What to stash this week: The great American yarn road trip

This year’s Indie Untangled New Year countdown box is called Sea To Sea To 2023 and is a journey crisscrossing from coast to coast. The box will be filled with 31 wrapped items, including 24 87- to 92-yard fingering-weight mini skeins dyed in a color palette inspired by the places these talented dyers call home.

Your itinerary includes these stops:

Jilly & Kiddles – Bristol, Rhode Island
Murky Depths Dyeworks – New York, NY
McMullin Fiber Co. – Cincinnati, OH
Hawari Bazaar – Detroit, MI
KraeO – Chicago, IL
Knitcircus Yarns – Madison, WI
Lavender Lune Yarn Co. – Minneapolis, MN
Knotty Pine Fiber Co. – Thermopolis, WY
Sew Happy Jane – McCall, ID
Hazel Knits – Seattle, WA
Three Fates Yarns – Portland, OR
Seismic Yarn – San Francisco, CA
Baah Yarn – Las Vegas, NV
The Backcountry Knitter – Moab, Utah
Traveling Yarn – Sedona, AZ
Breaking Yarn – Albuquerque, NM
Moondrake Co – Oklahoma City, OK
Savvy Skeins – New Braunfels, TX
Mitchell’s Creations – New Orleans, LA
Jems Luxe Fibers – Vicksburg, MS
Apothefaery Luxury Fibers – Eureka Springs, AR
Maelstrom Fiber Arts – St. Louis, MO
Queen City Yarn – Charlotte, NC
Verse Yarns – Ocean City, MD

Below, you can see their inspiration images.

A collage of colorful place images.

The coordinated colors will come together in an accessory design from Crystal Hiatt of Milly’s Knit Designs. There will be souvenirs from Birdie Parker Designs, Hudson + West and Woodsy and Wild and more surprises to unwrap, plus a playlist to listen to during your month-long journey!

Preorders run through July 31 or until sold out. Boxes will ship in mid-November so that you can take off on your trip by December 1.

A group of two different multicolored yarns in golds, greens and blues.

Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks was inspired by grackles and grosbeak and bears (oh my!) for her newest summer-y colorways.

A skein of red and green speckled yarn unfurled and the same skein twisted with orange and green minis. The text Hard Candy Christmas and Christmas in July.

Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe are offering new Christmas in July colorways, Hard Candy Christmas and Gingerbread Man, along with a free downloadable Holiday Project Tracker.

A skein of pink, white, and brown yarn and a pink ice cream cone. The text Dragonflight yarn club June box, Sunday Sundae.

The Dragonflight Yarn Club July box, Sunday Sundae, celebrates summer with yarn in your choice of weight and ice cream cone stitch markers.

A photo of three drinks in red, white and blue, with coordinating color squares going down the right side of the image.

Courtney of Silly Goose Yarns is beating the summer heat with a slushie in yarn form with her drink/yarn of the month.

A braid of green wool tied into a bundle.

Just in time for the Tour de Fleece, Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers has new, green-hued food for your spinning wheel or spindle.

Arella Seaton has designed a one-of-a-kind beach bag named after one of Australia’s most iconic beaches.

What to stash this week: The holidays are coming

Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios are unveiling their holiday lineup this month. This includes their holiday Stitching Kits, which are available for a few more days! You can choose from either the Christmas Crafter’s Edition or the Hanukkah Crafter’s Edition, which will both be full of yarn and a variety of other craft supplies for creating ornaments or decorative objects for the holidays. You can also preorder their Twelve Days of Christmas and Eight Night of Hanukkah calendars. Each will feature brand new colorways and extra holiday goodies along with a live opening each day/night on their YouTube channel.

Seven skeins of yarn from dark pink to light pink, peach in the middle, light green and aqua.

Anastasia of Cashmere & Coconuts just had a huge shop update with a Summer Splash gradient set, hand-dyed spinning fiber and Jack and Sally colorways for The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Wool stockings in neutral colors hanging on a mantle.

Andrea of WoolenWomenFibers has new Advent options, including a The Magic of the North Pole set with 24 mini skeins and a Christmas Cottage-themed sock set or single skein weekly reveal.

A set of three small crochet hooks on lobster clasps, featuring the words "OOPS", "CRAP", "MINE" in either black or white letter beads.

Are you always losing your #%@&!-ing crochet hook? Bonnie of Yank Your Yarn has you covered with a set of three travel crochet hooks with lobster clasps so you can keep them handy and express your current mood.

A light-skinned woman in a white sweater holds a pink and peach garter and brioche shawl.

Jill’s Paloma Stripe Shawl is inspired by one of her favorite beverages, with simple garter and brioche stripes. It’s 30% off through July 12.

A sticker with two red chili peppers made of twisted yarn skeins.

Augusta of adKnits is celebrating summer with the Garden Collection, with summer- and garden-inspired knitting merit badges, stickers, stitch markers and pins.

Six skeins of blue-purple yarn surrounded by ferns and a book with the title Botanical curses and poisons.

The Plies & Hellhounds July Wicked Seeds installment is based on the Larkspur, the birth flower of July. It will be available on Nectar, a blend of 60% Superwash Merino, 20% silk and 20% yak starting 10 a.m. Eastern tomorrow.

Four skeins of yarn in shades of brown and yellow.

Eden Cottage Yarns has new yarns, kits and patterns in stock, including an update of Hayton 4ply, their Merino, Cashmere, nylon blend. There are also bundles for Janie Crow’s Magic Circles wrap and yarn for Justyna Lorkowska’s patterns.

Gabby of Plies & Hellhounds Yarn is also opening up a first round of preorders for her Pandora’s Box December yarn countdown.

What to stash this week: Crafting by the lake

For their first club installment of 2022, Giulia and Stefania of Lanivendole are creating a bundle that evokes a perfect summer day out at the lake — actually, the end of that day, “when both the water and the sky around are painted in delicate pinks that slowly turn into faded lavender greys.” The bundle includes three skeins in a surprise shade of their new Aestiva base, which is a light fingering blend of 70% Abruzzese wool and 30% unbleached French linen, a delicate hand-embroidered and sewn bag from Ilaria of In Bottega in your choice of two colors, and a scented creation from Alice of Lunaria Candles. You can add on extra skeins of Aestiva and get an additional surprise.

Subscriptions are open until tonight at midnight Pacific Time and packages are scheduled to ship around July 8.

Four skeins of variegated yarn that transition from deep purples to warmer colors in lighter shades.

Purple lovers, mark your calendars: David of Crafter Gamer Geek is having a very purple shop update on June 29! It includes two new colorways, Seirei Skyline and Loquacious Fungus, dyed with a slight watercolor effect, debuting on a Polwarth DK base.

A white woman holding a shawl with both hands. The shawl has a half donut shape and a lacy border.

Paola’s latest pattern, Delicate Balance, features an unusual “half donut” shape and a graceful leafy lace border that Paola says is much easier to make than it looks. The pattern is 20% off until Sunday with the code delicate.

Skeins of hot pink and orange yarn with small, speckled mini skeins in between.

Just in time for summer, Courtney of Silly Goose Yarns has tons of fingering-weight yarn in stock for your light, quick summer projects. Use it for a tank, shortie socks, or a lightweight beanie.

A collection of four folded needle roll cases in a variety of floral prints.

Michelle of SquareKnot Handmade has padded canvas knitting needle rolls that are available in coordinating fabrics to her canvas drawstring project bags, to protect and store all types of needles. 

A braid of grey wool roving gathered by a thin black ribbon.

Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers is now a Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em provider, offering a naturally-colored CVM/Romeldale roving as part of an effort to get endangered breeds into the hands of fiber artists.

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: 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: The classics

Skeins of speckled yarn with floral covered books.

Today at 3 p.m. Eastern, Kate of McMullin Fiber Co. is opening up a small batch of preorders for full skeins from her Chiltern Classics Advent box. Colorways include Dracula, Jane Eyre, Persuasion, Wuthering Heights, The Secret Garden, Little Women, Madame Bovary, A Tale of Two Cities, Frankenstein, Treasure Island and Tess of the D’Urbervilles. They’re available on Posh Sock, Posh DK (both Merino/Cashmere/nylon blends), Fluff (mohair/silk) and Classic Sport and Worsted (100% SW Merino).

A card with a teal stockinette pattern that reads I only stopped knitting long enough to send you this card.

I got to collaborate with the lovely Juliet of UK-based TillyFlop designs on this Indie teal version of one of her fun greeting cards for crafters. There are a limited number of them available and they would be a perfect pick-me-up for your fave knitter (or crocheter).

Amanda of Wild Hair Fiber is running a sale on Mystery Smidgens, which are mini batts for spinning, felting or other fiber arts.

What to stash this week: holiday traditions

White roving and yarn sits on red, green and yellow plaid.

Monica of Gothfarm Yarn is looking to a Nordic holiday tradition — the yule goat, or Julbocken, depicted in straw sculptures and ornaments. The illustrations of the yule goat remind Monica of Angora goats, which we all know and love as producers of mohair. In honor of this connection, Monica is offering 10% all her mohair products, including Cottontail roving, Muskeg (amber mohair and brown Rambouillet Merino wool), Arkose (white mohair, white Rambouillet Merino, red alpaca), Gabbro (black mohair and Jacob sheep wool) and Alabaster (red mohair and California Red sheep wool). Just add your favorite mohair products to the cart and enter “MERRYMOHAIR” at checkout. The discount runs through December 25.

A basket of tomatoes, a skein of bright red-orange yarn and an olive-skinned woman wearing a red textured cowl over a black leather jacket.

Today is your last day to order the IU-exclusive Pomme D’Amour colorway from Black Elephant, which designer Jimenez Joseph used to create a cowl of the same name, with twisted and slipped stitches echoing tomatoes on the vine and a woven basket.

A collage of images of the American west.

From January through June 2022, Ashlee of Smash Yarn will be releasing monthly skeins inspired by the television series Yellowstone. Fingering, DK and worsted are available, along with mini skein and stitch marker add-ons.

A lighr-skinned woman holds up a blue knitted bandana with a diamond pattern.

Paola’s Nocturne Bandana is a small, quick (but still interesting) knit that can be worn a multitude of ways. Along with being a perfect last-minute gift, it’s 15% off until this Sunday with the coupon code nocturne.

Laura of Created 4 U by Laura is releasing colorways inspired by album covers from the ‘70s, with a contest.

 

What to stash this week: A new yarn blooms

A collage of orange flowers, a hand wearing gray speckled mittens and a skein of gray yarn speckled with orange, pink and gold.For this year’s Indie Untangled Where We Knit Yarn Club, Giulia and Stefania of Italy-based Lanivendole partnered with designer Soraya García. Their inspiration was one of the photographs Soraya took when she arrived at her new house in Amsterdam, just before the first lockdown. Giulia and Stefania created Home Blooms, a silvery gray with pops of orange, pink and gold, which they dyed on their A Chic Blend, which is comprised of 60% Brogna wool, 20% alpaca and 20% mohair, bred and spun in Italy.

Soraya used a skein to design her New Age Mittens, which she says are “inspired by the idea of the home as cage and refuge during the days we would soon understand as a new era.” Soraya and I are both fans of the Velvet Underground and the mittens are named after one of their songs.

You can now preorder this special colorway for a limited time on Indie Untangled. Get ready for a new season and grab a skein for Sori’s mittens, plus extra for a matching hat (or several for a matching sweater… seriously, this yarn is amazing).

A light-skinned woman with gray hair wears a large gray striped triangle shawl bandana-style.

Sara of La Cave à Laine’s latest pattern is Papirus, a classic triangle shawl with easy-to-remember lace and stockinette bands. It, along with all of Sara’s patterns, are 47% off throughout the weekend to celebrate her birthday! Use the code HBSARA47 at checkout.

An illustration of a ghost holding a pumpkin basket in front of an orange ball of yarn and the words Trick Or Treat Yo'self 2021.

Halloween is not just for the kiddles. Trick or treat yo’self with a special Trick-or-Treat Bag from Jill of Jilly & Kiddles. It includes one full skein of mystery yarn in your preferred weight and a treat, with a special prize thrown into every seventh one ordered.

An enamel pin with a blue monster clutching skeins of pink and teal yarn.

Do you know about the Stashmonster? This creature flies between yarn lovers’ homes trading skeins and multiplying your stash when you’re not looking. Kate of Bad Lux Designs has captured the Stashmonster in enamel pin form.

A skein of yarn and braid of fiber in golden beige.

Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers is celebrating her handspun yarn and fibers that use non-white fleeces. Natalie has washed, picked, carded, dyed and spun everything herself. If you subscriber to her newsletter, you get 20% off this month.

Skeins of purple yarn.

Lisa The Knitting Artist is holding a flash sale on all her “Turpentine OOAK” colors, made with runoff from her variegated yarns. These colors are $15, marked down from $22.

Jenny GL of Kountingsheep has released Hello Starshine, a crochet asymmetrical triangle shawl.

What to stash this week: Hello, yellow

A yellow sweater with a variegated slipped-stitch yoke.

Mary Annarella’s latest release is the perfect transition piece. Called Yellow Brick Rodeo, this is a quick knit that lets you take advantage of a show-stopping variegated colorway. The spiraling zigzag pattern is simple and worked with sporadic slipped stitches. Once the yoke is complete, the stockinette bodice and sleeves are easily lengthened. The pattern is on sale at a 30% discount through tomorrow with the code lionsandtigersandbears on either Ravelry or Payhip.

A plastic sloth wrapped in green yarn.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations has added Sincere Sloths to her menagerie of end minders, which can keep your ends tidy, store yarn for repairs, tame your joins, or make a handy portable color swatch.

A spray bottle with a blue label next to a brown leather bag.

Soak is known for it’s amazing garment care products (it’s the only soap I use for my handknits and delicates) and they recently released hand sanitizer! They come in perfectly portable 3 oz. and 8.4 oz. bottles and are now available to preorder on Indie Untangled

A twisted hank of black yarn with red undertones.

Get to know more about Zwartbles, the European breed that offers black wool with a red undertone. Monica of Gothfarm Yarn uses it for her Ultisol base, a 2-ply worsted weight that’s also available as spinning fiber. 

What to stash this week: summer into fall

Skeins of purple, gray, red and blue yarn.

Nikki and Jay of Laneras Yarn Company have released their new fall palette, available on wool yarn that is ethically sourced and sustainably produced in Uruguay and hand dyed in North County San Diego.

An illustration with green hills and red mushrooms and the words Gamer Days of Summer.

Wrap up your summer with Fairy Tale Yarn Co’s Gamer Days of Summer set. Dawn’s set comes with 12 individually-wrapped packages and includes 10 hanks of Dragon’s Magic 50 (Superwash Merino fingering weight) and three video gamed-themed extras.

A collage with gold, red, gray and brown yarn and beer pint charms.

Beer me a skein! The WoolenWomenFibers crew created this “flight of beer fade” mini set with beer progress keepers for BostonJen’s Pigskin party KAL.

Skeins of pink, purple and yellow speckled yarn.

Stitch Stuff Yarn is celebrating summer with a sale! Get 15% off all yarn with no coupon code required (the discount is applied at checkout).

A collage of national parks photos with purple, blue and orange tones and the words A National Parks New Year

You have until the end of the month — that’s this Tuesday! — to snag this December countdown box. It comes with mini skeins from 27 dyers and goodies from four makers interpreting wintertime images of U.S. national parks. A portion of sales will be donated to the National Park Foundation and the Native American Rights Fund, so it’s a purchase you can feel extra good about. I hope you can join us on this exciting trip!

Lit caves under a purple sky and purple, orange and green yarn.

This park is also closing: Faery’s yarn and fiber, inspired by Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, is only available preorder on Indie Untangled through the end of the day today.