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Great Ideas: 23 MORE Ways to Find Your Fade!

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Great Ideas: 23 MORE Ways to Find Your Fade!

Folks contact us all the time to get great ideas for Fades, from the original Find Your Fade Shawl, to So Faded Sweaters, to other patterns that require a few skeins to "fade" into each other. We wanted to inspire you all with 23 new Fades utilizing seven skeins. Use 'em all together, split 'em, or just find ideas for your next project.  These Fades use some of our newer colors from Yarn Love, Dragonfly Fibers, and Cedar House, as well as incorporating our lovely fingering-weight hand-dyed silks from Tell Tale Yarn Co. Fade 1 Left to Right: Dragonfly Fibers...

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Free Pattern: Darcy Beanie -- The Chesapeake Needle

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Free Pattern: Darcy Beanie -- The Chesapeake Needle

How cute is this FREE Beanie pattern from The Chesapeake Needle? Made with one skein of Blacker Tamar DK, the pattern is perfect for men or women, and makes an amazing gift! Download the free pattern from Lindsey's Ravelry Page here, or for .25 on her Etsy page here. Through the end of April, 2017, we are offering 10% off Blacker Tamar DK with the code "darcybeanie10." Enjoy this free pattern made in a luxurious and beautiful yarn!   

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Great Ideas: Silk Yarns Inspiration and Explanation

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Great Ideas: Silk Yarns Inspiration and Explanation

Beautiful silk yarns can be both exciting, and intimidating. Most of us don't regularly work with silk, and because it can also be expensive, it's natural to be cautious and selective when picking out a silk yarn to use. At Fairlight Fibers, we carry multiple types of silk and silk-blend yarns. Each has its own pretty properties. This post should help you to distinguish between our different silk yarns, and to determine which one is perfect for your project.  History Persian Sasanian Silk Samite cloth dating to Circa 960 Silk is produced by silkworms, which spin the silk to make...

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Pretty Projects: Kath's African Daisy Bandana

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Pretty Projects: Kath's African Daisy Bandana

Our customer Kath created this gorgeous bandana-style cowl out of one skein of Dragonfly Fibers' Traveller DK in African Daisy. The brilliant colors in the yarn really pop in this adorable and easy project. We love it! To make one for yourself, pick up a skein of Traveller DK, a super-soft hand-dyed merino in any of Dragonfly Fibers' stunning colorways, then head over to Kath's Ravelry page for the project, where she gives easy instructions for making your own bandana cowl. Great job, Kath!   

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Great Ideas: Fair Isle Color Combinations

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Great Ideas: Fair Isle Color Combinations

Everyone loves Fair Isle garments. They're beautiful and colorful, and when made with real Shetland wool, they're also durable. There are many patterns at Ravelry (some assembled here for you to use!) utilizing Shetland wools.  However, it can be intimidating (especially when just using the internet) to substitute colors for knitting Fair Isle. The demands of different patterns mean that there is no simple way to just choose colors. At Fairlight Fibers, we're always delighted to work with you if you need help selecting your colors, but we'd also like to provide a bit of inspiration. Read on! Most Fair Isle knitting...

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