Divine Rites of Spring Cleaning

Hi Everyone!
Now that you’ve sprung forward for Daylight Savings, skipped the loch fantastic in Edinburgh, and frolicked your way through Sapphire…what’s next?

Is it intimidating to say…the newest fiber/color season has only just begun? Okay, wow. What to do…what to do…with those lovely skeins you just recently purchased or even those you hand-picked during the yarn crawl, holiday sales, or only recently rediscovered? We have several suggestions, and this type of spring cleaning doesn’t require a Swiffer, a handy maid service, or a honey-do list for a significant other. In fact, our process of matching beautiful yarns with inspiring projects is simply divine.

We have eight beautiful (and FREE) one-skein shawls below, which are perfect for those one-of-a-kind skeins from those aforementioned, out-of-the-world events. Also, we have a One Skein Wonders Favorites Bundle we’ve shared on Ravelry containing these as well as several other popular one-skein projects for your use and reference.

These first two shawls couldn’t be any more different. The Juliet Shawl (below left) is lace from top to edge, crescent-shaped, and can be blocked aggressively. Conversely (and ironically), the I Heart Lace shawl (below right) is a triangular shawl, containing only a little lace on its border, and a large part of the project being formed in stockingette. Both are lovely and choosing is merely a matter of fiber selection and mood.

The next two beauties have both amazing texture and interesting construction. The Wellentanz shawl (below left) is a triangular shawl with an interesting lace border containing horizontal zigzag eyelet groups. The Rambler (below right) is more crescent-shaped scarf than traditional shawl, however, both shape and construction guarantee your beautiful fiber will remain around the wearer’s neck and shoulders for all to see.

These next two patterns have several attributes in common: They are both crescent-shaped, have a significant garter or stockingette section, and contain a lace border with a sparkly add-on. The Biophilia shawl (below left) is inspired by the sea and has a sharp picot beaded edging. The Chevalier Shawl (below right) has a gorgeous beaded diamond surrounded by a rippling feather and fan motif.

These last two (also still FREE) patterns are two shawls we actually have in our retail space. Both shop samples were knit utilizing our Fifty Shades of Gradient™ line in our SW Merino – Fingering fiber. The Bosc Pear shawl (below left) was knit in color way Pyrus, and the Touchstone shawl (below right) was knit in color way Nantahala. Both patterns are simple, contain beautiful eyelets, and can be knit until all the lovely gradient yumminess is used.

Carolina FiberFest
The Fibre Studio will again participate in the annual Carolina FiberFest, held in the Kerr Scott Building at the NC State Fairgrounds in our fair capital Raleigh, NC. The festival is from Mar 23-24, however, we will pack up our yarns and travel on March 22. The Fibre Studio will be closed to the public from March 22-24.

For those of you who have never attended, there are classes/workshops, demos and talks, a myriad of shopping for all things fiber-related, and is a great opportunity to meet your regional indie dyers and see their fibers in person. This is a great opportunity for a girl’s day (or weekend) out so pick up a friend or three and plan to enjoy this fun, family-friendly event.

Want to know what we’re deweing? Pop in to see our studio wörks on Ravelry, Facebook (we post changes to our business hours here), and Instagram as well as on our website at thefibrestudio.com (we post changes to our business hours here).

Happy stitching, y’all!
The Ewe Crew