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New Hand Painted Yarn with More Yardage

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Many shawls made with fingering weight yarn require 2 skeins of yarn.  However, only about 1 1/2 skeins end up being used.  Now comes shawl length skeins that are 150 grams instead of 100 grams.  Perfect for most medium sized shawls.  These skeins are also great for knee socks. 

Available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyHighFibers


Variegated Yarn and Stitch Patterns That Enhance Them

Paper Bark Leaf SocksLace Leaf Pattern

Variegated yarns can be unpredictable.  Hand dyed socks yarns are generally designed to give a certain effect when worked on socks, but that effect is not always the same when used for say, a shawl.  The only thing is, that different effects develop from different circumferences.  This colorway is meant to have a lot of dappled effect with some diagonal striping, and this effect shows on this yarn.

Finding a stitch pattern to enhance this effect involves trying out a small all-over pattern, a larger predictable pattern, and a medium scale pattern.  In this case, the larger leaf pattern enhances the leaves and doesn’t obliterate the pattern.

Trial and error is a great option for a great marriage of stitch pattern and variegated yarn.    http://etsy.com/shop/SkyHighFibers

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Pastel Beach Socks

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Here is my lastest sock design which uses Sky High Fibers Superwash Merino Sock in Pastel Beach. 

The lace pattern is charted and based on Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury.  The pinstripe patterning of the yarn works well with the parasol lace motifs which run up the sock. 

Written as a toe up sock pattern with wide toe, it’s a fun way to learn this great stitch pattern.

Pattern and yarn available http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyHighFibers

Pattern also available at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell

No slidding socks to knit

.fit and comfort, no sliding around the foot.

Its getting cooler and now is the perfect time to think about that next great pair of socks to knit.

Try the Criss-Cross Rib socks.  They feature a fun rib and cable pattern that is fun but doesn’t require too much attention.  They also feature ribbing on the sole to keep the socks in place and a gusseted heel to fit your heel better.

Sizes range from women’s small to men’s large.

Sock yarn used is Sky High Knits Superwash Merino Sock in Woodland Brown.

Both the sock yarn and the pattern are available on Etsy.


House Socks for the Whole Family

Here is the sock pattern for those lovely, little bit thicker hand made socks.  Using DK weight yarn, shown is Sky High Fibers Merino Cashmere yarn in Sky High Blue from  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyHighFibers   where you can also purchase the pattern.

The patterns, toe up or cuff down, are available in sizes 3-5 years to men’s xx-large and can be purchased for toe up construction or cuff down construction.  Features side gussets and a slip stitch heel flap.

The patterns are also available at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/margie-mitchell

New Sky High Fibers Sock Color

Man Cave Blue Sock Yarn

Here is the newest sock color from Sky High Fibers available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyHighFibers

Light navy with medium royal blue, makes a cheery, not too dark color just right for the guy in your life, or just for a great blue for women’s sock and other items.

Sky High Fibers Colors

In addition to the Superwash Merino Sock hand painted yarn, BFL and Silk Lace hand painted yarn is also available.   see http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkyHighFibers

some of the colors available in Superwash Merino Sock and BFL and Silk Lace.