August 4, 2022

The natural beauty of wool

  • Two ivory and two grey skeins of yarn.
  • Two ivory skeins of yarn on a grey background.
  • Two light grey skeins of yarn on a darker grey background.

Today I have for you not one, but two new yarns on my website.

Both are 100% wool and undyed to showcase the variety and beauty of different wool breeds.

The off-white/ivory yarn you can see in the pictures is Undyed Romney. It is about DK weight with 156m (170 yards) on 120g (4.2oz).

The light grey yarn is Casper, named after the sheep who donated the wool. These skeins are also 120g (4.2oz), but come in two different yarn weights (and yardage). And the special thing about this yarn: It can earn you an official Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em sticker!

As always, I purchased the raw fleeces and then processed and spun them myself. So lots of my love and passion for fiber crafts went into these skeins!

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts (including free shipping), consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my (free) monthly newsletter here.

You can also find links to all my social media there.

Enjoy your crafts!

July 13, 2022

Cashmere & Coconuts Monthly Subscription Box! Now on CrateJoy!

  • A skein of yarn in blue, yellow, red and black with a blue bath bomb and coconut lotion in a white wooden box.
  • A rainbow skein of yarn with a mini chalkboard and chalk pen and blue bath bomb.
  • A cookie and sprinkles themed skein of yarn next to a mini Christmas tree with mini lights, a red peppermint shower steamer and peppermint lip balm.
  • A skein of yarn in shades of brown in a white cardboard box, with two tea bags, a light green yarn candle and a lip scrub.
  • Twelve fiber braids in various colors.
  • A skeleton holding a wooden sign that reads Halloween Mini Skein Box with a spooky forest background.

Ever since we opened, we’ve wanted to start up a subscription service for our customers. Who doesn’t love getting amazing squishy surprises, delivered right to their door each month?? Well, I am thrilled to announce that Cashmere and Coconuts is officially on CrateJoy!

We have offered our subscription boxes on a month to month bases through Etsy for some time, but now you can sign up for a monthly reoccurring subscription on our brand new 85/15 Sock base, exclusive to our monthly yarn club! Choose from either one or two skeins of our extra plush and soft yarn each month, on either fingering or DK-weight yarn! Below are some examples of what our boxes have looked like in the past!

New customers can take 15% off their purchase of our Monthly Subscription box!

Also new to the shop, we now offer fiber braids for spinning/felting! With over 20 brand new colorways to choose from, on our non-Superwash Merino base, we are sure you’ll find something you love!

Lastly, we have just released our Halloween Mini Skein Box! You’re sure to love this extra spooky mini set! Quantities are limited so grab yours while you can!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more special deals, shop updates and more!

July 7, 2022

New food for your spinning wheel or spindle!

  • A braid of green wool tied into a bundle.
  • A braid of green wool arranged in a spiral.
  • Four braids of green wool, each tied into a bundle.

Happy July!

July is Tour de Fleece month and I hope you are all happily spinning away! If you need more fiber to spin during the tour, or to refill your stash for after, I have a little something for you: Forest, my newest fiber braid in fun shades of green, inspired by a walk in the forest!

Here are the details of Forest:

– 57g (2oz)
– 100% wool (Romney)
– $11 per braid

As always, I purchased the raw fleece and then processed and dyed it by hand. So lots of my love and passion for fiber crafts went into these braids!

You can find Forest, as well as other fiber and also some yarn, on my website.

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts, including free shipping, consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my (free) monthly newsletter here.

June 23, 2022

Huge Store Update!

  • Seven skeins of yarn from dark pink to light pink, peach in the middle, light green and aqua.
  • Four dark aqua, Berry and mustard color assigned pooling skeins.
  • Nightmare before Christmas themed sock yarn, purple, grey and black.
  • Nightmare before Christmas themed yarn, Sally Colors of aqua, hot pink, purple, black and orange.
  • Eight different fiber braids.
  • Bright mini skein bundles.

Hello all!

When I first started knitting, I desperately wanted to also learn to spin my own yarn… and like many who have come before me, that ultimately led to dyeing my own fiber to spin. For quite a while now I have wanted to bring hand-dyed fiber into the shop, and I’m thrilled to announce that we have recently released the first of many fiber colorways!

We have also just released our Summer Splash set, a stunning gradient set that brings an amazing burst of color to any project. Purchase as a set, or buy individual skeins à la carte!

Lastly, while summer is flying in by, we are working on our upcoming Halloween colors, as well as our Holiday Advents! The first two releases are in the shop, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. For those The Nightmare Before Christmas fans, you should definitely take a look at our Jack and Sally colorways!

We can’t wait to show you what else is heading your way this summer! Make sure to follow us on Instagram @cashmereandcoconutsstore and definitely make sure to favorite our Etsy shop.

While you’re there, save 10% across most our shop!

Have a fantastic weekend!

June 23, 2022

Fiberdog Fibers is now a Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em provider!

  • A braid of grey wool roving gathered by a thin black ribbon.
  • A braid of grey wool roving in the sun.
  • A braid of grey wool roving gathered in a spiral.
  • An unwashed grey fleece of a sheep.

Today I am proud to announce that I am now an official fiber provider for the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative of The Livestock Conservancy (for more information go to rarewool.org)!

As you might already know, this initiative is an effort to get endangered breeds back into the minds and hands of fiber artists and I personally think it is a wonderful way to experience how different the wool of different sheep actually is.

So being a small part of this makes me very proud!

I currently offer Casper, a naturally-colored CVM/Romeldale roving, but I plan to add yarn as well as dyed versions of both roving and yarn in the future.

There is an option in the product listing for SE2SE participation, just make sure you also buy at least 4oz to qualify for your passport sticker!

As all of my products, I have created these roving braids from the raw fleece by hand, meaning I bought a fleece here in the US, washed it, picked it and carded it. You can certainly not say there is a lack of passion in my products for you!

One of the pictures above also shows the fleece itself and if you are curious about the sheep, her shepherd gave me a picture to use in the product listing.

April 7, 2022

A burst of colors has arrived!

  • Three skeins of yarn in a mix of orange, pink, red and blue colors.
  • A single skein of yarn in orange, pink, red and blue on a grey background surrounded by a weaving, a knitting and a crochet sample.
  • A single skein of yarn in orange, pink, red and blue on a grey background.
  • A braid of salmon colored wool fiber.

Happy April!

I hope you have been able to start the month without falling victim to too many jokes and pranks. Personally I only fell for one — by my husband and our dear dog Hestia (yes, she helped him and I can’t even be mad because she was a good girl and did exactly as he had told her).

But back to fibery things!

Today I have both a new yarn and also some fibers for you. As always I started with the raw fleece and then washed, combed, spun and dyed everything myself.

Let’s start with the yarn Sunset Sky!
All the pretty colors in the evening sky are what inspired me to dye this colorway. Blue, orange, pink — this yarn has it all and in so many different tones and shades. It is a joyful burst of color for all those spring days that might be too rainy to truly enjoy time outdoors.

Here are the details of the yarn:
– 277m (303 yards)
– 120g (4.2oz)
– Weight: Sport (17 WPI), category 2 (fine)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $37.50 per skein

Unlike the new yarn, the new fiber braid is carded (but both are made from the same fleece). It is the result of using a dye bath that didn’t exhaust completely and such a lovely salmon color! It is every so slightly textured, meaning it will give your yarn some extra character, without drifting off too far into the art yarn area (though you can of course still use it to make art yarn as well).

Here are the details of Salmon:
– 55g (1.9oz)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $10 per braid

You can find both Sunset Sky and Salmon on my website.

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts (including free shipping), consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my (free) monthly newsletter here.

Enjoy your crafts!
Nat

March 3, 2022

March update at Fiberdog Fibers!

  • A full skein in pink, yellow and white pastel shades together with a more intense mini skein on a grey background and a purple text reading "Bonfire in a Spring Garden."
  • A set of four pictures showing the transition from raw locks to combed to to spun yarn to hand-dyed yarn.
  • A mostly black skein of yarn with purple spots on a grey background.
  • A mostly black skein of yarn with purple spots on a grey background. Around the skein are a small crochet sample, a small woven sample and a knit hat.

Happy March!

For this month’s update I am happy to be able to present two new yarns to you:
“Purple Clouds” and “Bonfire in a Spring Garden”

As always, I started with the raw fleece and then washed, combed, spun and dyed everything myself.

Let’s start with “Bonfire in a Spring Garden!”

I created this because I am really getting into a spring mood recently. Unfortunately,  all those pretty spring flowers are not up yet, so I decided to create a yarn inspired by their beauty instead.

Here are the details of the set:
– main skein: 255m (278 yards) and 100g (3.5 oz); mini skein: 48m (52 yards) and 17g (0.6 oz)
– Weight: Sport (17 WPI), category 2 (fine)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $35 per set

The second yarn is “Purple Stars” and part of a bigger collection. Slowly working on the rainbow!

Here are the details of “Purple Stars”:
– 276m (301 yards)
– 110g (3.8oz)
– Weight: Sport (16 WPI), category 2 (fine)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $35 per skein

You can find both “Purple Stars” and “Bonfire in a Spring Garden” on my website.

And if you want to be among the first to get notified about new updates AND receive exclusive discounts (including free shipping), consider becoming a fiber pack member by subscribing to my monthly newsletter here.

March 2, 2022

Spring is in the air!

  • Teal green yarn with orange speckles.
  • Three speckled skeins of yarn in teal, pink and orange.
  • A blue-ish purple skein of yarn with blue speckles.
  • A pink and bright violet purple skein of yarn with black speckles.
  • Two coral pink skeins of yarn with neon pink speckles.
  • Summer Knitting Box text surrounded by geodes and crystals.

I don’t know about everyone else, but as soon as March hits I am ALL about color in my life. I’m tired of winter drab grays and browns, it’s time for a color explosion!

Introducing our new Summer Lovin’ Collection! A trio of color that promises to chase away all your winter blues!

The Summer Lovin’ collection can be purchased as a set or individually and is available across multiple bases.

If you love color, but are looking for something a little more subtle, we have ten new color ways that were released in our shop this week, across multiple bases — rest assured there is something for everyone!

We still have a few openings left for our Summer Knitting Box, which is inspired by geodes and gemstones, and is definitely a box you won’t want to miss! Modeled on our Christmas advent box, our Summer Knitting Kit comes with 24 mini skeins in either our Basic Sock or MCN Sock bases, as well as a coordinating full size 100g skein, and several small goodies! We’ve put a LOT of effort into these boxes and I can promise you, you won’t want to miss them! When they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab them while you can!

Lastly, we currently have a sale across much of our shop, which runs from 3/1 to 3/31 — save 10% off! Woohoo!!

February 11, 2022

New Yarn and Spinning Clubs, plus new Shawl Kits!

  • Summer Knitting Box text surrounded by geodes and crystals.
  • Summer Spinning Box text on a blue geode background.
  • An image collage with a red, black and white shawl and skeins of purple and green yarn.
  • An image collage featuring a red, black and white striped and lace shawl with yarn in matching colors.
  • Orange and cream striped shawl with yarn in shades of purple and plum.
  • A photo of standing stones at sunrise with the text Cashmere and Coconuts Outlander Yarn Club and skeins of hand-dyed yarn in earth tones.

Hello everyone!

Cashmere & Coconuts is thrilled to announce we have just released several new and exciting products!

After the incredible success of our Holiday Advent Set, based on the Great British Baking Show, we have put together our very first Summer Knitting Box! Just like our Advent set, our Summer Box comes with 24 20g mini skeins, one full size 100g skein, each based on our summer theme of geodes, crystals and agates, as well as 1-2 small themed gifts. Each skein is on our 75/25 Sock base, which is an incredibly soft and yet durable Merino/nylon base. You also have the option to upgrade your box to either our MCN Sock base, or if you really want to capture that sparkle found in so many geodes and crystals, our Sparkle Sock base! No matter which base you choose, we promise you won’t be disappointed!

We also have launched our brand new Monthly Fiber Box, which will be based on a different theme each month. Orders are accepted until the 10th of each month, or until all spots are filled. Space is very limited, so make sure to grab your Fiber Box while you can!

We are pleased to announce that we have launched two new shawl kits, with patterns by the incredibly talented Ambah O’Brian! Her Lilli Pilli shawl is a particular favorite of ours, and you can choose between a variety of color ways to customize your perfect shawl!

Last, but certainly not least, our widely popular Outlander Sock Box is restarting again! For those who love the beauty of Scotland, Jamie Fraser’s accent (and kilt! Ahem!) and love to watch as Claire gets herself into one scrap after another, this box is for you! Each month you’ll receive one full size 100g skein, two coordinating mini skeins, and several small goodies that any Outlander fan would love to have! (Skeins shown in photo are examples of previous Outlander boxes, however this is a Mystery Box). All Outlander skeins stay exclusive to our Outlander Sock Box for a minimum of six months and will not be released before then.

One more nugget of awesomeness for you all! Cashmere & Coconuts is offering an exclusive discount only for Indie Untanged members! Use discount code INDIEUNTANGLED14 to save 14% off your orders from now until Valentines Day!

More to come next week!

February 3, 2022

Two new yarn colorways at Fiberdog Fibers!

  • A set of four pictures showing the transformation from raw white locks of wool to a washed cloud of fiber to an un-dyed skein of yarn and finally two skeins of yarn dyed red and black.
  • A skein of black yarn with red sequences.
  • A skein of black yarn with orange sequences.
  • A braid of purple and white fiber, placed in the form of a wheel.

Happy February!

In this month’s update at Fiberdog Fibers (coming to you on Friday, February 4th 2022 at 12 a.m. Eastern) I am very pleased to introduce two new yarn colorways: Red Stars and Orange Stars. They are both made from the same Corriedale fleece that I washed, combed, spun and dyed myself. One of the pictures shows the various steps the wool went through in my hands.

Here are the details of the yarn:

– 270 – 290m (295 – 317 yards)
– 105g (3.7oz)
– Weight: Sport (17 WPI), category 2 (light)
– 100% wool (Corriedale)
– $35 per skein

In addition to these two exciting new colorways, I’ve also restocked some fiber for spinning: Purple Clouds is back! It is made from the same fleece as the yarn above, but has been carded, not combed and blended with a bit of rayon (bamboo).

Enjoy your crafts!