Sea Urchin Shawl by Ambah Obrien

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Last week, I noticed a pattern on Ravelry called the Sea Urchin Shawl by Ambah Obrien.  As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be my next project.  I love everything about it, the shape of it, the way it drapes, the many ways you can wear it and most of all the color.  If you know me, you know I like to stay in my comfort zone when it comes to colors for me – I always feel safe with peach, coral and browns.

So, I dyed a new color in our Fifty Shades Of Gradient on our Walkabout base, I am calling it Sea Urchin (not very original I know, but these colors make me think of a black spiny sea urchin).  I put it together with a 2.0 ounce skein of our Walkabout yarn in the color Sand Dune.  I am very excited about the way it is knitting up.  A four ounce skein of our Walkabout has 428 yards, a 2 ounce skein has 214 yards so there will be very little yarn left over.

Here are some other possibilities for this project.  To see a full range of our Fifty Shades of Gradient, click here.

Foxglove/French's

Foxglove/French’s

Business Suit/Red Hot Mama

Sequoia/French's

Sequoia/French’s

Mallard/French's

Mallard/French’s

True Love/Twilight

True Love/Twilight

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Learn to Knit Portuguese Style

Linda Rudisill will be teaching a Learn To Knit, Portuguese Style class at the studio on Thursday, June 18 at 2:00PM.  Please contact The Fibre Studio if you would like to join in.  The cost will be $10.00 per hour, paid to instructor.

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New Yarns at The Fibre Studio

I am very excited to announce several new yarns to The Fibre Studio family.

  • Kid Silk Lace – is a lovely lace weight yarn that is a combination of 70% Kid Mohair and 30% Silk. Each 100g (3.5 ounce) skein has 1085 yards.  It has a wonderful sheen when dyed.
  • Starlite – is 65% Silk, 23% Kid Mohair, 11% Nylon and 3% Polyester.  It is a bit heavier than fingering weight with a touch of sparkle.  Each 100g skein has 325 yards.
  • Sea Song Fingering – is 51% Silk, 29% Superfine Merino and 20% Sea Cell.  Each 100g  skein has 500 yards.
  • Sea Song Lace – is the same fiber combination as the fingering and has 868 yards per each 100g skein.

I have dyed each of these yarn bases to see how they react to the dyeing process and I am very pleased with the results .

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Kid Silk Lace on left in Neptune, Sea Song Fingering on right in Speckled Egg.

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Fifty Shades of Gradient

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We are very excited about a new line of yarn we have added to The Fibre Studio family.  It is called “Fifty Shades of Gradient”.   Currently we are using our Superwash Sock Light Fingering and our Superwash Sock Fingering bases, but we can gradient dye any of our bases.

Our Superwash Sock Light Fingering cakes come in 3.5 ounces, 100g and 490 yards.  The Superwash Sock Fingering comes in a 4.0 ounce cake with 560 yards.

Below are some of our colors to choose from, we will be adding more.

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

DarkRainbow

Dark Side of the Rainbow

 

BusinessSuit

Business Suit

Erin

Erin

Violets are Blue

Violets are Blue

Foxglove

FoxGlove

 

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3 Color Cashmere Cowl KAL

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If you follow me of Facebook or Pintrest, then you already know I love the color hues and combinations from Design Seeds.  I thought it might be fun to use their combinations for some of our upcoming projects, like the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli.  We are using  our luscious Cashmere Silk Fingering yarn, each skein is 1.75 ounces, 50g and approximately 217 yards.  These colors were inspired by Nature Hues by Design Seeds; they are from top left – Carrot, Cinnamon, Spring Awakening, Aqua and Bird of Paradise.  More choices to follow.

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Ravelry Review!

Join us on Saturday, December 13 for a review on how to set up and use your Ravelry account more efficiently.

Linda Rudisill will instruct how to set up a project on Ravelry, add photos, add yarn to your stash, join groups, and much more.

Call 704-643-7720 to reserve your spot.

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Double Knitting Floral Cowl

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Join us to create this lovely project using the Double Knitting technique.  Click here to download the free pattern on Ravelry.  Class will be taught by Heike.

Date:  Wednesday, December 2, 2014

Cost:  $25.00, paid to instructor.

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