Wednesday, November 2, 2011

addi Clicks 'n Accessories . . . On Sale!

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The only thing better than an addi Click Set under your tree would be addi Clicks Sets ON SALE! - and we got 'em! 

The addi Click interchangeable circular needle system provides various sizes of Turbo, Lace or Natura (bamboo) needle tips and cables.  The Click tips and cables don't require any tools to change, and will not fall apart as you are knitting ... just insert the cord, twist and release!  Also, the join where the cable meets the needle tip is as smooth as a baby's bottom ... and will not snag your yarn!

All the Click Sets are $20 Off for the Christmas shopping season, all you have to do is decide if you would prefer the Turbos, Lace or Bamboo.  Can't decide?  Read what the folks on Ravelry are saying about their addi Clicks.

With a new set of addi Clicks under the tree you will also want some accessories for your stocking, so we have discounted all addi Click accessories 15%!  Accessories on sale include extra needle tips, cables, connectors, and even the popular DellaQ interchangeable cases!

We've even made it easy for your non-knitting family to get exactly the addi Clicks and accessories you want.  Just click the "FiberWild.com addi Click Shopping List", print it out and stick it on the fridge - they're bound to get the idea!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Yarns, "Icicles" on Sale ...

Changing leaves, cooler nights ... fall is here! I thought I would share with you some great new fall yarns now in stock, and I am proud to announce a pattern published by Classic Elite, designed by none other than myself! The new pattern is a smart jacket that I designed last spring called the Icicle! Click here for Icicle Pictures 'n Details!

Click for Icicle Jacket Details The Icicle jacket is knit from one of my favorite yarns: Classic Elite’s Ariosa, a soft, warm, extrafine Merino. The Ariosa yarn is the focus of the “Great Brook” pattern pamphlet, which includes the Icicle!

Click to View Ariosa Yarns - 20% Off I love the Icicle jacket not only because of the yummy yarn, but because it is a stylish, casual jacket, and it has lots of easy knitting, with cables providing interest. In celebration, we put the Ariosa yarn on sale at 20% off, and have five popular colors in stock [Slate Gray, Russet, Jet Blue, Damson (purple) and Balsam (green)], ready to be knit into Icicles!  Bonus: Order enough Ariosa to make the Icicle jacket, and we will throw-in a free digital copy of the Icicle pattern! Double Bonus: Free Shipping! (Free pattern offer ends Oct. 31st).

“What about other new fall yarns?” you ask ... Click to View all our Rowan Yarns We have added about 40 new yarns to our collection, including tons of popular new fall yarns. New yarns include a good selection of Rowan, Classic Elite, and Skacel yarns. The Classic Elite Crestone and Vista yarns are immensely popular ... knitters can’t get enough of the Knoll Skirt and the Highland Fling Shawl patterns ... checkout the Ravelry forum. The Rowan Felted Tweed is flying off the shelves! The new Skacel yarns are all the rage in support of Michelle Hunter’s new Knit-Along.

The knitting and crochet world is going digital! We are happy to announce that all of the Fall 2011 Classic Elite patterns will soon be available as electronic downloads on our site. Each pattern will cost about $6.00. No need to purchase an entire book to get the pattern you love ... so click to get a pattern, grab some yarn and get knitting! We should have all the Classic Elite Fall 2011 patterns online by next week ... if the pattern you are looking for is not yet online, drop us a note!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Progressive Knit-Along - Learn New Knitting Skills & Win Prizes!

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Looking to learn new knitting techniques ... and win some great prizes?  Get in on Michelle Hunter’s new fall/winter Knit-Along sponsored by Skacel!  There will be four projects, starting in October with a Shawlette, then Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks in November.  Take December off, then in January, a Mitten/Fingerless Mitt.  The last month is February, and the featured project will be a pair of Two Color Toe-Up Socks.

So, we thought, why fool around?  We put all the KAL yarn on Sale at 20% off and added some FiberWild.com Prizes!  Click for more details!
Michelle Hunter

The October project is a shawlette knit in the yummy HiKoo Simplicity yarn, a soft superwash wool/acrylic/nylon blend that washes easily and holds up well for daily use.  Part one of the FREE pattern will be posed on Thursday, October 6th, with the next three steps posted on the following three Thursdays.  Are you more of a visual learner?  “How-to” video clips will also be posted each Thursday, so you’ll feel like Michelle is knitting right beside you!

Click to get your KAL Kit!

For the October project, you’ll need three hanks of Simplicity (all in the same color), plus Addi 6mm (approx US 10) 32” circular needlesRavelry indicates that Michelle has knit the Shawlette in Natural, Violette, Hillcrest Gold, Really Red and Iris Blue colors ... but you can choose from any of the 63 great Simplicity colors ... we've got them all on sale at 20% off! 
Awesome Skacel Prizes!

"What about Prizes?" Skacel is offering some great prizes: a set of Addi clicks, a year of knitting projects, quarterly knitting projects, and other great Skacel products ... Want more prizes?  We got 'em!  ... just buy your KAL yarn from us, and you are automatically eligible for additional prizes  from FiberWild!  Wow!!!
So get in on the fun, learn new knitting techniques, and maybe even win some great prizes!  For all the details on the knit along, how to win prizes, and the schedule and supplies ... click here!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sock Essentials . . . Your Source for Everything Socks!


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Having fun knitting that heavy wool afghan in the dog days of summer? … I don’t think so!  Socks are my favorite for summer knitting!  Small enough to stuff in your bag and take anywhere, the ankles are easy, while turning the heel will test you on a lazy summer afternoon.  If you like, add pattern work such as cables or some lace work for more of a challenge.

Sean said he was working on the Sock Essentials section of our website.  I guess I knew we had a lot of yarn, kits and other sock supplies … but “Wow!” if you can’t find something here to feed your sock cravings, something is truly wrong!  The Sock Essentials section of the site has everything for you sock junkies.

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We have tons of hand-dyed yarns from Mountain Colors, Claudia, Malabrigo, Lorna’s Laces, Araucania … and lots of self-stripers … the list is endless.  Or give your credit card a summer vacation with a great selection of sock yarns on sale!

Did I mention sock kits? We have over 20 different sock kits, some knit from the top-down, some knit from the toe-up!  Choose the intricate, lacy pattern of the Staghorn Lace Sock Kit, the no-frills practicality of the Stockton Sock Kit, or make ‘em short (and fast) with the Summer Shorty Sock Kit.  These smart sock kits also make perfect Christmas gifts!

Also, don’t miss the new Knit-Along (KAL) with Michelle Hunter!  In November, knit Toe-Up Socks Two at a Time ... then in February knit a Two Color Toe-Up pair of socks.  Of course, we will have all the yarn and supplies you need to get in on the fun (and prizes) ... stay tuned!
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Run around barefoot this summer, but knit some socks - it’s going be cold this winter!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Whirling . . . Purling . . . Swirling! ... and a Special Offer!

What one-piece, one-seam garment is designed to whirl around the body with a drape that flatters women of all shapes? A Swirl, of course!

“Knit, Swirl!” by Sandra McIver is a remarkable new book that contains 18 patterns for these unique swirl jackets. The basic concept is a series of concentric rings that create the collar, lapels, front and lower back, with one seam that runs from cuff to cuff to create the arms, front bodice and back neck.

Sound complicated? It’s not! Most of the designs require only basic knitting skills ... the first couple of chapters are chock full of tips and tricks that will ease your journey.  Four different Swirl silhouettes are explained – pick the style that best suits your own body’s silhouette.

Can’t decide which pattern or colors? No problem! Our friends at Mountain Colors Yarns have put together a kit for the “Coat of Many Colors” featured on the cover of the book, in three yummy colorways: Poppy, Sunflower or Blue Flax.  Each kit uses nine subtly different Mountain Colors hand painted yarns to create this wonderful coat.

Here is the best part ... we're making it easy for you with a special offer! When you purchase the Coat of Many Colors Kit, we will include the book FREE!   Bonus: shipping is FREE (did I say free too many times?).  You get the idea ... buy the kit, get the book and shipping FREE ... while supplies last!  Click Here for Details!

Start knitting now so you're ready to swirl with the first falling leaves of autumn!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Go formal or go casual! Create an elegant shawl that works with an evening dress or a pair of jeans …

Knitting takes us back in time to our grandmothers who knit before us - regardless of whether your own grandmother sat in front of the fireplace knitting or was too busy to ever actually pick up a pair of needles. Franklin Habit's (photographer and knitter extraordinaire) latest creation was created in memory of his own maternal grandmother - Giovannina (read more about her on Franklin's blog - The Panoptican).


Giovannia Bua Palmeri, 1960s
The Giovannina stole has the formal ornateness of an Italian grandmother's "frontroom," at the same time it exudes a modern style that will make you look great in a comfy pair of jeans. The yarn is Skacel's Filigran ... a single ply merino wool that is buttery soft and has terrific drape. I like the simple elegance of the Filigran forest green color, but if green isn't your thing we have a great selection of other colors to choose from!


The construction is based on the method used by Orenburg lace knitters: the shawl is knit in one piece with the edging knit at the same time as the center. This technique allows the pattern to be adapted to any width or length that you choose. Best of all, when you're done you are done! ... none of the dreaded "I'm done except for the edging!"

Read more about Franklin's inspiration for this shawl, and be sure to checkout the lacy pattern and Filigran yarn ... a perfect project for summertime knittin' and fall nights on the town!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer is here! Celebrate with a pair of Fluttered Footie Socks! Join the KAL!


I just love the summer colors in this yarn! The June Knit-Along (KAL) project, "Fluttered" features a cuff-down footie sock, and if you use the featured Trekking Pro Natura color "Pretty Pink" you will have more chances to win terriffic prizes from Skacel!

Since the beginning of the year, Skacel teamed up with Michelle Hunter of "Knit Purl Hunter" to kick-off a series of monthly Knit-Along projects and contest.  Each month a new one skein project is featured, introducing knitters to different techniques ... the June project is a top-down footie sock pattern called "Fluttered" ... if you like the project, but prefer a more subtle color, we have a bunch of colorways to choose from!

On June 1st, Michelle will post the first segment of the sock pattern, and will be posting the rest of the instructions for the project in three more segments on the 8th, 15th and 22nd at www.knitpurlhunter.com. Along with the pattern, educational “how-to” video lessons will enable knitters of all skill levels to participate! Also, comments and questions will be answered daily at the KAL site.

Remember to submit your project to Skacel to be eligible for prizes! Weekly and monthly prizes will be awarded, culminating in July with the Grand Prize ... a weekend getaway to Seattle for two people, including a trip to Skacel and a $1,000 yarn and needle shopping spree in the Skacel warehouse! More info on these great prizes ...


It's not to late to get in on the fun … click for all the details, schedule and materials list and supplies!  We made it easy to get everything you need by June 1st … checkout our "easy" button to shop for the June Knit-Along Kit!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Winter Blaaasss? Brighten up your wardrobe with a pair of Stripes-Alive Socks! Join the KAL!

I just love the spring colors in this yarn! The March Knit-Along (KAL) project, "Stripes-Alive" features a cuff-down sock, and if you use the featured Trekking XXL color "Prism" you will have more chances to win terriffic prizes from Skacel!

Since the beginning of the year, Skacel teamed up with Michelle Hunter of "Knit Purl Hunter" to kick-off a series of monthly Knit-Along projects and contest. Each month a new one skein project is featured, introducing knitters to different techniques ... the March project is a cuff-down sock pattern called "Stripes Alive" ... if you like the project, but prefer a more traditional colors, we have a bunch of colorways to choose from!

On March 1st, Michelle will post the first segment of the sock pattern, and will be posting the rest of the instructions for the project in three more segments on the 8th, 15th and 22nd at www.knitpurlhunter.com. Along with the pattern, educational “how-to” video lessons will enable knitters of all skill levels to participate! Also, comments and questions will be answered daily at the KAL site.

Remember to submit your project to Skacel to be eligible for prizes! Weekly and monthly prizes will be awarded, culminating in July with the Grand Prize ... a weekend getaway to Seattle for two people, including a trip to Skacel and a $1,000 yarn and needle shopping spree in the Skacel warehouse! More info on these great prizes ...


It's not to late to get in on the fun ... click for all the details, schedule and materials list and supplies! We made it easy to get everything you need by March 1st … checkout our "easy" button to shop for the March Knit-Along Kit!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tired of the SNOW? Stuck in any BLIZZARDS lately? Ready for SPRING?

It might not feel like spring yet, but it’s snowing spring yarn around here!!! We are getting deliveries of new spring yarns every day, and Scout is working his tail off putting them on the website as fast as he can take pictures! This spring introduces a whole new set of fashionable patterns and terrific new yarns!

New spring projects feature cool cottons, linens and bamboo blends, in lots of fresh colors. According to top New York designers, the top 10 colors for spring are:


These colors are used for some great new fashions, including a selection of ruffled-feminine-lacey sweaters, along with a collection of small scarves and shawls!

Here are some New Spring Yarn arrivals … more are showing up daily … check back! 
  • Berroco – Glint – New Yarn in 9 Colors – Features metallic strands set inside chains of soft cotton. With great drape, this yarn is perfect for summer garments or anything than needs a little glitter! Checkout the new pattern book!
     
  • Classic Elite – Cricket – New Yarn in 10 Colors – A blend of cotton and linen that provides good drape and softness. The fun, tone-on-tone colors give a tweed effect to the finished piece.

  • Classic Elite – Firefly – 12 Colors – This yarn is a natural blend of viscose and linen. Dyed in soft, shimmery colors, it's soft, drapey and a bit dressy. Think about a summer sweater or evening shawl!

  • Schulana – Sierra – 4 Colors – A soft cotton yarn with a bit of silk. Dyed to provide easy striping, this yarn has a smooth finish. It's wonderful for warm weather knits and is even machine washable! Here is the new Schulana Pattern book!

  • Classic Elite – Allegoro – 14 Colors – This yarn is the perfect warm weather knit yet light in weight. With great stitch definition and just a hint of texture, it's excellent for sweaters, shawls or something small for a baby.

  • Classic Elite – Liberty Wool Print – 7 Colors - This yarn is soft and warm. It's machine washable with fun, self-striping colors, making it a great yarn for kids or adults! Watch for 2 new colors every month through June! Very popular designs in the 2010 pattern booklet!
     
  • Berroco – Comfort – 28 Colors! – A wonderfully soft worsted weight super fine nylon/fine acrylic blend. It has the twist of a luxury yarn and is machine washable and dryable. Great, easy care for blankets and children's clothing.

Don’t forget all the new Trekking XXL yarn for the Trekking Knit Along and Contest … the March featured yarn color is “Prism”.

Also … check our Sales and Outlet for end of season yarn specials … “out with the old, in with the new!”

Friday, January 21, 2011

You always wanted to learn to knit Fingerless Gloves … here is your chance! … join the Knit-Along!


You love fingerless mittens and gloves, you have a cell phone dependency, and it is cold outside.  A pair of fingerless gloves would be perfect ... but the knitting looks like it might be tough! … here is your opportunity to knit a pair with the help of Michelle Hunter and the rest of the knitting world in a fun Knit-Along!

Last month, Skacel teamed up with Michelle Hunter of "Knit Purl Hunter" to kick-off a series of monthly Knit-Along (KAL) projects (and contest, more on this later).  Each month a new one skein project is featured, introducing knitters to different techniques ... the February project, called "Reciprocation", features a fingerless glove pattern! 

On February 1st, Michelle will post the first segment of the gloves, and will be posting the rest of the instructions for the project in three more segments on the 8th, 15th and 22nd at www.knitpurlhunter.com.   Along with the pattern, educational “how-to” video lessons will enable knitters of all skill levels to participate!  Also, comments and questions will be answered daily at the KAL site.

Bonus:  Additional chances to win prizes will be given to those who knit the fingerless gloves in this month's featured Trekking yarn color "Sand"!

Did someone say Contest? There will be weekly and monthly prizes awarded, culminating in July with the Grand Prize ... a weekend getaway to Seattle for two people, including a trip to Skacel and a $1,000 yarn and needle shopping spree in the Skacel warehouse! More info on these great prizes ...

So, get in on the fun … click for all the details, schedule and materials list and supplies!  We made it easy to get everything you need by February 1st … checkout our "easy" button to shop for the February Knit-Along Kit!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Knit Socks … Win Prizes! … Join the Knit Along!

Have you seen the 20 Years of Zitron Trekking Knit Along and Contest?  Skacel has teamed up with Michelle Hunter of "Knit Purl Hunter" who is leading the knit along!  The Knit Along (KAL) will began this month, and will end on July 15th. Each month a new, one skein project will be featured, which will introduce knitters to different techniques. Each pattern is an original Michelle Hunter design featuring Trekking yarn.

January's KAL features the "Center of Attention" toe-up sock.  If you have never done toe-up socks, this is your chance!  Michelle has posted the first segment of the sock, and will be posting the rest of the instructions for the project in three more segments on the 8th, 15th and 22nd at www.knitpurlhunter.com.   Along with the pattern, educational “how-to” video lessons will enable knitters of all skill levels to participate!  Also, comments and questions will be answered daily at the KAL site.



Bonus:  to kick things off, if you knit your socks from the special edition Trekking XXL color "Susanne", Skacel will donate $10 to the Marsha Revkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research!

Did we mention Prizes? There will be weekly and monthly prizes awarded, culminating in July with the Grand Prize ... a weekend getaway to Seattle for two people, including a trip to Skacel and a $1,000 yarn and needle shopping spree in the Skacel warehouse! More info on these great prizes ...




So, it's not too late to get in on the fun … click for all the details, schedule and materials list and supplies!  We made it easy to get everything you need, checkout our "easy" button to shop a Knit-Along Kit!