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hello and thank you for stopping by! Here on the Indie Untangled blog, you can figure out what to make with your latest stash acquisitions, learn about some talented fiber artisans and much, much more.

What to stash this week: If the sock fits…

Sizing is a challenge for sock knitters, especially when you’re knitting socks for someone else. Even if they’re conveniently around, you don’t necessarily want them constantly trying on the WIP. Dawn of Twice Sheared Sheep has a new Sock Sizing Ruler. To use it, you place the ruler with the arrow snug into the heel or toe of your sock and knit until you reach the line for your desired size. Then,…

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The search for the perfect navy

In order to get some different perspectives on hand-dyed yarn, I will periodically run posts by other knitters. Yelena Malcolm Dasher, AKA ymalcolm on Ravelry, is incredibly talented and lightning fast, and she can probably finish more sweaters in a year than I could hope to complete in my lifetime….

What to stash this week, ’cause it’s spring!

Those of you not lucky enough to be Maryland bound this weekend can find solace in some really great stashing opportunities online.

First, an update from The Uncommon Thread TODAY at 4 p.m. BST. Two new colorways, including the delicious Sorbet (pictured),…

Knitting indie: Ready for spring (and for winter Down Under)

Even though it was a bit windy in New York over the weekend, the weather could not have been more perfect for the debut of my latest FO. Those of you who subscribe to the newsletter will be happy to know that my French Cancan shawl was finished and dry in time to wear to Jess and Kip’s wedding brunch with my springy ModCloth dress (see blurry selfie here)….

What to stash this week, new edition

One of the things I love about my “day job” as a journalist is spreading the news and telling people’s stories. This week, I get to introduce you to several artisans who are brand new to Indie Untangled and are also fascinating, talented folks.

One of these dyers is Sandra of Duck Duck Wool….

The celebration continues on Ravelry

I would like to thank everyone who has participated in the first half of the launch giveaway and to congratulate our lucky winner, who has been notified. I hope that you still enjoy receiving the newsletter each Friday, and not to worry — this is certainly not the last of the goodies you will be able to win from Indie Untangled….

What to stash this week (and what else you can win)

There’s been quite a bit of buzz surrounding the launch of Indie Untangled. If you came here via Wednesday’s post on the Knitty blog, welcome! There’s plenty on here that I hope will entice you to stick around, though the word of the day is giveaway….

Launch celebration giveaway!

If you’ve had a chance to poke around That Clever Clementine’s Etsy shop, you know she makes some super cute bags and notions pouches. A couple of years ago, when I was in Maryland for the Verdant Gryphon open house, I was lucky enough to get a peek at Vicki’s fabric collection,…

What to stash this week: ‘Despicable Me’ self-striping sock yarn and more

Indie dyers come up with the coolest things. Michelle of Berry Colorful Yarnings is now taking pre-orders for colorful self-striping sock yarns inspired by the “Despicable Me” movies. While at her shop, fans of a certain wizard might want to check out the Potter colorway….

Untangling: That Clever Clementine

While the main goal of Indie Untangled is to keep you up to date on the latest news from your favorite yarntrepreneurs, I also want to help you get to know these talented makers a little bit better. My first “Untangling” Q&A is with Vicki of That Clever Clementine,…

What to stash this week, launch edition

Over the past few weeks, the Indie Untangled marketplace has been filling with posts from more than a dozen incredibly talented dyers and crafters. And while I was tempted to scoop up nearly everything, don’t worry—there is plenty available for you to buy.

Here’s the first round-up of some of the shop updates,…

Untangling the indie fiber community, one post at a time

I’m so thrilled to officially launch Indie Untangled. I created this website to make it easier for my fellow yarnophiles to find out when their favorite indie dyers and spinners have new creations up for sale. Along with yarn and fiber, you can also find cute and quirky project bags and buttons that would be perfect for the sweater you just finished—or buy them just because….