November 12, 2019

Issue 4 of the Nutmeg Fibers Magazine Launches!!!

  • A beige oversized cardigan

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Issue 4 is nearly here! Launching Friday, NOVEMBER 15th, our first Fall issue of the NF Magazine contains lots of warmth for you to enjoy during this season where the light begins to wane. We used the theme of nesting, and what that might mean to gather together recipes and patterns for you! Featuring 3 Guest Designers, this 4th Issue is full of all kinds of wonderful things to keep you and yours warm during the chilly fall days.

In Issue 4 there are:

4 Knitting Patterns

A pair of slipper boots from Julie Robinson

A cardigan and an oversized pullover, BOTH from designer Maria Leigh

A drapey pullover sweater from Safiyyah Talley

3 Recipes

3 delicious drinks to keep you and yours warm and cozy

Autumn coffee cake recipe for when friends stop by

An Olive Oil Cake that takes only minutes to pull together

October 17, 2019

The Spanish Lace Cocoon

  • A taupe lace wrap.

It’s cooling off here in the California Gold Country with our Fall just underway!

Leaving the house in the morning and evening definitely requires a wrap. Not a coat, just a light layer to keep off the chill.

Enter the gorgeous Spanish Lace Cocoon!

This lace stitch is a true lace; yarnovers/increases/decreases occur on both sides of the work.

Fast enough to knit on size US 9 needles to be ready to wear in a couple of weeks, pretty enough for dressy occasions, bohemian enough for wearing over leggings or jeans for errands about town. It’s also a great style for around the house or office when it’s not quite chilly enough to turn on the heat.

The cotton/nylon blend is just enough to chase the chill and so easy care! You’ll live in this wrap all fall and into winter!

(We also offer this style in a wool blend. Email me for pricing/colors.)

The pattern is written in two sizes, Sm/Med (for 5’4′ and under) and Large/Xlarge (over 5’4″).

This week, enjoy some savings! Buy the kit for our Spanish Lace Cocoon at 20% off and get the PDF pattern for free (a $12 value!). Offer is good until 10/20/19.

October 15, 2019

Special collection launching at Indie Untangled

  • A woman models a mustard textured sweater.
  • A black cropped sweater with bobbles.

Presenting a capsule collection made exclusively for Indie Untangled — a collaboration between Murky Depth Dyeworks, Hello Mello Handspun and me, designer Paula Pereira.

Pieces

1. Aglae is a circular yoke pullover with, what I like to call, a “petite boxy” shape, where the body has a certain amount of positive ease (not as much as a traditional boxy top) and fitted sleeves. I must say that “petite boxy” is one of my very favorite styles, because it looks beautiful on any body type! I really love it!

The pullover has a textured fabric, created by different combinations of fingering weight and mohair yarns with a slip stitch motif that is very easy to memorize and fun to knit! The back neck is shaped with short rows, for a nice fit.

Aglae is available in nine sizes:

Finished Size
33 ¼ (37 ¼, 41 ¼, 45, 49 ¼) (52 ¼, 56 ½, 60 ¾, 65)” / 84 (95, 104.5, 114.5, 125) (132.5, 144, 154, 165) cm bust circumference.

Ease between 2 ¼ and 3 ½ ”/ 5.5 and 8.5 cm.

To fit bust size range 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)” / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) (127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm – XS (S,
M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Sample shown measures 37 ¼” / 95 cm (size S); modeled with 3.25″ / 8 cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Murky Depths Harbour Singles Fingering 100% Superwash Merino wool – approx. 400 yds / per 100 g skein
Tobacco Road (MC) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5, 5) skeins;
Murky Depths Mirage Kidsilk Lace [72% kid mohair 28% silk – approx. 459 yds / per 50 g skein
Round Midnight
(CC1) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1) skein;
In Yards / Meters ***IMPORTANT: The yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
MC (fingering single-ply yarn) = 923 (1016, 1138, 1277, 1389) (1502, 1642, 1783, 1997) yds / 844 (930, 1041, 1168, 1270) (1373, 1502, 1631, 1827) m.
CC1 (Kidsilk Mohair) = 193 (212, 237, 266, 290) (313, 343, 372, 417) yds / 177 (194, 217, 244, 266) (287, 314, 341, 382) m.

2. Yabel is a rounded / circular yoke pullover that also has a “petite boxy” shape. The stranded colorwork stitch motif at the yoke and sleeves is rich in texture because of the yarn: a single ply fingering, sock with silver sparkle and mohair!

For a contemporary look, the sleeves are shaped to create a bishop / balloon style. The back neck is shaped with short rows for a great fit.

Yabel is available in 9 sizes (details below)

Finished Size
33 ¾ (38, 41 ¾, 45 ¼, 49 ¼) (52, 57 ½, 60 ¾, 65 ½)” / 86 (96.5, 106, 115, 125) (132.5, 146, 154, 166.5) cm bust circumference.

Ease between 2 and 4”/ 5 and 10 cm.

To fit bust/size range 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)” / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117) (127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm – XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Sample shown measures 37.93″ / 96.5 cm (size S); modeled with 4″ / 10 cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Murky Depths Harbour Singles Fingering 100% Superwash Merino – approx. 400 yds / per 100g skein
Tobacco Road (MC) 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins;
Murky Depths Sparkle Sock – SW Merino/20% nylon/5% Stellina – approx. 400 yds / per 100g skein Porcino (CC1) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1) skein;
Murky Depths Mirage Kidsilk Lace – 72% kid mohair/28% silk – approx. 459 yds / per 50g skein
Kid Grove (CC2) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1, 1) skein;

In Yards / Meters ***IMPORTANT: The yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
MC (Fingering Single Ply yarn) = 1009 (1164, 1347, 1457, 1636) (1773, 1993, 2162, 2403) yds / 923 ( 1065, 1232, 1333, 1496) (1622, 1823, 1977, 2198) m.
CC1 (Sock with sterlina) = 111 (124, 142, 152, 166) (176, 193, 207, 224) yds / 102 (114, 130, 139, 152) (161, 177, 190, 205) m.
CC2 (Kid mohair and silk) = 41 (46, 53, 57, 62) (66, 72, 77, 84) yds / 38 (43, 49, 53, 57) (61, 66, 71, 77) m.

3. Yullana is a cropped pullover, with texturized stitch motif at the front central panel and sleeves, created with simple knit and purl stitches, and bobbles. With a flair of peasant blouses, Yullana has bishop/balloon sleeves in smaller proportions, for a contemporary look.

I like to think this pullover has the characteristics of an all-day piece, with some cute and stylish details! I hope Yullana pullover becomes one of your favorite handknits!

Yullana is available in 7 sizes (details below)

Finished Size
32¾ (37, 41¼ , 44½ , 48¾ , 53, 57¼ )” / 83 (94, 105, 113, 124, 135, 145) cm bust circumference.

Ease between 2½ and 3¼ ”/ 6 and 8.5 cm.

To fit bust Size range 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Sample shown measures 37″/ 94 cm (size S); modeled with 3″ / 7.5 cm of positive ease.

Yarn
Hellomello Limited Edition small batch yarn milled in NY/Hand dyed in Brooklyn, NY – 100% fine Cormo Wool –
approx. 275 yds per 100g skein
Dark Gray 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins.
In Yards / Meters ***IMPORTANT: The yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
986 (1136, 1270, 1414, 1565, 1774, 1985) yards / 902 (1039, 1162, 1293, 1432, 1623, 1816) m.

4. Ambara is an elongated triangular shawl, knitted from the top down, back and forth. Worked over four sets of Right and Left Wing Charts, Ambara alternates different stitch motifs knitted with two colors of Merino fingering single-ply as well as kid mohair silk yarn and, sometimes, both held together. The effect resultant of those variations is a textured fabric with a little transparency between curvy motifs.

One thing I do love about shawls and wraps (and I hope you do too!) is they are reversible! After all, those pieces are made to casually be thrown in our outfits, adding that special detail to the overall look! All this coolness does not match the worry to have to be checking if we are wearing it at the correct side, right?! And even better if we can add different yarns to make the reversibility even more interesting!

Finished Size
Wingspan 84” (214 cm) and Center Depth 31” (79 cm)
Yarn
Murky Depths Harbour Singles Fingering – 100% Superwash Merino – approx. 400 yds/per 100g skein
Turmeric (MC) 1 skein;
Murky Depths Harbour Singles Fingering 100% Superwash Merino – approx. 400 yds/per 100g skein
Silvery Moon (MC) 1 skein;
Murky Depths Mirage Kidsilk Lace 72% kid mohair/28% silk – approx. 459 yds/per 50g skein
Salted Carmel (mohair) 1 skein;

Yards/Meters ***IMPORTANT: The yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.
MC (Fingering Single Ply) = 392 yds (359 m).
MC (Fingering Single Ply) = 394 yds (361 m).
Mohair = 442 yds (405 m).

5. Diamond socks and/or slippers is a great pattern for beginners! Knitted from the toe up to the cuff, Diamond has a fun to knit geometric stitch motif, where small diamonds creates a big one, and most of the fabric is worked circular in stockinette stitch. The pattern is adjustable and you can try as you knit, as we can do with top down sweaters!

I hope you enjoy and have a fun knitting time with Diamond socks and/or slippers!

SIZES
1 (2)
Sample shown in size 1 with 9” / 20.5 cm length uses 320 yds / 293 m of the pattern yarn with indicated gauge.

***IMPORTANT: The yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or
modifications. Keep in mind this is an adjustable pattern.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Foot Circumference: 8 (9)” / 20.5 (23) cm
Foot Length: Adjustable

Yarn
1 (1) skein of Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock Superwash Merino wool/20% nylon – approx. 400 yds / per 100 g skein, shown in Salted Caramel.

October 7, 2019

Bigger and Better!

A kit with blue and gold yarn, a bag stamped with pink flowers and Soak wash.

We just launched our brand new seasonal membership! We now offer a quarterly subscription box made just for yarn lovers. Whether you knit or crochet, this box is perfect for you.

Each season we will send you a box filled to the brim with fantastic yarn finds including:
-Three skeins of hand-dyed yarn (weights vary per season)
-An exclusive knit and crochet pattern included in our PDF mini-mag
-A hand-stamped project bag made in house with stamps we carve ourselves
-Other fun goodies.

PLUS, included with your membership, you not only get to participate in our quarterly make-a-long, but you also get the chance to earn cash by referring your friends, 15% off everything in our shop automatically and double entries in our monthly yarn giveaway.

Each month we are giving away two skeins of hand-dyed yarn to one lucky email subscriber.

Winter boxes are on sale now for a short period of time, so hurry and get yours. These will ship in time for Christmas!

Treat yourself — you deserve it.

*the items in picture are just an example of what you will receive in your box and not the actual items.

October 3, 2019

New Size Options Available!

Hello all! I’ve been working with an amazing tech editor/grader to help me offer even more size options for my first sweater pattern that debuted last spring. It’s available now on Ravelry, with bust size options from 32″ to 60″, with 7″ of positive ease built in to the design of this cropped sweater. From now until October 12th on Ravelry, the Stella Crop Sweater pattern will be $2 off to celebrate!

September 25, 2019

The Catarina Cowl

  • A colorwork cowl made with purple, pink and aqua yarn.

Historical motifs and stitch patterns are among my favorite to recreate. It always leaves me with a feeling of awe to think of people and the items they made using this very pattern so long ago.

The brocade-like stitch patterns on this plush Fair Isle Cashmere cowl are taken from an antique book of Russian embroidery motifs found in my favorite used book store and translated into knitting charts. The pairing of a solid cashmere with a hand-painted colorway give the illusion of complicated color work when truly only two yarns are used, so you have a fast, beautifully colorful, satisfying knit.

This cowl is knit in the round using the stranded colorwork and the yarn is held double throughout for a thick, cozy cowl. Skill level is for advanced beginners.

September 19, 2019

Yarn packs for the Woodbine Pullover!

  • Skeins of purple and grey yarn.

Issue 9 of Laine magazine is being released on Friday 20th September and the cover design is the Woodbine pullover made using our Bowland Aran and Eldwick Lace. Sadly, this might be the last issue of the magazine, but we are honoured to have been involved and wish the team all the best moving forward.

So… our next update will go live on Friday 20th September at 7 a.m. (UK time) and will include yarn packs for the Woodbine pullover in six colour combinations with options for the sizes as detailed in the pattern. Also included in the update are other batches of both Bowland Aran and Eldwick Lace which could also be used to select your own colours for this design. The yarn packs will appear on the home page on Friday morning so all you need to do is go to the website and you’ll see them. They work out at a pretty hefty discount compared to buying the yarn separately. If we sell out, please don’t panic — we can produce more. 😘 We have also ordered a few copies of this issue of Laine to sell alongside the yarn packs!

This week also sees the fourth anniversary of the release of our Drift Collection. Follow us on social media to join in the celebrations including a discount to all products on the Drift Collection page of the website and a giveaway. To reintroduce the collection we also have a new blog post appearing on the website on Friday showing all the designs reinvigorated in Milburn DK!

September 19, 2019

Beaded lace in Cashmere

  • A pink lace scarf with beads.

Try our beautiful new beaded Faerie Fire scarf or stole (we’re offering this beauty in two sizes) for that special little accessory that turns heads and captures hearts!

Knitted in our soft, elegant 100% Mongolian Cashmere, the addition of Czech glass beads makes this a truly heirloom piece to be worn and loved for years to come.

The yarn is lush to the touch and the glass beads give the garment a beautiful, weighty feel that sits easily on your neck or shoulders. Great as a gift (it’s that time of year) or as a special addition to your Fall wardrobe, this style is available in Angel Skin Pink, Pearly White or Royal Purple.

Not only will you be working with luxurious Cashmere and beads, you’ll also learn the useful technique of adding beads with a crochet hook as you knit. It’s so much easier than pre-stringing and your beads always stay visible on the public side of the work!

September 17, 2019

The Great British Baking Shawl

Colorful yarn cakes on a cake stand with the words The Great British Baking Shawl

An homage to The Great British Baking Show, this Mystery Knit-A-Long from Lyrical Knits is calorie-free, campy and lots of fun! The pattern will be released in four clues, and can be worked with either a 12-mini-skein set (133 yards/mini) or with four full skeins of sock yarn. We’ll pop on our Wellies, munch on Victoria Sandwiches and enjoy knitting a shawl with many layers and no soggy bottom.

August 30, 2019

Convergence – the new collection from Woolly Wormhead

  • A maroon hat with a yellow geometric pattern

Convergence – Six hat patterns bringing together line and form

A host of creative techniques come together in this collection, breaking a few rules to build on a range of colourwork possibilities. Short rows, mosaic knitting, motifs and all-over patterns combine in deeply satisfying sideways constructions, all using Dragonfly Fibers’ hand-dyed Merino DK yarn.

Each of the six patterns are presented as written and charted instructions and include four sizes, covering 18″ to 24″ heads. Furthermore, adjustment notes are included allowing the knitter to fully customise their fit. As with everything Woolly Wormhead, the techniques are covered in depth, too — detailed photographic tutorials feature in the eBook and each single pattern includes illustrated tutorials.

Woolly has been designing sideways knit hats for over a decade and it’s become her signature style. Whether you’re new to this construction method or have worked one of her unique designs before these patterns will have you wanting to knit the whole set.

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