Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New From Artesano

December Newsletter-Holiday Greetings from One Planet Yarn and Fiber!

It is also our second year anniversary! It is hard to believe, but it is true! Thank you for your support and kind words over the past two years. We continue to strive to find unusal yarns, patterns and spinning supplies from all over the world. We hope you take advantage of our Holiday Sale offers. See below!

New From Artesano - England

Have you looked at the Artesano UK patterns and yarns? Artesano is becoming one of our most popular companies and if you take a look, you will see why. We
have two new yarns, the 4 ply superfine sportweight Alpaca and the new
Aran weight alpaca and wool yarn. We have also many new patterns from
Artesano including the Curves plus size patterns, children's patterns,
felted patterns and more women's patterns. Here are a few photos!

Artesano 4 Ply Sport Weight Alpaca

Artesano Aran Alpaca and Wool

Artesano New Patterns Available

Coming Soon
  • Handmaiden-many new colors of SeaSilk, Casbah and more! New Knit Kits!
  • Avery Allison Yarns - from Canada-requested by several customers
  • Eucalan - eco-friendly no-rinse wash in lavender, grapefruit, eucalyptus and unscented versions
  • New Sheep Shop Patterns
  • Perl Grey Studios - many new shawl pins, buttons and more
  • more surprises !

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Urban Wrap Kit!

Urban Wrap by Melissa Wehrle

We are super excited to introduce the Urban Wrap Sweater Knit kit! This gorgeous sweater was designed by Melissa Wehrle using Lanas Puras Melosa in worsted weight. The kit includes the yarn at a discount and the pattern download. It comes in a wide variety of sizes from XS to a 3X (bust sizes 33" - 53"). The pattern is available on its own from Melissa's blog.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lovely Lace...and more!

Just in time for the holiday season, we are pleased to announce the release of our newest lace shawl pattern, the Lacy Shawl designed by the talented Shirley MacNulty, who also designed the Cable Rib Skirt pattern. This lightweight lacy shawl is a sampler of variations of Lacy Diamond Stitches, using 3 different variations all of which use ssk, k2 tog and the double decrease sk2p. Each horizontal lacy panel is separated by one of our favorite lace stitches, the "Purse Stitch."

The Lacy Shawl was designed in our very own Lanas Puras Melosa laceweight yarn and is shown in the colorway Truffle. The pattern is available as a single pattern download or as part of a knit kit. It is the perfect addition to any wardrobe and can be dressed up for evening or worn with your favorite pair of jeans. It is beautiful in either semi solid or variegated yarn.

We are also pleased to now offer a selection of merino Silk lace and 3 ply sock yarns handpainted by Chesnut Bay Fibers, an indie company owned by two sisters, one in Massachusetts and one in California. These gals do a beautiful job creating yarns with intense and saturated colors. We know you're going to love them as much as we do. Here is a little taste.........

Chestnut Bay Fibers also has a store at ETSY you can visit. And, also take a look at their blog.

Keep watching for some wonderful new patterns in Lanas Puras Melosa and Black Pearl 100% cashmere DK, as well as some other new and exciting goodies!

Friday, October 10, 2008

We Love Indie Designers!

It is part of our philosphy at One Planet Yarn and Fiber to support Indie fiber artists and designers. We are always on the lookout for new and creative products from around the globe to add to our store. We are happy to tell you about a new Indie designer we have just added to our store as well as to show you a few new patterns from some of the other Indie designers we represent.

Melanie Gibbons from Pink Lemon Twist is a talented designer who specialzes in lace stoles and socks. She has been knitting for over 10 years and designing her own creations since 2005. Melanie's patterns often include 2 or even 3 designs within a single pattern, offering options to both the adventurous beginner knitter as well as the more experienced knitter and the opportunity to make the pattern uniquely yours. Here are a couple of Melanie's gorgeous lace shawls. First, Scheherazade:

Next, Moon Dance:
The motifs and design elements in Melanie's patterns are created from historical tales and nature and it is a joy to read about her inspirations. You can read all about Melanie's knitting adventures on her blog. We are pleased to be able to offer you Pink Lemon Twist patterns on a download basis.

Anniken Ellis from Anni Design is a Norweigan Designer living in the UK. Anni has been knitting since childhood and in addition to designing, she has a passion for dyeing yarn. Anni also specializes in lacework and socks. Here is one of her newest sock patterns, Celtic Cable Heel Socks. Visit her on her blog Confessions of a Yarn Addict. Anni's patterns can be purchased as downloads at One Planet Yarn and Fiber.
We also have a new pattern designed by Kara Gott of igottknits. The Welcome Home Onesie is the first pattern in a brand new collection of irresistible onesies sure to be a perfect heirloom quality gift for a new baby. The onesie is sized from 0-12 months and has a touch of embroidery as an elegant accent. Check out the full line of igottknits patterns for both children and adults available on a download basis. Finally, we'd like you to check out some of new new patterns from Zephyr Style. Those Zephyr gals really have style and sure know how to take a classic look and add their own quirky sense of fun to their fashion creations. This one is called Tree Jacket and is a perfect sweater for the change in seasons.
We have so many other new patterns at the store we'd like to share with you, but too many to list here, so check out our "What's New Section" often! Watch for some new patterns by Melissa Wehrle of Neoknits, Shirley MacNulty, and oh so many more talented designers!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Guinevere in HandMaiden Flaxen!

We are excited to introduce this beautiful knit kit "Guinevere" designed by Melissa Wehrle of NeoKnits. Melissa is a talented designer and she also is Creative Director for One Planet Yarn and Fiber. Guinevere is knit from the lovely silk and linenl HandMaiden Flaxen Yarn. The Guinevere kit is available in a multitude of flaxen colors but is shown in sangria. Please make sure to look at all of the new HandMaiden Flaxen and HandMaiden Sea Silk yarn that we have in stock. We just added many new colors as well as some new knit kits using these yarns!

We have a shipment of handpainted Bonnie's bamboo yarn from Farmhouse Yarns. This is is very popular yarn in our store. It comes in beautiful colors and has a sheen similar to silk. A perfect yarn for bamboo lovers or those who can't wear animal fibers.

Coming Soon
- Fleece Artist Woolie Silk in many colors, Fleece Artist Lanica (a new naturally dyed organic yarn), New knit kits, Fiber from Funky Carolina, more sock bugs and baby bugs, Sock Yarn and Spinning Fiber from Sheep Shop Yarn and more!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Introducing Pretty as a Posy......and more!

We are excited to announce the release of our newest pattern, Pretty As a Posy designed by the talented Holli Yeoh of Bee's Knees Knits exclusively for our very own Lanas Puras Clarissa. Pretty As a Posy is an adorable coat dress for toddler girls, perfect over leggings or jeans. The coat dress was designed to be an easy knit requiring minimal shaping. The ribbing pulls in the bodice to create the effect of a semi-shaped armhole. The dress is shown in Lanas Puras Clarissa, a 50% cotton, 50% merino cotton comfort yarn which is a perfect year round weight for those who prefer a more breathable fabric. The coat dress is an advanced beginner pattern and is designed in 3 sizes ranging from 6 months to 4 years. It is a truly sweet heirloom quality knit piece, sure to be a hit on your little one or when given as a special gift!

Pretty As a Posy is available as a single leaf download pattern or as part of a complete knit kit which includes both the pattern download and Lanas Puras Clarissa in the Petal colorway as shown in the pattern photos. Knit this sweater dress for your favourite one-year-old and she’ll still be wearing it when she’s three. It will have stylish three-quarter length sleeves and a shorter skirt – but it still looks great!
We are also happy to tell you about our growing inventory of complete knit kits. You asked for the convenience of ordering some of our gorgeous patterns in your favorite yarns w/ just a few clicks of the mouse and here they are with plans for more kits to come! Just to show you, here are a few of the lovely new patterns designed by Ilga Leja in Hand Maiden or Fleece Artist yarn now available in knit kits............

We are also putting together some kits in Be Sweet Bambino, Bamboo and Boucle Mohair. Keep an eye on this space for more things to come!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Anne Hanson Kits, HandMaiden Yarns

We have some very exciting things happening here at One Planet Yarn and Fiber. Truthfully, we are having trouble keeping with photographing all the new yarns and getting them on the site. Our priority is always first on getting all your packages out to you and we have been busy!

New Knit Kits with designs by Anne Hanson from

Anne has completed two incredible lace knitting patterns using Lanas Puras Melosa lace weight yarn. The designs are two beautiful for words! We are currently taking pre-orders for kits for each of these. This will really help us know how much yarn to order because the skeins in these colors typically sell out the minute we list them. First is the beautiful Boing Scarf knit in Desert Bloom. This takes just one skein of lace yarn and the kit includes the yarn and the pattern. Second is the beautiful Star of the Evening Shawl knit in Twilight. There are several versions of this shawl. The petite uses one skein, the tall two skeins, and then there are directions for a scarf-sized triangle or shawlette that will take 350 yards of yarn. The Boing Kit is already listed on our website, the Star of the Evening will be listed in just a few days. The actual kits will be mailed out at the end of May or as soon as the yarn arrives from South America. Here is a photo of the Boing Scarf Kit, and a sneak preview of Star of the Evening.


Preview-Star of the Evening

New Fleece Artist and HandMaiden Yarns

We have many many many beautiful new yarns from both Fleece Artist and HandMaiden yarns of Canada. These include Somoko and Casbah, both cashmere blend sock yarn (also great for other things!), Flaxen, and Swiss Silk and Cashmere fingering weight yarns. We have about 25 new colors of Sea Silk yarn to put on the site. We are redoing some of the photographs so thanks for your patience. A beautiful spring knit kit called the Cap Sleeve Top knit in Lady Godiva silk and wool has also just come in. Here are some photos of the ultimate in luxury yarn-Swiss Silk and Cashmere from HandMaiden Yarns.

Coming in May

There will be more new patterns and knit kits from Ilga Leja using the Fleece Artist and HandMaiden yarns. We have new yarns to list from Cottage Fiber/Feet First, UrbanGypz Artisan Yarn and Knitting by Zen from Australia. UrbanGypz also sent some beautiful hand painted fiber. Bambino, a soft ecofriendly organic cotton and bamboo yarn from Be Sweet Yarns will be coming in soon as well.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Farmhouse Yarns and Patterns

When we were at the TNNA convention, last January, the Farmhouse Yarns booth really stood out to us. They had tons of colorful hand painted yarns in all kinds of fibers all the around the booth. But also we really enjoyed meeting the owner and hearing her story and the company's philosophy. The people at Farmhouse Yarns truly love sheep, yarn, fiber and color!! They have their own flock of sheep that they try to utilize as much as possible for their yarns. Of course some of their yarns, like Cotton Blossom by Dixie and Bonnie's Bamboo do not come from sheep!! If they don't have enough wool for their yarns, they try to buy from smaller farms rather than huge mills.

The owner, Carol, hand dyes most of the yarns herself. She loves color and you can tell this by the color combinations she chooses. Her relatives help with the cellulose fibers (cotton and bamboo) as this uses a different type of dye and process.

She has also developed a lot of patterns. Most of them are easy to follow and are fairly straightforward and designed to show off the unusual colors and fibers. I think you will fine quite a few pretty and fun lightweight sweaters to knit for the spring and summer as well as fall and winter items. We will be adding a few more of her yarns and more fall patterns towards the end of the summer......

We hope you will give Farmhouse Yarns a try. We carry the Cotton Blossom, a gorgeous worsted weight cotton/rayon blend, Fannie's Fingering, a soft fingering weight yarn, the Bonnie's Bamboo-a beautiful DK weight pure bamboo with gorgeous shine and softness and Lumpy Bumpy by Charlene, a very fun to knit bulky weight yarn that knits up quickly......

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring Showers!

Our spring surprises continue! We are happy to announce the release of our newest pattern in our beautiful Lanas Puras Clarissa, the Simple Sweater Vest designed by Sara Lucas. The vest is a simple, classic design perfect layered over a Tee shirt or a button down blouse. It is available as a pattern download or as part of a Complete Knit Kit which includes the pattern and your choice of Lanas Puras Clarissa colorway. Clarissa, a 50/50 cotton/merino blend yarn, is a lovely DK weight handpainted yarn exclusive to One Planet Yarn and Fiber is a fabulous yarn for spring. Like all of our patterns, we are proud to offer the Simple Sweater Vest in sizes XS-3X. We are committed to providing patterns for all women!
We just received a new shipment of handpainted spinning fiber from Fleece Artist. This fiber is absolutely gorgeous. Our last order flew out of the store in just a few days so be sure to order yours soon.Another new arrival is Fleece Artist's Woolie Silk, a soft and silky 3 ply yarn. This yarn is a DK weight, perfect for shawls and lace tops and available in a variety of colors.
We have also added a new 100% silk lace yarn from Kaalund Yarns of Australia, called Enchante'. The colors are based on The Australian landscape. The yarn is truly luxurious and will make a lovely heirloom quality lacy shawl or scarf with the drape, color and shine only silk can provide. We have more yarn, patterns, kits and other surprises still to come. When it rains, it pours!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Kaalund Yarns From Australia!

We are very excited to introduce Kaalund Yarns from AustraliaKaalund is a small company that specializes in hand painted natural fibers. Right now we have just listed their Classic2 2 ply Australian lace yarn and a few patterns. We are waiting for the Enchante Silk Lace yarn and more patterns to come in. All of you lace lovers will love these yarns! The colors are incredibly beautiful!
We have many new exciting yarns and fibers coming this month. New spinning fibers from Fleece Artist along with four new yarns from Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden Yarns- Woolie Silk 3 ply, Flaxen, Somoko and Swiss Silk Cashmere in a multitude of colors plus more sea silk, casbah, etc!!

Watch the "What's New Page
" for new items as they are added to the site. We are also adding new yarns from Farmhouse Yarns including their hand painted Cotton Blossom, Bonnie's Bamboo, Fannie's Fingering and Lumpy Bumpy by Charlene Yarns. Plus we have many Farmhouse patterns coming soon-most are fun, easy and take advantage of the texture and beauty of their beautiful hand painted yarns.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Spring Surprises Abound!

Spring has finally arrived and here at One Planet Yarn and Fiber, we have some fresh and wonderful new patterns to welcome the new season. First, we are thrilled to announce the release of our newest pattern for Lanas Puras Clarissa, the Dayflower Cardigan. The Dayflower Cardigan was designed by the incredibly talented Debbie O'Neill who also designed the Gull Stitch Cardigan and the Arrowhead Lace Cardigan. It is the perfect spring and summer sweater for just a little warmth over a camisole or sun dress. The Dayflower lace panels are elegant, but the swingy style and cap sleeves keep the cardi playful. It is available as a single pattern download or in a complete yarn kit. If you haven't had the chance to try our beautiful all season Lanas Puras Clarissa yarn, we really encourage you to give it a try. Clarissa takes the lovely and pure softness of our Uruguay merino and blends it with light weight, breathable cotton. It is a 50% cotton, 50% merino cotton comfort yarn and still has incredible artisan appeal because it is hand painted and has a very slight thick and thin texture to it. It is available in 11 different colors.

Next, we are thrilled to announce that we will now be carrying the full line of patterns designed by the wonderfully creative Kara Gott. Kara Gott Warner, designer of igottknits began her design career in the early 1990's in New York's Garment Center. Kara first learned how to knit as a child, but not until 1995 did she rediscover knitting as her passion. In 1997, Kara started designing knitted and crocheted accessories, selling on the craft and artisan show circuit, then branching off to knitting patterns and kits. Kara's designs have been published in several popular knitting magazines. She will also be editing two upcoming knitting books.

Kara has some of the most adorable patterns we have seen for children as well as some women's sweater and purse patterns. Here is a sampling. This one is called Garden Party and is sized for girls ages 2-10. This one is called Key Lime Pie and is also sized for girls sizes 2-10.
This one is called Katie and would be adorable for the girl in your life!
This pattern is called Girl from Ipanema and is a lovely figure flattering sweater featuring ruffled edges and an empire wasit to give it a shapely, feminine look.Check out the new igottknits section at One Planet Yarn and Fiber. We are particularly excited to be able to offer you all of Kara's patterns on a download basis. Continue to keep an eye on this space for more exciting spring surprises!