Knitalong | Spring 2014

Skeins and skeins and skeins of SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock are NOW in stock!!!

The order was placed weeks ago to make sure we would have a fabulous selection arrive at the shop in time for our NEW Spring Knitalong!

 

Pendulum SG

Pendulum is an easy to knit shawlette to keep you warm on breezy summer nights – the short rows and stripes keep it interesting while the garter stitch keeps it simple and fast.
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| Knitalong Dates |
Tuesday, April 1st – Saturday, June 21st, 2014
| Skills Needed |
Cast on, Knit, Basic Increases & Short Rows, Bind Off
| Firefly Fibers Supplies*|

Pattern: Pendulum by Ready to Knit’s Amy Miller (Ravelry In-Store PDF Purchase)

Yarn: Tough Love Sock by SweetGeorgia
(2 skeins: 1 each MC & CC)

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

Happy Pendulum Knitting!

 

NEW Arrival | Pure Wool Worsted

After weeks of waiting, it’s here!  Rowan’s new Pure Wool Worsted was well worth the wait. 

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Last week’s arrival made quite the statement with 6 boxes weighing a total of 142.4 lbs - perhaps I should call it a yarn tsunami? The final skein was finally put on the shelf shortly after closing this last Saturday and it’s a whole bunch of beautiful yarn in 50 lovely shades!

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Our first shop sample in the Pure Wool Worsted is going to be:

IMG_2292-WEBOnward by Shannon Cook

But… it would be equally lovely for:

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Spate by Jane Richmond.

All 50 colors of Pure Wool Worsted and the Journey book that includes these two designs and 4 more, are all currently in stock!

Winter Knitalong | Guernsey Wrap

 

NEW Winter Knitalong 2014

Guernsey WrapOur Winter Knitalong features the Guernsey Wrap by Brooklyn Tweed in Shepherd’s Wool Worsted from Stonehedge Fiber Mill.

Shepherd’s Wool Worsted is a new arrival at the shop. Designed and spun at Stonehedge Fiber Mill in East Jordan, Michigan, it has great stitch definition that pairs well with the knit/purl pattern of the Guernsey Wrap.
Shepherd’s Wool Details:
100% merino || Worsted || 250 yds/4oz
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|| Knitalong Dates ||
Thurs, Jan 2nd – Sat, Mar 29th, 2014
|| Skills Needed ||
Cast on, Knit & Purl, Bind Off, Basic Chart Reading and Basic Blocking Skills

|| Firefly Fibers Supplies*||

Pattern: Guernsey Wrap by Brooklyn Tweed (Ravelry In-Store PDF Purchase)

Yarn: Shepherd’s Wool Worsted by Stonehedge Fiber Mill (3 skeins)

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

Happy Guernsey Wrap Knitting!

 

The Last Minute

The last minute for the holidays is upon us. 

Whether you’re hand making gifts or gifting to a fiber enthusiast,

we’re here to help!

 There’s still a little time left to knit and with a new shipment of Malabrigo Rasta arriving just today, we have even more colors to choose from!

MalabrigoRastaTry our favorite one-skein shop design, Either Or, Redux - the pattern includes two options for length and two stitch patterns.

If you’re looking for a gift for the knitter in your life, we have some great grab-and-go options for you!

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  • Shepherd’s Choice Secret Stash for knitters, quilters and other fiber artists – a lovely hand balm that is quick absorbing, no greasy residue to stain fibers and has a light, refreshing scent. 
  • Spud & Chloë Mug Kits – a 19-ounce Spud & Chloë mug (dishwasher and microwave safe) filled with one scrumptious hank of Spud & Chloë yarn, and a fabulous On-the-Run patterns. 
  • Journeya gorgeous collection of six garment and accessory patterns forms a special book filled with beautiful photography. Read Alisa’s review here on her blog and peek at some of the designs.
  • Knitterella Gift Tagsa unique finishing touch to your handmade gifts. Small tags come 12/pack and the large tags 6/pack in a variety of styles with an place for fiber and care instructions.
  • Gift Certificates – available in any amount.

All this and more – just stop in and we’re happy to help make your holidays a little more special!

Holiday Shop Hours

So you can plan ahead this holiday season, our adjusted holiday hours are:

Christmas 

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – CLOSED

The shop will be CLOSED Sun, Dec 22nd – Wed, Dec 25th.

Normal business hours resume on Thurs, Dec. 26th.

 

New Year’s

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day – CLOSED

The shop will be CLOSED Sun, Dec 29th – Wed, Jan 1st.

Normal business hours resume on Thurs, Jan 2nd.

Happy Holidays!

 

Blue Sky Worsted Hand Dyes Yarn Tasting &Trunk Show

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When: October 8, 2013 – October 26, 2013 (all day – just visit the shop)

Cost: Free & enjoy 15% OFF in-stock Worsted Hand Dyes yarn during the Yarn Tasting!

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Meet Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes. Stitching is nothing but smooth sailing with this fantastically soft and silky fiber treat. The round shape makes for serious stitch definition, showcasing your handiwork and making it the perfect choice for cables, twists, and braids.

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But, you don’t have to take our word for it…

During the Yarn Tasting, we have a fabulous assortment of Worsted Hand Dyes trunk show samples and patterns in the shop to inspire you, along with a stunning array of colors for you to choose from. We even have some Worsted Hand Dyes on the needles so you can “taste” it for yourself before buying (psst… we have a little gift for you just for trying out the yarn).

Yarn Details: 

Weight: 100 grams  |  Approx: 100 yards/91 meters  |  Needle Size: Size 9/5.5 mm  |  Gauge: 4 sts per inch
* A suggested gauge only. Works beautifully with large or small needles.

Care:

Hand wash or dry clean. Wash in tepid water using a mild soap. Do not agitate or twist. Shape and dry flat on a towel.Store your little treasure neatly folded; after all, it may be a family heirloom.

Pattern Inspiration (see them all AND MORE with our trunk show!)

One Cable Mitts
1 skein

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Two Button Hat Set
3 skeins
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Peruvian Cabled Scarf
5 skeins
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Ida’s Vest
6, 7, 8, or 9 skeins
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Or maybe something for him...

Men’s Knucklers
1 skein
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These are just a few of the samples and patterns available in the shop through Saturday, September 26th.

Happy Knitting and we’ll see you soon!

Fall Knitalong – 4th Quarter 2013

The Tundra Collection by The Fibre Company + Kelbourne Woolens

8 accessories knit in bulky weight Tundra
60% baby alpaca | 30% merino wool | 10% silk
TundraCollection2The holidays are just around the corner and the Tundra Collection designs make great gifts…
Knit one, two, or three different projects from the collection – finish your first project before the end date and keep going (up to 3 different projects from the collection)!

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Knitalong Dates: Friday, September 13th – Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Firefly Fibers Supplies*:

  • Yarn: Tundra by The Fibre Company(1-3 skeins/project)
  • Pattern: Choose from the 8 patterns in the Tundra Collection!

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

Happy Tundra Knitting!

Next up…. Meet Tundra

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Tundra is an absolutely beautiful 2-ply bulky weight blend of soft baby alpaca, bouncy merino and shiny and drapey silk. Initially available in 17 gorgeous custom kettle dyed colors, the 120 yard / 100 gram skeins are perfect for creating warm and lofty single skein accessories, or just a few skeins will give you a delightfully warm and soft garment.

60% baby alpaca | 30% merino wool | 10% silk
120 yds/100 gram skein
Bulky Weight
12-14 sts = 4 inches on US 10-11 Needle

Tundra is debuting in ALL 17 gorgeous colors at our After Hours Special Event this Friday, September 13th – click here for event details.

 

Meet… Road to China Light

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Road to China Light is a 3-ply strong, soft, shiny and drapey yarn with a lot of body perfect for luxurious, soft and warm items. The unique blend of fibers are spun into a smooth yarn and then kettle dyed, and the different way the fibers absorb the dye creates a beautiful depth of color with subtle heathered tones.

 

65% baby alpaca | 15% silk | 10% camel | 10% cashmere
159 yds/50 gram skein
Sport Weight
24-26 sts = 4 inches on US 3-4 Needle

 Road to China Light will be making it’s debut in 16 stunning colors at our After Hours Special Event this Friday, September 13th – click here for event details.

A Special Event: Welcoming The Fibre Company

After Hours Special Event!!!!

Friday, September 13th (6:30-8:30 PM), join us in welcoming

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Focusing on interesting blends of natural fibers, the unique yarns are all carefully developed to achieve the perfect combination of softness and structure. The beautiful, saturated and sophisticated colors in the lines are all kettle dyed to create a subtle variation in tone and color.

During our special after hours event:

20% OFF all Fibre Company yarns

Fall Knitalong for the the 4th Quarter Launches

Enter to win a $25 Firefly Fibers Gift Card

and more…

We’ll be announcing yarns on Wednesday 9/11 and Thursday 9/12…
Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates!

Note: the shop will close at 6 (as usual) and re-open at 6:30 for the event.

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