Introducing…

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With the recent success of our Knit Fast Die Warm tote bags we are now pleased to offer several new products created exclusively for Wild Fibre by the talented Paige Striebig.

These items are now a available both in store and on our Etsy site, so be sure to check them out!

We are very excited about these products and will be adding many more over the coming weeks, along with an eventual reissue of the ever popular Knit Fast Die Warm totes.

Click below to shop it all, including a selection of our own locally dyed yarns!!!

New In: Classic Elite

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Our first new inventory of the new year comes from Classic Elite, a popular brand here at Wild Fibre. We have restocked a couple favorites and are also trying some new.

First up is Magnolia, a 70/30 dk weight merino and silk single ply blend with a great hand and excellent stitch definition.

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We’ve also added in more Toboggan, a favorite of ours that’s already selling out quickly. This beautiful chunky weight is a 70/30 blend of merino and superfine alpaca, making it pleasantly soft and cozy. What’s best is that we now have it in practically every color!

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Our first new yarn is La Gran, a chunky mohair, wool, and nylon blend produced exclusively for Classic Elite.

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Finally, our new obsession, Inca Alpaca. This worsted weight pure alpaca is so soft we just had to have it in as many colors possible.

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Come in and see them all for yourself!

The Christmas Rush; or Anzula!!

Now if you’re like me, you’ve probably just realized Christmas is exactly three weeks away. That’s only fifteen working days, people! If you hadn’t realized this, you’re welcome. Luckily, this happens to coincide with the recent arrival of Anzula into the shop.

Anzula yarns, shipped fresh from California, are hand dyed and spun from some crazy luxurious fibers such as cashmere, silk, sea cell, and alpaca. Of their sixteen lines, we now carry the cleverly titled “For better or worsted” and the aptly titled “Squishy.” Both are 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon. And both are absolutely perfect for last minute gifts. These yarns have yardage in the hundreds, great for multiple presents right off the bat.

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Take Squishy, for example. At about 385 yards per hank, two perfectly slouchy Excess hats (free ravelry download here!) are a breeze in this smooth plied fingering weight.

Or for the more ambitious, there’s the Celestarium shawl. Paige and I have been obsessing over this beaded view of the North Pole for weeks, and to my glee Ravelry user BSR123 has a perfect reproduction of it in Anzula Squishy. While her take is in the Elephant, I personally think it could look quite stunning in Teal (pattern for purchase here).

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But let’s not forget For Better or Worsted. Not only am I a sucker for worsted weight yarn, but I love love a good kettle dyed yarn, and Anzula does not disappoint. The slight variegations in color call for simple stitches, allowing this yarn to shine. And is that not convenient for fast gift making?

Try a Drop Stitch Scarf, seen here in Country Green (free ravelry download here), or a Fisherman Rib Cowl by Wild Fibre favorite Purl Soho (ravelry link here).

If you’re a hat person, the ever popular Molly, previously mentioned in our Madeline Tosh post calls for exactly one hank of For Better or Worsted, which is exactly why a few of my friends should not be surprised if they find this particular hat under their tree come Christmas morning!

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SO. If you’re like me, now is the time to get a move on! Come see us, we’ve got everything you need (including Anzula!) for beautiful, hand made (and easy!) gifts.

Cheers!
Raquel

Madelintosh – Here! Finally!

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The Tosh is finally here after my very impatient waiting and counting down,  and I have no shame at my grade school child lack of control in immediately pulling several skeins for the projects I have been daydreaming about these past 5 MONTHS since we set our hearts on an early fall tosh arrival.

We have 3 yarns bodies here in some perfect early-fall-is-almost-on-my-mind weights. I realize it is nearly half way through September, school is back and leaves are already a’changing in some places, but you remember now! We are in the south! 92 degrees and humid today! Welcome to Savannah, ya’ll!

Madelinetosh Sock is a 100% superwash merino with 395 yards for a 1 skein, 2 full sock deal, super squishy and great for all levels of knitters.

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Now aside from its obvious name sake, tosh sock lends its self to a plethora of other projects. You can try looking up any number of Stephen West’s shawl, scarf and wraps, many of which use this weight. Or take a peak at the Hitcherhiker scarf which has absolutely taken knitters everywhere. Go way on a limb, and take a look at this modern boxy take on a pullover purposefully over-sized to flatter several shapes, sizes and ages. Relax by Riniko is a piece I stumbled across sometime ago, and have since shared it with several knitters who come into the shop looking for a different, modern piece. And because of the large areas of stockinette, a hand-dyed yarn like tosh would really be allowed to speak for itself without competing with the construction design.

Merino Light is a 100% superwash merino wool fingering weight single ply with a low twist count, which gives it this wonderfully unique ability to puff up to fill the excess space if knit larger than gauge, making for a light weight, airy, almost see through knit. Celia Rehm, the newest addition to our staff here at the shop, is knitting her first shop sample in Alazarian of merino light on a recent 16 hour car ride, and has been keeping us up to date on progress report pictures. The Knitted Baby Set #100 is a free ravelry pattern; top down raglan with a feather and fan detail and crocheted edging details in a contrasting yarn.  And I have to say, with 10 other color ways to choose from, finally settling on the Alazarian was not an easy decision.

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The largest weight for those Early fall cool spells is Tosk DK, a 100% superwash merino 6 ply with 225 yards, that knits more like a light worsted, and is super lofty to boot. I’ve been salivating over the Madelinetosh Creature of Comforts Cardi for over a year now, and have finally committed to a colorway not even shown below (because I claimed all 8 skeins and didn’t want to taunt you with its saturated cobalt blue brilliance).

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Check out this great one-skein hat Molly on ravelry. We knitted one up right quick when the yarn got in to add the our ever-increasing hat wall.

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That brings us to a close for today. Check out our class listing and fall projects schedule going up tomorrow, Thursday the 12th. Sneak preview, we’ve got sock dyeing, intarsia owl, whales and hedgehogs (Oh My!) and our first community project free and open to participation for those who sign up in time! Limited spaces though, so come back tomorrow and mark your calendars.

Paige’s Projects: Speed Racer Drawstring Project Bags

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Paige has had this awesome vintage Speed Racer fabric lying around our apartment forever, and now she is constructing these perfect little drawstring project bags out of them. They are a lot bigger than our Sweet Stash Bags and are perfect for carrying around your bigger project materials. They can easily fit an assortment of needles and probably 5-6 skeins of yarn.

 

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We will soon have these project bags for sale in our shop, and Paige will be sharing the pattern with everyone here on our website! That way, even if you don’t have your own vintage Speed Racer print fabric, you can make these with whatever your heart desires!  Happy stitching!

 

 

Sweet Stash Bags

Paige and Emma have been hard at work constructing and stitching these sweet little stash bags! They are the perfect accessory for carrying around your crafty tidbits. Emma uses hers for her scissors and embroidery supplies, and Paige tends to fill them up with left over yarns and other little knitting notions. They will soon be for sale in our shop, and hopefully online (once we get our Shopify set up). Who doesn’t love something handmade to carry around their crafty supplies?

 

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French Knot Details

French Knot Details

 

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I love the soft and pretty color palette we are using for our new product. Its sort of fresh and vintage feeling at the same time, and the soft pink contrasts so well with the sea-foam greens. We will keep you posted on the arrival of these little sweeties in our Savannah store!

Manos is Here!

Yay! We just received our shipment of Manos Del Uruguay’s Maxima ultra-soft merino! These kettle-dyed yarns are handmade by artisans all over Uruguay to help sustain their communities. The subtle marbleized color of these hand-dyed skeins create beautifully rich color palettes for your next project, and we have some great colors in stock!

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spirulina

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acid

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oxygen

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helium

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ion

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foil

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Not sure what your next project is? Well we have some great ideas for some spring time Manos Maxima fun!

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The Beaubourg sweater is perfect for breezy spring nights and perfect for dressing up or for more casual occasions. The pattern is also way easy to knit up, not to mention it would look great in any of the awesome colors we are carrying! The pattern is for sale on Ravelry.

 

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star crossed slouchy grey the star-crossed slouchy beret is great for any season and is an awesome project for beginners. This makes a great first cable project if you are venturing into more advanced knitting projects! And best of all the pattern is available for free!

 

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The Brioche hat and cowl from the Purl Bee are so bright and fun, we had to include them as a project idea! These two wearables are also a great project for beginner knitters and the color possibilities are endless. We are big fans of the highlighter trend, and we are currently carrying this exact color! The pattern and directions for construction can be found in the above link!

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This bandanna cowl is sooooo sweet! I would love it in a brighter color, and I think I will have to make one. Once again, this project comes from one of our favorite knitting resources, The Purl Bee. There are a variety of yarns that could be used to create this cowl, but the subtle changes in color that you get with Manos Maxima would add a really great effect to this easy-to-make textile!

 

Come grab some of this sweet yarn while it lasts!!

 

New Roving!

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Just a quick post to let you know that we just received a big shipment of roving! New materials include steel grey alpaca top, some delicious new undyed extra soft merino, and white welsh top ready for you to dye! We also replenished our stock of brown welsh top, Jacob wool, raw white romney top, and a variety of dyed wool in some sweet new colors! Come check it out all you spinners and felters!

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Malabrigo : Need I Say More?

Malabrigo Yarns is one of the most adored and sought after yarns of fibers enthusiasts. Sumptuous merinos, silks and a variety of different weights are just the tip of this yarn company’s iceberg. Their kettle dyed yarns have colorways that you simply CAN NOT match. Go ahead..try it. Every time we order stock from Malabrigo it goes FAST, which is why we are letting you know now that we just received a new shipment! We now have four different varieties of Malabrigo yarn in stock just waiting for your nimble fingers..knit it…weave it..ply it..come in and BUY it, because it will not last long!

Malabrigo Lace:

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Malabrigo Lace colorways we carry

Malabrigo Lace yarn is the perfect blend of soft + light + fuzzy. Need a cardigan that adds color and elegance without adding weight?  The Whisper Cardigan is the perfect balance of lofty and light and makes the perfect knit for chilly southern nights. The pattern for this little lovely is for sale on Ravelry here.

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we love this pretty, light weight cowl! The scalloped edges are so dainty! The pattern is called Floofie’s Whorl, and it is free on Ravelry!

Silky Merino

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Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn is pretty much as soft and lustrous as you can imagine. This DK weight, single ply yarn is great on a variety of needle sizes. It is just fluffy enough that it will beautifully fill out the stitches when using larger needle sizes. There are so many beautiful things you can make with this yarn, here are a couple of our favorite patterns!

Enrejado Shawl

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The Enrejado Shawl showcases the subtlety of the color changes in this yarn perfectly and is classy, soft and feminine.

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mulled wine mits

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Above are two different types of mitts that use the Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn, and are perfect for beginner knitters. The top ones are called Roku Mitts, and the pattern is free on Ravelry! I love that they call for two colors of this fantastic yarn, because once you see them it is almost impossible to settle on one! Also, the geometric pattern on the cuffs are fun and youthful. The bottom ones are called Mulled Wine Mitts and the pattern is also a free Ravelry download. This pattern is great for beginners and also utilizes the unique kettle dyed effect of the yarn.

Malabrigo Rasta

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I am going to throw it out there right now that Rasta is my favorite type of Malabrigo Yarn we are carrying right now! The color changes in the silky merino and lace are subtle, the changes in Rasta are dramatic and beautiful! These yarns are super bulky, 100% merino wool, and are slighty felted, which make them real easy to work with!  There are seriously hundreds of patterns out there that work great for this special product, it was hard to narrow it down to just a couple of our favorites, but are three awesome scarves!

herringbone rasta

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This Herringbone Cowl pattern is perfect for the color variations of the Rasta yarn! Each stitch gives its own little pop of color!

Aujourd'hui cowl

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The geometric feel of the Aujourd’Hui Cowl is beautiful in contrast with the organic change of colors you get with Malabrigo Rasta!

convolution scarf

convolution 2The Convolution Scarf was just too sweet to pass up sharing with you! It’s very versatile and it has the effect of being a complicated cable pattern, when it’s actually perfect for beginners! The pattern is for sale on Ravelry

Gruesa

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This single ply super bulky yarn has a great slubby, thick and thin texture and makes a beautifully chunky and organic textile. The colors of Malabrigo Gruesa are not as variegated as the Rasta yarn but come in lovely bright colors that make a bold statement no matter what you create with it.

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The Gold Inflation Cowl is simple and lofty, and shows off the subtle changes in yarn thickness that makes Malabrigo Gruesa so great!

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The Autumn hat is a simple and comfortable slouchy beanie that makes a perfect gift for your girlfriends or guyfriends!

There are so many project possibilities with Malabrigo Yarns, and we will continue to share our favorites!

Cherry Blossom Color

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a couple of weeks ago we blogged about our ideas for valentine’s day color schemes, and highlighted our attraction to muted pinks and greys. You can read that entry here. Today, however, I am writing to show you guys how we have been taking that inspiration and using to it create new displays for our store! We are a small shop of only three employees and we have been trying to think of ways to do a tasteful valentines display that we can carry on into spring time. Paige is a brilliant idea wizard and came up with the theme of cherry blossoms! They are cute, romantic, ephemeral  and they are the perfect symbol of a new spring season!

 

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Above is an Anthropologie display that was a huge inspiration for our concept. We are hoping to get an awesome hanging display up ASAP.

 

 

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of course the first thing we did was order some awesome new cherry blossom inspired inventory to grace our spring time shelves.  We are now carrying a whole slew of creamy whites and dusty pinks and purples from our favorite companies including Shibui, Maggi, and Plymouth yarns!

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paper blossoms

we have been using a lot of our spare time to craft our own little blossoms out of whatever we can find. The ones above are made of pink paper bags and snippets of raffia. The ones below are made of craft paper, which I have been tirelessly folding into little origami buds.

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carving out stamps!

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sneak peek!

make sure you stop by to see our shop in its full cherry blossom glory, and check out our new yarns that will take your projects seamlessly into the new spring season!