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’?