September 13, 2015

Fall Knitting: Sweet Fiber Yarn, Baby Cocktails & Much More!

I just love this time of year.  Are you like me?  The days are becoming cooler and I start eyeing my hand knits, wanting to wear them once again.  There is the excitement of new patterns popping up on Ravelry, and ideas about what I want to knit this fall are swirling around in my head.  

One item I will definitely be knitting is socks, using the latest installment of Sweet Fiber Yarns Sock Club called Stepping Stones, which arrived in the mail this week. Isn't it lovely?  If you haven't knit with Sweet Fiber Yarns before here's your chance.  Melissa Thomson keeps hinting about an upcoming shop update selling Cashmerino stay tuned. If you look at her Instagram account you will see some of the photos of this most gorgeous yarn. And then to top it off Baby Cocktails has blogged about a pattern that she has designed using Sweet Fiber Yarns. (If you click on the link I provided to Baby Cocktail's blog you will see the orange knit..maybe Spiced Pumpkin?).  I confess that I am not good at waiting so I emailed Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails and asked what kind of pattern it was.  She told me it was a scarf using four skeins of Cashmerino DK. She is an amazing designer and the combination of Sweet Fiber Yarn and this pattern will be stunning.  Hopefully the pattern will be released soon.

Sweet Fiber Yarns Super Sweet Sock in 'Stepping Stones'
There are so many lovely pattern collections that have been released recently.  Have you had time to look them over? Here are a few that caught my interest:

Fall Back:  A Plucky Knitter Collection
Amirisu Issue 8-Fall 2015
Knitty Deep Fall 2015
Sweet Georgia Fall 2015

And then, of course, Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2015 is coming out on September 16th which is always gorgeous.

But before I start any new patterns I need to work on the Slade cardigan I am knitting for my son.  I wanted to show you the swatch I knit for it using Harrisville Watershed.  I love how the yarn bloomed after blocking and the specks of colour in the Granite colourway adds a lovely dimension. I can hardly wait to see what this pattern will look like knit in this yarn.  (For those of you interested in buying this yarn in Canada you can order it online from Urban Yarns in Vancouver).

Harrisville Watershed swatch
I am also slowly working on my Mailin knit in the lovely Plucky Knitter Scholar. This is a simple and relaxing knit, a perfect pattern for me  to work on when I am so busy at work.  I can easily pick it up and knit a couple rounds even when I am tired at night.

Mailin progress

And if I wasn't already in the mood for fall knitting I was lucky enough to attend the annual Knitter's Fair held in Kitchener/Waterloo. There were so many beautiful yarns, knitted samples and knitting bags.  Here are a few things that caught my attention starting with the big photo on the left and working clockwise:

1.  Dream In Colour Yarn Classy with Cashmere (Needle Emporium)
2.  Bare Naked Wools:  Better Breakfast (Shall We Knit)
3.  Magmatic Boom knit in Party of 5 Kit from Sweet Georgia (Needle Emporium)
4.  A gorgeous sock yarn blanket by Passion Knit
5. Madelinetosh Merino Light (Needle Emporium)
Sights at Knitter's Fair in Kitchener, Waterloo

And as for my purchases I could not resist String Theory Caper Sock in Kiwi, 80% merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon blend from Shall We Knit. 

String Theory Caper Sock
I really seem to gravitate toward green. I have no idea what I am going to knit with it but I am looking forward to figuring it out.  So happy planning everyone...I look forward to seeing what you all create.


  1. Thanks so much for your kind words! My pattern with Melissa was released last night, and it's called Amber Ale - her shop is stocked up with Cashmere DK and we are each offering a special discount for the week, so pop in and get yours - I don't know how long her yarn will last!! Thea

    1. Thank you Thea! I have already popped in, trust me! LOL Looking forward to knitting the beautiful scarf.

  2. so many cool things you've got going on right now! Your sweater is coming along beautifully, and the KW fair look like it was super fun.

    1. Thanks Julie! There are not enough hours in the day.

  3. I wasn't able to make it to the Knitters Fair this year :( sounds like it was a great show again this year. I love the green yarn you came home with!

  4. Well look at it this way...think of the money you saved not going...there were so many lovely skeins of yarn that were hard to resist. LOL

  5. I bet you could knit a wonderful cardigan for your son with all that wool!

  6. Thank you! It's going to be really interesting to see how it turns out!

  7. Love your pullover and I bet the sweater for your son will be great too. I was introduced to Sweet Fiber yarns last year when my neighbour gifted me a lovely skein of sock yarn from them. I didn't join their club because hubby doesn't agree with all this yarn purchasing (at least when I buy locally he doesn't know :-)) Anyway, there was one yarn in particular this spring I fell in love with but it wasn't available unless a person was in their sock club. How wonderful to discover another Canadian.

    1. Thanks Diane! I am so glad you got to try out Sweet Fiber. Each skein is so gorgeous. There is a lot of people in our country who are so talented from yarn dyers to designers!