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I'm an indie fiber artist specializing in rich, saturated kettle-dyed yarns, vibrant hand-painted rovings, and ​fun-to-knit, creative hand-knitting patterns.

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April 2019 New and Noteworthy

Wooly Wonka Fibers

Hello friends! It’s getting to be spring here in the Northern hemisphere, and I’m happy to let you know of a few items of note as we head into the warmer months.

I have a new design release for the Celtic Collection of garments I’ve been working on this year: Ostara. This women’s vest features traditional fair-isle colorwork patterning, as well as a stylized iris motif at the border. It is knit in the round with steeks at the V-neckline and armholes.

Ostara vest

It’s shown here in Finullgarn fingering-weight wool (available from The Yarn Guys/Wall of Yarn) and it’s available right now as a PDF download on Ravelry.


Ostara Vest

Ostara Vest

Also released in the last month or so is a new pair of lace socks - Fern. These are sized for a ladies’ foot and feature a delicate fern front lace pattern on the front and back of the leg, which continues down onto the foot. The pattern contains 3 sizes for women, and can be knit with one skein of most sock-weight yarn put-ups. It’s shown here in the Willow colorway on Rhiannon Sock.

Fern Socks


Finally, save the date(s)! I’ll be vending and teaching at Stitches Midwest the first weekend in August!


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I’ll be teaching a top-down yoke sweater customization class, as well as a colorwork color palette inspiration class. You can find information on these (and all the great classes available from the Stitches Events folks) on the XRX website here. Hope to see you there!

March 2019 New and Noteworthy

Wooly Wonka Fibers

Thank you to everyone who came out to Stitches West, took classes, bought yarn, said hello and generally made that wild and crazy show a little bit more fun! There have been tons of pattern releases over the last several months, so I’ll highlight a few here for you, but as always, any new releases can be found on my Ravelry pattern listing page.

I released Spring Frost, the Imbolc-themed sweater for my Celtic garment collection in 2019. This is a ladies’ sweater knit in fingering-weight yarn with a pretty snowflake pattern at the yoke and on the sleeves, interspersed with stripes. A great way to tackle a slightly more complex colorwork pattern, but not too difficult.

Spring Frost Sweater

Spring Frost Sweater

Also of note, The Viking Collection has been released. This 7-piece set features 2 men’s/unisex sweaters, 1 hat, 1 shawl and 3 women’s sweaters, all themed on various Viking-ish things. I’m particularly fond of Astrid, which I had on in the booth on Sunday, if you stopped by.

Astrid

Astrid

As well as Brynhild, which is shown here in Nimue Sock in the Gray Goose colorway. This pretty pullover has a scooped neckline and waist shaping incorporated into the twisted stitch patterns of the body. The sleeves feature a bit of a bell-sleeve shape for an extra feminine detail at the cuffs.



Brynhild

Brynhild

I’ll be teaching at The Yarn Guys retreat in Ames, Iowa, next month, and then will head to Stitches Midwest in August if you are looking for a venue I’ll be attending.

Happy knitting!
Anne

January 2019 New and Noteworthy

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Happy New Year! I hope your 2019 is off to a great start so far! I’m excited to share the next in the Celtic Collection I’m releasing over the course of the year. This is Yule, a richly cabled unisex pullover. It’s knit using a tweedy DK-weight yarn (the sample is knit from Rauma Yarns Strikkegarn, but you could easily substitute in Wooly Wonka Fibers’ Aeslin DK if you’d like it in a hand-dyed version.) The pattern is available currently on Ravelry as an instant download.

Yule sweater

The sweater is knit from the bottom hem up in pieces, and then seamed together. The sleeves are also worked in pieces, with a cabled saddle shoulder detail and then set into the body. The hems are trimmed with a 2x2 ribbing, as is the neckline. The construction features modified dropped shoulders for a comfortable fit. The stylized staghorn cables give a nod to the stag, which is a symbol of the Solstice and the turning of the year from darkness into light.

Yule Sweater
Yule Sweater

New Pattern Releases - Early December 2018

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I’ve got several new pattern releases to share with you for December - a few now and a couple others coming closer to the end of the month. Follow any of the links to find the Ravelry pattern page, where these patterns are available for download as a PDF.

First up is Summer End. This is a unisex pullover with just a bit of colorwork. It’s shown here in Rauma Finullgarn, but it can be knit with any fingering-weight yarn of your choosing. This is a great project if you are new to stranded knitting as it uses limited colors and no steeking necessary!

Summer End sweater

The next release is the Gorse shawl - the next installment in the Ogham pattern collection. This is a 2-skein project, worked in Nimue Sock and shown here in the Buttercup colorway. This long rectangular stole is knit from one short edge to the other, and features two lace patterns representing the thorny tips of the gorse branches, as well as the drooping yellow flower clusters of the plant.

Gorse shawl detail

Last but not least is the Calaveras shawl from designer Lori Law. This elongated triangular shawl with an interesting construction and beaded detail uses one skein of Nimue Sock. It is shown here in the colorway Spiced Apple, and was the kick-off pattern for the Celtic Year Shawl Club for the Samhain Festival.

Calaveras shawl

Save the Date - Stitches Midwest and Stitches SoCal

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I'm excited to announce that I will be attending the next two Stitches Events!

I will be vending in/sharing booth space with The Yarn Guys at Stitches Midwest from August 2-5, in Schaumberg, IL. 

I will also be attending the new Stitches SoCal, November 1-4, 2018, and I will be teaching two classes at this event.  You can find information on these classes at my Class Listings on the Stitches Events site.  I'll be teaching a very fun Color Theory class (great for crafters of all types), as well as an Inspired Fair Isle class that will walk you through the steps to create your own Fair Isle projects from yarn choice, to color choices and motif placement.  If you sign up before August 15, 2018, you'll receive an early bird discount as well. 

I hope to see some of you there - Stitches events are always great fun and I'm sure this new venue will be wonderful as well! 

New Pattern Release: Aspen Cowlette

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Just released to start June off on a bright note is the Aspen Cowlette.

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This hybrid cowl and small shawl/shrug is worked with one skein of Nimue Sock (sample is shown here in the Dryad colorway).  It's cast on at the neckline and the first half is worked back and forth and shaped like a shawl.  Stitches are then joined in the round for the larger leaf-motif lace border, which is worked to the bottom hem like a cowl. 

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It can be worn loosely around the neck, like a cowl, or pulled down over the shoulders like a shawl/shrug.

Pattern is available via PDF download on Ravelry here.

New DK-Weight Yarn Base - Atina DK

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I'm excited to announce a brand-new DK-weight yarn base - Atina DK.  This is a yummy blend of bouncy, squishy Polwarth wool and silk (85/15 blend).   Each 150 g skein has 350 yards, and the solid twist makes this a great yarn base for cables, lace or just plain garter or stockinette.  Priced at $35.00 per skein, it is a great value for a silk-blend yarn.

It's making its debut in Kathleen Dames's Etoile Cardigan in the newest issue of Filament magazine (Spring 2018).  Shown here in Hidcote, a soft grayed lavender color, and available in any colorway of your choosing. 

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If you'd like to order, please pop over to the Custom Order page and I'll be glad to get you set up with a sweater lot or other custom-sized order just for you!

April Coupon Code

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From now through the end of April, all Arianrhod Sock products (tonal and handpaint skeins AND gradients) are discounted in the shop.  Please use coupon code April18WWF at checkout to receive 15% off these yarns.

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Once you've picked out some yarn to work with, please come join us in the Ravelry group for the April Wonkapalooza craft-along where the prompt for the month is sparkle!  We'd love to see what you create with a little bit of bling in it. 

Interweave's Yarn Fest 2018

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I'll be vending at Interweave's Yarn Fest in Loveland, Colorado, again this year.  Show dates are April 12-14, 2018.  You can find me in booth 602 this year, just inside the doors on the left-hand side of the exhibitors hall. I'll have lots of sock yarns, some sweater-sized lots of DK, lots of patterns, fiber and some new color packs too!  Please stop by and say hello if you are attending. 

(PS - I'll also be doing a book signing of my book, Free Spirit Knits, on Friday at 4:00 pm in my booth!)

Welcome!

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Welcome to the Wooly Wonka Fibers online shop!  Please excuse the dust while I do a bit of remodeling this spring.  I've been looking for a slightly more robust platform that would let me include blog posts and a bit more ease of navigation for your shopping experience. 

Quarter 2 Handspinner/Fiber Club slots are now open - the next 3 months promise some fun colorways themed around birds and their gorgeous plumage.  

The Wooly Wonkapalooza is also in full swing.  You can find more details about this fun craft-along in my Ravelry group here.  Please feel free to come and join us!  

As always, if you have any questions or need other assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.