What to stash this week: 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'.

Andrea of WoolenWomenFibers is ready for lazy days on the lake and has debuted the Gone Knittin’ collection. Whether you’re up for casting a line or sunbathing on the pontoon, there are ways to enjoy this holiday in yarn form. The six colorways include Fly Fishin’, Lazy Lake Day, Lakeside Sunsets, Pontoon Party, Bait & Tackle and Rainbow Trout, plus a set of five DK mini skeins. There’s also the option to add on an adorable bait and tackle progress keeper that has two attachable stitch markers from SamsTinyTrinkets.

Two cakes of light brown yarn being knit into a tubular cowl.

Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns has debuted a new laceweight base. Called Bowland Lace, it’s comprised of British Bluefaced Leicester wool and creates a woolly, cozy fabric.

Red text that reads Dammit Janet on a black background.

Get your newspaper and callbacks ready: Courtney of Silly Goose Yarns has opened preorders for a Rock Horror Picture Show-themed box that will be shipped in time (warp) for Halloween.

What to stash this week: A gripping yarn Advent

Blue and gold books, a pink flower and the text Dreaming of a classic Christmas yarn advent.

McMullin Fiber Co.’s popular Advents have been inspired by classic novels. While this year’s Advent, inspired by covers of classic novels from the MacMillan Collector’s Library, filled up quickly, Kate has graciously saved 20 spots exclusively for Indie Untangled readers! If you don’t want to know the ending, you can sign up for this year’s box. If you aren’t a fan of mystery yarn, you can also sign up for last year’s Advent, which was based on the colorful covers of Chiltern Classics. Act fast!

Bright lemon yellow shawl draped around mannequin showing off garter and chevron stitches with fingering and suri yarn.

Crystal’s latest shawl design, Chiffon, is perfect for cool nights and overzealous A/Cs. It’s knit with fingering-weight yarn held with a fluffy laceweight.

Fall colors of brown and apple green skeins of yarn.

The most recent Cashmere & Coconuts shop update featured several of Anastasia’s new Outlander-themed colorways, and she’s also opened preorders for an Advent inspired by Downton Abbey: A New Era.

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

Indigo of Dragonflight Yarn has a monthly subscription box and this month’s colorway is called May Flowers. The box comes with a choice of yarn weight, exclusive stitch markers and discounts on the entire site.

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

Are you looking for that perfect color for your next project? Jenna of Southern Skeins now offers dyed-to-order colors.

What to stash this week: the Advent of travel

Photos of BB King, Elvis Presley. Teddy Roosevelt, Kermit the Frog and Coca Cola bottles with a multicolor yarn background and the text Mississippi Tells All Advent.

Judy and Emily of Jems Luxe Fibers take us to Mississippi for their 2022 yarn Advent. Their name, Jems, comes from the the first letters of their first names and MS for their home state. You’ll learn everything you did or didn’t know about Mississippi. For example, did you know that bluesman BB King and Elvis Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll, were both born in the state, as was Muppets creator Jim Hensen? And that Coca Cola was first bottled there?

You’ll discover these stories and much more via 25 mini skeins and some extras, including a limited-edition Christmas ornament. You can choose between a knit or crochet box and between Jems’s Luxe Sock, Luxe DK and Classic DK bases.

Snowy mountain backdrop with the text Winter in Minnesota - A Yarny Countdown Calendar in large pink font.

Liz of Knitting Lizard Fibers is taking us to a much colder place for her December countdown. Each Winter in MN Countdown Calendar will come with either a single skein, weekly sock sets or 20 minis plus one full skein. Sock or DK options are also available.

Circle image including slate dinosaur with flowers upon its back on a peach background, circle image with floral buds on a branch, and text on a gray background.

If you’re looking for a treat to open a little sooner, Maggie of Yarnaceous Fibers and Sarah of Charmedology have collaborated on a Cast On Set to celebrating spring. Each set includes a 100-gram skein of yarn or 120-gram sock set and a special-edition themed dinosaur polymer marker.

A light-skinned woman in a mint peacoat holds a long and short version of a knit colorwork cowl. The long cowl is light pink with blue, orange and purple contrast colors and the shorter version is peach with blue, orange and purple contrast colors.

Jill of Beach House Knits used A Heavenly Blend yarn from Italian indie Lanivendole — which she picked up at last year’s Indie Untangled show! — to design the Little Frannie cowl. The four-color cowl comes in two sizes and Lanivendole has kits.

An enamel pin shaped like a sock with daisies inside it.

Shelly of Daisy Stitch Co is having a spring sale! Use the code 20OFF for 20% off your purchase until this Monday. To sweeten the deal, all orders over $100 after the discount include an enamel pin designed by Allison Clark of Stitchery & Co!

Pink variegated skeins containing deep blue and green accents, beside semisolid purple skeins.

It’s David of Crafter Gamer Geek’s birthday, which means you get presents! He’s created some new fingering-weight sets, each with one variegated skein and one to two semisolid coordinating colorways.

Copper daisy stitch markers on a skein of teal yarn.

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away. If you need a gift for a crafty mama in your life, check out some of adKnits’ stitch markers, pins, stickers, tote bags and more.

 

What to stash this week: Yarn-centric

Purple and blue fiber, pink, black and gray yarn, blue and green stitch markers and the Yarn Centrick logo.

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival takes place a month from now (back in person after two years!), and there’s a new indie pop-up/pre-game show on the scene: Yarncentrick is taking place on Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mt. Airy, Maryland. More than 20 indie dyers, bag makers and creatives, including several Indie Untangled online marketplace and show vendors that you may already be familiar with, will come together outdoors under covered pavilions.

A navy and pink skein of yarn, and the beginnings of a shawl to show how it knots with assigned pooling.

Anastasia of Cashmere & Coconuts recently discovered the joys of assigned pooling and has released two AP colorways. She’s also offering 20% off all her solid color Peruvian Highland Wool and 10% off all other yarn purchases.

Red, green and gray yarn arranged on a table.

Amy and the crew at Fort Worth, Texas, yarn shop West 7th Wool have their own hand-dyed yarn line and they’re mad for mohair! Their newest yarn base, 7th Street Singles + Mohair, is comprised of 56% extrafine (19.5 micron) Merino and 44% mohair. They’re offering a free keyhole scarf pattern that can be completed with one skein.

A skein of warm yellow yarn, with other shades in the background.

Giulia and Stefania of Lanivendole recently dyed up more of their Twisty Chic base, a twistier version of their chic blend of 20% Mohair, 20% Alpaca and 60% Brogna wool. It’s perfect for lighter patterns to wear in the upcoming warm weather in the Northern Hemisphere.

A collage with various images in grey, gold, burgandy and white, with the text Not a Tame Lion: Sunday Yarn Advent

Get ready, Advents are coming. Holly Dyeworks’ Advent is inspired by Narnia, the magical world created by C. S. Lewis. It’s available to preorder now, shipping in November.

Fluffy cream yarn with black speckles.

Eden Cottage Yarn just had an update of Eldwick Lace, a fluffy superkid mohair/silk laceweight yarn. It can be uses on its own as well as held double with other yarns.

Gothfarm’s newest yarn is made of carbonized bamboo.

The next installment of Plies & Hellhounds’ Wicked Seeds, a monthly club inspired by beautiful but deadly plants, drops tomorrow.

What to stash this week: yarn adventures

Prehistoric dinosaurs under a red and orange sky, dinosaur eggs and fossils and a green jungle.

The Woolen Women want to take you on a yarny adventure for your summer vacation. Fly on a magic carpet or walk among the dinosaurs with two special boxes, filled with yarn and notions to open up every day for the week leading up to the first day of summer.

Skeins of purple speckled and solid purple and yellow yarn.

If you love knitting socks, Daisy Stitch Co’s That Sock Set Box is for you! Spots are open for this club of hand-dyed sock sets delivered every other month.

A pile of green skeins of yarn.

Eden Cottage Yarn just had a shop update featuring Bowland Aran, a Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester wool, and here are still plenty of colors to choose from.

Sign-ups are now open for Queen City Yarn’s Studio Series Club.

What to stash this week: dreams, realized

A blonde woman sits in a chair looking to her side at an orange embroidered tapestry.

Photo by Mary McGraw

Earlier this year, I connected with bestselling fiction author Betsy Cornwell via a Facebook group for female-identifying, trans and non-binary freelance writers and editors to find homes for their stories. Betsy posted about her plan to turn an old home in Connemara, Ireland, into a childcare-inclusive arts residency for single parents like her. The turn-of-the-last century building had once served as a place to teach rural women to knit so they could support themselves financially, and Betsy is a longtime knitter herself, so I knew this was a story I wanted to share. Betsy wrote a blog post about the project in March, and she also gave a virtual tour of the space during the Indie Across the Pond event.

I’ve been following Betsy’s progress over the last several months, and watched with excitement as her dream came closer to reality, with a crowdfunding campaign that succeeded in raising enough money for the 20% down payment and to cover the monthly payments. Sadly, she hit a roadblock a couple of months ago when the bank denied her mortgage application. She now has until this Monday to raise enough money for the entire purchase price of the building. After looking at her business plan and feeling confident that she will create a wonderful and much-needed space to support creative parents, I’m hoping our community can help bring this dream one step closer. 

Skeins of orange, yellow and gray yarn.

Get cozy as the temperature drops with new colors on Murky Depths Dyeworks’ Sanctuary worsted, a 100% Merino, non-Superwash that provides great stitch definition for cables, stranded colorwork and mosaic knitting.

A mosaic shawl in red, orange and green.

Ashleigh Wempe’s Sedona Sunrise shawl is designed to evoke the image of a sunrise, with three colors of fingering-weight yarn worked in an easy mosaic pattern.

The phrase LOVE STORY viewed in a typewriter.

While you’re getting ready for the winter holidays, don’t forget about the one in February! This Valentine’s countdown box from WoolenWomenFibers is inspired by epic love stories through the ages and includes 14 days of luxurious Cashmere yarn, charms and a project bag.

Skeins of pink, purple, blue and pink and orange yarn.

The recent shop update from Sharon of Flora Adora Fibers includes Surprise! Sock, naturally dyed with plants and other botanicals. Use the coupon code BOTANICA for 10% off all items except gift cards from November 13-19.

Skeins of red and green variegated yarn.

In preparation for the holidays, Maureen of Charming Ewe has been creating tons of new colors and pictured here is one of them. Deck the Halls is a fun sock set of bright red and green with multicolored speckles.

If you’re in or near Columbia, MD, Sharnessa of Shar’s Purls is having a P.S. Love the Butterfly Trunk Show at the SO Original Yarn Studio.

What to stash this week: The perfect fall bag

Purple, teal and green tweed bags with rose gold zippers.

I’m so excited to debut the Harris Sling Bag! Hand crafted in Brooklyn in three different colorful Harris Tweed fabrics from the Adabrock Weaving Company in Scotland, these bags are the perfect size to carry around a small accessory project, plus your everyday essentials, with one open and one zippered pocket — I’ve been using mine as a purse. It comes with a size-inclusive leather strap that can adjust from approximately 30″ to 48″.

I also collaborated with a third small business. Jewelry For Knitters created zipper pulls in the shape of the leaf that echoes the metallic floral lining. Each zipper pull comes with three combination stitch marker/progress keepers, so you can never be without one.

Purple, green, orange and gold mini skeins held in a light-skinned hand.

For a yarny taste of fall, grab one of these beautiful fall mini skein kits, which Sophie created for Indie Untangled. Each set comes with six 20g minis, perfect for shawls or accessories, or to add a pop of color to a sweater.

A collage of scenes from Scotland.

Speaking of Scotland, the Woolen Women crew has launched preorders for their Outlander-inspired winter solstice box. The full box includes seven days of 20g minis, seven days of SamsTinyTrinkets, one sock set comprised of a 100g skein and 20g mini, a set of solstice charms inspired by characters from Outlander and one Aggie’s bag notions pouch. Smaller options are available.

A stack of colorful bags.Sarah of La Cave à Laine has created a new collection of hand-dyed project bags to go with your hand-dyed yarn. Enjoy free shipping on all orders over 70€ with the code INDIE2021OCT through this Sunday.

Yarn in black and white surrounded by stickers.

If you need a little treat to celebrate Halloween, Kate of Bad Lux Designs is offering a limited-edition, mystery DK sock set inspired by werewolves and the full moon.

Shanna of Lambstrings Yarn is offering 10% off a purchase of $100 or more for Indie Untangled Everywhere Virtual ticket holders! Use this link to purchase tickets. The discount is available until this Sunday.

What to stash this week: Yarn for the holidays

A collage of photos of a grandfather clock, candelabra, a snowy tree, a woman in a red cloak and a rose under a glass dome.

The holiday countdown calendars from the WoolenWomenFibers crew are inspired by Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. They include 25 individually-wrapped mini skeins from December 1-24 and a 100g skein, a handmade sock sack by Aggie’s Bags and bonus goodies to open on Christmas Day.

A kit of colorful knitting notions.

Though Stephen West didn’t set any stitch marker records with this year’s MKAL, Bonnie of Yank Your Yarn has you covered with her (Mostly) Magnetic MKAL Mix Box O’Notions. It has all the tools you need to tackle a complex project.

An illustration of an otter and the words Halloween is taking shape.

Aiden of Undercover Otter has created a special and spooky Halloween colorway, inspired by the original Halloween movies, and its many incarnations, especially the 2018 continuation of the original. You can choose from a Yarn & Swag Bag option or a Yarn Only option. Both include a “mask to bring out your inner beauty.”

What to stash this week: Roots and leaves

A woman models a striped wrap in dark and light greens.

Designer Soraya García is channeling autumn with one of her favorite designs to date. Sori’s Paradisia Wrap has a sagittal shape inspired by tree roots and the veins of leaves. It’s knit with a variegated and semisolid color in the same weight or a contrasting weight — she used a single-ply Merino and a laceweight mohair in the above sample. It’s knitted with sections of garter stitch and stripes and short rows, combining effortless knitting with a little bit of interest.

Yarn in red, orange and gold.

Maureen, a new business owner of Charming Ewe, has some fall colors in her shop, like this one called Apple Crisp, which is available on a variety of Superwash fingering and DK bases.

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

Jill has opened preorders for the Jilly & Kiddles Advent kit, and this year’s theme is Holiday Mix Tape, with 24 surprise mini skeins inspired by her family’s favorite holiday music. The kit also includes an exclusive xix tape-inspired project bag and extra themed surprises.

What to stash this week: Season mystery boxes galore

A collage of spooky photos

It’s not too early to to get a jump on Halloween yarn (because of course that’s a thing). Jennifer of Maelstrom Fiber Arts has opened preorders for her Halloween box, inspired by ghostly apparitions, tall tales and whispers in the dark. The Scrying Into the Looking Glass 2021 Halloween Advent will feature 30 20g mini skeins and one full 100g skein in a Merino/nylon blend, as well as special treats. (The colors above are an example of Jennifer’s dyeing, but the colors will be a mystery.) Boxes are scheduled to ship on August 31, so get your orders in before they… turn into a pumpkin.

A sepia-toned photo of yarn.

Preorders for Lanivendole’s Winter Eves Advent Calendar open today at 6 p.m. CET. The boxes are inspired by all sorts of wintery eves. It will include their A Chic Blend wool/alpaca/mohair yarn and their A Stormy Blend wool/alpaca yarn, as well as a treat from Italian illustrator Little Pine Alice.

Santa Clause 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 close this Sunday, August 1. Sets include one pattern, 21 mini skeins, four full-size skeins and six extra gourmet gifts.

A black and white photo of a mask and the words A Woolen Masquerade Halloween Advent.

It’s also last call for the masquerade ball-themed mystery box for Halloween from Woolen Women Fibers that includes 13 minis and treats, including a shawl-sized project bag.

A monarch butterfly.

It’s also the last call for the Jilly & Kiddles and BritStitchery’s Fall Sock of the Season Club. Orders for this club, which include yarn and goodies inspired by this photo of a Monarch Butterfly, close on Monday, August 2.