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!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

UrbanGyps Yarn, Ilga Leja,Perl Grey

We are excited to add another Indie dyer's yarns to One Planet Yarn and Fiber. UrbanGyps Artisan Yarn is just incredible. She sent us hand painted sock yarn and her beautiful hand spun yarn. Make sure to click on each photo to view multiple views of each skein.

We also just received a large order from Perl Grey-new stickpins, shawl pins and more.
Here is their new twist pin that we thought was really neat.

We also just added many of Ilga Leja's patterns which are simply amazing. In the future, we will be adding some knit kits that include some new Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden Yarns with her patterns. We are waiting for several yarn shipments from Canada and then you'll see the knit kits.


Coming Soon-Loads of new Fleece Artist Spinning Fiber and Celtic Vest Kits. Lots more Farmhouse Yarns and Patterns too

Make sure to visit our Ravelry Group. Join and post an introduction and you will receive a little gift from us!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Introducing Fyberspates from Wales

We are very excited to introduce to all of you a new yarn company from Wales called Fyberspates. Fyberspates is a small, independent woman-owned hand painted yarn and fiber company in Cardiff, Wales. The owner is a talented fiber artist, Jennifer Brown. Make sure to check out the new hand painted luxury yarns, spinning fibers and also the gorgeous luxury mixed shawl kits she sent us.

Here is a photo of the shawl kits:

And check out this INCREDIBLE sock yarn color way!!

We know you will love the yarns and fibers from Fyberspates and we will be adding more plus some of her patterns in the future.