April 8, 2021

New Minis Have Landed!

  • A rainbow of mini skeins.

When I first began dying yarn and fiber it was the need to play with color that immediately drew me in. That desire to explore new palettes and color combinations continues to drive my design process from beyond the dye pans and onto the needles. That is why mini skeins hold a special place in my heart as they are the perfect way to add a splash of color and whimsey to just about any project.

There are currently a few options available. The Hope & A Future mini skein set was originally inspired by a collaboration with Isabella Tonski of Fiber & Fox and features a bold rainbow of bright jewel toned colors that she picked out herself to design her Hope & A Future crochet shawl (available now!). The Home is Where the Heart is mini skein set features bold speckles on soft muted backgrounds creating the perfect spring fade. This set also includes many of the fan favorites from the Roc Love color collection I started last year as an ode of sorts to my home city of Rochester, NY.

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!

April 8, 2021

Curated Yarn Co. Luxe British Hand-Dyed Yarn

  • Gold, cream and lilac yarn.

Hi, I’m Stevie Bashford and run Curated Yarn Co., a luxe hand-dyed yarn company based near Brighton on the beautiful Sussex Coast of England. I specialise in inspiration from the past, with beautiful colourways designed to evoke nostalgia and joy!

I offer yarn, clubs, mini sets, Curated X Creatives Boxes and a range of bases, curating beautiful yarns perfect for the most discerning yarn lovers.

With a large range of tonals and bases, you will always find the perfect yarn for your needs. Check out my podcast, which features brand updates and sneak peeks at what’s coming up.

I would love to connect with you regarding wholesale orders and collaborations! Any questions are welcomed, please click the Contact Vendor button to email me.

Nappe Shawl kits

  • A pink, red, orange and gray shawl.

We’ve teamed up with the lovely Justyna of Letesknits to create an easy and effective shawl. It was in the heart of winter when Justyna chose the warm and earthy combination of shades that became Nappe Shawl, and now the pattern is available on Ravelry and we’ve prepared some vibrant kits with different color options.

We’re knitting ours as fast as we can, because it’s just that perfect dimension to wrap in even in springtime.

*** Please note that kits are sold on our website as a PREORDER that will close on the 12th of April — Kits will be shipped out by the first week of May.***
***Pattern is not included in the yarn kit but can be purchased separately on Ravelry.***

Here are a few details of the possible color options, from the original sample shown to our own favorites, and as we organized the launch of the shawl together with the gorgeous Lisa, owner of This is Knit, a fab LYS in Dublin, Ireland, she added her favorite combo, too! (If you’re local to This Is Knit, you’ll be able to find the same kits on their website as well as on ours.)

Justyna’s combo:
A Chic Blend Cipria as CC 1 – 1 skein
A Heavenly Blend Braci as CC2 – 2 skeins
A Chic Blend Carbone as CC3 – 2 skeins

Stefania’s combo:
A Chic Blend – Ramarro CC1 – 1 skein
A Heavenly Blend – Coralli CC2 – 2 skeins
A Chic Blend – Carbone CC3 – 2 skeins

Giulia’s combo:
A Chic Blend – Libellula CC1 – 1 skein
A Heavenly Blend – Luna CC2 – 2 skeins
A Chic Blend – Nautilus CC3 – 2 skeins

Lisa’s combo:
A Chic Blend – Senape CC1 – 1 skeins
A Heavenly Blend – Nebulosa CC2 – 2 skeins
A Chic Blend – Seia CC3 – 2 skeins

Some details you may find useful:

A Chic Blend is made of:
60% Brogna wool
20% Italian alpaca
20% Italian mohair
Fingering (uk 4 ply) weight; skeins are 50g – 225m – Gauge: 10cm in 26 – 28 sts and 3,5mm needles

A Heavenly Blend is made of:
25% cashmere
25% alpaca
50% abruzzese wool
Fingering (uk 4 ply) weight; skeins are 50g – 225m – Gauge: 10cm in 26 – 28 sts and 3,5mm needles

All our yarns are non-Superwash, nylon free, they’re made of local fibres processed and blended for us in Italy, and hand dyed in small batches.

April, Advents and The Pink Moon

I hope you are all well and getting vaccinated soon (or already have done so!). I went this week for my first and almost can’t believe the prospect of going back to some kind of normalcy soon — hurray! It truly feels like a spring rebirth. I have a lot of new things to share, so read on, my friends…

First of all, the 2021 Advent calendar preorders opened up last week and they are selling like hot (pan)cakes 😂! So hop on over and reserve yours today! And for a limited time, U.S. shipping is free! Each day of December through Christmas, you will get to open a surprise mini skein of yarn. There will be 25 minis in total, along with some other fun holiday or fiber-related goodies added in here and there! This year, again, when you order early, you have your choice of five base yarns and we also have some fun optional add-ons: a special handmade project bag as well as a coordinating full-size skein in your chosen yarn base. You also have the option for a brand new Pancake and Lulu pin, designed especially for the calendar. This year, I created a mood board as a hint!

The 2021 Full Moon Surprise special yarn series continues! And this month the moon is PINK! Preorders for the April Pink Moon skein are now open and will close on Monday, April 11th at Midnight EDT. The skeins will be dyed and shipped out to be received* by the month’s full moon – for the Pink Moon, it is April 26th. This month I have also created a special stitch marker/progress keeper set to match! I found pink moon beads and couldn’t resist. I also have created a few other new marker sets, so click over and check them out!

Enjoy the beautiful weather and stay well, friends!
xx, Aimee

April 5, 2021

Bulky Weight is Here to Stay

  • Mint green bulky yarn.

With a season of change (three cheers for Spring!) upon us, the Bad Lux Designs lineup has sprouted a new base!

This super-soft, squishy 2ply bulky-weight base is perfect for quick knit and fast crochet projects. The new base is made up of 100% fine Superwash wool sourced from Peru. Bad Lux Designs colors strike with intensity on this bulky beauty. The scrumptious feeling of the fine Merino wool is a dream to work with. Slowly but surely, each standard Bad Lux Designs color is getting added to the shop and will be restocked regularly. If you'd like more quantity than what is available, please do not hesitate to contact me to place a special order.

Stock will continue to burst forth throughout the year. Look forward to a new Bad Lux Designs color collection launching in mid-May. 😉

March 24, 2021

Introducing the Stasher’s P.M.S.* (*Pamper Me Silly) Yarn Club!

So excited to launch Garage Dyeworks' new club! Finally, a club for yarn collectors and single-skein project enthusiasts. Each shipment contains two skeins of a luxury yarn. Two different bases are featured, with weights ranging from gossamer lace to super bulky! All colorways are exclusive to the club. You may choose to receive two skeins of the same base, or one of each – just specify when ordering. A surprise yarn-related gift, made by a featured indie maker, will be included in each package.

This is a themed club that ships quarterly, beginning in June 2021.

March 24, 2021

New 100% Polwarth Fingering Weight!

  • Black yarn with pops of green, blue and purple.

Our new Barefoot fingering base is made with 100% Uruguayan Polwarth wool!! Polwarth wool is loftier and bouncier than Merino, with incredible memory. It has a sturdier feel that Merino, but is still next to the skin soft. Not to mention, it takes the dye beautifully!!

All Laneras yarns are custom spun, unique to our specifications, using wool that is ethically sourced and sustainably produced in Uruguay. We then hand dye them in North County San Diego. There is truly no other yarn like these on the market! Both our non-Superwash and our Superwash yarns are produced using almost exclusively renewable energy, with zero pollution entering the environment from runoff. All our wool is sourced from family owned companies with Responsible Wool Standard, Global Organic Textile Standard and OEKO-TEX certifications, ensuring the sheep are treated with the best possible care, and the wool is produced in the most environmentally responsible way possible.

We offer a curated variety of bases, from fingering to super bulky and everything in between. With almost 200 colors, dyed to order on any base within 3-5 business days, we have just the yarn you’re looking for!

To read more about the background of our company and where our yarn comes from, take a look at our blog post.

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