It may have been quiet here on the website for the last year but a lot has been going on! We’ve relocated back home to California, and finally gotten settled into a new home and work space. There’s not quite as much space in the studio area but we’re adjusting and getting back into production just in time for a few spring fiber shows (more on the exact dates and locations soon!).
The most exciting change is that I am now doing design work for Freia Fibers! A good portion of my new patterns will be done using these beautiful ombre and gradient yarns. I am particularly fond of working with the new shawl balls, a luscious 100% US-merino wool single ply fingering weight yarn in 100 gram put-ups. The yarn is super soft, comes in a broad range of rich, fun colors and has a lovely drape once knit up. It takes blocking beautifully making it ideal for lace patterns and all-year wraps.
Freia Fibers has also just released a new lace yarn made using the same 100% US Merino fibers, and best of all it’s NOT a superwash! For those of you who enjoy lace knitting, you know how hard finding non-superwash yarns can be! This one is particularly nice to work with and ideal for all your heirloom knitting. The stitch definition is beautiful and it takes the usual abuse of my knitting bag (which is not inconsiderable) like a champ without pilling or snapping.
Designing specifically for ombre yarns is a new challenge and one I am enjoying immensely!