What to stash this week: Knit, purl and soul

For this year’s Indie Untangled Where We Knit Yarn Club, Crystal of Milly’s Knit Designs and Gabby of Plies & Hellhounds were inspired by a photo Gabby captured on holiday with her husband in Paris. They named the resulting colorway and cowl design Meraki (mA-’rak-E), a noun which means the soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work. The yarn is dyed on Gabby’s Marie Cutie, a unique fingering-weight base that is comprised of 75% Superwash Corriedale and 25% nylon.

You can now preorder this special colorway for a limited time on Indie Untangled and add a little Parisian flair, and travel memories, to your fall wardrobe.

Fall leaves and the text Ewe Crew in the Woods Falloween Retreat.

Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios have a few spots left in their first ever Ewe Crew in the Woods Falloween Retreat, taking place from October 28-31 in a rustic, yet luxurious, resort in north Georgia. If you’re not able to join them, they also have Stellar Sock Sets in the shop.

Sand art themed yarn, variegated with pops of bright yellow, orange, green and blue, a beach-themed project bag and blue and pink sand art charms.

Andrea of Woolen Women Fibers is getting ready for sweater weather and making room for new yarn, so enjoy 15% off using the code INDIE15 at checkout on select summer collections.

Large skein of yarn in light blues and greens, five small skeins in blues and greens.

The Daisy Stitch Co Zen Moments Collection includes calming gray, blue, green and pink, in full and mini skeins and sock sets. It’s also 15% off with the code 15OFF.

A group of patchwork project bags.

Crista Jaeckel’s new Clematis Collection of project bags, named after one of her favorite flowers, are sewn from her studio scraps. These OOAK bags come in bright, cheerful color combinations.

This month’s colorway from Dragonflight Yarns is called is called N-ewe-tral.

What to stash this week: Yarn under the stars

Arches National Park under a starry sky and a set of blue, purple and pink mini skeins above a brown full skein of yarn.Sarah of Teton Yarn Company, a self-proclaimed “National Park brat,” was inspired by a photo of Arches National Park in Utah under stars captured by Thomas Piekunka for the latest installment of Knitting Our National Parks. Arches By Starlight is a set of four mini skeins with one full skein of Mountain Sock, a 100% Superwash Merino yarn. It is available to preorder through July 4.

Three skeins of yarn in banana split colors with a popsicle project bag and a banana split charm.

Ding, ding! It’s the ice cream yarn truck! Andrea and WoolenWomenFibers crew are bringing the ice cream yarn truck to you and will be creating your treat live on Instagram every Wednesday at 12 p.m. Eastern.

A (badly) photoshopped sheet-ghost holding two skeins of colorful yarn.

Aiden of Undercover Otter is launching their bi-yearly What’s in the Box?! box, and a new luxury yarn base. The box will feature 13 mini skeins of a brand new Yak Sock base, inspired by the 2001 horror movie Thir13en Ghosts, along with gifts, early access to their October shop update and a 20% discount on your next order.

A skein of pink and yellow yarn next to an image of Marilyn Monroe in the same colors.Lisa The Knitting Artist has opened preorders for the June colorway of her Andy Warhol Yarn Club, inspired by one of the artist’s famous Marilyn Monroe screen prints.

A full skein of green, black and yellow yarn and a blue mini skein next to yellow floral fabric. The text June 2022 Reveal, June 2022 Sock Yarn Box with Bag.

The Southern Skeins June Sock Box is now available! It features a cotton drawstring bag by Miss Fiber Fox and is loaded with plenty of goodies plus a surprise.

A large skein of pale blue yarn and two small skeins of blue and aqua yarn.

Shelly of Daisy Stitch Co is having a flash sale this weekend! Her Just Breathe Sock Set and Just Breathe Trio are 20% off now through Sunday, June 19, no coupon needed.

What to stash this week: smell the yarn and flowers

Skeins of brightly colored yellow, purple, pink and orange yarns. A flower patterned project bag and varying brightly colored flower charms.

The new WoolenWomenFibers collection is called Darling Dahlias and it’s made up of vibrant colors with a hint of elegance. Colors include Dahlia Fields Forever, Pink Perception and Bloom Where You Are Planted, and there’s the option of adding on colorful flower progress keepers from SamsTinyTrinkets and a Darling Dahlia Sock Sack from Aggie’s Bags.

Mohair yarn dyed blue to match an image of a stormy ocean.

Trudie and Tony of Posh Yarn have been dyeing yarn from the peaceful Welsh countryside since 2006. They recently introduced commissioned colorways, such as the one pictured here, which a customer wanted to look like a stormy sea. If you have an idea for a colorway that you just can’t get out of your head, get in touch to make your dream a reality.

A pile of variegated and semisolid skeins of yarn in a variety of colors.

David of Crafter Gamer Geek is having a shop update tomorrow with DK-weight yarn inspired by the game Horizon Forbidden West. In addition, all OOAK skeins are 15% off from May 21-27.

A flamingo sticker, bag and stitch marker and the text May sock box sneak peek!

The Southern Skeins May Sock Box is perfect for pink lovers and the start of summer. Jenna’s boxes feature two colors of hand-dyed yarn as well as a couple of tropical treats.

Skein of yarn in aqua blue and light green.

Spots in the June edition of Daisy Stitch Co’s That Sock Set Box are open. All subscribers get access to exclusive yarn colors from Shelly in a sock set with a full skein and two minis.

An album cover featuring a yellow and black banana and the text Andy Warhol, next to a yellow skein of yarn with black speckles.

Peel slowly to see Lisa The Knitting Artist’s May Andy Warhol Yarn Club colorway, inspired by the cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico, VU’s debut album that Warhol produced.

A light-skinned woman dancing with a white and blue shawl.

Paola’s latest release, Dancing with Galaxies, is a top-down half circle shawl with an intricate and fun mosaic border.

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: A yarny new year

A collage of images and knitting projects.

Here’s look back at the inspiration photos and collaborations from the 2021 Indie Untangled Where We Knit Yarn Club from Murky Depths Dyeworks & Bristol Ivy, Humble Knit & Camille Descoteaux, Black Elephant & JimiKnits (which you can still preorder through the end of the day today before it’s retired forever) and Lanivendole & Soraya García.

You have until the end of the day today to sign up for the 2022 club, which brings together another set of four dyer/designer dream teams: Plies & Hellhounds & Milly’s Knit Designs, Émilia & Philomène & Marion Em Knits, Neighborhood Fiber Co. & Julie At Work and Kokon Yarn and Eri Shimizu. These colorways are completely exclusive to Indie Untangled, and aside from limited preorders six months after the packages go out, these yarns are not re-released. Signing up for the club introduces you to these talented makers, with their yarns, designs and a special Zoom session where you can meet them and learn about their process. 

I hope you will join us for this fabulous year of knitting!

A collage of colorful yarn and a project bag.

The Woolen Women crew is having a sale! Get 15% off mystery fiber retreat weekend packages, knit kits and more through tomorrow only.

A soup can illustration with the words Andy Warhol Yarn Club.

In the future, all yarn will be famous for 15 minutes. Each month of 2022, Lisa The Knitting Artist will be creating a yarn colorway inspired by one of Andy Warhol’s works, starting with his earliest and ending with his last. Join the club and get your choice of yarn base each month, along with a fun fact card, a monthly stitch marker and other items that are Warhol related.

Skeins of gray and light blue yarn.

Looking for a super soft splurge? Anzula’s Serenity is a 4-ply fingering-weight yarn made of 100% Cashmere, which dyer Kalliope says is “seriously the most decadent yarn we’ve ever created.” Use it to make basically anything worn against the skin.

A collage of gray and cream yarn and the number 2021.

Monica of Gothfarm Yarn released four new products – two naturally-colored yarns and two rovings – in 2021. Her Year In Review includes Karst, a whisper gray sportweight yarn; Cottontail, a soft, shiny white roving; Terra Preta, a rich brown, worsted-weight yarn; and a pencil roving called Cirrus.

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: dreams, realized

A blonde woman sits in a chair looking to her side at an orange embroidered tapestry.

Photo by Mary McGraw

Earlier this year, I connected with bestselling fiction author Betsy Cornwell via a Facebook group for female-identifying, trans and non-binary freelance writers and editors to find homes for their stories. Betsy posted about her plan to turn an old home in Connemara, Ireland, into a childcare-inclusive arts residency for single parents like her. The turn-of-the-last century building had once served as a place to teach rural women to knit so they could support themselves financially, and Betsy is a longtime knitter herself, so I knew this was a story I wanted to share. Betsy wrote a blog post about the project in March, and she also gave a virtual tour of the space during the Indie Across the Pond event.

I’ve been following Betsy’s progress over the last several months, and watched with excitement as her dream came closer to reality, with a crowdfunding campaign that succeeded in raising enough money for the 20% down payment and to cover the monthly payments. Sadly, she hit a roadblock a couple of months ago when the bank denied her mortgage application. She now has until this Monday to raise enough money for the entire purchase price of the building. After looking at her business plan and feeling confident that she will create a wonderful and much-needed space to support creative parents, I’m hoping our community can help bring this dream one step closer. 

Skeins of orange, yellow and gray yarn.

Get cozy as the temperature drops with new colors on Murky Depths Dyeworks’ Sanctuary worsted, a 100% Merino, non-Superwash that provides great stitch definition for cables, stranded colorwork and mosaic knitting.

A mosaic shawl in red, orange and green.

Ashleigh Wempe’s Sedona Sunrise shawl is designed to evoke the image of a sunrise, with three colors of fingering-weight yarn worked in an easy mosaic pattern.

The phrase LOVE STORY viewed in a typewriter.

While you’re getting ready for the winter holidays, don’t forget about the one in February! This Valentine’s countdown box from WoolenWomenFibers is inspired by epic love stories through the ages and includes 14 days of luxurious Cashmere yarn, charms and a project bag.

Skeins of pink, purple, blue and pink and orange yarn.

The recent shop update from Sharon of Flora Adora Fibers includes Surprise! Sock, naturally dyed with plants and other botanicals. Use the coupon code BOTANICA for 10% off all items except gift cards from November 13-19.

Skeins of red and green variegated yarn.

In preparation for the holidays, Maureen of Charming Ewe has been creating tons of new colors and pictured here is one of them. Deck the Halls is a fun sock set of bright red and green with multicolored speckles.

If you’re in or near Columbia, MD, Sharnessa of Shar’s Purls is having a P.S. Love the Butterfly Trunk Show at the SO Original Yarn Studio.

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.