After the Rain Sock Kits

Becky of Soprano Knits, Hannah of the Corner of Craft and I have joined forces again to bring you a new sock collaboration. Celebrate the spring season with an easy to memorize ankle boot height sock featuring an addictive lace panel in a gorgeous green yarn and marked by the cutest umbrella progress keeper you have ever seen.

After the Rain Socks Kit
Once Upon a Corgi Handmade:
1 100g skein of Fiddleheads
1 25g mini of Puppy Paws on Marie Cutie Base (75/25 SW Corriedale/nylon)

Corner of Craft:
1 hand-beaded umbrella progress keeper

Soprano Knits:
1 After the Rain sock pattern

June 5, 2018

Anne of Green Gables Collection

I have a feeling you may be Kindred Spirits, so I’d like to share with you a collection of colorways inspired by Anne and the places and people of Avonlea. They’re available for a limited time in the shop on our Squishy (SW Merino/nylon) sock base and our Sublime Worsted (100% SW Merino single-ply) base. Together all six on fingering weight would create an incredible Goldfish Memory Shawl by Casapinka, and on worsted they’d make a gorgeous striped sweater. We’ll also have mini-skein sets on our Squishy sock base, perfect for cheerful striped socks or pops of color in heels and toes or giant scrappy blankets.

The colorways are (from left to right in the first image):
Island Welcome
Amethyst Confessions
Puffed Sleeves
October Mist
Gilbert Blythe

I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed putting them together!

New web store

I am so excited to announce my new website is up and running!! My husband has worked quite hard on this for me for a couple months now and I’m so excited to finally share it with you!! The best part… you can now buy my yarn on my website and it’s fully stocked!! I will no longer be using Etsy. It’s all so exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Please take a look and let me know what you think!!

June 5, 2018

New Colorways and Yarn Weights!

Our latest shop update is just for you color lovers out there! We have five colorways of Fully Spun Sock Sport, including two new colorways. These skeins are huge at 150g and 400 yds, just enough for a shawl!

We also have launched a new yarn weight with Fully Spun Original DK. We’ve taken a few of our favorite colorways and translated them to a heavier weight yarn perfect for a hat, cowl, or your new favorite sweater! If you are local to the DMV area, come see us on Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. for Public Knitoxication at Fabbioli Vineyards. Check out our Instagram post and Facebook event for details!

June 4, 2018

New Cat Base Added

To highlight our 10 new colorways, we’ve dyed them up on our new base: Sad Cat.

Sad Cat is a 75/25 Superwash Bluefaced Leicester/nylon blend. This wonderfully soft and versatile yarn is perfect for your next shawl or cardigan. You can even use it for socks, thanks to the nylon.

Our 10 new colorways are: Hogwash, Orchidelirium, Up River, Rustic Rust, Belly Button Lint, Pepperoncini, Tusk, Tempestuous, Gnome Home and Deja Vu Whale.

These colorways are repeatable. They can be dyed to order if you want more than is listed.

Whole Knit ‘n Caboodle – June – Fades/Stripes/Hawaii

Fade, fade, fade! Fades are so in! There are so many fades going on and there seems to be at least two view points on picking colors — either you want a drastic contrast from one color to the next or you want it to blend seamlessly. When using a drastic contrast it creates a definite striping effect and when using a gradient colorway it creates a seamless melding of colors. I wanted to make a simple stockinette sweater for my grandson and decide where I would change the colors, and off I went. I used Whole Knit n’ Caboodle Superwash 100% Merino DK (Black and Blue, Karner Butterfly, Smoke Gray ) and just did a top down sweater to incorporate the fade into it.

A new addition to my shop is my stripe sock yarn in single stripes, three-row stripes and five-row stripes. Great weather to be knitting socks. This is my go-to-the-beach kind of project!! Check out my website for online-only items. More color options and more to come.

In May of 2017, I was on the big island of Hawaii. It was a beautiful trip where I was able to see the entire island on the Epic Island Tour. The photo is of the Ohia Lehua flowering tree that we learned so much about. I can’t help thinking of the people impacted by the volcano that was only a small puff of smoke last year. In July I will be featuring a small line of yarns inspired by some of the photos that I took. I will sell these only online and I will be donating 20% of the sales to the Hawaii Natural Disaster Relief Fund. I will add them my website as I create them and will provide an update in my next Indie Untangled post.

May 30, 2018

It’s all about the base

At Nice & Knit we’ve been pretty selective with your yarn bases and picky when adding new ones. We consider the weight, softness, twist, the ply, and how the finished knitted garment will look and feel when worn.

When we tested our latest sock base it was a star in all categories. Featuring 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon and over 460 yards per skein, this workhorse of a yarn will become your new favorite — it has for us. Yes, it’s perfect for socks, and also ideal for all your fingering weight shawls and sweaters you’ve been adding to your queue on Raverly!

Nice & Knit Sock is currently available online at in over 50 colorways!

May 30, 2018

Kemper Wrap Kits / By Hand Serial – Lookbook #6

The Kemper Wrap was designed for By Hand Serial by Mara Bryner (Orange Knits) and we’ve put together some special kits for the release! These kits will be available through June 15th on the By Hand Serial website as a preorder to be delivered before August 1st. The Kemper Wrap combines three elements to make it a totally addictive knit: marling, mohair and a cool construction!

Come join us starting August 1st in the Junkyarn Ravelry group for a Kemper Wrap KAL. Mara will be stopping in occasionally to chat in the threads and we’ll have some lovely prizes to give away!

** Kemper Wrap Kits will also be available this weekend at the Junkyarn Trunk Show at the Knot House in Frederick, Maryland. I hope to meet some of you Maryland and DC-area knitters there! **

Spirit Trail post-move shop update!

I’ve just completed a giant shop migration from my old website host to Shopify! There are lots of new colors on every base, including loads of my Lucky Pot colors (one-of-a-kind, totally nonrepeating colors). Update includes tonal solids, speckles, and softly variegated colors.

Also in this update is lots of Andromeda, the yarn used in my new Panier hat pattern (available on Ravelry).

Thanks for checking it out!


May 29, 2018

Brand new colorway alert: Neon Lotus

Sometimes, when I’m looking for inspiration for a new colorway, I browse pictures on Pinterest. I came across some pictures of pink and purple lotus flowers. Many of them were probably photoshopped, but still inspired me! Pink and purple are my favorite colors to dye with already, but this colorway turned out even more amazing than I thought it would! It is currently available on all three of my sock yarn bases, as well as DK and Worsted.

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