Monday, October 11, 2010

Fiber of the Week - October 13, 2010

Wake up everybody - we have sock yarns that will give you happy feet! The Sereknity line of sock yarns are made to be noticed - in a good way. Hey, if you go to all the trouble of knitting socks, don't you want to people to notice all your hard work? I wouldn't do that for boring old navy socks. Go check out the colors - they are totally fun. And don't forget, sock yarns isn't just for socks anymore. I used them all the time for lace scarves. Oh, and they're 20% off this week.

The specs:

80% Superwash Merino

20% Nylon

4 Oz. Approx. 420 yards

Machine wash cool and dry

For best results handwash and dry flat

Fingering Weight

These yarns will be on sale until Wednesday, October 20.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fiber of the Week - Oct. 6

Actually, we have THREE fibers of the week this week - they are all from Sublime and they are all Cashmere Merino Silk yarns. The three that are available are the Baby DK, DK and Aran. These are lovely yarns combining the best qualities of all three fibers used -- just imagine the softness. Please check the website for the colors as I love the names they came up with. The one in the picture above is Cardamom.
The specs:
Fiber: 75% Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 5% Cashmere
50g balls
Baby DK and DK (main difference in these yarns is color):
Yardage: 127 Stitches: 5.5 Needle size: 6
Yardage: 94 Stitches: 4.5 Needle size: 8
These yarns will be on sale until Wed. Oct. 13.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fiber of the Week - Sept. 22, 2010

We have an entire family of yarn as the fiber of the week this week, and that's only fitting. The Flat Rocks family of yarn is hand-dyed by Rob's sisters Elizabeth and Amanda in Gloucester, MA! We have a multitude of weights available in a myriad of colors (just look at the photo above for a sample.) Please go to the website and check out the colors and weights available. I am seriously in love with the worsted Morning Twilight; I'm usually a bright colors fan, but the Morning Twilight is beautifully subtle. Also, be aware that the superwash yarns are amazingly soft for wool yarns. You could definitely wear the superwash varieties next to the skin. All the yarns are wool or wool/mohair blends.

Remember - these are hand-dyed yarns. Please allow for variations among skeins. You all know the trick to knitting with hand-dyed, right? Alternating skeins every two rows? Sure, you knew that.

All Flat Rocks yarns will be on sale for 20% off until midday, Wednesday, September 29. Have fun during the first week of autumn.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Fiber of the Week - August 4, 2010

It's an exciting week at Coveted Yarns as we welcome Malabrigo to our family of yarns. Malabrigo is famous for its lovely hand-dyed colors and softness of its merino wool. The Worsted by Malabrigo is the fiber of the week at 20% off! I've already called Rob about mine!

Two extra notes about this yarn:

Don't see the color you're looking for? We'll order it for you! Shoot us an e-mail to

Remember that this is hand-dyed yarn, and as such, has its variations. Malabrigo says, "Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag."

The specs:

100% Super Soft Merino Single Ply


205 yards

US 8 needle

4 sts per inch

This yarn will be on sale until midday, August 11.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fiber of the Week Continued - Aug. 4, 2010

This is a quick, late Fiber of the Week - a brand new yarn at Coveted Yarn - Linen by Claudia Handpainted Yarn. It's 20% off until Wednesday, Aug. 4 and available in more colorways than I can count! Please go look at them - these are lovely, crisp linen yarns. I had the opportunity to see them at the shop.
The specs:
100% Linen - 4 ply
100 grams/270 yds
3 - 3.5 mm / 1 - 3 US 6 sts/inch
machine wash, mild soap, gentle cycle
We are offering the full selection of Claudia Hand Paints and as a result we may have to special order to fill your order. Linen orders typically take 1-2 weeks for delivery if they need to be special ordered.
This yarn will be on sale until midday, Wednesday Aug. 11.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fiber of the week - July 7, 2010

This week's fiber of the week has a funny name for a terrific yarn. It's Farmhouse Yarn's Lumpy Bumpy. Farmhouse is a new line being carried by Coveted Yarn; we are very excited to be carrying yarn from Connecticut and to celebrate, the Lumpy Bumpy is 25% off this week. It's hand-dyed and each skein is unique. If you decide to do a project with this great yarn that requires more than one skein, it's recommended that you alternate skeins every couple of rows. Check the website for the 79 different colorways available. In an effort to provide our customers with the widest possible selection we offer Farmhouse Yarns' full collection through our website. As a result some colors may need to be special ordered resulting in a slight delay. Please call for availability or with any questions.

And the specs:
99% Merino, 1% Nylon
150 yards,
4 ounces
US 9: 3-4 stitches per inch
Hand wash cool, flat to dry.

This yarn will be on sale until midday, Wednesday July 14 (Bastille Day!)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fiber of the Week - June 30, 2010

What a treat! My favorite yarn in the whole world is the fiber of the week. It's Rayon Metallic by Blue Heron and it's 20% off. If you are not familiar with this yarn, it's hand-dyed, 88% rayon and 12% metallic. The metallic thread does not show up well in the photos, but it is much less subtle in person. Because this is a rayon yarn, it is shiny and slinky. If this yarn were a person, it would be a ballroom dancer, but not an amateur, definitely a world-class professional! Currently available in 44 of Blue Heron's magnificent colorways. If you are a Ravelry member, please look at some of the projects made from this yarn for inspiration.

The specs:

88% Rayon, 12% Metallic

8 Oz.

550 Yards

5 St/Inch

Needles US #7

Worsted Weight

This yarn will be on sale until middday Wednesday, July 7. Happy Independence Day to our American customers and Happy Canada Day to our northern neighbors. (Come to think of it, the sparkle in the Rayon Metallic kind of does remind me of fireworks!)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Clearance Yarn - So Fun to Play!

Not a fiber of the week, but an update on how your blogger is playing with the Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted Seconds in the Creme color: crockpot dyeing.

This first skein was dyed using Iced Blue Raspberry Lemonaid Kool Aid and McCormick food coloring in blue and green.

This second skein was dyed using Wilton's Icing Colors in violet, delphinium blue and juniper green.

Because we're only paying $3.95 per skein for this yarn, I feel like I can experiment and if the yarn looks like clown barf when I'm done, no great loss. And the knots don't bother me because I'm a crocheter, and they're pretty easy for us crocheters to deal with.

Thanks to Rob for the use of the shop camera for the photos!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fiber of the Week - June 1, 2010

We're back with Fiber of the Week with a vengeance! FOUR fibers of the week, all from Lollipop Cabin. These are one-of-a-kind organic wool sock yarns, hand-dyed with rainwater in the Pacific Northwest. All of them are 20% off. And they are:

  • Single ply Sock Yarn by Lollipop Cabin - 400 yards

  • Soft Sock by Lollipop Cabin (also single ply) - 480 yards (pictured above)

  • Merino Superwash Sock Yarn - comes in 2 matched hanks of 210 yards each

  • Superwash Merino Worsted by Lollipop Cabin - 270 yards

Because these yarns are hand-dyed, you'll have to check the website photos for the luscious colors available now. Have fun!

These yarns will be on sale until midday, June 8.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fiber of the Week - April 28, 2010

Your faithful blogger begged Rob for a cotton for Fiber of the Week, and he came through as always. This is Baby Cotton by Ella Rae; the fiber content is actually 88% cotton and 12% nylon for that "sproing" that cotton alone just doesn't have. I went to Ravelry to see what people had made from this yarn. Certainly there were baby hats, sweaters, booties and toys, but I also found sweaters, tanks, shrugs and hats for adults. This is a great summer yarn and available in 19 colors, some of which are not "babyish" at all, unless your name is Morticia Addams and you dress your little ones in Ink black. But I digress - must mention that this yarn is 20% off this week.

The specs:
Fiber: 88% Cotton, 12%Nylon
50g ball
Yardage: 110
Stitches: 5.5
Needle size: 6
DK Weight

This yarn will be on sale midday until Wednesday, May 5. Surprise spring cleaning sales still popping up at Facebook.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fibers of the Week - April 21, 2010

Three fibers of the week this week! This first is a continuation of our sale on the Yarn Harvest recycled yarns in honor of Earth Day. Still 25% off, still 100% wool!

Two more yarns from the always high-quality Mirasol line are also on a big sale! First, it's Hacho, a DK available in 16 colorways.

The other is Chirapa, a sport weight available in 6 colorways. Both yarns are 100% merino wool, hand-dyed in the Peruvian Highlands. Don't forget that a portion of every Mirasol purchase goes to fund a school for the children of the shepherds. These two yarns are 40% off - get them while you can, as these two varieties have been discontinued.

So remember, whichever fiber of the week you purchase this week, you are making a contribution, either by recycling or by helping educate children in Peru!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fiber of the Week - April 14, 2010

You are in for a real treat this week. Coveted Yarn has just started carrying the Yarn Harvest yarns and is proud to be the first shop outside of Austin, Texas to do so. Yarn Harvest buys up 100% wool sweaters wherever they can be found - yard sales, thrift stores, you name it. They then frog the sweaters and wash and clean the yarn with environmentally friendly products. The yarn air dries and then is wound into 126 yard skeins. This recycled wool yarn is on sale for 25% off this week.

Check the website for colors, weights, and number of skeins available in each set. A set comes from one sweater, so plan your project when ordering. The color and weight you order may not be available if you need more later.

The specs:
100% recycled wool
126 yard skeins
Weights available as of 4/14: 4, 5.5, 6, 7, and 8.5 stitches per inch.

These yarns will be on sale until midday, Wednesday April 21.

Don't forget to keep checking the website for unpredictable spring cleaning sales!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fiber of the Week - April 7, 2010

Rob announced this yarn as one of the spring cleaning yarns, but I like it so much I asked if it could be the fiber of the week. It is a PERFECT spring/summer yarn by the really terrific Louisa Harding Line. It's Merletto and available in 12 colors AND 25% off!

The specs:
Fiber: 46% Viscose, 34% Nylon, 20% Linen
50g balls
Yardage: 98
Stitches: 5.5
Needle size: 5-6

This yarn will be on sale until Wednesday, April 14.

Don't forget to keep checking for spring cleaning yarns on the website or at Facebook or Twitter. They will be announced at unexpected intervals during the week.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fiber of the Week - March 31, 2010

This week's fiber of the week is a revelation. I was in the shop on Sunday, and everyone who came in had to stroke it and look at all the colors. The name of the yarn does not do justice to what it is - it's the Sweater Pack by Done Roving. What isit? Three skeins of yarn all handpainted together (we currently have 8 colorways). You get enough in the pack to make a sweater or a lap throw or a whole flock of small projects. At 20% off, you could have a one of a kind sweater that will astonish even other knitters. First the specs and then an announcement:

The specs:

This pack contains 3-- 450 yard skeins of handpainted (all at the same time)

Each skein weighs approximately 8.8 ounces

Or approximately 1-3/4 pounds of yarn total

Bulky weight yarn

50/50 Wool/Nylon

The fiber of the week will be on sale until midday, Wednesday April 7.

And now for the announcement - it's time for spring cleaning (actually, that's what I was doing when I stopped to write the blog.) Rob is spring cleaning in the shop and will be announcing specials at unpredicable intervals over the next two months. He'll be announcing them via Facebook, Twitter, and possibly the Ravelry group. You could also just go to the website and check the sale yarns section. If you go there right now (Wed. Mar.31), Noro Kureyon is 30% off!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fiber of the Week - March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everybody! And thanks to everyone who helped make the Yarn Crawl a success!

This week's fiber of the week is from the ever-popular Debbie Bliss line. The name is Eco Baby and it's 100% organic cotton. It's a good choice, not just for babies, but for anyone who would appreciate a good cotton in the spring and summer. Available in 15 colors, some of which are quite suitable for adults, too.

The specs:

Eco Baby by Debbie Bliss
Fiber: 100% Organic Cotton

50g balls

Yardage: 137

Stitches: 6

Needle size: 3

This yarn will be on sale until midday, Wednesday, March 24.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yarn Crawl Begins! 3/11-3/14

The Yarn Crawl begins today! Stop by the shop for a chance at the mind-blowing prize - a $500 shopping spree at Coveted Yarn! Think how much Blue Heron and Schaeffer you could get for that!!!
Also meet Leslie Wind, metalsmith, knitter, and crocheter. Leslie makes shawl pins especially tested by knitters and designed to enhance, but not overpower your handiwork. Ask her about "tewelry" - beautiful items that serve as tools for knitting.
Rob was up until 2AM getting sales ready. On your marks, get set, go!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Yarn Crawl!! March 11-14

Reminder that starting Thursday, March 11 is the Yarn Crawl 2010: North of Boston. Coveted Yarn will be one of the 12 participating shops.

Each shop will have specials and raffle items. The Coveted Yarn raffle item is going to be mind-blowing BUT you'll have to visit the shop between 3/11-3/14 to register.

For more information, see

Fiber of the Week - March 10, 2010

This week's fiber of the week is Patagonia by Araucania. It's a cotton yarn that would be wonderful for a spring-summer sweater and is available in 29 colorways. It's an Aran weight that I'd love to see in cables. Be aware that these yarns are beautifully handpainted and therefore, every skein will be slightly different. At 20% off, this wonderful yarn will give you a truly unique garment.

The specs:
Patagonia by Araucania
Fiber: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 105
Stitches: 3.5
Needle size: 10
Aran Weight

This yarn will be on sale until midday, March 17.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fiber of the Week - March 3, 2010

This fiber of the week is the oddest-looking thing when it's not knit up. Just look at the picture. HOWEVER, when it's knit, it is the softest, cuddliest thing - like big puffs of chenille. Knitters who come into the shop adore it for scarves. At 20% off this week, it's Marshmallows by Knitting Fever. It's available in 15 colorways, including a white that doesn't show up well on the computer monitor, but truly looks like big marshmallows.

The specs:
Fiber: 100% Polyester
100g balls
Yardage: 40
Stitches: 2-3
Needle size: 10-12

This yarn will be on sale until midday, Wednesday, March 10.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Special Guest Appearance from Former FOW

Remember the fiber of the week from December 23? It was Woolly Stripes by Nashua. Your blogger bought 2 skeins of Citrus and 2 skeins of Dark Fuschia and made the famous Noro Striped Scarf. Am so pleased with the result of combining 2 self-striping yarns that I had one of my friends take a photo of it at work today.

A gentleman named Jared Flood wrote up this pattern which I found for free on Ravelry. Over 5400 of these scarves have been finished by Ravelers. I find fascinating the different yarns they use: Noro Kureyon, Noro Silk Garden, Noro Taiyo, Noro Iro, the aforementioned Wooly Stripes, and many self-striping sock yarns.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fiber of the Week - February 10 and 17, 2010

Sock yarn! Sock yarn! Sale extended one more week! Who doesn't love sock yarn? We have two sock yarns for you this week. One is self-striping - that's
Supersocke Sortierung 100 by On Line and the other is Supersocke Sortierung 103 by On Line. The Sortierung 100 is a self-striper and the Sortierung 103 is a self-fair isle yarn. Talk about doing all the hard work for you! Please note - these are sport weight yarns, so if you make socks, they will be a little heavier, but will also work up that much faster. The yarn also contains jojoba and aloe vera, making for a softer yarn to be comfy next to the skin. Great yarn to be worn next to the body, so don't just think of this as a sock yarn, it's a very nice all-purpose, machine-washable sport weight. All this for 30% off this week!
The specs:
75% Superwash 25% Nylon
150g Ball
375 meters 412 Yards
6 Ply
Needle US 2 1/2 - 6 3.0-4.0 mm
Machine Washable
Made in Italy with Jojoba and Aloe Vera
This yarn will be on sale until Wednesday, February 24.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fiber of the Week - February 3, 2010

Here's a pretty yarn new to Coveted Yarn, and it's going to be 20% off for you this week to introduce it. It's Aya by Noro and available in 6 of the distinctive Noro colorways. Check out the fiber content in the specs - this is a terrific yarn for transitional garments from winter to spring.
And before we get to the specs, Rob wants you to know that Schaefer Lola will remain on sale for you! Take advantage of him while he's feeling generous.
The specs for Aya:
Fiber: 50% Cotton, 35% Silk, 15% Wool
50g balls
Yardage: 148
Stitches: 5
Needle size: 7
This yarn will remain on sale until February 10.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fiber of the Week - January 27, 2010

This week's fiber of the week is a wonderful handpainted yarn - and I do love handpainted yarns. It's Lola by Schaefer. Every skein is just a little bit different - go to the Lola page to see the many beautiful colorways we have in stock. Lola is 25% off this week. We also have Schaefer patterns for Lola available to order, sock patterns and more. Take a look!

Specs on the yarn:

100% merino wool SUPERWASH

4 oz. skein (Little Lola) - 280 yards

For socks- 6 st/in. on US # 2, for garments- 5 st/in on US #5

This yarn will be on sale until midday February 3.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fibers of the Week - January 20, 2010

We have two fibers of the week this week. Both are from Mirasol and both are 30% off! Reviews online seem to agree that these are very pretty hat, scarf, or shawl yarn. This first one is Chirapa, a sport weight that comes in 10 variegated colorways. The specs:

Fiber: 100% Hand-dyed Merino Wool

50g balls

Yardage: 165

Stitches: 6.5

Needle size: 3

Sport Weight

The second fiber of the week is Hacho. This DK weight is available in 22 variegated colorways. The specs on Hacho:

Fiber: 100% Merino Wool

50g balls

Yardage: 137

Stitches: 5.5

Needle size: 6

DK Weight
All Mirasol yarns feature beautiful hand dyed 100% Merino Wool from the Peruvian Highlands. A portion of every wholesale purchase is dedicated directly to funding a school in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno to educate the children of the shepherds ( for more information, visit

These yarns will be on sale until midday, January 27.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fiber of the Week - January 12, 2010

What? An actual project photo? Yes! This week's fiber of the week is one that your blogger has used many times for baby presents, including the one above. The yarn is Snuggly DK by Sirdar and a lovelier baby yarn you'll be hard pressed to find. It's available in 45 colors, some most appropriate for adults. This is a great yarn for any project to be worn next to the skin and has also been a popular choice for chemo caps. At 20% off this week, pick some up for anything you have in mind that needs to be SOFT. It's machine washability is a great addition to its other virtues, so charity knitters/crocheters, take note.

The specs:

Fiber: 55% Nylon, 43% Acrylic


Yardage: 193

Stitches: 5.5

Needle size: 5

DK Weight
This yarn will be on sale until midday, Wednesday, January 20.