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 covetedyarn.com 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 http://www.mirasolperu.com/).

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.