Shelagh’s Spring Rain Shawl Update

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A couple of weeks ago I shared with you that Shelagh and her sister Margaret visited my booth at KYAFF. While we were chatting Shelagh picked up a skein of my wonderfully soft baby alpaca, cashmere, and silk yarn. It was love at first touch. She wasn’t able to put it down and ended up purchasing it. I have been following their YouTube channel to see how Shelagh is enjoying knitting with the yarn. She chose to make the Spring… Read More »Shelagh’s Spring Rain Shawl Update

Kitchener Stitch Guides Have Arrived

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I’ve just received a shipment of Kitchener Stitch Guides. If you have ever had to graft an invisible seam, chances are you’ve used the kitchener stitch. It’s the preferred method when you don’t want to see or feel a seam in your knitting. It’s used at the toes of socks, under the arms of sweaters or a scarf knit in two sections. Basically anywhere you need to graft live stitches together to create a seamless join. Who doesn’t need a little… Read More »Kitchener Stitch Guides Have Arrived

Three Sisters Knit and South Beach Yarn Co

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Last week I shared with you that Margaret and Shelagh from Three Sisters Knit stopped by our table at KYAFF (Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival). We had a lovely chat and while we were chatting, Shelagh fell in love with one of our skeins of baby alpaca, cashmere and silk yarn. I wasn’t surprised as this yarn is super soft and wonderful in every way. Yes, I am a little biased 😉 but I’m not the only one who loves this… Read More »Three Sisters Knit and South Beach Yarn Co

Booth at the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival

South Beach Yarn Co at KYAFF

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This past weekend we had the pleasure of being one of 80+ vendors at the KYAFF (Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival). KYAFF was a single day event held on June 8, it was well attended by knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters. My  booth was located in the micro market which is an area designed specifically for small companies like mine.  I met so many wonderful, creative people. Two of which were Shelagh and Margaret from the Three Sisters Knit podcast on YouTube.… Read More »South Beach Yarn Co at KYAFF

Featured Image Butterfly Lane Socks

Sock Pattern: Butterfly Lane Sock Pattern

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I’ve just released my second sock pattern: Butterfly Lane Sock Pattern on Ravelry! I created this pattern last year in honour of the monarch butterflies that summer in my area of the world.  I chose my prettiest summer yarn to craft this pattern and I encourage you to do the same. The pattern features a delicate lace stitch which makes enchanting little butterflies that dance around the leg and top of the foot of the socks. The pattern is easy… Read More »Sock Pattern: Butterfly Lane Sock Pattern

Find Your Fade with South Beach Yarn Co.

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While getting ready to attend the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival,  I decided to photograph some of my yarns for my Facebook and Instagram accounts.  I thought it would be fun make up some ‘Find Your Fade’ combinations with my yarn. If you are planning on attending the festival I urge you to visit my booth early to get the best selection of  yarn. I’m a small indie dyer and I dye my yarn in small batches. I don’t often… Read More »Find Your Fade with South Beach Yarn Co.

2 skeins of yarn dyed in ice colors of red, blue and green

New Dyes, New Colorways

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Spring is in the air and so are new colorways for South Beach Yarn Co. Here is a sampling of the new colorways I’ve been creating. All yarns pictured here are on our new sock base consisting of 60% Superwash Merino, 20% Super Fine Alpaca, and 20% Nylon. This fingering weight, 4ply yarn has a generous 437 yds on each 100g skein. Do you have a favorite? Ravelry Facebook Instagram Pinterest Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * Marketing Permissions Please select all the ways… Read More »New Dyes, New Colorways

Purl, a Pixar SparkShorts

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I can’t resist sharing this Pixar SparkShort with you. Purl is a pink ball of yarn trying to find her way in the corporate world. Her story is as relevant today as it was yesterday. What are some of your favorite parts? Enjoy! Ravelry Facebook Instagram Pinterest Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * Marketing Permissions Please select all the ways you would like to hear from South Beach Yarn Co: Email You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking… Read More »Purl, a Pixar SparkShorts

South Beach Yarn Co at the Knitter's Fair

KW Knitters’ Fair

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first ever knitter’s fair in Kitchener Waterloo. This was the  26th year of the KW Knitters’ Fair. It was extremely well-organized and attendance was amazing. I met so many creative people with a passion for knitting. Participating in this event was such an incredible experience. I learned so much. Here’s a picture of our table set-up. Standing with us are our good friends P and J. Because of this extremely positive experience, I have… Read More »KW Knitters’ Fair

6 Skeins of Speckled Yarn

Speckled Yarn

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Creating speckled yarn is one of my favorite ways to color fibre. One of the reasons I like it so much is because the end result is always a bit of a surprise. After having applied the dye to the yarn I never quite know what the finished product will look like. The process of creating speckled yarn takes time and requires patience. After applying dye to the fibre it needs heat to set it. When it’s been heated (or… Read More »Speckled Yarn