September 23, 2020

Join our Knit-a-Long and Advent Calendar!

  • A woman holds a green and white lacy striped shawl.

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

Time has almost run out to sign up for our studio’s first virtual Knit-a-Long! Sign up by September 30th, 2020 to join us in all of the fun! The pattern we will be doing is the beautiful Waiting for Rain shawl by Sylvia McFadden. We are extremely excited to be able to showcase our new base collection with this gorgeous pattern! The Knit-a-Long will be for the one color pattern, but for those that are up for a challenge, the pattern also comes with modifications to add a second color, more lace, and different cast-offs. We will be listing color combinations to choose from for those who want two colors. This knit-a-long will run from November 1st to December 31st. The Knit-a-Long kit comes with two hand dyed skeins of our signature yarn and an exclusive Knit-a-Long stitch marker set for your project!

During the Knit-a-long, we will host a weekly Knit and Sip via Zoom Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST, so that you can hang out and chat with other knitters. Break out your favorite tea or drink and join us. You can be a part of the Zoom calls by joining our new Community Group on Facebook. Not only will you finish this knit-a-long with a beautiful new shawl, there will also be giveaways for participants along the way! We are so excited to have you join us. The kits for the knit-a-long will be available for purchase through the end of September in order to give us time to dye before the start date in November.

September 30th, 2020 is also the deadline to purchase our first annual Advent Calendar! These gift boxes will include 24 individually packaged mini skeins to open throughout December and one full skein to open on Christmas. All of the yarn in this calendar is in our signature fingering weight base, Andromeda. There will also be lots of little gifts and surprises in each day’s box as well. This is a perfect gift for yourself or your favorite fiber artist this Christmas. There will be a few “traditional” Christmas-themed skeins, as well as a variety of jewel tones and timeless colors that can be used in a variety of projects!

Not only will we have our yarn Advent calendar this year, we will also have a stitch marker Advent calendar available for the avid collector. You will receive daily presents to open with unique, handmade stitch markers, and on Christmas you will receive one of our new Analog Row Counters. Both the yarn and stitch marker advent calendars will be available for pre-order until September 30th.

You don’t want to miss out on either of these exciting opportunities!

Autumnal Equinox – New Hat and Mitt Set!

  • A woman models a brown cabled hat and mitts.

Autumnal Equinox Hat and Autumnal Equinox Mitts are debuting Friday, September 11th. These patterns are being featured at Knits & Knots Tahoe for the Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl. Kits including the yarn and pattern can be purchased from Knits & Knots Tahoe.

The perfect hat and mitts to keep you cozy while you sip on the warm fall beverage of your choice. A row of cute acorns runs just above the hat brim and along the center of the mitts. The acorns are formed by slipped stitch cables with seed stitch and are framed by columns of simple cables. The hat is a standard beanie, but if you prefer slouchy beanies there are instructions included to make the hat longer. Grab a PSL or a hot apple cider and knit yourself a festive fall accessory set. One skein of fingering-weight yarn will be enough yarn to make both the hat and the mitts!

Vakyrie Fibers dyed up two perfect fall colorways Woodland Realm (shown in photos) and Mirkwood. These are available on a Fingering Weight BFL Tweed base exclusively from Knits & Knots Tahoe for the kits!

September 4, 2020

Teaching at VKL September edition!

  • A woman with long brown hair and black glasses.
  • An orange sweater.

1st class: Knitting with Beads and Sequins: Why not?! Ever considered incorporating some beads or even sequins into a sweater? In this class we will explore ideas to make a unique sweater with your own twist! Participants will be taught how to work bead knitting and (if you like the idea) how to add sequins as well. Participants will receive a few charts with beading ideas (for circular yoke, for cabled fabric, cuffs, etc).

2nd class: Knitting the Petite Boxy! Class Details:
With a fitted yoke, fitted sleeves, some ease on the body, and a “kinda” cropped shape, the petite boxy is a sweater for everyone! In this class, we’ll break down and explore the steps to knit your new favorite sweater! Participants will receive a sweater pattern as a gift. The pattern will be helpful as a guide to follow the steps of the Top-down seamless circular yoke sweater.

August 27, 2020

Tie Dye Your Knits!

  • A tie dyed tank top.
  • A woman models a purple and blue tie dyed knit top.

Our exploration of Tie Dye-inspired yarn, has finally led us to releasing the “Tie Dye Your Knits” kit.

At the beginning of Summer, I created the Tye Dye Yarn Collection, a series of Tie Dye-inspired yarn, a series of three fun cheerful colors: Cosmic Tye Dye, Lavender Highlights and Ombres Skies, which are now also available in Mohair Silk. However, while having Tye Dye-inspired yarn was amazing, it still did not satisfy the full Tie Dye look I was hoping to achieve at The Wandering Flock, so I decided the create the “Tie Dye Your Knits” kit, a DIY tie dye kit, where we encourage you to Tie Dye your FO.

The kit comes with two skeins of Organic Pima Cotton Yarn in DK weight, the Tilly Crop Top Knitting Pattern, which is a quick easy knit, and all the materials and dye needed to tie dye your project. Don’t think you could tie dye your FO? Well, the beauty of our kit is that you can tie dye the yarn instead. We have two color choices available: PeriPinkie Winkie and Cosmic Speckles.

The kits are available for preorder until August 31st and will be shipped the following week. After all the kits have shipped, I will be hosting two Zoom Tie Dye Party sessions, where we’ll demo various tie dye techniques, how to manipulate to dye to get the shade you like and all the tips and tricks we know to get the results you want — kinda like a virtual workshop, but we like the sound of a party better.

Each kit comes with enough dye to also tie dye a couple of T-shirts with your tie dyed FO. We do have a limited amount of kits available and additional skeins can be bought with your kits.

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!

August 13, 2020

Shark Week!

  • Gray shark stitch markers.

It’s Shark Week, so come grab your miniature shark stitch markers at a 10% discount through Sunday August 16th! You get a hammerhead, great white, black-tipped reef shark, and a longtail carpet shark with your choice of soldered rings or lobster claw clasps.

Have you gotten your ticket for Fiberworld 2020 yet? This is going to be a truly innovative virtual fiber festival with fashion shows, LOTS of door prizes, classes, a marketplace with 88 vendors, and virtual hangouts to attempt to bring back the social aspect of festivals we all miss so terribly. A lot of hard work has gone into this show and you can tell! During certain hours you can even interact with the vendors who will be live on video to help you find exactly what you need. Seriously – you don’t want to miss this. Tickets are available at www.fiberworld2020.com. Hope to see you there August 19-23rd at the WeeOnes booth!!!

August 4, 2020

Join the End of Summer Mystery CAL 2020

Need a fun crochet project for the end of summer while we are still sheltering in place for the most part? Come join me and the rest of #TeamWhooligan for the End of summer Mystery CAL! All the details are on the site and make sure to register early so you have time to gather your materials!

Just like in years past, you will be able to order at an extreme discount until the first day of the MCAL. Then starting the first day of the MCAL, the price goes up a $1 a week until the final price of the pattern goes live when the last clue is dropped. It pays to join early!

The CAL begins on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

And YES there are prizes! Thanks to Knitting Fever again this year for providing six lovely prizes that will be shown in the blog post. I have two sets of four balls of Ella Rae Rustic Lace in coordinating colors and four Ella Rae Rustic Lace Quads. The quads are no longer available but they are a gradient skein of full-length quantities of four colors! See the photos when you click through!

July 7, 2020

Join the Mermaids in the Waves Knit Along!

  • Green and teal yarn with the words King Triton Jilly & Kiddles.

Do you love the idea of a mystery knit along, but kind of prefer to know what your project should look like while you’re making it? If so, this is going to be the perfect fit for you.

Lena of SoftYarn Designs has created a gorgeous and unique two-color shawl pattern with Jilly & Kiddles yarn. We are offering kits on our website which include the yarn and a code to download your copy of SoftYarn Designs Mermaids in the Waves shawl pattern from Ravelry. Bonus: you save $5 on the set when you order the kit from us! ust choose the set you love most and you’ll have everything you need to make this fun two color shawl. (If you want the original colors, you’ll want to order the King Triton set.)

The pattern will be a “mystery” until it’s released on July 28th. Once it’s released, you’ll be able to see the shawl, so you can knit along with confidence. In the meantime, preorder your kit now and it will arrive in plenty of time for the KAL kickoff on 7/28! Use your code to download the pattern on that date, and you’ll be ready to go. Lena is hosting a chat group for the KAL and there will be prizes, too. I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful shawls and get to know you during the KAL!

Kits are available in the Featured section of the home page.

(This item is a dyed-to-order PREORDER. Kits will ship between July 20th and 25th. Orders will be dyed and filled in the order they are received. You must order by July 20th to assure delivery by the kickoff date; kits ordered after that date may not arrive in time, but will be fulfilled as quickly as possible.)

June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival

  • An illustration of a laptop with a blue ball of yarn on the screen advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Bewitched Pigments is proud to sponsor the June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival being presented on Facebook. We will present 19 other vendors throughout both Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2020 with a new vendor starting a 45-minute live video showcasing their fiber related products with a new presenter beginning on the hour each hour from 10 a.m. EDT until 8 p.m. EDT.

Vendors will present a wide array of products including bare and hand-dyed yarns, yarn bowls and boxes, shawl pins, buttons, bags, stitch markers, patterns and fiber tools!

Bewitched Pigments will be the final presenter rounding everything out with a special announcement at the end of their live video. The Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival is an inclusive and welcoming event and we hope you will all join us throughout the weekend.

A fiber festival in your living room!

  • A laptop with a ball of yarn advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Come experience a new kind of fiber show, one that comes straight to your house! Introducing the inaugural Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival, a live streaming show featuring 20 vendors from all over the United States. As fiber festivals and shows are canceled due to the pandemic, vendors are looking for new and creative ways to still interact with fiber enthusiasts. This two-day event will run Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT each day. Every hour on the hour, our vendors will be presenting their hand-dyed fibers, yarns, patterns, bags and stitch markers, as well as tips and tricks and demonstrations.

Follow the @virtuwoolfiberfestival on Instagram, then check out the Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival Event Page on Facebook and click Interested so you can stay up to date, and see the new livestreams as they pop up!