Can you guess what I'm going to cast on next? Super excited! Involves one skein of Happy DK in colourway Greta, some Si-Mo in colourway Boa, and my new short Lykke driftwood needles (first time trying them) 💘
I hate to say this, but starting from 1.1.2019 Eluded Fibres yarn prices will be adjusted slightly upwards 😖 Price of merino has been climbing, and now it's starting to catch up with the yarn stockists too - fortunately those companies have such huge volumes that increases are moderate. In any case, just wanted to let you know that you can still shop with the current pricing until the yearend - I will keep the webshop open throughout all the holidays.
It's nice to close the year with a small "fresh face" feature in a Finnish craft magazine @taitolehti 🙂 It has been an encouraging first year dyeing commercially, though I'm definitely not considering to quit my dayjob (just a note to anyone dreaming of becoming an indie dyer, especially in Finland 😂 ). Let's see what next year will bring - atleast more yarn! Thank You all for welcoming me with such open arms ❤️
Happy DK is the perfect lofty companion for making hats, gloves and socks (nylon strenghtened merino)! And my guess is that it would be just right for colourwork too, as not being as sleek/slippery/stretchy as some of the other DK merino bases I have worked with 🤗 5 selected & cordinated colourways, all still available. And if you need a bigger quantity of any colourway for a sweater project, custom orders are welcome at email@example.com 😃
Pictured here my favourites: colourway Soap in three different variants (perfect for a fade; available at the shop right now) and colourways Oh-la-la and Spice Light. All in Super Merino merino-nylon yarn base, just perfect for both socks and garments/accessories ❄️❤️
Valiant and Stinger, are the perfect mingler! And there's a reason why I am not a poet by profession 😁 These pretties are dyed on Sleek Merino yarn base - would make the perfect stripey socks. Or these would look so pretty knit together as the #Rustwing scarf by @talviknits ❤️❤️❤️ (hint! order talviknits newsletter to receive her advent calendar with loads of great offers on patterns 😉)
My socks for the #reseptikirjakal are almost ready! Never thought to see this day happen; in normal cases I only complete one sock, and then lose it to some random black hole before the other gets ready 😂 Finns & people who love to knit in Finnish: the KAL is still ongoing until 31st Dec, so still time to take part and win some incredible prizes (like Eluded Fibres sock yarn... 😸) !!
Fade sweaters just keep on coming! Joji Locatelli just released her #spectorpullover pattern and I think you should definitely check it out on Ravelry. Find the link at @jojilocat Instagram bio. While you're at it, check out also the fade Singles sets available at Eluded Fibres webstore..those would look pretty neat knit into a Spector! Just a couple available. • • • • •
Two first clues of @Sadelmaknits #kaarnemkal knit and feeling super excited! Scroll the picture to see my project. I'm using super sparkly merino-lurex yarn in colourway Crow as the main colour, and Super Merino in the same colourway Crow as the first contrast colour. Same colourway but very different appearance 😍 Can't decide what to choose as cc2... 3rd clue includes that already, so need to decide fast 🤔 Any suggestions?
I'm a bit nuts about the colourway Blush 😍 I need to find a project where I can combine Blush in Super Merino and in Si-Mo fluffy Mohair AND add some Mohair in colourway Dreamy too. These would look so good together, don't you think? 😘😻❤️
Any photographers online? Any good (investment & space lean) tips how to take good pictures when there is absolutely no daylight? In Finland we are approaching the time when we have zero to couple of hours daylight each day, and even on those daylight hours sun stays super low. .
(Picture is not related, as this was taken when there was still natural light. And this set is btw now listed for sale in the webshop 😻 ) #eludedfibres
Nougat (Singles) and Dreamy (Mohair-Silk SiMo) are a perfect pair for this winter's fluffy projects! Check out for example Westknits #mohairinomedley or #quakescarf ! Or Andrea Mowry's classic #birdsofafeathershawl 😺😽😻
Click the picture to shop 🌐
I'm so in love with @boylandknitworks designs at the moment, and wanted to dye something especially intended for the #guthriesweater 😻 So, in the Eluded Fibres webshop you can find now one unique yarn set which makes Guthrie up to size 2X. Set includes 5 skeins (total 1125m) of mystical blackishpurplish Jewel background main colour, and a 4 skein Red grad set, where colours build from lighter to brighter playing with shades of pink-orangeyred-red (total 900m of yarn). The Guthrie pattern is not included, but you can purchase it from Boylandknitworks Ravelry shop.
Click the picture to find this yarn set in the shop 🌐 .
Anyways, even if you wouldn't be looking for any yarn at this time, fully recommending checking out #boylandknitworks and all the beautiful sweaters people have created using their patterns! Truly inspirational 🤗
Have you seen @Eevajohannakoo's Hilla sweater? If not, direct your eyes this way because it's swoon and fits so well!! 😍😍😍 She knit this using Eluded Fibres Singles yarn. Check out more pictures in her instagram account (she has also made other fantastic projects; definitely an account worth following!) .
Reposted with permission @eevajohannakoo
She wrote originally:
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My Hilla-sweater is ready! No way of getting proper pics in the Finnish November light but the boxy-shape fade sweater itself is beautiful 💚 Pattern by Anna Johanna @neulisti - Yarn by @eludedfibres 💚
You ask "where can I find good yarn for socks?". I say "here :)"
Check out www.eludedfibres.com - a good selection of fingering weight merino-nylon in Super Merino and Sleek Merino yarn bases, very sockworthy and worthy also to be used for sweaters, shawls and other garments 🤗
October's Ravelry project of the month award goes to @johku.ha and her beautiful #honungpullover 😍 Among other handdyed yarns, she used Eluded Fibres Super Merino in colourways Dark Knight and Black on Black. And I love the picture too 😁 The prize is a surprise skein of Eluded Fibres yarn, shipping out on Monday 🚛
(Project picture reposted with permission)
I got this question asked a lot: "Where can I buy Eluded Fibres yarns and will you be selling at craft fairs in Finland this year?" The answer is very simple: you can only purchase the yarns at eludedfibres.com and no; no craft fairs or sales events this year. Nobody can say what'll happen next year, but it could very well be that I'll end up as the Leevi and the Leavings of yarns scene (that was a quite popular Finnish band in 80's & 90's who made 16 longplay albums but never performed any live gigs) 😆
Oh, and btw - in the picture is my first swatch for the #curioushandmade Snowfallwrap. Or more to say Cottoncandyfall in my version. Pink mohair is the colourway Boa and the others are Black on White in Singles and BonB in Super Merino 💖
Sometimes you just need to work your inner Ice Queen 💙💎☃️❄️ Colourway Freeze in very sockworthy and scarfworthy Eluded Fibres Sleek Merino (merino-nylon fingering weight). Click the picture to check it out!
It's the worst weather (or time of year?) ever to take pictures, but here we go anyway. One more set listed to the webstore - last one for now. This is "Warm and Cool", combining warm and cool browns to a light to dark fade. One of a kind; this set was dyed one skein at a time! 🤣
Shop at www.eludedfibres.com or by clicking the link on the picture
One sweater set of X in DK in the shop (7*100g/225m - 75% merino/25% nylon - click picture for a direct link to shop) 😃 I am seeing this for example coming together as #ingallssweater .... there have been some pretty ones made with speckled yarns 😍
Check your needed meterage before you buy, as this will most likely be the last colourway X I will be dyeing in DK this year.
Jumping to the sock bandwagon, a littlebit late as Socktober has almost passed by. Here is my first #sukkareseptit sock using Eluded Fibres Sleek Merino in colourways Serious and Blush. The knit stripes look super interesting; effect achieved by turning the work inside out before starting to knit the heel (my own adjustment - not adviced in the pattern). Note also that I'm using the teeny tiny Chiaogoo circulars; my new go-to for super fast knit socks! ❤️😽
To be brutally honest, I have been a little bit scared to fill up my store with DK. I have some base yarn already stocked up (multiple different variants actually, also sock worthy merino-nylon), but I have a feeling that there will be very little demand for it. For that reason far I have only dyed couple of custom batches to order, and one batch for myself for an upcoming sweater project. Discraceful, I know! 🙄
Spill the beans - how do you see yourself with hand dyed DK yarns? Do you buy them (in general, not specifically from me)? What kinds do you buy? What would you like to buy? How would you like to buy it? .
Let me introduce you one of the newest members of Eluded Fibres colour cavalcade: Pinkish-Purplish! This colourway is the celebration for my black dye powder who wants to become pink - in this colourway it can fully showcase itself & be accompanies with additional berry hues and speckles ❤️ This colourway fits well with Black on Black Dark pinkish-purplish and Black on Black pinkish-purplish (check out the second picture - BoBDpp and BoBpp are the third and fourth colour from the left and Pinkish-Purplish is the far right colourway). Note also all the other colourways in the dark colour scale.. perfect for the perky autumn knits 😁 #eludedfibres#indiedyersofinstagram#knittersofinstagram
Sock Yarn update LIVE in shop NOW!! www.eludedfibres.com 🤓😻 Some new and old colourways, all in sock worthy Super Merino yarn base. And the "buy 5 or more and get free shipping" offer is still valid until end of Oct. In the picture from left to right: Crow, Serious, BonB Dark, BonB, Dark Knight, Pinkish-Purplish, Berry, Lovejoy and Stellar. Available in Super Merino also Prism colourway, Soap colourway in three variations & some Single base skeins of "Who's on again". #eludedfibres
New yarn appearing to the shop in a couple of days 😃 Having some problems with my cat assistants... they refuse to work on Sundays (I'm hearing some complaints about food quality not matching the chicken fillet standard they had wished) and they are also still unable to prepare or label skeins. Tough efforts on training are undertaken but by then it's a bit slow as it's just me and my two hands 😂 😽😽😽
Swooon socks! ✊❤️❤️❤️ Colourways Mars (left) and Blush (right), both Eluded Fibres Sleek Merino, and patterns are from Koukuttajanreseptikirja 😻
@#Repost @vote826 ・・・
#koukuttajanreseptikirja#eludedfibres ihana lanka ja tosi hyvät ohjeet
My #shakeitupmkal shawl is ready! Almost somehow on time. Not finished (weaved in or blocked), but that doesn't count 😂 @schiffchenschieberin would have needed your help for the photographing - how in the world can you fit these huge projects in one picture?? 🤔 😆 My shots look almost like my cats did them 😸
Need some colour to your autumn? Here you have a big collection of singles, just ready to become a scarf or two 😸 From left to right: Star, Elixir, One-off, Signature blue, Pony light, Supernova, Laguna and One-off. And remember the free shipping for 5 or more skeins offer until the end of Oct (select free shipping at checkout)! Everything you see here available at www eludedfibres.com 🛒🌐