March 12, 2020

Introducing StarKnits

  • A white bag with a blue and green leaf pattern.

I’m an indie bag maker recently from Wisconsin, formerly from Pennsylvania, and I make everything myself.

The project bags I make are to carry around your knitting, crochet and spinning. I have many shapes, including box bags, pyramids, wedges and backpacks. I make a few bags that snap to hang on spinning wheels or looms in order to hold fiber or tools.

All of the bags are designed by me. I search far and wide for fabric and even have some that I print specifically for my business alone. I always have a variety of prints, some of which don’t stay around long. The fabric baskets and rope bowls are excellent to sit beside your wheel or loom to hold fiber or weaving supplies. I also make stitch markers to hold your place in knitting or crochet. I make orifice hooks for your spinning wheel and crochet hooks with fun handles. The crochet hooks are one of a kind as I play with clay and bake them on the hook. I also just recently have started to blend some different wools together to make batts for sale.
I love doing special orders and I’ve worked with other indie dyers to do collaborations of bags and yarn kits. Please feel free to message me to see about your own collaboration or bag made specifically for you. I also have items that I don’t generally sell online, but if you’ve seen them at a show and you’d like them, message me!

StarKnits was scheduled to vend at Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, March 20-22 and then at YarnCon in Chigago, IL, April 4-5. Both events were canceled due to COVID-19 and I applaud the organizers for being proactive about the health of our community. I’m using my time to take photos and do an update of epic proportions (at least for this one-woman business) starting on the 20th.

March 5, 2020

Outlander Unclub Season 5, Round 2

We are loving this season of Outlander Fiery Cross, with the majesty of the mountains along with the turmoil of the unfolding battle for independence. Round 1 of the Outlander Unclub featured our interpretation of burning of the cross to call the clans to prepare for war. This month, we look for something with a bit smoother and a gentle edge to it. The actual name and image will be released after this round has been delivered.

Round 2 includes one skein of hand-painted Duality fingering-weight yarn and a commissioned set of stitch markers featuring images of this season’s key characters.

As a bonus, you will be given the opportunity to order additional skeins during the current shipping month of each unclub round. After that, these beauties will be put into the vault until 2020 Stitches SoCal. Grab them while you can!

We have teamed up with an amazing designer/friend, KJH Knit Designs. We encourage you to follow her design journey.

February 13, 2020

Not Your Grandma’s Valentine’s Day Collection

  • A bag with conversation hearts fabric holding purple yarn.

It’s that time again and something is in he air… is it love? Maybe… but it could also be that garbage truck that just drove by… This year we dedicate V-Day to the lesser obvious; Our Love of Reading, Our Right to say “Nah,” and of course, our love of blunt honesty. SWOON!

All three of these themes are evident in this lovely Valentine’s Collection that your Grandmother might not have expected.

Thank you again to artist Cynthia Frenette for being generally awesome and giving us all something to celebrate honestly on this special day.

Collection is live at 9am pst Friday the 14th!

Happy February!

  • Purple and pink yarn with the word love spelled in rope.

Hello from Pancake and Lulu Yarn!

It has been a while since my last post. I hope you have all had a great start to 2020 and been well.

This Saturday, Feb. 1st, I will be doing a Trunk Show at Do Ewe Knit in Fanwood, N.J., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. I will have lots of my yarn, pins, and other goodies, so please stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

I’ve been dyeing up some new colorways for Valentine’s Day and they are now in my shop, so please have a look. “Love Letter” is a speckled pinks and fuchsia available on several bases. I’m using this colorway held with my “Bone” Suriously Suri Silk base for a Love Note Sweater by Tin Can Knits – and I can’t put it down — it is such a fun knit! Message me if you would like me to make you a kit in these colors.

I jumped on the Slub trend with a new base called Slubbin It. I recently fell in love with this base while working on my Starflake Shawl by Stephen West. It is a great way to add texture and worked really well in this pattern as one of my yarns.

Also, I started a Pancake and Lulu Video Podcast – check it out over on my Youtube channel. You can hear all about what has been happening with me. I just got back from an amazing time at Vogue Knitting Live NYC! I talk about the classes I took and my weekend – it was awesome! It is my first time doing anything like that (so it is a little wonky????) but it was fun and I plan to continue. So grab your fiber project and beverage of choice and please check it out!

xx Aimee

January 29, 2020

Outlander Unclub

Outlander Unclub promotion.

Get ready to end all of your Droughtlander blues! Our new Season Five Outlander Unclub kits are coming. Yarn will be inspired by scenes, characters or locations from season five, and will ship at the middle of each month. You will also special gifts with each of the three rounds of kits.

What is an “unclub”? An unclub is a series of kits delivered over a three-month period of time that can be purchased each month.

Round 1~ 1 skein of hand-painted Superwash fingering weight yarn and a commissioned crafted Padded Zipper bag using Outlander Tartan fabric from Linda’s Thimble

Round 2 ~ 1 skein of hand-painted Superwash fingering weight yarn along with a commemorative set of stitch markers based on star cast of season 5 Outlander

Round 3 ~ 1 skein of hand-painted Superwash fingering weight yarn and a pattern using all three skeins of Outlander Unclub yarns

As a bonus, you will be given the opportunity to order additional skeins during the current shipping month of each unclub round. After that, these beauties will be put into the vault until 2020 Stitches So-Cal. Grab them while you can!

We have teamed up with an amazing designer/friend KJH Knit Designs. We encourage you to follow her design journey here.

This listing is for ONE month, and a new round will be posted in its own listing each month.

January 29, 2020

The Origami are back!

  • An orange bag.

Special Indie Untangled promotion: with each project bag you will receive a set of our bespoken Skull Stitch Markers! One head (literally) and 4 beaded companions! Be sure to put them both in your cart!

You knit and/or crochet, and you have style: it is now time to show it to the world with THE ultimate project bag!

Versatile, unique, incredibly light, our project bags are perfect to carry your knitting everywhere! You can leave them in your purse, hang them on your wrist or on a chair armrest, or simply let them lie on the floor.

Made with sturdy, yet soft, cotton, these project bags are the ultimate temptation to your knitting, carrying up to three skeins of yarn!

100% Cotton
Our project bags are made only with cotton, from thread to fabric. The whole process is handmade in France, and fabrics are carefully chosen from trusted suppliers.

Extra Light
Our project bags weight around 100g, making them the lightest project bags you have ever held in your hands. Fill them with yarn and love!

Washable
Our project bags are completely washable, as there is no interfacing or other materials that could interfere with a water bath. And they are also foldable to snug them in your purse!

Lighten up you winter with this colourful collection of handy yet stylish project bags!

Special Indie Untangled promotion: with each project bag you will receive a set of our bespoken Skull Stitch Markers! One head (literally) and 4 beaded companions!

Pretty in Pink Valentine Mystery

  • Packages wrapped in pink and kraft tissue paper.

Do you remember how it felt to come into school on Valentine’s Day and see that small pile of happy notes? Each one was a token of friendship, whether it featured a shared favorite character, sweet treat, or simply words of love. As a fellow crafter, I imagine you also held the handmade cards in even higher esteem! As adults, we tend to focus on providing that magical feeling for others, not ourselves. It’s absolutely generous, but sometimes we need a reminder that we’re worth that effort too. That’s why my first 2020 Mystery Box is all about love!   

This surprise set of handcrafted treasures is all themed around “Pretty in Pink”! If you’d like to give your next piece a unique and lovely styled flair, you can also choose between the exclusive Shawl Cuff or Shawl Pin to complete your treat!

Each recipient will find…
-A Charm Bracelet
-The Key To Happiness Progress Keeper Set
-Flutterby Stitch Markers in exclusive colors
-End Minders in exclusive colors and assorted fiber friends
-A clear jar to store your treasures

And, a free pattern code so you can play matchmaker for your stash!  

A teal bag with a lining of gray yarn balls and a tan leather strap.So many indie dyers. One email.
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