What to stash this week: spring brights

Yarn with red, white and purple stripes.

Liz of HighFiberArtz is welcoming the warm(er) weather with her spring collection. It features super bright colorways, a self-striping yarn called Bunny Hop and double knit (two-at-a-time) sock blanks that look like an Easter egg.

A drawstring bag with an aqua, purple and pink pattern.

Slipped Stitch Studios is having a cat and dog lovers shop update today at 9 a.m. Pacific.

A skein of blue yarn with a silver shawl pin.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations has new penannular shawl pins, a traditional design that features the pin attached to the decorative part, so you never lose it.

A white skein of yarn in a spiral with the words Dye To Order above it.

Lambstrings Yarn now has a dyed to order option, so you can get the colorways you want, whenever you “need” them.

Pancake and Lulu just had a mini update.

What to stash this week: Spring flowers

Kristin, who runs a knitwear business called KraeO, is expanding from crocheted hats and cowls into hand-dyed yarn with a line called Fuzz Family. She has just debuted a springtime collection of colorways, including a lovely one called Rose Gold, pictured above.

Speaking of gold, Jen now has her popular stockinette stitch Short Row and Minis earrings in solid 14k gold. Be fancy!

Speaking of spring, Aspen Knits has just released this new spring-inspired, two-in-one design called Lilac. The pattern contains instructions for making both a wrap and a cowl. The samples feature yarn from indie dyer Thriving Hive Studio.

Heather of Sew Happy Jane has stocked her shop full of goodies, including Silky Cashmere, five shades of Magical Mohair, tons of Delightful DK, mini skeins and several new spring colorways.

Summit Rd. Fibers is having a flash sale, with 20% off through March 17.

What to stash this week: new dyer alert

Aimee of Pancake and Lulu Yarn, aka PLY, has a fully stocked shop with a huge selection of colors (80 and counting) with mini skeins available on five bases and other goodies Her post on Indie Untangled has a ton of info and photos, including one of another lovely project, the Pierre shawl by Westknits, so go check it out!

Deb Gerhard of Spruce Lane Designs updated her Once Again sweater pattern to also include separate, non-monochromatic, colors for the yoke. This yoke is shown in Marianated Yarns’ Drizzly Day as the main color and the Racing Silks Mixed Marianated Gradient Set.

To celebrate the last season of Game of Thrones, Marietta of Inner Yarn Zen has put together a two-part unclub. The first installment will include a skein of Game of Thrones-inspired yarn and a project bag using licensed GoT fabric. The second installment will be a second GoT-inspired skein, as well as stitch markers with images of key characters.

Elisabeth of Wolle’s Yarn Creations just introduced a Malian-inspired yarn series, based on the Malian Bogolan, or “mud cloth,” textile dying technique that uses fermented mud from the Niger River. These yarns feature color changes as well as partial striping.

If you loved the Cute & Sweary bags from artist Cynthia Frenette, her potty mouth is at it again. The Pretty Sweary bags from Slipped Stitch Studios are available to preorder starting today at 9 a.m. through Monday at midnight PST.

Shanna of Lambstrings Yarn just released Ewetopia Bulky, a 3ply Superwash Merino wool with 106 yards, perfect for quick knits like hats, mitts and chunky cowls.

Sunshine of My Mama Knits has 11 new colorways inspired by one of her favorite childhood books, The Color Kittens by Maragret Wise Brown.

What to stash this week: Last chance to go Skeinny Dipping

There are still a few sweater quantities of Journey Worsted available (pictured above is Redwoods), as well as Christine’s new Merino Silk Single, her Merino Single, Mericash Fingering and Canonball Sock available in the Virtual Trunk Show — but not for long. 

Jen of Porterness Studio is celebrating her 5th birthday as a jewelry maker and you get a present! Use the code IU5Years to get 25% off your order until this Sunday, March 3. You’ll also get a free sterling silver stitch marker with every purchase.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations has added dragonfly shawl pins to her shop. Use one to add some sparkle to your favorite shawl, cowl, scarf or cardigan.

 

Liz of HighFiberArtz recently launched a yarn collection that shows off her style of dyeing. Each yarn in Liz’s Inspiration collection is based on a photograph. She also recently started dyeing sock blanks.

Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns is collaborating with Jaya of Apoorva Designs on the Four Seasons Collection, which will include four shawls or wraps inspired by Jaya’s favorite poems. Sign-ups for a subscription to the collection, which will include the yarn, pattern and other goodies, begin today at 7 p.m. UK time. At the same time, the next round of signups will open for The Potting Shed, a monthly yarn subscription club. And, finally, Victoria will be having a regular shop update featuring Oakworth 4ply, a 100% Superwash NZ Polwarth, at 1 p.m. UK time on Sunday.

Summit Road Fibers has opened preorders for an April Fool’s Mystery Pack.

What to stash this week: winter into spring

To counter the winter blues, Stephanie of Rock Solid Designs has some bags in new, bright-colored fabric that can bring some spring into your life. All, including the fun unicorn bag above, are available on her Kellie bag, which has plastic snaps that act as built-in yarn guides.

Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks can’t wait for spring either, but she’s using cold weather in New York to her advantage in creating colorways. Some new ones are inspired by the wintry landscape outside her Catskills home and a New Year’s Day long ago spent on a Cape Code beach.

Slipped Stitch Studios’ previous Cats & Dogs goodies have found their forever homes, so it’s time for a refresh. Cat & Dog-themed preorders will open today at 9 a.m. PST.

Terri of AT Haynes House Yarns has some new colorways up in her shop, including The Same Thing, which is pictured above.

The Cryptozoologist recently had a shop update with vibrant, spring-y colorways on 100% British BFL/nylon sock yarn.

Augusta of adKnits creates fiber-themed notecards, art prints and stickers inspired by adventure and the outdoors.

Purple Lamb Fiber Arts has a new base called Squoosh DK and is holding a yarn giveaway through Monday.

Heather Anderson is hosting a mystery KAL beginning March 1.

October House Fiber Arts has introduced two new spring-inspired miniskein colorways.

What to stash this week: wrapped up in wool

Woolly Wormhead’s latest collection of hat designs, called Inversion, features stitch patterns that manipulate the fabric across or via the rows, instead of manipulating the stitches within the row. The result is five two-color hats that are reversible, but with each side showing off a different look.

Today is your last day to preorder Stephanie’s stunning interpretation of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado, available on four different bases, from fingering to worsted.

The Akerworks Butterfly Kate serves multiple purposes: while you’re knitting, it holds balls and cakes and feeds your yarn consistently and evenly — almost like a combination swift/ball winder. Its “wings” have a magnet that can hold metal stitch markers (no more digging around in your bag!) and a notch that holds your pattern. For spinning, it can be used along with other Kates for plying.

Jeanne of Destination Yarn’s latest destination-inspired collection of yarn is based on Paris. The eight colorways are deep, moody and rich, inspired by impressionist paintings, old postcards and modern photographs. They’re available in full skeins as well as a miniskein set.

Alisa of Knitspinquilt is heading off to England for three months to do archival research. So, if you want to get your hands on any of her yellow taxi or manatee bags, or rainbow llama stitch markers, get your order in by February 22.

Kate of McMullin Fiber Co. has updated her shop with new Rainbow Bright Minis. The sets, which have a total yardage of just under 550, are perfect for colorwork, scrappy socks, heel/toe color pops or scrappy shawls and blankets.

Laura of Slipped Stitch Studios has shipped out all of the Cute & Sweary preorders, so the limited extras are available for sale today at 9 a.m. PST.

Skeinny Dipping’s Adobe Wan Kenobi colorway looks incredible and oh-so-Valentine-y in Sweater Freak Knits’ Birch Sap shawl, which takes two skeins of fingering-weight yarn. The base shown here is the super-soft Mericash Fingering, a 70/20/10 MCN that has been added to Indie Untangled’s Skeinny Dipping Virtual Trunk Show.

Eden Cottage Yarns is having a shop update tomorrow at 8 p.m. UK time featuring Merino in its many glorious forms: Pendle 4ply and Pendle Chunky (both 100% Superwash Merino), Brimham 4ply minis (85% Superwash Merino, 15% nylon) and Nateby 4ply rainbow minis (75% Superwash Merino, 20% nylon, 5% silver Lurex).

Lori of Abstract Fiber hand dyes colorful yarns out of her home in Portland, Oregon. She also offers various types of spinning fiber, much of it containing silk, including Mixed Merino Silk, BFL/silk, Targhee/bamboo/silk, 50/50 Merino/silk, as well camel/silk and yak/silk.

Mona is holding a Big Bunny BOGO sale. From February 14-24, buy one of her patterns and get one free, no coupon required.

Dye Is Cast Yarn has a new base and colorway

What to stash this week: go Skeinny Dipping

Christine of Skeinny Dipping is debuting her newest base, Merino Silk Single, in the first ever Indie Untangled Virtual Trunk Show! The idea behind the Virtual Trunk Show is to introduce you to indie dyers you may not know about and let you snag some of their beautiful skeins — no travel, tickets or lines required. In lieu of samples, I’ve linked to project ideas on Ravelry.

As a bonus, the trunk show has some skeins from Fuse Fiber Studio, including a limited number of kits for Catherine Clark’s Ixchel sweater that include dyer Rebecca’s popular Black Pearls colorway. 

Vagabondo is Sara of La Cave à Laine’s latest hat pattern. Filled with wandering cables, it is what she calls a “playful investigation into asymmetry within symmetry.” Enjoy 25% off this pattern with code VAGA25 on Ravelry until the end of February.

If you couldn’t tell from her business name, Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations is into butterflies. Her new Flutterby stitch marker and holder sets are available online, or you can see them in person in booth 513 at Stitches West.

Project bags and accessories in this colorful Knit Happens design from artist Cynthia Frenette are on sale today at 9 a.m. Pacific time from Slipped Stitch Studios. There are a limited number of ready-to-ship items, but there will be the option to preorder should something sell out.

Be on the lookout for new items from Jenn of Porterness Studio. All Indie Untangled readers get 20% off with the code SelfLove20.

Amy recently debuted her newest Row House Collection, plus 10 other new colorways and OOAKs. Inspired by colorful row houses in America and around the World, the Row House Collection features five coordinating semisolid colors and two speckled colorways.

Sunshine of My Mama Knits offers more than just hand-dyed yarn. Her shop also has hand-sewn project bags made especially for her by Amelia X Joy, stitch markers in singles or themed sets and hand made birch wood Socker’s Rules by Fleece Loved Products.

Meet Debi of BaaBerry Farms, a shepherdess who specializes in project bags and hand-dyed yarn. Bags are fully lined, with interior pockets and wrist straps, and yarn is mill spun from her flock and then hand dyed.

Shanna of Lambstrings Yarn just had a shop update, which includes some brand new colorways and a revamping of some old ones on Sadie Singles, Tralala Sock and Ewetopia DK. Her shop also now has mini skeins.

Going to Stitches West? Learn all about the Witherbottoms, a story woven by Leann especially for the show.

Learn more about Australia’s Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill.

Just in time for V-Day, the Every Rose Has Its Thorn colorway is available from MollyGirl Yarn.

What to stash this week: canyon of yarn

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For this round of Knitting Our National Parks, Stephanie of SpaceCadet Yarns was drawn to the gorgeous browns, greys and oranges of the canyon that appear to be reflected in the hazy sky, with the shock of turquoise of the Gunnison River running through it. Her Gunnison colorway is available on not one, not two, but four different bases, from fingering to worsted! You can preorder the yarn on Indie Untangled through Friday, February 15 and will ship the last week of March. As always, 10% of sales will be donated to the National Park Foundation — the last round provided more than $800, which will go to the parks that need the most help after the recent government shutdown. 

Once Again, a collaboration between Marian and designer Deb Gerhard, features a Fair Isle yoke combined with simple cables, showing off either a gradient or a subtle variegated colorway. The yarn is available via Marian’s website and the pattern can be found on Ravelry.

Knit Collage creates unique handspun yarn, as well as yarn that is made from fabric. It is true art yarn, enhanced with flowers and ribbons or spun into interesting textures with fun colors. 

February’s installment of the McMullin Fiber Co. Literature Society is inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma. Act fast if you want a yarn that is “handsome, clever and rich,” as signups close February 5.

For The Indie Project, Sam of Lavender Lune Yarn Co. is teaming up with a new indie dyer each month, and each of them will dye a colorway inspired by the same photo. For February she is teaming up with Joyce of The Flying Kettle. The two-skein kit is available to preorder through February 7.

Designer Kelly Sandusky of Aspen Knits has designed the Pinnacle Shawl with two DK-weight skeins of dyer Heather’s favorite colorways, Sassy Ballerina and Honey Mead. The shawl has a variety of stitch patterns and the heavier weight helps this project fly off the needles. You can use the colors in the sample or create your own from the selection of Delightful DK in the Sew Happy Jane shop.

TGIS: Thank Goodness It’s Sheep! Laura and Co. have bags in three fun fabrics, a limited-edition “Woolfred” Yarn Sock and a new wider medium-sized project bag. All of it is on sale today starting at 9 a.m. Pacific time and until Monday at midnight.

Last chance for Margarita Day, the first installment of Despondent Dyes’ Faux Holidays Club.

Cog Yarns has openings for a February Mystery Sock Club.

Eden Cottage Yarns is having a DK update and a Yarnuary sale.

What to stash this week at VKL or not

At this year’s VKL NYC, MollyGirl Yarn is part of what has been dubbed the Megabooth, a collaboration between Angela, Woolyn, One Geek To Craft Them All, Yarn Over New York and Wee Ones Creations. Highlights include the City Windows kit, which includes a pattern by Rachel of Woolyn, and skeins from MollyGirl and Yarn Over New York, a new base called Boogie Woogie comprised of 85% Italian Superwash Merino and 15% nylon, Rock Star Sport for all those new sportweight patterns, signups for Volume II of Mollygirl’s Spotlight club, which is themed around the musical Wicked, and a new set of fun enamel pins featuring artwork by Xandy Peters — one of the folks Angela met during that first VKL four years ago. 

But if you’re not in NYC this weekend, don’t sweat it — everything shown on Angela’s Indie Untangled post will be available online on Monday, January 28!

Liz of HighFiberArtz, an Oregon-based IU newcomer, dyes colorways inspired by things around her, on high-quality bases in weights from lace to worsted.

Sew Happy Jane has a new base for the new year: Springy Sport, because sport is the new fingering. And get 10% off when you spend more than $100 with the code OVER100.

In plenty of time for V-Day, the Pandia’s Jewels Romance Collection features new colors, stitch markers and kits. There are several yarn bases to choose from, from fingering to DK weight.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations is opening sign-ups for her Enchanted Forest Shawl Pin Club. It includes a monthly shipment of an exclusive shawl pin, notions, as well as yarn, pattern and book suggestions.

Despondent Dyes is introducing the Faux Holidays Club.

Lambstrings Yarn just had a new beginnings-themed shop update.

What to stash this week: mini mani-yak

Stephania of Three Fates Yarn takes a different, less speckled path than other indie dyers, and her semisolids and gradients are perfect for colorwork projects that require the colors to stand out from one another. Enter her Helios mini skeins. Comprised of 60% Superwash Merino, 20% yak and 20% silk, they are a great match for items that require a bit of luxurious warmth with next-to-the-skin softness. Stephania has moved from Etsy to a new home on a new website, so step in and take a look around, and get to know her and her lovely yarns a little better.  

Tamy recently debuted her Harpers Ferry shawl, which uses a main color contrasted with mohair and mini skeins (see above on where to get minis!). The result is a beautiful melding of high-contrast color, though you can also use a gradient for a more subtle look.

And speaking of minis… Jen of Porterness Studio has a new mini double-sided Yarn Life and stockinette motif sterling silver necklace. It’s designed to show flip as you wear it during the day to show off both sides. It normally retails for $125, but Indie Untangled readers get an introductory price of $95 with the code IndieYarnMini25 through January 24.

As the Outlander series comes to a close, so does Inner Yarn Zen’s Season 4 Outlander Unclub. Pictured is a photo of the yarn from Round 2, which is available on its own or as part of a package with all three rounds.

This is going to be Jennifer of Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ new view in New Mexico and it’s inspiring her New Beginnings yarn club. This quarterly club will ship in March, June, September and December and you can get one skein to up to four skeins per shipment.

Amanda of Wild Hair Studio has one of the few flocks of Romeldale/CVM sheep in the southeastern U.S. This breed, which is considered endangered, will be highlighted in her quarterly fiber club, which is now accepting members. Each club release will include roving, batts or smidgens (mini batts) of a Romeldale/CVM wool and/or Romeldale/CVM wool blend from her studio. If you’re more a knitter than a spinner, there is also a handspun option!

Slipped Stitch Studios is bringing you some enchantment under the sea. No, not the dance in Back To the Future, but a collection of project bags and other goodies featuring mermaids, sharks, narwhals and more. They’re on sale today at 9 a.m. Pacific time.

Kate of McMullin Fiber Co. hosting a winter make-along with prizes and loose rules. To enter, you can make a project using 50% or more of McMullin Fiber Co. materials and post about it publicly on social media. She’s kicking off the MAL with a sale: use the code TREATYOSELF for 25% off everything in the shop until January 24.

The latest October House Fiber Arts shop update includes a few colorful additions that should brighten up your dark winter days.

In time for the new year, Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations is releasing Tree of Life shawl pins, which symbolize rebirth and new beginnings.

Dye Is Cast Yarns has a limited edition Valentine’s Day 2019 colorway.