Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Patterns for Ivy Brambles Yarns

It has been a great year for our yarns so far with many new designs.

The absolutely amazing Oceans Edge Silk Shawl by Jocre Arts uses one skein of our Pure Silk yarn and attracted the most interest at Stitches East last month.

The Oceans Edge shawl measures 78" x 38" and is shown in our Friars Bay colorway. A luxurious triangular shawl showing the pull of the soft waves washing over the rippled sand at the ocean’s edge. This spectacular design is both breathtaking and fun to knit!

For the crocheter we have added two new crochet designs, the Split Shell Silk scarf in our Pure Silk, and two designs using our sock yarns.

The Split Shell Scarf is light and airy, while also being warm and very soft!

Crocheted in a lacy “Split Shell” design this scarf can be made to any length.

Pure silk luxury!

Our Swing vest is an easy crocheted loose fitting swing style vest worked in a lacy "split shell" stitch and features a spiral loop closure.

The vest uses three skeins of Ivy Brambles Sockscene and is shown here in our Autumn Flame colorway.

Another great design by Janet Magnuson.

Another great design by Janet Magnuson is the Woven Knit cowl. This adjustable cowl drapes beautifully, and is wonderfully soft and lightweight. The stitch resembles woven fabric and is knit as a simple rectangle. Crochet flowers and loops or I-cord and buttons are added as fasteners.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New T Shirt Designs, Tote Bags and Lower Prices

We have been working hard on new designs, sizes and T Shirts and on lowering our cost basis for our products.

We have significantly reduced our T Shirt production costs and these are now being passed on directly to our retailers and customers.

We have new T shirt styles (V Neck and Long Sleeve) and have expanded sizes on the short sleeve T shirts to include youth sizes.

Three new designs have been added to the shirt line, two Knit-New-Baby and Witches were previously available only on the greeting cards, and "Spinning With Friends" Dizzy is a totally new design. Three more brand new designs will follow for the Winter season.

Two new lines of tote bags are also new. The boat tote which features a full gusset, popper closure and front pocket, and the everyday tote which is generous in size and fully gussetted.

We have not been standing still on our yarn lines either. We have added a few new colors to our sock, silk and worsted lines and are busy working on new patterns for this season.