July 11, 2018

Semiramis Shawl Kits with Yarn Over New York and Gannet Designs

KnitSpinQuilt is exited to announce the first of several collaborations with yarn dyers!

This very first kit is a collaboration with Yarn Over New York and Gannet Designs. Customize it and make it exactly what you want: you get a medium drawstring project bag, one or two skeins of fingering-weight yarn, a lace shawl pattern, and a stitch marker.

The project bag — a medium drawstring project bag sewn by Alisa of KnitSpinQuilt — is made from a fabric whose pattern was designed by Naomi of Gannet Designs. The lovely, lovely yarn is dyed by Jessie of Yarn Over New York.

You get to customize the kit in several ways. We’re offering it in three different colors (green, blue, and purple) and two different yarns: Times Square Sock (Merino/nylon) or Astoria (alpaca/Merino). Choose your color, choose your yarn base. Finally, choose whether you want one skein of yarn, or two skeins of yarn.

The kit comes with a pattern for a brand new shawl: the Semiramis Semicircular Shawl, designed by Alisa of KnitSpinQuilt using Gannet Designs lace patterns. You can make a shawlette with one skein of yarn, or a large shawl with two skeins. You’ll also get a custom matching stitch marker as a little bonus.

You can pre-order the kit at Yarn Over New York’s new website. Orders are capped at 30 kits, so hurry over!

You’ll receive a Ravelry download code for the pattern as part of your purchase. Don’t have Ravelry? We’ll print it and mail a physical copy of the pattern to you with the yarn — just make a note in your order.

July 11, 2018

New Shawl Pattern “Gradients A Deux” and a Summer Sale

“Gradients A Deux” is a rectangular-shaped shawl consisting of simple lace paired with garter and stockinette stitch. The shawl is worked from the center out, in the round until the specified stitch count is achieved. Each side of the shawl is then worked separately. A series of increases and decreases along the right-side rows result in a zigzag pattern which accents the beautiful gradients’ color progressions and produces an unusual edging on the ends.

Gauge: 22 sts by 52 rows = 4 inches in garter st

Yarn: Shawl uses two gradient sets, 6 skeins per set, 133 yds/skein. This shawl also lends itself to using up scrap yarn.

Size: Approximately 18” in width by 94” in length at longest point

All patterns in my store, including this pattern, are 25% off until July 31st.

July 6, 2018

Larkspur & Snapdrgons: Aug. 2018 MKAL shawl

Inpsired by the wild unkept garden of small flowers creating an overall pattern of colour and shape, these lovely stalked flowers lay one upon the other forming bands of colour when seen far off. May you find your truth and explore the stars with your new lacy shawl!

A triangle shaped shawl with an overall patterning and smaller motif revealed as you get up close. It is worked from the top down. The pattern is available in three sizes, by repeating the first section of the shawl. It was designed for Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton using a 100g, 150g or 185g skein for a small, medium, or large sized shawl. There are a number of beaded accents (optional).

To join the MKAL simply purchase the pattern in my bunnymuff shop (don’t forget the BOGO through 17 July) and join us in the bunnymuff group to chat and knit along!

Summer Shop Update

It’s been a while since I have had much to add to my shop, as I have been traveling for various fiber festivals in my area. But now that I am back from the last one of the summer, I have many great things left to share with you all! Looking for unique, colorful yarn? I’ve got it! Looking for fiber-y art to decorate your craft room? I’ve got that too! With yarn inspired by my art and art inspired by my love of knitting, you’re bound to find something you love. Take a peek and see for yourself.

Yarn To Fuel Your Imagination

The Cryptozoologist is a one-woman indie yarn slinger based in Yorkshire, UK specialising in 100% British yarn, dyed up in dreamy shades to represent fantasy, literature, pop culture and video games.

I had to retire my shop briefly while battling with illness, but I’m back with a bang and more colour than ever!

What’s changed?

The method I use to dye has changed to reflect my lifestyle. I blend, speckle and paint to make multi-layered colourways that will burst into colour on your needles. I’m launching with a solid collection of eleven colourways and will be adding more as I play, explore and refine at the dyepots.

What’s the same?

I still use 100% Yorkshire reared and processed yarn. It’s a beautiful blend of snuggably soft BFL and hard-wearing nylon to ensure the yarn is powerful enough for socks, but slinky enough for next-to-skin wear.

The sense of fun and fantasy has stayed. I like to put magic into every skein, whether that’s traditional style magic or the zing of something new. I like my colourways to be interesting to the eye, always something new to find.

What’s hot?

I joined Countess Ablaze’s Tits Out Collective and my colourway For The Girls has been hugely popular raising a lovely sum of money for Days For Girls, a charity that endeavours to end period poverty and provide sustainable menstrual care and education to girls.

There’s also a new core collection of colourways that would work marvellously in fade designs. From velvety purples and pinks with Wicked Like A Wildfire, Holes in Your Heart and Cold Clay to zingy brights like U’Ghamaro, The Beekeeper and Las Vegas 2049.

One of my favourite colourways, and one I’m finding it incredibly hard to relinquish into the world in The Gracekeepers. Inspired by a book by wonderful British author Kirsty Logan, it’s a stormy mix of blues, blacks and rust. Kirsty herself saw the skein on Twitter and said “WOW. I have to say, while writing a book you never think about what wool colours it might match. And yet this is the absolute perfect colour for The Gracekeepers.”

Such high praise (and yes, I did dance around my living room a bit when I read this).

I hope you’ll join me for the joy of my relaunch, and that you’ll find something beautiful that speaks to you.

July 2, 2018

New Colors and New Yarn Base

QCC Yarn has just launched its newest yarn, Delightful Cat. Delightful Cat is a wonderfully soft and bouncy DK weight yarn, that’s 75% Superwash Merino/25% nylon blend, with 246 yards per 100g. It’s a delight to knit with and the stitch definition is fantastic.

We have lots of these new colors ready to ship. If you would like more than what is listed, we can always dye you more.

July 1, 2018

Fleece Is The Word – Volume I of MollyGirl’s New Spotlight Club Is Now Open For Sign-ups!

Hi Untangled friends! I’m hoping you’re filled with Summer Lovin’, ready to do the Handjive, and fly off into the sunset in Greased Lightin’… Sign-ups for our new club, Spotlight, are finally open! Volume I is all about the classic coming-of-age musical, Grease!

The concept behind the club is that we’ll feature a different musical or musician in every Volume. Participants will get five months of colorways celebrating the best songs from some of your favorite artists, shows… and perhaps other forms of media? (Can anyone say an “Ocarina of Time” Volume? I may or may not already have all of those colors planned… Perhaps…) It gives me a chance to really explore some of these timeless classics and idols in a yarnful way and perhaps expose you yarnies to new music that wasn’t on your radar before. It also gives me the chance to do one of my favorite things and create fun new colors with abandon… and gives you the chance to get your hands on what will almost certainly be unrepeatable colors! Needless to say, I am really, REALLY stoked about this club.

When I came up with the idea for this club, it was a natural segue for me to jump to Grease as my first Volume. A lot of people don’t really know this about me, but I used to be really active with my local community theatre when I was young. Grease is the first musical I was ever in; it was a kids/teens-only production my theatre company did over a summer. Predictably, it was pretty terrible. But it was a gateway for me into something I never thought I could do. Being involved in that show changed my entire life, changed who I was at a very pivotal point for me, and it’s something I wouldn’t change for the world. So yes, I did wear an actual poodle skirt, I do know all of the words to Summer Lovin’, and I can handjive with the best of them — something I can say with a strange sense of pride. In a way, this sort of brings it full circle for me because I think this club can really be something amazing, too!

In the club, you’ll get one shipment per month starting in September. Each shipment will include yarn in a brand new, never-before-seen (and probably never-to-be-seen-again!) colorway. Each participant will also get a special club-exclusive enamel pin! This Volume’s pin was designed by my dear friend, Xandy Peters, and is just ridiculously cute.

What yarns and what weights you get are up to you! You can pick from one of three options: Bass Line, Rock Star DK or Rock Star. You’ll get the same number of skeins every month in the same yarn every month. This makes it easy to plan project sets or large projects! Want to do a set of socks for a Grease-loving friend? Hats for your Pink Ladies? The ultimate Rydell Fadient — can you say “We Go Together?” Whichever you choose will be amazing and I can’t wait to see what you do with them!

Space is strictly limited, so don’t wait too long! Sandy was no stranger to heartbreak – but you can avoid her fate by signing up early! You can pay all at once or in monthly installments: either way, it’s peachy keen, jellybean. More in-depth information can be found on the listing page. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

June 30, 2018

Knits4comfort 2018 Advent Calendar

This year I am creating an Advent Calendar of yarn! Each day (1-24) of December you will open up a little gift to find 92 yards of yarn and on Christmas, you get to open a full 463yard skein of yarn for a total of 2600 yards! An exclusive shawl pattern will be included and is written so each day you get to use the yarn you opened for that day! This year’s theme is Christmas Movies! Contact me to reserve your order today (all orders will ship in October).

Fig Lace for all

Once Upon a Corgi is kicking off their summer with a pile of very fluffy Fig Lace!

Our newest base of 70/30 kid mohair and silk laceweight is celebrating its biggest update yet with pairs in almost EVERY color we have in stock on line! This season has been spent daydreaming of holding this halo-tastic yarn double for future fall knits or by itself for a cloud like shawl accent.

Luckily for you there is no weight and everything is already up in the shop ready to be sent off to a new warm home!

Thank You

Best Wishes

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