What to stash this week: Crafting by the lake

For their first club installment of 2022, Giulia and Stefania of Lanivendole are creating a bundle that evokes a perfect summer day out at the lake — actually, the end of that day, “when both the water and the sky around are painted in delicate pinks that slowly turn into faded lavender greys.” The bundle includes three skeins in a surprise shade of their new Aestiva base, which is a light fingering blend of 70% Abruzzese wool and 30% unbleached French linen, a delicate hand-embroidered and sewn bag from Ilaria of In Bottega in your choice of two colors, and a scented creation from Alice of Lunaria Candles. You can add on extra skeins of Aestiva and get an additional surprise.

Subscriptions are open until tonight at midnight Pacific Time and packages are scheduled to ship around July 8.

Four skeins of variegated yarn that transition from deep purples to warmer colors in lighter shades.

Purple lovers, mark your calendars: David of Crafter Gamer Geek is having a very purple shop update on June 29! It includes two new colorways, Seirei Skyline and Loquacious Fungus, dyed with a slight watercolor effect, debuting on a Polwarth DK base.

A white woman holding a shawl with both hands. The shawl has a half donut shape and a lacy border.

Paola’s latest pattern, Delicate Balance, features an unusual “half donut” shape and a graceful leafy lace border that Paola says is much easier to make than it looks. The pattern is 20% off until Sunday with the code delicate.

Skeins of hot pink and orange yarn with small, speckled mini skeins in between.

Just in time for summer, Courtney of Silly Goose Yarns has tons of fingering-weight yarn in stock for your light, quick summer projects. Use it for a tank, shortie socks, or a lightweight beanie.

A collection of four folded needle roll cases in a variety of floral prints.

Michelle of SquareKnot Handmade has padded canvas knitting needle rolls that are available in coordinating fabrics to her canvas drawstring project bags, to protect and store all types of needles. 

A braid of grey wool roving gathered by a thin black ribbon.

Natalie of Fiberdog Fibers is now a Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em provider, offering a naturally-colored CVM/Romeldale roving as part of an effort to get endangered breeds into the hands of fiber artists.

What to stash this week: A gripping yarn Advent

Blue and gold books, a pink flower and the text Dreaming of a classic Christmas yarn advent.

McMullin Fiber Co.’s popular Advents have been inspired by classic novels. While this year’s Advent, inspired by covers of classic novels from the MacMillan Collector’s Library, filled up quickly, Kate has graciously saved 20 spots exclusively for Indie Untangled readers! If you don’t want to know the ending, you can sign up for this year’s box. If you aren’t a fan of mystery yarn, you can also sign up for last year’s Advent, which was based on the colorful covers of Chiltern Classics. Act fast!

Bright lemon yellow shawl draped around mannequin showing off garter and chevron stitches with fingering and suri yarn.

Crystal’s latest shawl design, Chiffon, is perfect for cool nights and overzealous A/Cs. It’s knit with fingering-weight yarn held with a fluffy laceweight.

Fall colors of brown and apple green skeins of yarn.

The most recent Cashmere & Coconuts shop update featured several of Anastasia’s new Outlander-themed colorways, and she’s also opened preorders for an Advent inspired by Downton Abbey: A New Era.

A skein of multicolored yarn and the text Dragonflight yarn club May box May flowers Available now dragonflightyarns.com.

Indigo of Dragonflight Yarn has a monthly subscription box and this month’s colorway is called May Flowers. The box comes with a choice of yarn weight, exclusive stitch markers and discounts on the entire site.

Coiled skeins of brown yarn on Polaroids and the text Crème Brûlée, Salted Caramel, Pecan and New dyed to order colors.

Are you looking for that perfect color for your next project? Jenna of Southern Skeins now offers dyed-to-order colors.

What to stash this week: yarn adventures

Prehistoric dinosaurs under a red and orange sky, dinosaur eggs and fossils and a green jungle.

The Woolen Women want to take you on a yarny adventure for your summer vacation. Fly on a magic carpet or walk among the dinosaurs with two special boxes, filled with yarn and notions to open up every day for the week leading up to the first day of summer.

Skeins of purple speckled and solid purple and yellow yarn.

If you love knitting socks, Daisy Stitch Co’s That Sock Set Box is for you! Spots are open for this club of hand-dyed sock sets delivered every other month.

A pile of green skeins of yarn.

Eden Cottage Yarn just had a shop update featuring Bowland Aran, a Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester wool, and here are still plenty of colors to choose from.

Sign-ups are now open for Queen City Yarn’s Studio Series Club.

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: A yarny assortment

A collage including a photo of orange, purple, brown, green, blue and pink minis, a sheep lotion bar, a bag with mushrooms on it and a set of five herb and alchemical-inspired charms.

Andrea and the Woolen Women are celebrating Women’s History Month with the Claire’s Cabinet box, inspired by Claire Beecham in Outlander and her pioneering of medicine in both the past and the present. Boxes include seven 20g minis and a sheep lotion bar, with options to add on a project bucket bag from Aggie’s Bags and herb and alchemical-inspired charms from SamsTinyTrinkets.

A shawl with bands of red, yellow, pink and multi yarns, draped over dress form.

Sharon of Garage Dyeworks has put together kits for the Sundae Funday shawl from Chic and Regal Knits. It uses four different colorways of Auto Sock and features sections of simple stockinette and lace with a picot edge.

A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant. The text Li'l Smelly Ball Sack - Aromatherapy Big Clippy! Progress Keeper.

Keep your stitches smelling sweet and let your inner teenager chuckle with Yank Your Yarn’s Li’l Smelly Ball Sack (Bonnie means yarn balls, of course!). These progress keepers feature light bronze filigree “sacks” with a little ball of fluff that can accommodate your favorite essential oil.

Silver metal shawl pins and stitch markers on a background of blue-green yarn.

Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations is celebrating spring with new mini shawl pins and progress keepers featuring flowers, butterflies, songbirds and more.

Skeins of light purple, green, brown and white yarn.

Shelly of Daisy Stitch Co has kits for the Out-Stranding Shawl pattern by Christie Archer. Kits include one 100g fingering weight skein, one 50g fingering weigh skein and three 20g minis in your choice of three color palettes.

A stack of five pastel-colored mini skeins on a chair, with pale pink flowers in the back ground. Yarns are light green, cream, baby pink, lilac and sky blue.

Dyer Courtney launched Silly Goose Yarns just this week! She has a new Spring Collection featuring bright colors on a variety of bases from mohair to bulky, as well as a collection of limited OOAK colorways.

A pile of skeins of yarn in many different colours.

Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns just had an update of her popular Titus 4ply, a blend of extrafine Superwash Merino and mulberry silk. While some of the most popular colorways sold out quickly there are preorders available so you don’t miss out.

What to stash this week: yarn love

An image collage featuring seven mini skeins of yarn fading from light Tiffany blue to dark blue to bronze. A set of high-heel, pillow, and teacup charms and a Victorian armchair and chandelier project bag.

Andrea of WoolenWomenFibers is evoking feelings of love with the A Woolen Darling collection celebrating that upcoming holiday in February. Special sets include True Love’s Kiss, a seven-mini-skein Cashmere fade set “inspired by the frogs we kiss before true love blooms,” and Dripping in Diamonds, with a Tiffany blue that fades into a bronzed gold, available on a silvery lurex or gold Stellina base that’s exclusive to this set. The collection also includes the fun Photobooth Kisses and Retro Galentine’s Day Slumber Party sets, as well as striking black-and-white sets evoking Love and War.

Two bags with blue tone, a pile of hand-dyed linen and some cotton dyed in blue.

Week two of La Cave à Laine’s Bundles of Joy collection, a curated selection of Sara’s bags that are bundled together to bring you joy, is inspired by Swimming in the Sea. When you choose two items from the collection, the least expensive will be 50% off, no code needed, through this Sunday at midnight CET.

Skeins in multi green toned yarn, a sea and mountain view and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES PRINGLE BAY.

It’s summer in Cape Town so warm up with Cowgirlblues’ January theme of Starting Fresh with green. This limited-edition collection is inspired by beach time in Pringle Bay and Rooi Els, swimming in the St. James tidal pool, exploring the coastal dunes and taking gentle afternoon strolls.

Five skeins of yarn laying on a chevron shawl with moody lighting. The skeins of yarn are mauve, an off cream, gold, tan with speckles and deep berry.

Gabby’s releasing the five colors from the Plies & Hellhounds Dark Academic Yarn Countdown as the Winter Break Collection. This warm and moody collection captures “the deep tones of mahogany office tucked behind stacks of books in the library on a dark winter day, the only illumination from the cackling fire warming your outstretched legs as you rest another leather bound book down.”

Close-up of tiny white flowers in a green field with a sunny, blue sky above. Text reads Inspired by Nature, Sock of the Season, Mystery Sock Club. Logos shown are for BritStitchery and Jilly & Kiddles.

If you’d rather “feel the warm sunshine on your face as we journey through a spring meadow,” Jill is opening sign-ups for the third year of the Jilly & Kiddles SOS Club, a mystery club that brings you a full skein of yarn in an exclusive colorway, a sock pattern, goodies curated just for each package and an invitation to a Virtual Makers Social the week after kits ship.

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: Happy knits

Purple and gray yarn on a floral knit.

Before Rhinebeck, I called on Sophie of Botanical Yarn to put together some bundles for Amy Christoffers’ Pressed Flowers shawl in her DK weight, because what more appropriate yarn could I use for a flower-themed shawl? There are still a couple of bundles in three very floral color combinations available.

A brown leather pouch with scissors and metal circular knitting needles.

Sadie, who began sewing and designing small handbags for herself at the age of 16, creates leather bags and notions pouches with gentle lines and curves from New York’s Hudson Valley, under the name Her Hands Atelier.

An image collage with red and green yarn and a photograph of the exterior of a toy shop.

The Woolen Women crew has been making room for their brand new winter collections, including Vintage Toy Shop, pictured here.

Blue, purple, pink and gray yarn.

Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarn just had a large shop update featuring lots of Keld Fingering, a Merino/linen blend, in lovely autumnal colors.

A purple and gray brioche shawl with tassels.

The Cyclone Shawl is Amanda of Handmaine Knits’ newest design featuring a garter and syncopated brioche pattern. Yarn kits are available.

A lake and mountains and purple, blue, green, orange and pink yarn.

The next stop on the Teton Yarn Company’s National Park Mini Skein Tour is Glacier National Park. There are four limited-edition Mountain Sock Mini Skeins sets with four color palettes from the parks.

A red bow on a box and the words Happy Knitting Boxes.

La Cave à Laine’s Happy Knitting Boxes are back with a revamp. They range from Lite to Deluxe and include various combinations of patterns, notions, bags, accessories, yarn and a surprise gift.

If you’re looking to make some quick gifts, Melissa of Dye is Cast has plenty of Plum Squishy Bulky yarn in stock.

Arella Seaton’s Meelespea cowl is 20% off with the coupon code Sweets until midnight UK Time on Sunday, November 7.

What to stash this week aside from Indie Untangled show specials

A lacy cowl with gray, brown and red stripes with mini pumpkins.

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.

Sets of red, brown, purple and gray, pink, red and purple and gray gold, pink, purple, blue and green yarn.

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.

A trio of purple and green yarn.

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.

A collage with red,, black and green yarn.

Just in time for Halloween, the Woolen Women have a Nightmare on Elm Street colorway that will scare your socks off.

Skeins of pink and rust yarn.

Victoria and the Eden Cottage Yarn crew have released a new base called Keld Aran, an Aran-weight blend of extrafine Merino and linen.