August 9, 2019

New at BeesyBee Fibers

  • Skeins of plum and orange variegated yarn

Hello there! It has been a while since I updated my shop with hand-dyed yarn. As you can imagine, I’m very excited about this update. Maybe because we are at the end of summer, and I felt the need of starting a new knitting project, but I didn’t want to start another Fall season without offering hand-dyed yarn in the shop.
Patricia

Add a bit of mystery to your fall with the Hometown Comfort MKAL

  • A picture of a downtown street and the words Hometown Comfort MKAL with Crafty Flutterby Creations and Destination Yarn

Join me for a Mystery Knit A Long inspired by a few favorite locations in my hometown. Take a stroll down your own memory lane or make new memories with your fellow knitters as you create with each of four clues. Treat yourself to a Mystery kit for even more intrigue. 🙂 Skills used in this adventure include cables, lace, and slipped stitches. The pattern is designed to be achievable for an advanced beginner or easy and quick for an intermediate to advanced knitter.

In the circle of your fellow knitters, you’ll find a welcoming space to share stories and photos from your hometown, mark your town on a collaborative map, share progress for each clue, find support from the designer from cast on to styling, and you’ll even receive a free pattern for finishing by the end of September!

The journey begins on Labor Day, September 2nd, and concludes on September 30th. Pattern description on Ravelry contains a link to the Mystery Knit A Long thread.

If you like spoilers, stop by the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at one of the September events listed below and ask to see the sample. It will be hidden under a cloth so that the mystery can remain intact if you choose. 😉

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin from September 6th-8th

A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio from September 21st-22nd

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, Virginia from September 28th-29th

August 7, 2019

The Hybrid Tee

  • A baggy purple long-sleeve T-shirt with a purple lace trim

I know that one of the most frustrating things about knitting garments is wondering if, after days and weeks of work, the thing is going to fit.

Cleverly, we’ve come up with a way to circumvent that whole drama!

We sourced the perfec 100% cotton, easy-fitting A-line tee and we found a great organic cotton yarn. We swished both together in the dye pot and out came the wonderful Hybrid Tee projects you see below! All styles shown are included in the pattern, so choose your color now, and then decide which style to knit.

These are the perfect vacation or weekend projects. You’ve already tried the tee on, so you know what to expect in terms of fit. Nothing left but to enjoy some pretty lace knitting, sew the details to your tee and bask in the glow of compliments!

This style is great with jeans and long enough to wear as a tunic over leggings. All in all, it’s the prettiest, comfiest tee around and you’ll want one in each style and color!

Nancy S. (see her in our slideshow above) is a lovely customer who recently finished her Hybrid Tee. Nancy says, “I think this is a great project for someone who might be a bit skittish about knitting lace. Since the pieces are small, it’s no big deal to rip if you make an error and they’re easy to take on the go. I love my tee with a crisp, white skirt and I’m going to try it with two other options as well: Deep rose-colored skinny pants and light purple Palazzo pants!”

We think Nancy looks wonderful! You too can look gorgeous AND save $5 on the kit before August 12 in sizes S-3X.

August 4, 2019

Fall Knit Kits!

  • A gray hat with an orange accent and an orange hat with a gray accent

Want the best of both worlds? Hand-dyed yarn and the newest knitting pattern all in one kit!

The first design in our four-month knit kit series is open for preorders August 5th-12th. Featuring the Archer’s Beanie design by Lacy from Two Arrows & Co, it’s simple yet classic, designed with the guys in mind. There are two colorways to choose from. Great for gifts or a matching set. Bonus: there is enough yarn to make two beanies!

August 1, 2019

#MiniSweaterChallenge starts Monday!

  • A blue mini turtleneck sweater

Four weeks, four mini sweaters… who could ask for a cuter knitting challenge?! I’m hosting my third annual mini sweater challenge and it begins Monday, August 5th.

How to join? Simply subscribe to www.SweaterSisters.com and each Monday a new PDF mini sweater pattern will appear in your email inbox.

How long is the challenge? Four weeks. You will receive a total of four mini sweater patterns, each featuring a different sweater construction on four consecutive Mondays beginning August 5th.

Are there prizes? Yes! Each week I will award TWO yarn prizes. One in my Facebook group, WayfaringYarns Designs, and one on Instagram. The fourth week I will be awarding TWO grand prizes of a sweater’s worth of yarn — one grand prize awarded in the Facebook group and one on Instagram.

How do I enter for the prize draws? For the Facebook group, simply post a photo of your finished mini sweater for that week. For Instagram, post a photo of your finished weekly mini sweater with the hashtag #mnisweaterchallenge and tag SweaterSistersDesigns.
To be eligible for the grand prize you must post one photo of all four completed mini sweaters.

Can I enter in the Facebook group as well as Instagram? Yes! Your name will be put in the draw for both groups if you are posting in both places.

I will ship prizes all over the world. Everyone is eligible to play and win. Watch for my weekly live videos on Mondays in the WayfaringYarns Designs Facebook Group and in SweaterSistersDesigns Instagram stories.

Materials needed per mini sweater:
-Between 30 and 36 grams of any size yarn (I use DK weight with these sweaters)
-DPNs or needles for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the round in the size recommended for your choice of yarn.
-Four stitch markers
-Small amount of waste yarn

Take a Look at what’s new in the Go Anywhere Collection!

  • A speckled lace shawl with a silver shawl pin

Take A Look is a crescent shawl, you’ll create a lacy playground for delicate butterflies. Watch your winged friends float between eyelet clouds and explore speckled pops just as they bloom across your stitches.

To celebrate my newest release, both the pattern and its collection e-book are 50% off now through August 1st, when we’ll be casting on for a KAL! (No code needed for the discount, it will auto apply in your cart.) From August 2nd through the end of the month, Indie Untangled readers can use code INDIEAUGUST for 50% off Take A Look or the Go Anywhere collection.

See this pattern in person in the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at:
Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL; August 1-4
Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI August 16-18

July 23, 2019

Antenor Shawl Kit Release

  • An amber semicircular shawl

K.M. Bedigan of the Sweater Sisters design team has just released a new shawl pattern, Antenor, and Sweater Sisters has the exclusive kit up in the shop! It’s a gorgeous half circle shawl with yarn over increases and knits and purls forming a gentle textured fabric.

Just in time for your mid-summer knitting, I have prepared a kit for the Antenor Shawl using WayfaringYarns Shambhala – a crazy luxury fingering weight yarn of 50% baby yak and 50% mulberry silk. The kit is available in five hand-dyed color choices and it’s on SALE through Saturday, August 3rd.

Kanab (shown on sample) – inspired by the copper sands of Kanab, Utah

Montmartre – inspired by Salvador Dali’s favorite shade of yellow, on display in many of his paintings in his museum in Paris

NYC – inspired by steely blue skyscrapers against the backdrop of a deep blue sky in New York City

Pink Sands Beach – inspired by the sands on the beaches of Bermuda

Savannah – a subtly variegated color inspired by springtime in the lovely coastal city

WayfaringYarns is Sweater Sisters’ in-house yarn line, hand dyed by Selena in Alta, Wyoming.

July 17, 2019

Taking the Square Route

  • A rectangular wrap with cream, blue and yellow stripes

Just in time for vacation knitting — A completely seamless shawl in three colors that begins with three separate squares that are gradually connected to each other. The garter stitch is soothing and portable while the construction keeps things fun and sleek — you’ll never have a gazillion stitches on the needles, and no huge work-in-progress flopping around on your lap until the very end of the project. It’s fun with geometry with the math all done for you.

Enjoy 30% off the pattern with the code takethesquareroute now through July 22nd.

New Luminous Colors Collection is dyed for fades!

  • A black, blue and purple triangular shawl

Our fall colors are rich, saturated, irresistible colors that shimmer and glow. The Secret Staircase Shawl captures the essence of this collection in an easy knit.

With the current popularity of knitting “fade” garments, we wanted a series of yarn colors that capture the interest and depth of a variegated, the rich color of a tonal, and have them all work together seamlessly. Every colorway in this series has highs and lows of a main color, with splashes and specks of other colors. Each will set alight your creative spirit and make your projects glow!

Luminous Colors are available in 4 oz skeins of these weights:
Cheshire Cat- 100% Superwash Merino, fingering, 512 yards
Mad Hatter- 100% Superwash Merino, sport- 344 yards
March Hare- 100% Superwash Merino, worsted- 184 yards
Mary Ann- 85% Superwash Merino/15% nylon, fingering- 475 yards
Queen of Hearts- MCN (Merino/Cashmere/nylon), fingering Superwash- 420 yards
TweedleDeeDum- 100% Superwash Merino, bulky- 87 yards
Unicorn*- 60% silk/23% kid mohair/11% nylon/3% Lurex, sport (no speckle)- *3.5oz, 310 yards

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