July 14, 2021

New Colors!

  • Twisted skeins of brown yarn in various shades.

July is turning into a busy month for Liverpool Yarns: we’ve just received boxes of skeins of our new colors and have been working hard to get them all on the website. Our soft, 100% Shetland yarn is available in a range of subtle natural greys and browns as well as vibrant and soft hues. The worsted-spun fingering-weight is perfect for sweaters and shawls (think colorwork and texture), and new designs and samples are on the needles in our workroom.

Visit our website to see all our yarns, kits and yarn packs; sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on fiber shows and the latest news; and stay cool! Thank you for supporting small, independent craft businesses.

July 13, 2021

Celebrate with Yarn Over New York

Ten mini-skeins of greyed-out mystery yarn. Decorations for Christmas, Halloween, Chanukah and New Year's Eve.

What makes Yarn Over New York Holiday Adventures countdown sets so special? Choices, choices, choices! 4 Holidays, 3 Yarn Bases, 2 Dye Techniques, and lots of ways to customize.
You deserve to celebrate your holidays, just the way you want. With yarn. This year we are offering 2 sets for Halloween, 2 for Chanukah, 2 for Christmas and 1 super fantastic set for New Year’s Eve.

Choose your favorite yarn base, (sock, sparkle or DK), skein size (10g or 20g minis), extra treats (candy or not), wrapping options (individually wrapped or not) and, of course, an optional coordinating full-size, limited-edition colorway. Come take a look to learn more and see all your options! We also offer an option for split payments for those who want to spread out the cost.

Two New Shawl Kit Releases!

  • A yellow and lilac shawl on a dress form.

July is turning into a busy month here in Alta, Wyoming, but it’s never too busy for knitting!

I have two new shawl kits up on the website and they’re both on sale through the 14th.

The first is Susanne Visch’s lovely Strawberry Finch Shawl. This is an elegant, top down triangular shaped shawl which also happens to be a one skein wonder. Sophia is WayfaringYarns superkid silk lace weight yarn. The mohair is called superkid because it is the fiber from the first shearing of the mohair goat. Incredibly soft and delicate! This yarn is absolutely perfect for this delicate lace shawl. The kit is on sale for $30 and is available in four colors.

The second new shawl kit is the Lilacs and Marigolds shawl. The pattern is by Helaina of Chic and Regal Knits. It’s a lovely crescent shaped shaw with a beautiful slip stitch design that’s easy enough for beginners and interesting enough for more advanced knitters. This shawl kit is also on sale and comes in four contracting color sets. The finished shawl will transition perfectly from sommer to fall.

Dark Academic Yarn Count Down

Instead of our usual 24 Mini + 1 skein advent we are switching it up (mostly because I don’t know what to do with minis anymore)!

Dark Academia Yarn Count Down is a 5-skein box: 1 Skein per week of the month of December and 1 Skein because Yes.⁠
Each color will be inspired by the Dark Academic Aesthetic because I have no chill left.⁠

What comes with the Count Down?
5 100g skeins inspired by the ✨Aesthetic✨ of Dark Academia
A shawl design using the four weekly colors designed by Samantha Guerin Designs

Bases:
Aeron 85% SW BFL | 15% Donegal Neps | Fingering Weight | 100g | 435 yds
OR
Selkie 85% NONSuperwash Merino | 15% Silk | Fingering Weight | 100g | 490 yds

Round 1 of preorders ends July 10
Round 2 of preorders starts August 1, 11am ET

July 4, 2021

Tour de Fleece special: BOGO 30% off on all roving!

  • Gray roving.

As cyclists speed around France, wool lovers are spinning their own wheels along with them during the Tour de Fleece 2021!

The Tour de Fleece is a way to motivate/challenge/excuse yourself to spin as much yarn as possible from June 26 – July 18. We are well stocked on roving to keep your wheel (or spindle) turning during the whole tour. To keep the fiber flowing, we’re offering a special Tour de Fleece special: Buy one get one 30% off on all rovings! Just enter code SPINIT at checkout.

Our rovings are:
-100% Jacob wool roving
– Ultisol, a blend of Red Huacaya Alpaca & Zwartbles sheep wool
-100% Coopworth wool roving
– Cirrus, a pencil roving made from a blend of Jacob wool and Shetland wool

Like all of our products, our rovings are made from undyed, naturally colored fibers. Each one has a unique look and feel that relates directly to the fauna that grew the fiber.

Learn more about each roving in our online shop! And remember to enter “SPINIT” at checkout for BOGO 30% off! Offer ends on July 18.

July 2, 2021

Tea Time Mystery Club

  • A teacup with pink flowers.

Tea Time Mystery Club will be inspired by beautiful antique to modern day cups/mugs. This is a “no strings attached” club, so it’s a month-to-month preorder, not a subscription.
Each month, we will pick a tea cup/mug and dye the yarn to match the cup. There are a few extras of May Tea Time (pictured above) on our sock base.

Please send us a picture of your favorite tea cup/mug or coffee mug and the cup that is chosen for that month receives a FREE skein of that color to match their special mug!!! Send it to [email protected]

Bases Available:
Fingering Stuff – 100% Superwash Merino Wool – 438 yard/100g
Silky Sock – 75% Superwash Merino Wool 25% Mulberry Silk – 438 yards /100g
Sport Stuff – 100% Supwash Merino Wool – 352 yards/100g

2021 Advents are here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The first day of July can only mean one thing here at Forbidden Fiber Co – our Advent calendars go up for preorder! We work at these year-round to make sure it is the most fun box you open all year long.

Our 2021 Advent theme is Random Acts of Kindness. We feel that there can never be enough kindness in the world, and we want to do our part to spread it throughout our community. So accompanying each colorway (and each extra), will be a simple act of kindness that you can do for a friend, or even a stranger!

That said, we like to do our Advents a little differently. Instead of an Advent box with 24 (or 25) mini skeins of yarn, we like to shake it up a bit! First and foremost, we work with a knit and crochet designer to bring you an exclusive MKAL/MCAL pattern to go along with your yarn. It’s a little bit different each year, but this year is truly outstanding! We’re focusing on several smaller projects instead of one big wrap or shawl. The knitting patterns are designed by Afifa Knits, and the crochet patterns are designed by Katie Clark Crochet.

Our Advent Calendar this year features 25 wrapped gifts – 18 of them will contain a 25g skein of our Fortitude DK yarn (Superwash Merino), as well as a piece of this year’s MKAL/MCAL pattern. The other seven (7) packages are what we call “rest days,” where you have a chance to catch up on your project if you’ve fallen behind. December is a busy month and we want to make sure there’s no stress involved in this Mystery-along! Each “rest day” package will have a fun little extra for you to enjoy along with your stitching – some are knit/crochet related, and some are just fun! Most of them are handmade by our team at the FFC studio, and all of them are bigger and better than ever this year!

I truly think that this will be our best Advent Calendar yet. So preorder yours and join in the fun!

July 1, 2021

Big Independence Day sale this weekend!

  • A gradient of purple yarn.

Hi!

If you have been curious about trying out my yarns and fibers, but want to spend as little money as possible on your first buy (don’t we all 😉 ), I might have the solution for you:

This weekend (Friday July 2nd to Sunday July 4th) there will be a big Independence Day Sale!

All you need to do is shop on my website and you’ll automatically receive these discounts on checkout:
orders over $100 will get 20% off
orders over $50 will get 15% off
all other orders will get 10% off

In case you don’t know me yet:
Hi, I’m Nat and I create spinning fibers and yarn from the raw fleece.
This means I buy raw fleeces that I then wash, pick, card, dye and spin for you.
My loyal mascot and canine supervisor Fiberdog Hestia is the inspiration for the company name and is there for all the steps of my creation process (and quite often appears on my social media). Unfortunately this also means that I do not recommend buying from me if you are allergic to dogs.

Shipping in the U.S. is free, as always.

However, if you are outside the U.S. and would like to order, please contact me through email, so we can figure out how to make that possible for you.

I hope to see you on my website soon and as always: enjoy your crafts!

Pearls That Twirl

  • A copper swirl with a pearl on a cake of turquoise yarn.

With the start of summer, I got to thinking about unique ways to celebrate the season. My Twirl design was retired several years ago when the Penannular debuted, but I’ve decided to bring it back in shining silver and bronze with one simple, classic, and elegant accoutrement — the freshwater pearl! If you are a newer member of my community, you might not be familiar with just how this unusual shape works to style your shawls. If that’s the case, I have just the blog post for you. In the spirit of my alliteration-loving nature, it’s entitled Give A Twirl A Whirl. 💙

Next, we have a new addition to my Charmed Celtic collection! I chose the Triquetra to expand this crowd-favorite line because of its many meanings, giving each member of our community an opportunity to connect with its infinite design in their own way. Two of my favorite interpretations are that the endless curves represent infinite love or an uninterrupted life, often given as a gift with best wishes for longevity.