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January 20, 2022

SOS Club open for Spring 2022!

Close-up of tiny white flowers in a green field with a sunny, blue sky above. Text reads Inspired by Nature, Sock of the Season, Mystery Sock Club. Logos shown are for BritStitchery and Jilly & Kiddles.

Want to feel the warm sunshine on your face as we journey through a spring meadow (figuratively, that is)? Join us for our third year of the SOS Club! Jilly & Kiddles is collaborating with knitwear designer Traci of BritStitchery to bring our beloved mystery yarn club with a special “social” twist. The Spring installment ships on Feb 25th, so be sure to sign up now and enjoy this fun mystery club, full of individually-wrapped yarn, sock pattern, and goodies curated just for each season. This club is preorders only, and preorders will be open until January 31st.

Spring 2022 is inspired by a Walk in the Meadow! Won’t you join us for this fiber-filled journey? Details about the kit and the Sock of the Season Club can be found in the shop, and as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all. Read all about the SOS Club and sign up for your Spring Club Kit today.

THE CLUB KIT INCLUDES:
One 100-gram skein of Jilly & Kiddles Fancy Sock base in an EXCLUSIVE club colorway, inspired by the Season
One hardcopy of a brand new EXCLUSIVE sock pattern by BritStitchery, also inspired by the Season
Ravelry Download Code for the pattern
TWO Themed surprise treats (We love to share products from our favorite makers or hand make something special ourselves)
Attendance to our Virtual Makers Social the week after kits ship

January 20, 2022

Winter Break Collection

  • Five skeins of yarn laying on a chevron shawl with moody lighting. The skeins of yarn are mauve, an off cream, gold, tan with speckles and deep berry.
  • Two mauve skeins of yarn resting on open books.
  • Two creamy grey skeins of yarn resting on open books.
  • Two skeins of warm gold yarn resting on open books.
  • Two tan with blue green and grey speckles skeins of yarn resting on open books.
  • Two deep berry skeins of yarn resting on open books.

Over the month of December we shared the five colors of the Dark Academic Yarn Countdown and now in January we are releasing them as our Winter Break Collection.

A warm and moody collection capturing the deep tones of mahogany office tucked behind stacks of books in the library on a dark winter day, the only illumination from the cackling fire warming your outstretched legs as you rest another leather bound book down.

Colors from left to right: Ana Carem – Sonder – Raxeira – Numinous – Yugen
Shawl: Aftersome by Samantha Guerin Designs

January 20, 2022

Limited Edition Summer Series

  • Skeins in multi green toned yarn, a sea and mountain view and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES PRINGLE BAY.
  • A skein in multi green toned yarn and a skein in semi solid faded rose coloured yarn and the words PRINGLE BAY & FADED ROSE.
  • Skeins in shades of purples with green speckles, an exotic flower in the same colours and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES FLOWER WALK.
  • A skein in shades of purples with green speckles and a skein in semi solid pale sage and the words FLOWER WALK & SAGE.
  • Skeins in multi greens, blue and pink yarn, flowers on a branch in similar colours and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES AFTERNOON STROLL.
  • A skein of multi green, blue and pink toned yarn and a skein of semi solid blue yarn yarn the words AFTERNOON STROLL & AIRFORCE.

Welcome to 2022!

It’s summer here in Cape Town so the colour for our January theme of Starting Fresh is green.
After spending the holidays out and about on the Cape coast we’ve created some green inspired colourways for our Limited Edition collection.
Beach time in Pringle Bay and Rooi Els, swimming in St James tidal pool, exploring the coastal dunes and taking gentle afternoon strolls. Each colour has a different feel, just like the places and experiences. And how you choose to use them will make your project unique.

This series is dyed on our Merino DK yarn base, a 100% Merino double knit yarn that knits up like an 8ply. With ~170m / ~190y in 100g it’s ideal for hats, cowls, scarves and shawls. And of course for sweaters too.

Approximate yarn requirements:
Beanie or neckwarmer: 1 skein
Cowl or small shawl: 2-3 skeins
Shawl: 3-5 skeins
All of our variegated yarns pair with our semi-solid colours. Contact us on [email protected] for support or suggestions.

January 18, 2022

Bundles of Joy Week 2: Swimming in the Sea

  • Different images of the sea and the text Bundles of Joy.
  • Two bags with blue tone, a pile of hand-dyed linen and some cotton dyed in blue.
  • Two bags with blue tone, a pile of hand-dyed cotton in rainbow, some cotton dyed in blue.
  • A close up of a gray bag and its pale blue zipper.
  • A blue drawstring bag with teal and pink speckled yarn coming out of it.
  • A close up on a bag made with pale blue, pink and purple cotton.

It’s week 2 of the Bundles of Joy!

Every week of January I will present you with a curated collection of bags that are bundled together to bring you joy!

Week 2: Swimming in the Sea!

I don’t know you, but I always dream of the sea! Being born in Italy, the sea was never too far. Now that I live in Alsace the sea is quite far! So I like to dream it and to bring it to you through my colours!

How does it work? Simple! Choose two items from the page and the least expensive will be 50% off! There is no code: the discount will be automatic in the the cart! The discount will be valid for the whole weekend, but no later than Sunday midnight CET. Let the sun shine!

January 16, 2022

A Woolen Darling Collection is live!

  • An image collage featuring seven mini skeins of yarn fading from deep red to lighter pink to lighter green, a set of frog and lips charms and a princess-inspired project bag.
  • An image collage featuring seven mini skeins of yarn fading from light Tiffany blue to dark blue to bronze. A set of high-heel, pillow, and teacup charms and a Victorian armchair and chandelier project bag.
  • An image collage featuring two skeins of yarn in black and white, a yarn-inspired project bag and a heart and grenade charm set.
  • A collage featuring multiple images of skeins of yarn in black and white and a heart and grenade charm set.
  • Two skeins of yarn twisted together in black and white and black and white yarn side by side.
  • A collage of photos of a striped sweater with red, green, blue, berry and nude colors on the needles.

Celebrate love with these new mini sets! From frog to prince, this is the true love’s kiss mini fade set with seven 20g CASHMERE minis.

The second fade set celebrates the shinier side of Valentine’s Day. 😉 A Tiffany blue fades into a bronzed gold, appropriately named Dripping in Diamonds, on our sparkly lurex or a gold Stellina base exclusive to this mini set. Make your set even more magical by adding on a SamsTinyTrinkets charm set and Aggie’s Bag sock sack to match!

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There is so much chaos to indie-dyed yarn. Sometimes it’s messy, unpredictable — and that makes the art absolutely wonderful. My science background has me experimenting in the dye studio to control that chaos. As a result, I’ve developed a true deep black that won’t terribly bleed and a true stark white that speaks brilliance. Woolenwomenfibers has developed a unique process to produce white wool on a variety of bases! The fiber keeps its integrity while revealing brilliant, shiny white underneath that creamy, natural un-dyed color. The black undergoes four processes of color, underlayed with three hues other than black to prevent saturation of full black dye in order to achieve a deep dark color that won’t bleed like a saturated black will!

They are one-of-a-kind processes I have created in my laboratory of color.

You can find these sets and much more on WoolenWomenFiber.com AND at our trunk show with The Knittincoop in Virginia the week of January 25th! Who’s going?! It’s going to be fantastic!

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Want to see more of my transition from laboratory to dye studio? Check out PhDyer patreon to follow my making journey. The lowest tier at just $3 includes a weekly making update and vlog with 10% off ALL OUR PRODUCTS! top tiers get behind the scenes content, knit nights and monthly yarn commissions. I love to meet new makers and our little group has been growing so much lately! We have become a true fiber family. Join us today! Your support is so greatly appreciated.

January 12, 2022

Introducing: Bundles of Joy, Week 1

  • Three images of sunset and sunrise.
  • Two skeins of yellow yarn and cotton bags in hand-dyed colours.
  • Cotton bags in hand-dyed colours.
  • Three cotton bags in hand-dyed colours with a vase of flowers.

To start the year with the right foot let me introduce you to the Bundles of Joy!

Every week of January I will present you with a curated collection of bags that are bundled together to bring you joy!

Let’s begin this week with the first bundle: The Sun Is Shining!

If, like me, you live in the Northern hemisphere, the days are short and sun is a rare sight! With this bundle I am bringing you a bit of sunshine in your life!

How does it work?
Simple! Choose two items from the page and the least expensive will be 50% off!
There is no code: the discount will be automatic in the the cart!
The discount will be valid for the whole weekend, but no later than Sunday midnight CET.

Let the sun shine!

January 11, 2022

Anzula Lunaris – Sure to put a sparkle in your eye!

  • A skein of sparkly dark red yarn.
  • A skein of sparkly aqua yarn with an Anzula Lunaris paper label.
  • Three skeins of bright green sparkly yarn with Anzula Lunaris paper labels on a black background.
  • A sparkly gray lacework shawl wrapped around a redheaded woman's shoulders going down to her lower back.
  • A brunette woman holding up a blue drop-stitch shawl .
  • A brunette woman in a blue shirt standing in front of a brick wall wearing a geometric gray cowl. She is holding it up to her chin by the top edge and looking to her right.

Lunaris is the perfect yarn to bring some light in your life! This beautiful and soft yarn is a flawless blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Sparkling Stellina. And at 425 yards per 4 ounces, this fingering weight yarn is generous enough for many of your dream projects. It adds that perfect touch of glitz and glam that you’ve been missing. Check out our online shop, or ask for it at your local yarn shop!

January 11, 2022

The JazzaGal

A woman wears a pink skirt and olive green handknit sweater.

Lyrical Knits follows up their Fold in the Cheese hat pattern with a second Schitt’s Creek themed design: A sweater pattern called The JazzaGal. Worked from the top down, it features 3/4 sleeves and a round yoke with a cascading, teardrop lace pattern. Sized to fit anywhere from a 29″-64″ bust, it’s knit with a strand of fingering yarn held together with a strand of laceweight mohair. Not into mohair? It works nicely with a heavy DK/light worsted yarn as well.

The pattern is available on both Ravelry and Payhip at a 30% discount with the code preciouslove through Jan. 17th.

January 11, 2022

Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundles

  • Hot pink, mustard and blue multi coloured yarn with a shawl in those same colors and the words New yarn bundles.
  • Olive, orchid blush and multicolored yarn in greens and purples, with the words Sweet Dreams Shawl yarn bundle, Jelly & Custard, Celadon, Terracotta.
  • Celadon blue, terracotta and multicolored yarn in greens, blues, orange and natural, and the words Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundle, Christmas Candy, Sage, Dusty Rose.
  • Sage and red and multicoloured yarn in greens, reds and natural, and the words Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundle, Holiday Feeling, Olive, Orchid Blush
  • Purple and green and multicolored yarn in different shades of purples and greens, and the words Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundle, Bubbly Bernini, Aubergine, Rainforest.

The Sweet Dreams Shawl by Jane Renton is an excellent advanced beginner or intermediate triangular shawl pattern.
Our Zoom knit-along sessions were recorded so you can get step-by-step support on our Cowgirlblues Youtube Channel.

We’ve created a collection of yarn bundle colourways:

– Original: 9 to 5, Hot Pink & Mustard

– Christmas Candy, Dusty Rose & Sage

– Jelly & Custard, Terracotta & Celadon

– Bubbly Bernini, Aubergine & Rainforest

– Holiday Feeling, Olive & Orchid Blush

– Crazy Cape Point, Hot Pink & Carrot

– Cape Point Flowers, Faded Rose & Plum

– Cape Point Sky, Indigo & Seagrass

– Cape Point Colours, Ruby Grapefruit & Camps Bay

Each yarn bundle contains:
1 x 100g skein Merino Twist
4 x 50g balls of Merino Twist

You will also need:
3.5mm knitting needles

Pattern available on Ravelry.

January 10, 2022

Discover Je Laine Yarns

  • Multiple yarn pictures.
  • Five skeins of brown ombré yarn wrapped in a label with the Je Laine Yarns logo.
  • Colour combinations in Bella yarn.

Je Laine Yarns is a small batch indie-dyed yarn venture. We’re not new to the scene but new to online sales platforms. The pandemic has shifted our in-person-shows-only approach to the development and launch of an online shop.

We carry a wide selection of luxury bases, the most popular being Bella, a luxurious single ply comprised of Merino, Cashmere and silk. It knits up like a dream, has a gorgeous drap and an exquisite shine. Pure DK is another favorite, a DK non-Superwash extrafine Merino that’s incredibly soft and plumpy enough to use as a worsted-weight yarn.

Colours are rich and saturated, our dye techniques are comprehensive and include a multitude of layers, resulting in colourways and knits that are rich and unique.

Head to the website and discover our world.