Friday, February 22, 2013

The Pattern is Free, the Yarn is on Sale - And You can Win a Prize!

The Light Flurries Scarf
Today a massive snow storm is bearing down on the Midwest.  The snow is piling up inch by inch.  This storm is certainly NOT light flurries, but what a great time to mention "Light Flurries," my new FREE scarf pattern published by Classic Elite!

The Light Flurries scarf is soft, drapey and feminine.  The pattern features "nupps" or "bobbles," which add depth to the lace work.  The scarf is started with a provisional cast-on and worked from the center out, which allows for the pretty scalloped edge.  Never done a provisional cast-on?  No problem, Classic Elite has great written instructions with photos, and Michelle Hunter has a video tutorial

The Light Flurries scarf is knit with Classic Elite's soft Vail yarn.  Vail is a 70% Baby Alpaca and 30% Bamboo Viscose blend in natural, undyed colors. The bamboo gives it a bit of luster and drape, the alpaca provides the buttery soft feel, and the subdued natural colors make the lace work stand out.  You will need two skeins (472 yards) of Vail for the Light Flurries Scarf.  We have seven natural colors in stock - and they are all on sale at 20% off!

The Light Flurries Scarf's gorgeous scalloped edge.
You will need a pair of Size US 4 needles ... you can use either straights or circular needles. I prefer the addi Turbo 24” circulars (very fast!). You will also need a Size “F”crochet hook for the provisional cast-on.

You can post your pictures, share your thoughts, and ask questions about my “Light Flurries Scarf” pattern in my FiberWild Ravelry Group!

Bonus:  Do you like prizes?  Scout wants to hear your opinion!  Everyone who comments on this blog post before Thursday, February 28th at 5 pm (Galena, Illinois time) has a chance to win two skeins of Vail in Parchment.  Comment on anything:  What do you think about the Light Flurries scarf?  How long have you been knitting?  What are your favorite needles?  Do you prefer cats or dogs?  (You already know Scout's opinion on that one!)

Scout the Cat
Scout will randomly select a winner on Friday, March 1st and the winner's first name and location will be announced on this blog.  The winner will then have five days to contact us by phone or e-mail to let us know your mailing address so we can send out your big prize!

Enjoy the Light Flurries scarf.  Scout and I are looking forward to your comments!

Happy Knitting . . . . . Amy

Vail in seven all natural, undyed colors - and it's 20% off!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Special - Romantic Noro Yarn is 20% Off!

Colors lined by hand and ready
for carding at the Noro factory
Nothing says "romance" like Noro yarns!  The bold colors are dyed first, then laid out in color lines by hand and blended together to produce the fantastic colorways that make Noro yarn so distinctive. And what better way to enjoy the fabulous colors then with yarn that is 20% off!

The Noro factory is in Japan, and "Noro" is the name of the company founder, Eisaku Noro.  The Japanese are known for their attention to detail, and that trait shows through in the yarn.  Eisaku notes that when new yarns are created, the designers work with their eyes closed to fully concentrate on the texture of the fibers.

Picking colors at
the Noro factory
We have 11 different varieties of Noro at FiberWild!, including:
  • Kureyon, the popular self-striping 100% wool.
  • Kama, the super-soft wool, silk, alpaca, kid mohair and angora blend.
  • Taiyo Sock, the single-ply blend of cotton, wool, silk and nylon.
  • Shiraito, the super-fine, buttery soft, cashmere and angora blend with just a hint of wool.
Check out all of the Noro choices - you'll find you can't pick just one!

Noro Taiyo Yarn
Looking for a project?  Noro has patterns specifically designed to show-off the stunning colors and striping. 

Cupid said to choose a few and treat yourself to a soft and yummy, no calories and always the right size, Noro yarn.

The 20% off sale ends February 28th - so make your selection soon!

Happy knitting . . . . . Amy

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sock Rockets are Here!

What's more fun than knitting socks?  Knitting socks fast!  And I mean rocket-fast, as in the new addi Turbo Sock Rockets by Skacel.

addi Turbo Sock Rockets
So what are "Sock Rockets"?  Imagine taking the addi Turbo Lace needles with the extra-pointy tips in a fixed circular, then adding the shiny nickel coating that gives the classic addi Turbo its incomparable zip.  The result is the Sock Rocket!  The Sock Rockets are available in two cable sizes - the 24" cable will work wonderfully in pairs and the 40" cable is perfect for the Magic Loop method (watch Michelle Hunter's video lesson on the Magic Loop if you haven't tried it yet).  The needle sizes are US 0 (2mm), 2.25mm, US 1 (2.5mm), 2.75mm and US 2 (3mm). 

Bearfoot Sock Yarn
The Sock Rockets are great for sock knitting, but they can be used for anything that requires a circular needle and a need for speed! 

The Sock Rockets are in stock now!  No more waiting and wondering! 

And no more typing - I have to go knit some socks on my new Sock Rockets!

Happy Knitting    Amy