Crystal of Milly’s Knit Desgins teamed up with Kimberly of Palmer Yarn Company for the Solitude cowl, which brings together six DK-weight mini skeins and a lace pattern that provides a subtle transitions between color changes. The pattern can be purchased as part of a kit from Kimberly or on its own from Crystal’s web or Ravelry shop, and Indie Untangled insiders receive a special 25% discount off the pattern with code SOLITUDE through October 29.
Speaking of Solitude… Kimberly of Palmer Yarn Company has three different custom color combinations. They’ll be available for a two-week preorder starting this Sunday at 2 p.m. CT, and mini sets will ship at the end of October.
Eve of Holly Dyeworks has new fall colorways up in her shop, including Fletcher, Asheville Estate and Asheville, pictured here as a trio. There’s also a Wicked Sock Set that’s part of the Backstage Lights Yarn Club and there are Sugar N’ Spice Blanket kits.
This is the sixth in a series of blog posts featuring the fabulous sponsors of Indie Untangled, taking place from October 15-24, 2021. Tickets are now available!
Three Irish Girls is a well-known name in the yarn world. In operation for more than a decade, it’s currently run by Duluth, Minnesota-based Erin McFarland, who creates bright, cheerful colors inspired by, among other things, pop culture — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Beatles — and nature.
We’re excited to have Erin at the in-person event as well as the online show!
Tell me about how you got started dyeing yarn.
I started dyeing yarn in 2009 when my childhood friend, Sharon McMahon was moving back home with her yarn-dyeing business, Three Irish Girls, to our hometown in Minnesota at the same time that I was moving home from New Zealand.
The Love Is Love mini kit.
What inspires your colorways?
This is a loaded question!
Anything from inspirational photos, artwork, nature, color palette photos from Pinterest, but sometimes from a feeling transposed into color.
Do you have a favorite color or colors, and have they changed since you became a dyes?
Currently, anything in the mustard realm and cool fuchsia like Midge from my Mrs. Maisel collection. Truly my favorite color changes frequently as is is sooo mood driven for me to which color I am attracted to…
I just say rainbow 🌈 most of the time.
Is there a color that you would love to dye, but that is challenging to create?
It is so funny, but a proper camel tan is extremely hard to get just right… still haven’t figured it out yet — but I will someday!
The Mrs. Maisel collection.
What are some of your most popular colorways?
I feel my top 10 include:
When Doves Cry
Bless Your Heart
Can you share some of your plans for Indie Untangled?
I am featuring:
Designer Lisa Ross and her work with coordinating kits
Knitrino samples with coordinating yarn
A featured colorway from Northern Minnesota called Lake Superior Agate
My Mrs. Maisel collection of coloways
NEW, YET-TO-BE-RELEASED COLLECTIONS:
Across The Universe/Beatles Inspired
Anne of Green Gables
Expect sweater quantities and a wide variety of variegated colorways in our custom base, Adorn Luxe fingering; Springvale DK, Worsted and Bulky; Dubliner Silk; Alpaca Merino DK and Claddagh Silk Mohair in semisolids and speckles.
The Beatles collection
When and how did you learn to knit?
When I was living in New Zealand, a kind woman at the local yarn shop showed me a few things. Then I used YouTube to keep learning as I tried different patterns.
What are some of your favorite FOs you or your customers have made with your yarn?
There are so many but if I were to choose one I love the Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter that we had made with our yarn for a show sample and my Throwback Cardigan by Andrea Mowry that I made.
The Happy Thoughts Shawl.
What’s currently on your needles?
I am currently working on Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in our colorway Arroyo (go figure — mustard gold and pretty speckles!).
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Preorders are now open for A National Parks New Year, a monthlong journey through the U.S. national parks in wintertime! Join 31 dyers and makers for this ultimate New Year countdown box. In a fun twist, nine teams, each made up of three dyers, will interpret a single image to create complementary skeins. Each trio will create one variegated, one speckled and one semisolid colorway.
In all, you will receive 27 20g, 80-90-yard, fingering-weight mini skeins and four yarn-y treats.
Boxes are available to preorder now through August 27, or until sold out, and will ship in early November, to arrive in time to count down to 2022. I hope you’ll join us!
Debbie of Murky Depths is holding her annual Lazy Summer Lace sale, a tribute to all you laceweight lovers out there. All colors in all three of her laceweight bases — Harbour Lace Merino singles, Siren 80/20 Merino/silk and Yakima Lace, a Merino, silk and yak — are 20% off until August 16, no code required.
The Brookside Poncho by Tayler Harris is designed to showcase 100% Kyrgyz Cashmere and is offered as a custom kit on the June Cashmere website. You can stick with the original color scheme or choose your own custom colors.
Eve of Holly Dyeworks has opened sign-ups for her Great British Baking Show Yarn Club, inspired by one of the most perfect knitting shows. The full club will consist of four themed installments: Caramel Week, Sweet Breads Week, Victorian Week and Dessert Week and is ready to taste starting in October. You can also preorder club installments individually.
The Yarnover Truck is once again teaming up with Leann from Forbidden Fiber Co. for the fourth year of the Super Nerdy Yarn Club, which is open to new members until Wednesday, August 18th. This club takes inspiration from strong female nerdy characters across a variety of fandoms.
Once a year, Sara of La Cave à Laine offers up big discounts on bags that are the end of a collection, have slight imperfections or have never been seen online! The sale is not public and is exclusive to Sara’s and Indie Untangled’s newsletter subscribers. Click the pick above to get your exclusive link!
Speaking of national parks, join Sarah of the Teton Yarn Company for a road trip through America’s First National Park: Yellowstone! She’s dyed up limited-edition gradient mini-skein sets inspired by Grand Prismatic Spring, the Artist Paint Pots, Artist Point at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful.
Crista Jaeckel is having a Dotty shop update tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. Think beach bubbles, opals, berry moons and golden full moons printed on cotton and sewn into handy project bags. You can choose to buy a set or just one dotty bag, perfect for that special yarn for your next project.
Plies & Hellhounds Yarn’s Plies & Pages is a curated box inspired by different books or book series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As people who make clothing from string, we do have to start our projects early. Fortunately, Kate of McMullin Fiber Co is having a special update for all of you getting a head start on holiday crafting! It includes lots of ready-to-ship mini skein collections in holiday colors, preorders for full-sized holiday colorways and a handful of remaining spots in her Christmas Countdown for 2021. Celebrate with collections inspired by the Nutcracker, the Rocky Mountains, a cozy Farmhouse Christmas and the bright and cheery colors of the 1950s.
Kate is closing up shop Saturday for an extended (and I’m sure much-needed) family break, so she has a special coupon for Indie Untangled readers that is good today and tomorrow only: use the code VERYMERRY for 15% off your entire McMullin Fiber Co purchase.
Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks is being inspired by the heat wave to dye up some hot colors, including her Fire Festival fade set on Harbour Singles fingering.
Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations has added some Adaptable Alpacas 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.
The Bad Lux Designs’ Advent calendars are available for preorder. Each of the 24 DK-weight mini skeins plus one full skein is inspired by a constellation in the night sky.
Lakisher’s journey to becoming the dyer behind Sassy Black Yarns began more than 20 years ago, all the way back in 1998, when she was serving in the U.S. military and stationed in Seoul, Korea. She had the opportunity to tour a fabric mill and fell in love. Fast forward nearly 10 years to when she learned to crochet to make her newborn son a blanket. And then speed ahead to last year, she decided to turn her love of hand-dyed yarn into a business.
Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations has brought her unique Twirl shawl pin design out of retirement and added an elegant freshwater pearl.
Monica of Gothfarm Yarn has a Top 6 list of summer picks, including her Gothfarm Yarn t-shirts, made from 100% cotton and screen-printed locally in Austin, Texas.
The latest installment of the Teton Yarn Company’s Full Moon Color Series celebrates the Strawberry Moon, the last Super Moon of 2021. It’s dyed on Denali Fingering, a luxurious blend of Merino/yak/silk.
Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers, who creates spinning fibers and yarn from the raw fleece, is having an Independence Day sale. Through Sunday, there are automatic discounts ranging from 10-20% off.
Sharon’s naturally-dyed yarn is far from boring. You can explore the colors of nature through Flora Adora Fibers and get free Shipping with the code INDIEUNTANGLED through July 6.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about what our plans are for Rhinebeck. Well, after many conversations about what an October show might look like, I’m excited to announce that an in-person Indie Untangled is officially a go!
We plan to share all the details, including the vendor list and entry times, in a couple of weeks, but here’s what we can tell you:
The event will take place on Friday, October 15 in Saugerties, NY. Vendor booths will be set up in covered, open-air pavilions with hard floors
Tiered entry tickets will go on sale at 12 noon Eastern on Saturday, July 17
If you can’t make it to the Hudson Valley or are unable to get tickets, or will be joining us but want more opportunities to shop and connect, we are also holding a virtual event
Eve of Holly Dyeworks, who majored in musical theater, has opened sign-ups for the Backstage Lights Yarn Club. For this club, she’s picked personal favorites, including some she’s acted in and some she’s seen on Broadway or professionally. Eve will be creating sock sets, with one full skein and two minis, inspired by the setting and characters of each musical.
Today’s the last day to preorder Mitchell’s Creations’ Alaska-inspired colorway, Camping Under the Lights! It’s available on both Lagniappe Sock (75/25 Superwash Merino/nylon) and Ça c’est bon Superwash Merino DK. The yarn will ship at the beginning of August, in time for end-of-summer trips.
Speaking of summer fun, Jill of Jilly & Kiddles is shipping out some summer fiber fun on Monday! The box will include beach-themed minis and goodies with a bit of “sassy flair.”
Over the winter, as I hunkered down at home for the umpteenth month while inhaling Schitt’s Creek (it’s simply the best!), I engaged in some serious comfort knitting with Julie Asselin’s Nurtured yarn — a rustic but soft blend of Rambouillet, Targhee and Merino that is hand dyed “in the wool” prior to being mill spun at Green Mountain Spinnery in Vermont. Aside from completing Casapinka’s Powder Wrap and Faye Kennington’s Winter Garden Hat, I also whipped up an original creation of my own using some of the mini skeins that I offered as part of a collaboration with Julie and Jean-François!It took me a little while to jot down what I did, but I recently created what I call a “recipe” for a simple slipped-stitch cowl that shows off the slightly heathered colors of Nurtured perfectly.
I have some mini skeins remaining and decided to offer a few bundles so you can knit your own Nurtured Neck Warmer. And when I say “a few,” I mean that literally, as there is only one each of three color combinations. You’ll receive five approximately 32g skeins and guidance on using the skeins together to make a multicolored accessory.
If you’re in the New Jersey area, are free this holiday weekend and need fiber, NJ Fibershed is having a Fleece & Yarn Sale this Sunday. The outdoor sale will feature fleece, yarn, spinning fiber, natural dye plants, honey, and other farm products from local fiber producers. Spinners can partipate in a Spin-In.
Since you may be crafting to the soundtrack of Brood X cicadas, Jillian of WeeOnes has enhanced your experience with cicada stitch markers, hand sculpted using polymer clay.
Andrea and Sami of WoolenWomenFibers have brought nostalgia of beach boardwalks, including cotton candy and saltwater taffy, to life with their Boardwalk & Beaches collection. It includes single skeins, sock sets and three-skein fades.
If you found yourself smitten with the hit Netflix Series, Bridgerton, then Melissa of Rising Tide Fiber Co. has the Advent set for you! It will include 25 20-gram mini skeins, one full skein and five goodies.
Join the Fiber Coven MKAL for a modular shawl that is the perfect accessory for a hyperspace journey. Created with self-striping yarn and a coordinating tonal, solid, or speckled yarn, this is a take on a triangle shawl but uses modular techniques to show off a self striping yarn and make the shape easier to wear.
Crista Jaeckel is having a shop update today at 5 p.m. EDT featuring one-off, one-of-a-kind bags and preorders in summery prints.