What to stash this week: Fetch this yarn ball

I’m excited to debut these custom IU stitch markers! Crafted by Maria of A Needle Runs Through It out of San Jose, California — who I discovered last year when she released Gilmore Girls stitch markers — these wooden accessories are the perfect way to show off your love of indie yarn.

IU newcomer Long Dog Yarns is named for, as you might suspect, a dachshund, specifically a wire-haired dachshund called Rufus. Dyer Brandy started dyeing a year ago after publishing her own designs and her yarns are of the bright, speckled variety that we’re all crazy about these days. She’s just restocked her shop, so head over for your summer knitting needs. 

Wingpoint, Pam’s latest design, is a bias triangle shawl with a twist. It’s decorated with stripes and bunting-like marled triangles that are a fun way to combine your main color and accents, whether they’re 75-yard mini skeins or scrap yarn. Best of all, it’s 25% off through May 31 with the code madmay.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Wildflower Button Studio is offering free shipping on any domestic orders over $25 through May 16 with the coupon code HAPPYSHIP.

What to stash this week if you’re not in Edinburgh

The folks over at Siidegarte have made up for you missing out on the Edin Yarn Fest and the Find Your Fade craze. They’ve curated three Find Your Fade kits that include seven 90g skeins of their gorgeous silk-infused yarn. The kits are available on three different bases, using both existing Siidegarte colourways and a few special edition ones. And there’s a discount, this weekend only!

Sheila and Lance of BigFootFibershave stocked their shop full of spring colors (it might be snowing in the Northeast today, but it felt like spring earlier this week!) including Robyn’s Egg, St. Patrick’s Day, and some Rainbow mini and mega mini skein sets.

Because who can resist something called a llamicorn, Julia of Pandia’s Jewels has her fun Pink Fluffy Llamicorns colorway available to pre-order through Sunday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Plus, every customer gets a free Pink Fluffy Llamicorn stitch marker!

Socktastic, Lara Smoot’s latest sock pattern, was so addictive that it converted even her most sock-reticent test knitter, the lovely Michelle of Berry Colorful Yarnings. Use coupon code SisterlyLove for 40% off the pattern through March 15th.

Zombies are appropriate for any time of year, not just a certain holiday in October. My Mama Knits’ Zombie-themed yarns are now available on a variety of Superwash bases in varying weights, including DK and sock.

The latest from Stillwater Designs, Salt Pond, is a top-down crescent shawl worked with alternating sections of garter and slip stitch, framed by a simple eyelet border and inspired by the salt pond at Point Judith, RI.

What to stash this week: A mega rebellion

We all know that big, bulky yarns are a saving grace of the holiday season — or are perfect when we need to be warm, stat. So, it’s a great time to enroll in the SpaceMonsters Mega Club. As a club member, you get a skein of worsted or bulky weight, hand dyed by Stephanie in an exclusive colorway, delivered every other month, and a special gift tucked into every third parcel. The price isn’t too mega, either.

Inspired by the new Rogue One movie, Julia of Pandia’s Jewels has dyed up yarn in colorways like Jedi, Vader, Is that an Ewok or a Wookie?, Rogue and Rebel, and debuted a new Rogue One notions tin. Join the rebellion!

Ami of Lakes Yarn and Fiber just introduced a new base called Rose, a decadent blend of 80% Merino and 20% Cashmere. She’s also offering free shipping on U.S. orders through Dec. 24 with the coupon code FREESHIP16 and $10 off international orders of at least two skeins with the coupon code INTSHIP.

Barbara Benson’s newest design is an easy-peasy cabled cowl that knits up quickly in bulky yarn, perfect for the polar vortex that has descended on much of the U.S. The clever design is knit vertically with no grafting required, joined together by sewing on buttons.

You have until Sunday, December 18th, to enroll in the 2017 Where We Knit yarn club. Four dyer/designers teams — The Woolen Rabbit & Anne Hanson, Eden Cottage Yarns & Mindy Wilkes, Three Fates Yarns & MK Nance and Spun Right Round & Casapinka — will create exclusive colorways and accompanying accessory patterns inspired by where they knit. If you need a last-minute gift for a special knitter in your life, or you still have to give Santa a hint, there’s an option to send a gift subscription. 

What to stash this week: A yarn vintage

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Vintage No. 1, the first custom yarn blend from Middle Brook Fiberworks, is now for sale! For the fingering-weight, woolen-spun yarn, Anne hand picked fleeces from Shetland and CVM (California Variegated Mutant) sheep, raised on a small farm in Pennsylvania that Anne eventually purchased her own lambs from. She added a bit of shimmer to the three natural shades with silk — golden muga for the Chestnut and Beech, and tussah for the Almond — and had it all processed at Gurdy Run Woolen Mill in Halifax, Pennsylvania. 

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There’s still some room in the virtual bus/train/plane for you to come along next year on a journey with the ultimate indie yarn club. Where We Knit 2017 brings together four dyer/designers teams — The Woolen Rabbit & Anne Hanson, Eden Cottage Yarns & Mindy Wilkes, Three Fates Yarns & MK Nance and Spun Right Round & Casapinka — to create exlusive colorways and accompanying accessory patterns inspired by where they knit. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Through December 24th, Bijou Basin Ranch is offering free shipping on all U.S. orders, plus everything is up to 25% off.

Yoshi & Lucy have debuted their holiday colors, which are available in full hanks and in mini skein sets.

What to stash this week: Indie is the new black Friday

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This list will be updated with new deals throughout the weekend.

With all the amazing Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday yarny deals being posted to the Indie Untangled marketplace, I didn’t want to be left out! Through Monday, take 20% off all yarn from The Woolen Rabbit and Dark Harbour Yarn with the code THANKFUL.

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All weekend long, Slipped Stitch Studios will have Door Busters that will knock your hand-knit socks off, with discounts up to 50%! Starting today, all needle nooks and zipper pouches are $12, while tomorrow, select totes and tote sets will be $85, down from $120 to $135. And that’s just the beginning…

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You don’t need a plane ticket to get some Silky Swiss Gorgeousness. Through Monday, all the luxurious silk hand-dyed yarn from Siidegarte is 15% off with the code BlackFriday2016.

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Crave Yarn is holding a 30% off sale through Monday at midnight MST. It’s the perfect excuse to get your hands on Crave Yarn’s Thoreau, an amazingly soft yak/silk blend.

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Groovy Hues has some fabulous deals on in-stock yarn (which includes Suzanne’s new holiday colorways) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Saturday is the best day to shop, with 20% off your order with the code SHOPSMALL.

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Space Cadet Yarns has a weekend full of several special treats, including one-of-a-kind sweater kits and holiday mini-skein collections.

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Cedar Hill Farm Company is offering 20% off all in-stock items — everything from holiday bags and needle cozies to yarn in the sale section that’s already at a reduced price — through Monday with the coupon code BFCM20.

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Eternity Ranch Knits is ready for the season with special holiday colorways, including Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and his friend The Bumble Monster, as well as Holly Berries, pictured above.

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Every time indies collaborate, an angel gets his wings. Or, a beautiful design takes flight. Barbara Benson worked with The Unique Sheep and Earthfaire beads to create her latest shawl, Earthbound Misfit.

Dye Is Cast Yarns is offering free U.S. shipping on ready to ship and clearance section yarns Black Friday through Cyber Monday, no coupon code required.

Everything in the Hampton Artistic Yarns shop is 20% off through Monday with the code THANKS1620.

Get 20% off almost everything and 30% on on special skeins and OOAK fibers from Squoosh Fibersrts through Monday.

Get 25% off everything at JOMA Yarn through Monday with the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY16.

What to stash this week: spooktacular yarn

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Julia of Pandia’s Jewels has seen her dye pots taken over by the Sanderson Sisters of Disney’s Hocus Pocus. The collection includes Black Flame Candle, a self-striping Sanderson Sisters colorway and a special Hocus Pocus kit that contains a third special color, a project bag from Suburban Stitcher and a notions tin filled with goodies.

If you’re in the mood to knit something spooky, Lara Smoot’s Fright Night socks might fit the bill. The vampire-themed colorwork socks, which use Undead Yarn (yes, really) have an introductory price of $3.99 on Ravelry until October 1.

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Lyra, the latest sweater from Laura of Fiber Dreams is inspired by Orpheus’ lyre, said to charm everyone. The sleeves of this simple garment — knit flat from the bottom, with notes if you prefer to knit in the round — are dotted with starry eyelets and accented with eyelet rib.

IU noob Dye is Cast Yarns has several new colorways on their Squish Wish base, a 75/25 Superwash Merino/nylon sock yarn.

What to stash this week: 7 yarny ways to keep warm

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The folks at Bijou Basin Ranch have partnered with Julie Crawford of the Knitted Bliss blog on the Xanadu Snowflake Cowl kit. This colorwork cowl is knit in the round with two skeins of BBR’s Xanadu, made with 100% Mongolian cashmere. The long tube is grafted together to create two. Layers. Of. Cashmere. Plus floats! Along with the yarn and pattern, the kit includes stitch markers by Purrfectly Catchy Designs, a Bijou Basin Ranch project bag and three sample packs of Allure Fine Fabric Wash.

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Nikki of Dark Harbour Yarns has been inspired by the work of English textile designer William Morris and has come up with a yarny version of his beautiful “Strawberry Thief” fabric. The colors, from left to right, are Horace, Deep-Blue Chromis, Old Salt, Salacia and Mary Rose.

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Glitter shouldn’t be limited to fingering-weight yarn. Susan of With Pointed Sticks has debuted Glitter Gel Pen DK (Superwash Merino/nylon/Stellina) for sparkly winter accessories or garments. Grab it in the Tulip Fields and Mixed Berries colorways, with free U.S. shipping on orders over $50.

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Want your bad romance (as long as it’s free)? It could be with this Instagram giveaway from My Mama Knits that runs through Valentine’s Day. Enter to win a set of five 50-gram skeins of hand-dyed yarn selected from this Scottish dyer’s new series, Bad Romance. The winning pack will include at least one gradient and a mix of bases.

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You know you’re craving some rich colors. Well, over the weekend, Linda updated the Kettle Yarn Co. shop with some new hues. They include a warm, nutty brown called Moselle that’s available on the Waltham base (100% British Bluefaced Leicester) and an earthy russet named Copper that’s available in Islington DK (BFL/silk).

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Too much winter for you? Think spring with Michael Harrigan’s Dayflowers and Honeybees Wrap. This rectangular-shaped wrap features a central panel of a dayflower stitch pattern surrounded by mermaid mesh lace and running edges of a honeybee pattern, with a final section of Shetland lace diamonds.

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Go beyond blankets and sweaters for your next baby knit with the Ruffle Bumpkin Diaper Cover (say that three times fast!) from Knit Eco Chic. This seamless design calls for organic cotton, but was test knit in a variety of fibers. It incorporates the self-hemming cast on and comes in 15 sizes.

What to stash this week: Wishing you a yarny Christmas

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You may have gotten everything you wanted under the tree, but here are some stashing opportunities to tide you over into the new year. Happy holidays!

Sign-ups are now open for Club Dragonfly 2016! The club consists of six shipments, each containing a skein or two of yarn in an exclusive club colorway and an accompanying accessory pattern, as well as optional swag. The 2016 designers include Miriam Felton, Andi Smith, Tanis Gray and Kirsten Kapur, whose November 2015 design, above, needs to get on my needles.

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Christa and Erin of Houndstooth Fiber Arts wish you a Yarny New Year with 10% off all orders and free shipping within the U.S. with the coupon code glad tidings. You can snag a skein of their Houndstooth Superwash DK for the upcoming Alicia Plummer mitts KAL in the Indie Untangled Ravelry group, some of their bright Painted Ladies Sock Yarn or luscious-looking BFL/silk sock.

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JOMA Yarn just had a shop update that featured several OOAK and repeating color paths, as the mother/daughter team call them, including Electrify Me and Time Warp on single-ply worsted Merino and fingering-weight BFL. They are also offering 10% off through the end of the year. Simply use the coupon code JOMALOVE15 at checkout.

What to stash this week: yarn actually

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The last Eden Cottage update of 2015 has everything except yogurt and chocolate buttons. There are several new skeins of hand-dyed yarn, primarily Bowland DK and BFL Sock, both 100% Superwash British BFL, along with gorgeous wooden shawl pins and sheep hand carved in Japan. There are also some sale yarns — Victoria’s lovely Askham 4ply, a super-fine baby alpaca/silk yarn, has been reduced by 25%. You’ll also get 10% off when you purchase 500 grams or more of Askham 4ply, Milburn 4ply (Superwash British BFL/Silk), Whitfell DK or Whitfell Chunky (both 100% baby alpaca). And, if you need some inspiration, patterns from the Drift Collection, inspired by ECY’s Whitfell DK, are now available in book form, which has beautiful photography.

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JOMA Yarn has added 32 skeins to the shop, including new semisolids like Mr. Roboto, Roller Derby and Grapezilla and complementary variegated yarns like Sanctuary, Jungle Boogie and We’re All Alright, on their signature Glam Panda (Merino/bamboo/nylon) base. There’s also the blurple-y Electrify Me on most bases. Bonus: use coupon code JOMALOVE15 for 10% off anything in the shop until the end of the year!

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Indie Untangled newcomer Brittney of Spun Fiber Co. is making room for new bases and colorways and is offering 25% off all the yarn in her shop. Scoop up some Speckled Single Ply Sock Yarn, and semisolid sport, DK and worsted-weight yarns — there’s no coupon code necessary. She’s also giving away your choice of a free logo tote or mini-skein bundle with every purchase of $50 or more AND a $10 gift card with every order of $100 or more.

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Open your eyes and see the new colors of Xanadu, Bijou Basin Ranch’s popular 100% Mongolian Cashmere. Meet Aqua, Avocado, Gold and Peach. And, don’t forget, they’re offering free U.S. shipping and 15% off all regular-priced items with coupon code YULE2015 through Dec. 24, plus all orders over $149 get a $20 gift certificate.

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Cranberry Moon Farm is Lisa, a shepherdess in Northampton, Massachusetts, who offers hand-processed spinning and felting fiber, hand-spun and custom mill-spun yarns ranging from laceweight to bulky singles, and longwool locks from her English Leicester sheep. All the wool is natural and un-dyed and, best of all, American grown.

What to stash this week: Seas and sales

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I was thrilled when Nikki of New Zealand-based Dark Harbour Yarns finally posted on the Marketplace about her most recent update, which is also her last of the year. It includes some gradient sets and kits for the Vexillology shawl from fellow IU artisan Mitenae. You definitely need to act quick on this one, as the Yarn Hoars have already descended.

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In time for the holidays, I’ve stocked the Indie Untangled/That Clever Clementine shop with logo bags and Snapdragon notions pouches, a fabric yarn bowl and a few products with the exclusive Untangling kit fabric. There’s a Loopy Lulu bag and two different Untangling Snapdragons, all ready to ship. I’ve also decided to keep the excitement of Black Friday going, and I’m offering free U.S. shipping on bag orders of $75 or more!

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Casapinka’s Boomerangles give you a couple of options for easy, satisfying shawls with a unique construction: Half is a boomerang in stripes, while the other half is an elongated triangle in simple slipped stitches and stockinette, with a picot edge on the top of the garter portion. There’s the Boomeranglet and the full-sized Boomerangle. Both use three different colors of sock yarn and are perfect for leftovers.

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What’s better than seven new hand-dyed colorways from Miss Babs? Getting it on sale, of course! These new, limited-edition colorways are available on Bijou Basin Ranch’s Tibetan Dream, a luxurious fingering-weight blend of Yak and nylon, which can be used to knit Laura Chau’s new Odyssey Cowl. Through Dec. 24 there is free U.S. shipping and 15% off all regular-priced items with coupon code YULE2015.

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The new Gringolet Cowl continues on KarenDawn Designs’ Round Table theme and is inspired by the knight Gawain’s faithful horse. Knit appropriately in the round, it combines increases and decreases to create geometric shapes, including a central stitch pattern that resembles horseshoes. The sample uses YOTH Yarns Little Brother, while the pattern requires 400 yards of fingering-weight yarn.

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I’m sure you know a gin-loving knitter, and here’s the perfect gift for them: Linda of Kettle Yarn Co. has put together kits with a handmade Gin & Tonic project bag, a project bag tag and a 100g skein of Twist fingering, a bouncy British BFL that’s available in five coordinating colors. You can also upgrade the kit with a handmade, fair trade white brass Ewe shawl pin for the ultimate knitter’s gift.

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Yarn is certainly one of MY favorite things. If it’s yours, check out the Invictus Yarns Favorite Things Yarn Club. You’ll get a skein of yarn each month that will be exclusive to club members for at least one year. There will be KALs and chances to win prizes in the Invictus Yarns Ravelry group. Once you subscribe, you will be billed monthly and membership will continue until you cancel or the club ends.