January 26, 2017

Yarn Clubs and Knit alongs

Things have been quiet from The Vault lately but no longer! We have a new monthly yarn club, combining the best things, it might just be that I’m British but who doesn’t love yarn patterns and TEA! Yes I can’t overstate this, TEA my friends. Let’s not forget that It’s a Third Vault Yarns club, so it’s full of Sci Fi and Fantasy goodness. With that in mind our theme for February is Rey from The Force Awakens, don’t wait, get your sign ups in here as they close on February 10th.

We will also have the first installment of the Quarterly Yarn Club for 2017 opening for sign ups next week.

If that wasn’t quite enough yarn for you we’ve got our winter collection updated in the store with each of the colourways on a variety of bases. Inspired by books and fantasy themes; There Be Monsters, with the Atomic sea, lightning and strange creatures from the deep, More Steam, which represents a fantasy industrial age in Britain with Isambard Kingdom Brunel at its heart and Dragon scales with great shimmery iridescent scales. Check out the Collection at Thirdvaultyarns.com.

In the pattern world, we’ve recently released the next addition to the Glass collection of short row centric patterns with Blown Glass, a large drapey shawl, using short row techniques to help your knitting flow and cut down on the really long rows you get in large shawls. It’s also a great canvas for different colour combinations and you can even use your minis to make this shawl your own. So check it out now whilst it is on offer for the KAL.

Speaking of KALs, the For the Love of Short Rows KAL in the Third Vault Ravelry group is starting on Valentines Day, the 14th of February. This KAL is designed to help you get confident with short rows if you aren’t already, or just challenge you to try a new method. It’s fine to have tackled short rows before, if so pick a type of project you haven’t used them in and give them a go there. We want to help you discover or (reinforce) your love of short rows, so come join us! Pick one of the patterns offered for the KAL by some of our fantastic designers or bring one you’ve been hesitant to start and just have fun.

August 25, 2016

The Lucifer Project

Are you eagerly awaiting the new series of Lucifer? Looking for some themed yarn to work up for Halloween or do you just appreciate bold and beautiful colour?

The Lucifer Project is a collaboration between two geeky UK dyers, living in the North and South but bridging the divide with their common interests, made up of two skeins of hand-dyed yarn. The fiery skein is from Rhapsodye Yarns and represents Lucifer Morningstar in all his bold devilry and the bronze skein from Third Vault Yarns represents Mazikeen from the series and gives a nod to the same character in the comics.

These two beautiful colourways are available in Merino on fingering or DK weight or with a luxury upgrade to an MCN base. Great used together or made into things separately, all that is left to ask is:

What do you desire most?

If it’s this box, you can get yours by signing up here.

What will you be making on September 19th?

July 14, 2016

Fibre East and Lambton Panes Pre-orders

Summer show season has begun in England in earnest, and Third Vault Yarns is joining in the fun.

Our first show is Fibre East, taking place on the 30th and 31st of July at Redbourne community college in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. We’ll be in the Romney tent on grandstanding with a fantastic selection of yarn including our newest base, Gytha Worsted, a squishy buttery soft SW Falkland Merino offering. Just to make things extra special we’ve been collaborating with Kate Bostwick of Cowtown Knits to create some wonderful new kits.

The fantastic shawl you see here is Lambton Panes, our first collaboration, designed by Kate using a custom Cowtown colourway along with a solid. It has gone through several iterations in the design stage, but has morphed into the beautiful shawl you see above. Whilst the kits will be officially launched at Fibre East, you can still get your hands on one. I’ve come up with a range of different gradient colourways which can be paired with the new selection of solids all ready to be Pre-ordered ahead of Fibre East. If you’ll be attending the show you can pre-order your kit now ready to collect at our stand, to make sure that you don’t miss out, as there will be a limited number at the show. Otherwise all pre-ordered kits will be posted on the 5th of August. So what are you waiting for? Get yours now!

Third Vault Yarns Quarterly Yarn Club and Other Offerings

It’s time for the next Quarterly Yarn Club installment!

This Quarter’s theme is celebrating Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Sign-ups are now open for every Man, Woman, Child, Witch, Wizard, Troll, Gnome, Dryad, Centaur… well, you get the idea. Sign-ups are open to everyone! So head over here and sign up now. Don’t forget that sign-ups close earlier this month, on 16th of May, so don’t miss out!

Remember, the Quarterly club box is a mystery box, with teasers revealed throughout the month of sign-ups via Instagram, Facebook and the Ravelry group.

Though to give you some idea, last quarter’s club was Firefly themed and inspiration came from the Ship and the Crew. With the exclusive club skein inspired by Serenity, in all its slightly battered glory, and the mini skein set representing Captain Tightpants – Malcolm Reynolds, Companion – Inara Serra, Reader – River, and Pilot – Good old Hoban Washbourne. The extras in this quarter will get a shakeup to be more themed related, but in last quarter you can see the themed stitch markers, notions pouch and Crewmember-covered buttons.

In other Third Vault news, our latest pattern has now been released. The Noughts and Crosses Cowl is now available on Ravelry and in the Etsy store as a yarn kit. The pattern plays with the juxtaposition of cables and lace, creating a harmonious balance between the two that makes it the perfect spring cowl, or the ideal cover-up for summer evenings.

February 11, 2016

Themed Quarterly Yarn Club

Still a little sore over Firefly’s cancellation?

Very much still in love with the Crew and the best goram ship in the ‘verse?

Want something to knit/crochet whilst you relive the joy of the series and the film?

Join us for the inaugural yarn club and the shiny, shiny theme! Sign ups are open here.

Third Vault Yarns has launched a new Themed Quarterly Yarn Club, so you can get some squishy yarn inspired by your favourite fandoms and some fun themed goodies too!

Every quarter starts with voting on three themes; At the end of the month one theme is chosen based on your votes and then sign ups open. Throughout the second month you get some glorious teasers of what’s in the box, but most of it will stay a mystery until you receive your club box in the last month of the quarter.

So what are you waiting for? Either sign up for the Firefly themed first club box or join the yarn club mailing list for more voting power and first dibs on next quarter! The mailing list can be subscribed to on our Facebook page.

November 26, 2015

Shiny Weekend of Discounts

Kicking off the festive season Third Vault Yarns is offering a shiny long weekend of discounts from Midnight GMT on the 26th of November to Midnight GMT on the 1st of December.

We are offering 10% off orders over £40 with the coupon code: Cunning10
As well as 15% off orders over £60 with the coupon code: BIGDAMNHERO15

We are also entering every order this coming weekend into a draw to receive a free mystery gift from our shop, so head over to our shop after midnight, make an order and cross your fingers, you could be randomly selected to win some goodies in your package 🙂

September 14, 2015

Swing Me Right Round pattern #backtofrontKAL

Third Vault Designs and Yarns is holding a back to school knit-along to coincide with the season transitioning into Autumn/fall and the littleuns heading back into the classroom.

Swing Me Right Round is an incredibly versatile garment. The jumper is designed to be reversible, so if you want to change up your style you can literally swing it right round — hence the name. Pair it with a dress, skirt or jeans, it works wonderfully with them all. The best part is you don’t have to deal with standard sizing: this jumper is designed to be knit to YOUR size. The pattern comes with a spreadsheet that you input your gauge and measurements. This then generates your stitches to cast on, how many repeats you need to do, your increases, stitch counts for important sections and more. When applied to the pattern, you get to knit a garment that will fit you the way you want and you’ll never want to take it off!

The knit-along runs from the 7th of September to the 31st of October in the Third Vault on the Left Ravelry group. You can join in at any time with no obligation to finish by the end of October. To enter the prize draws, you need to be either 50% finished to win a Third Vault Designs Pattern, or 100% finished to get the chance to win one of three Third Vault Yarns skeins of yarn and a pattern. For more information visit the group or the blog.

To top it all off, the pattern is on sale with £2 off from Ravelry when using the code KALtime! and free with any purchase of Companion 4ply or Echo DK for the KAL from Third Vault Yarns. Custom Orders for the KAL also receive a free gift!

August 31, 2015

Etsy Shop Launch

We’re a new indie-dyed yarn company that sells yarn inspired by sci-fi and fantasy TV, books, and board games. We vend at sci-fi conventions in the UK and otherwise primarily sell online.

In the Etsy shop launch we’ve listed some colourways inspired by Firefly, X-Men, Dark Matter, Doctor Who and more, so come and check us out and learn about the inspirations for each yarn, match the yarn with a fandom, or even ask for your fandom to be brought to life in yarn!