Parallelominis Spring Knit along!

  • A purple and blue shawl.

Join your fellow knitters in a stroll through their stash for the scraptastic Parallelominis KAL and create your own colorful wrap for spring. Camaraderie is the name of the game — just have fun! The KAL is happening now through May 17th. Every participant that shares their FO gets a free pattern and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Crafty Flutterby Creations. Let’s get this party started with an Indie Untangled special 60% off the Parallelominis pattern through the end of March with code ”INDIELOVE”.

Create a reversible parallelogram from your favorite mini skeins, scrap yarn, or both! With the Parallelominis pattern yarn weight, length, and width are all adjustable to best suit your signature style. While working with so many fun colors, keep your ends tidy and add whimsy by wrapping the yarn tails around a sheep, bunny or lamb end minder.

⁣Another added benefit of designing with mini skeins is the ability to support many of my fiber friends all at once. My sample includes yarn from Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers, Black Cat Fibers LLC, Unplanned Peacock Studio, SpaceCadet, A Hundred Ravens, Bumblebeeacres Farm, Why Knot Fibers, Amanda Hope Yarn, Oink Pigments, Fairy Tale Yarn Co, and Destination Yarn. I can’t wait to see which dyers you combine for your creation! 🧶

See you on Ravelry soon for this knit-a-long adventure!

Celtic Styles Are In Bloom

  • A silver shawl pin on a skein of pink yarn.

Wander through our Celtic Spring collection and celebrate the rich heritage of the Celtic lands. Whether you dream of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or Cornwall — there’s a handcrafted journey to take with your handknits.

Our journey begins in a highland forest, the intertwined roots our new Tree of Life Pin are a reminder of how we are all connected to each other and the world around us. As you venture out of the woods into a Welsh or Cornish garden, the Blossoming Pin reminds you to take a quiet moment to stop and smell the flowers. Our journey concludes on a rolling Irish hillside with a flock of sheep grazing on the green fields of clover. This month’s limited edition end minder sets pay tribute to St. Patrick’s Day in a sparkling way. Whether you could use a lucky charm or a pot of gold this treasure trove will tame your ends and dazzle your friends.

Cast On Be Anything with a Special Offer

  • A blue and green lacy shawl with a silver shawl pin.

We’re celebrating the completion of the Go Anywhere collection with 25% off ebook and individual patterns. Use code INDIELOVE by March 7th for 25% OFF the following patterns: Be Anything, In A Book, In The Sky, Take A Look, Ways to Grow or the Go Anywhere ebook.

Each pattern in the Go Anywhere collection is inspired by the Reading Rainbow. Spark your imagination and let your mind wander the path of possibilities as you create each new pattern. You can Be Anything when you make your own wings! This shawl completes my Go Anywhere collection with one last installment of inspiration and lace. With a head in the clouds and feet on the ground, we each can find our goals and step toward them stitch by stitch. With a garden trellis to connect these two beautiful worlds, this design features a strong cabled spine and lush green grass to keep you grounded, and a bright blue sky filled with butterflies to keep you dreaming.

Colorful Shawl Cuffs for a Colorful Year

  • A purple shawl cuff with a silver Celtic knot.

Make a colorful start to the year with my new series of colorful shawl cuffs!

I knew that I had to put my own personal touch on this bold trend, but I wanted to do so in an environmentally friendly and stylishly functional way. Each piece is handcrafted with cork fabric and metal snaps. Cork is a renewable fair trade resource and a great vegan alternative to leather. The woven backing feels soft against the skin, even where the charms are hand-stitched onto each piece. One of my favorite benefits of working with this material is the brilliant array of colorways to choose from!

These Cuffs are available in both Classic and Charmed varieties. Each piece has a unique texture of natural cork bark serving as a reminder of the similarities and differences that we share. We’re all human, but each one of us has our own special abilities and path to walk.

Will our path join at Stitches West later this month? See these cuffs and many other handcrafted goodies in my booth February 20th-23rd.

Pretty in Pink Valentine Mystery

  • Packages wrapped in pink and kraft tissue paper.

Do you remember how it felt to come into school on Valentine’s Day and see that small pile of happy notes? Each one was a token of friendship, whether it featured a shared favorite character, sweet treat, or simply words of love. As a fellow crafter, I imagine you also held the handmade cards in even higher esteem! As adults, we tend to focus on providing that magical feeling for others, not ourselves. It’s absolutely generous, but sometimes we need a reminder that we’re worth that effort too. That’s why my first 2020 Mystery Box is all about love!   

This surprise set of handcrafted treasures is all themed around “Pretty in Pink”! If you’d like to give your next piece a unique and lovely styled flair, you can also choose between the exclusive Shawl Cuff or Shawl Pin to complete your treat!

Each recipient will find…
-A Charm Bracelet
-The Key To Happiness Progress Keeper Set
-Flutterby Stitch Markers in exclusive colors
-End Minders in exclusive colors and assorted fiber friends
-A clear jar to store your treasures

And, a free pattern code so you can play matchmaker for your stash!  

Fluttery fashions make your stitches take flight!

  • A dragonfly in amber in a silver shawl pin on a skein of gray yarn.

As this year draws to a close and a new year is about to begin, I wanted to celebrate this change with dragonflies! They are back in beautiful new colors, and are joined by a new floral design. Each Czech glass bead features one of these graceful creatures etched on an orb of crystalline color, appearing to float or fly just above the glow.

Adorn your historical knits in amber, or spread your wings and flutter through a clear blue sky. For a more dramatic look, soar into the sunset or fly across a swirling, stormy sea!

How will you take flight in the new year?

Sparkly Friends to Mind Your Ends!

  • A hand holds a white plastic bunny and silver and yellow plastic sheep.

Give yourself a gift to enjoy while you knit and crochet gifts for others! These festive end minders keep your loose ends tidy while dancing a little jig on the edge of your project. Choose from Christmas, Hanukkah or Solstice! The colors for these sets are brand new and include glitter gold, glitter silver, red, green, translucent white and translucent blue.

Since sheep, lambs and rabbits have been equally popular so far, I decided to make this a mixed set of all three critters! If you haven’t treated yourself to a set yet, this is a great way to test out all three shapes and decide which is your favorite. Which color or holiday would bring you the most joy?

Charming Shawl Pin Sale

  • Silver shawl pins.
  • A bee and honeycomb on a silver shawl pin.

For this year’s sale, I wanted to celebrate my wonderful online community. After much deliberating, the Charmed collection seemed like the perfect choice! Each charm highlights a unique aspect of your life including careers, hobbies, heritage, and favorite fandoms. As a gift, many of these designs hold symbolic significance, lending heartfelt messages and inspirational reminders to your friends and loved ones. 

Take 20% off your favorite Charmed styles with code SHOPSMALL2019 now through the end of Cyber Monday!

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New hoppy End Minders: Bunny hugs!

  • Bunnies wrapped in yarn.

The Suavest Sheep have had so much fun on your projects that they’ve recruited other fluffy friends to join the flock. Nobunny likes cast on tails getting tangled or accidentally knit with. Bunny Hugs to the rescue!

Each set arrives in its own crystal burrow for easy transport. Help them hop onto your projects by holding your yarn end to their heart, wrapping the yarn around, and pressing it into the slot behind their perky ears.

Hugs don’t work as well from a distance, and it’s the same case here. The closer your Bunny to your project, the better the hug!

As is the case with the Suavest Sheep, each batch of Bunny Hugs is 3-D printed in my home studio with PLA-a non-toxic material made from plant-based, renewable resources.

For their grand debut, these helping hares are happy to appear in two colorways of fluff. Will your Bunny Hugs be snow-white or speckled gray?

These animal shaped end minders are a type of notion I invented to solve the problem of cast on tails. My knit group introduced me to the bread tag trick, but those often got tangled in my working yarn and, let’s face it, they aren’t that pretty to look at.Then inspiration struck, I could make something that both looks and functions better. Thus began the process of designing and testing many version of sheep to create the best version. While the sheep were the first version to be released it was always my intent to gradually create more animal shapes to add to the menagerie.

Add a bit of mystery to your fall with the Hometown Comfort MKAL

  • A picture of a downtown street and the words Hometown Comfort MKAL with Crafty Flutterby Creations and Destination Yarn

Join me for a Mystery Knit A Long inspired by a few favorite locations in my hometown. Take a stroll down your own memory lane or make new memories with your fellow knitters as you create with each of four clues. Treat yourself to a Mystery kit for even more intrigue. ???? Skills used in this adventure include cables, lace, and slipped stitches. The pattern is designed to be achievable for an advanced beginner or easy and quick for an intermediate to advanced knitter.

In the circle of your fellow knitters, you’ll find a welcoming space to share stories and photos from your hometown, mark your town on a collaborative map, share progress for each clue, find support from the designer from cast on to styling, and you’ll even receive a free pattern for finishing by the end of September!

The journey begins on Labor Day, September 2nd, and concludes on September 30th. Pattern description on Ravelry contains a link to the Mystery Knit A Long thread.

If you like spoilers, stop by the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at one of the September events listed below and ask to see the sample. It will be hidden under a cloth so that the mystery can remain intact if you choose. ????

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin from September 6th-8th

A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio from September 21st-22nd

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, Virginia from September 28th-29th

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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