August 21, 2020

Join the Dark Romantic MKAL

  • Purple and green yarn next to a note with the words Dark Romantic.

Join Fiber Coven for a gloriously gothic inspired MKAL. We will be knitting together during the month of September so you should have the perfect accessory ready with plenty of time for October festivities. Find out more about Fiber Coven here!

Inspired by all things Romantic (that’s with a capital “R”), this lacy shawl is the perfect accessory for curling up by candlelight for some dark spooky reading. Or perhaps you’d rather be in the story, roaming some misty and quite possibly haunted moors, either way this shawl is a dramatic piece to drape yourself in. Pick two colors to bring together to add to the dramatic gothic architecture inspired lace. This shawl is an ode to this era of exploring emotions that lead us to supernatural works of fiction that continue to light our imaginations aflame.

Clue Release Dates
Clue 1 – September 1st
Clue 2 – September 8th
Clue 3 – September 15th
Clue 4 – September 22nd

Full pattern will be released in a single PDF on October 1st, 2020. It will be available to non Fiber Coven members at this date.

Dark Romantic Pattern
The pattern is Emily’s Ravelry store for $100. The totally bananas price is how we are keeping it Fiber Coven exclusive. There is a coupon code for Fiber Coven members that makes the pattern only $4. The pattern PDF will be an information packet with all the info listed here, and materials needed until Sept 1st, when the first clue drops. If you are not using Ravelry email [email protected] and we will get you set up with the Info Page and Clues via email. Unfortunately Emily’s Payhip store does not support PDF updates like Ravelry can so the MKAL cannot be purchased through Payhip.

Rules
This is a Fiber Coven exclusive MKAL, please do not share the pattern with friends who are not members of Fiber Coven. The pattern will retail for $7 when it releases on October 1st. It is available to Coven members for $4, the lowest tier of our Fiber Coven Patreon is $3, so people who wish to participate can join the Coven for 1 month and not pay any more than you would for the regular pattern price.

Please use the promotional image featured on the first page of this PDF or a picture of your unknit yarn as the 1st photo on your Ravelry projects for the month of September to preserve the mystery for others.

Dark Romantic Yarn Kits
Yarn Kits from Valkyrie Fibers have sold out but Serendipitous Wool has made up some very special yarn pairings that you can see in a Fiber Coven Post.

Prizes
We have prizes we will draw for from both knitters who complete the project and knitters who join in the MKAL. You may make as many Participation Entries as you like. One FO Entry per person.

Participation Entries – Post your yarn/progress/excitement/whatever on Instagram with #DarkRomanticMKAL

FO Entries – Post your finished shawl in our Fiber Coven Ravelry Group in the FO thread, or email us a photo at [email protected] to be entered in the drawing.

Materials Needed

Yarn:
Fingering Weight in 2 colors
C1: 386 yds / 353 m
C2: 327 yds / 299 m

Sample shown in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in Ruby Red (C1) and Huginn and Muninn (C2)

Needles:
US 6/4 mm 50”/135 cm circular needle

Notions:
Darning needle for weaving in ends

Chat about the MKAL is happening under #darkromanticmkal on Instagram, in our Inner Sanctum Discord Channel, and in our Ravelry Group!

June 11, 2020

Fiber Coven – A Patreon for ‘Yarn Witches’

  • Hands holding a jar of brightly colored yarn balls.

We’re a coven of two yarn witches trying to craft fiber magic. It’s a long distance coven, so we thought we’d open it up to yarn witches across the globe so we can spread our black magics far and wide.

Who Are We?
Emily O’Brien of Kitty With a Cupcake – Knitwear designer, podcast host, generally crafty AF.
Lauren Brien-Wooster of Valkyrie Fibers – Yarn dyer, maker of foods, creative boss witch.

We love collaborating together to make hand-dyed yarn and indie patterns that were born to be together.

Why Fiber Coven?
We’ve both broken into this weird and wonderful little world of fiber and we’d love to share our tips and experience with those who are looking to do the same. This is a space for fans who love our work and want more, aspiring fiber artists and curious yarn alchemists who want to see behind the scenes of what makes an indie fiber business tick.

What can I expect from Fiber Coven?
We will be sharing sneak peaks and behind the scenes content to our Inner Sanctum Patrons about our dyeing and design work. We will also be releasing weekly exclusive blog posts. These blog posts may feature magic such as tutorials, techniques, ideas, bujo layouts, recipes, homesteading tips, business knowledge and whatever other tinctures and potions we come up with! We have a Discord forum for patrons to chat amongst themselves and with us. We also are releasing weekly Office Hours videos where Lauren and Emily chat about their collaborations and projects via video. Exclusive patron only MKALs are coming!

Fiber Coven is committed to giving 10% of our proceeds each month to the cause/charity of our choice, prioritizing marginalized voices.