3.17.15 Shop Update and NEW Pattern Release!!

Hi everyone!

I’ve had an extremely busy beginning to this month, so this is the first shop update in a while. I’ve tried to make it really big and awesome for you though, so here is your preview…

Sock and Sportweight Yarns

There are two skeins each of the sock yarns, plus four skeins of the brand new colorway Gulf in sport, which is pictured in the upper right corner.

Fibers

Fibers

Today I have listed a pair each of every colorway, plus several braids of undyed gray merino and undyed swirl bfl, and a couple of panda spin your own socks kits. My fiber supply is dwindling (as is my ability to prepare fiber for dyeing) so I anticipate only 2-3 more updates will have fiber in them before I’m unable to dye any more to list.

Worsted Weight Sweater Quantities

Worsted Weight Sweater Quantities

I am really excited today, as the incomparable Amy Christoffers has just released her brand new sweater pattern Arborvitae, which is designed especially for my Wanderlust Worsted base.

Arborvitae by Amy Christoffers (photo courtesy of designer)

Arborvitae by Amy Christoffers (photo courtesy of designer)

This gorgeous sweater is an excellent shape to fit a variety of body types, and depending on the amount of ease desired, uses 2-3 skeins of this base. I am listing 9 sweater quantities today (8 colors total) with plans to restock in my 3/31 update. I am still not taking custom orders per se, but if there’s a colorway you absolutely can’t live without, please feel free to email me via the shop and I’ll see if I can get it dyed up for that update. (no reserve listings though, sorry!)

Also, I am the podcast sponsor for my podcast Just One More Row this month, so if you listen to episodes 103 and 104, there is a coupon code available for listeners that can be used on any coupon-eligible item in my shop through midnight ET on 3/31.

As always, thanks so much for your continued support of my shop, and I hope you see something you love in the update today!

XO-

Dana

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Very Exciting Announcement!!

Hey all!

Sorry for no shop update this week. I have been really under the weather, and haven’t had as much dye time as I usually do.

 

Today, though, I have some very exciting news to share with you! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk with the very amazing and talented designer Susan Claudino, and we started a new collaboration. I dyed up a new colorway for her, and she designed the cutest pattern with it!

I’d like to introduce you to… Bonnie Wee Mouse!

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And some more glamour shots…

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He uses one skein of my Touring DK yarn in my brand-new colorway, Bonnie Wee Thing:

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This yarn is actually my newest Outlander series colorway, and is based on the warm and gentle sentiment Jamie uses in several of the books. It is a taupe color base with speckles of hot pink and grayish-purple. I am so proud of this colorway, and SO very proud to have it used in a design by the fabulous Susan Claudino!

The pattern for Bonnie Wee Mouse will be released tomorrow, Thursday 2/13, so I am putting up 10 skeins of Bonnie Wee Thing on Touring DK in the shop at 4pmET tomorrow as well. I can easily dye more of this, so if you don’t see this post until after they have all sold, never fear! I can do it as a custom order lickety-split.

I hope you guys are as excited as I am! Thanks so much for all of your support!

XO-

Dana

Steelcity Pattern Launch!!

A while back I was lucky enough to get to work with the wonderful Josh Ryks (aka swordofaknitter on Ravelry). I had Plurked several months ago asking for any designers interested in designing a pattern for my yarn, and Josh answered the call- and absolutely blew my mind with his creativity.

This coming Tuesday (12.11.12), the pattern Steelcity will be released for purchase on Ravelry, and I am so, so proud that my yarn was used to make it.

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As you can tell, this shawl is a very different shape than you usually see- it’s a long, shallow V  that can be worn in SO many ways. And because it’s a very modern look, it would be great to make for either a man or a woman! It would definitely look best in a semisolid yarn, but I can see it being knit in so many colors… the possibilities really are endless with this piece!

The pattern calls for one skein of my Luxe sock yarn in Graphite, or approximately 430-440yds of fingering weight in a semisolid color. I will be listing 10 skeins of Graphite in Luxe in the shop update tomorrow, but if you miss it, don’t worry- I’ll have more going up in the shop soon. And if you want a custom order for a different color (or if you’d like to knit this pattern with my Twinkle base, which has roughly the same yardage as Luxe), please email me or send me a message through Etsy! 🙂

XO-

Dana