August 16, 2018

Nine Worlds Colourways & Goblet of Fandom

The bulk of the year is behind us and the heatwave (at least in England) is being broken up with some rain, the nights draw closer and the cold starts to filter in. Which says to me it’s time to get the needles and hooks working! August is still an uber special part of Summer, and not just because it’s our birthday. 😛

This time we have for you TWO Yarns of the Month, in honour of Nine Worlds, Fenrir & Valkyrie. Both of which can be purchased in the Thirdvaultyarns.com shop.

Our Nine worlds colourways are always inspired by Norse mythology and they are exclusive to the period around the Nine Worlds sci-fi convention. So get yours here as they are only available until the 20th!

Speaking of limited time only, you also only have until the 20th to grab your place on the latest Goblet of Fandom. Come kick some Demon ass with Sam, Dean and Bobby.

If that wasn’t enough remember to drop by the shop next week for our shop update, you might find some special birthday treats!

June 14, 2018

Yarn Clubs and Yarn of the Month

Have you signed up for The Alchemist’s Tote yet? If not there are only a couple of days left to do so! In this Edition we’ve got a Steampunk flavour added to our Alchemical theme. You get yarn and a special project bag from The Tudor Rose Crafts Studio and an extra from Front Pocket Studio. So head over to the website for more information.

Or are you just looking for some limited edition yarn? We’ve got our June Yarn of the MonthThanks available in store also, does it call to you? If so grab it quick because if you wait it will be gone forever!

May 17, 2018

Bamboo Yarn Shop Update and Last Few spaces on Goblet of Fandom

It’s been a little while in coming, so I’m just as excited as you are! Third Vault Yarns’ new line of Bamboo yarns, called Kaguya 4ply, is being put in the shop. There are a range of new and exciting colourways, though in limited quantities, so if you’ve been lusting after some soft, silky, colourful bamboo, don’t wait too long when the shop update goes live this Saturday 12 p.m. BST.

Also, just a quick heads up that there are only a couple of places left on this quarter’s Goblet of Fandom. Our awesome voted-for theme is MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. I can’t wait to get dyeing so jump aboard quick! Sign up here.

January 12, 2018

What a week!

I’ve been on tenterhooks all week waiting for the February 2018 issue of Knitting Magazine to come out. The Geek Chic Issue is jam packed with articles and patterns that talk about the fandoms and the things we get geeky over. For me that’s Science Fiction and Fantasy, Knitting, Computers, Books and Games. Nearly all of which feature here, and guess what.
So do we!

There’s a great profile on Third Vault Yarns, as well as a knitting pattern in our And You’ll Drop Your Weapon colourway, a yarn inspired by Rey and originally featured in the February 2017 YarniTea club. You can also find a very Whovian design on the next page, that I was inspired by the Steampunk style Time Vortex to design. Aside from those two there are a number of other fantastic patterns that I can’t wait to knit, so I would recommend you picking up a copy.

If you’re just looking for a geeky yarn fix then don’t worry, we’ve got that for you and more with “And You’ll Drop Your Weapon,” “Kill It If You Have To” and a bunch of other colourways, including Gamora and Cosmic Turtle both for the first time available outside the Goblet of Fandom clubs they started in.

Speaking of clubs, there are just four days left to get your place on the Vaulter’s Book Club for this quarter. The book for this month is “The Long Way To a Small, Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers, with a knitting pattern designed by Diane Ugo. You get some squishy themed yarn, a specially designed knitting pattern, a little extra and a yummy sweet treat. So go sign up via the Google form or on the website.

September 28, 2017

The Vaulter’s Book Club

The Newest Yarn Club from Third Vault Yarns has just launched and is open for sign ups. In The Vaulter’s Book Club you get themed yarn and a specially designed pattern, with an extra and a sweet treat. (If you’re outside the UK this is also a great opportunity to try some UK sweets, even if we know it’s all about the yarn!).

The book/series chosen for each installment of Book Club will either be free or have a nominal cost in ebook form allowing everyone to join in. Book Club discussion will occur either on Ravelry or in The Vault Facebook group.

The First edition of Book Club is inspired by the I Bring the Fire series by C. Gockel.

So what are you waiting for? Join our sci-fi and fantasy-themed book club, sign up for some yummy yarn and treats and settle down with the first book of the series.

If you haven’t already, go check out the new Sandman-themed Endless collection and grab some yarn from the latest shop update in the new website store.

March 30, 2017

Yarn Club? Tea Club? Both? YarniTea!

It’s that time again, Sign-ups are open for the April edition of the YarniTea! club from Third Vault Yarns. Yes, I know the name is a little unimaginative but actually the name is a play on words inspired by the Unity game engine and I hope symbolises the perfect combination of Yarn and Tea or, if tea isn’t your tipple, coffee.

In true Third Vault style we have a geeky theme every month, and for April it’s all about Pacific Rim. Remember those big monsters and the man-powered robots duking it out over the sea. Some Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and pretty good soundtrack. What’s not to love!

For your delectation we will have themed yarn, themed tea (there is a non Jaeger, but geeky coffee option) and a wonderful themed crochet pattern by Rachy Newin. so what are you waiting for sign up here.

January 26, 2017

Yarn Clubs and Knit alongs

Things have been quiet from The Vault lately but no longer! We have a new monthly yarn club, combining the best things, it might just be that I’m British but who doesn’t love yarn patterns and TEA! Yes I can’t overstate this, TEA my friends. Let’s not forget that It’s a Third Vault Yarns club, so it’s full of Sci Fi and Fantasy goodness. With that in mind our theme for February is Rey from The Force Awakens, don’t wait, get your sign ups in here as they close on February 10th.

We will also have the first installment of the Quarterly Yarn Club for 2017 opening for sign ups next week.

If that wasn’t quite enough yarn for you we’ve got our winter collection updated in the store with each of the colourways on a variety of bases. Inspired by books and fantasy themes; There Be Monsters, with the Atomic sea, lightning and strange creatures from the deep, More Steam, which represents a fantasy industrial age in Britain with Isambard Kingdom Brunel at its heart and Dragon scales with great shimmery iridescent scales. Check out the Collection at Thirdvaultyarns.com.

In the pattern world, we’ve recently released the next addition to the Glass collection of short row centric patterns with Blown Glass, a large drapey shawl, using short row techniques to help your knitting flow and cut down on the really long rows you get in large shawls. It’s also a great canvas for different colour combinations and you can even use your minis to make this shawl your own. So check it out now whilst it is on offer for the KAL.

Speaking of KALs, the For the Love of Short Rows KAL in the Third Vault Ravelry group is starting on Valentines Day, the 14th of February. This KAL is designed to help you get confident with short rows if you aren’t already, or just challenge you to try a new method. It’s fine to have tackled short rows before, if so pick a type of project you haven’t used them in and give them a go there. We want to help you discover or (reinforce) your love of short rows, so come join us! Pick one of the patterns offered for the KAL by some of our fantastic designers or bring one you’ve been hesitant to start and just have fun.

August 25, 2016

The Lucifer Project

Are you eagerly awaiting the new series of Lucifer? Looking for some themed yarn to work up for Halloween or do you just appreciate bold and beautiful colour?

The Lucifer Project is a collaboration between two geeky UK dyers, living in the North and South but bridging the divide with their common interests, made up of two skeins of hand-dyed yarn. The fiery skein is from Rhapsodye Yarns and represents Lucifer Morningstar in all his bold devilry and the bronze skein from Third Vault Yarns represents Mazikeen from the series and gives a nod to the same character in the comics.

These two beautiful colourways are available in Merino on fingering or DK weight or with a luxury upgrade to an MCN base. Great used together or made into things separately, all that is left to ask is:

What do you desire most?

If it’s this box, you can get yours by signing up here.

What will you be making on September 19th?

July 14, 2016

Fibre East and Lambton Panes Pre-orders

Summer show season has begun in England in earnest, and Third Vault Yarns is joining in the fun.

Our first show is Fibre East, taking place on the 30th and 31st of July at Redbourne community college in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. We’ll be in the Romney tent on grandstanding with a fantastic selection of yarn including our newest base, Gytha Worsted, a squishy buttery soft SW Falkland Merino offering. Just to make things extra special we’ve been collaborating with Kate Bostwick of Cowtown Knits to create some wonderful new kits.

The fantastic shawl you see here is Lambton Panes, our first collaboration, designed by Kate using a custom Cowtown colourway along with a solid. It has gone through several iterations in the design stage, but has morphed into the beautiful shawl you see above. Whilst the kits will be officially launched at Fibre East, you can still get your hands on one. I’ve come up with a range of different gradient colourways which can be paired with the new selection of solids all ready to be Pre-ordered ahead of Fibre East. If you’ll be attending the show you can pre-order your kit now ready to collect at our stand, to make sure that you don’t miss out, as there will be a limited number at the show. Otherwise all pre-ordered kits will be posted on the 5th of August. So what are you waiting for? Get yours now!

Third Vault Yarns Quarterly Yarn Club and Other Offerings

It’s time for the next Quarterly Yarn Club installment!

This Quarter’s theme is celebrating Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Sign-ups are now open for every Man, Woman, Child, Witch, Wizard, Troll, Gnome, Dryad, Centaur… well, you get the idea. Sign-ups are open to everyone! So head over here and sign up now. Don’t forget that sign-ups close earlier this month, on 16th of May, so don’t miss out!

Remember, the Quarterly club box is a mystery box, with teasers revealed throughout the month of sign-ups via Instagram, Facebook and the Ravelry group.

Though to give you some idea, last quarter’s club was Firefly themed and inspiration came from the Ship and the Crew. With the exclusive club skein inspired by Serenity, in all its slightly battered glory, and the mini skein set representing Captain Tightpants – Malcolm Reynolds, Companion – Inara Serra, Reader – River, and Pilot – Good old Hoban Washbourne. The extras in this quarter will get a shakeup to be more themed related, but in last quarter you can see the themed stitch markers, notions pouch and Crewmember-covered buttons.

In other Third Vault news, our latest pattern has now been released. The Noughts and Crosses Cowl is now available on Ravelry and in the Etsy store as a yarn kit. The pattern plays with the juxtaposition of cables and lace, creating a harmonious balance between the two that makes it the perfect spring cowl, or the ideal cover-up for summer evenings.


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