Friday, November 30, 2007

Patterns, patterns, patterns!

Here at One Planet Yarn and Fiber, we love patterns to showcase our gorgeous yarns and we especially love being able to provide you with beautiful, unique, and fashion forward patterns created exclusively for us by our fabulous design team. We are once again thrilled to announce the release of our newest pattern, the Arrowhead Lace Cardigan designed by the very talented Debbie O'Neill. Debbie has been knitting for nearly 20 years and has been teaching knitting and designing knit wear for the past 10 years. Her designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knit Simple, the Ethnic Knits series by Donna Druchunas and various House of White Birches books. She also has a line of self published patterns and works with a variety of yarn companies and small retailers. When she is not knitting, designing, or working her day job, Debbie spins, weaves, quilts, sews garments, does needlework, and spends as much time as possible with her family. While Debbie doesn’t have a blog, you can find her on

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 Here!

We are so happy to announce the release of yet another sweater pattern in Lanas Puras Melosa, this time an adorable pullover for your favorite baby! Elijah was designed by Heather Davis. Heather has been knitting since childhood and more recently began designing and blogging from her base in North Carolina. She works as a project coordinator for public health research in DR Congo and enjoys dreaming up new garments in her spare time. On her layovers, she checks out the local knitting goods, and can tell you from experience which airlines and airports won't let you through with needles.

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

Presenting "Walking the Dog"

Even if you don't own a dog, this adorable pattern will make you want to go out and get one or at least inspire you to knit up an ensemble as a gift for a dog-loving friend! Walking the Dog is our newest pattern for Lanas Puras Melosa and was created by Vermont Designs by Shelagh especially for One Planet Yarn and Fiber. Shelagh Smith is an experienced knitter and spinner and has taught knitting classes at all levels for over 20 years. She wholesales and retails her own line of knitting patterns as well as designs for yarn companies. Her designs have also been featured in several magazines.

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

Patterns and Yarn........

I don't know if we showed this photo of our three latest sweater patterns. They are just adorable, all of them.....The Daytrip Cardigan, the Lace Rib Turtle and the Grannie Smith Cardigan in Lanas Puras. They are all available in download version in the section Patterns for Lanas Puras. And the yarns are 10% off so try them, with the discount code Nov07.

My creation

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

Another Lanas Puras Melosa pattern

Introducing the Lacy Rib Turtleneck sweater designed by the very talented and creative Connie Chang Chinchio. We can't even believe how gorgeous this new sweater pattern in Lanas Puras Melosa fingering weight yarn is! It is just perfect for your fall or winter wardrobe and was designed exclusively for One Planet Yarn and Fiber. Connie is also the designer of our popular Hexagon Bag and is becoming a highly sought after designer by magazines and yarn companies.You can read all about all of her wonderful new creations on her blog.

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!

This pattern is available as a download only. Add it now to your pattern library!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

A Lot of Yarn - Fleece Artist and More

We are putting away tons (literally) of yarn this week! We got a lot of new Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden yarns in many colors, the Jane Origami Sweater, Penelope skirt in long and short, the Imogen Sweater which is absolutely incredible, a new sock kit called Nova Socks and also a new pattern for the Sea Wool Yarn......called the Sea Wool Vest.

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!

Fleece Artist Skeins

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 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!