A year of indie knitting

Cladonia

I always love Year in Review features, but I thought that might be a little hard to do on this site — how could I possibly narrow down the great things posted by the makers on here? Then I realized that I have a huge catalogue of Indie Untangled FOs through the quarterly KALs in the Indie Untangled Ravelry group. I decided to present them here for you to admire, and to maybe give you some ideas for some of the stash you’ve acquired over 2015. Above is my Cladonia, one of my favorite FOs ever, knit with Countess Ablaze and Schmutzerella.

Next month, we’re doing a KAL of Alicia Plummer‘s mitt patterns in yarn from Indie Untangled dyers, and I hope you’ll join us!

A selection of IU FOs:

Erica/ejsufka's Leaflette, knit with Hazel Knits Cadence

Erica/ejsufka’s Leaflette, knit with Hazel Knits Cadence

Adrienne/killerb's Downton Cowl in Astral Bath Spectra DK

Adrienne/killerb’s Downton Cowl in Astral Bath Spectra DK

Annie/beadgoddess’s Ridge Hat in French Market Fibers MCN Worsted

Annie/beadgoddess’s Ridge Hat in French Market Fibers MCN Worsted

Adrienne/killerb's Red Flannel in Canon Hand Dyes Robert BFL Tweed DK

Adrienne/killerb’s Red Flannel in Canon Hand Dyes Robert BFL Tweed DK

Erica/ejsufka's Frosted Glass Hat in Hazel Knits CadenceHazel Knits Lively DK

Erica/ejsufka’s Frosted Glass Hat in Hazel Knits CadenceHazel Knits Lively DK

Marta/sbnyc’s Rekindled in Bijou Basin Ranch Xanadu

Marta/sbnyc’s Rekindled in Bijou Basin Ranch Xanadu

Nancy/kathynancygirl’s Cloud Cap in Lakes Yarn and Fiber Killarney DK

Nancy/kathynancygirl’s Cloud Cap in Lakes Yarn and Fiber Killarney DK

Danielle/OnEdge28’s Meava socks in Astral Bath Orbit

Danielle/OnEdge28’s Meava socks in Astral Bath Orbit

Sue/autumnfog’s Thermis in Lakes Yarn and Fiber Lochsa DK

Sue/autumnfog’s Thermis in Lakes Yarn and Fiber Lochsa DK

Erica/ejsufka’s Season’s Promise in Western Sky Knits Willow DK

Erica/ejsufka’s Season’s Promise in Western Sky Knits Willow DK

Heather/winemakerssister’s handspun with fiber from the Pigeonroof Studios Luminosity Club

Heather/winemakerssister’s handspun with fiber from the Pigeonroof Studios Luminosity Club

Marla/marlala’s Phoenix-Wing/Phoenix-Flügel in Invictus Yarns Unafraid

Marla/marlala’s Phoenix-Wing/Phoenix-Flügel in Invictus Yarns Unafraid

Lavanya’s Dark Tickle in Astral Bath Yarns Centaur Luxe DK

Lavanya’s Dark Tickle in Astral Bath Yarns Centaur Luxe DK

Jean/sadie21jean’s 3S Shawl in Western Sky Knits Twinkle Sock

Jean/sadie21jean’s 3S Shawl in Western Sky Knits Twinkle Sock

Indie Untangled Winter KAL

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KAL DDW Coconut

As I sit huddled in my apartment, eyeing the “feels like 20 degrees” on Weather.com, I’m thinking it’s time to start preparing for winter. Which, if it’s anything like last year, is going to require a lot of knitwear.

The Indie Untangled Ravelry group is also in Knit All The Things mode, so we’re putting together an end-of-year KAL. Our wonderful moderator AliKazaam is organizing everything, and the rules are perfectly simple and easy to follow even on “Holiday Brain”: you must use something from an Indie Untangled vendor for your project. Yarn, buttons and patterns are all eligible. (The skeins in the brand new Berry Colorful Yarnings Indie Untangled pop-up would be perfect, as would this skein of French Market Fibers Silky DK that has been hanging out all by its lonesome since this morning. You’re welcome.)

The KAL will run through December 31 and there will be prizes, including the skein of Duck Duck Wool Sport in Toast the Coconut above that I am selflessly donating from my Rhinebeck haul (again, you’re welcome). Ali has also generously donated a skein of your choice from the Indie Untangled marketplace up to $25, and we anticipate many more prizes where those came from. It’s perfectly fine to “double dip” in other KALs, but we hope that you join in our fun chat as well.