What to stash this week, whether you’re at Rhinebeck or not

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For this year’s Rhinebeck Trunk Show, I played indie matchmaker, bringing together Nikki of Dark Harbour Yarn and designer Jennifer Dassau. The result of their collaboration is Refracted, a two-color shawl with a mix of stitches that refract at a central point. Jennifer used two skeins of Nikki’s Starboard, a wonderful single-ply blend of Merino and silk that I used for my Trunk Show Shawl. If you’re going to the show, you can preorder a shawl kit with Jennifer’s original color pairing, pictured above, or three additional curated combinations. 

Looking for a simple lace project? Jennifer also collaborated with Brooke of Northern California-based Sincere Sheep to create Mazerunner, a triangular shawl with mesh diamonds that requires one skein of Brooke’s luxuriously rustic Cormo Fingering, also available at the Indie Untangled booth. Mazerunner kits can also be preordered in one of four colors.

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Because winter IS coming, the folks at BBR have a new set of exclusive colorways dyed by MJ Yarns, inspired by a certain HBO series. The colors, which all complement one another — perfect for colorwork! — are available on Xanadu, a luxurious light fingering weight of 100% Mongolian Cashmere. BBR also has five new colors of Big Bijou Bliss, also dyed by MJ Yarns, on their limited edition worsted weight yak and Cormo blend yarn. All yarn will be at the BBR booth at Rhinebeck this weekend, but is also available online.

BBR also has five new colors of Big Bijou Bliss, also dyed by MJ Yarns, on their limited edition worsted weight yak and cormo blend yarn. All yarn will be at the BBR booth at Rhinebeck this weekend, and is also available online.

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Fresh from the mill (and before that, off of Cedar Hill Yarn Company’s Corriedale Cross sheep) is the 2016 batch of Single Sheep. The single-ply fingering weight yarn is as local as it comes and is available in limited quantities.

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Which two words rival “yarn sale?” “Shoe sale.” Through the end of October, in honor of her birthday, Lisa The Knitting Artist is offering $5 off her awesome custom shoes, which are hand dyed and hand drawn with a stockinette stitch pattern.

Hampton Artistic Yarns just listed eight new colorways of Wander sock yarn.

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