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March 14, 2017

Shop Update & Knit Along Sign Ups

Every year during the month of April we hold a Knit Along on the Elliebelly Group on Ravelry. This year we’re knitting a hat, a cowl, two different weight shawls, socks and even have a category for finishing a sweater you already have on your needles. Although you’re welcome to knit with us no matter what yarn you are using, this year, for the first time in eight years, Elliebelly is reopen and you can find Elliebelly yarn in stock in my shop for all of your projects. There is everything from fingering to bulky weight yarn in the shop. This morning, I’ve added in some of our Cloud Soft Aran, in four different colorways. I hope you’ll take a look and come knit with us!


February 20, 2017

Elliebelly’s New Yarn: Yak Silk DK Weight

We’ve got a new base yarn up in our Etsy Shop this week.

It’s a yarn with exquisite drape. It also holds its shape so that every stitch in a lace pattern is distinct. And, it cables beautifully. This yarn does it all. I’ve enjoyed test knitting with this yarn as much as any base I’ve ever knit with.

Yak Silk DK. 65% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, and 15% Yak. Each skein has 231 yards of lovely, plump yarn.

The special colorways I’ve created for base yarns with Yak fiber all coordinate beautifully. Knit with them separately or together. Knit a hat or some fingerless mitts in a single color or combine two or more for a shawl. This yarn will knit up at a true DK weight and it’s a pleasure to knit with.

November 12, 2016

Elliebelly is Reopening

After many years away from selling yarn, but during which I extensively refined my dyeing techniques, tested out bases, and worked on matching up yarns with just the right patterns for them, Elliebelly will be reopening in January of 2017. I am so grateful to all of the knitters who hung out with me on my Ravelry group during the years when my yarn wasn’t for sale, and I am looking forward to making new knitting friends when I reopen. Elliebelly will always be a very small, hand-dyed by me, whimsical operation that offers luxury yarns in beautiful colorways.

For now, I hope you’ll visit my website and sign up to receive email as we move towards our launch date (personally, I receive way too much email, so I promise to keep it to a minimum and fun). It’s exciting and a little bit frightening. But my motto is still the same: Go Knit Something!

April 30, 2016

Elliebelly Dye Works – Not Just Another Pretty Skein

This is a quick update for everyone who has been nice enough to email and say this miss us! Some of you have noticed changes on the website, as we incorporate the new logo and start changing up the site. While I’ve been away from selling yarn, we’ve been busy knitting samples. When the new site launches, there will be lots of advice on which yarns love which patterns, how the different colorways knit up (which can be a surprise from how they look in the skein), and making decisions about substituting yarns. The opportunity to test knit extensively with our yarn will enhance your experience and the information we can provide to help you get just what you want. We are really looking forward to the launch, but it won’t be for a while yet. Please stay in touch with us on The Elliebelly Blog until then!