April 4, 2017

Popular colorways restocked!

This week’s shop update features popular colorways that will be making a return. I’ve also got some adorable stitch markers and project keepers still in stock! If you missed out, it’s very likely that your favorite was snatched up by an early bird. But you don’t have to miss out next time! Sign up for my newsletter here. Subscribers get 24 hour early access every week!

Did you sign up for Fibre Share? There are only a few weeks left til packages need to go out! If you’re looking for the perfect last minute addition to round out your package, I’m accepting the Fibre Share coupon! Use it to get 15% off your entire order.

Peace + love, my knittahs!
Melanie

April 3, 2017

Getting Ready for a Yarn Season

At Galiana Creations we have been busy getting goodies ready for our 2017 shows.

Steel City Fiber Festival in Allentown, PA, is next weekend, April 8th and 9th. There is a chartered bus round trip from the city. If you’re interested, feel free to check out the Festival’s website. It’s a day trip and the bus will depart from right outside Penn station.

At Steel City we will premiering our Yummy Minis. Set of six skeins in gorgeous colors. Each skein is over 90 yards! Just imagine all you can create with 540 yards of Yummy goodness.

Also we are offering for the first time YAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our new Silky Yak is approximately 522 yards of silk, yak and Merino wool blended to create a luxurious yarn.

Speckles are back! Fun yarn full of color and of course GRADIENTS!!! Lots of gradients, project bags plus many other surprises. I can’t wait!

Hope to see you there.
~Gaby

March 31, 2017

Two New Yarns from Dragonfly Fibers

Dragonfly Fibers recently released two beautiful new yarns that are perfect for warm-weather knitting.

Dharma is our gorgeous new light fingering weight. It’s 50% yak and 50% silk, so you can imagine how this will feel on your needles and against your skin. Dharma a generous 480 yards per skein. You can find it on our website here.

Selkie Sport is a soft and supple combination of 70% BFL and 30% Mulberry Silk. 340 yards per skein, so you can work up an accessory with one skein! Selkie Sport is available on our website here.

If you’re coming to Maryland Sheep and Wool, you can see both of these yarns and lots more in our booth (Outside Lower Corral) on May 6th and 7th!

March 31, 2017

Wind Song

Introducing Wind Song, a deceptively easy to knit lace shawl that is perfect for spring and summer.

Wind Song begins with an intuitive lace body that lends itself to relaxing knitting with friends. A simple garter stitch and lace section then leads to an applied border. Which means very few stitches to bind off, and who doesn’t love that?!

I’ve included alternative instructions for skeins of yarn with less than 440 yards such as Marigoldjen’s Stellina Sock.

This is a charted pattern, and I’ve included a magnification of the chart repeats for your convenience. If you haven’t knitted from charts before, this a great pattern to start with. The charts are simple and very easy to follow.

Kits for Wind Song are available from Marigoldjen’s Etsy shop. They are packaged in a lovely organza bag and include a 50% coupon for the pattern. She has several color options to choose from including the ones shown here on the pattern page.

OUTLANDER

We are teaming up with indie dyer Forbidden Woolery to raise tribute to one of our FAVORITE new shows!

Jamie in the Highlands… a.k.a. Outlander…

I have designed an exclusive fabric inspired by this awesome show and it will be on sale in all of our current styles for preorder tomorrow at 9 a.m. PST.

Don’t miss out — this will only be on sale for 4 days, at which point the preorders will close and we will be sewing and dying and enjoying ourselves with JAIME overload. Until they ship at the beginning of May.

March 30, 2017

Introducing Quill – a merino/silk single-ply base for spring!

I’m so excited to announce my newest base, Quill! This single-ply fingering weight yarn is 70% superwash merino and 30% silk, making it perfect for shawls or garments. It’s one of the softest yarns I’ve ever felt, and takes color vibrantly. At 438 yards per 100 grams, it is currently available in the With Pointed Sticks Yarn shop in variegated colorways as well as semi-solid/tonal colorways to coordinate in beautiful shawls!

March 30, 2017

Yarn Club? Tea Club? Both? YarniTea!

It’s that time again, Sign-ups are open for the April edition of the YarniTea! club from Third Vault Yarns. Yes, I know the name is a little unimaginative but actually the name is a play on words inspired by the Unity game engine and I hope symbolises the perfect combination of Yarn and Tea or, if tea isn’t your tipple, coffee.

In true Third Vault style we have a geeky theme every month, and for April it’s all about Pacific Rim. Remember those big monsters and the man-powered robots duking it out over the sea. Some Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and pretty good soundtrack. What’s not to love!

For your delectation we will have themed yarn, themed tea (there is a non Jaeger, but geeky coffee option) and a wonderful themed crochet pattern by Rachy Newin. so what are you waiting for sign up here.

March 29, 2017

Happy Spring from Knit Style Yarns!

I am excited about my first post to the Indie Untangled Marketplace!

I started Knit Style Yarns last fall, and I happy to say that my little business has had a lot of success! I hope to expand the further when I retire in June. In the meantime, I’m setting up the dye pots each Saturday to bring you beautiful hand-dyed stylish yarns.

You can also see my yarns (and other knitting fun) showcased on my weekly podcast, Knit Style, on You Tube.

Knit Style Yarns has regular updates every Wednesday!

The next update will be Wednesday March 29th at 8 pm ET.

Happy knitting!

March 28, 2017

Have you found YOUR fade?

Have you found your fade yet? Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits wrote the Find Your Fade Shawl pattern for this stunning and popular wrap and I’ve curated some beautiful kits for you to knit up your very own shawl! Purchase your kit and knit away, knowing that the grouping of colors will turn into a stunning work of art.

Each kit comes with four 100 gram skeins of glorious colors that shift and blend together on your choice of base. The best part of this is that you won’t have tons of extra yarn left over! I’ve created a warm, cool, and speckled kit. Kit does not include the pattern.

This is a pre-order and I’ve only got 10 spots open so make sure you get yours now! These will only be available until March 31st and I will ship the kits out mid to late April.

I’ve also got some adorable progress keepers that I just added to the shop!