Socks are a great knitting project year round. Whether you knit them using the magic loop method, or are a master of double pointed needles, they can easily travel with you anywhere you go, are perfect projects for the warmer weather during summer months, and are usually quick to finish. They also make great gifts - who doesn't love a pair of handknitted socks?!

This month our sock club feature was Glitter Sock from Zen Yarn Garden. A wonderful blend of superwash merino, cashmere, nylon, and just a pinch of sparkle makes for a luxurious and fun knit.

Sock Club members received one of the thirteen colors featured in our Yarn Club palette for August:

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August Yarn Club Reveal

August 27, 2015

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Knitting and crochet offer us the opportunity to connect to productivity as well as tap into our creativity. A slow, consistent building of loops gives us a finished product that takes time to make. This puts us in a unique position to plan ahead for the seasons - for example, in order to be able to wear something for the inevitable cooler weather that the Fall will usher in as the year turns into September, we often have to start contemplating what we'll want to add to our wardrobes beginning in August. 

With this need in mind, we officially launched into our first set of Fall-inspired shipments for our August yarn club. This month, we thought it would be a great treat to start the season with one of the most soft and versatile yarn bases we could find, and featured Zen Yarn Garden's  fabulous Serenity 20 (fingering weight) and Serenity Worsted (worsted weight) yarns, which feature a blend of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon.


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With the summer in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere (including some exceptionally hot weather courtesy of El Niño), our July Yarn Club shipments were inspired by refreshing, cool beverages meant to quench your seasonal thirst.

We collaborated with LYDIA yarn LLC, and lead dyer Angela - who works out of her studio in South Carolina - managed to create a beautiful collection of custom colors only available to our club members and through our Fiberista Club online store

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For the month of June, we wanted to stretch our creative wings and create something truly unique and special for our members. We're excited to announce Succulent Fiber as our official, Fiberista Club commissioned line.

The goal of having our own line is very simple: we want to bring our members the very best yarn and fiber products in on-trend colors, as well as keeping the line accessible. Every day, affordable luxury for knitters, crocheters, and handspinners that are Fiberistas - the line is only available to current members.

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May's Third Pattern: Spring Leaves

Our third bonus pattern has been released to all Fiberistas via an email blast.

"Spring Leaves" is an infinity scarf featuring a pointed lace edging and knitted chevron stripes. At 41" long, it leaves plenty of room to be worn a multitude of different ways. It is knit in the round from the long edge, and is a fun textured knit perfect for a little "pop" in your wardrobe.

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The Company

This month we featured the fabulous yarns and dyed roving of Lisa Mutch operating under her fabulous brand - Northbound Knitting.

NBK operates out of Onatrio, Canada, and Lisa’s ability to strike an impressive middle ground in her dye process - subtle, yet intensive and purposeful color - is some of the best we have ever seen (which is surprising, given her love affair for gray)!

The Yarn

We selected NBK's merino/cashmere/nylon (MCN) base for a little luxury spring knitting. Two yarn weights were featured and, depending on Fiberista preferences, each member received two skeins of either a DK weight (240 yards/100 grams per skein) or worsted weight (181 yards/100 grams per skein). 


Overall, there were 15 glorious colors this month expertly dyed by Lisa's capable hands:

Bourbon Vixen
Vixen Agave
Agave Terracota
Terracota Medusa
Medusa Boudoir
Boudoir Ethereal
Ethereal Matcha
Matcha Medallion
Medallion Abalone
Abalone Aster
Aster Mosaic
Mosaic Trench
Trench Fawn
Fawn Frisky

The Fiber

We also featured Finnish top dyed by NBK in all fifteen colors above. It was paired with a natural merino/cashmere blend, and we'll be posting a tutorial on project ideas on the blog tomorrow.

The Upgrades

There was such a great response to the circular knitting needles we featured by Indian Lake Artisans last month, we decided to continue the fun by included 30 pairs of their straight, copper-topped knitting needles randomly in our shipments this month.

The Swag

Measuring a garment while you're working on it, or taking your measurements to identify your sizing options for a particular pattern is something we all do. To help, we included these super "Knit Happy" tape measures in every Fiberista package this month.

The Pattern

For our intermediate/advanced knitters, we have an exclusively designed pattern featuring an asymmetrical shawl and/or scarf featuring a textured diagonal rib stitch.


Also included within the pattern are instructions for completing a beginner's scarf utilizing this month's yarn featuring the diagonal rib stitch.

We hope all of our Fiberistas are thoroughly enjoying this month's boxes. June's boxes will ship between June 1st and 4th.

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The Company

If color is your thing, than Chromatique Yarns has what you’re looking for!

In this month’s packages we attempted to surprise and inspire everyone with color to welcome in the Spring. I fully realize it was a departure from our normal “two skeins” of yarn we include in our boxes, but I was too excited and it was too special for me not to make this one exception to the rule when we starting talking to the dyer in January.

You’ll notice we attempted to include some hints in our mood boards, either with color spectrum representations or for the actual names of the gradient kits. I love those boards! :)

The amount of color we had to represent is the reason we had six mood boards - I hope everyone enjoyed the surprise!

The Dyer

Chromatique is the brainchild of fiber artist Lindsey Marie, whom in addition to being an intellectual soul (she's an attorney in another life), has an exceptional creative spirit and an incredible eye for color.

Lindsey credits her love of bold, vibrant color with her obsession with graphic novels, which she used to illustrate as a child and teenager. The understanding of how to create highlights and lowlights in order to make an illustration "pop" is her unique vantage point in creating such successful, complimentary gradient kits. Even if one color doesn't seem like it "works" with the others, when worked up, you'll be shocked to see how beautiful the end result really, truly is. It takes a little trust sometimes, but we love Lindsey for her unique point of view, and Chromatique has quickly become one of our favorite yarn companies based on color alone.

Lindsey is currently meeting the demand for her kits (both in our shop and hers -, is developing her Fall/Winter gradient collection, spending some bonding time with newly adopted fur baby Nix (as in Stevie), and has plans to extend a core selection of her colors into full sized skeins.

The Yarn

Simple and straightforward, both yarns were a merino single ply. One was a worsted weight, one was a fingering weight, and the only other difference between the two is that the fingering weight is indeed superwash, while the worsted weight is not. We ask our Fiberistas to keep this in mind during their garment care. 

The Dye Job

Gradient kits are tons and tons of fun to knit with for subtle color changes and distribution or color-blocking projects or dramatic stripes.

Personally, I find the ones I love hard to get a hold of: they almost always sell out as soon as may of the dyers I follow post a shop update.

I also love the fact that there are nine coordinating colors in each kit! This allows for so much customization in a finished project, as well an opportunity to really "nail" the color changes as they happen, considering these kits are not monochromatic.

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The Fiber

After two back-to-back months of blends, I wanted to change it up and get back to basic (as well as stick with a theme). For spinners, we featured 18.5 micron superfine merino wool.

We still featured gradient kits, each with three different colors. Each color was 100g of fiber, for a full 300g total.


Droool. With so many colors in each kit, we're excited to see what our very creative, talented spinners come up with as a finished yarn!

The Swag

This month, we featured some great needle gauges customized for us by the fabulous folks at Nancy’s Knit Knacks. They’re extremely, extremely accurate (I notice sometimes even my Addi gauges are a little wonky, but these stood up to my tests - no guess work at all!). 

The gauges also cover every. single. size. imaginable. If you have some 000 needles, you're in luck!

The Upgrades

We including three different upgrades this month as our Platinum Upgrades:

The first was a special, limited edition color palette called “Blush Romance”.  This kit is only available to Fiberistas. (If you'd like one, please contact us as we're not including it in the store so we can keep it under wraps!).

The second was an upgrade from a regular kit to a lux kit, which was a fingering weight yarn in a merino/cashmere/nylon blend.

Our third upgrade were 50 sets of knitting needles from Indian Lake Artisans:

These are fabulous, hand crafted HEXAGONAL knitting needles. If you haven’t knitted with these yet and received them, you’re in for a treat.

The straight edges on the hexagonal shape have two benefits: first, no slipping stitches - there’s a great grip to any fiber.

Second, it helps with hand fatigue for marathon knitting sessions, which I know is probably an issue for most of the fiberholics in this club!

The straight edges are more ergonomic for your fingers to grip and use, rather than trying to stay clutched to a cylinder. 

ADDED BONUS: We have a partnership with Indian Lake for the foreseeable future. All Fiberistas will save 10% on any order with them. We released the coupon code earlier this week, but if you're a club member and didn't receive it, just let us know before you pick up a set of these fabulous needles. 

The Pattern

The pattern was kept very simple this month for multiple reasons: first, we wanted to make sure every skill level of knitter had something very accessible to work with since dealing with nine colors without a game plan can be a little tricky; secondly, we wanted color to shine through, and allow Fiberistas to experiment with their kits without a complicated pattern construction getting in the way.

A simple garter stitch triangular shawl is on the agenda for April. There are color suggestions included, as well as a couple of ways of completing the increases based on the goal of the finished look.

Color arrangements are included in the pattern for knitting the kit as intended, but also in an alternate version for more of a striping effect.


May's Mood Boards!

It seems like we're always going, going, going here at FC - the fun never stops! Our May club boxes will be no exception. Here are the mood boards that inspired next month's yarn, fiber, and colors:


If you'd like to change your color preferences before next month's shipment, please visit the following link and login to your Fiberista Club account:

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The Company

This month we partnered with a fabulous hand painter operating under the newly formed brand Love Spun.

In my opinion there are two ways yarn can be deemed luxurious: fiber content and dye process.

Dyeing in “pots and lots” can be great from a production perspective, and we have a bunch of dyers that are amazing utilizing this method.

There are very few dyers who will take the plunge and invest in a laborious dye process in addition to the expense of luxury fibers. But why can’t we have both? Well, we can, but the resulting yarn is going to be an investment, and there’s going to have to be a little trade off. With Love Spun, half skeins are offered in order to keep retail prices on par with similar yarns on the market: think Koigu or Lotus’s hand painted mink - that’s the category Love Spun belongs within, and we love the end results!

The Yarn

Love Spun offers a range of wools and blends, but we decided to hone in on exotics this month.

Our first featured blend is an 80/20 superfine merino and baby camel in a fingering weight. The skeins pack a punch at a solid 250m worth of yarn.

Merino is marketed well enough - I think we all understand how super awesome, soft, and versatile it can be. Baby camel, however, is relatively unknown, so let’s discuss it a little more in depth.

Let’s stress the difference between camel and baby camel.

Camel fiber is courser and more readily available as it sheds from adults. Generally, it is a darker color (dark fawn to brown) so it needs to be bleached in order to be utilized in yarn if it’s being matched with a wool such as merino.

Baby camel, however, is much more rare and soft. The first shedding of a camel’s undercoat is gathered by herders as a naturally falls to the ground (similar to cashmere goats). Baby camel fiber only happens once in a camel’s lifetime, and is not only prized because it ranges from about 14-16 microns (again, similar to cashmere), but because it is a natural white/light fawn color, which also means less (if any) processing.

Baby camel is a big deal. A really big deal.

Our second yarn blend was a 50/50 worsted weight in superfine merino and baby alpaca. Again, the “baby” part of the fiber blend is important here. As alpacas age, their fiber grows in at a thicker diameter, so the younger the alpaca, the finer the fiber. The baby alpaca fiber used in this blend is equal to the superfine merino used - it’s about 18-19 microns.

The Dye Job

Love Spun’s dyeing process is not only unique because their fibers are hand painted. They also only handpaint in cakes, and reskein the yarn once it has dried. This allows for unique, organic color blending and variation. Accordingly, every single skein is its own individual masterpiece.

We featured a range of colors this month (13 total), out of the 40 possible options Love Spun creates. Here are the colors we selected:


The Upgrades & Pattern

This month there were two featured platinum upgrades, randomly placed in Fiberista’s boxes.

First, we placed 25 copies of a brand new, hot-off-the-presses publication we felt would a) work well with the handpainted yarn we featured this month and b) we loved.

Wrapped in Color: 30 Shawls to Knit in Koigu Handpainted Yarns By Koigu Wool Designs, Maie Landra, Taiu Landra Buy On Amazon

Wrapped In Color features various shawl and accessory patterns designed with Koigu, ranging from light weight to chunky weight yarns.

Our pattern this month is one from the book, “Patch Of Berries”, and works with just one skein of the fingering weight or two skeins of the worsted weight. If you’d like a larger shawlette, simply knit up all the yarn in your boxes:

"Patch Of Berries" was released via email to members. If you haven't yet received the pattern, please send us an email and we'll get it out to you right away!

If you were super, duper lucky this month you also received a set of Addi Art Crystal knitting needles as a super platinum upgrade:

US 15 needles on a 32” cable with Swarovski crystals inside the barrels? Talk about knitting bling!

Your swag item this month was your Fiberista Club discount card. Now, it’s going to be so much more than a discount card!

The code is personalized towards all your individual shop purchases, and will allow us to send you reward coupons based on how much you cumulatively spend in the shop.

We’ll release more information about it shortly.

A shop update will be complete featuring all 40 colors of Love Spun, in addition to some of their other yarn bases, next week.

We’re also beginning to expand our current offerings, starting with Dream In Color. We will be carrying four of their bases and fifteen new colors We will also list their brand new mini skeins to the shop as soon as the come in, too. This should be in about 4-6 weeks, just as we’re getting back from our trade shows.


The Spinning Club Box

I have to admit, I made a pretty unorthodox decision about March that’s going to require some feedback …

Most of the spinning fiber we have released so far has been custom dyed for us. I do this so it’s exclusive, but also because it’s the best way for me to get you fiber you haven’t seen (and also I’m a control freak). This month and last month (70/30 merino/yak) also featured our first custom blends.

Generally, we get the fiber in, I discuss colors with the dyers, we ship out the naked fiber, and we get it back in pretty 200g-300g segments that have been dyed beautifully.

Like most spinners, I’ve touched a lot of fiber. When I cracked open the box on this month’s order and started to play around with it, I just couldn’t send it off to be dyed. It was so enchanting and so soft, and I knew the integrity of the fiber would be compromised going through any harsh (and that’s what dyeing is - it’s harsh) process.

So, I decided to keep it naked AND ship tons of it -well, 400g of it to each member.

What’s the blend? 50/50 superfine merino and baby camel!

It’s such a gorgeous light fawn/white blend!

April's Mood Boards

For the first time, we're releasing two mood boards per color family so we can adequately represent the fabulous yarn and fiber we will be featuring next month!


As in previous months, Fiberistas have the opportunity to double down on April's box. 

Box upgrades are already discounted and are members-only, so there's no additional discount on club box upgrades.

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If you'd like to adjust your color preferences for this month, you can do so by logging into your account and changing  your color family selection:

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Have you ever been indecisive about your next project? Do you spend hours scouring websites or your local yarn store looking for the perfect yarn? How about that time you thought you were selecting an amazing color, only to be unable to find the appropriate pattern?

Yeah, I've been there too.

In my knitspiration posts, I'm going to teach you everything I know regarding color theory, fiber content, and pattern selection so you can go into the world armed with the knowledge necessary to ensure predictable, reliable, and professional results in your finished garments.

So, why it knitspiration important? Why not just wing it as the mood strikes you? Well, it has its advantages, which I've narrowed down to these four major benefits:

 Avoid Stash Death

I have five of the most beautiful skeins of silk/wool yarn sitting in my stash. They've been there since I started knitting almost a decade ago. I've attempted to start about a dozen projects with them, always excited about the potential to show off the beauty of the colors as they appear in skeins and yarn cakes.

I've never succeeded. It has arrived to the point where the $100 I invested is not really valuable to me any more, and it's not for a lack of trying or desire. If only I knew then what I knew now, I would have been more equipped to make an informed decision. 

This informed decision would have avoided what I refer to as "stash death". I keep the yarn because it's beautiful and I refuse to get rid of it (desperately looking for a use, It's caked up in a glass vase and now is part of the decorative shrine to knitting on top of my stash storage). 

But I would much rather be wearing it!

So Your Favorite Color Is . . . 

There's a good chance any stranger can look at your stash and determine which color is your go-to. Not okay.

It's fine to have your favorite colors in your stash, there's nothing wrong with that per say. The problem is you don't realize it's your favorite until you have too much. If you're anything like me, I don't walk into my local yarn store or place orders with my favorite online shops saying "I'm only going to buy blue or green yarn today."

I usually walk away with something in a shade of blue or green.

Now, this isn't really a problem if I have a project in mind. However, it does cause a couple of issues to arise: first, if I actually knit up my stash right now, I'd have nothing but scarves and sweaters and hats and socks in blue and green; second, if I'm knitting something for say - my niece - I'm generally uninspired by the colors I've stocked for myself.

Understanding the power behind color and what it convey or how it can make you feel is important - you'll go into a yarn store appreciating everything the spectrum has to offer, giving you more variety in both your own wardrobe and in your knitted gifts.

Enhance The Pattern

Color doesn't guarantee a perfect end result. It's only half the battle.

Remember that one time you had a beautiful yarn and a phenomenal pattern and started knitting it up, only to absolutely hate it half way through? Yeah, I have a few of those WIPs I refuse to frog because of the hours I put in knitting away on them. While preparing to write this post, I looked at them objectively and feel empowered to say they're downright ugly.

Are you amazed by the way designers select their colors, stitches, construction techniques, and develop a pattern that's just right? By having a familiarity with color theory, you'll be able to make adjustments in the yarn you select so it still comprises your individual preferences, but it will also work just as well with the yarn chosen by the designer for the pattern.

Stay Inspired To Finish

If you avoid all of the situations above, you'll stay inspired - excuse me, knitspired - enough to finish your project. The sheer excitement will fuel you, and you'll feel like a billion dollars when you've accomplished the feat of not only completing your project, but also when you rock it out in the world. 

There's no better feeling than someone being in absolute awe in a garment you're wearing, and when they ask where you bought it, to be able to reply "Oh, this? I made it."

Our 'Dark Shadows' knitspiration board featuring tones of black. All images from Pinterest and Tumblr.

Our 'Dark Shadows' knitspiration board featuring tones of black. All images from Pinterest and Tumblr.

Now that we have the advantages of becoming knitspired out of the way, let's talk a little about our first knitpiration board, featuring one of the most controversial colors known to humankind: black.

Controversial? You bet!

I'm going to skip over the "black is not a color" debate (which would have been be enough to prove my point). Instead, let's focus on the history surrounding the color black, what it means today, and what its characteristics mean for you in your crafting.

Prior to the Middle Ages, black was seen as a regal color, reserved for those with authority: the clergy, nobility, and judges all preferred black. We can still very much see this influence today.

Through the Middle Ages and until Victorian England, black was the color to avoid. It lost favor with the upper classes, and was instead connected with the dark arts and witchcraft, which meant almost everyone avoided the color if they valued their life.

In the Victorian period, black became the defacto color of mourning among widows (when Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria wore black every day for the rest of her life). Black tie was considered "semi-formal" (white tie was reserved for the most formal events) for men, but women overall avoided the color unless they were actively portraying their loss to society.

It wasn't until the 1960's - more specifically Audrey Hepburn's iconic Givenchy gown in "Breakfast At Tiffany's" - that black became linked with fashion, and the "little black dress" was considered a staple for every woman to have in her wardrobe. Ironically, this happened in the woman's fashion world just as men were beginning to prefer blue suits for formal occasions rather than tuxedos. For example, JFK was the last POTUS to be sworn into office wearing formal attire, rather than a suit.

Eventually, as clothing became more casual, black was harnessed in order to convey a sense of elegance and professionalism and give a sleek look to the clothing styles that were becoming more acceptable with each successive decade.

Reflect on the difference between a structured pencil skirt and matching jacket worn by the typical woman in the 1940's and the legging and sweater combination considered acceptable today, and you'll get an idea of what I'm attempting to convey.

All of this historical knowledge is important. It's for all these reasons we associate black with some powerful adjectives: power, authority, elegance, class, formality, fear, enchantment, and sadness.

So, what's the best way to use black? Well, that depends on the pattern.

If we're looking to invoke elegance, class, paired with something casual yet polished enough to become a staple garment in your wardrobe, then you're going to want to select a pattern that's simple in either shape or stitch (ideally both).

Are you going for a more powerful, authoritative look? A finished piece that's going to be worn only once or twice a season because it's that special? Or maybe an iconic accessory that empowers you to face a grueling winter? Well, something unusual in the construction or stitch should be used if that's the end result you're looking to achieve. 

To illustrate my point, I put some of Spellbound Fiber Co.'s "Coven" colorway to work on my knitting needles. I was looking to create something that was intriguing to the eye - something I could pair with a simple coat (not a lot of buttons, no great embellishments, simple construction) but would totally up the ante of my outwear presence as we round the corner of the winter season hear in Chicago.

The final result was this scarf, which I've named "Pass The Stitches, Please?":



Without getting completely off topic, this black is heavily influenced by its blue (yes, blue) nature, as well as the pops of brown the dyer has thrown in for intrigue. 

Now, that's a lot happening in two skeins of yarn. It would have been difficult to downplay, in my opinion, so instead I decided to increase the volume with what I would consider a very "loud" stitch pattern. Otherwise, I would have been trying to design against the yarn's very nature. You'll notice that the rest of the scarf is simple - it's just a strip of fabric, after all. 

However, I did get what I wanted: it's a statement scarf. Wearing this, I'll draw attention to my neck and face, and I couldn't get away with wearing a coat that would compete. 

What are some adjectives you would use to invoke the feeling this scarf gives you when knit up in black? How about if we imagined it in white? Would the words we use be completely different?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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They're Here!

February 2015 patterns have been published and released to members (as well as in our shop) in a multitude of ways: links were sent via email and a coupon code for a complimentary download was sent to you if you'd prefer to gain access to your patterns via our online shop.

If for some reason you have not received our emails regarding your patterns for this month, please let us know and we'll make sure to forward them directly to you.

The Theme

February is traditionally considered a month about love. The type of love doesn't really matter. It could be romantic, friendly, familial, or maybe just a love for a hobby (like knitting or spinning) or a thing (like yarn).

We wanted to really pursue a romantic vibe for our patterns this month, and for us it meant reaching back into time to pull out vintage and antique elements for the designs we selected.

Now, the term "elements" could have an infinite number of meanings. Specifically, we focused shapes and stitch patterns in order to allow our creative muse to walk away satisfied.

The Patterns

We had two very different and extreme ends of the spectrum to select and/or design patterns for this month given that our yarn choices were either a super bulky (and trendy) yarn or a laceweight (read: fabulously light) yarn.

Our first collection of patterns was created by Sylvi Designs, and features three total options for our super bulky weight feature this month.

First, members get to decide which of the two following hat designs, inspired by the ladies of Downton Abbey, they would like to rock during the last couple of weeks of winter:

We love the vintage cap which brings back some popular Edwardian era silhouettes (and invokes one of the best costume designed series on television . . . like, ever):


Do you see how ingenious Sylvi was? She even recreated the bow on the side of hats!

Now, we realize there was some heavy-duty yardage in the skeins we featured this month. Depending on the size of your head (and how loose your gauge is, because super bulky yarn is extremely forgiving and you can only adjust the gauge so much, really), you should be able to also knit a matching cowl for your new hat, which embodies the same bow design to create a texture we absolutely love:

We really love the way these patterns work and how easy they are to knit up. Thank you Sylvi Designs - these are fab! Now, onward to discuss our laceweight pattern of the month which was designed by Hunter.  If the cloche and cowl throw it back to the early 20th century, he wanted to reach back a couple of more decades to really highlight some of the intricate (but accessible) lace of the Victorian era (King Edward's mum).  Hunter decided to trust his online copy of The Ladies' Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns which was originally published in 1884, but now is available for free (click on the link to access the PDF). If you flip through the pamphlet, you're going to see some interesting commands, such as "plain, "narrow", and "seam". These have been translated into modern day instructions and incorporated into the edging of Hunter's design for this month: the Witchy Woman Shawl.

We really love the way these patterns work and how easy they are to knit up. Thank you Sylvi Designs - these are fab!

Now, onward to discuss our laceweight pattern of the month which was designed by Hunter. 

If the cloche and cowl throw it back to the early 20th century, he wanted to reach back a couple of more decades to really highlight some of the intricate (but accessible) lace of the Victorian era (King Edward's mum). 

Hunter decided to trust his online copy of The Ladies' Guide to Elegant Lace Patterns which was originally published in 1884, but now is available for free (click on the link to access the PDF).

If you flip through the pamphlet, you're going to see some interesting commands, such as "plain, "narrow", and "seam". These have been translated into modern day instructions and incorporated into the edging of Hunter's design for this month: the Witchy Woman Shawl.


The shawl is begun with the lace edging on the outside. Stitches are then picked up along the edge of the lace edging strip, and the main body of the shawl is worked into a triangular shape.

It's wonderfully light, drapes beautifully, is reversible (with stockinette or reverse stockinette highlighted in the top body of the shawl), and when worn showcases the Victorian lace.

The sample above is knit with Spellbound Fiber Co.'s "Willow Mist" colorway. You can see that the harsh in-skein color variations blend wonderfully into a knitted garment. We can only move forward to confirm they deliver on their tagline: Enchanting Color. Magical Results.

We hope you love the patterns featured this month! If you have any questions or concerns, or need pattern support, please email us at and we'll be happy to help.

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