Monday, December 11, 2006

Week of Dec 11th-2006-What's New!!

Many new items are being added this week so please keep checking back! If you click on the What's New section in the top navigation bar of the site, most new items are shown there for a period of time.

We have quite a few new Yarn Botanika Traveler Sock Kits and sock yarns. These are always very popular. The Traveler kits make great gifts for another person or for yourself! They include a sock bag, yarn, double pointed needles and a pattern. This one turned out beautifully.........

Handwoven shawls and bags from India are here under the area in the store called Unique Finished Items by Monsoon Winds. These are absolutely gorgeous. Every one of these items is handdyed by artisans in India. The bags work great as small sock or knitting project bags.... The shawls are wonderful wrapped around your shoulders on a cool evening. Look at this adorable hand quilted bag.

Two more Black Pearl Yarn patterns are being released this week. One by Ivete Tecedor and another by Melissa Wehrle. Please keep your eye on the Black Pearl Yarns blog in the next few days.

We had a huge shipment of yarn from South America of Lanas Puras yarns and we will be unpacking these and listing them in the store over the next week or so. In addition to more lace weight and fingering colorways, we received a shipment of worsted weight yarns. Watch in January for patterns to be released in this yarn. We have some really neat kids sweaters coming by Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic and also Melissa Wehrle as well as some felted items and other patterns. We love this yarn and so do you from what we are hearing!

We also will be adding quite a few lace and sock patterns from Heartstrings that work well with Lanas Puras Lace weight and fingering weight yarns as well with many of the other yarns in our store. These patterns will all be available in download form which is very convenient!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Yarn Pirate Yarns are Here!

The wonderful Yarn Pirate yarns have arrived and are being added to the store this morning.

They are gorgeous!! And they are very different from the other Indie yarn artists we have in our shop, so that is great! It really is amazing how each fiber artist really has their own unique style.

Yarn Pirate uses a different superwash merino. It is a bit thinner than some of the other fingering weights and has a gorgeous tight twist to the plies. Her colorways are very bright but in a beautiful way-the colors really go great together.

Here are two of my favorites: Panema, because I am a total blue green lover and Punkinhead (WOW!)! You can see all the other colors in her store section of One Planet Yarn and Fibers here!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Two New Black Pearl Yarns Patterns

We have two more Black Pearl Yarn patterns. These are great gifts for knitters since both patterns use only one or two skeins of cashmere yarn.

"Feeling a spring in your step and a verse bubbling up? Knit up Haiku Flower socks...and surround your tootsies in lacy cashmere comfort!"

Introducing the Haiku Flower Sock Pattern. This pattern uses only one skein of Black Pearl Yarns 100% cashmere.
This pattern was designed by Gina House, and we are proud to announce that this is first professional pattern! She has several patterns coming out in 2007 using Yarn Botanika merino and tencel and sock yarns! We can't wait to see them.....:) Make sure to check out Gina's blog and her new podcast.
Available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber in either a hard copy or download version.

The socks are shown in the colorways blue topaz and jasmine pearl but of course any colorway would be gorgeous!!

The second pattern released and available today at One Planet is the absolutely gorgeous Milanese Lace Glove pattern by Sara Lucas. Please make sure to check out Sara's Yarn of the Month Club. We are members and it is so much fun to get the yarn samples and pattern each month. We really look forward to getting it!

"Cold hands, warm heart? How about a cozy cashmere treat to warm both?! Elegant and sassy, these lace gloves enable your hands to stay warm while typing, writing, or even knitting. Includes instructions for two lengths in tipless versions for both gloves and mittens."
Milanese Lace Gloves1
The pattern uses only one skein of Black Pearl yarns cashmere for the short version and one or two for the long version depending on your hand size. They are shown in Chai Tea and Jasmine Pearl, but would be beautiful in any colorway.
Milanese Lace Gloves3

Available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber in either a hard copy or download version.

PS Interested in trying the Black Pearl 100% Cashmere yarn to make one of these beautiful items? Send an email to and we will send you back a special code for this purpose!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New this week


This week we will be adding several new items to the store, so just keep your eyes open.

Yarn Pirate's yarns should be tomorrow and then it is just a matter of photographing them and getting them into the shop!

Also in the store now are 11 new sock patterns by Lisa Parker at Wildhorse Farms Wildhorse Farms. All of her patterns are designed with variegated sock yarns so they are perfect for all the yarns in our store. Most of them are written for either fingering or sports weight sock yarn. Here is a photo of my favorite pattern, the Rococo sock.

We will have two new pattern releases for Black Pearl Yarns cashmere this week. A beautiful sock pattern by Gina House that only uses one skein of cashmere yarn. And gorgeous lace gloves by Sara Lucas that use only one or two skeins of cashmere. These patterns are absolutely gorgeous and a great way to try knitting with cashmere. Watch the Black Pearl Yarns blog for detailed photos and information on Wednesday or Thursday.

We also have handwoven bags and shawls from India arriving these week. These are absolutely gorgeous and will be in the section of the shop called Unique Finished items which is now empty! A shipment from Chile is also expected this month.

Thanks for visiting our store and feel free to email us at if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Two New Black Pearl Yarn Patterns Are Released!

We are very excited to release two patterns designed by top-notch professional designers, Melissa Wehrle and Miriam Felton.

Georgia, a sweater designed by Melissa Wehrle.
Soft, sexy and sweet. Georgia is a very flattering
style for most bodies types thanks to empire waist
ribbon placement and a more generous fit below. She's sure to knit up quick and become an instant favorite!
A great holiday sweater!

The pattern is available at both One Planet Yarn and Fiber and on Melissa's blog. The yarn used in the pattern is Black Pearl Yarns DK weight cashmere in Ginger Peach but this sweater would be adorable in the Red Dragon or Bamboo Green!

Cable Woven Scarf and Shawl, designed by Miriam Felton.
Cables in cashmere, what could be better! Envelop yourself in luxury by knitting this scarf or wrap in DK weight cashmere. The woven cable motif grows naturally out of 2x2 ribbing; simple, yet elegant.

Woven Cable Wrap1

The pattern is available both at One Planet Yarn and Fiber and on Miriam's website. The yarns used for the shawl and scarf are Black Pearl Yarns cashmere in Polynesian Plum and Singapore Smoke, available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber. This shawl would also be absolutely stunning as a holiday wrap in either pure cream (Jasmine Pearl) or jet black (Black Onyx), both also by Black Pearl yarns.

PS Interested in trying the Black Pearl 100% Cashmere yarn to make one of these beautiful items? Send an email to and we will send you back a special code for this purpose!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Yarn Pirate and her Blog Contest

Oh, how exciting. A big box of new yarns from Yarn Pirate is arriving this week. If you haven't seen her yarn, it is wonderful! Great colorways and super soft base yarn! Plus she is truly wonderful to work with! Make sure to go check out the One Planet Yarn and Fiber contest she is having on her blog right now!!

It is so much fun! Win prizes and learn fun things!!!

Don't forget! Sign up on the One Planet Yarn and Fiber mailing list and receive special coupon codes in your email!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sunshine Yarns at One Planet

We are so lucky to have Sunshine yarns at One Planet Yarn and Fiber! I realized I did not post about them before the store opening announcment. Dani's yarns are amazing!! Come take a look:


A photo or two of my favorite of her colorways! Each skein of Dani's yarn is just perfect and it is such soft soft yarn! I love it!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Store Is Open

The new store is OPEN!

Please come take a look at our new online store!

There are still items and photos to add and more things to do, but still you can register please and take a look.

One Planet Yarn and Fiber at

We feature yarns, knitting and crochet items, spinning stuff, patterns and all kinds of other fun things from around the world!!!

Please register on the site to be on our mailing list to receive special promotions and information, and to provide product reviews. New items are still coming in and will be added continuously.

For those of you who register by , we will send you a special discount code to use for a discount on several brands of yarns and other items, which will be good until 12/31/2006. You must register by entering your first and last name, email address, and full address. This information is totally private and will never be given out or sold! Really, it won't be!

Thanks for visiting! Let us know what you think. Leave a few product reviews if you have used any of these products before which I know you have. We have yarns and other items from some of the best indie people in the world (we think!)

We'll be looking for your complete registration! And we'll send you a discount code with more information! Thanks!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Spin Off-Nov/Dec 2006

Do you read Spin Off Magazine? It is the spinning version of Interweave Knits. The next issue is mailing to subscribers this weekend and it will be on the newstands on December 5th! We are going to have a photo or two in there of our spindle kits!! We haven't seen how big the article or photo is, probably tiny, but still it is exciting.

So of course Woolyvines is hard at work making stone spindles. Knitted Bits made many beautiful and colorful spindle bags and Yarn Botanika has dyed lots of matching fiber. Here are two of the kits just completed......!

All of these will be available in the new One Planet Yarn and Fiber store soon, along with many other yarns and other goodies from around the planet. Some will also be listed in the ETSY store.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Needle Felting Kit and Pattern

More in the mail:

Wow, the boxes are piling up and I am in the middle of dyeing. Too much to do! So just a few glimpses for all of you as I can't give away all the surpises right? Also this same post will be on the new store blog One Planet Yarn and Fiber so check it out and please subscribe via bloglines or whatever you use.. so eventually, this can be my personal knitting blog again ! With dyeing and spinning thrown in of course.

I worked with Laura (yarn thrower) in the development of a needle felting kit. Someone told me they were all the rage, so I did a blog search and found Laura's oopsie bag which I thought was so cute and asked her would she want to do a pattern for us for a kit. She really did an unbelievable job. First of all, the pattern is just incredible. It gives you complete directions for making the felted bag in several different styles..with long handles, with commercial handles and with several designs. It shows you how to do the needle felting too. She sent me the final bag with the long straps and I gasped when I took it out of the box because it is gorgeous in person. First, it is HUGE and wonderful for carrying my knitting in so that is what I will be using from now on! The photos don't do it justice. Here is the front and the back of the bag hanging on my door.......
My creation
The pattern is for sale in our ETSY shop alone and also with a complete needle felting kit. You know....I used to think needle felting involved heat, but not so!! The kit contains really everything you need to complete the design..different colored rovings, felting needles and a foam block, plus the pattern.

We are looking for other cool needle felting kits to carry at One Planet. We have one really neat one coming from England that I fell in love with, but still we are on the look out for more. If you know of any, let us know.

I have three more boxes of things to open up and photograph so there will be a few more posts this week.....

Back to the dyepot.....

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Every day is a holiday

Every day now a package seems to come to either my house or my sisters house. It really is quite fun opening these things up!

By the way, the new blog is set up. Take a peek!!!! Put it on bloglines, please!! Then I can go back eventually to Yarn Botanika being my knitting blog!

There is also a pretty button here that you can put on your site if you are so inclined! The store is so cool, with stuff from all around the planet, that believe me you will want to at least look!

Here is a peek at a few things that came in this week.

Lots of Chiagoo knitting needles, made in China of mosa bamboo, which I just love for some reason. I once tried the other "C" bamboo needles and I hated them. The finish wore off really quickly. These are great and the finish so far has not worn off and I have been knitting with one pair for months now...
My creation

Some fantastic wool wash from SOAK in Canada arrived. It comes in incredible fragrances, no rinsing required and great packaging too. SoakStarter

And the most fun, although this is just glimpse,the amazing new Lanas Pura Yarns from Uruguay. This is our new line of yarns, handpainted by artisans just for us in about every knitting weight imaginable. We started with just the lace and fingering, but we'll be adding quite a bit more in solids and handpainted. Here are photos of the lace weight in "periwinkle rose" and the fingering in "desert bloom." Many many more to come!
My creation

Back to trying to get the shop open!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Welcome to One Planet Yarn and Fiber

Welcome to One Planet Yarn and Fiber, a unique global marketplace. We search the world for quality yarns, fibers and related products. Our goal is to represent small independent artisans and companies from every corner of the globe.

We have luxurious cashmere yarns from Asia, gorgeous and colorful handpainted yarns and related items from artisans in Uruguay, Chile and Argentina, the USA, England, India, Asia, Canada, Australia and many other locations. We also will have unique, hip and fun accessories, spinning items and patterns and design ideas for you.
A percentage of our net profits each year are to be donated to NonViolent Peace Force, a federation of over 90 member organizations that promote peace keeping activities around the world.

We hope to do our small part for world peace by bringing together the most unique and luxurious yarn and fiber we can find world wide, supporting independent business and donating a portion of our profits to a world peace organization. Our love of yarn and fiber, knitting and spinning, brings us together regardless of our individual backgrounds or culture.

We hope you enjoy visiting our shop!