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.