We will be having a mini-update tomorrow, August 20 at 2:00 pm PDT.
If you follow us on Instagram, you may have already seen a few glimpses of this gorgeous shawl in progress. Justyna (@letesknits) posted her pattern notes and invited us all to knit along with her.
There has been so much interest in the yarn that we will be holding a mini-update this Thursday, accepting pre-orders for this colourway only: Concrete and Tulips shawl striping.
The pattern will be available soon as a free download on the Lete's Knits blog. The shawl can be knit with either the regular or XL skein. The sample shown requires one regular (115 g) skein.
After this update, our online shop will be quiet for several weeks as we prepare for Knit City in Vancouver Oct 3-4. Our next online update will be in mid-October.
Our shop will be open for pre-orders this Sunday, March 29, at 3:00 Pacific Time.
We are celebrating the arrival of a big order of our custom Merino/Cashmere yarn base by offering all our colourways in any striping pattern (classic or shawl) and any size (regular or XL), all in our luxe MCN Fingering yarn.
Since this is a pre-order, yarn may take 6-8 weeks to ship.
Also, please be aware that, after much hand-wringing, we have switched payment gateways and so are no longer accepting PayPal. You can pay using VISA, MasterCard or American Express (debit or credit cards), and all payment info will be securely handled by Stripe.
Wow. Thanks so much for your support! This round of pre-orders just flew right out the door. If you have emailed me, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
As always, we have learned a few things today that will help the next update go more smoothly. Plus, we have a big custom shipment of base yarn arriving in a couple weeks (wohoo!) which will mean we can step things up in the dyeing studio.
Anyway. Thanks for being awesome.
We will be opening up pre-orders this Saturday, February 21, at noon PST.
We will be accepting pre-orders for all our colourways. Large (~600 yd) skeins of our shawl yarn will be available in our gorgeous MCN base, and regular (~400 yd) skeins of our classic/sock yarn will be available in our soft-but-sturdy Merino Twist base.
All yarn will be dyed-to-order, so please keep in mind it may take 6-8 weeks for orders to ship.
If you'd like to do some window shopping ahead of time, you can check out our colour ways here. The bar across the bottom of each image shows the striping pattern.
Our last few updates have sold out quickly and we've had several requests for tips on how to snag a few skeins. I don't think I have any brilliant insights for you, but here are a few thoughts:
1. Check the website right at noon. If you get there a minute or two early, refresh your browser until you see the new products.
2. Pre-order products will appear at the bottom of the home page - one for shawls and one for classic yarn. Choose the one you are interested in, and then select your colourway on the product page.
3. Once you've filled your cart, proceed quickly to the checkout. Have your payment info handy. [Digression: It feels crappy to have items disappear from your cart, or to have PayPal tell you, at the final second, that the products are sold out. It's an unfortunate and unavoidable part of selling and buying things online. I do apologize for any frustrations. We are working our way towards bigger and more frequent updates so this becomes less of an issue!]
See you Saturday!
Surfacing quickly here to say a belated but heartfelt thank you to everyone who stopped by the shop, pre-ordered some yarn or sent me an email. It has been an exciting few weeks around here!
Which brings me to some shop notes:
Sorry if you emailed me and are still awaiting a reply. I hope to get caught up soon.
If you pre-ordered a skein of shawl yarn in Concrete and Tulips, your yarn will ship within 6-8 weeks of placing your order. That's what it says on the product page (here) but, unfortunately, not what it said in the automated email confirming your order. I completely forgot to update that email when I set up the pre-order and I do apologize for any confusion that caused.
Finally, I have not set a date yet for our next shop update. As soon as we work through our current backlog - most likely mid-January. I will announce it here and via our newsletter. the next shop update will be a big pre-order for shawl yarn in all of our colour ways.
And finally-finally, I finally cast off and blocked the shawl I've been knitting on for a few months now. Cladonia by Kristin Kapur in the Olive Branch colourway. It's pretty much perfect if I do say so myself.