Stash Bash

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If you are like me and have little balls of sock yarn hidden away throughout your home, then it’s time to cast on for Stash Bash!

Knit or Treat!! Stash Bash is just $2.99 on Ravelry until November 5th and then it will be $6.

Stash Bash comes in two versions: Mild or Wild. The Mild version was knitted with two full skeins of Kismet Fiber Works Fingering yarn. The Wild version was knitted with one full skein of Bugga and varying amounts of left over sock yarns.

The pattern includes directions for both and how to adjust the sizing if you would like a larger or smaller shawl.

Celebratory yarns

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The Golden Skein is one year old and as our final quarter of the Power of 3 Club and Slimmer’s Club dispatches on 1 December, we sent a suitably celebrational inspiration picture to our three dyers. We found the photograph on Flickr, aptly named “Celebration,” and were given the very kind permission of the photographer, Lyn Yihan, to use it.

Our three independent hand-dyers have already worked their magic on the skeins, creating three exclusive colourways for our wonderful members. One of this quarter’s yarns has even arrived at TGS Scotland and the other two are winging their way there from England and all the way from New Zealand, as I type. Jo (aka Shinybees) has threatened to climb in and hibernate amongst the yarn… Luckily, as we run limited edition clubs, there isn’t actually enough yarn in there — so you can rest assured that your yarn will be clean and fresh!

You can sign up to take part in quarter 4 now, ordering, snagging three skeins, or just one if you’re on a yarn diet. Dispatch for the winter quarter is on 1 December, so if you order now, it should arrive before Christmas even if you live in the States or Antipodes! Or, if you can’t wait that long, we have some skeins remaining from the Autumn club and the odd skein from the trial club and the Spring club too. Summer flew out of TGS HQ in a bit of a flash and left us almost dizzy!

As a special treat for Indie Untangled readers, following our collaboration with the Rhienbeck Trunk Show, you can get a 10% discount using the code “indieuntangled”. The discount is only until 1 November 2014, so you have to be quick! If you’re in the States, this will probably cover the postage costs for the full Power of 3 Club – we know it can be quite painful :(

We’re sure that you’ll love it when your shiny gold package arrives…

It’s a Shiny Groovy Sale!

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If you missed us at Rhinebeck, here’s your chance to stock up on some Alpenglow Yarn! We’re doing a bit of Halloween housekeeping, clearing out older bases to make room for new ones. Groovy Goat, Small Farm Groove, and Sylvan Wool are all 40% off, only $12 per skein!

What are these yarns, you ask? Groovy Goat and Small Farm Groove are beautiful blends of fine wool and yearling mohair. Don’t let the mohair content fool you into thinking “scratchy” — mohair from young goats is silky, shiny, and strong. The yarn has a beautiful luster and many of the colors are overdyed on natural grey, giving them a wonderful subtlety and depth. All colors are naturally dyed, of course!

Sylvan Wool is a gorgeously shiny blend of 50% fine wool and 50% tencel. It’s a great sweater yarn for warmer climes (yes, we’re looking at you fellow Californians!), and since the tencel dyes differently than the wool, the colors have a wonderful tweedy look to them. It’s also great for any project that needs just a little bit of flowing drape.

Go ahead, add a little Groove or Sylvan shine to your stash for only $12! And don’t forget to select the “Free Shipping” option. It’ll zoom to your doorway via USPS First Class or Priority Mail, depending on weight. Happy Halloween!

Garments shown in photos:
Diamond Back Top by Kira K Designs in Sylvan Wool
Akimbo Skirt by Kira K designs in Small Farm Groove
Projects on Ravelry by curlie

Cashmere Super Toes Shawl Length Skeins – New TreasureGoddess Line

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Just out of the dye pots are new super luxurious fingering weight treasures! Cashmere Super Toes MCN is a new line of sock yarn for the TreasureGoddess Yarn line! At 600 yards and 150 grams, these are perfect for that shawl pattern you’ve been eyeing!

80% superwash Merino wool, 10% Cashmere and 10% nylon with a nice twist means this yarn is amazing to knit, amazing to wear, heck, it’s amazing just to carry a skein about and squoosh it. Colorways include Gunpowder, Pieces of Eight, Captain Blood, Treasure of the Emerald Isle, Song of the Sirens and more. These Cashmere Super Toes MCN skeins are going fast, so claim a bit of the treasure for yourself!

Landscape Painting in Yarn

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I’ve been exploring landscape painting with my yarn, trying to catch the unique beauty of the country I love so much. I’ve lived in the American West for nearly 15 years, and I have not explored nearly as much as I would like. Still, the colors of the landscape have had a powerful effect on my work. From the high desert mountains of the borderlands, through the red rock country of Dinetah, Navajo country, up into the wild Rockies, the colors of the West have impressed themselves on my mind. I have three new landscape painted yarns — two of them are in double sized skeins, DK weight Merino in 8 oz. hanks of 560 yards each, and the third is Aran weight Cashmere Merino.

The Cashmere Merino is called Idaho Christmas, and the colors are deep olive green and coppery red. Not actually Christmas colors — this yarn was painted after the colors of the Sockeye Salmon, just emerged from the cold waters of the North Pacific, ready to make his way up the wild rivers of Idaho to his spawning ground. The Sockeye is a very big deal in these parts, so powerful and beautiful. I saw a Bald Eagle once snatch a fully grown Sockeye from the Yukon, just after the ice broke up on the river. I wanted to make a yarn as wild and powerful as that image.

The Yellowstone yarn reflects the weirdly beautiful colors of Yellowstone, with those wild granite mountains, the mineral pools and heat vents and just a touch of brown for the bison. The first time I went to Yellowstone, it was the middle of June, and I drove into a blizzard. Our little tent and sleeping bags were buried under a foot of snow in the back of the truck! My son was actually quite pleased we had to bail on the camping and stay in a small cabin.

The Santa Fe yarn is colored with the gorgeous turquoise, the deep forest green of the Carson National Forest, and the rusty red of the sandstone cliffs and the Sangre de Christo Mountains. I tried to capture the light, that light just before sunset that turns the landscape to gold.

Thanks for checking out my shop!

Fibonacci Squared Men’s Scarf

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Wrap the man you love in this Fibonacci inspired scarf! The simple knit works three skeins of your favorite DK weight yarn into an 8 feet, 4 inch/254cm long by 6 1/2 inch/16.5cm wide scarf – ideal for big and tall wearers. Use all the same brand or three different for added texture, exact gauge is not critical.

The tech edited, beginner level pattern includes written directions, color changing charts, two striping Fibonacci inspired striping sequences, pictures, notes, and a glossary.

Gauge: 5.25-5.5 sts/inch and 8-8.5 rows/inch in Stockinette St on US 6/4mm needles.

Shop Update

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New yarns have been added to the WSK shop:
Some new speckled sock skeins and loads of new semisolids in both DK and worsted weight.

Lately I have been contemplating everything striped; so I think you will find some fun combinations for patterns like:
Backshore by Alisha Plummer
Driftwood by Isabell Kraemer
Bullseye by Terri Kruse
Colorblock Shawl by Jenn Emerson
and Better Breton by Yelena Dasher

I also added a few skeins of Lace and a set of mini skeins on Magnolia Luxe fingering –
Come check it out!

Keep Calm and Knit On

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Here it is… Drum Roll Please……

Announcing The Keep Calm Cowl

New pattern released today and for sale right now! I am so proud and excited about this cowl. It uses Knits All Done’s exclusive Zen Yarn Garden “Keep Calm Keith” yarn. You can purchase the pattern at my Ravelry store or the whole kit with the yarn at www.knitsalldone.com.

Keep calm and knit on!