April 11, 2018

Marianated Yarns from head to toe!

I love sending yarn to designers and then waiting to see what they come up with. Sometimes I am asked for input and sometimes it’s just a fun surprise. I had a happy realization a few days ago — a few patterns were recently released (and some will be out soon!) that cover you in Marianated Yarns from head to toe!

Katy Carroll from Katinka Designs is releasing the Millcreek Canyon Hat in mid-April. It’s knit in Playtime Worsted with a pom pom on top!

She also designed the Pero Shawl, which was released today. The photos were taken on the Salt Flats in Utah — one of the places to visit on my bucket list.

Julie Hart’s Crossing Over cowl features cables and lace with garter stitch ridges. It’s knit with either one skein of Playtime DK or a gradient set of Jujubee DK minis.

Sheila Stromberg released the Oliviana Cardigan knit in Playtime DK with Jujubee DK minis for adorable ruffles. The pattern is sized from baby to 16 years old.

I love sock knitting, so I was especially excited when Sarah Jordan designed her Undamo Socks with Practicality 75/25 and a contrasting Marianette for a little bit of stranded colorwork.

There are more designs in the works and I’m excited to see what comes out next.

I’ll be setting up a pop-up shop at Chelsea Yarns in Red Bank, N.J., during the New Jersey Wool Walk from Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22. I’ll have lots of yarn and samples — be sure to stop in!

March 9, 2018

Introducing Aerie!

I admit I have a slight addiction to laceweight kid mohair/silk blends. Not only is it in my personal stash, I’ve started dyeing it too. I’m excited to introduce Aerie 460 yards of 70% kid mohair and 30% silky goodness. Knit by itself, doubled up or knit with another yarn — you’ll love the results. It’s light and fluffy as the name suggests and also very warm — perfect for the month of March in the Northeast where winter seems to putting up a fight.
Select colors are currently available on my website.

I’ll be at Stitches United in Hartford, CT, March 22-25 booth 530-532. Stop by and see Aerie in person!

February 13, 2018

New Gradient Colors / New Gradient Base

It takes a while to develop a new gradient colorway, so it’s very exciting when it’s ready to share. Introducing Beekeeper in six shades of yummy honey. From light to dark it includes Beeswax, Protect the Pollinators, Honeycomb, Dumbledore, Queen Bee and Hive Mind. It is currently available in fingering weight on my Scrumptious HT base, which is 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% nylon. Like all my gradient sets, it’s a six-color set and available in three fingering weight sizes: Marianette (40 yards each/240 yards total), Perfection (133+ yards each/800 yards total) and Half (200 yards each/1200 yard total).

I was surprised to realize that with Beekeeper, I now have 19 gradient sets in my line! In addition to fingering weight, I have been dyeing all my gradient sets on a new base — Jujubee DK contains six mini skeins with 50 yards each in a springy 100% Superwash Merino. It’s the same base as my Playtime DK yarn, making it perfect for when you need a main color to go with your gradient. Jujubee DK minis are currently available in 10 of my gradient colorways. The newest additions are Unchained Melody and Mountain Majesties.

Patterns featuring Beekeeper and Jujubee DK minis will be debuting within the next few months.

January 4, 2018

January happenings – Vogue Knitting Live NYC and a New Year’s Sale

I’m so excited to be hanging out at Vogue Knitting Live NYC. My yarn will be at the Wasatch and Wool booth #323 and I’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday. Besides individual skeins of yarn, gradient sets and lots of samples, I’ll also have kits featuring designs from Katinka Designs – my yarnie partner in crime. If you’re there, stop by and say hi!

It’s time to clear space for some new colors, bases and kits. I’m having a sale – there are individual skeins and grab bags available too. You can check it out at www.marianatedyarns.com under Shop Sale.

December 13, 2017

Yarn Clubs and Gift Cards!

Marianated Yarns offers three-month yarn club subscriptions in several bases and in either tonal or variegated “Marianades.” In addition to yarn, each shipment includes a little goodie and a Marianette mini-skein in variegated if your subscription is tonal or vice versa. Other perks include free shipping on the rest of your yarn orders during your subscription plus 10% off the colors of the month. As an added bonus, if you are a member for a year, you’ll receive a happy yarn club anniversary skein!

Registration is open until December 20 and the first shipment will go out the first week of January. Join in the fun!

PS Are friends and family bugging you and asking what you would like for Christmas? A Marianated Yarns yarn club makes a great gift! Or if you’d rather pick, ask for a Marianated Yarns gift card.

November 22, 2017

Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday!

My Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday specials are starting now with free shipping — use coupon code GIVETHX.

The gift giving holidays are approaching fast! Make life easy for your gift giving impaired family members. Knitmas Kits make a wonderful gift for you or your knitting bestie! The kit comes complete with a mixed set of yarn (there are color choices, because we love choices!), a cowl pattern from Katy Carroll of Katinka Designs, notions, treats and fun extras, too. All you need are knitting needles. The cowl design, which is being kept a mystery until you purchase the kit (because who doesn’t love a holiday surprise?) is for the basic to intermediate knitter, with three options in the pattern to appeal to different ability levels.
It’s the perfect gift for you or your favorite knitter. Make gift-giving easy by sharing this link.

If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit, start with Holly, Jolly and Reindeer Poop — three new colorways in Christmas colors. Available in fingering, DK and worsted.

If you’re panicking about last minute knitting gifts, consider super jumbo bulky yarn. My limited edition base, Chumbawumba, knits up a super fast cowl on Size US 50 knitting needles.

And I’m happy to announce that I have gift cards available!

November 8, 2017

Knitmas Kits from Marianated Yarns

Celebrate the 12 Days of Knitmas with a limited edition striped DK cowl kit. The kit comes complete with a mixed set of yarn (there are color choices, because we love choices!), a cowl pattern from Katy Carroll of Katinka Designs, notions, treats and fun extras, too. All you need are knitting needles.

The cowl design, which is being kept a mystery until you purchase the kit (because who doesn’t love a holiday surprise?) is for the basic to intermediate knitter, with three options in the pattern to appeal to different ability levels.

It’s the perfect gift for you or your favorite knitter. Make gift-giving easy by sharing this link.

To complete the kit, a Knitmas Cowl Knitalong will start on 12/26 in the Katinka Designs Ravelry group — join in the fun and prizes!

Ordering deadline is 11/30.


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