April 5, 2021

The Knights Who Say KNIT

A knight holding wooden knitting needles with a skein of yarn on her head.

Lyrical Knits seeks the finest and silliest knitters to join in a Mystery Knit-a-Long quest for the grail! The pattern is for a shawl, and there will be coconuts! Unladen swallows! And you must bring us… a SHRUBBERY! The pattern is available for preorders and is discounted through April 15th.

April 1, 2021

It’s Spring!

  • Beaver charms with silver ring attachments with a green background.

I don’t know about you, but spring is my favorite season. It makes me want to head outside armed with my binoculars to see what wildlife I can see. In honor of spring time adventures – I’m highlighting a few wild animal inspired stitch markers. The shop has a ton of wildlife including these beavers, robins, and sea turtles.

This month the theme of the surprise stitch marker set is: babies. You’ll get a set of six stitch markers with free shipping.

March 25, 2021

Introducing the Striad Wrap!

  • A woman holds out a purple and blue geometric wrap behind her.

An Epic Project Created from the Simplest of Building Blocks!

Even better… there's no sewing up at all!

The Striad Wrap was was conceived one cosy day as I sat in my knitting chair drinking a steaming cup of tea and gazing absentmindedly at a new lampshade that cleverly incorporated strips of joined-up triangles to form a globe shape. As my eyes followed the curve of those triangles, I found myself itching to pick up my needles and use the architecture of knitting to mimic their shapes. And so the Striad Wrap was born, an intriguing series of short row triangles, knit individually in strips and joined together without any seaming up, that combine to beautifully show off the amazing colours of hand-dyed yarn.

March 25, 2021

Sustainable, Durable, Fashionable: Vegetable Ivory Buttons

  • Ivory buttons scattered over blue fabric.

Buttons add functionality and style to every garment. Our vegetable ivory buttons do that while serving as a sustainable alternative to plastic buttons.

Each button is carved from tagua, a nut known for its resemblance to ivory both in look and feel. The nuts are produced by a type of palm tree native to rainforests in Central and South America and have long been used as an animal friendly substitute for ivory.

We offer two types of vegetable ivory buttons: Solid white and spotted. (The spotting is due to natural color variations found in the raw tagua material.) But if you fancy a different color, vegetable ivory is still a great choice. The tagua nut material is full of microscopic pores and will easily soak up dye.

Our buttons come in a pack of four and vary slightly in shape and size. In general, each one is about the size of a quarter.

Vegetable ivory’s good looks and durability made it a popular button material before plastics. Today, these buttons serve as a unique, environmentally friendly, and eye-catching choice!

Our buttons are made in a tagua workshop in Ecuador that primarily employs young women, allowing them to earn money while staying in school or supporting their families.

March 24, 2021

Introducing the Stasher’s P.M.S.* (*Pamper Me Silly) Yarn Club!

So excited to launch Garage Dyeworks' new club! Finally, a club for yarn collectors and single-skein project enthusiasts. Each shipment contains two skeins of a luxury yarn. Two different bases are featured, with weights ranging from gossamer lace to super bulky! All colorways are exclusive to the club. You may choose to receive two skeins of the same base, or one of each – just specify when ordering. A surprise yarn-related gift, made by a featured indie maker, will be included in each package.

This is a themed club that ships quarterly, beginning in June 2021.

March 24, 2021

New 100% Polwarth Fingering Weight!

  • Black yarn with pops of green, blue and purple.

Our new Barefoot fingering base is made with 100% Uruguayan Polwarth wool!! Polwarth wool is loftier and bouncier than Merino, with incredible memory. It has a sturdier feel that Merino, but is still next to the skin soft. Not to mention, it takes the dye beautifully!!

All Laneras yarns are custom spun, unique to our specifications, using wool that is ethically sourced and sustainably produced in Uruguay. We then hand dye them in North County San Diego. There is truly no other yarn like these on the market! Both our non-Superwash and our Superwash yarns are produced using almost exclusively renewable energy, with zero pollution entering the environment from runoff. All our wool is sourced from family owned companies with Responsible Wool Standard, Global Organic Textile Standard and OEKO-TEX certifications, ensuring the sheep are treated with the best possible care, and the wool is produced in the most environmentally responsible way possible.

We offer a curated variety of bases, from fingering to super bulky and everything in between. With almost 200 colors, dyed to order on any base within 3-5 business days, we have just the yarn you’re looking for!

To read more about the background of our company and where our yarn comes from, take a look at our blog post.

PLY March Update!

  • Skeins of pink, gray, blue and purple yarn.

Happy March Everyone,
It has been a busy month here at Pancake and Lulu! Hope everyone's beginning to feel the freshness of Spring in the air (or Fall, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere)!

I just wanted to let pop in to let you know that I have a few new Spring 2021 Colorways. Shown here are Cactus Flower, Night Lilac, Lily of the Valley and Peonies & Blueberries. These speckled colorways coordinate beautifully with my semi-solid collection. They are all available to order on any of my many regular bases, including Suri Silk, Mohair, Lux DK and American Merino Roving.

I have also created a few yarn kits for the upcoming MKAL by Ambah O'Brien. These are available on several of my fingering bases, but hurry up if you would like to receive yours before the start date of April 4th! I still can't decide which I will choose for mine. 😆

I am in love with beautiful glass Czech beads! I have made several new stitch marker / progress keeper sets – check them out in my shop. The one shown here is called Cornflower.

Highlights coming up next month: Pre-orders for my 2021 Advent Calendar will be open as well as the April Full Moon Colorway.

Enjoy the beautiful change in season,

xx, Aimee

March 24, 2021

New Progress Markers

  • Gold llama charms on cardboard backings.

Have you seen our new progress markers? We have also restocked some of the customer favorites! Progress markers can also be used as zipper charms on your favorite bag, your keychain or keyfob, charm bracelets — the uses are many. They also make fun gifts for your friends and family. Pop on over to our website and check them out. We are always adding more to our inventory so check back often!

March 24, 2021

Join me this Sunday on Facebook Live

  • A photo collage with various stitch markers.

This Sunday at 2:30 p.m. EDT, I will be hosting a Facebook Live event debuting new spring shawl pins, earrings, and stitch markers. See magnetic shawl pins “in action,” learn how our shawl pins can be used as accents on silk scarves, and receive special gifts with purchase!

It’s all happening right here.

Hope to “see” you Sunday!

Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $35.
Reasonable international shipping.

March 24, 2021

Maria G Knits – Patterns and Bags

  • A pink bag with gold flowers.

I am Maria G Knits and I live in the north of Portugal.

I learned to knit in the Portuguese style (with the yarn around the neck) when I was 6 years old with my mum and my grandma. Since that time I had never stopped.  To me, knitting is like breathing and knitting is my superpower!

I define my knitwear designs as casual, comfy but always with some detail of interest. My bags are made with crafters in mind. My Walk Me Bag is the perfect bag for the crafters and non-crafters alike!