Ginger Scarf by Beth Major

Interweave’s newest issue of Crochetscene (Summer 2014) includes an elegant scarf crocheted in our Merino Silk Lace yarn! Inspired by warm summer breezes while dining at a chic outdoor café, this playful scarf adds instant elegance. Basic crochet stitches combine to create a lacy fabric this is easy enough for beginners. For more details, please…

Registration Opens for Knit City 2014

Knit City 2014 is fast approaching and registration for classes starts Friday, July 25 at 7 pm PST (tomorrow night!). In the past, classes have sold out within minutes, so I encourage you to look over the classes ASAP to avoid disappointment. I will be offering my “Unapologetic Colour for Spinners” workshop at Knit City,…

From London to Brighton

One thing I love about London is that there’s always something going on. From the first day we arrived, we went to the Fanzone in Stratford to watch the F1 British Grand Prix race where Lewis Hamilton won in front of a home crowd. Then there was watching the London leg of the Tour de…

First stop. Florence.

Two weeks of traveling, five flights, three cities (Florence, London, and Brighton), plus stops in Paris and Pisa… was quite the adventure with six pieces of luggage, three iPhones, two laptops and little baby in tow. My teaching trip to Unwind Brighton could have been really short and compact, but I decided it was close…

Reveal: June 2014 Club

Each month, we dye a brand new, unique colourway for our Spinning Fibre and Sock Yarn Clubs. We’re shipping out the July packages this week, so it’s a good time to let you know what we did for June: the colourway // Each spring, I get inspired to fix up my garden. As I wander…

Summer of Socks: Selecting an Ideal Sock Fibre

Spinning your own sock yarn means that you get to pick and choose the best “ingredients”. Just like some apples are great for baking and others are better for snacking, there are also different fibres, each suited to different projects and techniques. Also, your socks don’t have to be 100% of anything… that would be…

Baya Shawl

The Summer 2014 issue of Pom Pom Magazine is available now and our yarns made the cover as a part of Mindy Wilkes‘ gorgeous shawl design! Baya is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the bottom up. The bottom edge of the shawl is a lace pattern that also incorporates some simple cables, while the body…

Countdown to Unwind

In less than a week, we’ll be winging our way over to the UK. The crunch is on now… slides for Colour Stories presentation, check. Slides for Colour Confidence presentation, check. Handout and spinning supplies for Spinning Hand-Dyed Fibres workshop, check. Now, to just find a moment to pack our bags, laptop, and the 50…

Gefn Mitts by Kristen Ashbaugh Helmreich

The name Gefn is one of the numerous names for the goddess Freyja, and likely means “she who gives (prosperity or happiness).” When designing these fingerless mitts, Kristen imagined that “These gauntlets are something that Freyja would have worn while traveling under one of her aliases. The SweetGeorgia Superwash DK has a firm hand with…