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 |
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| 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!

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

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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!

Sweater Club 2015

Sweater Club 2015

At Firefly Fibers, we love to knit sweaters and see the Firefly knitters finish their sweaters! In the New Year, our goal is to bring sweater knitters together to knit, inspire, and encourage each other for sweater success with our 2015 Sweater Club.

The yearlong membership for the Firefly Fibers Sweater Club is $65 and includes:

  • Sweater Club Launch Party – Friday, January 2nd (6:30-8:30PM)
  • Firefly Fibers Sweater Club Binder – organize Goals, Inspiration, WIPs, FOs and more.
  • Plus… the binder includes the perfect sweater companion, a complimentary copy of Stashbot!
  • 15% OFF a sweater quantity of yarn at our Launch Party.
  • Complimentary CustomFit Pattern.
  • Sweater Club Open Knitting – open knitting times just for our Sweater Club knitters.
  • Pre-Registration Opportunities for several sweater based classes and special events.
  • Prize Drawing Entries for finished sweaters.
  • And More… the shop will inspire your sweater knitting with project ideas, classes, motivation and more throughout 2015 to make this a very successful sweater knitting year for you!

Visit the shop for details and to join the fun today – memberships are limited and registration closes Saturday, 12/20!

Gifts | 2014 Holiday Edition

The holiday season is upon us and we know how hectic this time of year can be, so we’re here to help brighten up your holiday season with some lovely goodies that are wonderful for giving (and receiving)!

Knit Happy ceramic mug/tumbler featuring a knitted cable — double-wall construction to keep your drink hot or cold longer, while your hands always stay comfortable. These fabulous mugs have sold out twice and more just arrived!

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Fringe Supply Co. goodies — Knitting Santa Cards, Flour Sack Towels, Prints, and Totes all perfect for the fiber fanatic!

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A special delivery from Julie Asselin arrived last week and included a sampling of Leizu Worsted and Ankara – both yarns are available in limited quantities!

For Leizu Worsted, we’re quite smitten with the Adama Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis – a ‘quick-to-knit shawl-cowl hybrid’. Pairing this pattern with Leizu Worsted makes this an extra special knit or you can select a color and we’ll package up the yarn and pattern as a gift for your favorite knitter!

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We’ll be back soon with more holiday inspiration!

Happy Holidays!

Small Business Saturday | Specials

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – the shop will be closed, but we’ll be back on Friday in time for Open Knitting at 10am. Once we’re back, get ready for our Small Business Saturday specials that we’re offering on BOTH Friday 11/28 & Saturday 11/29:

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Happy Knitting and thanks for “shopping small”!

 

Taproot | In-Shop Subscription

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One of our favorite magazines at the shop is Taproot and we’re celebrating one year of Taproot at Firefly Fibers. What is Taproot and what makes it so special?

Taproot is…

  • a quarterly, seasonal print magazine with beautiful photography and illustrations.
  • a collection that entertains, educates, and inspires.
  • ad-free and independently published.

In addition, a beautiful knitting pattern is frequently included in the issues and, upon arrival, we’re quickly selecting shop yarns that would be perfect for the new design - as was the case with the new issue that arrived just today. 

Beginning with ISSUE 12 :: BREAD, we are now offering a one-year Taproot “subscription” at a special price with a little something extra for our knitters!

Issue 12The one-year Firefly Fibers Taproot “subscription” includes:

  • Special price of $29 for one year/4 issues beginning with issue 12 (single issues are $9)
  • Plus… when the issue includes a knitting project, you’ll get 10% off project yarn

This issue’s knitting project is a gorgeous cowl knit in one of our favorite yarns, Tundra by The Fibre Company - Tundra is in stock with more on the way! Subscribe and get 10% off Tundra for your Winter Cowl…

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Contact the shop for more details and to subscribe – this is a limited time offering!

Happy Knitting!

 

Fall Knitalong | Campside in Leizu DK

 

 

Fall Knitalong 2014

The Fall Knitalong has been super popular and the yarn keeps flying off the shelves!! 

::: Campside ::: A Wonderful Collaboration :::

Alicia Plummer | Julie Asselin | Pom Pom Quarterly

Fall Kal CollageA new beautiful shawl by designer Alicia Plummer in Julie Asselin‘s beautiful yarn, Leizu DK!

LEIZU DK by Julie Asselin Hand Dyed Yarns 

90% SW Merino & 10% Silk | 115 GRAMS | 260 YARDS
NEEDLE SIZE: US 6-7 (4-4.5MM) | DK WEIGHT | GAUGE 5-6 STITCHES PER INCH

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| Knitalong Finish Date |
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
| Firefly Fibers Supplies*|

Yarn: Leizu DK by Julie Asselin (3 Skeins)

Pattern: Campside by Alicia Plummer available on pompommag.com

Happy Campside Knitting!

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

Yarn Tasting | The Fibre Company

The Fibre Company Yarn Tasting at Firefly Fibers!

The Fibre Company’s eleven unique artisan yarns focus on the beauty of blending different fibers and our Yarn Tasting is the perfect opportunity to try each and every gorgeous yarn they have to offer!

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WHAT YOU GET & HOW IT WORKS:
The Fibre Company Yarn Tasting Kit: Kelbourne Woolens Yarn Tasting Bag, Eleven cards with a wrapped sampling of each Fibre Co yarn (enough to knit a small swatch), and “The Fibre Company Sampler” pattern with swatching recommendations for each yarn

In addition to the Fiber Company yarns we have in stock, you’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase SINGLE skeins from The Fiber Company: ANY yarn, ANY color, and ANY quantity – your chance to order single skeins from The Fibre Company!

Plus… Skein purchasing incentive (In-Stock AND Special Order Skeins):
1-3 Skeins = 10% OFF
4-6 Skeins = 15% OFF
7+ Skeins – 20% OFF

YARN TASTING DATE & TIME OPTIONS:
6:30-8PM Friday, Sept 19th
8:30-10AM Saturday, Sept 20th

Seating for each Yarn Tasting at Firefly Fibers is limited and will be closed once all seats are filled –
register at the shop in advance for $10/person.

Visit the shop to reserve your seat at one of the 2 tastings ASAP -

this is sure to be a fabulous time and one that you won’t want to miss!

Knitalong | A Little Secret

I’ve generally thought that I’m not a very good “secret keeper” since my face gives everything away, but truth be told, I am actually pretty good at keeping secrets – or at least some secrets. When it comes to classes and knitalongs for the shop, these are all generally knit in secret for various reasons, but while I’m knitting, I’m bursting at the seams to share.

Our upcoming Fall Knitalong is no exception and, thankfully, the timing has worked out perfectly so I actually get to share this secret a little early and before I even get to cast on!

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The lovely Julie Asselin and her hand dyed yarns have been a perfect addition in the shop and one of her lines we’ve been anxiously waiting to arrive is Leizu DK – 90% superwash merino / 10% silk – and the first shipment will be here in just a few days!

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We’ve been “ooo’ing” and “ahhh’ing” over the sample skein while waiting for our order. As luck would have it, a few weeks ago, designer Alicia Plummer had just finished knitting this gorgeous shawl in Leizu DK and she was in the process of selecting test knitters, so we - of course - followed the test knit progress because her design just HAD to be a Firefly Fibers Knitalong.

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Gorgeous, right?! The pattern, released just a few days ago, is already wildly popular on Ravelry and our first order of Leizu DK is currently in transit from Canada, so I’m happy to share that our upcoming Fall Knitalong will feature Campside by Alicia Plummer in Julie’s Leizu DK!

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Here’s the thing… knitalongs need a lot of yarn, so as soon as we knew the timing of the pattern release would work with our Fall Knitalong, we got back on Julie’s dying schedule, but we don’t want to make you wait…

Our Fall Knitalong will officially kick off in a few weeks, but since we have Leizu DK arriving any day now and more scheduled to be dyed next week, we’re giving you a couple options for your Campside…  

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  1. Select a color for your Campside from the colors we’ll have in stock – so, if you’re anxious to start, you can choose a color from the soon-to-be-arriving order and start the Fall Knitalong early.
  2. Select from ANY of Julie’s stunning colors before next Wednesday, Sept 17th and we’ll add it to our upcoming order for you – the order will be dyed next week and arriving before the end of September. 

Honestly, the colors we have on the way are gorgeous and there’s sure to be one that you’ll fall in love with, but we know you might want one that’s not on our list or you love one that everyone else loved too, so here’s your chance to pick ANY color!

 

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Julie’s full line of colors are available here on her website or you can visit the shop to see the colorways we have in stock - we currently have a great selection of colors in Milis and Merletto. 

We’ll make an announcement as soon as the Leizu DK arrives at the shop, in the meantime… pop on over to the Pom Pom Quarterly blog to get the pattern and read the story behind this wonderful collaboration between Alicia Plummer and Julie Asselin!

 

Many thanks to both Alicia and Julie for your time and assistance in coordinating our Fall Knitalong!