September 26, 2021

Make your holiday countdown enchanting

We have just few preorder slots left for our holiday calendars!

Unwrap a unique new mini skein every day from December 1st to December 24th. On Christmas Day, unwrap an extra special gift set including an exclusive Woolen Women Fibers colorway (one 100g skein in a 75/20/5 SW Merino/nylon/gold Stellina base), a handmade sock sack by Aggie’s Bags and extra special bonus goodies! Your package will come wrapped individually for each of the 25 days of Christmas; the large skein and extra Christmas goodies will be separately packaged for Christmas Day! You can expect a variety of colorways inspired by Beauty and the Beast, an Enchanted Christmas!

Options with charms include a charm to open every other day of the Advent.

24-day full advent includes:
24 20g minis
SamsTinyTrinkets every other day
Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack
100g skein in an exclusive colorway
Extra goodies on Christmas Day

Available for purchase as a 12-day Advent:
Unwrap a unique new mini skein every day from December 13th to December 24th with handcrafted SamsTinyTrinkets every other day! On Christmas Day, unwrap an extra special gift set including an exclusive Woolen Women Fibers colorway (one 100g skein in a 75/20/5 SW Merino/nylon/gold Stellina base), a handcrafted trinket set by SamsTinyTrinkets, a handmade sock sack by Aggie’s Bags and extra special bonus goodies!

12-day full Advent includes:
12 20g minis
SamsTinyTrinkets every other day
Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack
100g skein in an exclusive colorway
Extra goodies on Christmas Day

Options for 12- or 24-day YARN ONLY Advents and options labeled “no charm” will exclude SamsTinyTrinkets

All options include a handmade Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack.

Mini skein base:
80% Superwash Merino/15% nylon/ 5% gold Stellina

100g Christmas Day skein:
75% Superwash Merino/20% nylon/ 5% gold Stellina

September 23, 2021

Life is a Mix Tape

  • An illustration of a tape casette and the words Holiday Mix Tape inspired Advent box.

We can't wait to share our take on a Mystery Yarn Advent kit with you! This year's theme is Holiday Mix Tape, and it's all inspired by our family's favorite holiday music. Turning on the holiday music while we decorate, wrap gifts, bake cookies, and spend time together is a huge part of the season for us and I want to share some of that with you. Each colorway is inspired by a different holiday tune, and the entire box vibe is inspired by those mix tapes I used to make in years past.

Preorders close soon for the Jilly & Kiddles 2021 Advent Box. This box will ship to be received in November 2021, so you will have it to start opening on Dec 1st. Your Advent Box will have everything you need for a holiday season full of Fibery Fun!

Advent Box includes:

– 24 Mini skeins the the base of your choosing, one to open each day, starting Dec 1st through Dec 24th.
– Exclusive xix tape-inspired project bag
– Extra surprises from me to open on days of your choosing or all at once – all themed, of course!
– U.S. shipping is Free!
– Each item will arrive individually wrapped for you, and the minis will be marked with the date to be opened. It's like getting a special surprise gift every day during Advent–isn't that fun?
– You'll receive access to my Holiday Mix Tape playlist so you can listen along too!

Want to join me on this festive trip down memory lane? Order yours today so you don't miss out. Photos of yarn and goodies are examples of last year's box to give you an idea of what could be included — please keep in mind that this year's box will be completely different and is a mystery. That's part of the fun!

September 16, 2021

Trick Or Treat Yo’Self!

  • An illustration of a ghost holding a pumpkin basket in front of an orange ball of yarn and the words Trick Or Treat Yo'self 2021.

Why should the kids have all the fun? Let’s Trick-or-Treat for Yarn!

Last year, I wanted to do something fun for grownups too, and it was such a hit that I’m bringing it back! I’m offering a special Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bag so you can trick or treat yo’self.

Here’s what you can look forward to:
You’ll get one full skein of mystery yarn. You can choose the weight you prefer or embrace the fun and let me surprise you. Each skein comes with a fun “Trick-or-Treat” Surprise just from me. Shhh… it’s a secret! I’ll also throw a special prize into every seventh one ordered, so maybe you’ll be one of the lucky recipients! Each Trick-or-Treat Bag is packaged separately, so feel free to add as many as you’d like to your cart. You can get one or two for yourself, one for a friend… whatever you’d like! You could even hedge your bets and order seven, so you’ll be guaranteed an extra prize. Plus, these are a great deal on a full skein of yarn, even without the extra goodie, so grab one while you can!

Feel free to leave me a note when you check out with a little direction to help me choose your colorway. That adds to the fun on my end, and helps you get something you’re going to LOVE! (Here of some examples of great hints: I love green, prefer brights, not a fan of pink, etc) I cannot fulfill requests for specific colorways or guarantee an exact match to your hints, but I’ll definitely do the best I can. You know I want to make you guys happy! I’m so excited to send out some special mystery packages so my customers can feel like kiddos on… well, on Halloween! 🎃

These will be offered while supplies last, and fulfilled in the order they are received. The earlier your order, the better I’ll be able to find the perfect match for you. Trick-or-Treat Bags begin shipping Oct. 5th, so be sure to treat yo’self! Find Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bags in the Clubs and Kits section of the website.

September 9, 2021

TRY Club

  • A gold illustration of a wave and a sun and the words TRY A MISTERY CLUB

It’s finally here! Are you ready for TRY?

What is TRY? Together Robledal and Yedra.

TRY is a union between friends from different countries, we come together to collaborate in bringing you a creative, fun, traveling project that would make you dream in these uncertain times.

TRY is where we come together to offer you a special and exclusive Club. For the first edition, we — YedraKnits, based in the Netherlands, and El Robledal de la Santa out of Spain — are partnering with Dark Omen Yarn from Italy and Antonino of Beagle Knits, also based in Spain.

In our first TRY Club, you will receive one skein from Dark Omen Yarn, another skein from us, El Robledal, a knitting pattern from Beagle Knits and a surprise gift.

Are you ready for this adventure? We hope you will like it as much as we enjoyed organising it!

August 11, 2021

Indie Dyer + Pattern Designer Collaboration

A woman models a yellow and orange hat and cowl.

Southern Skeins is pleased to announce a collaboration with designer Johanna Underwood.

The Taste of Home Hat pattern is inspired by a line in a children’s book where a mother is speaking to her child, this pie crust weave brings to mind memories of fall and holidays spent with family.

Johanna learned to crochet at an early age from her grandmother, and grew up surrounded by beautiful handmade crafts. Years later she taught herself to knit while working overnight shifts as a counselor at a group home for teenage girls. Neither craft was “love at first sight”, but with practice, patience, and persistence she discovered her creative passion. Anyone who knows her can attest to rarely seeing her without knitting or crochet in her hands (or at least in her purse).

After the birth of her son in late 2020, she began designing her own pieces and decided to share her simple, cozy designs with the world. Johanna lives in central North Carolina with her husband, son, and two black cats.

You can use one of my sock sets or a single skein of Southern Sock. You can also subscribe to the Sock Yarn Box or make a one-time purchase to get a surprise skein.

August 5, 2021

Yarnover Truck’s Super Nerdy Yarn Club Year 4 Is Now Open To New Members

Grayed out skeins of mystery yarn and the words Yarnover Truck's Super Nerdy Yarn Club Featuring Forbidden Fiber Co.

The Yarnover Truck’s Super Nerdy Yarn Club Year 4 is NOW OPEN! This club is a year-long exploration into six strong and powerful female nerdy characters through hand-dyed yarns. Our yarn partner for this club is Forbidden Fiber Co. and we have six amazing colors to share with you! Our club is a bit different in that we show you the color we’re going to ship a month before the shipment date. This way you can see it and decide if you want to get any extras. This lets us dye them at the same time to reduce dye lot issues.

The club is open to new members just twice a year and it’s open now until Wednesday, August 18th, as we’re just about to start Year 4. Visit our site to get all the details, see the character inspirations and join the fun!

July 29, 2021

Mystery Yarn Club – Fall 2021

  • A monarch butterfly.

It’s that time again — time for another installment of our favorite mystery yarn club! The Fall Sock of the Season Club order close on Monday (yup, THIS Monday) so be sure to go read more about these at jillyandkiddles.com and see if it’s for you. Traci of BritStitchery and I always have such fun putting together this themed mystery club kit for you, and it seems everyone loves receiving them as much as we love making them! The only thing is you need to order by Monday to get your hands on one. The kit will ship a few weeks later and then we host a Makers Social for everyone who purchased that season’s club installment. It’s such fun, and I hope you’ll join in!

This season is inspired by the photo you see here of a Monarch Butterfly. Did you know they fly and stop in Rhode Island (where we both live) during their winter migration? This kit will be themed all around these gorgeous butterflies and each item will coordinate and be wrapped up just for you. Did you order yours yet? Orders close Monday…

We have two options: you can do just the kit, and try it out (don’t worry, I know you’ll love it and be back for the next season) OR subscribe and you’ll get an early option to purchase the next season before orders open to everyone else. BTW, the subscription doesn’t mean you’re automatically charged for anything — just that you get an email with an early bird purchase option for the next season. There’s no commitment and you can opt out of getting the next season if you’d like… no worries at all.

The Sock of the Season Club is a collaboration between Jilly & Kiddles Yarn and BritStitchery Design. Read more about the club in the shop or peek at past seasons on IG. These are so much fun that we had to offer subscriptions because no one wanted to forget to order a season!

What could be better than a curated, nature inspired, mystery sock kit? It’s like a special treat just for you. So go ahead, treat yourself.

July 27, 2021

Last Call for 2021 Winter Holiday Kit Preorders

Santa Claus eating popcorn and the words Megs & Co 2021 Winter Advent Yarn Kit Holiday Movie Trivia

Last Call for the Megs & Co Holiday Movie Trivia-themed Winter Gift set! Preorders for these kits, that are affectionately called yarn advents, will be closing August 1.

While I was planning out this year’s kit, I wanted to create something that was extra special and intentionally curated for a specific project and I think that you are going to be really pleased with what I have come up with. This set will include 1 pattern + 21 mini skeins + 4 full size skeins + 6 extra gourmet gifts all individually wrapped so that you can open them up in any way that you like.

You can choose the traditional method, selecting a yarn package to unwrap each day in December leading up to Christmas, you can count down the year and savor a different treat each day of the month, or you can divide them up to suite your own winter holiday celebration traditions, but if you are like me you will just tear through the entire thing as soon as it is in hand!

There are three kit options to choose from including a kit specifically for my crochet gang!

Winter Eves – Advent Calendar

  • A sepia-toned photo of yarn.

The idea for this year’s Advents is to evoke all sorts of wintery eves, as the name says,  and not only the most famous one of the 24th of December. We thought of the changing shades that can take an evening in winter, whether in a snowy or a starry sky. As a result, we are inspired by the contrasting hues of warm homes, fireplaces and kitchens filled with deliciously simmering pots.

We built up four different color groups: Blues, Purples, Greens and Browns in different tones and variations, faded, light and dark, solid and speckled… for every taste! We then added a hint of gold, copper and silver tones, so that altogether the minis could be beautifully matched with the Stormy Luce or Perla as main colors.

You’ll be able to choose if you prefer Luce or Perla for your main color, and you’ll then get a delicately warmer, or chillier mood for your bunch of yarn.

Also, one of the things we love most about our Clubs — and special bundles like Advent Calendars — are the collaborations that we build with artists and artisans around Italy. For this occasion we introduce you to Alice of Little Pine Alice.

She’s an amazing illustrator, able to paint enchanted worlds to take you in, with the delicate touch of brush and watercolours. We thought that the dreamy figures and landscapes she could create would be just perfect for our concept. So be prepared to enter a space of winter nights lit by fireplaces, where you can meet creatures of the snowy woods, you can stare at starry nights or wait every eve warmly packed inside, preparing your comforts and knitting just until Christmas comes.

This journey will be made of yarn, of course, but not only… Alice‘s creations will evoke our colors and guide you through our mood one day after another.

We really hope you’ll enjoy this voyage along Winter Eves, rich with gently contrasting shades, just like nightfalls and candlelights.

Please make note of a few useful information about the CALENDARS:
-Subscriptions will be listed in our Shop from JULY 30, 18.00 h CET.
-Subscriptions will be open until SEPTEMBER 05, unless they sell out before; shipping will be scheduled in late October.
-We decided to list only a limited quantity of bundles, because they are handcrafted especially for this event and are all unique.
-Each box will include 200g of our A Stormy Blend – Perla or Luce, a blend of Italian Wool and Alpaca in its natural fawn or grey hues, 16 of 20g mini skeins in A Chic Blend, hand dyed exclusively for this event, a secret bundle by Alice @littlepinealice, illustrated for this event… and a final surprise!

Yarn content is:
A Chic Blend – 2 ply fingering weight mini skeins of 20g – 90m
60% wool – 20% alpaca – 20% mohair

A Stormy Blend – 2 ply fingering weight full skeins of 50g – 225m
70% wool – 30% alpaca

LITTLEPINE ALICE
Alice is a freelance illustrator based in Brescia (Italy), mainly focusing on watercolor technique. When she has a little spare time she loves to explore mountains around the nearby Alps. In fact, the main influences on her subjects come from nature, but also art and movies.

July 22, 2021

Christmas in July

  • Gold, pink, red, white, brown and green yarn in a flat basket.

We have a special update for all of you getting a head start on holiday crafting! There’s lots of ready-to-ship gorgeous holiday-themed mini skein collections, preorders for full-sized holiday colorways and a final five spots left in our Christmas Countdown for 2021. Celebrate with collections inspired by the Nutcracker, the Rocky Mountains, a cozy Farmhouse Christmas, and the bright cheery colors of the 1950s.

We also just restocked with ready-to-ship literary-inspired mini-skein collections, and lots of our bestselling Posh DK base — a soft and squishy blend of Merino, Cashmere and nylon. We’re closing up shop on Saturday for an extended family break, so we have a special coupon for Indie Untangled readers that is good Friday and Saturday only: VERYMERRY for 15% off your entire purchase!