Archives For Knitvent 2017

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On today’s podcast I dive into the first week of Knitvent 2017 with our exciting first pattern, and I chat about what I’ve been up to, including my favourite current WIP, the Hay Pullover. I also announce the winners of our Surprise Party Shawl sets from Hue Loco and let you in on another pattern giveaway happening this week!

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.com

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The Land of Sweets Cowl is our first Knitvent pattern for 2017!!

 

 

In the Land of Sweets, more is more! Bon bons, peppermint sticks, and chocolate drops are just the beginning. The dances that make up this section of The Nutcracker are the most colourful and exciting of the whole ballet, and the Sugar Plum Fairy is the indulgent queen of this confectionery kingdom. For devoted knitters, yarn is sweeter than candy, and it’s just as difficult to restrain ourselves when faced with a world of choice. Who hasn’t stood in a yarn shop staring at piles of skeins in every colour of the rainbow, eyes shining like a child in a sweet shop?

The Land of Sweets Cowl was designed to showcase the knitter’s version of this wonderland…a perfect use for the mini skeins from one of the many delicious yarn Advent calendars around at this time of year. It’s also a brilliant way to use up the lovely leftovers that every avid knitter has stashed away. Stripes, simple lace, and an irrepressible sense of fun are at the heart of this cosy cowl, which will brighten up even the greyest winter day.

The Knitvent 2017 Collection

Norah George Yarn

Herbstblatt Regina Yarn

The Comfy Red Couch Podcast

A World of Imagination Blog

Hay Pullover by Clare Mountain

Laine Magazine

Sister Mountain Instagram

The Fibre Company Road to China Light

Copper Corgi Yarn

We have our two Surprise Party Sets Giveaway Winners!

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Surprise Party Shawl

Hue Loco Yarns

Brooklyn Knitfolk Podcast

We have another giveaway coming up this week, this time for a copy of the Town Wall Socks or the Pedulia Callunae Socks, both by the lovely Anna Friberg

Box O’ Socks KAL by the Yarngasm Podcast

Sock Bash by The Grocery Girls

That wraps up our notes for this week! Happy Knitvent and happy knitting! xx

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This is a big, action-packed episode this week. Today I’m chatting about recent and upcoming designs, but most of all I deep-dive into my magical experience of Rhinebeck, where I met so many amazing people, had lots of lovely knitting time, and kept my yarn purchases to a bare minimum…mostly.

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Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us.

AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.com

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Season II of The Shawl Society is slowly drawing to a close after six months of close camaraderie and joyful knitting! The Familiar Shawl Mini KAL has just closed, but I still think this will make a wonderful gift knit this holiday season. Just grab the collection on Ravelry

Don’t forget to post a composite photo to the montage/collage thread for society members who have knit all the season 2 Shawls!

For everyone feeling wistful about the end of The Shawl Society, good news! It’s Knitvent time again!

Knitvent 2017 is now available for pre-sale at a special Early Bird price until November 9th when the first pattern is released.

Immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of the holiday season with our very special Knitvent 2017 collection.

The unmistakable strains of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker conjures up dreamy images and heartfelt emotion for children and adults alike: the sparkle of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the boundless energy of the gallant Nutcracker, Clara’s wistful journey and final triumph. With so much romance and joy, I knew that this beloved holiday ballet was the perfect inspiration for Knitvent this year. Each of the six mystery patterns this season draw from the spirit of the Nutcracker’s enchanted dreamworld, dancing between the elegant beauty of a prima ballerina and the wide-eyed wonder of a child lost in the Land of Sweets.

Every year, the Curious Handmade community gathers together to celebrate Knitvent: a lovely mix between an advent calendar and a mystery knit along. Each week a surprise accessory pattern will appear in your Ravelry library. Each pattern has been designed to be ideal for gifting, but don’t forget to be good to yourself, too!

Along with the six designs, Knitvent brings with it a warm and bubbly community of warm-hearted knitters who love to share the anticipation, admire each other’s work, and offer a helping hand wherever it’s needed. We’ll have chatter and KALs and prizes and a very warm sense of holiday magic to make our needles fly.

Get your copy of Knitvent 2017 now!


The Brooklyn Denim Co.

GardenerByNight Instagram

Little Skein in the Big Wool

Hundred Acre Wood Shawl

Duck Duck Wool

Needles Up

Le Bien Aimee

AndreSueKnits

Legacy Fiber Artz

Andre Sue Knits Podcast

LegacyKnitz Podcast

The Fat Squirrel

Sucre Sucre Miniatures

Opera Jo – Stitching the High Notes

ChileKnitz

Bundle Up Betty

Indie Untangled

Surprise Party Shawl

 

Hue Loco Yarn

The Grocery Girls are hosting a quick giveaway of the Hue Loco sets which ends on November 7th in their Ravelry Group, and I’ll be running one, too in the Curious Handmade Ravelry Group which will close on November 8th.

The Knitting Expat Podcast

The Spicy Homemaker Podcast

The Periscoping Sisters Podcast

Mason Dixon Knitting

Field Guides: Stripes and Fair Isle

Little Fox Yarn

Once Upon a Corgi

Blue Bee Studio

Clark Socks by Jaclyn Salem

Kitterly

Curious Handmade on Kitterly

Tobermory Shawl

Kelso Shawl

Raisin’ Cane Baskets

Naturally Inspired Baskets

Brooklyn Haberdashery

KZ Stevens

Pom Pom Quarterly

Bristol Ivy

Brooklyn KnitFolk

Voolenvine

Amulet Shawl

Handmade and Woolen (Formerly Tiny Paper Foxes) Podcast

Snowmelt Shawl

Rib Magazine

The Wooly Thistle

Ysolde

Clara Parkes

Whew! That’s everything for this episode. Until next week, happy knitting!