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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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July 2019 New and Noteworthy

Wooly Wonka Fibers

Summer has arrived here in the mountains of northern New Mexico after a long, cool and rainy spring for us - very different than our usual windy and dry weather! Celebrating the warmer months, I’ve released a new lace shawl pattern, Spindle.

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Named not for the wool-spinning tool, but rather for a thorny bush with pink and orange berries that burst open in the summertime, this 2-color shawl is knit using Nimue Sock. The sample is shown here in Rosa Rugosa (the pink) and Georgia Peach (the orange).

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The shawl features two lace motifs and an easy slip-stitch pattern. It requires one skein of each of the colors. While I chose summery colors for the sample, but I think this design would look equally pretty in a pair of light and dark greens or blues.

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Also of note, I’ll be vending and teaching again at Stitches Midwest the first weekend in August (August 1-4, 2019). If you are in the Chicago area, I hope you’ll come join us for another fun event. You can find the entire vendor list (I will be in The Yarn Guys’ booths again), as well as class and event schedules at the Stitches website here.

May 2019 New and Noteworthy

Wooly Wonka Fibers

First, I wanted to let shoppers know that I will be away on holiday from May 8th through 20th. While the shop will be open during that time, I will not be able to fulfill any orders until I return home, so thank you in advance for your patience. Pattern downloads via Ravelry, however, are available 24/7, as always!

sabino Socks

Next up,  I was really pleased to be asked to design a pair of New Mexico themed socks using my Rhiannon Sock for the newest edition of Nomadic Knits. 

The Arizona/New Mexico themed collection has lots of great patterns, and my Sabino socks are included in that group (see samples above).  Knit using one skein of Copper Rivet, and 3 mini skeins of gradient blues, these are a fun way to tip your toes (pun intended!) into the stranded knitting pool.  For this pattern, please see the edition 3 Ravelry page for this collection.  If you'd like to order a yarn pack, please Contact Me and I'll be glad to get you taken care of.

Beltane Vest shown here in Finullgarn wool

Beltane Vest shown here in Finullgarn wool

Also new is the next piece in my Celtic garment collection - a vest themed for Beltane, or May Day. This unisex vest is knit using traditional Fair Isle stranded patterns, and is worked in 5 colors in Finullgarn wool. The hems and bands are worked in a corrugated ribbing, and the garment is constructed using steeks for the arm openings and V-neck. You can find the pattern here on Ravelry, available for immediate PDF download.

Beltane Vest - Back view

Beltane Vest - Back view

A reminder as well about some upcoming teaching dates for me:

August 2-4, 2019

SAVE THE DATE(S) - STITCHES MIDWEST

I'm teaching two 6-hour classes at Stitches Midwest this summer, and as well, just got notification that I will be also teaching at the brand-new Stitches Salt Lake City in early October! More details to come on that as I have them but I'm excited about this new event. I will, of course, also have yarn available in The Yarn Guys/Wall of Yarn booth spaces, as well as patterns and kits. You can find all the information about the Midwest event here and hope to see some of you there!

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

Wooly Wonka Fibers

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

Wooly Wonka Fibers

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

New Pattern Release: Aspen Cowlette

Wooly Wonka Fibers

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.