February yarnie: Sweet Fiber Yarns

I made February’s Hockey Scarf pattern in 3 versions from 2 lovely yarnies. Today’s yarnie is Sweet Fiber Yarns. I met Melissa last year at the Toronto Knitters Frolic. Guess what? You can too! If you’re near enough to Toronto to go to the Frolic (April 25th!), you can find Sweet Fiber Yarns in booth 30 this year.

I’d heard about Sweet Fiber Yarns a few years ago, but I hadn’t seen any in person until I went to the Sweet Yarns store in Sudbury a few years ago. Yes, February is all about sweetness – and the other yarnie this month is Sweet Paprika Yarns! So yes, Sudbury. I saw a lovely container of yarn and spent some time looking at my options. I came away with a skein of Amber Briolette on Sweet Merino Lace. I haven’t figured out what it wants to be yet, but it’s lovely just as it is:


I’ve got a whole colour theme in mind for my Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book. You haven’t seen all of the colours yet – wait for April! My idea is to work with the colours of the buildings I’m inspired by: greys/silvers, pale yellow brick, gold from the metallic accents, and brick red. After dithering over the selection at the Frolic for a very long time, I selected Vintage Lace on Coastal for the DK version of the scarf:

Hockey Scarf by Natalie Servant in Sweet Fiber Yarns Coastal (DK)

Melissa also kindly dyed up some Merino Twist Worsted in Smoke for the more manly worsted version of the scarf:

Hockey Scarf in Sweet Fiber Yarns Merino Twist Worsted (Smoke)

While we’re talking about Sweet Fiber Yarns, you should have a look at Melissa’s recent collection: Sweet Fiber Accessories. Here are my two favourites:

Endsleigh (and it’s not just because of the gorgeous green):

Endsleigh by Melissa Thomson

(c) Melissa Thomson

and York:

York - by Melissa Thomson from Sweet Fiber Accessories e-book

(c) Melissa Thomson

Finally, if you’re not able to find Sweet Fiber Yarns near you, you may want to sign up for their email list. Rumour has it that there will be another pre-order happening later this month, which will let you order whichever of the glorious colours you want!

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