October 6, 2017

Shop Update

Asylum Fibers will be having a shop update Friday, October 6th at 7 p.m. EDT. This will be the last update before the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Kickoff, and will include a variety of bases in both regular and OOAK colorways.

Ahead of the IU Trunk Show coming up on October 20th, I thought you should be the first to know that the Oak Grove Quilter graciously provided me with another batch of project bags, in new limited edition fabrics, which I’ll leave a surprise for now. These will be available first at the IU event, and any leftovers will be posted for sale online the following week. I’ll also be premiering my new JUMBO base called Monstrosity at the event. It’s a 100% Superwash Merino I-cord constructed yarn, which comes in giant, squishy 250 gram skeins, 21 yards each. If you’ve been wondering what to do with those US Size 50 needles, here’s your chance to give them a go!

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.

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.

April 27, 2017

So Faded Kits

If you enjoyed the Find Your Fade Shawl as much as me, you were probably really excited to hear about Andrea Mowry’s new pattern, the So Faded sweater!

I am all about this, and since I’m working on my own So Faded right now, I can say what a great pattern it is. So many options, and as a top-down, seamless knit, it’s easy to try it on as you go and make it fit exactly the way you want. The simplicity of the style is perfect for featuring hand-dyed yarns, so I’m working on some killer fade kits.

Right now, the pictured kit is available for pre-order, expected to ship on or before May 16th. I also plan to work up a whole bunch of OOAK kits. I’m using two different base options, Funny Farm, a super soft Merino/Cashmere/nylon yarn, and Twisted, a plump, 2-ply sock yarn. Expect to see these start popping up in shop the week of May 12th.

April 16, 2017

Joji Locatelli Mystery Wrap Kits

Joji Locatelli is doing a Mystery Knit Along, available for sign-up on April 18th. It’s been four years since her last one, so I’m especially excited for this. The MKAL is going to be a five-color wrap. With her guidance, I’ve put together the two kits pictured above, which will be available to order between April 18th and April 25th.

I’m only dyeing a limited number of these kits, and they will be just perfect for what Joji’s got up her sleeve. You’ll receive them in the mail in time for the first clue on May 12th, and I’ll even wind them for you if you’d like. Each kit is comprised of five full skeins of my Madhouse fingering yarn, which is 100% Superwash Merino wool. I’ll be making one myself, and I can’t wait to see all our wraps taking shape!

Also new in shop are spring mini sets. Take a look, and embrace your crazy!

February 23, 2017

Grand Opening of Asylum Fibers

Has anyone ever told you you’re crazy? Not just in general, but when it comes to your “unhealthy” obsession with yarn? Well, we as crafters are far from ordinary, and I say, “Embrace your crazy!”

I’m thrilled to announce the grand opening of Asylum Fibers. At 10pm EST on Friday, February 24th, I hope you can join me to celebrate, either by shopping or through the sorcery known as Facebook Live.

Asylum Fibers offers small batch, hand dyed yarns, with an emphasis on what I call “Chaos Colorways.” These non-repeatable batches will be included in every store update. I will also be offering regular colorways, including Bad Bad Girl, Holy Exorcism, Hydrotherapy, Metrazol, Moody, Redrum, The Shower Scene, and Voices. You get the idea, right?

Everything in the shop will be at least 25% off for the first month because I’m just so dang jolly about this whole thing.

xoxo Stephanie