What to stash: Fandoms in yarn

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Third Vault Yarns is new Indie Untangled addition who just launched her Etsy shop. Based out of London, her colorways are inspired by sci-fi and fantasy TV shows, including Firefly, X-Men and Doctor Who, as well as books and board games. You can even make requests and see your fandom brought to life in yarn.

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Speaking of fandoms in yarn, if your favorite U.S. town is Stars Hollow, then Kim’s newest yarn club is for you. This three-month subscription includes one skein of sock or worsted-weight yarn in an exclusive Gilmore Girls-inspired colorway per installment. Sign-ups are open until Sept. 10 and the first shipment goes out on Sept. 15, so you should copper boom that.

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I hope you checked the blog early enough, because French Market Fibers is having an update today at 1 p.m. Central. She’s added a new base to her “krewe” with Merino Cashmere Fingering, a cushy 80/20 blend. It will be available, along with some Silky DK and Uptown Lace in her NOLA-inspired colors.

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Blissful Knits, one of the newest Indie Untangled additions, is a PDX operation from dyer/designer Raya, who creates striking, but harmonious, hand-painted colorways on luxurious bases, including a new silk/Merino/yak blend debuting this fall. Best of all, Indie Untangled subscribers get 15% off this week with the code IU15!

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Here’s your next knitting challenge: Karen has just released a collection of five patterns based on the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Each crescent-shaped shawl represents the five knightly virtues symbolized on Gawain’s shield, with another based on the magical belt that replaces his shield later on.

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Sarah over at The Queen’s Ransome been doing some more shibori dyeing, using a Japanese tie-dyeing technique that gives the yarn a cool abstract pattern that is very on trend. She has some Cashmere Merino sock and Worsted Merino in a faded indigo blue and dusky lavender. As a bonus, Sarah offers free shipping worldwide on all orders.

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Y’all down south should definitely check out the 4th annual Georgia FiberFest, which takes place from Sept. 10-12 in Columbus. Keya is a sponsor and will have a booth full of new autumn yarns and grommet knitting bags, as well as the first yarn from the sheep on her farm! She’ll also be teaching some of the event’s 50 classes.

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I know, knitting and crochet is not just for grannies anymore… unless you’re crocheting granny squares. This crochet bag pattern from Lilia Vanini is less of a commitment than a blanket and can go anywhere.

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