April 24, 2019

N E W P A T T E R N and S A L E !!

  • A woman models a pink and gray striped shawl

I’m excited to release Round the Mountain, available on Ravelry! It is sure to keep your interest with a combination of fun stitch patterns, color changes and shapes. Featuring Lux Adorna Knits cashmere, you will want to wear it ALL THE TIME!

Now thru Mother’s Day, May 12, enter coupon code MOTHERSDAY at checkout on Ravelry and get 25% off any other Aspen Knits pattern.

April 23, 2019

Branches In Bloom

A woman models a fuzzy gray sweater with a branch motif at the hem.

Branches In Bloom is a sweet, top-down pullover with a graceful, branch + blossom cable motif at the hem. The modified raglan sleeves are designed to stay put on your shoulders, while increases below the elbow give a slightly blouse-y effect without being over-the-top. The sweater is worked inside-out so that you barely have to purl at all! And all the hard work of charting the delightful cable pattern upside-down and inside-out is all done for you, so you can just follow the directions with ease (Not into charts? No worries — the cable motif is also written out line by line for you).

The pattern is on sale at a discount through Saturday, April 27th, so check out the pattern page for details.

The sample is worked holding a strand of mohair-silk lace weight with a strand of single-ply fingering yarn for a drapey fabric that’s out-of-this-world soft. Alternatively, you can work the sweater in a DK or worsted weight yarn to the same gauge.

April 8, 2019

May MKAL: Blooming Big Sur

  • A waterfall with the text Blooming Big Sur Shawl

Our May 2019 MKAL shawl, Blooming Big Sur, is inspired by the amazing wildflower bloom at Big Sur. This is a top-down, triangle-shaped shawl with texture, a bit of lace (written and charted), short rows and bead accents. It is worked in three colours of Merino Twist from Elevate Fibers.

Buyers of the kit from Elevate Fibers, which includes the main color of MerinoTwist and the mini skeins of Classic Sock, will receive a code for $2 off the purchase of the pattern or may purchase the pattern individually. Beads are optional and purchased separately from the kit. This is a great project for intermediate knitters.

This is a Mystery Knit Along for the month of May. All you need do is purchase the pattern and join in the fun. We will knit together, sharing pictures and chatting. We will have two threads in the bunnymuff Ravelry group — one for general shawl info and the other to share your photos called SPOILERS.

The ‘Clues’ will be released in parts over four weeks and beginning with 1 May.

Clue Release Dates:
Clue 1 – 1 May
Clue 2 – 8 May
Clue 3 – 15 May
Clue 4 (final clue) – 22 May

“Your Roll is Coming” Kits are available now!

A set of grey, yellow, red, pink and gold mini skeins of yarn.

The final season of “A Game of Thrones” is upon us, and what better way to knit your sorrows away than with a nerdy GoT inspired shawl kit?!

Three makers — Liz Lisowski of HighFiberArtz, Annah Burnes of Silent Knits and Nichole Banks of One Sock Wonder Bags — have combined creative forces to bring you the “Your Roll is Coming” kit. Each kit includes:

– One 100g gradient-dyed skein of fingering weight yarn, dyed by HighFiberArtz

– Five 20g mini-skeins in color ways matching major GoT houses, dyed by HighFiberArtz

– Set of GoT house inspired stitch markers by HighFiberArtz

– Game of Thrones inspired Sheep Squeezer by One Sock Wonder Bags

– Exclusive “Your Roll is Coming” asymmetrical shawl design by Silent Knits

– One d8 (8-sided die) for use with knitting the shawl pattern

The “Your Roll is Coming” asymmetrical shawl is a unique design, utilizing a d8 (8-sided die) to “roll your own adventure”… making each and every shawl completely unique. The shawl design will be exclusive to the kits for the time being.

A Knit-Along will be hosted on Instagram in May, once all kits have been delivered to recipients.

Follow us on Instagram: @1sockwonder — @highfiberartz — @silentknits for KAL updates!

The Indie Project with Hue Loco

  • A collection of colorful mushrooms.

This year I am doing one of the most exciting yarn clubs out there!

One of my favorite parts of dyeing yarn is we all do it differently and we each have our own style. It’s often talked about that even if two dyers had the same set of dyes, their skeins of yarn would still look different because we are all unique.

To show there is a place for us all, each month I am collaborating with a different indie dyer to create one of kind sets based on a common inspiration. The cool part, we aren’t discussing anything else about our colorways once the inspiration is chosen, we just go and do our thing. What comes from this is two unique, yet coordinating yarn to use for two-color shawls, as part of a fade or even colorwork possibilities.

So far this year I have had the pleasure to work with Machete Shoppe, The Flying Kettle and Woolberry Fiber Co.

Some months will have special items included like stitch markers (last month was Blue Dog Workshop), other goodies, or even patterns designed specially for that month!

The month of April is a very exciting month indeed! I have paired up with Nicole from HueLoco to create a beautiful set that will feature a summer top designed by Olga from Handmade Closet. Preorders will go live in my shop on April 1 for only one week. You won’t want to miss out on this month, trust me!

I’m looking at this as a little bit of an experiment and I also hope for the club to be in the true spirit of what this community is: connections, sharing and love.

March 24, 2019

New Kits and Yarn

  • Four skeins of yarn in purple, blue, pink and orange variegated colorways.

The Knitting Artist has been busy creating new colors and designs. The biggest update is the addition of the semi-speckled “paintwater” and the tonals that, paired with the original handpaints, create wonderful fades and striping projects. Buy all three (or four) and find the perfect color changing project. Or maybe pick up a kit for our newest designs, Dripping Paint Hat and Cowl, which utilize 50 grams of each type of yarn to create wonderful fading accessories. Each kit comes with your choice of yarn in 3 to 50-gram skeins and a copy of the pattern.

March 13, 2019

Aspen Knits Lilac Wrap and Cowl

A brand new pattern from designer Aspen Knits is being released on Ravelry! The Lilac pattern contains instructions to make both a wrap and a cowl and features yarn from Indie Dyer Thriving Hive Studio! Make one or make both! The Lilac lace pattern will make you think of spring. New to lace? Don’t let that stop you. After a few repeats you will have it memorized and can knit up these beautiful garments in no time.

February 28, 2019

Two subscriptions and an update!

You would be forgiven for thinking that in the run up to Edinburgh Yarn Festival here in the UK we might be focusing solely on that, but here at ECY Shedquarters we had other ideas! So this week we have LOTS to share with you including the latest round of signups to our monthly yarn club, an exciting collaboration and our usual website update.

Most exciting for us is the next stage of our relationship with Jaya (aka Jayalakshmi – @jayalakshmimh on Instagram) in the form of a very special collaboration, the Four Seasons Collection subscription. Four Seasons is a collection of four shawls/wraps inspired by Jaya’s love for simple and meaningful poetry, by some of her favourite poets. Each poem and the associated design celebrate the season while also conveying a deeper meaning and philosophy of life.

For each design we will be preparing a parcel which will include; the pattern; the yarn required; a packet of tea; and other goodies. Payment is made for the whole collection up front and then subscribers can sit back and wait to receive their quarterly kits in time for the release of the pattern. To sign up head to our website at 7 p.m. UK time on Friday 1st March but please be aware that numbers are limited.

Also going live on the website on Friday at 7 p.m. UK time is the next round of signups for our monthly exclusive yarn subscription club, The Potting Shed. Sign up for three or six months to receive a monthly parcel containing a skein of 4ply/fingering yarn in an exclusive OOAK colourway, a soap/skincare product and a postcard showing the inspiration for the colourway. The Potting Shed has been running for six months now and we have been able to offer more slots so make sure to head to the website to check it out. Sign ups will stay open until 31st March or until all slots have been filled!

Last, but most certainly not least, is our next update which will be live on the website on Sunday 3rd March at 1 p.m. UK time and will be Oakworth 4ply which is our 100% Superwash NZ Polwarth wool yarn. Oakworth 4ply is a gorgeous, crisp, bouncy and smooth yarn, which has great stitch definition. It is perfect for socks, being hardwearing, but also perfect for shawls, hats, fingerless mitts, cardis, sweaters and more. We have a great selection to choose from in the update including some of our newer variegated/dappled colourways alongside the signature muted ECY palette of semisolids. After this our next update will be our Post-EYF stock update which will take place in early April.

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