Knitalong | Pure Summer

The shop will be open (and back from vacation) at 10am on Tuesday - get ready to cast on!

Summer Knitalong 2015

 

Pure | Aran by cabinfour in Blue Sky Alpacas EXTRA

pure / adjective / Latin pūrus : clean, unmixed, plain, pure.

The simple lines and subtle texture of cabinfour’s Pure | Aran are the perfect complement to Extra’s light & lofty mix of luxe baby alpaca & fine Merino wool – truly, a lovely combination for a gorgeous shawl.

 Extra by Blue Sky Alpacas

| 55% baby alpaca & 45% fine Merino | 218 yds/150gr | Aran Weight | Hand Wash, Lay Flat to Dry |

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 | Firefly Fibers Supplies |

Yarn: Extra by Blue Sky Alpacas – 2 skeins

Pattern: Pure | Aran by cabinfour - PDF pattern available on Ravelry or at Firefly Fibers via Ravelry In-Store PDF.

 | Knitalong Finish Date :: Saturday, September 19th |

psst... if you're joining our KAL with Extra, this is also Alisa's yarn of choice for the July Simple Knits Knitalong project. It's also a cabinfour design and you can use a full skein or just the leftovers from the Pure | Aran shawl. Pop on over to Alisa the Yarnista's website for details

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 Happy Pure | Aran Knitting!

Many thanks to Deneise of cabinfour for permission to use her beautiful design photos. Thanks so much!

Vacation, Royal Kits & Unicorns

A friendly reminder... 

Our annual July vacation is only a couple days away and this year, because of the Front St. road construction, we'll be away a bit longer than normal. 

Firefly Fibers will be closed from Sunday, June 21st - Monday, July 6th.

The shop will be open regular business hours through Saturday, June 20th and when we return on Tuesday, July 7th.

Thank you for your understanding and support - we're looking forward to coming back renewed and refreshed for you in July!


A few new items have just arrived and there's still time to visit the shop for a project before we're away. And... a few of these are sure to find their way onto our needles while we're on break. 


Blue Sky Alpacas | NEW... Suri Merino, Extra & Royal Petites Court

The NEW colors of Suri Merino and Extra are here and they're stunning! 

And... meet the Royal Petites Court - they JUST arrived! Get your kit at our brick-and-mortar store and in our online shop.

From left to right - Hector the Hippopotamus, Emilie the Elephant, Rene the Rhinoceros, Georgitte the Giraffe, Marcel the Monkey, and Lisette the Lion... "all have impeccable manners, an impressive pedigree and regal crowns."

From left to right - Hector the Hippopotamus, Emilie the Elephant, Rene the Rhinoceros, Georgitte the Giraffe, Marcel the Monkey, and Lisette the Lion... "all have impeccable manners, an impressive pedigree and regal crowns."


Each Royal Petite Knit Kit includes the yarn and all the notions you need to create your own little heirloom: Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Petites Yarn, Alpaca Silk (for crown), Pattern Instructions, Reference Materials, Craft Eyes, Embroidery Floss, Beads, and Wool Stuffing. 


Unicorn Tails | from Madelinetosh

The gorgeous Unicorn Tails just arrived and they're going fast!


The gorgeous Unicorn Tails just arrived and they're going fast!

For a fun, fast, small project... choose 3-4 colors for Purl Soho's Colorblock Handwarmers.

Or... go BIG with Unicorn Stripes - scarf or infinity cowl version. We've created a Unicorn Stripes kit that include 30 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (1 tail of each color) and the Unicorn Stripes Pattern (Ravelry PDF included with kit purchase). These kits are also available at our brick-and-mortar store and in our online shop.


Or... go BIG with Unicorn Stripes - scarf or infinity cowl version.

We've created a Unicorn Stripes kit that include 30 Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (1 tail of each color) and the Unicorn Stripes Pattern (Ravelry PDF included with kit purchase). These kits are also available at our brick-and-mortar store and in our online shop.

Happy Knitting!

Knitalong | Spring 2015

Spring Knitalong 2015

| DIAGONAL LACE WRAP & SCARF ::: by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas |

Churchmouse’s classic design and Louet’s Euroflax Sport Weight Linen for the perfect (and machine washable) warm weather accessory.

 Spring 2015

Linen is the quintessential warm weather yarn and Louet’s Euroflax is not only beautiful knit up in Churchmouse’s Diagonal Lace Scarf & Wrap, but it’s also machine washable and dryable, making it ideal for our Knitalong and other projects as we move toward summer.

Euroflax Sport by Louet | 100% wet spun linen | 270 yds/100gr | Sport Weight | Machine Wash & Dry | ______________________________________________

| Firefly Fibers Supplies | Yarn: Euroflax Sport  by Louet – 2 skeins Pattern: Diagonal Lace Scarf & Wrap by Churchmouse Yarns Available from Firefly Fibers as a beautiful print copy or Ravelry In-Store PDF

 | Knitalong Finish Date :: Saturday, June 13th, 2015 |

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Happy Linen Knitting!

*Visit our Knitalong FAQ for details on the benefits of our In-Store Knitalong Appreciation!

Knitalong | Winter 2015

WINTER Knitalong 2015

::: COLORMATIC ::: One Cowl, Four Colors :::

“Colorwork meets pattern mixing in this stylish cowl – try the short version for a quick knit or go for the long version to wear fashionably doubled!”

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Colormatic is knit in the round using slip-stitch knitting – don’t worry if you haven’t knit with two colors… with slip-stitch you’re only knitting with one color at a time and Knit Purl Hunter has wonderful video support for this and all of the techniques used. If you can knit in the round on a circular need, you’re ready to go!

:: Knit Purl Hunter Videos Links :: 

Provisional Cast On | Colormatic, Part 1 VideoLifelinesSlip StitchKitchener StitchKitchener in the Round

We’re using Kenzie for our Colormatic Knitalong – a gorgeous tweed with beautiful stitch definition. Honestly, the most difficult aspect of the project is deciding on colors and how to order them within the cowl. Kenzie is a new addition at the shop and we have all 30 colors in stock!

kenzie_basket_medium2KENZIE by Hikoo 50% New Zealand Merino | 25% Nylon | 10% Angora | 10% Alpaca | 5% Silk Noils | 160 YARDS/50 Grams | WORSTED WEIGHT | HAND WASH, DRY FLAT | ______________________________________________

| Firefly Fibers Supplies | Yarn: Kenzie by Hikoo – 4 (8) skeins :: 1 (2) each of four colors :: Finished Size – Short (Long) – 24 (64)” loop, 7” wide :: Pattern: Colormatic by Knit Purl Hunter

 | Knitalong Finish Date :: Saturday, March 28th, 2015 |

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Happy Colormatic Knitting!

*Visit our Knitalong FAQ for details on the benefits of our In-Store Knitalong Appreciation!

New Year & Socks | 2015 Sock of the Month

Love to knit socks? We've got something just for you!

Sock of Month Sign

This is a great opportunity to knit with a new yarn (or an old favorite), try a new technique, and add a few pairs of socks to your sock drawer in 2015!

Contact the shop for more information and to becoming a Sock of the Month member today!

Psst...the January sock yarn is a NEW arrival and we’ll be sharing it soon, but you can visit the shop to sign up for the 2015 Sock of the Month and see (and fondle) it right away!

Need to learn how to knit socks? We have a Top-Down Sock Workshop on our upcoming class schedule and private lessons are always available.

 Happy Sock Knitting & Happy New Year!