BFL/Silky Select Lace – Marmalade

BFL/Silky Select Lace – Marmalade

Colour The Marmalade colourway is a subtle mix of different shades of orangey-yellow. Yarn Details BFL/Silk Select Lace is a 2-ply slightly thicker laceweight yarn55% superwash BFL (Blue-Faced Leicester wool) and 45% silksoft with a lovely shine to the yarn100 g and 800 m (874 yards) $39.50 Cdn project ideas This yarn is excellent for scarves and...

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Low in stock at the moment

I’m currently very low in my stock as The Loop in Halifax just bought all of my Select Lace, my fingering weight yarns, and my new Merino/Silk DK. These 71 skeins are on their way to Halifax and they should arrive on Wednesday, October 30 or Thursday, October 31st. I will be dyeing all week and I plan to get some more stock up very soon. I’m expecting a yarn order this week and hopefully my second order will arrive the following...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Lavender Fields shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violet colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Lavender Fields shawl is a wavy-edged triangular shawl inspired by lavender fields and flowers. There is enough yardage in this skein of BFL/Silk Select Lace yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. BFL/Silk...

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Shawl Challenge at my knitting guild

Shawl Challenge at my knitting guild

The challenge this year at the Ottawa Knitting Guild was for shawls. There were five categories: shawlette from a pattern, shawl from a pattern, shawlette adapted from a pattern, shawl adapted from a pattern and design your own shawl. I entered a shawlette and a shawl into the challenge and I was surprised and pleased to win second prize in the shawlette from a pattern category (red shawlette pictured below). For the shawl I made Madli’s...

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Open House for Yvieknits Yarns on Feb. 9th

Open House for Yvieknits Yarns on Feb. 9th

I am holding an Open House/Trunk Show at my house in Stittsville (Ottawa), Ontario on February 9th, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm to celebrate the upcoming one year anniversary of my website. I have invited my friends Francine of Fancy That – Creations by Francine and Natalie of Natalie Servant Designs to join me for this event. This means that not only will I have all of my yarns and the shawl kits available here but there will also be a good...

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Deep in the Forest

Colour Deep in the Forest is a mix of different shades of dark navy blue and purple with green peeking through. Yarn Details BFL/Silk Select Lace is a 2-ply slightly thicker laceweight yarn 80% superwash BFL (Blue-Faced Leicester wool) and 20% silk soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 800 m (874 yards)   $26.00 Cdn       project ideas This yarn is excellent for scarves and...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

My Mom bought this Lavender Fields Shawl Kit (picture on the right) from me in early June. The kit contained the Lavender Fields Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of my BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violets colourway and 1 grey fresh-water pearl shawl pin made by Fancy That – Creations by Francine. She finished it and had it blocked in time for me to use as a sample at the Ottawa Knitting Guild’s vendors night on...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit – Large

Lavender Fields Shawl Kit – Large

This shawl kit contains the Lavender Fields shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn Merino Light Fingering in the Springtime Lilacs colourway, and 1 copper S-shaped shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Lavender Fields shawl is a wavy-edged triangular shawl inspired by lavender fields and flowers. There is enough yardage in this skein of merino light fingering yarn to knit the large version of this...

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My Childeric’s Bees

My Childeric’s Bees

I started my Childeric’s Bees shawl while I was in Halifax and I managed to finish and block it in time to display it as a sample in my booth at the Twist Fibre Festival in August. I knit my Bees shawl using my Yvieknits Merino Light Fingering in the Cosmopolitan colourway. I used approximately 440 m out of the 685 m in the skein to knit the shawl as written (14 bees) but I am a slightly tight knitter. Natalie’s patterns are always...

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Marmalade

Colour Marmalade colourway is a mix of different shades of yellow ranging from a light yellow to a warm orangey yellow. Yarn Details Angel Select Lace is a 2-ply slightly thicker laceweight yarn 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, and 10% cashmere very soft with a lovely shine to the yarn 100 g and 800 m (874 yards)     There is 1 skein available in this dye batch. $36.00 Cdn       project ideas This yarn is excellent for...

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My Clover Shawl

My Clover Shawl

I recently finished knitting a V-Shaped version of the Clover Shawl by Natalie Servant using one skein of my Merino/Silk Fingering yarn in the Hostas colourway. My Mom kindly modeled the shawl for me in the pictures. This shawl comes in three versions that you can knit: V-shaped, long rectangle (stole), and a large square. You start knitting in the middle of the 4 leaf clover motif in the round. You then knit Chart A and B still knitting in the...

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2 shawls based on one pattern

2 shawls based on one pattern

I knit my Fairy Wings shawl as part of a test knit/KAL in my dyeing group out of one skein of my Merino/Silk Fingering yarn in the Irish Spring colourway. I followed the pattern fairly closely, but I did add an extra repeat of the lace pattern. I really liked the look and shape of this shawl so I decided to knit another version of it with a few changes to keep it interesting using Handmaiden Fine Yarns Camelspin in the Sangria colourway. I...

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The Gathering in Port Hope, Ontario

The Gathering in Port Hope, Ontario

I was a vendor at The Gathering in Port Hope, Ontario this past Saturday (April 14th). What a fun and well organized event this was. There were so many volunteers to help to unload and bring your things inside that I think that I only carried one small box in. The picture to the left is my booth a little while before the event started. This event is meant to be an all day event for people to do some shopping and to sit, knit, spin etc and visit...

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2 projects from 1 skein

2 projects from 1 skein

I recently finished and blocked my Helix Scarf by Stephanie Gaustad from the Jane Austen Knits Magazine (the cover project). It is a cute scarf and I love the twirled ruffled look. The helix effect comes from knitting a small short-row wedge on one side of the scarf followed by another short-row edge on the other side of the scarf with one knit row between each wedge. I knit this scarf with the 40g (about 315 m) of Fleece Artist’s...

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Shawl Kits

I have teamed up with two of my friends, Natalie of Natalie Servant Designs and Francine of Fancy That – Creations by Francine to create these shawl kits.¬† Each kit contains one of Natalie’s lace shawl patterns combined with one skein of my yarn with a co-ordinating shawl pin made by Francine.   I now have all¬†eight shawl kits up in my e-store now. There are 2 Sunflower Field Shawl Kits, 2 Lavender Fields Shawl Kits, 2 Poppy...

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Eiffel Tower Shawl Kit – Large

This shawl kit contains the Eiffel Tower Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn Angel Lace in the Misty colourway, and 1 white fresh water pearls circular shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Eiffel Tower is a triangular shawl inspired by lace-like details on the Eiffel Tower. It contains both written and charted instructions.   Angel Lace is a 2-ply laceweight yarn that contains 70% baby...

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