What to stash this week: summer yarns

Skeins and cakes of pink, white, red and orange yarn and knitted fabric on needles spread on a table.

Giulia and Stefania of Lanivendole have launched Aestiva, their new wool and linen yarn. This light fingering-weight yarn is comprised of 70% Abruzzese wool and 30% French linen which, like all their bases, is spun in a mill in Piedmont. It comes in 13 gorgeous hand-dyed hues and the natural color, and with a generous 328 yards per 50g skein.

A flower shaped soap, a lotion bar, bird and flower charms, yellow yarn skein with speckles and a floral bag with butterflies.

The WoolenWomenFibers A Woolen Mystery yarn club heads to Key West next month. Boxes include your choice of a sock set or a single skein, a project bag to carry it in, handmade soap or lotion bar, a handmade candle and charms.

Mustard project bag, skeins of gold and coral yarn, pink speckled yarn.

Are you heading to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival next weekend? Kick off your yarny trip with a visit to Yarncentrick, a new indie pop-up, taking place on Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in Mt Airy, Maryland. This one-day event will feature more than 20 indie dyers, artisans, and small creative businesses in an outdoor setting under covered pavilions.

A knit shawl in gold, magenta and brown draped over a dress form showcasing a cable down the spine and along the border.

Crystal’s latest design is the Marmalade Shawl, a basic triangular-shaped shawl with a center cable that adds a little flare. It’s knit with fingering-weight yarn held double along with mohair/silk and is perfect for using up leftovers.

What to stash this week: Creative challenge

A blue and pink tote bag.

Sara of La Cave à Laine recently embarked on a creative challenge in which she published one bag a day on both her Instagram profile and online shop. There is a beautiful variety of colors and fabrics, including printed linen and hand-dyed cotton (and Day 30 — wow!), as well as different styles, with drawstring or magnetic button totes and zipper bags. There is only one of each bag made, so if you see one that makes your heart go pitter-pat, make sure to snag it. It might be a perfect match for your own truly unique handmade item.

A light-skinned woman wearing a big stole in white and purple. She is holding a bouquet of wildflowers.

Squaring of the Circle is the latest pattern in Paola’s brioche illusion series. This shawl features an illusion of circles that morph into squares, which broken up by simple garter stitch sections.

A screenprinted blue and yellow artwork featuring an electric chair paired with a yellow, blue and green skein of yarn.

Preorders for the April colorway in Lisa The Knitting Artist’s monthly Andy Warhol Yarn Club are now open to those who are not subscribed. This colorway is inspired by a silk screen series titled “The Electric Chair.”

Four skeins of yarn in shades of grey and purple.

Eden Cottage Yarns just had an update featuring Carlisle Fingering, a 100% Superwash Extrafine Merino yarn, which is ideal for garments, shawls and accessories, including Victoria’s Buttermere shawl.

A mint green, white and red patterned crocheted handbag.

Issue 2 of the crochet magazine Moorit and I have a small number of issues in stock! The issue features 12 patterns inspired by the sea, including several tops and this incredibly gorgeous colorwork bag designed by Fay Dashper-Hughes.

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: A yarny assortment

A collage including a photo of orange, purple, brown, green, blue and pink minis, a sheep lotion bar, a bag with mushrooms on it and a set of five herb and alchemical-inspired charms.

Andrea and the Woolen Women are celebrating Women’s History Month with the Claire’s Cabinet box, inspired by Claire Beecham in Outlander and her pioneering of medicine in both the past and the present. Boxes include seven 20g minis and a sheep lotion bar, with options to add on a project bucket bag from Aggie’s Bags and herb and alchemical-inspired charms from SamsTinyTrinkets.

A shawl with bands of red, yellow, pink and multi yarns, draped over dress form.

Sharon of Garage Dyeworks has put together kits for the Sundae Funday shawl from Chic and Regal Knits. It uses four different colorways of Auto Sock and features sections of simple stockinette and lace with a picot edge.

A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant. The text Li'l Smelly Ball Sack - Aromatherapy Big Clippy! Progress Keeper.

Keep your stitches smelling sweet and let your inner teenager chuckle with Yank Your Yarn’s Li’l Smelly Ball Sack (Bonnie means yarn balls, of course!). These progress keepers feature light bronze filigree “sacks” with a little ball of fluff that can accommodate your favorite essential oil.

Silver metal shawl pins and stitch markers on a background of blue-green yarn.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations is celebrating spring with new mini shawl pins and progress keepers featuring flowers, butterflies, songbirds and more.

Skeins of light purple, green, brown and white yarn.

Shelly of Daisy Stitch Co has kits for the Out-Stranding Shawl pattern by Christie Archer. Kits include one 100g fingering weight skein, one 50g fingering weigh skein and three 20g minis in your choice of three color palettes.

A stack of five pastel-colored mini skeins on a chair, with pale pink flowers in the back ground. Yarns are light green, cream, baby pink, lilac and sky blue.

Dyer Courtney launched Silly Goose Yarns just this week! She has a new Spring Collection featuring bright colors on a variety of bases from mohair to bulky, as well as a collection of limited OOAK colorways.

A pile of skeins of yarn in many different colours.

Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns just had an update of her popular Titus 4ply, a blend of extrafine Superwash Merino and mulberry silk. While some of the most popular colorways sold out quickly there are preorders available so you don’t miss out.

What to stash this week: let your yarn geek flag fly

Four skeins of yarn in shades of brown, beige, and tan displayed in handwoven baskets. Splashes of red, blue, green, and darker browns across the various skeins.

David, the owner and dyer behind Crafter Gamer Geek, has merged longtime passions for old school video gaming via Colecovision and Atari, anime and board games with a love of yarn. The Crafter Gamer Geek shop includes a variety of colorways on a mix of weights and wools, including Merino, BFL, and Polwarth. While David isn’t trying to turn all of us into gamers — in fact, the yarn and fiber above are one of his only non-gaming colorways, inspired by the spotted lanternfly — but he hopes to share his interests with all fellow fiber enthusiasts.

Various project bags with maker notions, diverse colored hands, butterflies and unicorns on them. A package of yarn minis in blues, green, orange and yellows.

The Woolen Women are living their version of a storybook ending, and so can you with the Woolen Fairytale collection. Colorways come with matching charms and project bags.

A shawl with circles and stripes in hot pink and yellowy chartreuse displayed on a dress form.

Sharon of Garage Dyeworks has collaborated with designer Helaina of Chic and Regal Knits to bring you two shawl design kits. Pictured above is Blissed Out, which uses three skeins of Sharon’s Auto DK.

A whimsical, tiny mushroom house sits in a forest. Text reads "Fairy Correspondence Shawl Mystery Knit-a-long" with four yarn kit options.

Jill of Jilly & Kiddles has created kits for the Fairy Correspondence Shawl, the project for the Softyarn Designs annual winter Mystery Knit-a-Long. They include special postcards Jill designed just for the MKAL and the opportunity to connect with other knitters via snail mail.

A light-skinned woman holding a crescent shawl open. The shawl is striped and has a big multicolored border worked with slipped cables.

Paola Albergamo’s latest design, Silky Lavender, is a crescent-shaped shawl worked up in DK-weight yarn. It features a slipped cable pattern in three colors on the border that Paola promises is much easier to work than it looks. It’s 15% off with the code “silky15” until Sunday.

What to stash this week: Explore natural wonders

A textured and eyelet shawl with fringe in orange, purple and blue faded yarn, worn by a light-skinned woman standing in front of a mountain.

I’m excited to debut kits for the Natural Wonders Shawl, designed by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich with full skeins of the A National Parks New Year trios. Each trio contains a speckled, semisolid and variegated colorway that fade together in a blend of textured stitches and eyelets to evoke the beauty of U.S. national parks in winter.

A pin in the shape of a hank of yarn with the image of an orange sunset over purple mountains.

Augusta of adKnits was inspired by sunsets at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, creating this pin for the A National Parks New Year box. I’m doing a preorder on Indie Untangled. It’s a great accompaniment to your Natural Wonders Shawl kit!

Four skeins of yarn in each corner with a purple banner in the middle with the text Spring is in the Air.

Maureen of Charming Ewe used the mild weather in Texas to get a head start on her spring colors. Because we’re still in winter, she also has a Valentine Bundle that includes five mini skeins and one full-sized skein inspired by the Sweethearts conversation heart candies.

A multi-colored fair isle star pattern infinity cowl draped over a person's neck set against a charcoal-colored shirt.

Debra of Spruce Lane Designs’ Astrum cowl provides a pop of springy color. Deb used Marianated Yarns for her sample of this Fair Isle pattern, which is 15% off on Ravelry and Payhip with the code “ASTRUM” until February 28.

Mood board for Victorian Week club-shades of pink, burgundy, and creams.

Eve of Holly Dyeworks has opened sign-ups for the next installment of her Great British Baking Show Yarn Club and it’s Victorian Week! The sets include a mystery skein of fingering-weight MCN and a matching progress keeper made by Little Bitty Delights.

C olourful tassels from middle-eastern markets, the logos of the makers, Penny Lane Yarns and La Cave à Laine.

Speaking of yarn that’s good enough to eat, Sara of La Cave à Laine is collaborating with Deborah of Penny Lane Yarns on a three-installment sock club that celebrates Israeli-born British chef Yotam Ottolenghi. You can purchase one or all three of each box, which will contain a skein of yarn from Deborah, a sock pattern and bag from Sara and other surprises.

Yarnover Truck's Super Nerdy Yarn Club Featuring Forbidden Fiber Co. logo at top with image for six skeins of yarn. Three on the left are in full color of green yellow variegated, white and tan variegated and maroon and grey variegated, and three on the right are in black and white.

The Yarnover Truck’s Super Nerdy Yarn Club, which takes inspiration from strong female nerdy characters across a variety of fandoms, is once again open to new members.

A collage of brightly coloured peacock themed yarns with blues, greens, and yellows.

My Mama Knits’ latest colors take inspiration from peacocks and benefit an animal-assisted activity and crafting center in the UK where the colorful animals reside.

Silver shawl pins with pink rhodonite hearts and the MAB Elements logo, handmade in Ohio.

Celebrate all kinds of love this Valentine’s Day with the MAB Elements Love collection, which includes her original circle shawl pin adorned with a single rhodonite heart.

A set of four pictures showing the transformation from raw white locks of wool to a washed cloud of fiber to an un-dyed skein of yarn and finally two skeins of yarn dyed red and black.

Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers has introduced two new yarn colorways, both made from the same Corriedale fleece that she washed, combed, spun and dyed herself.

What to stash this week: Winning combinations

A Valentine’s Day yarn fade set in three solid berry plum colors ranging from to light berry plum to dark, with a speckled moss green and berry skein, along with a solid moss green skein.

Anastasia, the dyer behind new indie yarn company Cashmere and Coconuts, first learned to crochet 16 years ago, but wasn’t truly bit by the making bug until the pandemic forced everyone inside and she went on a mission to knit her first pair of socks, while, naturally, also accumulating a stash of sock yarn. Then she tried to dye her own sock yarn, and a new passion was born.

Pink and purple speckled yarn with lemon yellow mini skeins and a matching chocolate bar.

Here’s another winning combination: Wool and chocolate. Kate of McMullin Fiber Co. is celebrating Valentine’s Day with three Valentine-inspired sock sets, including two that come with gourmet chocolate.

An array of black and white bags.

La Cave à Laine’s special January Bundles of Joy promotion now includes Sara’s entire bag collection! Choose any two items from the collection and the least expensive will be 50% off, no code needed, through this Sunday at midnight CET.

What to stash this week: yarn love

An image collage featuring seven mini skeins of yarn fading from light Tiffany blue to dark blue to bronze. A set of high-heel, pillow, and teacup charms and a Victorian armchair and chandelier project bag.

Andrea of WoolenWomenFibers is evoking feelings of love with the A Woolen Darling collection celebrating that upcoming holiday in February. Special sets include True Love’s Kiss, a seven-mini-skein Cashmere fade set “inspired by the frogs we kiss before true love blooms,” and Dripping in Diamonds, with a Tiffany blue that fades into a bronzed gold, available on a silvery lurex or gold Stellina base that’s exclusive to this set. The collection also includes the fun Photobooth Kisses and Retro Galentine’s Day Slumber Party sets, as well as striking black-and-white sets evoking Love and War.

Two bags with blue tone, a pile of hand-dyed linen and some cotton dyed in blue.

Week two of La Cave à Laine’s Bundles of Joy collection, a curated selection of Sara’s bags that are bundled together to bring you joy, is inspired by Swimming in the Sea. When you choose two items from the collection, the least expensive will be 50% off, no code needed, through this Sunday at midnight CET.

Skeins in multi green toned yarn, a sea and mountain view and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES PRINGLE BAY.

It’s summer in Cape Town so warm up with Cowgirlblues’ January theme of Starting Fresh with green. This limited-edition collection is inspired by beach time in Pringle Bay and Rooi Els, swimming in the St. James tidal pool, exploring the coastal dunes and taking gentle afternoon strolls.

Five skeins of yarn laying on a chevron shawl with moody lighting. The skeins of yarn are mauve, an off cream, gold, tan with speckles and deep berry.

Gabby’s releasing the five colors from the Plies & Hellhounds Dark Academic Yarn Countdown as the Winter Break Collection. This warm and moody collection captures “the deep tones of mahogany office tucked behind stacks of books in the library on a dark winter day, the only illumination from the cackling fire warming your outstretched legs as you rest another leather bound book down.”

Close-up of tiny white flowers in a green field with a sunny, blue sky above. Text reads Inspired by Nature, Sock of the Season, Mystery Sock Club. Logos shown are for BritStitchery and Jilly & Kiddles.

If you’d rather “feel the warm sunshine on your face as we journey through a spring meadow,” Jill is opening sign-ups for the third year of the Jilly & Kiddles SOS Club, a mystery club that brings you a full skein of yarn in an exclusive colorway, a sock pattern, goodies curated just for each package and an invitation to a Virtual Makers Social the week after kits ship.

What to stash this week: Precious love

 

A woman wears a pink skirt and olive green handknit sweater.

Mary of Lyrical Knits looked to one of her (and my) comfort watches, Schitt’s Creek, for her latest sweater design. A follow-up to her Fold In the Cheese hat, The JazzaGal is a top-down pullover that features a round yoke with a cascading, teardrop lace pattern. It’s designed to be knit with a strand of fingering yarn held together with a strand of laceweight mohair, or if, unlike David Rose, you can’t pull off mohair, you can use a heavy DK/light worsted yarn. The JazzaGal is available on both Ravelry and Payhip at 30% off with the code preciouslove through this Monday, January 17.

Multiple yarn pictures.

Chantal runs a small batch indie-dyed yarn company called Je Laine Yarns in Montreal. While it’s not a new operation, the pandemic has shifted her in-person-shows-only approach to the development and launch of an online shop. Bases include the popular Bella, a luxurious single-ply made with Merino, Cashmere and silk.

A green, brown, orange, tan and gray striped knit infinity scarf.

Eve of Holly Dyeworks has released Eden, an appropriately-named gradient cowl inspired by the Garden of Eden, and beauty of creation. It’s knit holding two strands of sock/fingering weight yarn or one strand of DK. The sample pictured here is done in Eve’s Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Mini Skein Set.

A skein of sparkly dark red yarn.

Bring some sparkle to your winter with Anzula’s Lunaris base, a luxurious blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Stellina.

A wooden fob in the shape of a heart engraved with the words This project belongs to a crafter who loves indie yarn.

Show off your love of indie yarn with these new project bag fobs from Katrinkles, made custom for Indie Untangled! And get a fob for free with a purchase of $50 or more from the Indie Untangled shop through February 14. Just put the fob in your cart and the discount will be applied automatically.

Skeins of purple and pink speckled yarn.

Lauren of Miami Fiber Co. just had a shop update with new colorways and fades, including this beautiful purple one that would be perfect for a Comfort Fade Cardi.

Hot pink, mustard and blue multi coloured yarn with a shawl in those same colors and the words New yarn bundles.Cowgirlblues has colorful yarn bundles for the Sweet Dreams Shawl by Jane Renton, with recorded Zoom knit-along sessions for step-by-step support.

Two skeins of yellow yarn and cotton bags in hand-dyed colours.

Sara of La Cave à Laine is starting the year with her Bundles of Joy. Each week of January she’s releasing a curated collection of bags that are bundled together with a 50% discount to bring you joy. The first bundle is inspired by (much-needed) sunshine.

Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers is running a clearance sale on her handspun yarn and spinning fibers.

What to stash this week: giving thanks for yarny deals

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A ceramic house with a brown roof, green door and the words Indie Untangled.

This list will be updated throughout the weekend with any new sales.

As you cozy up with your devices and browse gifts and personal treats, know that your purchases will also benefit people who could use a helping hand this year.

When you buy from the Indie Untangled shop or an Indie Untangled vendor this weekend, I will donate 5% of your purchase to Camba, an organization that provides programs in economic development, education and youth development, family support, health, housing and legal services to people in my hometown of Brooklyn. Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks will be providing an additional matching gift of 5%

Here’s what you need to do:
• Forward me the email confirmation from any purchase you made from an Indie Untangled vendor between 12:01 a.m. your time Thursday, November 25 and midnight your time Tuesday, November 30 to lisa at indieuntangled dot com.

• You can see the list of qualifying vendors here, either on the right side of the screen if you’re on a computer or at the bottom if you’re on your phone. Purchases from the Indie Untangled shop during this time automatically qualify!

• Forward the email before midnight your time on Friday, December 3 so it can qualify for the donation.

Of course, there are plenty of deals this weekend…!

When you make a purchase of $100 or more from the Indie Untangled shop, you’ll get a free gift from Indie Untangled crafted by Katy and the crew at Katrinkles (if you don’t care about spoiling the suprise, you can click here to see it!). That’s in addition to free U.S. shipping and flat-rate international shipping with a purchase of $100+.

Also, the first five people to make a purchase of $100 or more of in-stock items will automatically receive an Indie Untangled swag bag! (Psst: those are also on sale through Tuesday.)

Also, also: Do you know that the shop sells Soak products? From now through Tuesday, you’ll receive 20% off any Soak product if you make a purchase of $100 or more. Just add the Soak to your cart and the discount will be automatic.

Read on for more great deals.

A collage of hand-dyed yarn and the words Thank you sale!

Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks is putting her entire shop full of hand-dyed yarn on sale for 20% off through Tuesday, November 30. She is also being incredibly generous and matching my donation to Camba with any sale from her shop. Just forward me the email confirmation.

A while woman holding a natural colored tote back with a black print.

Sara of La Cave à Laine is offering €10 off every order over €60 until this Sunday (which essentially gets you free shipping). Use it to indulge in Sara’s Black&White collection, featuring black and white cotton bags in a variety of sizes, adorned with hand-printed organic shapes.

A collage of hand-dyed yarn and the words black Friday sale.

Through today (November 26), the Wooolen Women are offering 10% off all knit kits and individual skeins. Plus, get free shipping on U.S. orders over $35 with flat rate shipping to Canada. Discounts for mystery yarn kits will automatically apply at checkout; to get 10% off everything else use the code BLACKFRIDAY10.

Silver swirled shawl pins and a cork band with a white floral pattern on loose skeins of blue hand-dyed yarn.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations is thankful for you and so she is having a sale. Use the code SHOPSMALL2021 to receive a free gift and 25% off your order through November 29.

A set of hand-dyed yarn in a blue gradient.

Sarah of Teton Yarn Company is offering 10% off your entire order through midnight November 30 with the coupon code TETONINDIE. Use it for the new five-skein gradient sets of soft but durable Mountain Sock yarn.

A sticker with a black sheep that reads Gothfarm Yarn.

Show off your love of sheep, naturally-colored fleece and fiber with Monica’s logo goodies. All Gothfarm Yarn tees, totes and stickers are 20% off through November 28, no coupon required.

A blue drawstring bag with animals and skeins of blue and gold yarn.

Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns is donating 10% of all orders placed through the end of the day UK time on Tuesday to the Mind, a UK-based mental health charity. New items include the 2021 festive ECY project bag from Kalok Shek Ellen.

Skeins of purple and pink yarn.

All yarn and and fiber from Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers is 10% off through Sunday.

A white woman holds up a brioche shawl in shades of gray.

The Unconscious Inference Stole, the latest from Albergamo Paola Designs, creates geometric optical illusions with the combination of brioche with garter stitch.