors are in stock, ready to ship, and are also available on a variety of yarn bases. A few colors are even OOAK, which means they are one of a kind and usually dyed in small quantities.

August 30, 2017

Spruce Lane Designs new shawl pattern “Switch” in Magpie Fibers

“Switch” is thus named for a number of reasons: the alternating stitch patterns that “switch” between the body of the shawl and the border; the “switching” between the right side and wrong side of the fabric as the shawl is reversible; and lastly, the ability to “switch” to different yarn weights. Which would you choose? A semi-solid in Solstice or perhaps a highly variegated in sock? The possibilities are endless!

Instructions are included for lengthening or shortening the shawl, depending upon your preference. Knit one up in one of Magpie Fiber’s luscious bases and you’re guaranteed to have a shawl that is perfect for a cool, summer’s evening and snuggly enough for a cold, winter’s day!

August 29, 2017

Introducing Wraparoche

Have you got the brioche bug yet? Wraparoche is an easy and very satisfying introduction to two-colour brioche. You can make it with two skeins of whatever you have on hand – as long as each skein is about 100g and about the same weight. The sample uses Wolff & Schafe Romulus (a really lovely, squishy Merino worsted!), but the pattern also includes instructions for fingering or sport weight, and a worksheet to figure out your numbers for any other gauge.

The pattern includes notes on how two-colour brioche is worked and how to read the instructions, plus photo tutorials on the special cast-on and cast-off techniques used.

August 29, 2017

Stitch Up Mitts Knit-A-Long

Need a quick weekend project or started looking to start your knitted Christmas gifts? Why not join in the #stitchupmittsKAL in Instagram?

The Stitch Up Mitts pattern can be found as a free download on Ravelry here. They come in child and adult sizes and are knitted in the round with any DK weight Yarn. Finish a pair before September 20, 2017 and post a photo of the finished gloves on instagram tagged with #stitchupmittsKAL and #mymamaknits for a chance to win a prize pack which will include at least 200g of my hand dyed yarns. Two additional entries can be gained by 1. using my yarn in your project and 2. posting the project on Ravelry, linked to the Ravelry pattern page.

August 26, 2017

Husband’s Pick Quarterly Yarn Club

Hello all!!!

I am the new kid here and so excited to be joining all of the amazing dyers already a part of Indie Untangled! I wanted to share just a quick first post about a special yarn club that I will be offering quarterly. My husband recently decided he wanted to contribute a little to my business. So he has put together a mood board based on a movie. It’s part color inspiration for me and part puzzle for you. Can you figure out what movie this mood board is from?

I will only have listings available in the shop for a couple more days and this colorway will be exclusive and never repeated. So don’t hesitate, otherwise be on the lookout in October for the next one!

August 24, 2017

Limited Edition Project Bags by the Oak Grove Quilter

It’s the six month anniversary of Asylum Fibers! To celebrate this little milestone, the Oak Grove Quilter (who happens to be my brilliant mother) made some fabulous limited edition project bags. These high-quality bags are the perfect size for a wide variety of projects. I even fit a short-sleeved sweater in mine!

Description:

– The outer fabric is a blood splatter print by Robert Kaufman and the interior and zipper are red.
– The stand-out feature of this bag is the metal bar encased along the edge of the zipper, which holds the bag open when unzipped so it acts as a yarn bowl.
– There is one inner pocket measuring 6″ x 3″, bearing the Asylum Fibers Logo.
– Overall dimensions are 9″ long x 4″ wide x 6″ tall.
– The interfacing used between the outer fabric and the lining give this bag a real sturdiness that’s hard to find in similar products.

Seneca Siren… Now available on Ravelry

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that my newest pattern, Seneca Siren, is now available to download on Ravelry. Seneca Siren is knit in a worsted weight yarn, with easy to remember pattern repeats, so its perfect summer knitting. There is one set of the original colors of yarn that is currently available in the Etsy shop and once that is gone I will put up a listing for pre orders for anyone else that might be interested. Each color uses around 50g of yarn so its also a great knit if you want to go stash diving.