Monday, December 14, 2009

New! Romantica Superwash Merino Lace from Ivy Brambles, Restock on Hot HiyaHiyas and Cascade Yarns, and Rowan Tapestry on Sale!

Hi Everyone!

Ivy Brambles Romantica Merino Lace Yarn - 118 Friars BayIvy Brambles Romantica Merino Lace Yarn - 003 Celosia

New yarn! Another fantastic yarn has arrived and we are simply delighted with it! Ivy Brambles Romantica Merino Lace - this beautifully soft, hand-dyed superwash yarn is 1000 yards of wonderfully soft merino lace weight yarn per 4 oz skein. This yarn feels as good as a it looks and the colorways are your favorites!

Ivy Brambles Romantica Merino Lace Yarn - 011 A Day At The Beach

HiyaHiyas are in and we have added new sizes and new needle lengths! We have also added the HiyaHiya Aluminum and Nickel Plated Crochet Hooks - including the hard to find little itty bitty hooks used for beading.

HiyaHiya Circular Bamboo Needles for Knitting

A new unique colorway has been added in limited edition to the Ivy Brambles Superwash collection - it called Autumn Rose and supply is limited... this is a one time color and it is a beautiful rose shade with subtle enhancing colors poking through. If you are a pink person, you will love this colorway.

Ivy Brambles Superwash Worsted Yarn #128 Autumn Rose

Cascade 220 and Eco Wool have been restocked! All of the colorways are back in for both. Did you know we carry the entire color pallette of Cascade 220 yarn? Just for you!

Cascade 220 Yarn 2413 - RedCascade Yarns Eco Plus

On special until the first of the year, Rowan Tapestry yarn!

Rowan Tapestry 175 MoorlandRowan Tapestry 172 Pot PourriRowan Tapestry 173 Antique

Rowan Tapestry is a gorgeous yarn is available now at a savings of 15% off retail price. Rowan Tapestry yarn is a beautiful blend of 70% wool and 30% soybean, Tapestry is a warm soft yarn that has excellent wearability and a soft gentle drape. This self striping yarn is easy to care for and knits to a standard DK tension of 22 sts to 30 rows per 4 inches (10cm) on a US#6 (4 mm) needle. Each ball has a yardage of 120 m / 131 yds. Each skein self stripes and provides soft comfort in every garment... perfect for scarfs, mitts, sweaters, etc... this is a yarn that you will want to work with time and time again! It also felts beautifully and with the striping colorways it is a winner every time!

Ivy Brambles Cashmere 4-Ply Yarn

Lusciously soft and beautiful 100% Cashmere yarn from Ivy Brambles has arrived! This gorgeous yarn is just right for your next lace or DK weight project and available in a range of colors and at a great price!

Ivy Brambles Cashmere 2-Ply Yarn

The Ivy Brambles 2-Ply 100% Cashmere comes in skeins of 400 yards (369 m) and knits to a gauge of 26-28 sts per 4 inches. This lovely yarn works up beautifully in lace or any pattern stitch calling for a fingering weight yarn.

Ivy Brambles Cashmere 4-Ply Yarn - 15 Fire Red

The Ivy Brambles 4-Ply 100% Cashmere comes in skeins of 200 yards (184 m) and knits to a gauge of 22-25 sts per 4 inches on a recommended US #5-6 (3.75-4 mm) needle. This lovely yarn works up beautifully for fingerless mittens, cowls, scarves and other projects requiring a DK weight yarn.

Cashmere... add a little luxury to your world!

Ivy Brambles Swarly Hat Pattern by Patti Waters

Looking for some new patterns? We always are! New on the list is the Swarly Hat by Patti Waters - sure to keep you warm and in fashion with this fun and easy swirly hat! This hat takes only 2 skeins of Ivy Brambles Superwash Worsted - one of each color - hat is shown in colorways Night Sky for a main color and Grand Canyon is for the contrast.

Poppies Fingerless Mittens Pattern

And is there anything better than a new and easy ribbed fingerless mitten pattern? We love it! Pattern has instructions for a really easy ribbed pair of mitts, or if you choose you can easily add a slight twist to things! Customers polled were at a tie for their favorite set of mitts... Another pattern from our friends at Ivy Brambles and is called Poppies Fingerless Ribbed Mittens. Each pair of mitts knits up fast with plenty to spare with a skein of Ivy Brambles Superwash Worsted. Colorway shown in pattern is Poppies. Enjoy!

And The Yarn and Fiber Company Prize Winner is..... drum roll please.....

Our official prizewinner is Patricia M. from Indiana! Congratulations Patricia! Patricia has won the Ivy Brambles Giveaway which included a custom Knitting with Friends Tie Dye T Shirt, a Knitting with Friends Pink Tote Bag, Pure Silk Lacey Ferns Scarf kit (Patricia chose the Ivy Brambles Pure Silk in Wild Blackberry for her colorway) and the Lady Olivia Sock Kit which includes the pattern and Sockscene in Bushkill Falls.

Patricia wrote to us letting us know that she is delighted to have won and that the prize is perfect as she has made tie dye t-shirts with Indiana Special Olympic participants at their yearly state competitions for many years. She mentioned that although she has knit for years, she has never attempted any fine lace work. and is thrilled to have a good reason to expand her horizons with the Pure Silk Lacy Ferns Scarf kit. We are happy to help!

Pictured with Patricia is her new niece who is already showing lots of interest in yarn! Congrats on winning Patricia and enjoy your prizes!

A new prize giveaway has been posted! Good luck to everyone on our mailing list and the happiest of upcoming holidays to all!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Ideas, New Project Kits and Greeting Cards with a Flair for Fiber from The Yarn and Fiber Company

Hi everyone!

Enjoying the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays? Need a few quick gift giving ideas or maybe a new project for yourself?

Just in!

Ivy Brambles Arrow Head Socks Kit

Ivy Brambles Arrow Head Socks Kit! Really pretty and just released! A fun sock pattern by designer Patti Waters featuring an intricate arrow head cable pattern. Why not make socks that are this much fun!

Quick and easy mitten kits - available now in Worsted and Super Bulky weights - you choose how fast you want to knit these gems!

Nancy Warm and Fuzzy Mittens Kit

Nancy's Warm and Fuzzy Mitten Kit feature mittens that are fun, fuzzy and very warm. These great mittens are easy to knit and fabulous to wear, knit with two strands of worsted weight yarn, the fuzzy effect created by using one strand of mohair yarn together with a regular wool yarn.

Super Bulky Mittens Kit

The Super Bulky Mittens Kit features a mitten project that is super fast and easy. These mittens are great for either a man or woman, knit in super bulky yarn they require just 66 yards of any suitable 2 – 3 sts per inch yarn.

Pepitas Christmas Stocking Kit

How about the new Pepita Christmas Stocking which takes four colors of worsted weight yarn? This stocking is worked from the top down, with an easy lace cuff, stranded colorwork leg and foot, and an "afterthought" heel. We have kit this lovely stocking with appropriate colors of Cascade 220.

Antenor Beret Project Kit by Alison Green Will

A lovely beret is always comfortable with any outfit and knits up fast and easy using the Antenor Beret Project kit. This lovely design from Alison Green Will, the pattern is written in two sizes, and a floppy and a regular version – so, four possibilities total (small/regular, small/floppy, large/regular and large/floppy). The hat is made by knitting the cable band lengthwise, then picking up stitches and knitting the hat body in the round. The beret requires approximately 160 yds / 143 m for regular style, or 200 yds / 183 m for floppy style, light worsted weight yarn. We have kit this design using 1 Skein of the Ivy Brambles Superwash Worsted Yarn....another, winning pattern that works well in any colorway.

Prism Drop Stitch Scarf Kit

A beautiful and fast scarf is the gorgeous Prism Drop Stitch Scarf Kit. One skein of Prisms hand-dyed Stuff yarn creates an array of color and texture in any pattern. This kit comes with a free pattern from Ivy Brambles with an easy drop stitch or you can simply work this yarn in a garter stitch - the yarn does all the work to make any simple and quick pattern easily a work of art. And for addition artistic flutter, tie on some Prism Galaxy ribbon. This is great in any color and works up really fast!

Water Scarf and Mitts Kit

A new favorite, the Water Scarf and Mitts Project Kit. Only two skeins of Ivy Brambles Superwash Worsted yarn makes the lovely scarf and mitts set! Each is worked lengthwise so adjustments are easily made and you only need to knit to the width you like!

Penny Straker Becky Pullover Kit

Need a quick sweater! The Penny Straker Becky Pullover Kit is for you! This classic raglan sweater easily becomes the essential sweater that everyone pulls on for a cold day. We have kit this for you using Eco Wool and Eco Wool Plus making this an affordable and fast project that everyone likes. All the color look great and the pattern is written for a 32 - 50 finished chest size. Three to four skeins is all it takes!

Penny Straker Andy Garter Stitch Sweater Kit Penny Straker Child's Andy Sweater Kit

Nothing is faster than a simply garter stitch design - here is one you are sure to love. The Penny Straker Andy in Child's or Adult sizes. Andy is a beginners delight worked on #7 needles in Garter Stitch. With an easy-to-knit drop shoulder and a comfortable shape, Andy is appropriate for a multitude of yarns and tweeds, boucles and cottons, to wool blends, handspuns and colorful variegated yarns all lend themselves to this design. The adult pattern runs sizes 32-44 and the childs pattern runs sizes 2-12. These two worsted weight designs are great in Ivy Brambles Superwash Worsted, Cascade 220, Cascade 220 superwash and Cascade 220 Tweed, as well as the other multiple worsted yarns in our inventory.

Itty Bitty Witty Knitties - Knit Greeting Cards

Send a card that shows the love of fiber to your friends! Itty Bitty Witty Knitties are perfect all year round and are sure to bring a smile to the sender and receivers face! Each card has a wonderful knit swatch on the front with a delightful and fun fiber phrase to greet the receiver... an example is - Did you know it takes 3 llamas to make a medium-sized sweater? - and then the inside reads - I didn`t even know llamas could knit!

Emily Morgan Handpainted Silks - Greeting Cards
Other great card lines are the inspiring and beautiful greetings cards from artist Emily Morgan. Each card features a photographic reproduction of an original Emily Morgan Handpainted Silk design. Cards are blank inside making them suitable for any occasion. Card size is 5 x 7 inches approximately and comes with a matching envelope.

Knitting With Friends® - Greeting Cards

Also, Knitting with Friends Greeting Cards offer both fun and delightful phrases as well as cute little animals making good use of their existing fiber.

No time for creating the gift? We have lots of great ideas that are easy to wrap! Here is a short list of suggestions...

Knitting With Friends® Womens    Small Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Knit Two Together in Gray Knitting with Friends® Womens Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Knit Two Together Design
- Knitting with Friends Shirts available in different sizes, colors and designs and come in long sleeve, short sleeve, v-neck, crew neck and tie dye. Also available in designs for crocheters and spinners.

Knitting With Friends® - Pink Tote - 3 Friends Design Knitting with Friends® Womens Crew Neck T Shirts - 3 Friends Design

- Knitting with Friends Tote project bags available in different sizes, colors and designs. Also available in designs for crocheters and spinners.

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Steel Knitting Needle Set - Small in Colorway Blue

- Hiya Hiya Interchangeble Needle Sets are sure to please and come a beautiful case made of a lovely silk brocade and cotton twill.

Sterling Silver 3/4 inch Spinning Wheel Pendant with Matching Chain

- Also, just in from Ireland, in a limited number, Sterling Silver 3/4 inch Spinning Wheel Pendant with matching chain. A great gift for the spinner in your life.

We will be adding more project kits this week for fast and easy gift giving... we have new patterns coming in daily for hats, mittens, socks, and sweaters so check back often.

Have you signed up for our prize giveaway yet? It's easy! Simply go to the home page of our website and simply click on the Prize Giveaway Enter to Win section and sign up to win prizes, receive coupons and the latest news!

Enjoy your week!
The Yarn and Fiber Company