Friday, February 29, 2008

More New Things!

We have a gorgeous new pattern called the Garland Shell, which was designed by Connie Chang Chinchio. You might have noticed Connie's beautiful patterns, just released in Interweave Knits Spring issue. Connie is so talented and we are so lucky to have her working with us. She also helps out with our Ravelry group. The Garland Shell is knit in Black Pearl Yarns DK weight cashmere in Red Dragon. There is also a complete knit kit available.

We have a new shipment of Marion's Hand Dyed Sock Yarn from Germany. These are very pretty yarns, and we have done very well with them over the past year. If you love sock yarn and bright spring / summer colors, take a look at these. There are now two different fibers, 100% merino and a merino/nylon blend.

We are really excited to introduce a brand new company to One Planet. Cottage Fiber is a very unique fiber studio located in Kansas City. The fiber artist, PJ, is extremely creative and talented. We are carrying their incredible technospindles which are a must try for spindle lovers. CD spindles have been around a long time, but these are just incredibly unique!

We also carry their hand painted Feet First Yarn, a beautiful line of all natural hand painted fingering weight yarns.

Our own One Planet Luxury All Natural Knitting Hand Cream, was such a huge success that we have added two more fragrances. This luxurious paraben-free cream is now available in Grace, Essence of Lavender, Lemon Sugar and Roasted Hazelnut and Vanilla!

Make sure to keep checking our "on sale" section. We are revamping all the Lanas Puras colors and will be putting quite a few of the yarn at 20% off. We chose for the future 15 semisolid colors and 17 variegated colors that we will be using for the long term and for our wholesale sales. So, the discontinued colors, many of which are gorgeous, will be marked down. We are also discontinuing some other yarns for various reasons and they will be placed also in the sale section. So keep watching there!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fleece Artist Fiber, Farmhouse Yarns, Be Sweet, More

We wanted to tell you about some of the items we have just added to the site. Many colorful and beautiful new things for yarn and fiber lovers! Also see below for a brief description of what is coming soon to One Planet Yarn and Fiber.

We just added tons of gorgeous spinning fiber from Fleece Artist-we have new very large 250 gram (8.2 ounce) balls of hand painted BFL and merino silk. Also the 50 gram braids that we have been carrying for awhile and sell pretty quickly. There are many beautiful colors, here is just a few.

We have many new patterns from Be Sweet Yarns, both for the gorgeous magic balls as well as for their bamboo yarns. We will be adding more kits as well as the incredible Be Sweet knitting bags in the next week and in the next month we will be adding more magic balls as well as their new organic cotton/bamboo blend. This is an incredible yarn for spring and summer!

We added some absolutely beautiful and funky knitting bags from Two Stix. These are each hand made from recycled sweaters-each bag is one of a kind. We also have the Two Stix needle holders.

Are you familiar with Farmhouse Yarns? What a cool company. The yarn is all natural fibers and simply gorgeous-all hand painted and one of a kind skeins. The yarns are all from local sheep! We added the Fannie's Fingering weight yarn and we will be soon adding some of their hand painted cotton/spring yarns and lots of patterns. Make sure to take a look at the beautiful hand painted colors.

Coming soon.......

An incredible new line of sock yarn called "Feet First" from a really cool indie company based in Missouri. They also have a unique line of fun and hip spindles called technospindles. We can't wait for you to see them! We have a new shipment of lovely sock yarn from Marion's Sock Yarns yarns from Germany. We will be adding another really unique company from Wales, called Fyberspates, and introducing her luxury hand painted yarns, fibers and knit kits. Also watch for yarns and patterns from Kaalund Yarns and Peartree Yarns, both from Australia. We have beautiful patterns coming from several new Indie designers. Many are willing to share their pdfs with us, which is wonderful for all of you, especially our international customers.

That is it for now! Make sure you are on our mailing list and please join our Ravelry group for announcements and contests.

Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Patterns, Kits and Yarn

We have so many amazing new products just starting to arrive in our shop this month. This month we are excited to introduce a fantastic new line of patterns, knit kits in Hummingbird, a gorgeous space dyed alpaca yarn from Artesano of England. The patterns are all designed by either Jean Moss or Jeanette Sloan and they are simply beautiful! Here are a few photos of some of the new designs all available in kit form too. This one is Lis' favorite: This one is my favorite:

Look how wondeful these patterns are:

There are so many more patterns available in either single leaf sheets, the new Hummingbird pattern book or as part of a knit kit in one of the many gorgeous Hummingbird yarn colors.

You asked for more download patterns and are happy to be able to provide this for you! We are thrilled to announce that One Planet Yarn and Fiber will now be selling the full line of Gardiner Yarn Works patterns in pdf downloads! Gardiner Yarn Works is the creative outlet for former softwear architect and company founder Chrissy Gardiner. Chrissy is a regular contributor to Interweave magazine as well as pattern compilation books and yarn company pattern lines. Here are a few of her lovely designs:

Most of Chrissy's sweater designs are also available in plus sizes up to size 6x which fits right in with our mission to make options available to knitters of all sizes.

We have some more surprises right around the corner! Keep watching!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Announcing the Release of Colette!

Melissa Wehrle, our very own Creative Director here at One Planet Yarn and Fiber has done it again! Once again, we are pleased to announce the release of yet another gorgeous new sweater pattern designed by Melissa. Colette is a comfy, cozy cashmere deep V cardigan with 3/4 sleeves which is as easy to wear as it is to touch. Throw it on over a flowy dress or over your favorite tank and jeans. Dressy or casual, it will be sure to keep you fashionable and warm. Colette is an intermediate-advanced knitting pattern and uses a gorgeous lacy fern stitch pattern. It is shown here in Black Pearl 100% cashmere DK in Espresso. It is sized for women sized XS-3x and is available as a pattern download or as part of a knit kit.
We are super excited about all of the wonderful new products beginning to trickle into our shop this month. Keep your eyes open for some terrific new patterns, some unique accessories and of course some beautiful new yarns!!