June and July 2019 Newsletter!

Dearest Round Mountain Fiber Fans,

I know I always say this…  but there is a lot in the works for these coming months!

The TNNA Summer Trade show is fast approaching. For those of you who are not familiar, it is a giant wholesale needle arts trade show, where people like us display our work, and LYSs owners come and check out what’s new and place orders for the coming fall. It’s a time for us to bring out new products and fine tune our offerings.

Our goal is to offer you, the end consumer, as many different colors and bases as possible, while keeping it manageable for Willow and I. Here’s what’s in the works:

A New Base!

We love our Spruce Fingering base, and we know you do too. It’s springy and durable and has incredible stitch definition, due to the high twist. But many of you have asked us to add a softer fingering weight yarn, and many of you would like a little nylon for socks. So here it is! A new super-soft fingering weight base we’re calling Alder! Alder is 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, spun in Canada from Merino from Australia and New Zealand. We’re super excited about this base, and we know you’ll love it!

Our new base Alder Fingering in July’s Aquatic Club colorway ‘Nudibranch Cristada’.

Our new base Alder Fingering in July’s Aquatic Club colorway ‘Nudibranch Cristada’.

Aquatic as a new Collection!

Our Aquatic Club has been a huge hit, so we have decided to add an Aquatic line to our regular lineup in time for the Summer TNNA show! We are adding 6 Aquatic Colorways and 6 Coordinating Pooling Semisolids to our collection. Yes, it includes the Rainbow Trout! So don’t worry if those sold out at your LYS before you had a chance to get some. They’ll be coming soon to an LYS near you!

Top Row (left to right): Necklace Starfish, Pumpkinseed, and King Angelfish. Bottom Row (left to right): Blue Spotted Salamander, Painted Ghost Crab, and Rainbow Trout.

Top Row (left to right): Necklace Starfish, Pumpkinseed, and King Angelfish. Bottom Row (left to right): Blue Spotted Salamander, Painted Ghost Crab, and Rainbow Trout.

Top Row (left to right): Starfish Red, Moss, and Angelfish Blue. Bottom Row (left to right): Trout Green, Ghost Crab Gray, and Pumpkinseed Orange.

Top Row (left to right): Starfish Red, Moss, and Angelfish Blue. Bottom Row (left to right): Trout Green, Ghost Crab Gray, and Pumpkinseed Orange.

New Aquatic Coordinated Bundles!

New Aquatic Coordinated Bundles!

New Walk on the Beach bundles!

New Walk on the Beach bundles!

A couple additions to our Entomology Collection!

I like tidy round numbers, so we’ve rounded up our Entomology collection to include 12 Colorways and 12 Coordinating Semisolids. Please welcome these two very popular Club Colorways and coordinating semisolids to our regular lineup: Red Bordered Stink Bug and coordinating semisolid Stink Bug Legs, and Juniper Hairstreak and coordinating semisolid Hairstreak Green.

Changes in our Ornithology Collection!

In order to keep offering you hundreds of colors and coordinating semisolids, we’ve broken our colors down into three categories: Stock options, Dye-to-Order and Club. We chose 12 of our favorite Ornithology Colorways and Coordinating semisolids to offer as stock colors. These 24 colors will be available to your LYS in all our bases. The remaining Ornithology colorways and semisolids are still available as Dye-to-Order, with a minimum skein quantity of 10. So if you don’t see your favorite in this lineup, make sure you ask your LYS to special order it! Shops can also special order old Club colorways and coordinating semisolids (6 months after they are initially released). We’ve been doing Club for 3 years now, so there are now hundreds of color options available to your LYSs for custom order!

Here are our Stock Colors and our new Coordinating Bundles and Birds of a Feather bundles:

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New Ornithology Coordinated Bundles!

New Ornithology Coordinated Bundles!

New Birds of a Feather bundle!

New Birds of a Feather bundle!

CLUB:

Club is now shipping out on the 1st of the month rather than the 15th, so you’ll be able to get your brand new Club colorways and coordinating Semisolids sooner at your local LYS! For a list of shops that subscribe to Club please visit https://roundmountainfibers.com/wheretobuy .

Given the crazyness of TNNA, we are going to be dyeing one month of club directly after the other. So here are TWO months of Club! The first set shipped out on June 1st, the second will ship out July 1st!

June’s CLUB:

June Ornithology Club. Colorway: Lilac Breasted Roller. Semisolid: Roller Lilac.

June Ornithology Club. Colorway: Lilac Breasted Roller. Semisolid: Roller Lilac.

June Entomology Club. Colorway: Picasso Bug. Semisolid: Picasso Bug Blue.

June Entomology Club. Colorway: Picasso Bug. Semisolid: Picasso Bug Blue.

June Botany Club. Colorway: Wild Strawberry. Semisolid: Strawberry Red.

June Botany Club. Colorway: Wild Strawberry. Semisolid: Strawberry Red.

June Aquatic Club. Colorway: Necklace Starfish. Semisolid: Starfish Red.

June Aquatic Club. Colorway: Necklace Starfish. Semisolid: Starfish Red.

July’s CLUB:

July Ornithology Club. Colorway: Gouldian Finch. Semisolid: Finch Yellow.

July Ornithology Club. Colorway: Gouldian Finch. Semisolid: Finch Yellow.

July Entomology Club. Colorway: Rainbow Shield Bug. Semisolid: Shield Bug Legs.

July Entomology Club. Colorway: Rainbow Shield Bug. Semisolid: Shield Bug Legs.

July Botany Club. Colorway: River Birch. Semisolid: Birch Brown.

July Botany Club. Colorway: River Birch. Semisolid: Birch Brown.

July Aquatic Club. Colorway: Nudibranch Cristada. Semisolid: Nudibranch Blue.

July Aquatic Club. Colorway: Nudibranch Cristada. Semisolid: Nudibranch Blue.

So that’s what’s new here at Round Mountain Fibers!

Please be patient with us and our LYSs in the coming months as we expect a flurry of orders at TNNA and an increase in club orders. Our promised delivery to our LYSs will continue to be 4-6 weeks. Please expect their orders to arrive closer to the 6-week mark as we get through this very busy time!

Sincerely,
Monica and Willow

Round Mountain Fibers

April 2019 Newsletter!

Please join me in wishing Willow a very happy 23rd Birthday!!! In honor of this beautiful, intelligent, capable lady of Round Mountain Fibers, we’re giving you 23% off your purchase of $100 or more at www.roundmountainfibers.com with coupon code ‘Willow23’. Since I believe Birthdays should last at least a week, the coupon code is good through Monday, April 15th. Happy Birthday Willow!!!

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And since you’re going to buy a bunch of delicious yarn, here are some pattern suggestions:

Fingering Weight:

A Fingering Weight Sweater, perfect for combining our Aquatic and Botany Colorways with a coordinating semisolid. Also wonderful in two semisolids, a neutral and a pop! Feeling rebellious? Use a Botany or Aquatic Fade Collection for the body, and a high contrast semisolid for the yolk!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zweig

Photo by Knitosophy

Photo by Knitosophy

I’ve recommended this pattern before, but I’ll do it again because it’s PERFECT for combinging ALL of Round Mountain Fibers colorways with a coordinating semsiolid. This sweater looks fantastic on everyone, and it’s perfect for even our craziest Entomology and Ornithology skeins. It looks equally beautiful in a more subtle speckled or variegated Botany or Aquatic colorway. Also a fantastic pattern for our Fade Collections!
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/breathing-space

Photo by Jonna Jolkin

Photo by Jonna Jolkin

This Shawl is the perfect pattern for using two skeins of a single Aquatic or Botany Colorway!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perforation

Photo by Carissa Browning

Photo by Carissa Browning

We could all benefit from some good vibes! Great pattern for combining our Aquatic and Botany Colorways with a coordinating semisolid. Just make sure you use the colorway in the lace portion.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/good-vibes

This super pretty shawl is perfect for those bright, striping Ornithology and Entomology Colorways and a coordinating semisolid.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gardens-of-giverny

DK Weight:

A very pretty cowl, perfect for combining your favorite Round Mountain Fibers semisolids, or a semisolid with an Aquatic or Botany Colway:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/copenhagen-calling

This is a super fun garment that would look fantastic in our Botany Or Aquatic colorways and a coordinating semisolid.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/better-together-2

Photo by Carina Spencer

Photo by Carina Spencer

A beautiful Mosaic shawl, again perfect for combining a colorway and coordinating semisolid. And there’s a matching hat too!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cold-pale-moon

Photo by Helen Kennedy

Photo by Helen Kennedy

Designed for use with super bright colors! Again, a colorway and coordinating semisolid.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-ticket

Photo by Shannon Squire

Photo by Shannon Squire

Use a Fade Collection and a coordinating semisolid to spice up this relatively simple shawl!
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barmah-shawl

Another one well suited for a fade collection and a coordinating semisolid! I’d use the semisolid in the alternating stripes, and put the colorway in the lace portion.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blye-shawl

Worsted Weight:

I love this pattern for combining two high-contrast semisolids.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dovetail-cowl-3

Photo by wenns

Photo by wenns

This FREE hat pattern is a great way for the beginner to play with color!
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marled-hat

Photo by Plucky Knitter

Photo by Plucky Knitter

Combine your favorite colors, use a fade collection, or stick to a colorway and coordinating semisolid. So many ways to knit up this pattern!
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/around-the-bend

Photo by khc805

Photo by khc805

April’s Club:

Here is April’s club!!! Visit https://roundmountainfibers.com/wheretobuy for a list of Local Yarn Shops that carry our yarn, and those that suscribe to our Club!

Ornithology Club-
Colorway: Great Blue Heron
Semisolid: Heron Purple

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Entomology Club-
Colorway: Pandora Sphinx Moth
Semisolid: Sphinx Moth Green

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Botany Club-
Colorway: Painted Trillium
Semisolid: Trillium Red

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Aquatic Club-
Colorway: Rainbow Trout
Semisolid: Trout Green

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March 2019 Newsletter!

Spring is right around the corner, I keep telling myself! This month’s colorways are inspired by some of our local flora and fauna that herald spring’s arrival! For the Ornithology collection, we chose the Black Capped Chickadee whose spring song always puts a smile on my face. For the Entomology Collection we chose the Honey Bee, beloved collector of nectar and pollen.  For the Botany Collection, we chose the Fairy Spud! Not only do these beautiful little plants delight us with their tiny leaves and flowers, but they also offer a little edible tuber, fit for the tiniest of fairies! And finally, for the Aquatic Collection, we’re featuring the Blue Spotted Salamander, often found in nature on a pillow of (coordinating pooling semisolid) Moss.

I know it can be hard to hunt down exactly what you’re looking for, with different shops offering different selections. So here’s a list of where you can find this month’s club! Since some club options are not currently being offered by any of our LYSs, we are offering a limited quantity (10) of each of these otherwise unavailable options for sale through our website. You must place your order prior to the 15th of March. Orders will ship out shortly thereafter. Here’s a complete list of all the Club options we offer, and where you can buy them!

Please note: club offerings are NOT to be used in combination with our current coupon code.

Ornithology:

 
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Colorway: Black Capped Chickadee
Semisolid: Chickadee Blush
Fade: Black Capped Chickadee Fade Collection

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Entomology:

 
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Colorway: Honey Bee
Semisolid: Pollen
Fade: Honey Bee Fade Collection

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Botany:

 
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Colorway: Fairy Spud
Semisolid: Fairy Spud Blossom
Fade: Fairy Spud Fade Collection

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Aquatic:

 
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Colorway: Blue Spotted Salamander
Semisolid: Moss
Fade: Blue Spotted Salamander Fade Collection

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Here are a few pattern suggestions for this month’s club!

For Fingering Colorway and Coordinating Semisolid, a free-for-now shawl pattern:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wild-rover-shawl

Photo by Katie M. Marsh

Photo by Katie M. Marsh

For a Fingering Fade and Coordinating Semisolid:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/restful-2

Photo by Briony Singleton Designs

Photo by Briony Singleton Designs

For DK Colorway and Coordinating Semisolid this very pretty shawl:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lovella

Photo by Ambah O’Brien

Photo by Ambah O’Brien

For DK Fade Collections and their coordinating semisolid, a free Pullover sweater pattern:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/twist-of-fade

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For Worsted Colorway and Coordinating Semisolid How about a pair of these hats:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honey-bee-hat

Photo by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

Photo by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

For a Worsted Fade, how about this generous scarf:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/just-one-more-row

Photo by Jill Draper

Photo by Jill Draper

January 2019 Newsletter!

Happy New Year!

Boy do we have a bunch of exciting new stuff for you this year!!! Here’s a quick list of what’s new for 2019 (for more details keep reading!):

  • Our New Aquatic Club!

  • New Willow base now available in Worsted and DK!

  • January’s Club colors

  • New Drunk Yarn Subscription Club!

  • NEW FAN CLUB! Read all about our two NEW direct-to-you subscription boxes!!

The Aquatic Collection!

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As you may have seen on our social media, we have added a new monthly Club! The Aquatic Collection! The Aquatic collection is insprired by underwater creatures, and will be our first collection to feature speckles! The Aquatic Collection semisolids fade from one end of the skein to the other for a more variegated effect than our regular semisolids. We love them and we’re sure you will too!

Willow DK and Worsted!

We have added new bases for the new year! The Willow base is our new super soft, squishy, glossy, and drapey base sourced from Canada. The Willow base comes in both DK and Worsted weights. These bases are fantastic for next-to-skin garments and garments where you want more drape than our sturdy Spruce bases can offer. Despite their softness, our Willow bases still have great stitch definition (though maybe not quite as defined as the definition you’ve come to love and appreciate in our Spruce line).

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Spruce Fingering:

100% Superwash Merino
Grown and Spun in the US.
High twist for increased durability and stitch definition.
3 ply
Available in 50g and 100g skeins (200 and 400 yards respectively)

Spruce Worsted:

100% Superwash Merino
Grown and Spun in the US.
High twist for increased durability and stitch definition.
4 ply
Available in 100g skeins (approximately 175 yards)

Willow DK:

100% Superwash Merino
Sourced from Canada.
Super squishy glossy base that has both drape and stitch definition.
4 Ply
Available in 100g skeins (approximately 250 yards)

Willow Worsted:

100% Superwash Merino
Sourced from Canada.
Super squishy glossy base that has both drape and stitch definition.
4 Ply
Available in 100g skeins (approximately 185 yards)

January’s Club Colors!

This month’s club colors are inspired by the flora and fauna of Honduras, the third country I lived in as a child. I was fortunate to have homeschooled during that time and spent many hours sitting on the roof of our house eating mangos until my stomach ached! I have many fond memories of my time there. This collection seems timely given the number of migrants fleeing this beautiful country right now. Even when I lived there, a lot of my friends’ moms would travel to the US to work and send money home for their families. Honduras has a history of political upheaval but it also has a thriving eco tourism industry, and I would encourage you, if you’ve ever wanted to visit Central America, to put Honduras on your list! Did you know that the Bay Islands of Honduras have the second largest coral reef after the Great Barrier Reef? Hence the birth of the Aquatic Club…

January Aquatic Club:

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Colorway: King Angelfish
Semisolid: Angelfish Blue

January Ornithology Club:

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Colorway: Wine-throated Hummingbird
Semisolid: Hummingbird Lavender

January Entomology Club:

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Colorway: Malachite Butterfly
Semisolid: Malachite Green

January Botany Club:

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Colorway: Mango
Semisolid: Mango Fruit

Drunk Yarn Club:

Want to receive a Drunk Yarn kit EVERY MONTH? Then sign up for Drunk Yarn Club! Receive a kit in each of our 6 flavors over the course of 6 months! Each kit contains our 100% Superwash Merino bases and dye packets. Choose from Single Skein or Gradient kits, in all of our bases! Available in Spruce Fingering, Spruce Worsted, Willow DK, and Willow Worsted.

This speckled effect was acheived using our new Drunk Yarn dye packets. Simply unwind and lay your pre-soaked skein in a microwave safe dish, fill half way with water (don’t cover the skein), sprinkle the packet onto the skein, and then cook for 2 minute intervals until the water becomes mostly clear and the skein is hot to the touch. Allow to cool.

This speckled effect was acheived using our new Drunk Yarn dye packets. Simply unwind and lay your pre-soaked skein in a microwave safe dish, fill half way with water (don’t cover the skein), sprinkle the packet onto the skein, and then cook for 2 minute intervals until the water becomes mostly clear and the skein is hot to the touch. Allow to cool.

We also updated our Drunk Yarn packaging! The new packaging features packets of powdered dye and citric acid rather than gelatin capsules. These new packets keep your pots and pans tidier and allow you to be more creative with dyeing your yarn (think speckles or adjusting the color to your desired hue).

Here’s what you’ll recieve when you sign up for Drunk Yarn Club:

Month 1: Blue Agave

Month 2: Bourbon

Month 3: Coffee

Month 4: Darjeeling

Month 5: Mojito

Month 6: Sangria

NEW FOR 2019! Mystery Club:

If you love Jennifer Kirchenbauer and Raina Kruus’s gorgeous patterns (designed exclusively for Round Mountain Fibers’s colorways and miniskein bundles) and love our color choices, then this club is for you!

Sign up for a 3 month or 6 month subscription, and receive the following patterns, in order, with yarn in colors we choose specially for you! Choose a club subscription, and tell us about your color preferences, and we’ll send you a kit you’re sure to love! We’ll choose from the colors we have in inventory, including the occasional exclusive monthly club colorway or semisolid if we have extras, and in exchange for your flexibility, we’ll give you the patterns for free!

Love Brioche? Then the Brioche Lovers subscription is for you.
Haven’t mastered Brioche? Choose the Shawls and Wraps subscription!

3 month Brioche Club:

Diamonds Hat by Raina Kruus
Diamonds Shawl by Raina Kruus
Divisionism Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer

6 month Brioche Club:

Diamonds Hat by Raina Kruus
Diamonds Shawl by Raina Kruus
Divisionism Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
One Way or Another Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
Swizzle Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
Awash with Color by Jennifer Kirchenbauer

3 month Shawls and Wraps Club:

Divisionism Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
One Way or Another Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
Swizzle Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer

6 month Shawls and Wraps Club:

Divisionism Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
One Way or Another Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
Swizzle Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
Awash with Color by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
Lava Wrap by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
Oriflamme Shawl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer

For more information on each of these patterns, click HERE to open our patterns page in a separate window.

NEW for 2019! Fan Club:

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Welcome to the first ever Round Mountain Fibers Fan Club!

To become a Fan Club member, subscribe to our Fan Club (6 month and 12 month subscriptions available) to receive one 100g skein of yarn dyed in a colorway we will design together! Choose your base, and don’t worry, if you end up wanting more than 1 skein one month, we’ll have a password protected Fan Club page where you can order additional skeins!

Fan Club members will receive access to a Private Facebook Group, where we will design the color of the month together! We will gather everyone’s ideas through a series of surveys, and you’ll have input into the design as it evolves! For example, we vote on a color preference, then on a dyeing approach, then we’ll vote on mockups dyed up on paper towels. Just like Willow and I do when we design our Club colorways!

This club is not for folks with very specific color and style tastes. This is a club for the adventurous. The lovers of color. The feeders of stashes… or shall I say ‘Yarn Collection Curators’?

December 2018 Newsletter!

HAPPY DECEMBER!

Boy are we busy, so December’s newsletter is short! Here’s what we’ve got for you:

  • December’s Club Colors

  • Free Pattern Recommendations (perfect for club or your stashed Round Mountain Fibers fingering colorways, coordinating semisolids and fade collections).

  • Coupon Code

December’s Club Colors:

Last month’s colors were inspired by the flora and fauna of Ecuador. This month we went to the next country I grew up in: Costa Rica! We hope you are enjoying traveling the world with us!

ORNITHOLOGY CLUB:

Colorway: Green Honeycreeper
Semisolid: Honeycreeper Blue
Fade: Green Honeycreeper Fade Collection

The Green Honeycreeper belongs to a family of birds called Tanagers.

BOTANY CLUB:

Colorway: Passion Flower
Semisolid: Passion Flower Purple
Fade: Passion flower Fade Collection

The beautiful Passionflower ripens into the delicious fruit known as Passionfruit!

ENTOMOLOGY CLUB:

Colorway: Red Bordered Stink Bug
Semisolid: Stink Bug Legs
Fade: Red Bordered Stink Bug Fade Collection

There are over 7000 species of Stink Bugs also commonly known as Shield Bugs!

FREE Patterns:

Here are a few free patterns perfect for pairing our Colorways with Coordinating semisolids. Don’t be afraid to use a colorway and coordinating semisolid in the Chasing Blizzard! Use the colorway for the lace sections.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fancy-mee

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afetos

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chasing-blizzard

These patterns are perfect for our Botany Fade Collections! For the Kindness is Everything shawl, use the fade in reverse, starting with the colorway, and continuing with Fade 2 and 1, then use a 100g skein of the colorway for the lace portion!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fancy-mee

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kindness-is-everything

Coupon Code:

Use coupon code ‘SQUISHY4ME’ for 25% off Mystery Bundles in our seconds shop! Coupon code is valid through 12/18/18. Click the button below to shop now! Mystery bundles come in 50g and 100g skeins, Spruce Fingering or Worsted weight, in Colorways, Semisolids, or a mix of both!

November 2018 Newsletter!

Is it really November already?! It is!!! In this blog post you will find:

  • Details on our Raffle!

  • November’s Club Colors.

  • Some great pattern ideas.

Join the Raffle!

The Round Mountain Fibers raffle is coming soon to a LYS near you! At participating LYSs customers will recieve 1 raffle ticker per skein of Round Mountain Fibers purchased. The prize: a 100g Fingering skein of Round Mountain Fibers! Tickets will be handed out and collected until November 30th, then each participating LYS will draw their winner. If you’d like your LYS to participate in our raffle tell them to contact us ASAP! Click the button below for a list of stores that carry Round Mountain Fibers.

November 2018 Club:

November’s Club is based on the flora and fauna of Ecuador! I decided to venture out of the Northeastern United States for inspiration for the coming months, so we are taking a trip to my childhood home of Ecuador! The biological diversity in Ecuador is tremendous, so I chose plants and animals that I had a personal connection to. I hope you enjoy them!

Ornithology Club:

Colorway: Golden-tailed Sapphire
Semisolid: Hummingbird Purple
Fade Collection: Golden-tailed Sapphire Fade Collection

The Golden-tailed Sapphire Hummingbird is a small bright solitary bird that inhabits Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad, Tobago and Venezuela. They build their nests from soft plant fibers, animal hair, and spider webbing to give the nest elasticity so that it will stretch as the babies grow and need more room. To read more about these amazing little birds click here.

Entomology Club:

Colorway: Green-banded Urania
Semisolid: Urania Green
Fade Collection: Green-banded Urania Fade Collection

The Green-banded Urania Moth is a day-flying moth found in tropical South America. Although this beauty may look like a butterfly there are a few distinct characteristics that differentiate a moth from a butterfly. Moths make cocoons that are wrapped in silk, while butterflies form hard smooth chrysalises and butterfly antennae are thin with club-shaped tips, compared with the feathery or comb-like antennae of moths. You can read more about the Green-banded Urania Moth here and if you’d like to read more about the differences between butterflies and moths you can click here.

Botany Club:

Colorway: Cacao Flower
Semisolid: Cacao Pod
Fade Collection: Cacao Flower Fade Collection

The Cacao tree is an evergreen tree native to the tropical regions of the Americas. Its seeds known as cacao beans are used to make cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and chocolate. The flowers of the Cacao tree bloom directly from the trunk and produce fruit called cacao pods. Each pod is filled with 20-60 seeds and a fleshy fruit which can be eaten or turned into juice and jelly. You can read more about this delicious plant here.

Pattern Ideas:

Do you love our fade collections? If you aren’t sure what to make with yours check out this super cute Pint-Sized So Faded sweater!

Project link: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/sahammel88/so-faded-pint-sized

All of Andrea Mowry’s fade patterns are a perfect match for our fade collections. Here are a few other fade patterns to consider:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fading-point

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dotted-rays---speckled-fade

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fade-in-fade-out-shawl

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/faded-beanie

Here are some fantastic patterns for our Club colorways and coordinating semisolids (or any high contrast combo of colorway and semisolid). The one below is knit up in our ‘Cardinal’ colorway, our first ever club colorway!

Photo by @lynnsch on Ravlery

Photo by @lynnsch on Ravlery

Project link: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/lynnsch/marfa

Then, of course, there’s SOCKS!!! Our Spruce base is fantastic for socks. It’s durable and stretchy and has great stitch definition. Check out this gorgeous pair of socks knit up in one of our Club colorways!

Photo by @itoishi on Ravelry

Photo by @itoishi on Ravelry

Project link: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/itoishi/yamadori

Want to use our fade kits for knitting a family of socks? How about these cute little ankle socks?
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/itoishi/day-off-socks

For our more advanced lace knitters may we recommend these patterns? They look fantastic in our more muted Ornithology colorways and our Botany colorways as well as in all of our semisolids:

https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Leedra/meadow-creek-3

https://www.ravelry.com/projects/rabbitlady/stargazing-mkal-lace-shawl

For a simpler garment that incorporates some lace elements:

https://www.ravelry.com/projects/scarvesandstars/terrain





October 2018 Newsletter!

October 2018 Club Colors:

Ornithology Club:

Colorway: Cedar Waxwing
Semisolid: Waxwing Buff
Fade Collection: Cedar Waxwing Fade Collection

Entomology Club:

Colorway: Juniper Hairstreak
Semisolid: Hairstreak Green
Fade Collection: Juniper Hairstreak Fade Collection

Botany Club:

Colorway: Pitchfork Weed
Semisolid: Pitchfork Weed Stem
Fade Collection: Pitchfork Weed Fade Collection

September 2018 Newsletter!

September 2018 Club Colors:

Ornithology Collection:

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Colorway: 'Costa's Hummingbird'
Semisolid: 'Hummingbird Green'
Fade Collection: 'Costa's Hummingbird' Fade Collection

The Costa's Hummingbird is a very small desert dwelling hummingbird. A mature adult will grow to be 3.5 inches long at most! They live in the deserts of California and Arizona in winter and spring and migrate to coastal California and Baja in the summer.

Entomology Collection:

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Colorway: 'Geometer Caterpillar'
Semisolid: 'Geometer Blue'
Fade Collection: 'Geometer Caterpillar' Fade Collection

The Geometer Caterpillar is the larvae of the Geometer Moth. Their name derives from the Ancient Greek geo γη or γαια meaning 'the earth' and metron μέτρων meaning 'measure' because the caterpillars, or inchworms as we commonly call this species, seem to measure the earth as they move. 

Botany Collection:

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Colorway: 'Skullcap'
Semisolid: 'Skullcap Blue'
Fade Collection: 'Skullcap' Fade Collection

Skullcap is a perennial herb belonging to the mint family. There are over 200 species of Skullcap that are native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Many species of Skullcap are used medicinally to treat conditions such as insomnia, epilepsy, anxiety, fever, inflammation, and rabies! 

For a list of stores that carry Round Mountain Fibers Club click here!

International customers, you can purchase club through our International Outlet Store! Visit our International site by clicking here, we ship worldwide!

We are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to add new bases! If you want to try out a new squishy, sheeny, super soft Worsted base then support our Kickstarter by clicking here! We offer a variety of rewards from Shawl Pins, Brittany Needles, and our beloved Fingering weight yarn! 

The NEW Worsted Kickstarter base dyed in some of our favorite Botany Collection colors! Available in Hopniss, Elderberry, Succulents, Hopniss Flower, Elderberry Purple, and Succulent Green.

The NEW Worsted Kickstarter base dyed in some of our favorite Botany Collection colors! Available in Hopniss, Elderberry, Succulents, Hopniss Flower, Elderberry Purple, and Succulent Green.

July 2018 Newsletter!

Hi Y’all!

We have so much to share with you! Scroll down to see all our new products!

  • New Colorways! Including our new CLUB colors for July!

  • New Miniskein Bundles!

  • New Pattern Kits!

  • New super soft DK Base!

Also we’ve added new social media accounts for Drunk Yarn! So please follow Drunk Yarn on Instagram (@drunk_yarn) and Facebook. And if you’re not familiar with Drunk Yarn, visit our website at www.drunkyarn.com where you can purchase our Drunk Yarn home dyeing kits! You’ll love them. They come in colors inspired by alcoholic beverages, tea, and coffee!

New Colorways:

You may recognize a few of these from Club posts, as all of our new colorways and coordinating semisolids were chosen from our favorite past Club colors!

Here are July's Club Colors!

Left to right:
For the Ornithology Collection: 'Black Bellied Starling' and 'Starling Blue'.
For the Entomology Collection: 'Tigerwing Chrysalis" and "Chrysalis Gold'.
For the Botany Collection: 'Viola' and 'Viola Purple'.

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For a list of shops that carry our yarns, including those who sell online, and those who carry CLUB, visit our Where to Buy page HERE.

If you live outside the US you can purchase any of these colors direct from us through our international outlet store at www.roundmountainfibers.biz

Wish your Local Yarn Shop carried our yarn? Be our embassador! Tell them about our yarn, and if they sign up as one of our wholesale customers, we’ll send you free yarn as a thank you! Just write us and tell us who they are so we can follow up and encourage them to sign up!

New Miniskein Bundles:

We now offer a total of 205 different miniskein bundles!

Fade Collections:

We were so in love with our Club fade collections, we decided to offer a fade in every single colorway we have, across collections! These are perfect for Find-Your-Fade type projects, and are also a great way to spice up easy, beginner knits. Currently available in miniskein fingering and worsted. Available in 100g collections through Club. You can now subscribe to club through one of our LYSs, click HERE to sign up for club!

Coordinating Bundles:

We now offer a coordinating bundle (one colorway with two coordinating semisolids) in both our Entomology and Ornithology collections. These bundles are perfect for anyone who likes stripes, or wants to play with color but is afraid to put together his/her own combinations. Jennifer Kirchenbauer designed her ‘Swizzle Shawl’ specifically for these miniskein bundles. You can purchase the pattern HERE. Or, if you are an international customer, you can purchase the kits at www.roundmountainfibers.biz

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We also offer a coordinating bundle in our Botany Collection. These bundles have one colorway and three coordinating semisolids. Jennifer Kirchenbauer’s ‘Oriflamme Shawl’ was designed specifically for these bundles! We are also offering the Oriflamme kit in Ornithology and Entomology collections. You can purchase this pattern HERE.

International shoppers, shop all our Oriflamme kits HERE.

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We now offer 4-skein coordinating bundles featuring two colorways and two coordinating semisolids across all three collections. Shop Ornithology ‘Birds of a Feather’, Entomology ‘Insect Collections’ and Botany ‘A Walk in the Woods’ available as both miniskien bundles and as kits for Jennifer Kirchenbauer’s ‘Divisionism Shawl’. Of course you can shop the pattern directly HERE.

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As always, we offer the Grays with Pop Color collections, in every single color we offer, both coordinating and semisolid, including all of our new colors! These bundles are perfect for Jennifer Kirchenbauer’s ‘Lava Wrap’! Or, to spice up a basic shawl or scarf design. Purchase the pattern HERE.

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Have a lust for sophisticated Color? We are now offering Botany Collections 1 and 2 in both Colorways and Semisolids for those customers who just can’t get enough of these warm, complex colorways and semisolids. International customers can shop these HERE.

Pattern Kits:

We are so excited to be working with Raina Kruus, an incredibly talented Brioche designer from Estonia! Her garments shone at the TNNA 2018 Fashion Show, and we are looking forward to many more gorgeous garments from her. You can purchase kits for the Diamonds Shawl and Hat from your local LYS! 

International shoppers, shop these kits HERE.

New DK Base:

We are totally in love with our new DK base. It is 100% Superwash Merino, sourced from a Canadian mill. Currently available in our 42 semisolids through our LYSs, you can also purchase our limited edition bundles HERE.

So that’s what’s new! And of cousre, we’re always adding new inventory to our seconds and one-of-a-kind colors at our retail shop at www.roundmountainfibers.com. And, for reading this entire newsletter, here’s a coupon code! Use coupon code ‘IREADIT’ to get 25% off your order. Coupon code is good through the 30th of this month.

 

April 2018 Newsletter!

Hi Round Mountain Fibers Fans!

First, coupon codes! 

International Customers: Use coupon code 'worstedisthebestest' to receive 50% off all Worsted weight yarn on www.roundmountainfibers.biz Coupon code will expire Sunday (April 22nd at Midnight EST)

Retail Customers: When you are done shopping for yarn at www.roundmountainfibers.com, add the Flycatcher hat pattern to your cart and use coupon code 'FREEPATTERN' to receive the pattern for free! Coupon code will expire Sunday (April 22nd at Midnight EST)

We have four 100g Fingering bundles left in the limited edition Night Sky Fade collection! This is the last of this limited edition colorway, so click below to get it! 

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Make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook we post free pattern suggestions on Facebook almost daily, and encourage you to read the pinned post at the top of our page that tells you how you can search for patterns by yarn weight. 

Without further ado, here are the club colors for April and May!

April 2018 Ornithology Club:

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Hermit Thrush and Thrush Taupe

The Hermit Thrush frequents most of Northern and Central America. These little ground foragers can be found scraping around in the foliage for berries, seeds, and insects. 

April 2018 Entomology Club:

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Rosy Maple Moth and Maple Moth Pink

The Rosy Maple Moth is a small North American moth belonging to the family of moths called 'The Great Silk Moths'. They get their name from the fact that they usually live and breed on various species of Maple trees. 

April 2018 Botany Club:

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Snowdrops and Snowdrop Green

Snowdrops also known as Galanthus are a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous plants. They are characterised by two leaves and a single bell like flower with six petals. The three outside petals are large and white, while the three inner petals are smaller and usually have green markings. 

Here is a sneak peek of May's Club! Sign up for club now through your local LYS or through our international website to make sure you receive May's exclusive colors!  

May 2018 Ornithology Club:

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Loon and Loon Maroon

Loons nicknamed 'Divers' in the UK are an acquatic bird found in most of North America and Northern Eurasia. Just like ducks they have webbing between their toes to help them swim and dive better. 

May 2018 Entomology Club:

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Sweat Bee and Bee Blue

Halictidae commonly referred to as 'Sweat Bees' are the second largest family of bees. They are usually metallic in appearance and are often attracted to perspiration but rarely sting! 

May 2018 Botany Club:

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Red Osier and Osier Red

Red Osier is native throughout Northern and Western North America. It is also commonly called, Red Willow, American Dogwood, Redstem Dogwood, and many other names. The twigs and branches of this flowering plant are a brilliant red. 

March 2018 Newsletter!

March Ornithology Club: Northern Gannet and Gannet Pink

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The Northern Gannet are seabirds that nest in colonies as large as 75,000 pairs on both sides of the North Atlantic! They are seasonal migrators and amazing divers.

March Entomology Club: Monarch Chrysalis and Chrysalis Green

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It takes monarchs about one month to go from an egg to a flying adult! Adult monarchs will usually live two to six weeks in the summer time after emerging from their chrysalises. However Monarchs that migrate will live all winter, or about six to nine months!

March Botany Club: Blue-Eyed Grass and Grass Flower

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Blue-Eyed Grass is native throughout North America, and despite its name it is actually a member of the Iris family! This pretty little plant blooms in late spring and early summer.

NEW patterns from Lavish Craft:

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Op Tiki

The Op Tiki Scarf/Cowl features a stunning optical illusion pattern that works well with contrasting colorways and semisolids from our Botany collection. The scarf can also be converted into a cowl via the button detailing.

Click here to purchase the pattern: http://roundmountainfibers.com/patterns/op-tiki-cowlscarf-pattern

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Pass Key Scarf (Worsted)

The lovely pass key scarf pattern is now available in a Worsted version. This eye catching design pairs perfectly with our Botany colorways and semisolids from any of our 3 collections, and will keep you warm any season!

Click here to purchase the pattern: http://roundmountainfibers.com/patterns/pass-key-scarf-worsted

Pass Key Hat

As you can tell we love this pattern, now you can wear it in a hat too!

Click here to purchase the pattern: http://roundmountainfibers.com/patterns/pass-key-hat


We hope you all are healthy and warm! 

Love,
Round Mountain Fibers

 

February 2018 Newsletter!

Want some squishy mail at 50% off retail? Shop www.roundmountainfibers.com!

We have some really fun Mystery Bundles in stock.

We also have some great hat bundles, perfect for knitting up a quick easter hat or child’s sweater!

We have roughly 50 skeins left in our Grammar School fundraiser colorway ‘Wildflowers’, available in 100g skeins in both Fingering and Worsted weight. Buy this beautiful limited-edition colorway, and help support a good cause!

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For our International customers, we are offering a coupon, good for the first week of February! Get 25% off your order at www.roundmountainfibers.com with coupon code ‘Baaa’ :)

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Here are February’s Club offerings! Want to see these in your local LYS? Contact them and ask them to sign up for CLUB! They can get these colorways as long as they sign up by February 5th (club ships out on the 15th). You can sign up for club yourself by visiting https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/yarn-clubs! International customers can sign up for club at www.roundmountainfibers.biz!

The Northern Flicker is part of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America and is one of the few spieces of woodpeckers that migrate. Colorway: Northern Flicker Semisolid: Flicker Red

The Northern Flicker is part of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America and is one of the few spieces of woodpeckers that migrate. Colorway: Northern Flicker Semisolid: Flicker Red

The Candy-Striped Leafhopper is named so not only for its bright stripes of color, but because this tiny bug emits a sweet liquid from its abdomen. Colorway: Candy-Striped Leafhopper Semisolid: Leafhopper Orange 

The Candy-Striped Leafhopper is named so not only for its bright stripes of color, but because this tiny bug emits a sweet liquid from its abdomen. Colorway: Candy-Striped Leafhopper Semisolid: Leafhopper Orange 

The Tulip Poplar is one of the largest native trees to Eastern North America and is the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee! Colorway: Tulip Polar, Semisolid: Poplar Yellow

The Tulip Poplar is one of the largest native trees to Eastern North America and is the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee! Colorway: Tulip Polar, Semisolid: Poplar Yellow

Thank you all for shopping Round Mountain FIbers, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest colorways, projects, coupon codes and free pattern recommendations! 

Love,

Round Mountain Fibers

A Year in Review

2017 was a VERY BUSY year for Round Mountain Fibers! Here are a few highlights:

The New Studio!

We were quickly outgrowing our little studio, and desperately needed running water for the winter months. So we launched our Kickstarter campaign in late spring to help fund the move to a new, larger studio with running water! We raised $13,526 from 290 wonderful backers, who purchased our Kickstarter colorways to help fund this project. We’re still working on getting settled in the new studio, and no doubt will be rearranging the furniture for a while to come!

The Old Studio 

The Old Studio 

Brrrr! 

Brrrr! 

The basement undergoing construction to make way for our new studio!

The basement undergoing construction to make way for our new studio!

The new studio! Yay!

The new studio! Yay!

Another shot of the new basement! 

Another shot of the new basement! 

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100g Fingering Kickstarter Fade Collection

Monica knitting with the Kickstarter Fade Collection!

Monica knitting with the Kickstarter Fade Collection!

NEW: Botany and Entomology Collections:

We launched our new Botany and Entomology collections in time for the Summer TNNA show in Columbus, Ohio, adding 6 new colorways and 8 coordinating semisolids to each of these new collections, as well as added 3 new CLUB offerings:

The Entomology Collection Colorways. Left Column from top to bottom: Hubbard's Caterpillar, Cecropia Caterpillar, and Praying Mantis. Right Column from top to bottom: Luna Moth, Burnet Moth, and Leaf Hopper.

The Entomology Collection Colorways. Left Column from top to bottom: Hubbard's Caterpillar, Cecropia Caterpillar, and Praying Mantis. Right Column from top to bottom: Luna Moth, Burnet Moth, and Leaf Hopper.

The Entomology Collection Semisolids, Caterpillar Purple, Caterpillar Blue, Leaf Hopper Blue, Luna Blue, Mantis Green, Mantis Yellow, Caterpillar Orange, and Burnet Pink.

The Entomology Collection Semisolids, Caterpillar Purple, Caterpillar Blue, Leaf Hopper Blue, Luna Blue, Mantis Green, Mantis Yellow, Caterpillar Orange, and Burnet Pink.

The Botany Collection Colorways. Left Column from top to bottom: Jack in the Pulpit, Elderberry, and Wild Mustard. Right Column from top to bottom: California Poppy, Prickly Pear Cactus, and Succulents.

The Botany Collection Colorways. Left Column from top to bottom: Jack in the Pulpit, Elderberry, and Wild Mustard. Right Column from top to bottom: California Poppy, Prickly Pear Cactus, and Succulents.

The Botany Collection Semisolids, Elderberry Purple, Cactus Fruit, Pulpit Berry Red, Poppy Orange, Mustard Yellow, Pulpit Green, Succulent Green, and Pulpit Brown.

The Botany Collection Semisolids, Elderberry Purple, Cactus Fruit, Pulpit Berry Red, Poppy Orange, Mustard Yellow, Pulpit Green, Succulent Green, and Pulpit Brown.

November's Botany Club: Fade Collection in Black Tacca, Colorway in Black Tacca, and Coordinating Semisolid in Tacca Blue.

November's Botany Club: Fade Collection in Black Tacca, Colorway in Black Tacca, and Coordinating Semisolid in Tacca Blue.

CLUB 2017:

2017 was the year of the club subscription! Here are all the gorgeous club offerings from all three collections. They were very well received, and we really enjoyed making new colors every month!

June 2017 Club (left to right) Tanager Green & Green Headed Tanager, Wasp Purple & Cuckoo Wasp, and Lilac Purple & Lilac.

June 2017 Club (left to right) Tanager Green & Green Headed Tanager, Wasp Purple & Cuckoo Wasp, and Lilac Purple & Lilac.

July 2017 Club (top to bottom) Nuthatch & Nuthatch Blue, Blue Cohash & Cohash Blue, and Horned Caterpillar & Caterpillar Orange.

July 2017 Club (top to bottom) Nuthatch & Nuthatch Blue, Blue Cohash & Cohash Blue, and Horned Caterpillar & Caterpillar Orange.

August 2017 Club (left to right) Cecropia Moth & Cecropia Pink, Merganser & Merganser Brown, and Helleborine Orchid and Orchid Green.

August 2017 Club (left to right) Cecropia Moth & Cecropia Pink, Merganser & Merganser Brown, and Helleborine Orchid and Orchid Green.

September 2017 Club (left to right) Hopniss & Hopniss Flower, Rufous Red & Rufous Tailed Hummingbird, and Leopard Moth & Leopard Moth Blue.

September 2017 Club (left to right) Hopniss & Hopniss Flower, Rufous Red & Rufous Tailed Hummingbird, and Leopard Moth & Leopard Moth Blue.

October 2017 Club (left to right) Jewel Weed & Jewel Weed Stem, Barn Owl & Owl Brown, and Caterpillar Green & Monarch Caterpillar .

October 2017 Club (left to right) Jewel Weed & Jewel Weed Stem, Barn Owl & Owl Brown, and Caterpillar Green & Monarch Caterpillar .

November 2017 Club (top to bottom) Violet Backed Starling & Starling Pink, Black Tacca & Tacca Blue, and Bush Grasshopper & Grasshopper Purple.

November 2017 Club (top to bottom) Violet Backed Starling & Starling Pink, Black Tacca & Tacca Blue, and Bush Grasshopper & Grasshopper Purple.

December 2017 Club (left to right) Pine Grosbeak & Grosbeak Gray, Dragonfly & Dragonfly Blue, and Juniper & Juniper Berry.

December 2017 Club (left to right) Pine Grosbeak & Grosbeak Gray, Dragonfly & Dragonfly Blue, and Juniper & Juniper Berry.

Pattern Support:

We continued to offer pattern suggestions through Facebook, and made those pattern suggestions searchable with hashtags #RMFfingering etc. To search our suggestions, see the post pinned to the top of our FB page!  

Here are a few examples of gorgeous garments knit up in our yarns in 2017: 

Pattern:  Miss Winkle  by Martina Behm   Knit by: Tina (Ravelry:  Tinoose ) Collection: Entomology Colorway: Cecropia Caterpillar

Pattern: Miss Winkle by Martina Behm  
Knit by: Tina (Ravelry: Tinoose)
Collection: Entomology
Colorway: Cecropia Caterpillar

Pattern:  Terrain  by Janina Kallio Knit by: Danielle (Ravelry:  scarvesandstars ) Collection: Botany Colorway: Elderberry

Pattern: Terrain by Janina Kallio
Knit by: Danielle (Ravelry: scarvesandstars)
Collection: Botany
Colorway: Elderberry

Pattern:  Reyna  by Noora Laivola Knit by: Elizabeth (Ravelry:  atlasphere ) Collection: Ornithology Colorway: Dark Eyed Junco

Pattern: Reyna by Noora Laivola
Knit by: Elizabeth (Ravelry: atlasphere)
Collection: Ornithology
Colorway: Dark Eyed Junco

Pattern:  Find Your Fade  by Andrea Mowry Knit by: Sarah (Ravelry:  sparker ) Collection: Ornithology Colorways: Rosy Finch Purple, Black Rosy Finch, Cardinal Brown, Pink Browed Rose Finch, Rose Finch Brown, Mot Mot, Jay Green

Pattern: Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Knit by: Sarah (Ravelry: sparker)
Collection: Ornithology
Colorways: Rosy Finch Purple, Black Rosy Finch, Cardinal Brown, Pink Browed Rose Finch, Rose Finch Brown, Mot Mot, Jay Green

Pattern:  Puerperium Cardigan  by Kelly Van Niekerk Knit by: Hannah (Ravelry:  birchhl ) Collection: Ornithology Colorway: Blue Jay and Jay Blue

Pattern: Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Van Niekerk
Knit by: Hannah (Ravelry: birchhl)
Collection: Ornithology
Colorway: Blue Jay and Jay Blue

Trunk Show and collaboration with Jennifer Kirchenbauer:

We discovered the work of the incredibly talented Jennifer Kirchenbauer, who designed a series of really fun, elegant, and unique garments to showcase our yarns! Her garments are currently on tour with the Round Mountain Fibers Trunk show, and have made an appearance at Vogue Knitting live, Seattle, as well as Vogue Knitting Live, NYC! We are super excited about her work, and are offering kits through our LYSs, as well as our International Outlet Store.

The Pass Key Scarf knit and designed by Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft. 

The Pass Key Scarf knit and designed by Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft. 

The Pass Key Scarf pattern kit in Wild Mustard and Succulents.

The Pass Key Scarf pattern kit in Wild Mustard and Succulents.

The Oriflamme Shawl knit and designed by Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft.

The Oriflamme Shawl knit and designed by Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft.

The Oriflamme Shawl pattern kit in Prickly Pear Cactus Collection (Prickly Pear Cactus, Cactus Fruit, Mustard Yellow, and Pulpit Green)

The Oriflamme Shawl pattern kit in Prickly Pear Cactus Collection (Prickly Pear Cactus, Cactus Fruit, Mustard Yellow, and Pulpit Green)

The Divisionism Shawl knit and designed by Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft.

The Divisionism Shawl knit and designed by Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft.

The Divisionism Shawl pattern kit in Bird's of a Feather #8 (House Finch, Bunting Brown, Finch Blush, and Anna's Hummingbird)

The Divisionism Shawl pattern kit in Bird's of a Feather #8 (House Finch, Bunting Brown, Finch Blush, and Anna's Hummingbird)

To see where the Trunk Show is going next, CLICK HERE!

We Launched our International Outlet Store!

As a wholesale business, our priority has always been our relationship with our Local Yarn Shops, as they are the reason we’re in business! However, we did need an outlet for our seconds and one-of-a-kind experimental colorways. So we launched our Seconds Store through www.roundmountainfibers.com. We discovered that we had a significant fan base in Canada, and after being in touch with several Canadian LYSs we realized that the exchange rate and cost of importing made the sale of our yarns prohibitive for Canadian shops. So we decided to launch our International Outlet Store, at www.roundmountainfibers.biz so that we could offer all of our products to our international fans. We’re super excited about this venture, and look forward to shipping our yarn all over the world. So far, we’ve shipped to countries far and wide, including Australia, Vietnam and Germany!  

New for 2018!

We are super excited about our NEW Pooling Semisolids for 2018! These are yet another monthly club option available to our LYSs (and to our international customers)! Pooling Semisolids have a greater range of shades in each skein, for a more nuanced semisolid, with pools of color throughout:

Bittersweet Berry and Bittersweet Berry Pooling Semisolid.

Bittersweet Berry and Bittersweet Berry Pooling Semisolid.

Dogbane Blue and Dogbane Blue Pooling Semisolid.

Dogbane Blue and Dogbane Blue Pooling Semisolid.

Bee-Eater Blue and Bee-Eater Blue Pooling Semisolid.

Bee-Eater Blue and Bee-Eater Blue Pooling Semisolid.

We had lots of giveaways this year and look forward to many more in 2018! Here are a few examples of the beautiful yarn we gave away this year!

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Here is our CURRENT Facebook giveaway: 

Win this yarn for you and a friend! See giveaway details below!

Win this yarn for you and a friend! See giveaway details below!

Win this yarn for you and a friend! See giveaway details below!

Win this yarn for you and a friend! See giveaway details below!

Want to win this FREE yarn? All you have to do is:

1. Like our Page

2. Tag a friend who would love to win free yarn.

When we reach 5,000 'likes' on Facebook, we'll give you AND your friend this yarn!

Each skein contains 400 yards of hand-dyed superwash Merino deliciousness. One is our regular semisolid, and the other is our NEW for 2018 Pooling Semisolid!

2017 Holiday Newsletter!

Happy Holidays everyone! 

Here is the December Club round up...

Ornithology: Pine Grosbeak and Grosbeak Gray

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Entomology: Dragonfly and Dragonfly Blue

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Botany: Juniper and Juniper Berry

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We have added a lot of Club extras and new seconds/one of a kinds to our retail shop! Shop them here: www.roundmountainfibers.com/retail-shop

Through this weekend only (ends 12/17) use code 'INTERNATIONAL' for 25% off your order at our International Outlet Store! We are now shipping all over the world! Shop them here: www.roundmountainfibers.biz

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with warm beverages, cheery companions, and lots of squishy yarn! 

 

November 2017 Newsletter!

It’s November, which has been cold, flu and general ickiness season for us here at Round Mountain Fibers. So, without further ado, I give you November’s Club colors which have all shipped out to participating LYSs! Check here to see if your local yarn shop carries our club colors! And if they dont, click here, Scratch Makerspace offers a monthly yarn subscription with our club colors through their website! 

November’s club draws its inspiration from a warmer climate: National Park Gorongosa, in Mozambique. When the weather gets cold, and the hard frosts come, and everything is just a little bit too cold and windy for my taste, I like to snuggle up with Bunny and watch documentaries about warmer climates. I found a delightful series on youtube complete with a compelling soundtrack, intimate portraits of beautiful creatures, and the droning voice of the narrator that painted a picture of incredible hope and rebirth in a country ravaged by civil war. If this sort of thing appeals to you, you might want to check out the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTUPbK5NNo&t=447s.  And to learn more about this incredible national park, go to www.gorongosa.org.


November’s Ornithology Club:

Colorway and Fade Collection: ‘Violet Backed Starling’

Semisolid: ‘Starling Pink’

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November’s Botany Club:

Colorway and Fade Collection: ‘Black Tacca’

Semisolid: ‘Tacca Blue’

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November’s Entomology Club:

Colorway and Fade Collection: ‘Bush Grasshopper’

Semisolid ‘Grasshopper Purple’

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Our Trunk Show has begun it’s journey around the country! It made it’s debut with Wildfibers at Seattle Vogue Knitting Live, and is now en route to The Knitting Post, in Santa Clara Utah. Click here to see where the Trunk Show is heading next!

Well, it is time for us to curl up with some throat coat tea, and weather this nasty cold.

Meanwhile, we are pretty well stocked, and encourage you to place an order for the holidays! Check out our retail shop for mystery bundles, roving, art batts, and more!

October 2017 Newsletter!

Oh my goodness, there is so much going on at Round Mountain Fibers!

Of course there is the usual excitement of another month of Club. This month’s colorways are:

Wish YOU could subscribe to club? Now you can! Our wonderful LYS, Scratch, is now offering Round Mountain Fibers club subscriptions online! Check them out and sign up for Club at: https://www.scratchmakerspace.com/collections/yarn-clubs

We are also super excited to announce our First Ever Traveling Trunk Show! The trunk show will be making its debut at Vogue Knitting Live, thanks to our wonderful Washington LYS: Wildfibers! The trunk show will travel all over the US, spending two weekends at each shop. The show features 7 gorgeous fingering weight patterns from the very talented Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft. We’ll be posting updates on Facebook, and will be posting a Trunk Show calendar on our website http://roundmountainfibers.com/trunk-show/.

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As you know, if you’ve been following us on Facebook, and/or contributed to our Kickstarter campaign, we are working on building a New Studio! The cement trucks are coming on Thursday morning, and we are so excited! This new, much-needed space will allow us to work more efficiently, as well as allow us to expand our offerings (more on that next month)!

With all this growth we needed some help. Drum roll please… We’d like you to join us in extending a warm welcome Sofia, Selena, and Selena’s adorable dog Bianca!

 

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Finally, we’d like to invite you to purchase all the patterns from our Trunk Show here! http://roundmountainfibers.com/patterns


And as always, purchase Round Mountain Fibers seconds, club leftovers, and one-of-a-kind colorways at 50% off at http://roundmountainfibers.com/retail-shop/. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/roundmountainfibers and Instagram @roundmountainfibers for additional weekly coupon codes!

September 2017 Newsletter!

Happy September!

Here are your CLUB colorways for the month:

For The Ornithology Club, we have the ‘Rufous Tailed Hummingbird’, and coordinating semisolid ‘Rufous Red’. For The Ornithology Club, we have the ‘Rufous Tailed Hummingbird’, and coordinating semisolid ‘Rufous Red’. The Rufous-Tailed hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird that breeds from East-Central Mexico, through Central America and Colombia, east to western Venezuela and south through western Ecuador to near the border with Peru. I am famiiar with this hummingbird, as I grew up in Central and South America! So this one is a childhood favorite.

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For the Entomology Club we have the ‘Giant Leopard Moth’ and brilliant blue coordinating semisolid ‘Leopard Moth Blue’. The Giant Leopard Moth is dramatic: It is a pure white, covered with brilliant blue and turquoise spots ringed with black. The Giant Leopard Moth is similar to the Rufous Hummingbird in that it ranges far and wide: From Ontario, Canada, to the Southern and Eastern United States, through New England, and south from Mexico to Panama!

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For the Botany Club we have one of my favorite local wildflowers: ‘Hopniss’ and it’s coordinating semisolid ‘Hopniss Flower’. Known locally as the Ground Nut, the roots of the Hopniss vine bear round tubers like strings of pearls. These tubers are edible with some simple preparation (I like them boiled, peeled, then fried) and were a significant part of the Native summer/fall diet of this place we now call New England.

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Coupon Codes:

Love a deal? Tune in to Facebook at noon on September 4th, where I will go live, and give you a Birthday Edition coupon code for 38% off your next order from our seconds store! That’s 38% off our seconds, one-of-a-kinds and club leftovers, many of which are already marked 50% off! So make sure your facebook account is set to notify you when I go live!

August 2017 Newsletter!

Oh my goodness this newsletter is LATE!
Good thing you guys are all so wonderful and understanding ;)

So what’s new for August? Our August club colorways and coordinating semisolids, of course!

August’s club colorways and semisolids were all based on living things I saw in my own backyard this month!

The ‘Helleborine Orchid’ and coordinating ‘Orchid Green’ from the Botany Club are inspired by the delicate native orchid I found growing in the middle of my vegetable garden, where it’s been popping up every year. I love it’s muted elegance.

 

 

The ‘Merganser’ and ‘Merganser Brown’ from the Ornithology Club are inspired by a slim-beaked duck that lives in the rivers and streams of my neck of the woods. I was pleased as punch to see a family of them feeding at the edge of the Meadows (my favorite spot in the world) as I went paddling by in my kayak.
 


The ‘Cecropia Moth’ and ‘Cecropia Pink’ from the Entomology Club are inspired by the beautiful moth of that name. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see a photo of one that stopped by to visit me one evening as I enjoyed some live music at our local pub and brewery.


Though the days have been scorchers, the evenings have started to get crisp here in Southern Vermont. This month’s colors are perfect for Fall. They’re also ideal for those awesome Fade projects that are so popular right now! This month’s club colors are all based in a similar palette. Use them all together, for a gorgeous Find your Fade shawl.

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Wish you could subscribe to club? You CAN! Scratch Makerspace now offers Club subscriptions online!!! Visit https://www.scratchmakerspace.com/collections/yarn-clubs to sign up!

Our latest Coupon Code is available by participating in our latest game of Coupon Code Tag! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/roundmountainfibers/photos/a.186091144922919.1073741827.181361642062536/685023701696325/?type=3&theater

 

Have a wonderful day, and we’ll be checking in again soon, with our September newsletter!


In the meanwhile, why not treat yourself to one of our awesome Mystery Bundles, always 50% off retail at www.roundmountainfibers.com! We all need a little squishy surprise in the mail once in a while!

New for Summer 2017!

Welcome to our new Blog! We decided that a searchable blog made a heck-of-a-lot more sense than our old mailing list. We hope you enjoy it!

If you weren’t aware, we have:

  • Hashtags on our Facebook Page, making it easier to find pattern ideas. Please see the post pinned to the top of our Facebook Page for a list of searchable hashtags! Facebook: RoundMountainFibers
     

  • An Instagram account. If you only follow us on Facebook, consider following us on Instagram as well! Instagram: roundmountainfibers

New products, pages, kits, collections and patterns:

  • NEW across all of the collections: 50g Worsted mini-skeins! ALL of our colorways and semisolids are now available in both Fingering AND Worsted miniskeins! Kit them up with your favorite Worsted pattern, or visit our Facebook Page for some pattern ideas! 

  • NEW COLLECTIONS! Haven’t checked out all our new colorways and semisolids? Visit our website to browse the new and exciting Entomology and Botany collections! Each feature 6 brand new colorways and 8 coordinating semisolids.
     
  • The Entomology Collection is bright and flashy, perfect for those of you wanting to add a little excitement to your knitting life!
  • The Botany Collection, in contrast, is a dark and moody palette. These colorways offer those of you who prefer a more subtle palette the opportunity to bring a little splash of fun and unpredictable into your work! These colorways are dyed using a very different (and labor intensive) process that makes each skein an individual work of art, with splashes and splotches of color, mixing and separating with minimal pooling and striping.  
  • NEW for Drunk Yarn: A new website, www.drunkyarn.com, with clear directions and photographs to guide you through dyeing your own yarn! This includes instructions for our NEW Drunk Yarn Gradient kits. These kits contain Three 50g miniskeins, for a total of 150g to dye to make a lovely gradient! These gradient kits are available in BOTH fingering and worsted weights.
  • New Mini-skein Collections: In addition to our Gradient Gray Collections (offered across all three collections -Ornithology, Entomology and Botany- in both Fingering and Worsted mini-skeins) we have:

    -18 new Ornithology Mini-skein Collections featuring each of our Ornithology colorways, and two coordinating semisolids. 

    -9 new ‘Birds of a Feather’ collections, featuring two colorways and two coordinating semisolids. 
  • New Kits! The very popular ‘One Way or Another’ shawl, featured at the TNNA fashion show, and designed by the very talented Jennifer Kirchenbauer of LavishCraft, is now available at your favorite LYS as a kit, along with her lovely worsted weight ‘Squelch’ cowl, and the elegant ‘Lava’ Wrap! Feeling thrifty? Purchase the patterns here, and then purchase the yarn through our Seconds Store! Just specify that the yarn is for one of these three patterns, and we’ll put together the perfect combination!
     
  • New Clubs! Club allows your Local Yarn Shop the opportunity to carry an exclusive, brand new colorway and coordinating semisolid in all three of our collections (Ornithology, Entomology and Botany)! In addition to those clubs, we’ve now added a new Miniskein Fade Collection! For a list of participating stores, go here

 

As always, shop for seconds and one-of-a-kind colorways through our online store, at www.roundmountainfibers.com. Happy knitting! Or crocheting, or weaving, or tatting, or spinning, or felting, or macrameing… is that even a verb? If it isn’t it should be.