What to stash this week… even if you’re not at Rhinebeck

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One more sleep till Rhinebeck — and zero sleeps till tonight’s trunk show! Whether you’re heading to Rhinebeck this weekend or not, there’s a lot to get excited about.

Designer Casapinka has teamed up with two Indie Untangled dyers, Alice of Backyard Fiberworks and Dami of Magpie Fibers, and created six beautiful designs that will debut at tonight’s trunk show. I’m particularly smitten with Fall is a Color, knit with Backyard Fiberworks Sock. Kits will be available at the trunk show and also exclusively on Indie Untangled — order yours today!

Vexillology is the latest pattern from Australian designer Mitenae. Though she’s getting ready for spring Down Under, Mitenae has collaborated with New Zealand indie Dark Harbor Yarn. There are two versions, a shawl and a scarf, featuring a stockinette center panel that uses intarsia to create the color blocks, and a garter two-color notched edge. The pattern is 25% off on Ravelry through Monday.

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Just in time for tonight’s trunk show, Anne Hanson has released Mayan Puzzle, an updated version of her beautifully textured Aztec Mazes Pullover. It’s shown here in Bare Naked Wools Ghillie Sport/DK, a 100% Cheviot wool sock yarn, which is light, airy, hard wearing and offers excellent stitch definition. You can also use Bare Naked Wools Confection Sport, which is 100% Corriedale Wool.

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Fresh off the publication of her Tartessos shawl in Knitty’s recent Deep Fall issue (which uses the yarn of fellow Indie Untangled dyer Lakes Yarn and Fiber), M K Nance has released her 47th pattern, a colorwork tam called Ripplebrook. Nance set out to design a purely geometric pattern, and realized it looked like the ripples on a brook. The pattern calls for 180 to 275 yards of fingering in two colors.

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After Rhinebeck knitting, it’s going to be time to start thinking about… Christmas! Yep. Tami of Eternity Ranch Knits, whose yarns will be at the Indie Untangled booth at tonight’s trunk show, is busy dying colors for winter, including a special Twelve Days of Christmas-themed sets, available with 12 full-sized skeins or minis. Both sets are available to pre-order until Thanksgiving and they will ship the first week of December.

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New dyer alert! Longtime knitter and spinner Susan has just launched With Pointed Sticks. She dyes semisolid and variegated colorways on two bases that I know my pen-obsessed friends will love: Ballpoint Sock is a squishy, 80/20 blend of Superwash Merino and nylon, while Rollerball Worsted is a slightly rustic non-superwash Merino. New bases and colorways will arrive soon and Susan also does custom orders.

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Knit Eco Chic’s newest pattern is called the Shawl Pin Shawl for its variety of styling options. The pattern comes in two sizes and includes a unique dip, created with short rows, which covers your back without adding bulk to the wings. Show off your favorite shawl pin — perhaps it will be one you buy at Rhinebeck!

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If you like your yarn in sale form, head on over to Cedar Hill Farm Company. Aside from new self-striping Rocket Sock Medium colorways and a new custom-designed tote bag, you can enter the code OCTOBER at checkout to save $5 on orders of $30 or more.

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