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New DK Yarns available

  • Dark pink, green, blue and orange yarn above a painting with the same hues.

Being stuck at home has had some advantages, as I’m sure many dyers have discovered. For me, it has allowed me the time to think about my brand, my yarns and my market. With that in mind, I have finally begun dyeing and selling yarns on a DK base.

The colors I chose are from my already existing palette of “yarn inspired by art,” and are the ones I have found to be the most popular over time. From spring-y pinks and greens to the more subdued maroon to bright ocean blues and golden morning yellows, there is something for everyone in this selection of yarns.

This DK yarn is a 100% Superwash Merino, 231 yards per 100g skein. It’s so squishy and takes the dye so well, that photos can’t do it justice.

Check back often, because I may be adding more lovely hand-dyed colors to the mix throughout the month!

April 11, 2020

Online Launch Party

  • A rainbow of yarn laid out in a circle.

I have been dyeing and selling yarn on Etsy for almost four years, and while it has been a fantastic experience, everyone needs to move on eventually.

I am really excited to announce the launch of the official “The Knitting Artist” online store! All of your favorite colors are still here plus some new tonals and they’re waiting for you at my new website.

Everything is arranged by colorway, allowing you to look at each colorway then pick the base that works best for your needs. Not sure which base that is? I have a link that explains all of the bases I use as well.

Let’s celebrate! Take 15% off through the end of April with code LAUNCH at checkout.
Hop on over and check out all my new site has to offer.

January 13, 2020

New Colors!

  • Skeins of pink, purple, green and orange yarn in front of a painting with the same colors.

Winter is here but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of spring! I have released a new colorway to help us all do just that. “Beneath Wandering Thoughts” is inspired by a bright pink and green painting of the same name, with pops of purple and yellow to brighten the mood even more.

Available in my light, sock and silky single bases, this colorway is sure to help do away with the winter blues.

November 26, 2019

Cyber Sale + New Yarn

  • Bright yarn with Cyber Sale.

With festival season coming to a close, I have updated my entire inventory of hand-dyed yarns, including some new colors. Now available on my Silky Single base are several solids to match my variegated yarns. Why not pick up a set and make a lovely striped cowl or shawl this Christmas?

And what better time to do so then during my Cyber Sale. Beginning Thanksgiving – Nov. 28 – and running through Dec. 3, you can get 20% off a purchase of at least $25 in my shop, no code needed.

All my colorways are inspired by my own original artwork and are dyed with bright, vibrant colors to brighten any mood. Pop on in today and get your art and yarn fix.

September 22, 2019

New Yarn and Sale!

  • Skeins of bright blue, green and purple yarn.

I am releasing a new yarn just in time for fall – Silky Single! 70% SW Merino/30% Mulberry silk, 415 yards. This yarn is fingering weight, single ply, and super luscious. Dyed in all of my painting-inspired colorways, this yarn has a wonderful sheen and drape, and is great for shawls and accessories. The yardage makes it great for one-skein projects, or pick up a couple and mix things up a bit!

To celebrate my new yarn, I am offering 20% off all Silky Single yarn through October 1st. No code needed.

August 14, 2019

Back to School Sale!

  • Skeins of solid purple and blue and orange and pink, blue and yellow variegated yuarn with the words Back to school sale, 20% off entire store

As I begin my fourth year of teaching art, I wanted to celebrate with a yarn sale! All items — yarn and prints — in my Etsy shop are 20% off through the end of August, no code needed.

I recently added two new colorways, Clouded Winter Whispers (Blue/gold) and Rusted Morning Shore (Jewel Tone/Rainbow), and I offer all of my colorways on several different bases: sock, light fingering and worsted.

Pop by, check out my yarns and celebrate a new year with me!

April 30, 2019

Clearance Sale!

  • Pink, blue and orange variegated yarn

After a trunk show last weekend, I am working on making room for new bases and colors, but I need to clear a few things out first. Lots of sock yarn and colors I am retiring have been added to the clearance section of my shop, and I have restocked everything else in the normal yarn section. Lots of wonderful variegated colored for everyone, so get it before it’s gone!

Sock yarn on clearance is 25% nylon/75% Superwash merino 2ply. It is a nice base, but I am switching (back) to my 4ply base. The other colors I am retiring are the red — “Early Snow Flowers” — and the green/brown — “Green Rain Tears.”

March 24, 2019

New Kits and Yarn

  • Four skeins of yarn in purple, blue, pink and orange variegated colorways.

The Knitting Artist has been busy creating new colors and designs. The biggest update is the addition of the semi-speckled “paintwater” and the tonals that, paired with the original handpaints, create wonderful fades and striping projects. Buy all three (or four) and find the perfect color changing project. Or maybe pick up a kit for our newest designs, Dripping Paint Hat and Cowl, which utilize 50 grams of each type of yarn to create wonderful fading accessories. Each kit comes with your choice of yarn in 3 to 50-gram skeins and a copy of the pattern.

January 2, 2019

Major Shop Update

I spent most of the last few months developing some new colors that I am finally ready to share. These colors are inspired by my already existing yarns, but are dyed in different ways.

“Paintwater” is my term for the speckled effect yarns. These yarns are created by squirting the dye randomly onto the yarn to create a swirled, watered down effect. “Tonal” is a mostly solid color that is not 100% solid, but instead varies in tone of that one color.

And of course my “Original” colors are still available! Pair all three for a faded or striped project and let your inner artist show!

November 22, 2018

Cyber Weekend Sale!

All yarn and prints are 20% off and free shipping, no code needed, through November 26th. There are color options for everyone, all inspired by my lovely knitted landscape paintings! And if you love the paintings, pick up a print or two to decorate your studio walls. Help me clear out inventory so I can start revealing new things in the coming month and get some holiday shopping done in the process.

Yarns available in three bases – 100% SW Merino fingering, 100% SW Merino worsted and 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon fingering.