March 27, 2017

3rd Annual Spring Sale

It’s hard to believe that only 4 years ago I opened my little Etsy shop to start selling my dye overflow projects and that I’ve now transitioned to nearly full-time dyeing. As a thank you to all of those who’ve made it possible for me to keep dyeing, it’s time for my 3rd annual anniversary/spring sale. Use coupon code 17in17 for 17% off all in stock yarn and fiber from April 1st to the 17th.

March 24, 2017

Shop Update this Friday March 24th at 6pm EST

Yoshi and Lucy is having their last shop update for March tonight at 6pm EST. New to shop this week:

10g Mini skein Harry Potter Spells Set.
Colorways in this set:
Sectumsempra, Avada Kedavra, Expecto Patronum, Alohomora, Wingardium Leviosa

Sock blanks, also inspired by Harry Potter, will be added to the shop for the first time.
Colorways left to right:
Daring, Cruciatus Curse, The Pensieve, Basilisk, Astronomy Tower

Thank you for checking the shop out!

March 23, 2017

Voolenvine Yarns Shop Update: March 24 @ 7pm EST

Hello All!

I had an absolute BLAST visiting Scotland for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival! Since returning home last week, I’ve been a busy bee dyeing more yarn for this week’s shop update. Thank you so much to everyone for your patience!

Here’s a sneak peek at what colorways will be on-tap, Friday @ 7pm EST:

• Gothday Cake
• Outlander
• Coven
• Figbash
• Angry Orchard
• Prickly Pear
• “Free Swim” Colorways including Loch Ness, Chocolate Easter Bunny, and Jawbreaker

… More colorways to be added! Please keep an eye on my site’s blog for updates and check out the image gallery for all of my repeatable colorways.

I hope you can make it!

Kristin
xx

Oscillare – an easy colorwork cowl

When I first handled this new Merino/alpaca blend from Malabrigo, I knew immediately that I wanted it close to my skin. With two skeins of yarn, a cowl seemed to be ideal. Using mosaic colorwork created a beautiful pattern that is deceptively easy to work. All you are doing is knitting stripes and slipping stitches – but it looks much more impressive! And since you are knitting in the round the only purling is for the ribbing at the top and bottom.

The ribbing is worked in a smaller needle to keep it neat and then you go up a couple of needle sizes to allow the slipped stitches to have a little give. When you work mosaic at a tight gauge it becomes a very dense fabric and I wanted to create a tall cowl that would collapse down in waves of softness and color. The more open gauge allowed this to happen and makes the knitting that much faster. The ribbing prevents curling.

I chose to use this soft pink and gray color palette, but you could easily change it up to create an accessory that will blend with your personal style and wardrobe. Luckily this yarn comes in amazing colors!

March 18, 2017

Grace Fryer Shawl

Grace Fryer, along with other “Radium Girls,” worked for U.S. Radium applying radium-laced paint to watch dials in the early 20th century. At that time radium was widely believed to have health benefits and U.S. Radium encouraged the Radium Girls to use their lips and tongues to keep their paint brushes fine tipped. Grace was the first of the Radium Girls to bring suit against U.S. Radium after incurring strange medical symptoms and ultimately the legal action paved the way for improvements in industrial and employee safety.

The Grace Fryer Shawl is a semi-circular shawl knit flat with sections of repeating lace patterns. It uses one skein of sock yarn, perfect for that single skein you can’t decide how to use. The stitch patterns are provided in a chart, as well as written out, and percentages of yarn used are also provided if you wish to modify the size of your shawl.

Pattern has been test knit and tech edited. The sample is knit out of Copper Centaur Studios Centuar Sock in the colorway Caribbean Sea. Finished measurements are 39.5 inches wide by 21.5 inches deep..

March 17, 2017

We Now Carry Mini Skeins & Mini Skein Sets!

Our Squish Wish Sock mini skeins consist of 75% Superwash Merino wool, 25% Nylon and have 92 yards/20 grams of this Fingering weight/sock yarn base.

Use these cuties whenever you want to add an extra pop of colorwork into your project such as stripes in a shawl or snazzy heel on a sock.

So far we have some speckled singles & a few color-coordinated semi-solid sets available through our website and our Etsy shop with more to come in the near future.

March 17, 2017

White Noise

I’m fairly certain I will never get tired of designing shawls. They’re fun to knit, fun to wear and provide a great canvas for trying out different yarns and techniques. In White Noise, I wanted to create a graphic accessory with a little something extra. The marled rectangle remind me of static, hence the name of the shawl.

This shawl uses two colors of heavy laceweight/light fingering yarn, 550 yards each.

It is available at an introductory price ($4.25) with code static through March 31.

This Week’s Colourways

We have an exciting shop update to share with the Indie Untangled community this week. Two new colourways – Smokey Aubergine and Quantum – have been added to the Etsy shop! Smokey Aubergine is a mysterious colour, full of foggy notes of pink, purple and grey. Quantum is a futuristic colourway, combining groovy tie dye techniques with striking turquoise, teal and bright white. Both colourways would make a lovely pair of socks or, used in combination with some of our other hand dyed skeins, a soft and luxurious sock yarn shawl. Visit One Hand in the Dyepot Yarns on Etsy to grab these skeins before they’re gone!