The 2019 Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show seems like it was ages ago, and also like it was just yesterday. For the second time, we organized a massive KAL with eight separate categories, which brought in more than 200 entries! I thought it was appropriate to share the randomly-selected winners as part of a Year In Review post. Hopefully some of these FOs will inspire your 2020 projects.
Pictured above is KnitCosette’s Love Note by tincanknits, which was one of the winners in the sweater category.
I always love Year in Review features, but I thought that might be a little hard to do on this site — how could I possibly narrow down the great things posted by the makers on here? Then I realized that I have a huge catalogue of Indie Untangled FOs through the quarterly KALs in the Indie Untangled Ravelry group. I decided to present them here for you to admire, and to maybe give you some ideas for some of the stash you’ve acquired over 2015. Above is my Cladonia, one of my favorite FOs ever, knit with Countess Ablaze and Schmutzerella.
Next month, we’re doing a KAL of Alicia Plummer‘s mitt patterns in yarn from Indie Untangled dyers, and I hope you’ll join us!
A selection of IU FOs:
Erica/ejsufka’s Leaflette, knit with Hazel Knits Cadence
Annie/beadgoddess’s Ridge Hat in French Market Fibers MCN Worsted
Adrienne/killerb’s Red Flannel in Canon Hand Dyes Robert BFL Tweed DK
Marta/sbnyc’s Rekindled in Bijou Basin Ranch Xanadu
Nancy/kathynancygirl’s Cloud Cap in Lakes Yarn and Fiber Killarney DK
Danielle/OnEdge28’s Meava socks in Astral Bath Orbit
Sue/autumnfog’s Thermis in Lakes Yarn and Fiber Lochsa DK
Heather/winemakerssister’s handspun with fiber from the Pigeonroof Studios Luminosity Club
Lavanya’s Dark Tickle in Astral Bath Yarns Centaur Luxe DK
Jean/sadie21jean’s 3S Shawl in Western Sky Knits Twinkle Sock
As I sit huddled in my apartment, eyeing the “feels like 20 degrees” on Weather.com, I’m thinking it’s time to start preparing for winter. Which, if it’s anything like last year, is going to require a lot of knitwear.
The Indie Untangled Ravelry group is also in Knit All The Things mode, so we’re putting together an end-of-year KAL. Our wonderful moderator AliKazaam is organizing everything, and the rules are perfectly simple and easy to follow even on “Holiday Brain”: you must use something from an Indie Untangled vendor for your project. Yarn, buttons and patterns are all eligible. (The skeins in the brand new Berry Colorful Yarnings Indie Untangled pop-up would be perfect, as would this skein of French Market Fibers Silky DK that has been hanging out all by its lonesome since this morning. You’re welcome.)
The KAL will run through December 31 and there will be prizes, including the skein of Duck Duck Wool Sport in Toast the Coconut above that I am selflessly donating from my Rhinebeck haul (again, you’re welcome). Ali has also generously donated a skein of your choice from the Indie Untangled marketplace up to $25, and we anticipate many more prizes where those came from. It’s perfectly fine to “double dip” in other KALs, but we hope that you join in our fun chat as well.