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For me, colour and texture rule and most of the inspiration feeding my imagination comes from the natural world. I see knitting as art, as viable as any other, and no matter what the tool or preferred palette, in human hands, magic happens.


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Welcome to my kit shopping page, perfect for yarn lovers and those who either have trouble combining colors or who just can't acquire such lovelies in their area.  Note that silk is my default position and that I regularly plunder the treasures at Fleece Artist and HandMaiden, my local hand-dyeing maestros. However, I literally comb the world for interesting textures and lovely colors. my kits are special. 

However, once these kits are gone, they're gone, as I'm off to compiling another yarn gathering. Often I'll spot a unique hand-dyed yarn and then search out compatible mates in color and texture until I have enough for a kit. I call this yarnscaping. Since many of the yarns found are one-of-a-kind, they become nearly impossible to duplicate.

My gatherings of color and texture work perfectly with any multi-yarn project and most come in quantities suitable for vests, wraps or shrugs. Just by adding a base color, you can often extend these kits to cover most any project. All kits come with your PDF pattern of choice. Just select one from my pattern page and I'll send it to you in PDF form by email. All kits come in a clear plastic project bag.

Fiber Fixes are like kits gone lite. With less yardage and only three-to four balls of yarn, they provide tasty little samples where you can try extraordinary yarn for much less than you could manage otherwise. All Fiber Fixes come with a package of coordinating beads plus a print copy of my popular Breeze pattern. A bargain.

All kits come pre-wound in balls ready for knitting except for full hanks of 200 yards or more.

A flat shipping rate of $15.00 applies for all US and Canadian orders. Because the packages are often crossing borders, they often get snagged at customs, making things slower than I'd like. Expect a delivery time of three weeks. If you'd prefer a guaranteed delivery of 1 week through UPS, just email me and I'll arrange it for an additional $10. Overseas customers, please email me and I'll give you a price (PS: I do supplement overseas shipping to make it more affordable).


Monitors and perceptions of colors vary. Please email me if you are resolute on receiving specific tones that may not be exactly as you expect when seen in person. I OFFER EXCHANGES ON ALL KITS WITHIN 20 DAYS OF PURCHASE BUT NO REFUNDS unless materials are defective or I've made an error.



Knit long and be happy!

Once Upon a Cowl: Persian Paisley Two


The luxurious hues of Persian Paisley in rich poppy colors blend in this Cowl kit which includes:

  • 95 yards burnt orange variegated wool by Fleece Artist
  • 45 yards mohair from Collinette
  • 75 yards hand-dyed variegated merino
  • 145 Blue Heron rayon twist in copper
  • 50 yards Blue Heron sparkle cotton rayon in fireside
  • 105 Blue Heron Rayon twist in purple
  • * many of these yarns can be held together to create beautiful blended affects
  • 1 print copy of Once Upon a Cowl

Price: $135.00

Quantity: (1 available)



Inspiration Kit: AQUA SANDS



An inspiation kit is an enhanced collection of 700 yards of yarns plus additions designed to spice up or set the sstage for your art to wear project. This one is designed to inspire your version of Along the Flowing path tunic or any other creative project you may be conjuring.  This one features strippons of hand-dyed silk to add texture to your creation. The kit contains:


  • 115 yards of hand-dyed Fleece Artist wool in aqua
  • 105 yards Handmaiden hand-dyed bamboo in aqua/brinze sand
  • 80 yards Handmaiden hand-dyed sea sil in aqua/bronze
  • 100 yards Handmaiden Mulberry Silk in aqua/sand/bronze and green
  • 100 yards of Urban Gypz hand-dyed meino/silk/bamboo in mixed green and aqua
  • 90 yards Feza Naututa in deep blue
  • 125 yards Handmaiden Camelspin in silk and camel
  • 6 yards of hand-dyed 1 inch silk strips in a lovely mottled aqua bronze sand for creating the interesting texture seen in my Flowing Path Tunic
  •  35 yards of Great Adirondack strung sequins for deeping the sparkle in the piece
  • If you aren't a member of the Inspired Knitters Club Art to Wear 2015, you will also receive the first club issue with instructions for this design

Price: $195.00

Quantity: (1 available)



Once Upon a Cowl Fireside



All the warm glowing colors of the original design are captured here in a kit that includes:

  • 45 yards of Great Adirondack mohair over glossy ribbon "Waterfall' inn terracotta blending with nlues and greens
  • 145 yards Blue Heron copper rayon twist
  • 110 yards Blue Heron sparkle rayon cotton twist
  • 100 yards Cat Mountain hand-dyed mohair in ember suitable for blending
  • 85 yards Handmaiden doulble sea silk in purple/bronze
  • 1 print copy of Ince Upon a Cowl
  • 115 yards Blue Heron violet/blue rayon twist

Price: $135.00

Quantity: (1 available)



Southwest 1 Tunic Kit





Consider the colors of the Southwest, naturally autumn-toned yet still bearing deep currents of Mediterranian blue green. This kit has the same yarns used in the Mediteranea Tunic only fashioned in autumn tones of turquoise with rusty brown. Silk is included for short row feature on the bodice. Kit contains sufficient yarn  for tunic. The kit contains:


115 yards Blue Heron Beaded Rayon

115 yards BH Rayon Twist

120 yards BH Boucle

115 yards BH Rayon Twist lite

110 yards BH Rayon Metallic

120 yards BH silk

1 copy of the Mediterrania Tunic pattern

Price: $95.00

Quantity: (1 available)



Once Upon a Cowl: One Eye on Spring


Colors lighten and brighten to an early spring-inspired blend which includes:

  • 12o yards Hanmaiden hand dyed variegates sea silk
  • 110 yards Blue Heron rayon boucle
  • 125 yards Handmaiden Camelspun
  • 100 yards Urban Gypz merino/silk/rayon blend
  • 105 yards Blue Heron Rayon Twist
  • 125 yards Blue Heron hand-dyed silk
  • 1 print copy of Once Upon a Cowl

Price: $165.00

Quantity: (1 available)



Once Upon a Cowl A Window Full of Blue Sky



Here Once Upon a Cowl yearns for spring while knitting by the window overlooking her snow-limned garden. Keep the dream alive in this cherry combo which includes:

  • 150 yards Handmaiden min-maiden silk/merino in turquise and green
  • 65 yards Great Adirondack blue/green/turquoise specialty ribbon
  • 30 yards Great Adirondack green/purple sparkle ribbon
  • 120 yards Handmaiden Silk/Bamboo in variegated purple/blue/green/poppy
  • 110 yards Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in blue green
  • 120 yards Blue Heron hand-dyed silk in blue/poppy/turquoise
  • 25 yards high-textured tuffed Italian mohair
  • 1 print copy of Once Upon a Cowl

Price: $150.00

Quantity: (1 available)





Recent Comments I've almost finished Rouge Wave and anxiously awaiting Book II. Do you have any idea when it will be available?

By Verlene Brooks on 2014 08 22
From the entry 'Rogue Wave nearing completion!'.




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