What to stash and what to make this week

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!

Picture of a cowl and hat alongside a picture of purple and green variegated yarn and black yarn.

Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios have kits for Scottish knitwear designer Morven Gabriel’s A Highland Kirk Window Beanie and Cowl. The pattern was inspired by church windows in Scotland. It uses the variegated Into the Highlands, which simulates stained glass, while Pomp & Circumstance provides the structure of the window design.

A light-skinned woman wearing a brown shawl.

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.

What to stash this week: A winter garden

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.

A silver ring in the shape of a knitting needle.

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.

An orange background with a haunted house with the word 13 days of Halloween Yarn Advent.

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.

Two skeins of lavender and blue yarn.

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.

A rainbow of tweed yarns.

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!

An illustration of two ghosts and the text Halloween Stitch Marker Countdown Preorder.

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.

A light-skinned woman wears a brown knit boucle drop-shoulder sweater.

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.

What to stash this week: dress up for summer

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A pastel sage yarn speckled with pops of neon yellow and pink and deep green.

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.

A white box surrounded by pine and holly branches with a logo on top of the box that reads Colorful Colorado Advent.

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.

A light-skinned woman in jeans and a knit, cropped pullover. The pullover is light gray with peach and dark blue contrast colors.

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.

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: 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: For the love of tomatoes

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A basket of tomatoes, a skein of bright red-orange yarn and a brown-skinned woman wearing a red textured cowl over a black leather jacket.
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.”
A dark-skinned woman wears a beige sweater with olive green colorwork at the hem.
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.
A close-up of natural red yarn.

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.

Untwisted hanks of yarn with blocks of bright colors.

Laura of Created 4 U By Laura has created hand-dyed yarns that are a perfect match for assigned pooling patterns like Calico by Dawn Barker, shown here, as well as her other designs, Float, Roam, Mend and Sprout.
A rainbow surrounded by smaller beaded charms.
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.

What to stash this week: Where We Knit 2022

A collage featuring a Parisian hall, colorful beach shacks, a portrait of a Black woman, Delft blue china and the sleeve of an indigo garment.

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 DesignsÉmilia & Philomène and Marion Em KnitsNeighborhood 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.

Hands in gray speckled mittens holding a golden beverage.

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.

Pictured above are the New Age Mittens by Soraya García from the February 2021 installment of the club.

A gray hat with yellow slipped stithes.

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.

An illustrated mug sits by a window surrounded by gray yarn and red and orange fall leaves.

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.

Gifts wrapped in red and gold paper and the words Jilly & Kiddles Holiday Gift Guide.

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.

A light-skinned woman wearing a black sweater with cream colored accents.

Tif Nielan just released the Sprout Pullover with 7th Floor Yarn’s Tweed DK. Amanda’s wearing the Onyx/Natural colorways and there are many more combinations in their shop.

A painting of people hiking in mountains.

Lauren of Miami Fiber Co. has opened preorders for her Witcher Sock Club, inspired by the Netflix series, and the Textures Sock Club, inspired by the unseen beauty in everyday objects/surroundings.

A collage with green hand-dyed yarn and winter images.

The Woolen Women Fibers Woolen Winter Picnic celebrates the warmth of winter with single skeins and kits.

A white linen tote bag with a panel of blue and purple fabric.

Sara of La Cave à Laine has a new line of hand-dyed project bags using lovely Lithuanian linen.

A green and purple shawl pictured with a cotton bag.

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.

Piles of pastel-colored skeins of hand-dyed yarn.

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.

A light-skinned woman wears a blue cabled shawl.

Selena of Sweater Sisters is offering kits for Susanne Visch’s new Mossy Cables shawl pattern, which debuts tomorrow. Kits include three skeins of WayfaringYarns Arcadia DK and a free download code.

Skeins of hand-dyed yarn in pale colors.

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.

The 2021 KAL/CAL winners!

A collage of knitted items.

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.

Blanket

Cowl

A blue, green and orange striped and slipped stitch cowl.

Sandra’s The Shift (Ravelry link)

A gray and aqua cowl.

Jess’s Dioptric Cowl (Ravelry link)

Hat


A purple and yellow brioche hat.

Sharah’s Amber Duet Brioche Hat

Mitts/Mittens/Gloves

Poncho

Shawl/Wrap/Scarf

Linda’s Ziggy Shawl (Ravelry link)

Liz’s Ampersand Wrap (Ravelry link)

Socks

Megan’s Fish Lips Kiss Heel

Sweater – Adult

Sweater – Baby/Child/Pet

Erica’s Bean & Olive (Ravelry link)

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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: Spotlight on special guests

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Two woman wearing purple blazers, one with teal hair, smile at the camera.

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.

Balls of pastel yarn peer out of a clear-windowed bakery box.

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.

The new Bridgerton-inspired knitting, crochet and cross stitch mystery box from Leann of Forbidden Fiber Co. is causing quite the stir. Lady Whistledown recommends that you make haste and purchase your mystery box today before they sell out.

Pink and peach flowers.

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.

Skeins of yarn in shades of blue and purple.

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.

Skeins of bright pink, blue, orange and green yarn.

7th Floor Yarn is ready for spring and summer with their new 50% Cotton 50% Superwash Merino base, which they’ve dyed up on bright colors.

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.

A spiral skein of green and pink yarn.

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.

The MAB Elements Alice in Wonderland-themed, limited-edition stitch markers come with 11 handcrafted stitch markers made with real stones, plus 11 bulb removable stitch markers that fit up to size US 10.5 knitting needles.

A woman wears a gray and white mosaic bandana.

Ashleigh’s new design, La Bandanita, is a lightweight mosaic cowl that reflects her and her 4-year-old daughter’s love of horses and rodeos.

Gray yarn with green and pink speckles next to a skull.

Knitting After Midnight is inspired by heavy metal music and a goth aesthetic. She’s having a 15% off sale on her Superwash Merino Direful DK base.