Sparkly Friends to Mind Your Ends!

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?

November 28, 2019

Christmas Mystery Yarn

  • Holly berries with the words Secret Santa.

Christmas is coming and is one of our favourite holidays. We love the Surprise Factor and what better way to get a Christmas gift for yourself or someone else than with our Secret Santa kit?

You will get a hand-dyed yarn in a unique colourway. We want to keep the base surprise, too! It will be a lush base, unique for the occasion. We can only say it will be fingering weight and 400m per 100g; it is a very lush base and FUN!

We also have our new limited-edition My needles are on fire” t-shirts available for sale.

November 28, 2019

Merino and mohair in perfect harmony!

  • Icy blue fuzzy yarn.

We just love the combination of a single ply with a beautiful mohair halo. It is soft, fuzzy, drapey but with a little bounce too (when worked at a tighter gauge in particular), and just a sheer delight to work with. We have tested it at a tighter gauge where it behaved well with firmness and bounce, up to a large loose gauge where it created a very light and soft fabric with drape. Do you love the effect of holding a mohair strand with a fingering weight yarn? Do you find it a bit fiddly and wish you could get the same effect in ONE yarn? If so this is the answer!

Coniston Fingering is an incredibly indulgent blend of the best quality fibres, extrafine Superwash Merino with Superkid Mohair spun as a singles yarn. Superkid Mohair refers to the finest and softest fibres obtained from the first shearing making this yarn even softer than our Eldwick Lace but with the versatility and stitch definition of Carlisle Fingering.

Can I just add that I know that people think these yarns aren’t good for sweaters, but I really do beg to differ – I’ve got sweaters made in singles Merino yarns which are still going strong after years of wear. They haven’t pilled, dropped, or fallen apart in any way. It’s all about choosing the best quality fibres and having them spun properly. 🙂

Our latest update featuring this exciting new yarn went live on Wednesday but we still have stock available in a selection of our signature semisolids alongside some variegated OOAK batches and seasonal specials. ❤️ Also included in the update and with stock still available we have Carlisle Fingering mini skeins which would make great stocking fillers or are perfect for adding colour to designs.

That is not all that has been going on at ECY Shedquarters as we also have been making preparations for our Seasonal Stash boxes. We wanted to do something really special and festive again this year, so have teamed up with some lovely people to offer you a one-off seasonal gift package (kind of like a one-off club month). What we do is start with one of Ellen Shek’s beautiful handmade project bags (made exclusively for this collaboration), and then I dye yarn inspired by the fabric she chooses, and we put them together in a box along with a pattern download code, some special Birdhouse tea, a specially-made Mahliqa Wire stitch/row marker, and usually some other festive treats (because we can’t resist getting other little bits to add in for you!). We wrap it all up so that it’s a pleasure for you to dig into, and put it in a box for shipping. We only have crochet boxes left so please remember that stocks are limited, and once they’re gone we can’t produce any more. The boxes will be shipped on or around the 6th December and so should make it to you before a certain date in December, if you get what I mean! 😉

Charming Shawl Pin Sale

  • 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!

November 27, 2019

45% Off For Small Business Saturday Weekend!

Hello all! We’ll be having a big event this weekend! From Friday, November 29th until Monday December 2nd (at midnight) you’ll get 45% off ALL PURCHASES OVER $50 on the website!! We are so excited to get you the yarn you love for this holiday season. We hope you choose to support small this holiday!


November 27, 2019

20% Off Sale & Free Shipping at Treasure Goddess Yarn

  • Silver and purple variegated yarn.

Treasure Goddess Yarn is having a holiday sale with 20% off everything in the shop until 12/2 and everything ships free to U.S. addresses! There’s even a super sale selection of OOAK skeins at 40% off too! This includes gorgeous yarn, enamel pins and pirate sheep YARRRRN t-shirts too! Treasure Goddess Yarn features luxury bases hand dyed in intense semi solid tonal colorways that take your breath away. This yarn looks as amazing all knit up, crocheted up and woven up as it does in the skein. Treat yourself to a little luxury and find the perfect gifts for those knitters and crocheters on your holiday shopping list!

November 26, 2019

Holiday shop update is now available!

  • A silver u-shaped necklace with stockinette stitch markers.

Porterness Studio’s holiday shop update is filled with new adornments for your yarn lovin’ spirit.

It includes: WIP It Good Knitting Needle and Stockinette Motif Necklace, Yarn Cake & Knitting Needle Earrings That Swing, Stockinette Blanket Or Baby Blanket Ring with Knitting Needles, Pick Up A Stitch Marker Necklace and Porterness Knitting Needle Fan Motif Necklace.

Visit our Shop Update section to see all the new and returning jewels.

November code for 15% off all our jewels through December 3, 2019:
Code: JewelsIU15

Please note – Last day to order rings is December 5, 2019. All other jewels are limited to what is currently in the shop.
Free gift with purchase over $40 – “There will be cake” enamel pin. No code needed.

Enjoy your yarn cake! It’s more than fine to have more than one serving.
Take care,

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November 7, 2019

Our Needle and Hook Travel Organizer Debuts Friday Nov 8th

  • A red polka dotted fabric case.

Drum roll please!

We would like to present to you our brand new (Travel Size) Needle & Hook Organizer!!

This organizer holds eight-plus sets of DPNs, crochet hooks and circular needles, all in one compact and easy-to-travel case! These are awesome for your entire collection, or to have in each project bag for project support!

This Friday, November 8th we will make live tons of fabrics for you to order from! Many are long discontinued, so shop early!

Also: we will be at Stitches SoCal 2019 in booth #401/500 from Thursday, November 14th to Sunday November 17th! Come say “Hi!” and check out all the goodies I will have in stock!

See pictures for a visual representation of the following:
• This organizer is 7.25” wide and 8.25” long when closed/15.5” long when open.
• Two-snap closure and a 5”x7” back pocket to store any extra accessories you need easy access to.
• Inside you will find four 3.75” vinyl “see-through” pockets perfect for circular needles, cords and anything you want to see and get at easily.
• There are four 1.25” and four 1.5” pockets to hold your DPN and crochet hooks!
• Also included is a removable zipper pouch (5.25”x7”) that you can snap in or out and still secure the case when closed.

This organizer easily fits in our Medium, Large, XL and Hybrid Sling Project Bags. Take it everywhere!

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.

October 31, 2019

Knit Happens: A Knit-centeric Project Bag Collection from artist Cynthia Frenette

  • An aqua drawstring bag with pink yarn balls and the words Knit Happens.

This weekend we are starting off November with a collaboration of three designs from artist Cynthia Frenette! You may remember her from our Cute & Sweary, Pretty Sweary, and Not so Sweary Collections earlier this year! Well, she’s back- and there are no swears! Just good old knitters’ snark!

The Three Designs are:
*Knit Happens
**I knit so I don’t kill people
***I knit therefore I swear

As usual her designs are crisp and bright and the sentiment is on point! Join us for our four-day preorder window, where you can get things the way you want them! Many items offered in our preorders are not made regularly — so this is a great chance to get a limited-edition fabric without a custom order fee!

Orders open Friday, November 1 at 9 a.m. PST and close Monday, November 4 at midnight! Don’t miss out!

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