Caribbean Waters

Caribbean Waters

Colour The Caribbean Waters colourway is a mix of various shades of teal, turquoise and green. Yarn Details Merino/Silk DK is a 4-ply yarn 50% superwash merino and 50% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 211 m (231 yards)   There are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $33.50 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for sweaters, scarves, cowls, and shawls or anything that goes directly against the the...

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Pewter

Pewter

Colour The Pewter colourway is a subtle mix of various shades of light silvery grey. Yarn Details Merino/Silk DK is a 4-ply yarn 50% superwash merino and 50% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 211 m (231 yards)   There are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $33.50 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for sweaters, scarves, cowls, and shawls or anything that goes directly against the the...

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Summer Wine

Summer Wine

Colour The Summer Wine colourway is a subtle mix of different shades of pink. Yarn Details BFL/Silk Select Lace is a 2-ply slightly thicker laceweight yarn 55% superwash BFL (Blue-Faced Leicester wool) and 45% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 800 m (874 yards) There are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $39.50 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item   project ideas This yarn is excellent for scarves and...

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Michelle’s Green

Michelle’s Green

Colour The Michelle’s Green colourway is a mix of various shades of chartreuse and gold. Yarn Details Merino/Silk DK is a 4-ply yarn 50% superwash merino and 50% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 211 m (231 yards)   There are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $33.50 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for sweaters, scarves, cowls, and shawls or anything that goes directly against the the...

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Peach

Peach

Colour The Peach colourway is a mix of various shades of light orange. Yarn Details Merino/Silk DK is a 4-ply yarn 50% superwash merino and 50% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 211 m (231 yards)   $33.50 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item(kit is 1 item), $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for sweaters, scarves, cowls, and shawls or anything that goes directly against the the...

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Michelle’s Green

Michelle’s Green

Colour The Michelle’s Green colourway is a mix of different shades of charteuse and a golden green. Yarn Details Silk/Linen Select Lace is a heavy laceweight yarn 65% silk, 35% linen great drape 115 g and 691 m (755 yards)   They are 2 skeins available in this dye batch. $36.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item, $1.00 for each additional item project ideas This yarn is excellent for lightweight tops, scarves and...

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Cosmopolitan – 1 oz

Cosmopolitan – 1 oz

Colour The Cosmopolitan colourway is a mix of various shades of bright red. Yarn Details 100% silk stretch out into squares (matawa) several hankies in 1 package with dozens of layers in each hankie in 1 oz (28 g) package     $23.00 Cdn Shipping (Canada/US): $6.50 for first item, $1.00 for additional item           project ideas Once a layer is removed and drafted, you can knit it directly (no twist), spin it or use it as thrums or in needle...

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My 2015 in review and a giveaway

My 2015 in review and a giveaway

Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will be a happy and prosperous one for you and your family. I’m happy to report that 2015 was another year of growth for Yvieknits Yarns as I increased my sales by 15% from last year, now have a second yarn store placing orders on a regular basis, and launched two new yarns. I introduced my two new laceweight yarns, BFL/Silky Select Lace and Silk/Linen Select Lace, at my annual trunk show at The Loop in Halifax, Nova Scotia in May. I was very happy with its reception and the attendance at this event. I continue to host two open house a year, one in February and one in August. New this year, my friend Joanne of Wild Woolly Luxury Soaps brought a selection of her lovely soaps and lotions to sell at my open houses. In addition to my open houses and the trunk show, I was a vendor at six other events throughout 2015: Chesterville Spin-In, The Gathering in Port Hope, Twist Fibre Festival, Almonte Fibrefest, Ottawa Knitting Guild vendors’ night and Needlers Retreat vendors’ night. This was my first year being a vendor at the Almonte Fibrefest and it turned out to be my most successful event so far. There were 4 new patterns released this year that suggest using one of my yarns: Prairie Fire shawl by Ash Alberg and three patterns by Karin Bole Tupper: MatinĂ©e, MatinĂ©e II, and Velloso which was just released. On the retailers front, since June I now send regular shipments of my yarn to Ram Wools Co-op in Winnipeg, MB as well as continuing to send regular shipments to The Loop in Halifax, NS. In September, I delivered my first yarn order to Yarn Forward in Kanata, ON (they only carried my silk hankies before). I would like to start 2016 with yarn giveaway. This year I’m giving away a skein of my new Silk/Linen Select Lace yarn in either the Cosmopolitan or Caribbean Waters colourway (the winner’s choice). These two skeins are still listed on the Silk/Linen Select Lace page so you can see the details but I have temporarily removed the “add to cart” buttons. Contest Details For a chance to win your choice of the Silk/Linen Select Lace skeins shown: add a comment to this blog post stating what you would make with this skein if you won one entry per person please contest closes at midnight on Monday, January 4th, 2015 EST I will use a random generator to pick a winner on January 5th. Note: Do not worry if your comment is not displayed immediately. I manually review all comments that my anti-spam filter flags as spam...

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