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August 13, 2020

Gothic Mermaids and Yarn Giveaways

  • Purple and teal variegated yarn.

Hello my crafty friends!

This month’s collection is inspired by the legends and lore of the Sirens or Mermaids. They appear in a plethora of cultures worldwide — legends often tell of mermaids singing to sailors, enchanting them, and luring them to their death.

I had fun experimenting with color on different bases and chose a handful that I really loved. And so the Gothic Mermaid Collection was born! It is available on the majority of my yarn bases including my new non-Superwash fingering weight yarn. My collections usually sell out fast so be sure to stop by my online shop to snag yourself something lovely before they are all gone.

Congrats to Anna Kollár in Hungary! She won this month’s yarn giveaway — a delicious skein of my Poseidon Super Bulky Pencil Roving in the colorway “Rosewood.” I kettle dye these in small batches. Many have sold out but I am getting another shipment in this week so I am dusting off my stock pots for the next batch!

If you would like to enter my monthly yarn giveaway, be sure to follow me on Instagram @maelstromfiberarts! You can also follow me on YouTube for more information.

Stay safe and crafty!
Jennifer – Maelstrom Fiber Arts

Yarns For Big, Squishy Knits!

  • A chunky cowl in green, blue and pink speckled bulky yarn.

I know, I know. Its only July. It’s about this time every year that my mind starts wandering into images of cool weather with such a chill that makes me happily reach for a bit of knitted comfort. So I am thrilled to announce that my Poseidon Super-Bulky single-ply yarn has been born!

This base is kettle dyed in small batches so no two skeins are alike. The feedback on this yarn has been so positive that I had to make a pattern for it. My Anemone Cowl is now available FREE for a limited time both on my website and on Ravelry. It is the perfect companion to this giant skein of luxurious, squishy yarn! If you want a super fun, quick knit with just a little bling – this pattern is for you!

I incorporated both the Channel Islands Cast On and Bind Off for this cowl and the results are stunning. The overall texture of this cowl is meant to show off the beauty of variegated yarns. You are of course free to use whichever super bulky yarn tickles your fancy, but I would love it if you would tag me on Instagram @maelstromfiberarts when you post pictures of your project!

You can download the pattern for free through the end of July at maelstromfiberarts.com and on Ravelry. Happy Knitting!

Jennifer – Maelstrom Fiber Arts

Vivid, Saturated Color!

  • Green, aqua and purple speckled yarn with the words Maelstrom Fiber Arts Barefoot in the Grass.

I love color. I mean, I REALLY LOVE color. A lot. As a small-batch indie dyer, I get my inspiration from the world around me. This summer, my little patio garden where I like to relax in the morning with my coffee is an explosion of blooms. This wonderful place is where I got the inspiration for my latest preorder colorways! “Barefoot in the Grass,” “Bourbon & Lime” and “Luminous” are the latest beauties to come out of my dye pots. Once ordered, they will be ready to ship in around two weeks.

We are also doing a first-time-EVER special October Mystery Gift Box! I have been planning this forever and ever and it has finally materialized! Although I can’t spill ALL the tea, I can tell you that it is a spooky-themed mystery weaving project with a bit of knitting incorporated into it (you must be able to knit in the round to complete the project according to the pattern.) It is super fun to do and will make a STUNNING wall decoration for that big Halloween party!

The kit includes yarn, pattern, accessories, loom frames and extra goodies. Once you open the box you are all ready to go — the only things you will need are your knitting needles, hooks and scissors. It makes a wonderfully unique and fun gift! There are a limited number of kits being produced this year so don’t miss out! The order deadline is September 15, 2020, and boxes start shipping on October 1!

HAPPY HALLOWEAVE!