The 2021 KAL/CAL winners!

A collage of knitted items.

We’re so excited to share the winners of this year’s Indie Untangled make-a-long! Over three months, there were a total of 175 entries, including 21 in the sock category and a whopping 39 in the adult sweater category, and only one in the blanket category. This week, we selected 19 winners in 10 categories via random number generator. Here is their beautiful work.



A blue, green and orange striped and slipped stitch cowl.

Sandra’s The Shift (Ravelry link)

A gray and aqua cowl.

Jess’s Dioptric Cowl (Ravelry link)


A purple and yellow brioche hat.

Sharah’s Amber Duet Brioche Hat




Linda’s Ziggy Shawl (Ravelry link)

Liz’s Ampersand Wrap (Ravelry link)


Megan’s Fish Lips Kiss Heel

Sweater – Adult

Sweater – Baby/Child/Pet

Erica’s Bean & Olive (Ravelry link)


What to stash — or knit — this week


The Pepperberry Cowl from Mitenae, a new designer and fellow Yarn Hoar on Ravelry who hails from the Western Australian city of Perth, uses 720 yards of fingering-weight yarn in three colors. It has a beautiful chevron pattern created with an intarsia technique (the pattern includes a tutorial) and I’m sure you can find some great color combinations from an Indie Untangled dyer — or your own stash.

As she promised, Barb of Spencer Hill has updated her shop with a ton of naturally-dyed skeins. These OOAK lovelies come in a range of colors, from delicate pinks to bright reds. Included in the update are a few skeins of Lalo, a 40/40/20 blend of baby alpaca, wool and silk that Barb used for the top section of the LightWaves shawl by Susan Ashcroft, pictured above — which she has knit a couple of times.


If you’re looking to knit up an heirloom, consider KarenDawn’s newest arrival, the Clairvaux Baby Blanket. The classic blanket squares in a lifted twist pattern (knit all in one piece) and a seed stitch border, though it’s not too much for the adventurous beginner. The name was inspired by Bernard of Clairvaux, a Cistercian monk from the 12th century and an important figure in Christianity.