Shades of Summer

Hi Everyone!

As many of us have just realized, we are heading towards summer at a pretty quick clip. How did this just happen? Along with summer’s incipient return, we have projects and color ways to revisit.

Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day…parades and fireworks and Sousa marches…it’s a great time to show off the Red, White & Blue. It is also apropos in support of our allies as we remember Manchester this weekend while their red, white, and blue Union Jack is at half-mast. Thus, we’ve invited our color way Old Glory back for a visit. Available in three product lines: 1) a gradient cake from our Fifty Shades of Gradient™ line, 2) a Freckles – Fingering skein, and 3) a Color Play Kit (CPK5) for those looking to make a more generously-sized project.


We are still taking orders for Sunshine Coast, our summer KAL. This pullover, by designer Heidi Kirrmaier, is quite simple in appearance, but comes with a few little design details that make it special. The A-line body shape is flattering on many body types. It is intended to fit with ½ to 3 inches of ease at the bust.

Knit entirely seamlessly from the top down, it is also quite easy to execute. The side details are formed through basic increases and decreases.

The gauge as written is suitable for a heavy DK or light worsted yarn, however, it can be turned into a four-season garment by knitting it loosely in a fingering-weight yarn. We recommend several of our yarn bases for this pattern.

If you want to create a loosely knit, light-weight sweater, select Merino Bamboo – Fingering, Cotton Bamboo – Fingering, SW Merino – Fingering, or Walkabout – Fingering.

If you are a stickler for following a pattern or a nervous knitter–no problemo. Simply select Cotton Bamboo – Worsted or SW Merino – Lt Worsted as your base.

If you order your yarn by Wednesday, May 31, it will be available to ship or to pick up by or at our June 10 World Wide Knit in Public Day Celebration so you can knit a long with us and with your greater fiber community.

Enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend and, as always, peaceful stitching!

Knit to Win!

Mairlynd Any Shawl KAL 01

Yes, my friends. You read that correctly. You can win prizes just by knitting (and sharing your work).

During our upcoming June 18 World Wide Knit in Public and Anniversary Event, we are going to have prizes drawn on the half hour between 1-6pm. You CAN stack the deck to increase your chances of winning fabulous prizes like a cake of 50 Shades of Gradient yarn, grab bags, a 40% off voucher for any regular price item currently available in the studio, or a Melanie Berg (@Mairlynd) pattern of your choosing.

“How do I increase my chances of winning?” you ask. Well, folks, you can do the following:

1. For every week you show us your Melanie Berg (@Mairlynd) Knit Any Shawl KAL Work in Progress on The Fibre Studio’s Ravelry KAL discussion board, your name goes into the kitty. Note: Names will only be entered once per week per person.
2. If you wear or bring your Melanie Berg shawl to the event, your name goes into the kitty.
3. If you buy yarn during the event, your name goes into the kitty for each sku you purchase.
4. If you wear a shawl, sweater, scarf, or other item made from The Fibre Studio yarn, your name goes into the kitty…once so don’t bring your entire wardrobe…well, unless you want to do so. Ha!
5. If you are tagged by one of The Fibre Studio employees as a Sample Gallery Model (i.e. we want a picture of YOUR project for our website), your name goes into the kitty. Each attending employee will select only one model.
6. If you win, you must be in attendance at the time of the drawing. Drawing times are: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm.

Upload those WIPs to our Ravelry page; the payoff is big, Huge, GINORMOUS. Of course, we hope to see you at our event. Did I mention there would be cake–both yarn AND the frosted kind!?

Click here for additional information about the event.

Happy stitching, y’all!

 

 

 

 

 

Mairlynd Knit Any Shawl KAL

Mairlynd Any Shawl KAL 2016

(c) @Mairlynd / (c) Melanie Berg

As previously shared, the 2016 Mairlynd (aka designer, Melanie Berg) Knit Any Shawl KAL began Monday, May 9. You can join this Knit-A-Long three different ways:

  1. Visit The Fibre Studio during Wednesday Open Knit/Crochet from 10am to 2pm;
  2. Join The Fibre Studio KAL on Ravelry here; or
  3. Join the Mairlynd Knit Any Shawl KAL on Ravelry here.

Mairlynd is ending their KAL on June 12, however, we are extending our KAL until Saturday, June 18 in order to make it part of our World Wide Knit in Public and First Birthday event in our new dyeing studio location.

We hope you will join us for our KAL as well as our June 18 event to celebrate with us and to show off your Mairlynd projects? Which Melanie Berg patterns have you purchased? What’s on your needles?

Happy stitching, y’all!

P.S. The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For has a new phone number (980-475-4705) so please update your contacts lists accordingly.

 

Celebrate Good Times, C’mon!

Fibre Studio Banner KISS JPEG 01Ready?  Set?  Mark your calendars!

Saturday, June 18 is a very special day at The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For.  Yes, it’s World Wide Knit in Public Day (please see Mint Museum Charlotte Knitting Guild Event), but our new dyeing studio is also celebrating its FIRST anniversary.  We just turned ONE!

We are taking the opportunity to combine the two events into one very special celebration.

Who: Knitters, Crocheters, Fiber Artists, Makers…….aka YOU
When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10am ’til 6pm
Where: The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For | 658 Griffith Road, Suite 107 | Charlotte 28217
Details: The Fibre Studio will unveil a new 50 Shades of Gradient color way AND a new pattern during this event. Participants will have opportunities to showcase their Melanie Berg (@Mairlynd) KAL projects. There will be cake! We shall construct a Color Playstation so guests can build their own color play kit. We will welcome a featured guest demonstrating a sock knitting machine. There will be door prizes and giveaways beginning at 1pm. Did I mention there will be cake?

Bring your projects (on needles or to show and tell), your friends, even those non-knitting buddies. As always, we welcome the opportunity to demonstrate how truly awesome the greater Charlotte area “making” community is…while we celebrate our birthday…and have CAKE!

Happy stitching, y’all!

P.S. The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For has a new phone number (980-475-4705) so please update your contacts lists accordingly.

 

World Wide Knit In Public Day

The Charlotte Knitting Guild will celebrate World Wide Knit In Public Day, Saturday, June 11 at Books A Million, Cotswold Shopping Center.  The gathering will be from 11-4 so bring your needles, hooks, wheels/spindles, yarn and roving and join the fun.  Don’t forget bring yarn to swap.  There will be prize drawings every half hour.

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host WWKIPD on Sunday, June 12 from 9–3.  See and feel the latest in plant-based yarns, or step outside to see “fiber sources” in action – sheep, alpacas and angora rabbits. Area yarn shops will be on-hand.  The event is free with Garden admission, and half price for those who bring knitting needles. Members are free, adults, $12; seniors 60+, $11; and children 4-12, $6. For more information log on to www.DSBG.org