April 27, 2017

So Faded Kits

If you enjoyed the Find Your Fade Shawl as much as me, you were probably really excited to hear about Andrea Mowry’s new pattern, the So Faded sweater!

I am all about this, and since I’m working on my own So Faded right now, I can say what a great pattern it is. So many options, and as a top-down, seamless knit, it’s easy to try it on as you go and make it fit exactly the way you want. The simplicity of the style is perfect for featuring hand-dyed yarns, so I’m working on some killer fade kits.

Right now, the pictured kit is available for pre-order, expected to ship on or before May 16th. I also plan to work up a whole bunch of OOAK kits. I’m using two different base options, Funny Farm, a super soft Merino/Cashmere/nylon yarn, and Twisted, a plump, 2-ply sock yarn. Expect to see these start popping up in shop the week of May 12th.

April 16, 2017

Joji Locatelli Mystery Wrap Kits

Joji Locatelli is doing a Mystery Knit Along, available for sign-up on April 18th. It’s been four years since her last one, so I’m especially excited for this. The MKAL is going to be a five-color wrap. With her guidance, I’ve put together the two kits pictured above, which will be available to order between April 18th and April 25th.

I’m only dyeing a limited number of these kits, and they will be just perfect for what Joji’s got up her sleeve. You’ll receive them in the mail in time for the first clue on May 12th, and I’ll even wind them for you if you’d like. Each kit is comprised of five full skeins of my Madhouse fingering yarn, which is 100% Superwash Merino wool. I’ll be making one myself, and I can’t wait to see all our wraps taking shape!

Also new in shop are spring mini sets. Take a look, and embrace your crazy!

April 13, 2017

Spring Colorways Shop Update!

Kim at Kim Dyes Yarn has been busy dyeing up a line of new colorways for spring and is excited to share them with you in a shop update. You’ll fall for bright and fun colorways like Bed of Iris, Beach House, and Peaches on a variety of yarn weights from fingering to bulky.

Also in this shop update are new shawl length skeins on Croissant sock, a 100% superwash merino fingering yarn. Each skein has 650 yards–enough to make numerous shawl patterns. AND! Bulky skeins are instock, now with 150 yards for the same price as the old skeins of 105 yards. I heard your concern that 105 yards wasn’t enough for many projects and decided to make the bulky Cream Puff Superwash Merino yarn even better.

Spinners, watch for colorways on Sparkly Superwash Merino, Superwash Targhee, & BFL/Silk.

The shop update goes live at Noon EST on Friday, April 14th. Thank you!

April 11, 2017

So many gorgeous yarns….but how will they look knitted up??

We’ve all had that thought.

And I’ve got the answer! Did you know there are different dye techniques? There are 4 — semi-solid, speckled, kettle dyed, and hand painted.

We’re going to explore each one in this FREE week long challenge! It’s all going down the week of April 24 and we’d love to have you join us.

Each day we’re going to explore a different technique. I will send out an email describing the technique, listing the pros and cons, and giving pattern suggestions. Then we’ll knit up a swatch to see how the colors dance and play together! I’ll even have a swatch for my hookers. There will also be prizes!

So are you in? Go here to join us!

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.

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!

Black Wolf Ranch and Fiber

Hello everyone. We are Black Wolf Ranch and Fiber. I just wanted to tell you a little bit about us. We create homegrown yarns that preserve, support and sustain the U.S. ranching lifestyle. We are passionate about Alpaca and domestic textiles and we source our yarns with fiber from the ranch and from local ranchers in our home state of Montana.

Our passion for this lifestyle gives us the inspiration we need to design unique yarns and dye colors to accent the natural colors found in the Alpaca, Merino, Cormo and BFL yarns we create. All yarns are sourced and milled in Montana or the US, all dyeing is done here on the Ranch. Our loyal customer base follows us across the US as we tour fiber festivals. At each show we share our story, our yarns, and photos of our animals and introduce new customers to our luxurious yarns.

We just debuted our new spring colors. Come check them out!

Hand-Dyed Yarns Through Science

Hi! I’m Sarah Hand, the indie dyer behind One Hand in the Dyepot Yarns. I’ve recently set up my shop and wanted to share my dye philosophy with you all. I have a Master of Science degree and I take a very analytical approach to dyeing. In my colour experiments, I keep track of time and temperature, pH and dye dilutions in my very detailed lab book. This attention to detail allows a level of precision and control with my hand-dyes, and encourages my creative side to test out interesting colour combinations and designs. I believe that yarn dyeing – like most crafty pursuits – requires us to engage both our left and right brains, and that striking a balance can produce inspiring results.