Glowing Apparitions of Color for Fall Knitting

Fall is fast approaching and I am yearning for the crunch of crisp, colorful leaves beneath my feet and cool wind rustling through the trees. When I was a child my brothers and I would gather around a bonfire and roast marshmallows. As the night encroached and the moon glowed brighter, we would listen excitedly to each other as we took turns telling our favorite ghost stories.

These memories motivated me to create my latest color palette, each inspired by ghostly apparitions, tall tales and whispers in the dark!

My Scrying into the Looking Glass 2021 Halloween Advent preorder features 30 20g mini skeins and one full 100g skein in a Merino/nylon blend. As always, special goodies are included. Boxes are scheduled to ship on August 31st.

Also available is my Monthly Speckled Sock Club, fall hat kits and much more!

July 27, 2021

Last Call for 2021 Winter Holiday Kit Preorders

Last Call for the Megs & Co Holiday Movie Trivia-themed Winter Gift set! Preorders for these kits, that are affectionately called yarn advents, will be closing August 1.

While I was planning out this year’s kit, I wanted to create something that was extra special and intentionally curated for a specific project and I think that you are going to be really pleased with what I have come up with. This set will include 1 pattern + 21 mini skeins + 4 full size skeins + 6 extra gourmet gifts all individually wrapped so that you can open them up in any way that you like.

You can choose the traditional method, selecting a yarn package to unwrap each day in December leading up to Christmas, you can count down the year and savor a different treat each day of the month, or you can divide them up to suite your own winter holiday celebration traditions, but if you are like me you will just tear through the entire thing as soon as it is in hand!

There are three kit options to choose from including a kit specifically for my crochet gang!

Winter Eves – Advent Calendar

The idea for this year’s Advents is to evoke all sorts of wintery eves, as the name says,  and not only the most famous one of the 24th of December. We thought of the changing shades that can take an evening in winter, whether in a snowy or a starry sky. As a result, we are inspired by the contrasting hues of warm homes, fireplaces and kitchens filled with deliciously simmering pots.

We built up four different color groups: Blues, Purples, Greens and Browns in different tones and variations, faded, light and dark, solid and speckled… for every taste! We then added a hint of gold, copper and silver tones, so that altogether the minis could be beautifully matched with the Stormy Luce or Perla as main colors.

You’ll be able to choose if you prefer Luce or Perla for your main color, and you’ll then get a delicately warmer, or chillier mood for your bunch of yarn.

Also, one of the things we love most about our Clubs — and special bundles like Advent Calendars — are the collaborations that we build with artists and artisans around Italy. For this occasion we introduce you to Alice of Little Pine Alice.

She’s an amazing illustrator, able to paint enchanted worlds to take you in, with the delicate touch of brush and watercolours. We thought that the dreamy figures and landscapes she could create would be just perfect for our concept. So be prepared to enter a space of winter nights lit by fireplaces, where you can meet creatures of the snowy woods, you can stare at starry nights or wait every eve warmly packed inside, preparing your comforts and knitting just until Christmas comes.

This journey will be made of yarn, of course, but not only… Alice‘s creations will evoke our colors and guide you through our mood one day after another.

We really hope you’ll enjoy this voyage along Winter Eves, rich with gently contrasting shades, just like nightfalls and candlelights.

Please make note of a few useful information about the CALENDARS:
-Subscriptions will be listed in our Shop from JULY 30, 18.00 h CET.
-Subscriptions will be open until SEPTEMBER 05, unless they sell out before; shipping will be scheduled in late October.
-We decided to list only a limited quantity of bundles, because they are handcrafted especially for this event and are all unique.
-Each box will include 200g of our A Stormy Blend – Perla or Luce, a blend of Italian Wool and Alpaca in its natural fawn or grey hues, 16 of 20g mini skeins in A Chic Blend, hand dyed exclusively for this event, a secret bundle by Alice @littlepinealice, illustrated for this event… and a final surprise!

Yarn content is:
A Chic Blend – 2 ply fingering weight mini skeins of 20g – 90m
60% wool – 20% alpaca – 20% mohair

A Stormy Blend – 2 ply fingering weight full skeins of 50g – 225m
70% wool – 30% alpaca

LITTLEPINE ALICE
Alice is a freelance illustrator based in Brescia (Italy), mainly focusing on watercolor technique. When she has a little spare time she loves to explore mountains around the nearby Alps. In fact, the main influences on her subjects come from nature, but also art and movies.

July 24, 2021

You’re invited to a Masquerade Ball

Limited slots left! Preorders close August!
Join WoolenWomenFibers for a Halloween filled with mystery and glamour! This Halloween yarn box will include 13 20g minis and a masquerade ball-themed kit to open Halloween night.
Each skein will reflect the bold, beautiful and mysterious colors of a masquerade ball including a Woolen Women Fibers exclusive masquerade colorway, an Aggie’s bag (shawl sized) AND extra goodies (handmade candle, SamsTinyTrinkets, and tea)!!

You can expect a variety of colorways including tonals, speckles and variegated or a combo of these techniques.

Yarn base for minis:
fingering weight
75% SW Merino/20% nylon/5% silver-toned Stellina
87 yds/20 grams

Yarn base for 100g full skein on Halloween night:
75% SW Merino/20% nylon/5% gold-toned Stellina
438 yds/100g

Fun spooky sock sets are also available! Brand new themes this year with adorable SamsTinyTrinkets to match!

July 22, 2021

Christmas in July

  • Gold, pink, red, white, brown and green yarn in a flat basket.

We have a special update for all of you getting a head start on holiday crafting! There’s lots of ready-to-ship gorgeous holiday-themed mini skein collections, preorders for full-sized holiday colorways and a final five spots left in our Christmas Countdown for 2021. Celebrate with collections inspired by the Nutcracker, the Rocky Mountains, a cozy Farmhouse Christmas, and the bright cheery colors of the 1950s.

We also just restocked with ready-to-ship literary-inspired mini-skein collections, and lots of our bestselling Posh DK base — a soft and squishy blend of Merino, Cashmere and nylon. We’re closing up shop on Saturday for an extended family break, so we have a special coupon for Indie Untangled readers that is good Friday and Saturday only: VERYMERRY for 15% off your entire purchase!

All About Alpacas

  • A white mini plastic alpaca with green knitting.

The last few months have been so busy that I haven’t had time to really sit down and have a think on our end minder friends. Luckily, I received excellent feedback at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which left me feeling inspired for July’s special debut. Without further ado, let’s get to know the Adaptable Alpacas!

These extra fluffy friends await your yarn to make their fleece fabulous. With the soft speckles of marble gray, they’ll easily pair with any shade — no matter how you put them to work.

Keep your ends tidy, store yarn for repairs, tame your joins, or make a handy portable color swatch for your next trip to the local yarn shop!

Each set includes six of these limited edition animals, kept safe and secure in their own crystal corral. The Adaptable Alpacas are prepared for anything, just pop them in your project bag and you’ll always have an ally on hand for tricky stitch-uations.

July 21, 2021

DK Weight Constellation-Inspired Advent Calendars by Bad Lux Designs

  • A bear constellation and the words Bad Lux Designs 2021 Advent Calendar

✨ Bad Lux Designs’ Advent calendars are available for preorder NOW 💫

Inside your Advent calendar box, you’ll find 24 individually wrapped and sealed one-of-a-kind (OOAK) 20 gram DK weight mini-skeins. Each mini-skein package is labeled with the day’s date on which it should be opened. On the 25th day (Christmas) you’ll finally open a full 100 gram D- weight skein.

Each color you discover within the box has been inspired by a constellation in our Night Sky. Packaged with each mini skein, you’ll uncover the story of the constellation that inspired the unique color you’ve opened that day. Along the way, you’ll also unwrap notions, original artwork, and treats that are sure to make your December EXTRA sweet.

There’s a very limited supply so don’t delay if you want in on some constellation-fueled fun this December. It’s gonna be 25 days of yarn, art, and surprise notions and treats!

BASE: DK Weight
FIBER: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
LENGTH: 24 x 20g mini skeins (1,181 yds) + 1 x 100g full skein (246 yds) = ~580g / ~1,427 yds Total

Hot Hot Hot!

  • A four-skein fade set of red-orange yarn.

There are days this time of year when tending all the dye pots feels untenable. Longing for an air-conditioned studio, but not willing to pack it up and find a cool lake to jump in, I’ve been using my time dyeing up some new offerings. No surprise I’ve created some of my hottest colors to date!

I’m just loving my Fire Festival fade set on Harbour Singles fingering which includes one full skein each of Tutti Fruitti, Marigolds and Saffron, Tropicale & Heat Wave (also available for individual sale). I liked it so much I added a set of five mini skeins. And since I couldn’t stop there, I added a fifth stand-alone color on Harbour, Confetti, the lightest of the bunch with just a hint of warm and cool yellow and magenta speckles.

Taking things in a much cooler direction, I’ve added a few new fade sets on Deep Sock-Klimtomania, inspired by one of my favorite paintings, Miss Emelie Floge by Gustav Klimt, and The Age of Ore built around one of my oldest and most beloved colors, A Knight In Tarnished Armour.

I’ve restocked a few of my other fade sets, including Deep Waters. Maybe that one will cool us all down!

Knitting On Ice – A New Leg Warmer Pattern!

  • Pink and blue knit leg warmers.

A fuzzy leg warmer pattern in July?! Yes, I figure if you start knitting it now it will be done in plenty of time for it to actually be chilly enough to wear them! Save 10% now through July 20th, 2021 to celebrate the release!

Get retro and knit up some extremely cozy and totally ’80s-tastic legwarmers! Mohair held double with sock yarn makes these fuzzy legwarmers hold in a lot of warmth so you can skate on without getting cold ankles. Pick a self-striping yarn for a bit of extra colorful fun. This pattern features customizable calf shaping for the best fitting legwarmers that can be scrunched up if desired or can be worn up on the calves so they won’t fall down. They look absolutely adorable over some cute boots! The name of the pattern is inspired by one of all time favorite anime films, Yuri on Ice!, which is also the inspiration for the self-striping yarn color I used.

These legwarmers are knit from the bottom up in the round. The legwarmers are sized based off the ankle circumference and calf circumference. Pattern includes instructions for both slimmer and wider calves.

Legwarmer Size
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)6, 7, 8

Finished Legwarmer Ankle Circumference
5.5” (7”, 8.25”, 9.75”, 11”)12.5”, 14”, 15.25”

Looser ’80s Fit: Choose a size that is .75” – 1”/2 – 2.5cm larger than your measured Ankle Circumference.

Tighter Sock Fit: Choose a size that is 1”-1.5”/2.5 – 4cm smaller than your measured Ankle Circumference

Sample legwarmer in photos is a Size 5 knit in the Looser 80’s style fit with Large Calf.

Yarn:
Fingering weight held double with lace weight mohair/silk
182yds/166m (228yds/209m, 273yds/250m, 319yds/292m, 364yds/332m)410yds/375m, 455yds/416m, 500yds/457m of each yarn.

Yarn shown in photos is Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in History Makers and Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Steel

Needles:
US 3/3.25mm DPNs or 37”/94cm circular for Magic Loop.
US 4/3.5mm DPNs or 37”/94cm circular for Magic Loop.

Gauge:
22 sts x 32 rnds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch, blocked

Notions:
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers