There was winter storm advisory last night but today is bright but oh so cold! Always the perfect weather for whipping out that work in progress, settling back with some music on, your Netflix or favourite knitting podcast and knitting!
On Tuesday, February 2, The Fibre Co. launched their BEST OF THE FIBRE CO.!
Best of The Fibre Co. Collection
Save 30% when you purchase all 7 patterns in the collection HERE or they can be purchased individually from Ravelry.
Brandelhow by Natasja Hornby a modern take on a fisherman’s sweater featuring panels of mock cables and a textural broken rib. Knitted top down in Lore, it uses short rows to cleverly shape the shoulders, neckline and sleeve caps to ensure great fit. Shown in Lore shade Caring – 4 [5: 5: 6: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10] hanks.
Rathbone by Holli Yeoh is a v-neck sweater with a flattering a-line shape, subtle texture on the sleeves and stockinette stitch on the main body. It is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. Knit in Acadia, this sweater has a soft and luxurious feel that drapes well. Shown in shade Summersweet – 9 [9: 12: 12: 12: 14: 14: 16: 16] hanks.
Skiddaw by Kari-Helene Rane is an oversized sweater featuring a striking cable design along the sleeves and neck. It is worked flat in one piece from cuff to cuff and seamed. Knit in Arranmore Light, the sweater is cosy and warm. Shown in shade Kinnego Bay – 4 [4: 4: 5: 5: 5: 6: 6: 7] hanks.
Newlands by Megan Nodecker is a cropped t-shirt with a pretty band of lace across the neck and shoulders. It is knitted seamlessly from the bottom-up with neat i-cord edgings at the hem, sleeves and neck. The pattern uses the luxurious Canopy Fingering yarn for drape and softness and feels light as a feather. Shown in shade River Dolphin – 4 [5: 5: 5: 6: 7: 7: 8: 9] hanks.
Irish Sea by Susanna Winter is a super-wearable triangle shawl with beautiful drape and fluidity. The crisp stitch definition from Meadow emphasises the rhythmic garter stitch and delicate lace as it travels down the edge of the shawl. The size can be adjusted, according to your taste, by knitting more or less repeats. Shown in shade Ladyslipper – 1  hanks. I have most colours for this shawl in stock.
Glykos by Dawn Henderson is an easy to wear asymmetric triangle shawl designed in the lightweight yarn Luma. The shawl begins with a compact honeycomb cable that transitions into a larger, more expansive stitch that is a pleasure to knit. A crisp, ribbed border finishes it off neatly. Shown in shade Stonewash – 5 hanks.
Lingholm by Hiroko Payne is a cape-length oval shawl, knit from the back of the neck outwards. It is knit in the yarn Meadow, which is soft-as-a-feather and will keep you surprisingly warm. The shawl is knit in stocking stitch lace and its raglan shaping gives a beautiful fit on the shoulders. The delicate edging makes use of short rows to create a subtle hi-lo hemline. Shown in Queen Annes Lace – 3 hanks.
Kits for each design are also available. The kits are also available through your LYS, which would of course be from me so let me know what you are interested in! The CAD prices shown on their website is the same cost from me. There will be a 10% discount for local orders that will be picked up.
Garments come in 9 sizes to fit chest: 78-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)
This collection of 7 patterns if purchased directly from The Fibre Co. will come as 7 separate PDF files, which are downloadable online from a confirmation email sent after purchase.
OTHER PRE-ORDER KITS from The Fibre Co.
Patera by Ririko is a lace yoke pullover with a high-low hem and balloon sleeves. Designed by Ririko in soft and fuzzy Cirro, this special yet super-wearable pullover is a wardrobe staple that you’ll reach for over and over again. Available as a PRE-ORDER Kit.
More Kits will be available for PRE-ORDER. I will set each up for the website by request since there are so many!
NOTE: They have a minimum order of $600 for the Kits so I will be ordering as needed. If we can get a group wanting to do a The Fibre Co. Knit-Along, we can. We could choose one pattern or it can be any of their patterns and yarns!
Cirro is a sport weight brushed yarn processed in a mill in southern Peru, home of the alpaca. Cirro combines the long lustrous Suri alpaca fibre with Merino wool. The brushed effect is created by wrapping this blend around an organic cotton binder thread to achieve a light and airy yarn perfectly balanced for body and drape. Cirro creates a delightfully soft haloed fabric that is light as a feather and easily worn next to the skin.
- 40% Suri Alpaca, 40% Organic Cotton, 20% Merino
- Sport weight
- 246 yards (225 meters) per 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
- 23 sts = 10 cm on 4.00 mm (US 6)
- Hand wash, dry flat
Cumbria Worsted is a classic worsted weight yarn in saturated colours inspired by the Lake District of the north west of England where Cumbria is located. Combining the brown wool from English Masham with a fine mohair from Argentina produces a yarn of great strength, as well as beautiful lustre and cozy warmth. These two fibres are blended with a fine South American merino to give the final yarn the softness and beautiful hand that defines The Fibre Co. yarns.
- 60% Merino Wool, 30% Masham, 10% Mohair
- 236 yards (216 meters) per 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
- 18.0 to 20.0 sts = 4 inches
- 4 - 5mm (US 6-8) needles
- 4mm (G) - 5mm (H) hooks
- Hand wash cold
This would be a wonderful yarn to knit Feel the Bern by Caitlin Hunter!
Also in the box of yarnie goodness today from The Fibre Co. is a re-stock of Arranmore Light! Theere is enough to order sweater quantities for Skiddaw or The Weekender by Andrea Mowry!- Check out the Ravelry The Weekender projects knit using Arranmore Light HERE.
My Paloma by Espace Tricot WIP! It is 8 inches from the underarm which is where the pattern has you start the hem for a cropped length. I am, however, short so this will be where I start the hem ribbing.
It looks very different hanging from a hanger! I can't wait to be able wear this!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Any Sweater / Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit is running from January 1 to April 30, 2021.
Remember to post photos to the finished object (FO) thread HERE when you finish a project during the Knit-Along so that you will be included in the next draw! We will also add the option of posting your finished project to Instagram using the #sue2knitskal so that I can find them!
NEW will a special Galentines Day Cast On! Diane (@boujeeknits) and Michelina (@roadtripknits) have come up with this great idea for us to cast on a new project using pink or red on Galentine's Day (February 13th)! Who is in to cast on? I know many of us have multiple projects on the go so we haven't set an end date just the cast on date.
Galentine's Day, you ask? It’s a day for celebrating the love you have for your lady friends, it’s a day dedicated to showering your closest friends with love and attention...more than you do every other day. I had never heard of it before but of course I am in!
Linda finished her Spark by Andrea Mowry! At last Thursday night’s zoom night, her husband held the camera so we could watch her cut the steek but unfortunately he didn’t make a video of it for us to share!
Diane’s newest woven scarf! This one has some textural patterning too.
Diane has also finished 3 Turtle Dove II by Espace Tricot pullovers! This one was for herself!
Diane’s other 2 finished Turtle Dove II’s and one that is still on her needles!
Angie (KnittinGrapeVines) has knit three Turtle Dove II sweaters! She had leftover Drops Air from two projects. All she needed for this one was one more white and more black and voila!
*In case you didn't know, the Turtle Dove II Kits and Garnstudio Drops AIr are super popular!
Andrea finished this unique sweater! Pattern is Strange Brew by tincanknits using charts from AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel.
VIRTUAL SOCIAL KNITTING
Virtual social knitting using the Zoom app! It has been a great way to knit together through social distancing! Join in with us either Tuesday afternoon from 2 - 4 pm or Thursday nights from 7 - 9 pm. We are continuing to hold our Zoom meetings each week until we can meet again in person. Clicking on the link will take you to our Zoom meeting.
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Meeting ID: 407820804
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Keep calm and keep on knitting and making!