Monday, January 28, 2008

Yarn Pirate Fans

As promised, I wanted to let all Yarn Pirate fans and those that are not fans "yet" know we have a new shipment of yarns here. All of the yarns will be made live tomorrow, Tuesday, 1/29/09 at 9:00 MST (mountain standard time). Has anyone heard from Georgia? I am kind of worried about her (excited too) because I haven't heard from her since last week and there is nothing on her blog about the baby. I am very excited for her, hope she is doing alright!

The yarns are GORGEOUS. This time she sent us these incredible semi-solid hand painted skeins. The fiber is superwash blue faced leicester and it is incredibly soft. There are enough skeins of each quantity to purchase a few to make a lovely shawl or a bigger project. So get them while they are still in stock. Semi-solid colorways are too yummy for words, especially hers, subtle shades of the same color knit up to a beautiful colorway!

Here is one of the prettiest colorways, merlot:Our very exciting new patterns, yarns and knit kits from Artesano will hopefully be "unveiled" at the end of the week! There are so many great patterns, we look forward to showing them to you. Watch for more in the February newsletter.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Gull Stitch Cardigan Has Arrived!

For walks on a cool afternoon or curling up by the fire on a chilly, winter evening, this cardigan is the perfect wardrobe addition. The against-the-skin softness of the yarn and mock turtleneck make it a cozy sweater ideal for casual wear indoors or out. The gull stitch detail makes for interesting knitting that is simple enough for even the novice cable knitter.

The Gull Stitch Cardigan is shown in Lanas Puras Melosa, worsted weight yarn in Desert Bloom, one of our most popular colorways. It was designed by the very talented Debbie O'Neill who also designed the Arrowhead Lace Cardigan exclusively for One Planet Yarn and Fiber.
The cardigan is available as a pattern download or as part of a knit kit which includes the pattern download and the yarn in Desert Bloom. Like all of the patterns created by our design team here at One Planet Yarn and Fiber, the cardigan pattern is sized to fit all women, ranging from XS-3x.
Watch this space for more fabulous patterns coming designed by Debbie O'Neill, Sara Lucas, Connie Chang-Chinchio, Shirley MacNulty, and of course our very own, Melissa Wehrle.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spring Colors, New Yarns & More!

Each season, the fashion industry releases the Pantone report which contains suggested "in" colors for spring. We actually do look at these when choosing yarn colors for our own product lines Black Pearl Yarns, Lanas Puras Yarns and Yarn Botanika.

This is the pantone for Spring 2008 and I thought you might all like to see it:

If you want to see something truly amazing, take a look at this blog that is from one of my favorite companies called Aromaleigh. If you aren't familiar with Aromaleigh, it is one of the best companies for mineral make up in the world. I am totally addicted to all of their products, and very inspired by their colors and the creativity. In the owners blog post (click here), she shows all of her eye shadow shades that go with the Pantone report for spring. It is amazing, so take a look! It really helps you see what the "in" colors are for spring. I am not affiliated with this company but recommend their make up highly!

Speaking of colors, we are very excited to announce that we will be adding an incredibly gorgeous line of 100% very soft bamboo yarn to Black Pearl Yarns soon. It comes in gorgeous colors. We have a huge selection to pick from and I am going to ask our designers to help us choose the best colors for spring and hopefully we can get some new knit designs going for this yarn. It is so pretty, soft and affordable! We can't wait to show you!

We are looking at two or three other yarns for Lanas Puras from a new mill we made contact with in South America. This will happen more towards the fall as well as a revamping of Yarn Botanika natural fiber eco/organic yarns with fresh colors inspired by nature. We have several exclusive knitting patterns releasing soon that you all will love, including sweaters in cashmere by Melissa Wehrle and Connie Chang Chinchio and a gorgeous and colorful sweater in Lanas Puras Desert Bloom by Debbie O'Neill. We can't wait to release this. Then there are three or four spring patterns in Lanas Puras Clarissa that will be released in February or March. I really think we have a more complete pattern line that many of the yarn companies out there!

Some news about what is coming soon. Look for a new shipment of yarns from Yarn Pirate next week. I will post on the blog in advance since all of the Yarn Pirate addicts like to be notified in advance as the yarns sell quickly.

We have MANY new patterns and yarns coming from Artesano Yarns from England. We are the only US company that distributes Artesano. This will change soon I am sure because the yarns are so gorgeous and the patterns are incredible. They will be releasing 60, yes 60 new patterns this year. We are busy now trying to get the new patterns and kits on the site for you. If you like hip and colorful designs, you are going to fall in love with the new patterns like we did. The new Hummingbird pattern book has 14 patterns in it using the colorful space dyed Hummingbird yarns. Here is a photo of Chill, one of the gorgeous sweaters:

Our cool finds from TNNA knitting show are not quite here yet, but we are adding four or five new yarn lines soon, plus some great new knitting bags, and gorgeous handcrafted needles. We can't wait to show you!

Thanks to those of you who joined our Ravelry group. I hope we can get everyone posting more about the projects they are making from One Planet. Feel free to post comments here as well. We get lots of emails from all of you with your nice comments and suggestions, so feel free to post them here as well! We are always looking for new and unusual yarns, patterns and more to bring to all of you!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ravelry Knitters Group Contest 1

Ravelry Contest !

Are you a member of yet? If not, you should join! We have our own One Planet Knitters group there and over the next few months we will be having several contests that are related to being part of this group. We are having a contest this month involving our One Planet Knitters Group at .

Here is how the Contest # 1 works.

1. Join our One Planet Knitters Group
2. Post a personal introduction telling us a) your first name b) where you live and c) one or more things you like about One Planet Yarn and Fiber. You will see a thread under the discussion section saying 'Post an Introduction.' If you are already a member of our group, it is ok, just go ahead and post your introduction.
3. After you have done this, Connie Chang, talented knitting designer, who helps us out (thanks Connie!) will send you a special gift-a certificate that is good for one full year to help with shipping costs on any order
4. In addition, all of the names of the people who post an introduction will be placed into a drawing. We will be giving out 3 skeins of Fleece Artist hand painted sock yarn to 3 lucky people.

Make sure to watch the One Planet Knitters Group and our blog and newsletter for February's contest which will be a bit different with other steps and more prizes!! The drawing for January will be held the first week of February 08.

Do you get our newsletter? We just sent out the special offers for January and if you did not receive this, please email us at: and we would be glad to send them to you.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Knitspot Design in a New Kit!! And More!

Happy New Year!

We are very excited to announce another gorgeous new knit kit, this time in our own luxurious Black Pearl Yarns DK weight cashmere. The pattern, called the Zig Zag Set, was designed by one of our favorite designers, Anne Hanson of

The pattern includes directions for fingerless mitts, a hat and a scarf. All the details of the knit kit can be seen on the product posting: HERE. We also have listed some less expensive alternative yarns for all of you including Artesano Alpaca, a soft and luxurious alpaca yarn! Email us with questions....

Here are some photos of this beautiful set:

We have an incredible new yarn in from Hand Maiden Yarns. It is called Casbah and it is a blend of merino with cashmere and just a touch of nylon. It comes with an adorable sock pattern called "Little Squares." These are very generous skeins and are absolutely gorgeous, very soft, with a nice spring and also machine washable! We also just received the Jo Sweater kit which is a gorgeous pull over from Perl Grey with Fleece Artist Big Blue (blue faced leicester yarn)

We have many new items coming in the next month or two. The shop will be closed on several days for some buying trips: January 7th, January 11th, 12th and 13th. So there might be a short delay in answering emails or getting your packages out, but it will be short! Those of you who order from us know how quickly we usually respond to your needs! We are headed to a yarn show and hopefully we will find some special new items.

We are having a contest this month involving our One Planet Knitters Group at
If you are on our mailing list, you will see the details of the contest. It is very very easy and we hope you will participate to earn a free shipping certificate. For international customers, we will provide a $ 10.00 off shipping certificate to help with costs. Watch soon for the January newsletter..... Sign up for our mailing list if you are not yet on it!