And you may have noticed a re-branding of Dubai Knits. Or maybe not. But I was so happy to have come across Katie and Brittany of Kaba Creative who worked up the new logos for the shop. I could not be happier! They are a wonderful team to work with, they get me, they get what I needed to say with a simple image. If you need to get creative, take a fresh turn and revive the image for your business, then do not hesitate to contact these ladies. You will not regret trusting them!
On to other things, with the new logos come a shop update. Yay! I have neglected the shop for far too long and it’s time I correct that. I will now have a separate stock for what goes listed here online and what my local knitting group, the UAE Amiras can get their grabby hands on (no really, I love them all to bits!). That way, I don’t have to worry about not being able to fulfill orders if the yarns are out being squished by the Amiras.
I have been dyeing up yarn and saving them for this shop update. I hope you will like what I bring. Luna will be re-stocked along with Moonbeams, Solis, Cloud Nine and Scrolls. Good old Superwash DK has had a re-branding too! It is now called Aura, but it is still the same squishy, sproingy 100% superwash merino that it has always been.
That’s all for now, just bringing you up to speed on what has been happening and what you can look forward to. Thank you and see you on Monday for the shop update.
It’s good to be back!
The shop has new yarns and new colourways, so please go check it out. Link is here, or you can click on the dropdown menu above that says “Shop”.
New things include new colourways for Luna and new yarns, yay! The shop now has mini-skeins, yes. From the same base as Luna so those how have knitted with this stuff will know what it’s about. They are a delight to dye! I can probably dye a truckload of minis all day. I call them Moonbeams, you know, because Luna. See what I did there?
I am also excited to bring to Dubai a squishy, luscious merino/nylon blend from Atelier Zitron. Their sock yarn is just amazing, it blooms like nobody’s business once it’s soaked so prepare for the squish! Anya has 435 generous yards in her 100g skeins. You would not regret knitting with this yarn, it’s like clouds in your hands. Seriously.
Also, sock blanks. What?! I initially brought the base for my own personal consumption but I thought it was selfish of me not to share, so here you go. Scrolls, double-knit goodness of merino/nylon blend that is dyed so that hopefully your pair of socks will have identical colours.
And, finally, for now anyway, sport weight yarn. Solis is a high-twist, plump 100% superwash merino yarn. It soaks up dye really well and I am looking forward to dyeing some more tomorrow, so expect new colours soon.
As always, contact me if you have any questions or would like a custom-dyed set of yarns.
A lot of yarns are going to their new homes soon – thanks to everyone who supported the sale today.
Still plenty more left and the good stuff is yet to come. And by good stuff I mean the silk-blends. I could go post them now but I wanted to take better photos of the yarn so you can appreciate them better.
Faith, Hope and Love and Pure of Heart skeins will be posted soon.
Keep an eye out for them!
Thank you for your patience.
It took a little longer than I anticipated, but the yarns in stock are now all accounted for. Fresh start, new season, new ideas, so we’re having a sale. The listings are for all yarns in stock, available only in quantities as stated, which are on sale until stocks last.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you very much for your continued support of my little shop. Happy knitting!
It’s still officially winter here in Dubai and it’s knitter’s paradise! We in the sandpit get a very small window of opportunity to wear the woolen blend handknits that we make all year so when the weather drops down below 25 degrees, you bet the handknits come out!
It’s not as cold as previous winters, and definitely laughable compared to the bitter winter those in the northern hemisphere have to endure year after year, but a 20C day is a heck of a lot better than the 50C we have to suffer through during the summer months. So, you can forgive us for wanting winter to last just another week longer.
Since we only really get two types of weather here: hellfire and balmy, we do not get spring, or fall. We get something that resembles spring and that is a very narrow frame of time when the cold of winter leaves and the heat of summer arrives, so we make the most of it. This year, it’s all about cleaning up for me. My health, my exercise routine (or at least start one!), my eating habits, my work habits, and most specially the shop. It’s not easy managing this with a full-time job on the side, but I am grateful for each and every one of you who continue to support my little endeavour, most specially the local knitting group in the UAE, my Knitting Amiras. I would not still be doing this if not for you, honestly.
I want to keep going. I want to keep dyeing yarn, even if it’s for my own personal stash. I’ve taken the stock out of listing as I, once again, do an inventory and decide how to move forward. I would like to clear the current stock, and in order to do so, I believe the best way is to offer a clean-out sale.
So, watch this space while I figure out the best way to do this.
Thank you, once again, for your continued support.
Dubai Knits was pleased to be part of a Knitting Workshop with reMADE DXB. Yesterday was Day 1 of the cable and eyelet hat workshop. The participants each had a choice of one skein from this bowl of Superwash DK, most colourways dyed specially for the workshop.
A few new colourways are added for Luna, Superwash DK and Faith, Hope and Love.
Limited skeins available online only so grab them while they’re here.
A most wonderful thing has happened. The lovely Theresa of reMADE DXB approached me a while ago to ask if I was interested in doing a knitting workshop. I could hardly contain my excitement but had to play it cool, as you do. After a few evenings of frantic PM’ing and emailing and Whatsapping, we have now set the dates for the workshop.
The workshop will be held on the 21st and 28th Nov from 11am at the reMADE studio in Al Barsha. The studio is located at 1/F Objects & Elements, Opp Al Serkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Dubai Knits will provide the yarn for the workshop, using the Superwash DK base. And here’s a peek at the colours lined up for the workshop:
This is perfect for confident beginners and intermediate knitters who want to learn cables, seamless knitting in the round and other new techniques to add to their knitting arsenal. All materials will be provided, you just need to bring your knit game on!
In this 2 part workshop, knitting apprentices will be learning how to knit cable/use cable needles whilst practicing already established basic skills. Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or not, this hat inspired by the original Hermione Hearts Ron with cables and eyelets is perfect for Autumn/Winter nights camping, for our friends and family abroad or that quick getaway to chillier climes.
For full details of the workshop and pricing, please visit this link.
Dubai Knits gets around town. I thought I’d start posting skeins of yarn photographed around its name sake. To start us off, this was the table at the most recent get together of the UAE Amiras. It’s not unusual to find someone has tipped over the contents of my yarn bag and piled up or lined up the skeins on the table.
My yarn babies have travelled to quite a few countries around the world, and if you have a skein or two with you and you are not in the UAE, would you post a photo of your Dubai Knits skein showing a landmark where you are right now? Don’t worry, UAE folks, there is something special cooking up for you.
There might be something pretty in it for you. Please use #dubaiknitstravels across all social media. I’ll pick a winner at random at the end of June 2015.
Thank you for giving my yarn babies a home.
Charmaine, a fellow Filipina knitter who found me on my old Etsy shop gave a wee shout-out on her blog today. Thank you for the kind words, and for sharing photos of that gorgeous Travelling Fern Lace wrap, knitted out of Pure of Heart lace. Winter Berries was one of my first colourways. I used to do a lot of semi-solid shades before because I was too scared of mixing the wrong colours and ending up with yucky browns.
You can read about Charmaine’s sweet blog post here.
There are a few skeins of Pure of Heart lace in stock in the shop right now, here are a couple of my personal favourites: