This week I have some exciting news. In June I went to the fiber arts trade show TNNA and I was able to see & touch Malabrigo's new superwash merino wool yarn Rios. I placed a large order and its due to arrive late September, but I thought you may like to see it in advance and order it in Malabrigo's newest colors. I've listed Rios on my website and I'm taking Pre-Orders at 5-10% Off.
If you love Malabrigo's Merino Worsted than you're going to adore their new superwash Rios! 4 ply, worsted weight Rios is soft and luxurious, and kettle dyed, all like Merino Wortsed, but the superwash feature takes Rios to a whole new level allowing you to knit and crochet easy care items for yourself and loved ones. Sale ends August 31st
Save 5% on 5 Dyeloted Skeins and 10% on 10 Dyeloted Skeins: 5 skeins $68 - 5% = $64.60 and 10 skeins $136 - 10% = $122.40
And I just added ten new patterns by Sivia Harding, the lace and beaded knitwear designer extraordinaire.
Or knit a lace project without beads with her Twining Vine Strip-Knitting Afghan this graceful, flowing lace blanket will be a joy to wrap up in. And get mini sock tutorial, the Toe Ups for All! pattern offers you a template for toe up socks with traditional heel flap and gusset construction in seven sizes with many options, for fingering and sport weight yarn.
All Sivia Harding patterns are sold as PDFs that are emailed to you after purchase, no shipping is charged. Visit my site to see all her collections:
Meet Canadian knitwear designer Sivia Harding: I am a person who loves knitting and all fibery pursuits, surprise! Other than knitting and spinning, my favorite activities are reading, history, old music and films from the 40s, and messing around with my camera, not necessarily in that order.
As for my own history, I will go back even farther than my knitting life since that has been rather short…
I have always been interested in fiber arts, and when I was 14 years old, I participated in fiber classes at my local Art Museum (High Museum in Atlanta, GA) which resulted in pieces that were shown in the museum shop. After this introduction, I was never without fiber work in one form or another, but I didn’t find my way to knitting until the year 2000. By that time, I had worked in the graphic design field for several years and had a degree in painting and printmaking under my belt, so it wasn’t a huge stretch to begin designing with my new skill.
After contacting members of the West Coast Knitters’ Guild online, I became a member. One day a large box full of fine undyed yarn was donated to the guild, and since no one seemed to know what to do with it, I offered to handpaint the yarn and make lace shawls to sell as a fund-raiser project for the Guild’s yearly charitable contribution. A discussion arose about whose patterns to use for these shawls, and since copyright was an issue, I offered to design new ones. Several of my most popular lace shawl designs resulted from this guild project.
Knitted lace is my first and enduring love, and when I learned how wonderfully lace combines with beads, I began incorporating beads into most of my designs. Socks and fingerless gloves have become the latest additions to my design repertoire.
Since 2003, I have designed under my own name and also contributed to various other publications and knitting clubs.