Join the Indie Indulgence club for a year-long exploration of great indie designers and beautiful yarns. You will receive a new, previously unpublished sweater pattern and corresponding yarn in March, June, September and December – a package at each season. The Club offers a range of projects – vest, pullover, cardigan and tunic length pullover. Each one is exclusive to the club for 6 months! The designers are wonderful independent pattern designers that we know you will love just as much as we do.
You will also receive a special surprise from us with each package, and as a club member you will become part of a great community of knitters. Meet with club members at a monthly event to share your progress, get support, and socialize! Membership in the Indie Indulgence Club will get you access to these exclusive meet ups!
The fine print – what exactly can I expect?
In each package: a new, previously unpublished sweater pattern by an independent pattern designer; yarn (in a color that you get to choose!) to make the project in your size; and a gift from us here at fibre space™!
Tell me more about the yarn: In each shipment, you will receive a sufficient quantity of yarn from a small independent company in a color of your choosing. The yarn will be sufficient for the size that you have indicated when you purchased the Club. The Club offers a variety of yarns in weights ranging from DK to aran gauge – meaning you will get a flattering sweater without using super tiny needles. One yarn is a lighter spring blend while the rest are wool based yarns. The Club also includes a mix of machine and hand dyed yarns. To be perfectly clear: yes, you will have seen some of this yarn before but probably not all of it.
How do I know that I will like the color? You get to pick your colors! Check them out here.
Tell me more about the patterns: We have partnered with four different indie designers to bring you new patterns for adult women’s sweaters. Previous sweater-knitting experience is helpful, but not necessary. You’ll need to be able to cast on, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, bind off, and follow basic written instructions. Without giving too much away, the projects might include picking up stitches, working in the round, short rows and charts. If you don’t know one of these techniques, our staff will be here to help at our monthly meet ups! You won’t find complicated lace patterns or colorwork. If you aren’t in love with the pattern, you’ll still have a sweater quantity of great yarn to knit the sweater of your choice. We can help you find alternative projects.
Can you tell me more about the gifts: We can’t, as it will spoil the surprise!
What size should I pick? Your club membership is customized to your sweater size, which in turn determines the cost. To make sure that your sweaters fit, measure around the largest part of your bust. This is not your bra size! To double-check that you’ve chosen the right size, take a sweater that fits you well, lay it out flat, and measure across the chest. If you know that you knit tightly or have run out of yarn knitting sweaters in the past, consider ordering the next size up to ensure that you will have enough yarn. The size ranges available are: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44)” around the chest.
With your club membership you also get club meetings! The Indie Indulgence club will have a monthly knitalong at fibre space on the first Friday of each month, starting in April. (Please note that our April meet up will meet on April 8th due to previously scheduled events at the shop on the first Friday of April). The meet ups will feature snacks and beverages and knitting help. Danielle will be knitting along with the club, and the fibre space™ yarnistas are, as always, ready with help and advice. The Indie Indulgence club is not a learn-to-knit-a-sweater class, but we will certainly be offering a great deal of support during our knitalong nights and at the shop. In addition, working along with your fellow fibre space™ knitters means that you can encourage each other along the way. If you don’t live nearby, no worries! We will be sure to have a forum on Ravelry for you to chat on and we will post photos and advice for each project.
When will I get my yarn? The four club shipments/packages will be available and leave the fibre space™ shop no later than the 25th of March, June, September and December, 2011. If you select delivery to your home, the package will be shipped by the 25th and you will receive a notification from the US Postal service. If you selected pick up from the shop, you may do so 2 business days after the yarn has been shipped out to other members.
This is a lot to pay up front. Are there payment options? Four sweaters is a lot of yarn all at once! For this reason, you may choose to pay in two installments (each installment is 50% of the club cost plus $5 fee on each payment) The second payment will be due on August 1. For this option, please call the store: 703-664-0344.
Heard enough? Ready to join up? Feel free to call us with more questions or use the button below to purchase the club, if you wish to pay upfront. Keep in mind that paying up front will have a cost savings of $10 total. Be sure to include your color selections in the “notes” section during checkout. Be sure to stop by the shop to get your Space Explorer card stamped for the club!!
**Space is limited to 50 spots. Registration will close on March 10.