July 13, 2022

Cashmere & Coconuts Monthly Subscription Box! Now on CrateJoy!

  • A skein of yarn in blue, yellow, red and black with a blue bath bomb and coconut lotion in a white wooden box.
  • A rainbow skein of yarn with a mini chalkboard and chalk pen and blue bath bomb.
  • A cookie and sprinkles themed skein of yarn next to a mini Christmas tree with mini lights, a red peppermint shower steamer and peppermint lip balm.
  • A skein of yarn in shades of brown in a white cardboard box, with two tea bags, a light green yarn candle and a lip scrub.
  • Twelve fiber braids in various colors.
  • A skeleton holding a wooden sign that reads Halloween Mini Skein Box with a spooky forest background.

Ever since we opened, we’ve wanted to start up a subscription service for our customers. Who doesn’t love getting amazing squishy surprises, delivered right to their door each month?? Well, I am thrilled to announce that Cashmere and Coconuts is officially on CrateJoy!

We have offered our subscription boxes on a month to month bases through Etsy for some time, but now you can sign up for a monthly reoccurring subscription on our brand new 85/15 Sock base, exclusive to our monthly yarn club! Choose from either one or two skeins of our extra plush and soft yarn each month, on either fingering or DK-weight yarn! Below are some examples of what our boxes have looked like in the past!

New customers can take 15% off their purchase of our Monthly Subscription box!

Also new to the shop, we now offer fiber braids for spinning/felting! With over 20 brand new colorways to choose from, on our non-Superwash Merino base, we are sure you’ll find something you love!

Lastly, we have just released our Halloween Mini Skein Box! You’re sure to love this extra spooky mini set! Quantities are limited so grab yours while you can!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more special deals, shop updates and more!

June 23, 2022

Huge Store Update!

  • Seven skeins of yarn from dark pink to light pink, peach in the middle, light green and aqua.
  • Four dark aqua, Berry and mustard color assigned pooling skeins.
  • Nightmare before Christmas themed sock yarn, purple, grey and black.
  • Nightmare before Christmas themed yarn, Sally Colors of aqua, hot pink, purple, black and orange.
  • Eight different fiber braids.
  • Bright mini skein bundles.

Hello all!

When I first started knitting, I desperately wanted to also learn to spin my own yarn… and like many who have come before me, that ultimately led to dyeing my own fiber to spin. For quite a while now I have wanted to bring hand-dyed fiber into the shop, and I’m thrilled to announce that we have recently released the first of many fiber colorways!

We have also just released our Summer Splash set, a stunning gradient set that brings an amazing burst of color to any project. Purchase as a set, or buy individual skeins à la carte!

Lastly, while summer is flying in by, we are working on our upcoming Halloween colors, as well as our Holiday Advents! The first two releases are in the shop, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. For those The Nightmare Before Christmas fans, you should definitely take a look at our Jack and Sally colorways!

We can’t wait to show you what else is heading your way this summer! Make sure to follow us on Instagram @cashmereandcoconutsstore and definitely make sure to favorite our Etsy shop.

While you’re there, save 10% across most our shop!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Shop Update!

  • Fall colors of brown and apple green skeins of yarn.
  • Blue and white skeins of yarn with grey and brown speckles.
  • Blue and golden skeins of yarn.
  • Deep purple skeins of yarn with aqua highlights.
  • Three skeins of yarn in various shades of purple.
  • A set of five mini skeins in bright orange, pink, purple, blue and aqua.

Our most recent shop update features several of our new Outlander-themed colorways, with Cape Town, Drums of Autumn and Dragonfly in Amber all released in the past week. We have also released several other colorways for those who are looking for a little more brightness in their projects. Our new mini skein set features deep jewel toned colors of orange, pink, purple, blue and aqua, and our new shawl set is sure to make any purple lover’s dreams come true!

Our Summer Knitting Boxes are shipping out in the next week or so, but if you missed out on those, have no fear! Our Advent Sets have been released, and this year our theme is none other than the soon-to-be-released Downton Abbey: A New Era! Come join us as we explore a new era with the Crawleys!

We will soon be releasing our very first sock pattern, as well as our Fall Knitting Boxes, so stay tuned and remember to follow us on Instagram at @cashmereandcoconutsstore.

Lastly, as a thank you for the incredible show of support we have seen and our incredible customer base, we are offering a 10% discount in our shop until Mother’s Day (some exclusions apply).

As always, receive free shipping on all orders over $35!

Have a fantastic week!

March 31, 2022

Shawl kits, colorwork kits and more!

  • A navy and pink skein of yarn, and the beginnings of a shawl to show how it knots with assigned pooling.
  • Three skeins of yarn, blue, grey and light silver gray.
  • Two skeins of yarn in medium grey, neon green and neon pink.
  • A light peach full size skein of yarn and three mini skeins, in DK weight. The mini skeins are safe green, brick yellow and Navy blue.
  • A baby blue full-size DK skein and three minis, in mustard, aqua and purple.
  • A sock size hand sewn project bag with a yellow background and white dandelions.

For most people, the coming spring brings to mind flowers, new grass springing up, beaches, fun in the pool and all things warm. For a yarnie, the end of winter marks when you begin to an all the wonderful things you want to make for the NEXT winter, all the holiday gifts you want to create, and for a dyer, what on earth are you going to do for this year’s Advent?!?

Our advents will be releasing shortly, so have no fear, but in the meantime we have oodles of amazing new shawl kits, blanket kits and colorwork kits for hats and mittens! Tired of trying to decide what colors work best with each other? We have you covered!

I don’t know about you, but I recently discovered the joys of assigned pooling, and I have to say, it’s completely taken over both my dye room and my WIPs. Sorry to the three pairs of socks I was working on, but it’s just simply amazing to watch something so neat as assigned pooling create a simply stunning garment! We’ve released two colorways designed specifically for assigned pooling (although you’re welcome to use them in any other project you’ll like!) and we promise there will be more to come!

So dive in, and while you’re at it, enjoy 20% off all our solid color Peruvian Highland Wool and 10% off all other yarn purchases! Make sure to check out our amazing handmade sock project bags, as well as our larger knitting tote bags!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, we have some pretty spectacular announcements coming up that you won’t want to miss, and right now we are running a giveaway for a free shawl pattern and, possibly even a free skein of yarn!

March 17, 2022

New Colorways, New Sock Project Bags, Summer Knitting Box!

  • A very pale green and orange brown skein of yarn.
  • A white and teal fade skein with black speckles, laying on another skein.
  • Burgundy, rose and green skeins with a touch of gold brown.
  • Burgundy and white skeins with black speckles.
  • Blue, green and blue green skeins of yarn.
  • Gemstones surround the words Cashmere and Coconuts summer knitting box.

The first three months of the year have been racing by, and today it was finally 56 degrees in the frozen tundra of Minnesota! While I’ve lived here long enough to know that we may still get dumped on with snow a couple more times, the sunshine and birds chirping today helped to remind me that spring is REALLY on its way!

Our Summer Knitting box is nearly sold out, so if you want to grab 24 stunning mini skeins, along with some really fun full-size gifts, head on over and grab yours before they’re gone! We are offering two different bases, both our Basic 75/25 Merino Nylon Sock and our MCN sock, which features some truly squishy Merino Cashmere (and is my personal favorite!).

Several new colorways have been released in the last couple weeks, including several from the start of our Outlander Subscription box. We don’t release these skeins until a full six months has passed from when they were originally released, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! While they don’t come with the fun Outlander-themed gifts, you can always grab our most recent month’s Outlander Box as a single purchase, or sign up for either a three- or six-month subscription. For those Outlander fans who are eagerly anticipating each weeks episode of Season 6, I can promise you that this month’s box will be a lot of fun!

Our Game of Thrones-themed line has just been released as well, with the first three of nine planned colorways having just hit the shop. Grab a skein of our stunning “Mother of Dragons” or take a stab at knitting something fun with “And Now His Watch is Ended.” Both are available on both our Basic Sock as well as our MCN Sock.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for discounts, giveaways and shop updates, and if you’re a TikTok fan, get ready, because we are about to take a deep breath and dive into the TikTok world! Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Cashmere & Coconuts? Stay tuned, because we have a lot of fun stuff planned for you! Follow us on TikTok @cashmereandcoconuts

P.S. Save 10% in our shop this week with discount code: March10 (some exclusions apply) and save 20% on all our solid color Peruvian Highland wool!

Peace & Love to you all!

Anastasia
Cashmere & Coconuts

March 2, 2022

Spring is in the air!

  • Teal green yarn with orange speckles.
  • Three speckled skeins of yarn in teal, pink and orange.
  • A blue-ish purple skein of yarn with blue speckles.
  • A pink and bright violet purple skein of yarn with black speckles.
  • Two coral pink skeins of yarn with neon pink speckles.
  • Summer Knitting Box text surrounded by geodes and crystals.

I don’t know about everyone else, but as soon as March hits I am ALL about color in my life. I’m tired of winter drab grays and browns, it’s time for a color explosion!

Introducing our new Summer Lovin’ Collection! A trio of color that promises to chase away all your winter blues!

The Summer Lovin’ collection can be purchased as a set or individually and is available across multiple bases.

If you love color, but are looking for something a little more subtle, we have ten new color ways that were released in our shop this week, across multiple bases — rest assured there is something for everyone!

We still have a few openings left for our Summer Knitting Box, which is inspired by geodes and gemstones, and is definitely a box you won’t want to miss! Modeled on our Christmas advent box, our Summer Knitting Kit comes with 24 mini skeins in either our Basic Sock or MCN Sock bases, as well as a coordinating full size 100g skein, and several small goodies! We’ve put a LOT of effort into these boxes and I can promise you, you won’t want to miss them! When they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab them while you can!

Lastly, we currently have a sale across much of our shop, which runs from 3/1 to 3/31 — save 10% off! Woohoo!!

February 11, 2022

New Yarn and Spinning Clubs, plus new Shawl Kits!

  • Summer Knitting Box text surrounded by geodes and crystals.
  • Summer Spinning Box text on a blue geode background.
  • An image collage with a red, black and white shawl and skeins of purple and green yarn.
  • An image collage featuring a red, black and white striped and lace shawl with yarn in matching colors.
  • Orange and cream striped shawl with yarn in shades of purple and plum.
  • A photo of standing stones at sunrise with the text Cashmere and Coconuts Outlander Yarn Club and skeins of hand-dyed yarn in earth tones.

Hello everyone!

Cashmere & Coconuts is thrilled to announce we have just released several new and exciting products!

After the incredible success of our Holiday Advent Set, based on the Great British Baking Show, we have put together our very first Summer Knitting Box! Just like our Advent set, our Summer Box comes with 24 20g mini skeins, one full size 100g skein, each based on our summer theme of geodes, crystals and agates, as well as 1-2 small themed gifts. Each skein is on our 75/25 Sock base, which is an incredibly soft and yet durable Merino/nylon base. You also have the option to upgrade your box to either our MCN Sock base, or if you really want to capture that sparkle found in so many geodes and crystals, our Sparkle Sock base! No matter which base you choose, we promise you won’t be disappointed!

We also have launched our brand new Monthly Fiber Box, which will be based on a different theme each month. Orders are accepted until the 10th of each month, or until all spots are filled. Space is very limited, so make sure to grab your Fiber Box while you can!

We are pleased to announce that we have launched two new shawl kits, with patterns by the incredibly talented Ambah O’Brian! Her Lilli Pilli shawl is a particular favorite of ours, and you can choose between a variety of color ways to customize your perfect shawl!

Last, but certainly not least, our widely popular Outlander Sock Box is restarting again! For those who love the beauty of Scotland, Jamie Fraser’s accent (and kilt! Ahem!) and love to watch as Claire gets herself into one scrap after another, this box is for you! Each month you’ll receive one full size 100g skein, two coordinating mini skeins, and several small goodies that any Outlander fan would love to have! (Skeins shown in photo are examples of previous Outlander boxes, however this is a Mystery Box). All Outlander skeins stay exclusive to our Outlander Sock Box for a minimum of six months and will not be released before then.

One more nugget of awesomeness for you all! Cashmere & Coconuts is offering an exclusive discount only for Indie Untanged members! Use discount code INDIEUNTANGLED14 to save 14% off your orders from now until Valentines Day!

More to come next week!

January 25, 2022

Cashmere and Coconuts….Our Story

  • Bright violet, pink and teal variegated yarn with black speckles.
  • Shamrock green variegated yarn with yellow gold speckles.
  • Neon variegated yarn in sunset colors of purple, yellow and orange, with black speckles.
  • A Valentine’s Day yarn fade set in three solid berry plum colors ranging from to light berry plum to dark, with a speckled moss green and berry skein, along with a solid moss green skein.
  • A full-size cake of black yarn with mini cakes in bright yellow, neon orange, neon pink, bright blue, neon green and violet.

Almost 16 years ago, my grandmother went into hospice care in Arizona. I had just had my second child and traveled with my newborn to go spend whatever time I could with my grandmother before she passed away. It was a very special time in my life, on so many levels — my dad was there with me, and he and I didn’t usually get a lot of one-on-one time together typically. While much of our days were spent in the hospice care center with my grandmother, the time I was able to spend with my dad was equally as precious to me and is something that I will forever be grateful for.

If anyone has ever sat through a loved one’s passing, you know that it can be a difficult wait, full of many conflicting emotions and feelings. We don’t want them to go, we don’t want them to stay in pain, we aren’t ready for them to leave, we want them to be at peace. It was during this time that my dad’s aunt decided to try teach me to crochet. I say “try” because wow, I was NOT good at it! But I bumbled my way through and within a few weeks (ok maybe months) I had finally made my first scarf.

As the years passed, I made various scarves and hats, never absolutely loving crochet, but having that deep and overwhelming urge to “create” that I just could not find a way to satisfy and like so many others, when COVID forced everyone into their homes and cut us all off from family, friends and loved ones, I decided that it was time to teach myself to knit.

It was as if the heavens opened up in front of me.

I LOVED IT.

“Now, how do I make socks,” I wondered… and I found my way to Ravelry where I searched, purchased, and saved hundreds of stunningly beautiful sock patterns that were FAR beyond my skill level. I lovingly bought the most beautiful skeins of hand-painted sock yarn, learned all the terminology, started to build my “stash,” all before I ever even attempted to cast on the first pair of socks.

In all honesty, I was terrified to try to knit socks. I am almost embarrassed now to admit that it took me almost six months after I learned to knit to do anything more than dream about that first K1P1 cuff. The very first pair I finally cast on was following along with one of the Crazy Sock Lady’s vanilla sock patterns, and let me tell you, if you’re ever on the fence about learning to knit a pair of socks, pick up one of her patterns. They are well explained, easy to understand, and best of all, she gives you video tutorials of all the different areas you could possibly go wrong with.

Within a very, very short period of time, I realized that this wasn’t just a hobby for me, it had become a passion — and a rather expensive passion I might add. Rather than risk my marriage, I decided that I should try to dye some of my own sock yarn, and it was then that I realized I was really in trouble! Who would have thought that dyeing sock yarn would satisfy that need to create even more than knitting would?!? My husband rolled his eyes, lovingly gave up our dining room to become my crafting room, and Cashmere and Coconuts was born into existence.

You may wonder, why Cashmere and Coconuts? The Cashmere part is a bit more obvious, but the Coconuts has meaning for me as well. When you think about a coconut, the outside is amazingly hard and difficult to get past. You can hammer at it, bash it with a rock, and it takes a good amount of time chipping away at the outside of a coconut to make any sort of headway. For me, life has been a bit like a coconut… and my journey into the world of knitting, dyeing and fiber arts in general has been especially so. I chipped away at that hard outside of the coconut, learning, making errors, probably going about things in ways much more difficult than they really needed to be. Eventually though, we get to the inside of the coconut, and we discover something magical. Thus, Cashmere and Coconuts was born.

When I think back on those early days of learning to crochet, all those years ago, and where I am today, I am very thankful that I kept bashing away at the outside of that coconut. I hope that my story inspires you in some way, that you find that perfect skein of yarn, an amazingly beautiful pattern, a cloudy fluff of wool — it can be anything! — and you start chipping away at your own coconut. Learn something new! Try a new technique! And discover the joy that comes from persistence, hard work, and most of all, Cashmere and Coconuts.

Anastasia

P.S.: Our shop is having a 10% off sale now through 2/14.