January 29, 2021

Super soft, superwash Merino in tweedy minis sets!

  • Skins of pink, purple speckled, green, beige and amber yarn.

New in the shop are these fun, DK-weight mini sets! Each set comes with five minis, one tie-dyed, one speckle-dyed, and three tonals. The sets are 230 yards total, so you can use one set to make your favorite DK-weight pattern into a fun striped project. The tweed adds to the fun of these sets and the Merino is super soft! Order yours and have this unique mini set for your next project!

November 24, 2020

Are you adventurous enough for a yarnie surprise?

  • A black and white photo of yarn.

Mystery Treasure Yarn is the perfect surprise for any adventurous yarnie!

You can choose from a luxury mystery or a standard mystery (the luxury option will contain fibers like alpaca or silk), and in each one, you’ll receive a skein of surprise yarn (in a colorway of our choosing). You choose the weight of your mystery skein, and the rest is a surprise.

After all, don’t you deserve a treat to start off your 2020 holiday season? These mystery treasure skeins are a great way to stock up on some gorgeous yarns to keep you knitting all winter long.

October 19, 2020

Star Trek Holiday Sets

Star Trek Christmas and Hanukkah Yarnie Pack

2020 has been a crazy year and the holidays are sure to just be crazier than normal! So why not treat yourself this holiday! Fairy Tale Yarn Co, is happy to bring you two options this year! You can choose between a Hanukkah Set or a Christmas Set. Both sets come with 10 hanks of yarn, 50-grams each, and four extras, each packaged for your chosen holiday. Each is available in fingering weight yarn and DK weight. You’ll get the same yardage as the 25 mini sets, so loads of patterns to choose from. As with all Fairy Tale Yarn Co holiday sets, the entire set will work together as a whole. The ball band on the yarn will also be numbered, making it easy to reference their order.

The 14 items will come wrapped in eight packs for the Hanukkah set and 12 for the Christmas set. Both sets will have the same fun Star Trek colorways and extras.

March 17, 2020

By Popular Demand!

  • Purple and speckled yarn.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Princes and Princesses! After receiving an abundance of requests I am proud to introduce my Fairy Tale Ensembles! I would like to invite you to be our guest and put my yarn to the test. These are colorways that are truly love at first sight. They even seem to be made for each other. They are sets of two or more colorways that truly match, they would make the most perfect shawls, sweaters, or any other projects that require colorways that go together gorgeously. I am very ecstatic to see what you create with these Fairy Tale Ensembles.⁠

October 17, 2019

Monty Python Advent Calendar

  • Christmas packages

Is your mother a hamster? Does your father smell of elderberries? Or do you just need a shrubbery? This year I’m excited to bring you another unique advent calendar! Introducing, Monty Python Advent Calendar!  

The Fairy Tale Yarn Co Monty Python Advent Calendar includes:

A full-sized skein of yarn in my Pegasus base (75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon, 463 yards per 100 grams). This larger skein will be a tonal colorway, the perfect background to pair with the minis or to use on its own for a special project.

24 individual mini-skeins of yarn in the same base (20g or 92 yards each), individually wrapped so that you can open one per day (or night). The minis will be a variety of speckle dyed and tie-dyed. (If you’re counting, that makes it a total of 480 grams of minis!) Each mini-skein will take you back to those times watching the Quest for the Holy Grail.

Each individual skein (full-size and mini) will be wrapped and numbered, so you can put it somewhere special as soon as it arrives and unwrap a little fun each day thereafter for 25 days.

Are you ready for a yarnie advent calendar full of geeky fun? Then order yours today! There’s a limited number that I’ll be dyeing. These also make fantastic gifts for your favorite knitter, crocheter, or weaver.

Listings will be available until Oct 31. Kits will ship in by November 23rd.

Note * the greyscale picture is from a previous advent calendar and given as an example of my previous advent calendars.

June 28, 2019

Saturday Morning Cartoons Christmas in July Advent Calendar

Cartoon character figuers in front of red and green packages numbered 21 and 16.

There’s something about Christmas that just takes us back to childhood, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the seasonal sights and scents that seem to zap us back in time, or maybe it has something to do with returning to our childhood homes and spending time with extended family. I say — why wait until December to experience all the fun and festivities? Let’s have Christmas in July!

My wish for each of you is that you find some time all year long to recapture the wonder you felt at the holidays as a child, and to enjoy every season to the fullest.

That’s why I’m bringing you a “Christmas In July” version of my Fairy Tale Knits yarn Advent calendar. This Advent-style knitting kit is the perfect reminder to take some time to do something you LOVE, every day. Unwrap some fun every day for 25 days in a row with this exclusive kit designed for adventurous knitters and crocheters!

The theme of this year’s Christmas in July Advent calendar is Saturday Morning Cartoons. Revisit all your favorites in this bright, whimsical collection! Each cartoon-rific colorway is designed to coordinate from one to the next in numerical order, so you’ll be able to pair them up in one giant project, or mix and match in a variety of smaller ones.

The Fairy Tale Knits Yarn Christmas in July Advent Calendar includes:

A full-sized skein of yarn in my Pegasus base (75% Superwash Merino wool/25% nylon, 463 yards per 100 grams). This larger skein will be a tonal colorway, the perfect background to pair with the minis or to use on its own for a special project.

24 individual mini skeins of yarn in the same base (20g or 92 yards each), individually wrapped so that you can open one per day (or night). The minis are all speckle dyed for that extra dash of festive fun. (If you’re counting, that makes it a total of 480 grams of minis!) Each mini skein is inspired by a different cartoon character or show.

The price for each Advent calendar set is $190.

Want more details? I’m not going to spoil the surprise by putting out pictures ahead of time, but here’s a list of the cast of characters you can expect to unwrap each day in your calendar (not necessarily in this order):

Bugs Bunny
Marvin the Martian
Sylvester & Tweety
Quick Draw McGraw
Daffy Duck
Taz
Jetsons
Care Bears
Pink Panther
Alvin & the Chipmunks
Garfield & Friends
Animaniacs
Tom & Jerry
Flintstones
She-Ra
He-Man
Smurfs
Woody Woodpecker
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rugrats
Phieneas & Ferb
Transformers
Muppet Babies
Scoobie Doo
Huckleberry Hound

Each individual skein (full-size and mini) will be wrapped and numbered, so you can put it somewhere special as soon as it arrives and unwrap a little fun each day thereafter for 25 days.

Are you ready to go back in time to the good ol’ days, recapture the magic of childhood and cast on something FUN this summer? Click the button to get your Christmas in July Advent knitting set!

Listings will be available until July 31. Kits will ship in August.

June 12, 2019

Perfect Kits and KAL for all you Whovians!

  • A collage of yarn

Are you ready for a KAL?
Well, then: Allons-y!

Fairy Tale Knits has partnered up with Tabitha’s Heart Design on an all-new Doctor Who inspired KAL! The pattern is a gorgeous shawl inspired by the pan-dimensional surfboard from Doctor Who, and I’ve got four different sets of companion colorways ready to go as kits.

Dates
Order yarn by June 17
Cast on June 29
Cast off July 20

The yarn is my Mermaid’s Hair DK base, which is a 45/45/10 blend of Superwash Merino/alpaca/multicolored Stellina. It’s a perfect combination of study, soft and sparkly!

The KAL starts June 29, so grab your favorite kit below before it begins.

This asymmetric crescent is knit sideways using two contrasting colors in a series of alternating lace and texture patterns connected by slipped stitch stripes. The shawl is finished with a knitted-on edging. You will never get bored with this project. The pattern is suitable for the adventurous beginner to intermediate knitter. Skills required: basic stitches, simple lace, two-color stripes, knitted-on edging.

Color options (in order of collage picture)

Born of the Time War/Slitheen
This pairing matches up the deep blue Born of the Time War with a bright, bold Slitheen green. Named for a villain we all just love to hate, the Slitheen green is sure to brighten your wardrobe and your spirits. This is the kit that Tabitha used in her original design sample.

Heart of the TARDIS/13
Go bold with gold in this companion set, including the rich golden “Heart of the TARDIS” colorway and the delightfully fun 13. Don’t look directly into this colorway matchup – just grab it and cast on!

Sonic Screwdriver/Exploding TARDIS
Fans of Van Gogh will love this last set, featuring a rich, deep blue Sonic Screwdriver colorway and Exploding TARDIS, which is bursting with blues and golds on a background of neutral cream. Knit your shawl in this set and it’ll be your go-to accessory every time.

Harriet Jones MP for Flydale North/Time Vortex
This kit features the deep plum purple colorway inspired by Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North (look at her go!) and the jewel-toned speckled Time Vortex. Speed through space and time and your next knitting project with this set!