Sunday, December 09, 2007
The Seaside Tank is a sleeveless lacy top perfect for a special night out or just for your favorite jeans; dress it up or down, the possibilities are endless. The slanted lace pattern is suprisingly easy and flattering for all figures. It is shown here in Black Pearl DK 100% Pure cashmere in Blue Topaz, but would be gorgeous knit up in any one of the Black Pearl colors!
The sweater is sized from XS-3x and is an intermediate/advanced pattern. Sizes XS-Medium use just 3 skeins of Black Pearl DK 100% pure cashmere. The pattern is available as a PDF download or as part of a kit which includes the yarn to make the sweater along with a complimentary pattern.
Please take a look at our entire section of kits now available in Black Pearl cashmere with many more kits on the way!
Friday, December 07, 2007
Anyhow, give it a try with some of these. Look at this one Daniella hand dyed the fiber, hand carded it and then spun the yarn. She then attached tiny velvet flowers to the yarn. Talk about creative!!
Coming soon, a new Black Pearl Yarns sweater and knit knit, this one is perfect for the holidays. It is so beautiful! We also have new kits from Fleece Artist/HandMaiden coming soon, and several new indie companies we are excited about....
We have a new section we will be adding to the site in the next week, loaded with all kinds of knit and crochet kits for every type of garment.....
Are you on Ravelry? Make sure to join our One Planet Knitters group there!!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
How exciting!! We are celebrating our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! Did you get our Holiday Sales Newsletter? If you missed it, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it along to you! It tells about all of our special celebration savings and new products.
We are super super excited to introduce a new sweater kit called BRIOCHE. Brioche was designed by our good friend and talented designer, Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic. Wendy's patterns are always so special and we have tried to make it easier for you to knit Brioche by offering a special kit as well as suggesting some alternative yarns for those who may not want cashmere. We have a special discount for you on the alternatives too. Just buy the BRIOCHE KIT if you want the pattern as shown, in Black Pearl Yarns DK cashmere in black onyx, or use the discount code BRIOCHE for one of the recommended substitute yarns. These are Artesano of England's fine Inca Cloud or Inca mist alpaca yarn, Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre, Silkroad DK Tweed or Alpaca Silk Georgette ,GGH Cumba yarn (merino and alpaca) or Sheep Shop Yarn Company's Sheep Three Merino and Silk.
We are also in the process of a new "KIT" section to the site. There will be some redundancy but for people who love kits, we wanted to put them all in one place, organized by the type of garment, so watch for that soon. We have started listing all of our own patterns and some others in kit form to provide a savings to you for buying a bundle of yarn along with the pattern.
Other new things coming soon? We have some gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous) handspun yarn from Felt Studio in England that we will be putting on the site this week. We are anticipating a new order from Yarn Pirate soon. We'll announce the date here. And we have two other brand new Indie companies which are incredible and we'll keep those a secret for right now!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! And if you do not get the holiday sales flyer, make sure to let us know so you can see it!!
Friday, November 30, 2007
The Arrowhead Lace Cardigan is a surprisingly straightforward knit with elegant results. The body is lacy, while the sleeves are solid with a lacy cuff lending a bell effect. Dress it up with a skirt or wear it with your favorite jeans. The pattern is shown here in lovely Lanas Puras Melosa, fingering weight yarn, in the Fern Green colorway. The pattern is sized all the way from women's x-small through 3x. A size small uses only 3 skeins of Lanas Puras Melosa!
The pattern is available as part of a yarn kit or as a single pattern download. It would be a wonderful addition to your wardrobe or would make a special holiday gift for a favorite friend or family member.
Another new arrival in our store is the brand new! Rebecca Magazine. Rebecca knitting pattern magazines from Germany are filled with gorgeous fashion-forward knitting patterns.. This new edition has 41 incredible fall designs to fit bust sizes 30-42". Patterns include accessories, sweaters and adorable dresses! Be sure to pick one up before they sell out!
Keep any eye or two on this space for more patterns and special treats to come!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Elijah is a beginner/intermediate pattern and is sized all the way from 3 months-18 months. It is so warm, soft and cozy when knit up in Lanas Puras Melosa worsted weight yarn and fits easily over baby's head. It is darling for either a boy or a girl and is shown in the picture below in two of our favorite Lanas Puras Melosa colorways, Cornflower for boys and Orchid for girls. Of course, this sweater would be sweet knit up in many of our other Lanas Puras Melosa colorways as well.
Elijah is knit in one piece and uses only 2 skeins of Lanas Puras Melosa, worsted weight yarn. It would make a wonderful gift for that special baby boy or girl in your life.
The fabulous patterns knit by our talented design staff here at One PlanetYarn and Fiber just keep on coming. We have several really lovely sweater patterns almost ready for release so keep your eyes open!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Walking the Dog is an intermediate level pattern and includes instructions on knitting up a medium sized dog coat for man's best friend along with a cozy matching hat and warm mittens for the dog's owner. You may purchase the pattern at One Planet Yarn and Fiber as a pattern download or as part of a yarn kit. This fabulous Walking the Dog kit includes a complimentary pattern and the 5 skeins of Lanas Puras Melosa with colors as shown in the pattern photo necessary to make the entire ensemble.
We have many more surprises in the works for you. Keep an eye on this space for more unique and gorgeous pattern soon to come in Lanas Puras Melosa, Lanas Puras Clarissa and Black Pearl cashmere. We are really excited about the patterns to come and know you will be too!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We are posting tons of INDIE yarn and fiber now, from Funky Carolina and Madelinetosh. If you love to spin and if you love color and and indie yarn, all of this yarn and fiber, is just incredible.....the colors, the textures, yum, yum.
Here is one favorite fiber:
Coming soon, more gorgeous Jo Sharp yarn. and yes finally some pattern ideas for you out of her books. The yarn is so gorgeous, if you have not tried it, you are really missing out!
Friday, November 02, 2007
The Lacy Rib Turtle is a classic turtleneck style sweater featuring a feminine lacy rib turtleneck and waistband. It is shown in the charcoal colorway which is a really HOT color this season, but would be beautiful in any one of our many Lanas Puras Melosa fingering weight colorways. It is an intermediate/advanced pattern and is available in women's sizes ranging from extra small-3x. We love our patterns so much that we try very hard to size them so that anyone can knit one!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I made this montage of all the skeins..... One of my favorite things is opening the boxes and taking out all the yarn and photographing it! And now with our new wonderful photo studio, the photos are really becoming better and better..... I hope you enjoy this photo mosaic and that you take a look at all the new Fleece Artist / Hand Maiden Items. There are even more on the way!
We are also unpacking a new order from one of our most favorite Indie dyers, Carrie from Funky Carolina including lots of handpainted yarns and fibers. Her colors are just amazing... We just put away a lot of new Lanas Puras yarn in all colors and there is more to still be entered on the site. If you haven't tried this yarn, it is a great time to do it! We had great success with the Cluaranach Shawl Kit in Eggplant by Knitspot.com. It is just beautiful.
In other news, Kim from Knitting Matters just published a pattern using Lanas Puras Melosa in Cornflower blue which is a beautiful color! Make sure to check out her blog and the Twister Vest. She has a special offer too!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Here are lots of photos for you to enjoy!
Coming soon-A LOT of new Fleece Artist stuff!! Kits and more yarns, new GGH Bel Air and soft kid colors and lots of new Jo Sharp yarn and pattern ideas...........Also a gorgeous order from Funky Carolina and some other surprises.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Melissa is an extremely talented designer who also designed Georgia, the Sapphire Wrap, the Starla cardigan and the Sunshine Tank for One Planet Yarn and Fiber. You can read all about her knitting adventures on her blog. Watch her blog carefully for the upcoming release of her beautiful Granny Smith 2 cardigan, knit in Lanas Puras Melosa, fingering weight in the eggplant colorway, one of our favorite colorways for this season.
Order the yarn to make the Daytrip Cardigan in the Lanas Puras Clarissa colorway of your choice and the pattern will be complimentary.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Then for lace yarn lovers, this Fleece Artist Suri Blue yarn is absolutely yummy. It is spun from 50% soft soft suri alpaca and 50% blue faced leicester (BFL) BFL is as soft as merino but a bit more durable. This yarn is very reasonably priced for handpainted yarn and also the quantity! Each skein has about 647 yards. Here is the mosaic:
The colors are gorgeous!
We also just added quite a few Hand Maiden Sea Silk Colors and new shawl kits. In the next few weeks, quite a few Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden Kits will be added to the site.
What else is new?
We are taking pre-orders for a gorgeous new shawl kit from Knitspot.com called the Cluranach Shawl pattern. There is a petite (2 skein) and tall (3 skein) size done in Lanas Puras Melosa fingering weight in eggplant. If you are interested in this kit, please preorder because they are selling fast and it helps us know and plan how much yarn to order! Any one who preorders will get their kit first. Others may have to wait a bit longer after the pattern release.
We have several other new patterns releasing soon. A gorgeous cardigan design by Melissa Wehrle in Lanas Puras Clarissa is coming soon. And in early November, we will have a new knit kit in Black Pearl Yarns cashmere. The pattern is designed by Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic. Watch here for more details.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
We are very excited to have added on some of LaLana Wool's yarns and patterns and kits. They are honestly the most gorgeous out there. The yarns are plant dyed yarns. The owner of LaLana is an amazing women who has been into natural dyes for many many years. Some of the plants that are used are wildcrafted in New Mexico. We just went crazy in their store when visiting in Taos and we wanted to offer these yarns and products to our customers. Yes you can also order direct from LaLana but anything you buy also is eligible for our customer bonus programs, so there are benefits to buying the items through us.
We have the Streakers yarn line which is gorgeous and many of the patterns are designed for Streakers! yarn. Not only that, any pattern which uses worsted weight yarn, can use Streakers yarn. We have a whole section on our site of "patterns for worsted weight yarn" so make sure to consider these. If you buy yarn for a specific Streakers pattern, the pattern is free!!
Here are just a few photos to make you get all excited and happy like we do when we look at yarn and pattern photos. First, Day-O and Oriental Blue Streak Streakers Yarns. Absolutely beautiful!
Here the Berry Shady Cardigan pattern, designed by Valentine Devine, which can be made in any color of Streakers Yarn. Love this!!
Please go take a look at the LaLana Wool section on our site and you will see how incredible their yarns are. We can't show everything here. We are able to get any kit , yarn or pattern for you from there. And we are working together with LaLana on a new project we hope will work out!!!
What else is new? We are so excited to finally post The Plucky Knitter yarns to our site!! We have been waiting for these hand dyed gems for months! Sarah , of the Plucky Knitter is an amazing fiber artist. She spends a great deal of time making each sure each skein is just right. She did a wonderful job sending us these absolutely incredible superwash blue faced leicester sock yarns. For all you indie sock yarn lovers, make sure to try these. They are machine washable and and blue face is as soft as merino only more durable for socks. These are so beautiful............ Here is a little view of some of her beautiful colorways.........
Other new things coming in the next few weeks.....a new shipment of Avi Wasserman Spindles, many new Fleece Artist and HandMaiden yarns and knit kits, Jo Sharp Silkroad yarns -DK Tweed and Aran tweed (scrumptuous!) and alpaca kid lustre, and much much more! OH, almost forgot, we have many new items in from Perl Grey Studios. Perl Grey is the sister company to Fleece Artist. They have a new line of stitch markers which I just love. My favorite new item is the stitch marker necklace, five stitch markers you wear around your neck so you always have one if you need it :) There are many other new Perl Grey items too, so take a look!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
The first photograph shows the knit version of the shawl.
The second photograph shows how differently the pattern looks using the same lovely Lanas Puras Melosa colorways, but in a crochet version.
Here are a few shots of the two versions side-by-side. Both of them are really beautiful and make a perfect accessory for fall.
We are proud to release this pattern in a kit which comes complete with all 5 skeins necessary to make either a knit or crocheted shawl as shown along with the pattern download. The kit includes a discount on the Lanas Puras Melosa as well as a FREE pattern! The pattern download is also be available for sale.
Watch this site over the next few months for more fabulous patterns and kits in Lanas Puras Melosa, Lanas Puras Clarissa and Black Pearl cashmere yarns!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
If you go to One Planet and click on each Rebecca issue you will be taken to a web page that shows a sampling of the patterns from each issue along with the yarns you need!
We have three of the GGH yarns in stock right now in fairly large quantities with more colors coming. GGH Bel Air is an amazing yarn. Bel Air is a soft and lofty yarn that almost looks like a single ply but it isn't. It is spun from pure merino and just a touch of nylon has been added for strength. We have a new yarn this year from GGH, Cumba, which is also very soft and luxurious. It is spun from merino, alpaca and microfiber. Then we added a luxury staple, GGH Soft Kid. There is an entire pattern book devoted to GGH Soft Kid. This yarn is so soft and it is even next to your skin soft because it is spun from kid mohair. The patterns are really fantastic so make sure to click to look at them!
We are having an introductory special for the rest of September only, 10% off Rebecca magazines and GGH yarns. Use the coupon code GGH at checkout!! You must spend at least $ 35.00 to receive this discount, however! We know you will love making projects with these gorgeous yarns.
Coming next week.......another new pattern for Lanas Puras Melosa yarns from Pam Covert who designed the Llama Bag, a new shipment of yarns from Chewy Spaghetti, and more photos showing you Jo Sharp designs along with the yarn requirements. Jo Sharp yarns are too special for words and so are the patterns. So we have started scanning the pattern photos and listing yarn requirements for them. This will be a big project so stay tuned. But you can see a mosaic below of some of the patterns for Alpaca Silk Georgette yarn which we have in stock. The yarn requirements are listed on this page (CLICK HERE) of our website.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We just reached our 1000th product! Hard to believe that we have that many items isn't it?!!
We had a very large shipment of Sea Silk Yarn come in from Hand Maiden Yarns. Just so everyone knows, the price went up slightly and probably will have to be raised again as it will at every other store that sells this yarn. Our exchange rate is really getting worse!! It is amazing the difference from only six months ago. Plus there was a price increase in the yarn itself. Still it is so gorgeous and when you think that two skeins make you a gorgeous silk shawl for around 65.00 or so that really is not expensive for a hand knit luxury item.
Straw is a new color for us:
Stone is a beautiful "newer" color
And many many customer favorites like glacier, are back in stock!
We also are currently uploading a new shipment from HipKnits in the UK. There are new self striping sock yarns spun from blue faced leicester yarn, and a luxury sock yarn that is 50% alpaca and 50% blue faced. Here is one pretty luxury sock yarn.
And then wow, look at this colorway. I am tempted to grab this for my own stash! This is a 90% wool, 10% nylon sock yarn and it is gorgeous!!!
Next week you are going to see a gorgeous new shawl pattern release by Pam Covert. The yarn is Lanas Puras Melosa and there is a crochet version and knit version. These shawls are gorgeous beyond words!! The GGH yarn and BRAND NEW Rebecca magazines for fall arrived today but we need a bit of web work to get them up! And many more exciting items.
Just an update for all of you. I hope you check our "What's New" page routinely and also put us on your bloglines blogroll
Monday, September 03, 2007
Fall will soon be upon us and what better way to celebrate the end of summer than to knit something new and beautiful! We are super excited to release two gorgeous new patterns in our very own Lanas Puras Melosa that will help you transition in style to the cooler weather.The Cable Pleated Skirt is a chic pattern designed by Shirley MacNulty. Shirley is a professional knitwear designer, teacher, author and technical editor, and is a charter member and jury coordinator of the Association of Knitwear Designers (International). She is also a member of the National Needlearts Association, the Knitting Guild Association, and the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild. She has a great deal of experience designing patterns for both knitting companies and magazines.
The Cable Pleated Skirt is Shirley's first pattern designed exclusively for One Planet Yarn and Fiber and is shown here in Lanas Puras Melosa, fingering weight, in the blueberry colorway. The skirt is knit from the top down, a method that makes it easy to try on the skirt as you knit to be sure of the fit. The style is a simple classic, flattering to almost any body shape and can be knit in either a fashionable above-the-knee length as shown or in a longer length. It looks wonderful with boots or flats.
Analise is a fabulous dress designed by the talented Amy Marshall. Amy learned to hand knit in college from a performer she worked with at Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. Later, in her college career she learned to machine knit on a hand loom, incorporating several knit pieces in her senior collection and she quickly began designing and knitting her own patterns. Amy started selling some of her handcrafted items in 2004 when she left the corporate world to work independently and began designing and writing patterns for publication in 2006. You can visit her Etsy store to shop for some of her lovely handcrafted items. Analise is a simple, but stunning cowl neck dress which looks fabulous over a pair of leggings with or without a shirt layered underneath it. The ribbon tie provides flattering shaping. The design works beautifully with handpainted variegated yarn and features our own Lanas Puras Melosa fingering weight yarn shown here in the Sunset colorway.
Watch this space for many more exciting patterns to come in the next few months designed with Lanas Puras Melosa, Lanas Puras Clarissa and Black Pearl cashmere yarns.
Please join our Knitters Group, a Knit-A-Long (KAL) space for all the patterns and yarns you purchase through One Planet Yarn and Fiber. To join the KAL, email Connie Chang at Connie@oneplanetyarnandfiber.com.