April 8, 2021

12 Day of Christmas in July Advent Kit

We are excited to announce our third annual 12 Days of Christmas in July advent kit!

What to know:

– With the purchase of this kit you will receive 12 individually-wrapped gifts of DK yarn and notions (plus some extra treats)
– You open one gift a day for the first 12 days of July
– Included in the kit is a pattern (knit or crochet) that uses the yarn in the kit. Knit pattern is being designed by Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles. Crochet patter is being designed by Emily Davies of Hooked Hazel.
— Theme: Hawaiian Christmas: colors inspired by pictures
– Presale – order before May 17th to save 10% code: INDIE10
– Kit price $115.00 Valued over $135.00

Email us by clicking the Contact Vendor box if you have any questions.

Stardust Yarn Club – April Box

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

For those who don’t know, we have a monthly subscription box! This month’s colorway was a collaboration between our studio and Mother of Purl!

Each month, you will receive two skeins of our Andromeda base (437 yards each of 100% Superwash Merino wool in fingering weight) and one exclusive stitch marker (either knit or crochet) only available to Stardust Yarn Club subscribers!

We also have our Stardust Sock of the Month club available as well!.

A bonus about our clubs is that we do not auto-charge you every month. You will receive an invoice on the 5th asking if you would like to renew.

Interested? Check out the pages for the Stardust Yarn Club and the Stardust Sock of the Month Club for more info!

PLY March Update!

  • Skeins of pink, gray, blue and purple yarn.

Happy March Everyone,
It has been a busy month here at Pancake and Lulu! Hope everyone's beginning to feel the freshness of Spring in the air (or Fall, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere)!

I just wanted to let pop in to let you know that I have a few new Spring 2021 Colorways. Shown here are Cactus Flower, Night Lilac, Lily of the Valley and Peonies & Blueberries. These speckled colorways coordinate beautifully with my semi-solid collection. They are all available to order on any of my many regular bases, including Suri Silk, Mohair, Lux DK and American Merino Roving.

I have also created a few yarn kits for the upcoming MKAL by Ambah O'Brien. These are available on several of my fingering bases, but hurry up if you would like to receive yours before the start date of April 4th! I still can't decide which I will choose for mine. 😆

I am in love with beautiful glass Czech beads! I have made several new stitch marker / progress keeper sets – check them out in my shop. The one shown here is called Cornflower.

Highlights coming up next month: Pre-orders for my 2021 Advent Calendar will be open as well as the April Full Moon Colorway.

Enjoy the beautiful change in season,

xx, Aimee

Greek Gods (Part Two) Collection Live! – March 5, 2021

Swatches of knitting in various colors and the words Greek Gods (Part Two) Signature Collection Live Now stardustfiberstudio.com.

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

Our newest collection, Greek Gods (Part Two), has been released! This collection contains nine main colorways and two special features! Each colorway is based off a deity from Greek Mythology and has a matching stitch marker set available as well! The collection is dyed on our signature fingering base, Andromeda. Looking for a different weight? We can custom dye any colorway on your pick of weight!

Take a look at our website for this current collection, one-offs, and many handmade stitch markers. Be sure to like and subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch all our shenanigans in the studio, follow us on Instagram and Tiktok, like us on Facebook and join our new Facebook group to stay up to date on all the new and exciting things we have in the works!

March 1, 2021

Roving Roundup + 10% Off

  • A ball of brown wool fiber.

Our yarn usually has the spotlight. But we’re dedicating this post to the material that makes yarn possible in the first place: roving!

Like our yarn, all of our roving is made from undyed, naturally colored fibers. We currently have five roving types in stock:

1. Cirrus – A pencil roving made from blended Jacob sheep & Shetland sheep wool. The fiber is different shades of stormy gray.

2. Coopworth – 100% Coopworth sheep wool. The fiber is a warm, variegated gray with shades of brown.

3. Navajo-Churro roving – 100% Navajo-Churro sheep wool. The roving is deep brown, with some white guard hairs. It is used to make our yarn Walnut.

4. Ultisol roving – A blend of cinnamon red Huacaya alpaca and Zwartbles sheep wool imported from the Netherlands. The roving is a a dynamic brown with red undertones. It is used to make our yarn Ultisol.

5. Jacob Sheep roving – 100% Jacob Sheep wool. The fiber is a heathered gray hue. (This fiber is Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em eligible!)

One more thing: Take 10% off your order with the coupon code “gratitude.” The coupon marks the end of #fiberuary — a social media celebration of all things fiber. Check out our Instagram page to see all our Fiberuary posts!

February 17, 2021

‘Dune’-inspired Fiber Club

Have you consulted with your Mentat? No? Well, March 1 approaches ever closer, so don’t delay — preorder your 2021 Dune-inspired Fiber Club before they’re gone.

Receive three installments of fiber inspired by Dune. Fiber installments will be mailed on the last Monday in March, July and November.

Each club installment will be a 4 oz batt or smidgens (mini batts) of a Dune-inspired colorway specifically designed for the club and a coordinating handmade polymer clay button(s). Fiber content of each installment will vary, but all will contain Romeldale/CVM wool from my farm and other luxury add-ins. Note: these may contain pulled sari silk or other fibers that provide slight texture. There will be an option to have sparkle or no sparkle.

Total fiber included in the club is 12 oz to be shipped over three installments.

February 15, 2021

New Pencil Roving: Cirrus

I’ve always been a fan of pencil roving. The pencil-width and delicate handle make it a joy to knit, as well as spin!

Our new pencil roving, Cirrus, has both these attributes. Add in its dappled gray hue, and it’s like crafting with a storm cloud!

Cirrus is 100% wool, and made from a blend of Jacob sheep and Shetland sheep fleece. There are no dyes or synthetic fibers, so both the color and the texture come directly from the sheep that grew it. The overall feel is a medium soft.

100% wool pencil roving is a versatile material. In addition to knitting and spinning, you can easily felt it. If you’re new to using it, here are a couple tips to keep in mind!

– If you’re knitting or crocheting, treat it like a delicate, single-ply worsted yarn.

– If you’re spinning, spin it counter-clockwise to help release some of its native twist and make it easier to draft.

– If you’re needle felting, take advantage of its narrow width and gauzy feel to add intricate details, or roll it up to create core forms.

Each bump of Cirrus pencil roving is approximately 4 oz and 150 yards.

January 31, 2021

Nature’s Rainbow: Adding Color With Alpaca

  • Cream yarn with pops of red.

True black. Cinnamon red. Stormy gray. Sunny fawn.

That’s just a small sample of the array of natural fleece colors produced by alpacas. According to the Alpaca Owner’s Association, the spectrum of colors can be sorted into 16 standard hues!

At Gothfarm Yarn, we often use alpaca fleece to add a pop of color to our yarns. As an added benefit, alpaca adds a delightfully soft handle, with alpaca having a smoother feel than wool fibers of a similar width.

We currently have four alpaca blend yarns:

1. Arkose: Cinnamon red alpaca + White Rambouillet Merino wool

2. Aswan: Cinnamon red alpaca + Jacob sheep wool

3. Carbonado: True black alpaca + Gotland sheep wool + East Friesian sheep wool

4. Ultisol: Cinnamon red alpaca + Zwartbles sheep wool (also available as a roving!)

We don’t use dyes or synthetic materials in our yarns. Instead, we opt for undyed fleeces – and embrace the natural colors and textures they offer. And we love drawing on the natural rainbow available in alpaca fleece. We’ll be releasing more alpaca yarn in more colors later this year, so stay tuned!

Interested in learning more about alpacas an their fleeces? Check out the Fauna section of our website for more information.

January 16, 2021

Love is in the air with our new Valentine collection!

  • White and pink yarn with pink candy hearts.

Introducing Candy Heart Pink and Purple and Valentine Red and Pink – fun, bright, love-filled colors for all your Valentine’s knitting! All colors available in DK, worsted and fingering weight, as well as sock bundles with mini skein coordinates. Pop over to our website to see the collection as well as our best selling knit kits — for knitters at all levels!