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: 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: Grand Canyon serenity

The Grand Canyon with gray, aqua and red, with yarn in aqua and gray.

Stephanie of Verse Yarns chose a photo of Plateau Point at the Grand Canyon for her installment of the Indie Untangled Knitting Our National Parks series — coincidentally, scheduled to go live just after my visit! She captured this peaceful yet dramatic landscape, which she describes as a “living sculpture,” featuring a calm overcast sky and the flowing Colorado River, in the colorway Serenity. A second colorway, Grand Canyon Gray, reflects the steep, rugged walls of this natural wonder. 

Both colors will be dyed on Pirouette, a blend of 80% Superwash Merino and 20% nylon with a 2-ply twist, perfect for socks but soft enough for shawls and sweaters. These colorways are available to preorder on Indie Untangled through Friday, April 22. 

As always, 10% of the proceeds will be split between the National Parks Foundation and an organization that supports Native Americans. For this installment, I chose the Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, which helps families from the nearby Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe.

Peep colored yarn with matching peep charms.

Celebrate spring with the Woolen Women’s newest colorways — which includes Peeps-inspired colorways and charms!

A blue knit cowl with cables and yellow flowers.

Jennifer of Vermont LYS Must Love Yarn partnered with Kristie of Fiber Stash Dyeworks on the Sunflower Rising Cowl and Hat. All proceeds from the sale of the patterns and kits will go directly to humanitarian organizations aiding Ukraine.

One large multi-color skein in pale blue, pink, and green, two mini skeins in blue and pink.

Pinky up: the April release from Shelly at Daisy Stitch Co is inspired by tea at the Regency Tea Room at the Jane Austen Centre.

Three skeins of yarn in a mix of orange, pink, red and blue colors.

Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers has two new colors, Sunset Sky and Salmon, in yarn and fiber that’s washed, combed, spun and dyed by her.

What to stash this week: spring sales

Ten skeins of shiny yarn ranging from purples to red with A Very Murky Birthday Sale written across it.

Debbie is celebrating Murky Depths’ fourth birthday with a sale and a new base! All yarn, including her new Yakima Fingering, a Merino/silk/yak singles base, is 15% off through Monday, March 21, no coupon code required.

Four skeins of yarn, blush, grey, green and purple, laying on a cream linen fabric.

Gabby of Plies & Hellhounds is getting ready to administer Spring Finals. On Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern, she’ll be releasing the final set of colors to her seasonal collections. This update will include colors like A Blush Crept, a delicate pink peach with speckles of gold, saffron and warm greens and browns; a forest green called Opia; Deny This, a shadowy charcoal with brown to gold undertones; and Oh Darling, a smoky lavender.

A full skein of coral pink, deep blue, and navy yarn beside a slightly tonal lavender mini, a full skein tonal beige yarn with speckles of red, navy, and brown beside a marbled mini of yellows and brown, and a full skein of sea blue, purple, and dark blue yarn beside a semisolid sea green mini. Each set rests upon a full skein laid out.

David of GarmerCrafting is also celebrating spring with a sale! Get 15% off from today through Sunday on many items in his Etsy shop. He also has three new sock sets inspired by characters from role-playing game Genshin Impact.

A very pale green and orange brown skein of yarn.

Anastasia’s spring celebration (in Minnesota, so she really needs to celebrate!) includes several new Cashmere & Coconuts colorways, including a new Game of Thrones-themed line, which begins with Mother of Dragons, pictured above.

An artwork featuring a red and white soup can, next to a skein of yarn that features areas of red, white and gold.

Lisa The Knitting Artist has opened preorders for the March installment of her Andy Warhol Yarn Club, which highlights the artist’s iconic Campbell’s Soup can.

A light-skinned woman holding a half-circle shawl. The shawl has a dark bacground decorated with bright and colorful cables.

Paola’s Lightbeams Shawl features an intricate network of delicate cables on a dark background, reminiscent of light beams inside a gothic cathedral.

What to stash this week: Stitches of ivy

A light gray, pink and dark gray textured shawl.

The second issue of Yedra Knits launched around Indie Untangled last year and I’m thrilled to be a stockist! The issue is inspired by tarot cards, and is filled with patterns for shawls, sweaters and other accessories in vibrant colors, stunning and creative photography and features on Barcelona and Madrid LYS Miss Kits and a great interview with dyer Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée.

Three skeins of a purple, pink, blue variegated yarn with multicolored speckles on top of solid skeins in two different blues and dusty pink.

Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks has new colors of her Caspian Fingering, a Merino, alpaca and nylon fingering that was a hit when she debuted it at the Indie Untangled show last year.

A purple slipped stitch shawl with stockinette flowers in gray on a background of aqua velvet.

I’ve finished and finally blocked my Pressed Flowers Shawl with Botanical Yarn and it’s easily become one of my favorite knits! There are still a few kits left with this beautiful color combination from Sophie, who recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help her fund a new shop on wheels.

Pictures of salmon and gray and blue ribbed shawls.

Shellie has released two new designs, ZENA and LA GRAND, a shawl and wrap that create a cozy cocoon of slipped stitch broken rib.

Teal green yarn with orange speckles.

To get ready for warmer weather, Anastasia of Cashmere & Coconuts has released the Summer Lovin’ Collection, bright colors available as a set or individually.

An olive green long sleeve Purl Scouts t-shirt, worn by a light-skinned model.

Join the Purl Scouts! Augusta of AdKnits recently released a new collection of camping- and scouting-inspired products, including merit badges, stickers, T-shirts, totes and a knitter’s compass keychain.

An angled view of five moody red skeins with hints of silver and brass surrounded by greenery and laying against a blue book with the title "Botanical Curses and Poisons."

The Plies & Hellhounds Wicked Seeds monthly club is inspired by poisonous plants and their lore. The first colorway, Lily of the Valley, will be released and ready to ship tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET.

A mostly black skein of yarn with purple spots on a grey background.

Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers has released new fleece-to-skein yarns, including Purple Stars, a sportweight Corriedale that is part of what will eventually be a rainbow collection.

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: Inconceivable!

The text As you wish, an inconceivable MKAL! on a yellow background.

If you’re a fan of The Princess Bride, then you’ll find twue wuv in Mary Annarella’s latest mystery knit-along, “a shawl designed to get you through the fire swamp of the the past few years.” Like most of Mary’s MKALs, this will be a shawl with a series of stitch patterns that play with color, in this case four skeins. As with any MKAL, you’ll have to wait, just wait, for the clues to be revealed starting on February 22 — and the shawl is on sale for 25% off, no coupon code needed, until the 21st. 

A light-skinned model wearing a slouchy patterned hat and fingerless mitts in red and gray.

Robynn has designed the Mutzi hat and mitts set using what she calls “deceptive knitting”: stitches that look intriguing, but are really simple to execute.bookish (adj.) A. Devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests. B Relying chiefly on book learning rather than practical experience. C. More acquainted with books than with real life.

Forbidden Fiber Co.’s next Treasure Trove box is a celebration of all things reading. The Knitting and Crochet Treasure Trove boxes will include a full skein DK-weight yarn, three coordinating mini skeins and a knit or crochet pattern. The Cross Stitch Treasure Trove will include a fat 1/8 yard of fabric and at least six skeins of hand-dyed floss, along with a pattern.

Two skeins of yarn in blues, yellows and reds on the Queen: A Night At the Opera album cover.

Laura of Created 4 U By Laura has a contest to guess the album cover inspiration for her March monthly colorway based on music of the ’70s, and the winner gets the colorway.

Skeins of thick green yarn.

There’s a new batch of Pendle Aran up on the Eden Cottage Yarns website, along with three patterns that utilize this 100% Superwash Extrafine Merino yarn.

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.