Designer Caitlin Sheperd used Murky Depths Sanctuary, a fine 100% non-Superwash Merino wool, for the Blooming Peerie Cardigan. This child-sized cardi uses a clever slipped stitch technique and only two colours per row!
Paola Ambergamo’s latest shawl design, Nodo Infinito, features an intricate cabled border inspired by the Infinite knot of Tibetan Buddhism. Use the code nodo for a 20% discount until this Sundayat midnight Rome time.
While you may have already ordered your yarn Advent (or, ahem, a few…), you should consider welcoming a bit of Italy into your home this winter. Giulia and Stefania of Lanivendole have opened orders for their winter yarn box. It’s a little different from the traditional winter yarn box in that you know some of what you’re getting, but with a few special surprises. The theme is Winter Garden and the box will contain: six skeins of Lanivendole’s A Chic Blend (60% Abruzzese wool, 20% alpaca and 20% mohair) in three different shades, two from their current palette and one new shade that’s special for the box; a shawl pattern from designer Tif Neilan; and a selection of natural herbal products from Alice of the Naturalpina herbal farm in the Alps (yu can also purchase only the yarn and pattern). For the yarn, you can choose from two themes: Warm and Cosy or Cold and Starry. Preorders are open until September 9 and boxes will be shipped in November.
Celebrate Jen of Porterness Studio’s birthday with 15% off all her current stock of jewels with the code Bday22-15off through Monday. And of course there’s cake — If you spend $50 or more, you also get a “There Will Be Cake” enamel pin.
Preorders of Dragonflight Yarns’ 13 Days of Halloween Advent are now open. It contains 12 20g mini fingering-weight skeins, one full 100g fingering-weight skein and other Halloween-themed goodies that will ship by October 8.
Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios are celebrating five years in business this month and have created a special, limited-edition colorway called Ewe Crew Celebration, available in single skeins, expanded fingering and DK-weight sock sets. There are also limited-edition enamel pins.
Courtney of Silly Goose Yarns has launched the Tweed Collection, seven different colors of her new tweed DK. Orders close this Sunday, so act fast!
Jillian of WeeOnes has opened orders for her special holiday sets, with hand-sculpted surprise stitch markers to help you count down to either Halloween or Christmas.
The latest design from Jill of Beach House Knits, Cozy on Southwick, is a classic drop-shoulder sweater that comes in single or two-color versions. It’s also 30% off through August 30.
Geraldine of The Wandering Flock considers the Mermaid Parade one of her favorite NYC traditions. To celebrate the start of the season, she’s created a special colorway! Mermaid Parade is a pastel sage speckled with pops of neon yellow and pink and deep green. It will be available on Geraldine’s Fingering Single and Mohair Silk bases. Set your alarms for 12 noon Eastern today to reel in yours.
Five Colorado indie dyers — Kate of Bad Lux Designs, along with Spindrift Fiber Boutique, Huck and Rae Fiber Studio, The Conifer Collective and Viking Fiber Co — are teaming up to offer an Advent box inspired by their beautiful state. There will be 25 mini skeins, five from each dyer, plus a selection of treats from Colorado makers. Preorders are open now for a limited time.
Jill’s latest design, Floral Alchemy, is a gorgeous summer-inspired colorwork sweater with wrapped stitches that echo fluffy flowers she found near the ocean. The pattern from Beach House Knits is 30% off, no code needed, through Tuesday, May 31.
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.
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.
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.
Shellie has released two new designs, ZENA and LA GRAND, a shawl and wrap that create a cozy cocoon of slipped stitch broken rib.
To get ready for warmer weather, Anastasia of Cashmere & Coconuts has released the Summer Lovin’ Collection, bright colors available as a set or individually.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bring some sparkle to your winter with Anzula’s Lunaris base, a luxurious blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere and 10% Stellina.
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.
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.
Cowgirlblues has colorful yarn bundles for the Sweet Dreams Shawl by Jane Renton, with recorded Zoom knit-along sessions for step-by-step support.
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.
The debut of the May collaboration from this year’s Indie Untangled Where We Knit yarn club couldn’t have come at a better time. Petra of Black Elephant and designer Jimenez Joseph, both in England, based their collaboration on the promise of new growth, via gardening and visits to the local farmer’s market. Petra created this cheerful, complex tomato-inspired colorway called Pomme D’Amour, and Jimi used the squishy Superwash Merino DK-weight yarn to design a cowl of the same name, with twisted and slipped stitches echoing tomatoes on the vine and a woven basket.
This special colorway is available to preorder on Indie Untangled today through December 17 and it will ship in mid- to late January. Just in time to create and cozy up in your bright red-orange “love apple.”
Crystal of Milly’s Knit Designs (a designer for the Where We Knit 2022 yarn club!) has new colorwork patterns out, The Hidden Falls Pullover and the Miss You More cowl. She is also donating a portion of her sales for the month of December to Sisters United, an organization run by Candice of The Farmers Daughters Fibers that supports indigenous communities.
Monica’s current favorite yarn is her Gothfarm worsted weight, which is perfect for gifts and comes in four different naturally-colored bases, including Ultisol, an auburn brown that blends cinnamon red alpaca fleece and dark Zwartbles wool, and Terra Preta, a deep soil brown made from a tri-blend of dark Shetland wool, Jacob wool and alpaca fleece.
Looking for small gifts for your favorite makers? Amy’s Trinket Shop is loaded with a variety of stitch marker sets. They’re available in both gold and silver tones and in closed and locking stitch marker options.
I’m thrilled to open sign-ups today for Where We Knit 2022. This quarterly club, which will begin shipping in February, brings together four dyer/designer dream teams: Plies & Hellhounds and Milly’s Knit Designs, Émilia & Philomène and Marion Em Knits, Neighborhood Fiber Co. and Julie At Work, and Kokon Yarn and Eri Shimizu.
Each pair will collaborate on an exclusive colorway and an accompanying accessory design inspired by their favorite spots to whip out their WIPs. Their inspiration photos are shown in the image above, clockwise from top left, and you can read more about these in the listing.
Aside from the yarn and pattern, each shipment will include a surprise gift from a third small business. The Zoom interviews will take place after each installment ships out, with the live version and recordings open only to club members.
You have the option of a one-time payment for a discounted price or payment each quarter, and there’s also an option to purchase the club as a gift for a special knitter in your life, if you want to avoid the holiday shipping rush. Sign-ups run through December 31, 2021.
Starting next year, I’m planning to offer assistance to low-income members of our community, so that they can participate in the 2022 Where We Knit yarn club, while fairly compensating our participating dyers and designers.
If you feel you have enough yarn in your stash already, or would like to provide a holiday gift to a fellow maker, please consider sponsoring an installment. You can fund half of a one-month installment, a full month installment or a full year of the quarterly club. Contributions will be anonymous, though please note that they are not tax deductible.
If you’d like to apply for or nominate someone for a grant, you can do so here.
Fans of the TV series Schitt’s Creek will get the name of Mary Annarella’s latest hat pattern, Fold in the Cheese. But you don’t need to have watched the show to enjoy this quick slipped-stitch hat. It’s also on sale for 40% through November 28.
Giulia and Stefania of Lanivendole are celebrating autumn with warm yarn and hot drinks. Their Campfire “flash” club includes hand-dyed skeins of A Stormy Blend DK and an enamel mug featuring an illustration by Little Pine Alice. Sign-ups run from today, November 19 at 6 p.m. CET to November 23 at midnight CET.
If you’re looking for gift ideas for your favorite yarn lover, or need to give someone in your life some hints, Jill of Jilly & Kiddles has compiled a gift guide with ideas ranging from stocking stuffers to splurges.
While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are readying for winter, the all-women team at Capetown, South Africa-based Cowgirlblues can help you get ready for spring. Their Joys of Spring shawl kit comes in three color combinations of Kidsilk mohair/silk and Merino Lace Single.
Victoria and the Eden Cottage Yarns crew have a ton of news to share, including a new batch of Milburn DK, British Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool blended with silk, new batches of hand-dyed Brimham High Twist (85/15 Superwash Extrafine Merino/nylon) 20g mini skeins and Rosedale 4ply gold sparkle sock.
Elizabeth of Knitting Lizard Fibers has been experimenting recently and has a bunch of one-of-a-kind skeins in her shop. There are also mini skeins in singles or sets and single skeins on various bases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aside from the list of more than 20 indie dyers and makers we’ve lined up for Indie Spotlight — our next virtual show taking place from May 14-16 — we’re making the Spotlight virtual lounge a destination where you can meet and hang out with your fellow crafters and special guests. We’re excited to announce that Gigi and Jasmin from the Knitmore Girls podcast will be joining us for a meetup during the show!
Your $7 ticket includes access to our Spotlight lounge, where the Knitmores will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday. In case you miss it, the session will be recorded and available only to registered attendees through the end of June.
Dana of Un Besito Fiber is dreaming of the days that she can throw some clothes in a backpack and taking off. Her Dreaming of Paris Snack Pack helps scratch that travel itch. The bakery box of a dozen 10-gram minis in 75/25 Superwash Merino/nylon fingering are inspired by the soft, dreamlike colors of a springtime in Paris image. And they’re all wound up into balls and ready to knit or crochet on your next adventure.
Liz of Yarns by the Bay is a dyer based in Melbourne, Australia, who creates fun, often bright colorways on Superwash Merino/nylon fingering and DK. If you happen to live Down Under, Liz offers free shipping within Australia.
Orders close this Monday, April 26, for the Summer Sock of the Season Club, a collaboration between Jilly & Kiddles Yarn and BritStitchery Design. Club installments include one full skein of an exclusive colorway, a club exclusive sock pattern and two surprise extras.
Megan of Megs & Co has finally found the luxury yarn of her dreams. Her Bluefaced Leicester Lux Fingering, or BFL Lux for short, is a blend of 70% Certified English Bluefaced Leicester Superwash wool, 20% silk, and 10% Cashmere. It’s ideal for sweaters and special garments.
Emily of Kitty With a Cupcake has published her first garment pattern! The Sucker Punch Shrug uses two colors of yarn to create a bold garment. Save $1 through April 28 to celebrate the release.
The April installment of the Teton Yarn Company’s full moon colorway series celebrates the Pink Moon, named after one of the first wildflowers to bloom after the snow melts. Featured on 100% Superwash Merino Mountain Sock, it goes live today at 6 p.m. MDT.