We’ve loved our Mohair Lace going back to the beginning of Fidalgo Artisan Yarns, when we first started dyeing and offering it for sale within weeks of opening our doors. You can just imagine our delight when the ridiculously talented folks at Tin Can Knits wrote a wonderful articleearlier this year about using mohair lace in combination with other yarns to create beautifully nuanced knitted fabrics.
Shown here is Emily's newly published Last Leaf Shawl patternusing one skein of Fidalgo Fingeringheld with one cake of our Mohair Lace.We’ve just posted new Mohair colors chosen specifically to pair well with some of our online Fidalgo Fingering colorways. With each boasting almost 500 yards, they are excellently priced at $20.50 and $16.50 respectively.
Ready to learn a new technique or join with others and work on a new project?
To register, give us a call at 360-293-7377 or stop by the shop. For more information and more upcoming classes, please visit our website.
Cowl of the Month #5:Crocheted Mobius with Janet Schlaifer
A delightfully simple crochet cowl made with single crochet stitch in the round. Since this is worked from the center out, you can make it as wide as you please. Perfect for new crocheters to play with texture and practice their newly-acquired technique, resulting in a beautifully wearable autumn-time accessory. Materials are 100g Merino DK and a couple different hooks ranging from size F - I, enabling you to try out different sizes, compare drapiness, and settle on the one that creates the kind of look you're looking for.
This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, October 19th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Last Leaf Shawl with Emily McNeil
Emily's newest pattern, the Last Leaf, is a top-down triangular shawl pattern that provides a wonderful introduction to chart-reading and a platform for simple or more involved beading, if desired. Materials are either one skein of Marine Silk Fingering (shown in photo) for a lighter, warm-weather accessory or one skein of Halo for a cozier autumnal piece. Also US6 24" or 32" needles, stitch markers, and optional 6/0 beads and beading hook.
This is a one-session class and will meet Thursday, 11/7, 5:30-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
On My Needles with Lori Maul
I love cables; I have always loved cables. I love the look, the way in which stitches can weave in and out of cables, and of course, I love the texture and shadows they make. I even enjoy the physical process of moving stitches.
I have always wanted to knit a cabled sweater with fine yarn and small needles. Our Halo, in natural, is the perfect yarn and my yarn of choice. I actually did a swatch for this sweater (Anne Barry is smiling right now) though the cables still
surprised me with the tremendous amount of draw in. This sweater sports two cable patterns: the honeycomb (my nickname for it) and a cable pattern I developed years ago. I've secretly always wondered if someone else created it before me and I did not know. They say there is nothing new under the sun these days; I secretly wonder if that is really true, too.
At this point, I am heading down the first sleeve. I am planning to continue with my asymmetrical but balanced stitch changes as I progress and hope to be done by year end. This is a S L O W and complicated project, indeed, and I am loving it.
THE NEAR HORIZON...what is coming up next
NORDIC KNITTING CONFERENCE – October 11th-13th, 2019
The National Nordic Museum is pleased to present their eighth biennial celebration of Nordic fabric arts. First conceived by volunteers in 2007, this program has grown to draw instructors and participants from all over the world. We are very excited about this event and are one of only seven vendors. Click here for more information.
INTERNATIONAL QUILT & FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL – October 11th-13th, 2019
Presented by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, this is a wonderful event celebrating quilting, fiber and wearable arts. We won't be there this year but hope you will be! This event is held at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, WA. Click here to get tickets and for more information.
FIBER FUSION – October 19th-20th, 2019
Fiber Fusion Northwest is 2 days of fiber, education and fun! Whether you are new to the world of natural fibers or are an experienced fiber aficionado – Fiber Fusion has something for you!
There will be fabulous fleeces – alpaca, wool, mohair, llama and angora – at our fleece shows and sales, as well as free demonstrations throughout the weekend, a wide variety of classes, over 60 fiber-related vendors, a live fiber animal exhibit, a fiber arts show, a spin-in and much more! Welcome to all fiber artists who love to spin, knit, weave, crochet, felt, and more! This will be our third year as a vendor – we look forward to seeing you! Click here to visit the event website.
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