Mokum Cowl Knitalong

We're excited about our new Knitalong featuring the Mokum Cowl by Mieka John of Salt & Stone Knits!

The Mokum Cowl is part KAL and part skill-building with live Zoom sessions and tips along the way and we'd love to have you join us!

You'll need to know how to knit in the round and experience with colorwork is helpful, but if you're ready to dive in, go for it!

The techniques that we'll be sharing via Zoom and other online resources are:
•Crochet provisional cast on to create a folded hem.
•Colorwork tips and tricks - including catching floats and carrying floats across the front of your work.
•Picking up stitches in reverse stockinette and kitchener stitch to bind off and finish your cowl.

The yarn, you ask?
In choosing a yarn for Mokum, we wanted something 'next-to-the-skin' soft and a beautiful array of colors, and Julie's Melange n.1 is perfect.

We chose Brownstone for the main color and Natural Gris for the contrast, but there are so many combinations and we can't wait to see yours!

Mokum Cowl by Mieka John - available on Ravelry
| Cast On Date :: Tuesday, October 12th |
| Finish Date :: Tuesday, November 2nd (or a few days later) |
| LIVE Zoom Dates :: Tuesdays 7-7:30pm - Oct 12th & 19th and Nov 2nd |
| Firefly Fibers Supplies | 3 skeins Melange by Julie Asselin
(2 skeins MC & 1 skein CC)*

When you purchase 3 skeins of Melange for Mokum, just add the Mokum Cowl Knitalong option here in our online shop to your cart and a coupon will be automatically applied to discount the KAL add-on to free when you checkout.

Then... you'll receive an invite within 72 hours to join our Mighty Networks group where we'll be hosting the KAL with live Zoom sessions, plenty of tips and talk and yarny goodness along the way!

*If you want to use stash or different yarn, you can still knit along, socialize, and build your skills by purchasing the KAL option separately for $15 and you'll be invited to join the group!

Either way, we'd love to have you join us!

Please note... this is a virtual only event. We'd love to help you shop for colors in person at our brick-and-mortar shop, but we're not yet able to host in-person KAL knitting time or over-the-counter project assistance due to COVID-19.

Knitalong | Moonwake Cowl

GIVEAWAY :: if you're knitting along and want a chance to win one of two Firefly Fibers gift cards, follow us on Instagram and tag your projects with @fireflyfibers and #FireflyMoonwakeKAL and we'll be selecting one WIP and one FO winner at the end of our knitalong.
Moonwake Cowl by Andrea Mowry
"I love a moebius cowl as it is perfect for when you don’t want to have to weave in lots of ends from colorwork! Not to mention - it happens to be my favorite style of cowl to wear - double win!

Moonwake is a great small project packed with a variety of techniques (provisional cast on, knitting in the round, colorwork, grafting...) - it's a skill-building knit for adventurous beginners and fun for more advanced knitters alike. 

Andrea's pattern includes everything you need, including a detailed overview of the design construction, easy to follow charts for the colorwork, video tutorials for the provisional cast on and kitchener stitch with illustrations showing how to join your finished cowl.
New to colorwork? Moonwake's rhythmic and short repeats make this a great project to try colorwork, or hone your colorwork skills. Knit entirely on a 16" circular needle, there's no need to worry about needle transitions, purling with more than one color, or increasing/decreasing in colorwork. 

The yarn, you ask? The announcement for this Knitalong has been waiting for our restock of Julie's Melange N.1 as her new Yak blend is a great fit and we're excited to share that we currently have all colors in stock, and 2 new Melange colors for you!
If another of our DK or worsted weight yarns strikes your fancy, then go with it! Leizu DK is always a favorite, Shepherd's Wool Worsted is so soft and squishy and Brooklyn Tweed Arbor would also be a great fit (although our inventory is still pretty lean with a lot of colors on backorder). This cowl would also be lovely in the softer colors of Woolfolk Far  and our current stock is on sale.
Need help picking your colors or "see" your combo before you order? 
We're happy to help select your perfect color combination via email (we love sending photos) or you can schedule a Virtual Shopping Appointment via Zoom and we can pick out colors together!


Moonwake Cowl by Andrea Mowry

| Cast On Date :: Friday, Aug 14th |
| Finish Date :: Friday, September 25th |
| Firefly Fibers Supplies | DK - Worsted weight yarn of your choice in 4 colors (minimum of 125yds/color). If you’ve previously purchased yarn from the shop and want to use that to knit along, we’d love to have you join us! 

We'll also be doing a couple gift card giveaways on Instagram, so if you'd like to get in on that fun, stay tuned!
August 10, 2020

Knitalong | Weekender in Shelter

WEEKENDER in Shelter by Brooklyn Tweed
The Weekender by Andrea Mowry is a classic drop shoulder sweater that’s sure to become a wardrobe staple!
| Cast On Date :: Wednesday, Sept 4th |
If you're local and would like to join us to cast on, we'll be casting on during our open knitting on Wednesday evening (5-7:30PM) and we'd love to have you join us!
| Finish Date :: Wednesday, November 14th |
 | FIREFLY FIBERS Supplies| Shelter in the quantity for your size.
If you’ve previously purchased Shelter from the shop for a Weekender and want to knit along, we’d love to have you! Weekender WIP? As long as you’re not more than halfway done, you can join in!
Join our KAL here in our Ravelry group - be sure to check in, introduce yourself and let us know what color of Shelter you'll be knitting!
 Happy Weekender Knitting!
 Stay tuned for giveaways during our Knitalong. 

Knitalong | Teroldego by Boyland Knitworks in Leizu Fingering Simple

"Teroldego is an asymmetrical triangle shawl featuring lace, colorwork, bobbles and stripes. The edges have a narrow garter edge, which allows for a slightly unfinished, rolling finish inspired by runway trends."
| Knitalong Finish Date :: Saturday, May 4th |
 | FIREFLY FIBERS Supplies| Leizu Simple:  3 skeins in 3 colors
 Happy TEROLDEGO Knitting!
Knitalong Incentive… through Saturday, March 9th, we’re including the PDF pattern ($7 on Ravelry) with the purchase of 3 different colors of Leizu Fingering for our KAL (be sure to give us your Ravelry ID)!
 Stay tuned for giveaways during our Knitalong…

Winter of Colorwork Knitalong with Brooklyn Tweed

Firefly Fibers is joining Brooklyn Tweed's Winter of Colorwork Knitalong and we hope you'll join the fun, too!


In a series of blog posts, and chatter in their Ravelry thread, the fabulous Brooklyn Tweed folks will be covering the in's and out's of colorwork from choosing colors, to steeking *eek*, and more!

KAL Introduction
January 9 Selecting Colors for Stranded Colorwork Knitting
January 16 — Pattern Selection, Fit and Swatching with Your Colors
January 23 Cast-On and Knitting Pascal: Beginning the Sleeves
January 30 — Knitting Pascal: Beginning the Body
February 6 — Knitting Pascal: Joining the Sleeves to the Body
February 13 — Knitting Pascal: Steeking
February 20 — Knitting Pascal: Finishing
February 27 — Winter of Colorwork KAL Wrap-Up*
Joining and participating in the KAL with Firefly Fibers

What do you need to do to participate in the KAL with us here at the shop?
Knit a colorwork project in Brooklyn Tweed yarn that was purchased from Firefly Fibers.Of course you can get shiny new yarn the Knitalong, but you're welcome to use previously purchased BT yarn from the shop for your colorwork project - just let us know when you purchase yarn that it's for the Knitalong or send us an email with the yarn you you'll be using from a previous purchase.
Does it need to be a sweater or can I knit another type of colorwork project?
The pattern can be from Brooklyn Tweed or another designer, the project type is up to you, as long as it's colorwork and in BT yarn, it counts! 
How do you participate?
To participate online, follow along in the Brooklyn Tweed Fan Club Ravelry Group. The Brooklyn Tweed team is there for you to ask questions and it's a great place to share and learn, and see what the other knitters are working on. The Winter of Colorwork Pre-Chatter Thread is full of inspiration and resources from the the BT team and you're sure to find a project and amazing color advice there.

We're also available at the shop to help you pick a final project help with color selection - we stock Brooklyn Tweed yarns in all bases and colors and we're happy to put combinations together for you in person or via email! We will have more yarn coming before the cast on date of January 23rd, so just check with us if the color you want is low or out of stock and we can confirm if it will be available.

Are you local and want to socialize and knit on your project at the shop?
In addition to our regular Open Knitting, we'll be hosting a Knitalong event during the KAL (date coming soon) and we'll also be adding a steeking session to the Winter Class Schedule (date also coming soon) and our KAL participants will have first chance to register for that.

How do I choose a project?
Visit the Brooklyn Tweed Ravelry Group for inspiration - some of our favorite BT team members have great suggestions for you and they're happy to help with color choices. Of course, we're here at the shop for all of this too, but this is a great chance to get input directly from the folks at Brooklyn Tweed!
Other questions? Just reach out to us at the shop and we're happy to help!
Stay tuned for more details and KAL fun!
Happy Brooklyn Tweed Colorwork Knitting!
January 10, 2019
Spring Knitalong | Jodi in Leizu DK!

Spring Knitalong | Jodi in Leizu DK!

For our Spring Knitalong, we're using one of our favorite yarns for a project by one of our favorite designers...

JODI by Joji in LEIZU DK by Julie Asselin

Jodi is a crescent shaped shawl worked in DK yarn (for a quick knit) with beautiful faded lines and a garter stitch based lace pattern - view the projects and get the pattern here on Ravelry.
Choose 3 gradient colors for a subtle faded effect or 3 with high contrast for a bolder look. We have a fabulous selection of Leizu DK in stock for you to choose from!
Bind Off Date :: Saturday, June 16th
Leizu DK by Julie Asselin - 3 skeins (1 each of 3 colors)
Would you like to join the Knitalong fun? Pick out your 3 colors of Leizu DK and cast on - when you get your yarn, just let us know you're joining in so you'll get the incentives on a future KAL.
Wait, I'm not local? That's ok. You'll still be eligible for our KAL incentives and can join the fun in our Ravelry group. See the details here, but in short... purchase 3 skeins of Leizu DK for Jodi (just let us know at the shop or leave us a note when you're checking out online), and you'll be eligible for an incentive on the next KAL. AND... if you post a photo of your FO Jodi in our Ravelry KAL group thread (by the end date), you'll be entered for a chance to win $25 of Firefly Fibers store credit!

Happy JODI Knitting!

Winter Knitalong | Lopi Sweater

For our Winter Knitalong, we're going classic with an Icelandic colorwork sweater in Léttlopi and YOU get to choose your pattern (yup, it's true, it's your choice)

Cast On :: February 1st

Bind Off :: March 24th

Firefly Fibers Supplies :: Léttlopi in quantity needed for your sweater

Want to know more about the yarn? Léttlopi is a classic Icelandic aran weight single yarn that's perfect for Lopapeysa (traditional Iceland colorwork sweaters) - the loosely twisted construction produces garments that are lightweight and comfortable to wear indoors or outdoors (protects beautifully from the elements), yet it's a hardwearing yarn for sweaters and accessories that will last while keeping you toasty warm.

We have plenty of Léttlopi in stock at the shop and we're working hard to keep the orders coming in and our shelves full for you!

Our shop sample is Strokkur by Ysolda Teague (sizes 39.25-50.5"), but that doesn't mean that you have to knit this sweater, peruse Ravelry (check out some our Lopi favorites here) and...

Berroco, the US distributor for Lopi, is also hosting a Lopi KAL and they have some fabulous blog posts to inspire, help you get ready, along with great sweater knitting tips. You can find all of their blog posts here and you'll definitely want to read the KAL Annoucement: Knit a Lopi Sweater with Us because it's full of Lopi sweater inspiration!

Would you like to join the Lopi-Along fun? Pick out your sweater, get your yarn (let us know you're joining in so you'll get the incentives on a future KAL) and get ready to cast on!

Need a little help along the way? Check out our Lopi Sweater-Along Lab where you'll have 4 - 2 hour sessions that are part help and part social knitting at the shop during the KAL.

Wait, I'm not local? That's ok. You'll still be eligible for our KAL incentives and can join the fun in our Ravelry group or in the Berroco group for the knitalong. 

Knitalong Incentives? See the details here, but in short... choose your pattern, purchase Lopi for your sweater (just let us know at the shop or leave us a note when you're checking out online), and you'll be eligible for an incentive on the next KAL. AND... if you post a photo of your FO Lopi Sweater in our Ravelry KAL group thread (by the end date), you'll be entered for a chance to win $25 of Firefly Fibers store credit!

We hope you'll knit along with us and fall in love with Lopi!

FALL KNITALONG | Brooklyn Tweed Cowls


 Choose from Furrow in Shelter or High Pines in Arbor.
Can’t decide? Choose one, cast on, finish, then knit the other!

Photo credit I Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed

 | Knitalong Finish Date :: Saturday, December 16th |
Furrow:  Shelter – 4 skeins
High Pines:  Arbor – 3 skeins

 Happy Brooklyn Tweed Cowl Knitting!

Knitalong Incentive… Show us your FOs for a chance to win a $25 Firefly Gift Card!
To enter, just post a photo of your finished cowl (or cowls) on Instagram (tag @fireflyfibers) or in our Ravelry thread by 12/16/17
Questions on our knitalongs? Visit our KAL FAQ page here.
October 23, 2017

Summer Knitalong | Summer Fling

SUMMER FLING by Espace Tricot | SPARROW by Quince & Co

A perfect little summer bag knit in beautiful linen!
We think this bag is perfect for gifting, so if you’d like to knit one (or more) as gifts, once you complete one, you can get yarn for another (up to 4 bags total).
| Firefly Fibers Supplies |
YARN: SPARROW by Quince & Co – 2 skeins (available at our brick-and-mortar shop :: if you're not local and would like to order just send us an email and we're happy to set up a mail order for you.
PATTERN: SUMMER FLING by Espace Tricot – PDF pattern available free here.
| Knitalong Finish Date :: Saturday, September 16th |
Happy Summer Fling Knitting!
Questions on our knitalongs? Visit our KAL FAQ page here.
August 10, 2017