I had a bit of a fangirl Squee this week when I confirmed the newest vendor for the Indie Untangled pre-Rhinebeck trunk show. Hold onto your hand-knit hats, because it’s none other than… Anne Hanson! Yes, this uber-talented designer will be bringing her Bare Naked Wools, a line of natural, dye-free wools created at American mills. I am SO excited to meet Anne and the rest of the Bear Naked Wools team.
While I continue to get even more excited about the Oct. 17 event, have a look at some of the newest marketplace additions that you can use for those upcoming fall projects:
Jackie of Luna Grey Fiber Arts recently collaborated with designer Hilary Smith Callis to create the Luna Viridis pattern, the perfect marriage of a shawl and a cowl. The pattern calls for Luna Grey Fiber Arts Celeste, a lofty superwash Merino fingering-weight yarn that’s available in special Luna Viridis kits, which come with a PDF copy of the pattern and a skein of Celeste in one of Jackie’s beautiful semi-solid colorways.
Sarah of Sarah’s Spindle recently experimented with shibori, a Japanese dyeing technique that’s having its moment in the spotlight. She used a mixture of three blues that look like Indigo, but are colorfast. The luxe silk/Merino yarn has a nice balance when worked up, so grab some skeins to be totally on trend.
Keya over at the Cedar Hill Farm Company has been getting ready for fall by dyeing up some worsted-weight skeins of Peruvian wool in deep autumn colors, and designing Whitby Place, a hat and cowl pattern that will be added to her Ravelry shop soon. Also available are skeins of Cielo DK, extra fine alpaca that would be perfect for fingerless gloves.
Goodbye Shark Week, hello fall. C.Whitney Knits has left the ocean and released a colorwork set that includes four skeins of sock yarn in autumn-inspired shades. With a generous total of 462 yards, use your set to make very toasty cowl.
With all the shiny yarns available, there’s no reason for spinners to be left out. June Pryce Fiber Arts has released a 100% nylon Firestar that’s ideal for blending with other fibers, or go for the full sparkle and spin it alone. A bit can also be added to felting projects. The small themed sets are a very responsible bling-y indulgence.
Indie Untangled is excited to introduce you to Wicked Ewe Fiber Arts, a New Mexico-based dyer who just set up shop on Etsy. There are plenty of fall-inspired, variegated skeins for sale, with hand-dyed fiber coming soon.
Louise, AKA The Cryptozoologist, updated her shop on Monday with a mix of Adventure Time- and Final Fantasy-themed yarns, as well as some limited edition Halloween skeins (because it’s never too early to start planning your costume).
You’re going to need another bag for all your fall projects. Wanda of Drawstrings has you covered with her custom bags. The flat-bottomed bags with grosgrain ribbon drawstrings come in a range of sizes.
These cute little 1-inch bars from Kamalei’s Naturals come in pairs with their own reusable tin, are perfect for stashing in smaller purses, pouches and project bags. Available in a variety of scents, they’re going to come in handy when the cold starts parching your skin.