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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.

Jane

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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.

 

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Knit long and be happy!



Seascape Vest Kit


  

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A blue green lover? Here's your vest in a seascape of blue greens with coordinating buttons. The kit includes:

 

a full hank (185 meters)Fleece Artist Canadian wool in blue

40 yards hand-dyed Peruvian cotton

100 yards Hand Maiden vareigated blue green silk

95 yards Handmaiden silk rumple

80 yards Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in blue

35 yards pale blue pure silk ribbon

5 polymere coordinating buttons

1 print copy of pattern


Price: $135.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Berry Box Vest Kit


  

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Check out the swatch to see how these rich subtle colors blend together in seed stitch, one of thye stitches used in the My Little Best design. Here, soft rich fusions of berry blue, grape, raspberry, misty plumb and touches of teal and green blend in this autumn fushion. Kit includes 20 yards of Itlalian silk ribbon for framing the top of the back panel and Ellyn Cooper's blueberry LUna ribbon for additional accents. The kit includes:

75 yards rasperry silk from Handmaiden

20 yards silk ribbon

35 yards Ellyn Cooper ribbon

115 yards Handmaiden Seasilk in bluberry wine (for leaf insert)

85 yards of misty plum Double Sea Silk by Handmaiden (may also be used for leaf insert)

135 yards raspebby Blue Heron Rayon twist boucle

70 yards Ellyn Cooper variegated cotton in 'Hucklberry Frost" as the lead yarn

90 yards Feza Natura multi-yarn in misty plum

1 print copy of My Little bVest design


Price: $125.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Vining Sage Vest Kit


  

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I love purple and green together because they are both subtle and complementary. Here, the Blue Heron Silk Merino overs a lovely variegated greenscape that is echoed in the variegated Rsayon Metallic and the cotton twist. Add in a choice of two silks for the leaf panel, either green or frosted plum, and stir in a Rayon boucle for texture and a stunning vest just waits to be born.

The kit includes:

115 Silk Merino in greens

115 yards BH cotton twist in variegated hues

110 yards Rayon Metallic

80 yards Handmaiden Great Big Sea lime silk

80 yards Handmaiden Sea Silk in lavendar

110 yards BH Rayon Boucle

1 print copy of Vest along pattern


Price: $135.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Autumn Grape Vest Kit


  

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All my favorite colors in some of my favorite yarns gather here ripe for the picking. Have you ever considerd grape and sunflower as compatible colors? They actually fit into the perfect companion category, especially when dyed into silk/merinos and Handmaiden silks. Consider these:

125 yards Blue Heron Silk/merino in grape arbor

120 yards BH silk merino in autumn harvest (subtle, simply awesome)

150 yards Handmaiden fine silk

145 yards BH pumpkin rayon twist lite

50 yards BH variegated sparkle cotton/rayon in curry

45 yards Ellyn Cooper's handyed sparkle mohair

125 yards Handmaiden Double sea Silk in Sunflower

1 print copy of Vest Along pattern


Price: $125.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Southwest 2 Tunic Kit


  

 

Consider the colors of the Southwest in red earth and turquoise in the evocative kit featuring various kinds of Blue Heron yarns, the same yarns that made the Mediterrania tunic design only in autumnal hues. The kit includes:

 

110 Blue Heron Rayon Metallic

50 yards mohair in rust (for short row accent)

95 yards BH Rayon Twist

110 yards BH Rayon Light

120 yards Rayon Boucle

115 BH Beaded Rayon

1 print copy of Mediterranea Tunic pattern


Price: $95.00

Quantity: (0 available)

 


 

Southwest 1 Tunic Kit


  

 

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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)

 


 

Enchanted Vine Vest Kit


  

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Ellyn Cooper's divine brew of melting berry wines touch these yarns with a certain color magic. Consider the grapes, blueberries and teals in the lead slubbed cotton's surface and then blend in with the cast of supporting players that include:

95 yards Elleyn Cooper's hand-dyed slubbed cotton

90 yards Blue Heron deep raspberry rayon texture

115 yards Blue Heron Rayon twist in blueberry grape

100 yards HandMaiden deep wine Bombyx silk

30 yards Ellyn Cooper's Luna ribbon in deep berry brew

125 yards Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in deep raspberry

Print copy of Vest Along pattern


Price: $95.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Berry Brew Vest Kit


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All the rich warm jewel colors of the berry harvest meld here in this collection featuring hand-dyed yarn artist, Ellyn Cooper's equisit hues. The kit contains:

 

75 yards slubbed cotton yarn by Ellyn Cooper in variegated berry shades

80 yards Handmaiden Double sea Silk in plum

90 yards Blue Heron's Rayon twist in deep raspberry

145 yards Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in deep raspberry (blend with other yarns for a subtle gleam)

110 yards Handmaiden silk in Strawberry

30 yards Ellyn Cooper's hand-dyed Luna ribbon for accents

1 print copy of Vest Along pattern


Price: $145.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Harvest Gold Vest Kit


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Harvest Gold sums up all the glory colors captured in this yarnscape, subtly, misty yet still deep and rich. Blue Heron's silk/merino hand-dyed yarn in subtle hues of pumpkin, sage and brown ripen in to gold and deeper hues in the complementary yarns. Sufficient yardage + to make vest or even tunic. The kit includes:

 

120 yards Blue heron hand-dyed merino silk in Harvest

115 yards Blue Heron hand-dyed merino in sage green

45 yards Ellen Cooper's burnished gold sparkle mohair

110 yards Handmaiden hand-dyed silk/merino in gold

115 yards Handmaiden silk/linen in terracotta

115 yards Blue Heron rayon twist lite

1 PDF copy of Vest Along pattern 


Price: $135.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Pumpkin and Plum Vest Kit


  

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I admit to a passion for pumpkin whether it be as a color as a taste so there's nothing about these colors I don't love. I want a vest out of just these yarns. I'd fashion the center leaf panel from the plim silk merino and then flank it with the Ellyn Cooper sparkle mohair which contains subtle fushions of both plum and pumpkin before bringing in all the other pumpkin harvest shades. The kit contains sufficient yardage for vest + and includes:

 

110 yards Feza Natura linen/cotton in rust

115 Blue Heron Rayon Boucle in copper

120 yards Blue Heron variegated Silk/merino in Harvest (use either for back panel)

125 yards Blue Heron silk/merino in plum brown

145 yards light Blue Heron Rayon Twist

20 yards Art fibers pumpkin tape (for framing accents)

1 print copy of Vestalong pattern


Price: $135.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Blueberry Wine Kit


  

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A sultry deeply-brewed blueberry wine hue is captured in these hand-dyed yarns from Blue Heron. Touches of green, grey, purple and deep blue meld in this mysterious hue brewed in three different Blue Heron yarns. Add a ribbon in a creamy sunflower yellow touched with blue plus a subtle gleam and a bit of kid silk and your vest with be simply breath-taking! In cluded in kit:

 

  • 90 yards Katia ribbon (Spain) in yellow/blue
  • 135 yards Blue Heron Bluberry textured rayon
  • 115 Blue Heron Rayon Metallic vine green & grape
  • 85 yards Handmaiden Double Sea Silk in grey-green
  • 120 yards Blue Heron Rayon twist in midnight grape
  • 60 yards Blue Heron Rayon boucle in midnight grape
  • 35 yards Colinette kid silk mohair for blending
  • 1 PDF copy of Vest Along pattern

Price: $95.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

Button Collector Antique Tribal


  

 

Add a jolt of drama to your antique tribal with this black, red, and cream mix evocative of tribal textiles. Imagine your buttons embellishing this! The kit includes:

100 yards Fiest Boheme in Ebony

110 yards of double cream muberry silk by Handmaiden

110 yards Heavens Hand bombyx silk by Hamilton Yarns

85 yards Handmaiden Double Sea Silk in crimson

120 yards Hanmaiden SeaSilk in variegated red/black/cream

25 yards ribbon by Mango Moon

1 PDF of the Collector's Duo patterns plus 1 print version of the Button Collector


Price: $160.00

Quantity: (1 available)

 


 

 

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