What to stash this week: Squeeing for fall

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I had a bit of a fangirl Squee this week when I confirmed the newest vendor for the Indie Untangled pre-Rhinebeck trunk show. Hold onto your hand-knit hats, because it’s none other than… Anne Hanson! Yes, this uber-talented designer will be bringing her Bare Naked Wools, a line of natural, dye-free wools created at American mills. I am SO excited to meet Anne and the rest of the Bear Naked Wools team.

While I continue to get even more excited about the Oct. 17 event, have a look at some of the newest marketplace additions that you can use for those upcoming fall projects:

Jackie of Luna Grey Fiber Arts recently collaborated with designer Hilary Smith Callis to create the Luna Viridis pattern, the perfect marriage of a shawl and a cowl. The pattern calls for Luna Grey Fiber Arts Celeste, a lofty superwash Merino fingering-weight yarn that’s available in special Luna Viridis kits, which come with a PDF copy of the pattern and a skein of Celeste in one of Jackie’s beautiful semi-solid colorways.

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Sarah of Sarah’s Spindle recently experimented with shibori, a Japanese dyeing technique that’s having its moment in the spotlight. She used a mixture of three blues that look like Indigo, but are colorfast. The luxe silk/Merino yarn has a nice balance when worked up, so grab some skeins to be totally on trend.

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Keya over at the Cedar Hill Farm Company has been getting ready for fall by dyeing up some worsted-weight skeins of Peruvian wool in deep autumn colors, and designing Whitby Place, a hat and cowl pattern that will be added to her Ravelry shop soon. Also available are skeins of Cielo DK, extra fine alpaca that would be perfect for fingerless gloves.

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Goodbye Shark Week, hello fall. C.Whitney Knits has left the ocean and released a colorwork set that includes four skeins of sock yarn in autumn-inspired shades. With a generous total of 462 yards, use your set to make very toasty cowl.

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With all the shiny yarns available, there’s no reason for spinners to be left out. June Pryce Fiber Arts has released a 100% nylon Firestar that’s ideal for blending with other fibers, or go for the full sparkle and spin it alone. A bit can also be added to felting projects. The small themed sets are a very responsible bling-y indulgence.

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Indie Untangled is excited to introduce you to Wicked Ewe Fiber Arts, a New Mexico-based dyer who just set up shop on Etsy. There are plenty of fall-inspired, variegated skeins for sale, with hand-dyed fiber coming soon.

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Louise, AKA The Cryptozoologist, updated her shop on Monday with a mix of Adventure Time- and Final Fantasy-themed yarns, as well as some limited edition Halloween skeins (because it’s never too early to start planning your costume).

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You’re going to need another bag for all your fall projects. Wanda of Drawstrings has you covered with her custom bags. The flat-bottomed bags with grosgrain ribbon drawstrings come in a range of sizes.

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These cute little 1-inch bars from Kamalei’s Naturals come in pairs with their own reusable tin, are perfect for stashing in smaller purses, pouches and project bags. Available in a variety of scents, they’re going to come in handy when the cold starts parching your skin.

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