May 16, 2022

That Sock Set Spots are Open!

  • Skein of yarn in aqua blue and light green.
  • Skeins of yarn in blue and green, stitch markers and a notions bowl.
  • A knit sock with waves in blue and green.
  • A crochet sock in blue and green.

That Sock Set Box spots are open! It’s time to get ready for the June edition of That Sock Set Box!

New Yarn Only option! I have opened up a few more spots for the complete box subscription AND a new Yarn Only option. See details below.

The complete box subscription includes:
• $48 plus shipping and applicable tax.
• Sock Set consisting of 1 100g skein and 2 20g mini skeins
• Premium Sock Yarn/Fingering Weight Yarn
• Exclusive yarn colors available only to subscribers.
• Knit/crochet sock patterns
• Notions and other goodies.
• Ships every other month. Boxes for 2022 will ship at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
• 6 carefully curated, themed boxes per year.

The Yarn Only subscription includes:
• $34 plus shipping and applicable tax.
• Sock Set consisting of 1 100g skein and 2 20g mini skeins
• Premium Sock Yarn/Fingering Weight Yarn
• Exclusive yarn colors available only to subscribers.
• Ships every other month. Boxes for 2022 will ship at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
• 6 carefully curated, themed boxes per year.

Grab your spot before they sell out!

May Andy Warhol preorders are open!

  • An album cover featuring a yellow and black banana and the text Andy Warhol, next to a yellow skein of yarn with black speckles.
  • A close up of a yellow skein of yarn with black speckles.
  • A skein of yellow yarn with black speckles.

As I continue with my Andy Warhol Yarn Club, I am opening up preorders for non-subscribers to receive a skein (or two, or ten!) of the May colorway. This month we are looking at “The Velvet Underground and Nico,” the cover of an album by the rock group the Velvet Underground and German singer Nico. This image features a bright yellow banana with areas of bold, black outlines.

The yarn for this month is dyed a bright yellow, and then is speckled with black, representing the iconic banana. All orders will include a skein in the base of choice and a fact card about the artwork. Orders will be shipped at the end of May, at the same time I ship the monthly subscriptions.

Interested in being in on ALL the fun? You can still subscribe to get the extra goodies and the yarns for the rest of the year. Just visit my website, hit the subscribe button at the top, and follow the directions. I would love to have you on board!

May 14, 2022

From Wales, with love

  • Mohair yarn dyed blue to match an image of a stormy ocean.
  • Skeins of variegated pink and blue hand-dyed yarn.
  • Skeins of hand-dyed blue yarn.
  • Skeins of hand-dyed silky blue and gray yarn.
  • Skeins of red, green and orange yarn over a teal knitted sweater with cables.
  • A light-skinned man with cropped gray hair wearing an apron over a T-shirt stands next to large dye pots.

We are passionate about colour. We are believers in individuality. We are champions of creativity. We are Posh Yarn.

Since 2006, we’ve been bringing colour and luxury to the needles of knitters around the world. Our extensive yarn range has been carefully chosen, so that you can work with the very best materials. Our colourways are created to excite and inspire. We believe that every project you work on should be a pocket of joy, of comfort, of deep satisfaction.

Trudie & Tony Bamford are the heart, soul and hands behind Posh Yarn. Trudie is an artist and published writer, with a lifelong passion for textile arts. She founded Posh Yarn in 2006, and Tony joined her soon after, proving to be a brilliant colourist and innovative dyer. Posh Yarn HQ is located in a quiet spot in the Welsh countryside. From this idyllic location, the yarn, lovingly hand dyed in small batches, is shipped to knitters around the world.

One of the most exciting changes we have made in recent times has been the introduction of commissioned colourways, such as the one pictured here. This customer wanted some mohair/silk in a stormy sea theme. We absolutely love collaborating with customers like this, creating completely one of a kind colourways. Do you have an idea for a colourway that you just can’t get out of your head? Get in touch, let’s make that dream a reality!

May 13, 2022

May Sock Box Subscription Box

  • White yarn being dyed black.
  • A pile of pink and white yarn.
  • Loose skeins of black, white and orange yarn.

Hey ya’ll! Hope you had a great week! This week we want to give you a preview of our May Sock Box. This month’s sock box is perfect for any Tula Pink lovers out there. It features two beautiful colors of hand-dyed yarn in addition to some other little tropical treats. We think that it’s super fitting for the start of summer!

I don’t know about ya’ll, but during the summer months where I live, it gets hot! Traveling to the store to get yarn in this heat is not something I enjoy doing. This Sock Box subscription is great because you don’t need to leave the house to get this yarn. We make things easy by including free shipping straight to your doorstep when you subscribe to the Sock Box.

A one-time purchase of May’s Sock Box is available, but becoming a subscriber definitely has its perks! When you subscribe to the Sock Box Yarn Subscription Box you save up to 10%.

May 12, 2022

New BFL laceweight yarn – Bowland Lace

  • Two cakes of light brown yarn being knit into a tubular cowl.
  • Five skeins of purple laceweight yarn.
  • Yarns in shades of brown and grey.
  • Yarn in shades of grey and pink.
  • Close up of a pink knit cowl.
  • A light-skinned woman wears a mottled gray cowl.

I thought you would like to know that our debut update of Bowland Lace is now LIVE on the website! Bowland Lace is our new Bluefaced Leicester wool 2ply laceweight yarn and it is so beautiful. It is quite different to Titus Lace and Askham Lace as it is woollier and has a higher WPI or wraps per inch which is a really helpful indicator of how thick the yarn is. This can also be used when determining yarn substitutions. It works up beautifully on 3.25mm and 3mm needles (that’s what I’ve tried so far!) and it works up beautifully held double with fluffy Eldwick Lace — scroll down for more on that! I’m finding that when held double it substitutes in well for a 4ply and it makes an incredibly light yet warm and cosy fabric which looks far more delicate than it actually is. We’ve really fallen in love with this yarn at ECY Shedquarters and I hope you’ll enjoy it too. 🥰

You can see how Bowland Lace looks wound into a cake and knitted up held double with fluffy Eldwick Lace in the image with one of my recent projects, a Nimbus Cowl. The pattern is a free Purl Soho one (it’s on their blog) and it calls for 4ply + fluffy laceweight, but I’ve used Bowland Lace (so a 2ply) instead of 4ply for the same gauge BUT a lighter fabric. It turns out this is beyond perfect for this time of year for me — I’ve already worn it loads! Honestly the fabric created by these two yarns held together is to die for. It’s hard to capture on camera but the softness is how I imagine it’d be if you held a little fluffy duckling. 😆
Anyway, highly recommended – pattern and yarn!

We’ve been really busy over the past few weeks — there has even been great photography weather and so there has been a lot added to the website and flickr. Amongst those are new Laverton Shawl kits! This scarfy shawl is a lovely way to play with colours and yarns together as it uses Carlisle Fingering held double with fluffy Eldwick Lace, and then for the contrasts it uses a mini skein. You can find the Laverton pattern, yarns, and the new kits on our website. We have also added kits for the Ode to Autumn wrap by Jaya of Apoorva Designs. PLUS I have also added a new batch of Nateby 4ply Rainbow mini skein sets!

Due to its popularity I have added new batches of our new colourway Passion Flower to the website on a number of bases. I have added a large restock on Carlisle Fingering (100% Merino singles) and smaller batches on Titus 4ply (75% Merino/25% silk), Titus Fingering (75% Merino/25% silk singles), Oakworth 4ply (100% NZ Polwarth). I have also added a batch of Fuchsia on Pendle 4ply (100% Merino).

This week we have released our latest pattern, Swainby Cowl. This cowl idea stemmed from me wanting to make something squishy for around my neck using three strands of yarn together, but also not wanting to leave much (if anything) left over. I pored over stitch textures and options for ages as I knew I wanted something fairly simple which would allow the marled colours to shine, but also which wouldn’t be too boring to knit. There are already loads of (lovely) patterns in traditional fisherman’s rib so this is a different take on that. The full-sized cowl is designed to loop three times snug around the neck if you’ve got really cold weather, but it’s also really nice to wear in two loose loops. The pattern is very easily adjustable to make a two-loop or one-loop version – you would just need to make it either two thirds of the given length, or one third of the given length. The initial sample was made used Coniston Fingering in Red Grape, Red Goosefoot and Bark.

This is a great pattern for TV knitting and gives you plenty of scope for playing with different colours and yarns. I have four (!!) samples, all made in different yarns but using the same size needles and I have also made a few swatches to see how a few other yarns work together. This will all be in a blog post very soon along with some of our wonderful pattern testers projects. The samples are a blue one which was made using Askham 4ply in Driftwood and Whirlpool with Lowther Lace in Larkspur; a yellow one which was made using Brimham DK in Marigold and Eldwick Lace in Marigold; and a Snowy one which was made with Pendle Aran in Snowy Owl and Eldwick Lace in Snow Leopard.

The pattern is available on our website and on Payhip. On our website you will also find a Swainby add-on kit. Simply select the add-on kit and then add the yarn for your cowl to your basket and we will create a kit for you. You will need 300g of 4ply/fingering weight yarn OR you could use one skein each of a DK yarn and a fluffy laceweight yarn OR one skein each of aran weight yarn (for a single loop cowl) with a fluffy laceweight yarn. The possibilities are endless!

We have received our latest restock of Milburn DK in Althaea so this is available on the website as are yarn packs with this colour in it. Our next restock of Milburn yarns will not be for quite some time as we are awaiting a new batch of undyed yarn being spun for us. So any Milburn 4ply and Milburn DK colours that run out of stock from now onwards are unlikely to be restocked again before September.

We will be closed on Friday and Monday as Laura and I are both off. Orders won’t be shipped until after we get back on Tuesday.

May 10, 2022

Gone Knittin’

  • Skeins of yarn on blacked striped wool in various hues of blue, green and orange. A bait and tackle box charm that reads Gone knittin'.
  • Brightly colored blue, orange and green yarns.
  • A bait and tackle progress keeper that reads gone knittin' with two attachable stitch marker fishing lures.
  • Three skeins of yarn- blue tonal skein, a variegated orange and green skein, a speckled colorway with green, orange and blue speckles.
  • Speckled orange, blue, green, and yellow colorway on a black striped wool base.
  • Blue, purple and orange variegated skeins of yarn.

Inspired by lazy days on the lake, our new Gone Knittin’ collection reflects the vibrancy of the lake, the fishing gear and pontoon parties! Check out this gorgeous collection and reel in your biggest catch yet!

Lacking the proper gear? No problem — SamsTinyTrinkets has you covered with her amazing bait and tackle progress keeper that has two attachable stitch markers. That’s right! It HOLDS your stitch markers for you!
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We are hosting a KAL knitting the Rock It Tee by Tanis Lavallee. Join us on Instagram. These colors make the perfect pairings for this gorgeous striped summer tee!

May 10, 2022

Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Advents!

Red text that reads Dammit Janet on a black background.

I’m so excited to announce my Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Advent Box!

I have been obsessed with this movie since my mother took me for the first time at 16. So when I started thinking about creating an advent, it was a no-brainer for me to pick this theme. I can’t wait to share all the yarns with you, dyed to reflect the characters, lines from the movies and some of those iconic songs (did someone say “Time Warp”?)

The advents will include:
* Twelve 87 yard/20 gram mini skeins
* One fingering-weight full skein
* Stitch markers from Monster Stitches
* Wool Wash
* Candy (cuz, duh it’s Halloween)
* And other surprise goodies!

Advents will ship by the end of September so you have them in time to open up in October and for Halloween!

Dragonflight Yarn Club – May Box

A skein of multicolored yarn and the text Dragonflight yarn club May box May flowers Available now dragonflightyarns.com.

Our monthly subscription box is so much fun!

This month’s colorway is called: May Flowers. We wanted to celebrate spring and found the most adorable charms for the exclusive stitch markers!

With our subscription box, you pick the yarn weight, we pick the colorway. And as long as you are a subscriber to the club, you get discounts on the ENTIRE site! It is the perfect gift for yourself or for your favorite fiber artist in your life!

Subscriptions

Indie Untangled Exclusive Advent Openings

  • Blue and gold books, a pink flower and the text Dreaming of a classic Christmas yarn advent.
  • Books and bare yarn.
  • A circle of 25 richly colored mini skeins of yarn.
  • Blue mini skeins and a matching classic novel.
  • Rainbow mini skeins and matching classic novel.
  • Purple mini skeins and matching classic novel.

Our Christmas Advents have dropped and filled up quickly, but we saved 20 spots exclusively for Indie Untangled readers! This year we have two options — a brand new Advent inspired by covers of classic novels from the MacMillan Collector’s Library, and a reprint of last year’s advent inspired by the Chiltern Classics. If you love the idea of surprise, go with the former. If committing to a full advent without seeing the colors first gives you yarn anxiety, the second option is perfect for you!

There are options for paying up front and for splitting the cost into monthly payments. These will be live in our shop right as this newsletter drops and will close as soon as we fill the 20 spots we have available. Come celebrate your love of yarn and books with us! It’s the perfect way to treat yourself or someone you love.

May 5, 2022

Hand-dyed-to-order colors

Coiled skeins of brown yarn on Polaroids and the text Crème Brûlée, Salted Caramel, Pecan and New dyed to order colors.

Have you ever been unable to find the perfect yarn color for your project? It can be so frustrating when you are envisioning a certain color and then just can’t seem to find the right one. We’ve been there!

That’s why Southern Skeins is now offering new dyed-to-order colors. Picture this: yarn, hand dyed, in the colors, base and quantity you want. This yarn was dyed (and created) especially for you!

If you are unsure of what color yarn you’re envisioning, don’t worry! Our website features unique colors that we guarantee you’ll love.