December 1, 2017

NEW Yarn Bases & Colors

Anyone who know me knows how much I love a good fingering weight yarn. But as the months become colder I look forward to working with a heavier weight yarn. Since I am very picky about the yarn bases that I carry in my shop, it has taken me a while to find the perfect heavier weight yarn bases. I am happy to announce that I finally found them and that they are now available in the shop!

You can now find a variety of DK weight yarns in various blends of Merino, nylon, Cashmere, and sparkle. These new bases are available as single skeins and I even have a few fade kits. For more information about these yarns please visit the Yarn Base section of my website.

Besides adding new bases to the website I have also added a few new colors including Relative Dimension, Three Fates, Celestial Beauty, and some new tonals.

October 30, 2017

Winter Collection

Winter is soon approaching here in the Hudson Valley and on November 1, 2017, the Pandia’s Jewels Winter Collection will launch on the website. This collection will includes a bunch of new winter-inspired colors that range from speckled to blue/green tonal colors. All of the colors will be in stock, ready to ship, and will be available on a variety of yarn bases, including my Snug fingering, Shimmer single-ply fingering, and Delight DK. A few colors are even OOAK, which means they are one of a kind and usually dyed in small quantities.

October 14, 2017

Shop Update- NEW COLORS

I have been very busy the past few weeks dying some new tonal and speckled colors. The website has been updated and all of these colors work well together to create a variety of fades. Colors are currently available on several of my fingering weight bases. Just visit the **New** section of the website to view them all. There are even a few OOAKs sprinkled in there.

September 17, 2017

Voyage Through Time- Outlander inspired Color

The Voyage Through Time Outlander-inspired color sold out very quickly when I had initially posted it.

This time I am offering up the color as a preorder on the website until 8 p.m. Saturday Sept. 23, 2017. The color will be available to order on my Snug or Super Sparkle bases and is scheduled to ship in late October/early November.

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.

July 27, 2017

The Regency Collection- 4th Edition

The Regency Collection is a series of colors inspired by the world of Jane Austen and this edition is completely inspired by Lady Catherine de Bourgh

Colors will be available on two of my yarn bases First you have the option of choosing my Snug Base which is 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon fingering weight; 462 yds/ 100 grams per skein. Or you can pick my Shimmer Base which is is a singly ply fingering yarn that is a blend of 95/5 SW Merino/ Stellina; 400 yards/ 100 grams per skein.

Colors Included in this edition starting from light to dark: A prettyish kind of wilderness, Obstinate, headstrong girl!, Shades of Pemberley, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, & I am most seriously displeased.

A little about these colors: the first three colors are similar in nature and make for a very lovely fade. A prettyish kind of wilderness starts with a white base which progressively gets more gray by the third color which is Shades of Pemberley. All three of these colors are splattered with various shades of blue, green, and purple.

The fourth color in this collection starts with a deep purple base and has splatters of the same colors as seen in the first three colors with a touch of some darker shades of gray and black. And the fifth color in this collection is a lovely purple tonal that ties together all the purples that can be found in each of the other colors. Please keep in mind that there are no dye lots and that color distribution will vary greatly from skein to skein when placing your order.

This is a pre-order that will be available on the website from July 24-August 13, 2017 until 8 p.m. EDT. All orders placed for these colors during this time will ship sometime in November 2017.

July 2, 2017

Highlands Knit Kit

I am pleased to share with you the Highlands Knit Kit, which includes everything you need to make the I Left my Heart in the Highlands Wrap. This is a large warm wrap that is perfect for both winter and spring and can be worn in a variety of ways. Each kit will include the following: 5 skeins of my Aran Tweed yarn — each skein is (85% SW Merino/ 15% NEP; 183 yds/100 g) giving you an approximate total of 915 yds — one shawl pin and a copy of the pattern.

There are two different kits available for preorder:
1. The Highlands: which moves in a gradient from gray to dark green
2. Heather on the Hills: which is various shades of green and pinks.

The pattern is for intermediate to experienced knitters. Must be familiar with the following stitches: cables, YO, increase stitches on both right and wrong sides, decrease stitches on both right and wrong sides and slipping stitches.

I only plan to make a certain amount of each kit and they are currently available for preorder on the Pandia’s Jewels website until July 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. EDT. All kits are scheduled to ship late August/early September 2017.

June 9, 2017

Afternoons at Longbourn

When imagining the colors for the Regency Collection I saw myself walking through the fields just like Lizzy Bennet or spending the afternoons chatting away with Miss Lucas. I wanted a shawl that would almost be like a blanket, something to wrap myself in as I imagined evenings by the window or of long afternoons walking the grounds of Longbourn with the Bennet sisters in tow.

This is a simple triangle shawl with lots of fringe. The stitches used make this shawl reversible while also allowing you to use multiple colors. While this shawl has written instructions it is more of a recipe allowing you to change the size and look of your finished object. And this pattern is now available as a FREE download on Ravelry or on the Pandia’s Jewels Blog.

This shawl was created to utilize the Regency Collection colors inspired by the world of Jane Austen that are currently being offered on my website. These colors are a pre-order and will only be available for purchase from June 3- 18, 2017 until 8 pm EDT. Just use the word Regency in the search bar and all of the colors in the collection will show up. Orders for these particular colors will ship late July- early August.

June 3, 2017

The Regency Collection- 2nd Edition

The Regency Collection are colors inspired by the world of Jane Austen and the 2nd edition colors are based on scandals and secret engagements. This is a pre-order for these particular colors which will be available to purchase on the website from June 3-18 until 8 p.m. EDT. Orders placed for these particular colors will ship late July to early August.

Colors in this collection include:
Lydia has run away! – from Pride and Prejudice
Have you heard about Jane Fairfax & Mr. Churchill? – from Emma
Mr. Ferrars is no longer engaged to Miss Steele – from Sense and Sensibility.

Each Color is dyed on a skein of my Snug Base which is 75/25 SW Merino/nylon fingering weight; 462 yards/100 grams per skein. Each color can be purchased individually. There are no dye lots & these are stock photos so color distribution and saturation will vary greatly from skein to skein.

I have also re-listed the first edition colors on the website for those who would like to purchase them again. All seven colors in this collection look beautiful together and would make a lovely fade.

April 28, 2017

The Regency Collection

Regency Collection kits inspired by Jane Austen’s various characters and novels are now available on the website. There are two types of kits and each one will be available for pre-order until May 14 at 8 p.m. EDT in the Kits section of the website. You also have the option of purchasing each of these new colors individually. Kits and individual skeins will ship in late June 2017.

The kit includes the following Austen-inspired colors:
1. Sarah Stone of Potsley Hall – my personal character if I were in an Austen Novel
2. Miss Bennet’s Muddy Hem – from Pride and Prejudice
3. Miss Woodhouse, Please Advise – from Emma
4. Miss Dashwood and her Sensability – from Sense and Sensibility

All kits include full skeins of my Snug Base which is 75/25 SW Merino/nylon fingering weight; 462 yds/100 grams per skein. That gives you a total of 1,848 yards in the largest kit to make something spectacular. The possibilities are endless for this particular kit and colors as there are so many wonderful pattern coming out that use multiple colors and fades.