With all the great indie made goodies out there, it can be hard to find the perfect gift for your fellow maker (or decide what you want yourself). I’ve put together a selection of products from Indie Untangled vendors, and the Indie Untangled website, to help you narrow things down. Happy shopping!
These bags from Crista Jaeckel are all ready for gifting! They are block printed on fabric by hand — Crista drew the trees and worked with her daughter, who carved the block. You can personalize your bag by choosing either red dots or multicolored dots on your trees. The waxed canvas base will be either red or green, for a fun surprise!
This mini skein set from Teresa of Sunny Day Fiber has the perfect “warm, cozy, sit by the fire and knit” feel. Use it to knit up a sock with contrasting heels and toes and use the extras for a few ornaments. The set comes with one 100g skein and six 20g skeins in a 75/25 Superwash Merino/nylon fingering weight.
The Queen’s Box from La Cave à Laine is a collaboration between five European designers and creators who Sara says “have combined their talents to make us Queens!” It’s a calendar that you open every day from December 25 to January 6, or Queen’s Day in Europe. It includes:
Six mini skeins of Fingering Lane by Deborah of Swiss company Penny Lane Yarns
Four mini skeins from Kidsilk Lane from Penny Lane Yarns
One knitting pattern by Swiss designer Frida Franckié
One knitting pattern by Sara Maternini of La Cave à Laine, based in France
One haberdashery item from La Cave à Laine
One haberdashery item from Cécile of Atelier Camelir, a French ceramic creator
A few surprises
Boxes are available to preorder only until Saturday, November 19.
The Tea Time Wrap kit from West 7th Wool comes with three 50g skeins of 7th Street Singles (100% SW Merino single-ply) to knit this simple project that’s perfect for the busy season. The construction is simple: four panels of stockinette stitch knit with very large needles separated by rows of garter stitch knit with smaller needles, creating a versatile shawl/wrap/scarf. Choose from Cream Tea or Winter Tea colors.
We all know that bulky projects are the way to go during the winter. Judy and Emily of Jems Luxe Fibers stand out by selling bulky 20g mini skeins, allowing you to add colorwork to your favorite bulky pattern. Available in single skeins or sets of five.
The Topsy-Turvy Socks from Jenny of Kountingsheep are inspired by Alice in Wonderland and are the perfect festive attire for your feet. The pattern includes three sizes, written top down with a slip stitch heel flap and Kitchener toe. Use nine mini skeins to create this fun and quirky pattern!
The Harris Sling Bag, an Indie Untangled exclusive, is hand crafted in six different colorways of beautiful Harris Tweed from Adabrock Weaving Company in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. These bags are the perfect size to carry around a small accessory project, plus your everyday essentials, with one open and one zippered pocket — I’ve been using mine as a purse. It comes with a size-inclusive leather strap that can adjust from approximately 30″ to 48″.
If you don’t want to have to worry about holiday shipping deadlines, this quarterly club is the perfect gift for your favorite indie yarn lover! The 2023 Indie Untangled Where We Knit Yarn Club brings together four indie dyer and designer teams from around the world. Each pair will create a colorway and an accompanying accessory pattern, drawing inspiration from various places where they whip out their works in progress.
The ingenious Maple Phone Stand from Canada-based Thread & Maple helps keep your digital patterns in view while holding stitch markers, scissors and darning needles securely on a magnetic tray.
Show off your indie cred with this one of these mugs, made custom for Indie Untangled by Portland, Oregon-based JaMpdx. Available in “slightly spicy” and non-PG “extra spicy.”
Make sure to top off your handmade gift with a special tag from Augusta of adKnits. Each set comes with 10 2″ x 3.5″ tags and strings. The back includes a “to/from” and care instructions section.