But first, check out how free range sheep in Iceland are brought back home to their farms for the winter.

The Same But Different

HiKoo Simpliworsted just got bigger…and dare we say better? The same Simpliworsted fiber that knitters have come to trust (it’s a worsted weight 55% super wash merino, 28% acrylic and 17% nylon blend) is now available in a 280-yard skein, double its 140-yard predecessor. Called Simpliworsted Spray, this new yarn also has a brand new-dye technique and palette giving it a cool faded stonewash look.

Dragon Fly Fibers Gets A Second Act

In early September, Dragonfly Fibers announced that they were hanging up their dye tongs by the end of the year. Recently, Cannon Hand Dyes and White Birch Fiber Arts threw their knitted beanies into the ring and announced that they would assume the business and keep Dragon Fly Fibers brand alive. The ownership change takes place in January, but it will remain business as usual for the three brands before, during and after the transition.

Save The Date For SAFF

Come together with other fiber-lovers at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF). Happening October 25-27, 2019 in Fletcher, NC, this three-day fiber fest will offer shopping and learning opportunities for all. Shop the marketplace full of fiber-focused vendors, plan to drop in and weave with the WNC Fiber Handweavers Guild, or even purchase fleece right from the sheep at the Fleece Show and Sale.

CAST ON: “Sunrise Pet Cowl” by Woolly Bear Knits

Dog sweaters are having a moment thanks to the Crafty Hong Sisters  and this lovable duo. If you’re not ready to cast on a full sweater for your four-legged pal, consider this simple, colorwork cowl. In what is a quick, afternoon project, “Sunrise Pet Cowl” calls for 20-80 yards of super bulky yarn in three colors. And because you’ll have leftover yarn, knit yourself a matching one.