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-centric

Purple and blue fiber, pink, black and gray yarn, blue and green stitch markers and the Yarn Centrick logo.

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival takes place a month from now (back in person after two years!), and there’s a new indie pop-up/pre-game show on the scene: Yarncentrick is taking place on Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mt. Airy, Maryland. More than 20 indie dyers, bag makers and creatives, including several Indie Untangled online marketplace and show vendors that you may already be familiar with, will come together outdoors under covered pavilions.

A navy and pink skein of yarn, and the beginnings of a shawl to show how it knots with assigned pooling.

Anastasia of Cashmere & Coconuts recently discovered the joys of assigned pooling and has released two AP colorways. She’s also offering 20% off all her solid color Peruvian Highland Wool and 10% off all other yarn purchases.

Red, green and gray yarn arranged on a table.

Amy and the crew at Fort Worth, Texas, yarn shop West 7th Wool have their own hand-dyed yarn line and they’re mad for mohair! Their newest yarn base, 7th Street Singles + Mohair, is comprised of 56% extrafine (19.5 micron) Merino and 44% mohair. They’re offering a free keyhole scarf pattern that can be completed with one skein.

A skein of warm yellow yarn, with other shades in the background.

Giulia and Stefania of Lanivendole recently dyed up more of their Twisty Chic base, a twistier version of their chic blend of 20% Mohair, 20% Alpaca and 60% Brogna wool. It’s perfect for lighter patterns to wear in the upcoming warm weather in the Northern Hemisphere.

A collage with various images in grey, gold, burgandy and white, with the text Not a Tame Lion: Sunday Yarn Advent

Get ready, Advents are coming. Holly Dyeworks’ Advent is inspired by Narnia, the magical world created by C. S. Lewis. It’s available to preorder now, shipping in November.

Fluffy cream yarn with black speckles.

Eden Cottage Yarn just had an update of Eldwick Lace, a fluffy superkid mohair/silk laceweight yarn. It can be uses on its own as well as held double with other yarns.

Gothfarm’s newest yarn is made of carbonized bamboo.

The next installment of Plies & Hellhounds’ Wicked Seeds, a monthly club inspired by beautiful but deadly plants, drops tomorrow.

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: 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: 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.

Indie Untangled 2021 Year In Review Part 2: Indie exclusives

Red, orange and pink yarn and the words Indie Untangled 2021 Year In Review.

As I’m sure it has for you, knitting and yarn has helped ground me this year. Beyond the making, I’ve been especially grateful for the exciting collaborations I’ve taken part in, between the Where We Knit Yarn Club and the Knitting Our National Parks yarns.

Here are some projects using special Indie Untangled colorways that were finished in 2021, including one of my very own favorite FOs. (Some, including the TréLiz yarn, is still available, while others, like the Countess Ablaze colorways, will no longer be dyed again.)

A blue green triangle shawl on a wood floor.

Susan’s Wayfarer by Jen Lucas in Countess Ablaze Rebel Fingering, colorway The Last Yarn On Earth

A white woman wears a sweater with pink and teal variegated yarn and gold short sleeves and a hem.

Victoria’s That 70’s Tee by Janine McCarty in Huckleberry Knits Willow, colorway Going to the Sun.

A white woman in a pink and blue knit top with an aqua skirt.

Aya’s Knot Front Crop by Kerri Blumer In Countess Ablaze Rebel Fingering, colorway Hipster Yarn Is So Mainstream, Ironic, No?

A white woman wears a pink, orange and blue speckled hat.

Karen’s Warm the Line Beanie by Rosemary (Romi) Hill in Countess Ablaze Grande Merino DK, colorway My Swiss Army Knife Has a Crochet Hook

A blue and beige color work wrap.

Julie’s Humi by Camille Descoteaux in Humble Knit Humble Twist for the 2021 Indie Untangled Where We Knit Yarn Club

A white woman wears a gray speckled wrap.

rvilkomerson‘s Primavera Capelet by Paulina Popiolek in Lanivendole A Chic Blend, colorway Home Blooms

Purple and blue striped socks.

Pat’s Lavender Fields Socks by Helen Stewart in AT Haynes House Yarns Bare Feet Sock, colorway I Have One Just Like It In My Living Room

A white woman wears a teal and gray speckled colorwork sweater.

Maggie’s Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass In La Bien Aimée Merino DK, colorway Automne à Rhinebeck

A pink knit tank top.

Jennifer’s Framework Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs in Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone Sock, colorway A Post-Apocalyptic Life Skill

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.

What to stash this week: Yipes, stripes!

Small skeins of colorful yarn in two rows next to a black fan.

Debbie of Murky Depths — part of the in-person lineup of indies at our October show in Saugerties — recently decided she wanted to knit a Stripes! Sweater by Andrea Mowry. She didn’t want to break into full skeins knowing she’d leave most of it over. Luckily, she had some 116-yard/50-gram skeins of her Superwash Merino Neptune DK base left over from a special project and has dyed up 15 colors! These would be perfect for Andrea’s cute sweater, or a colorwork project for fall.

A gold illustration of a wave and a sun and the words TRY A MISTERY CLUB

Jackson and David of El Robledal de la Santa, based in Spain, have teamed up with their friend Soraya of Spanish magazine YedraKnits — all Indie Untangled Everywhere vendors this October! — for TRY, which stands for Together Robledal and Yedra. The first edition of this exclusive club includes yarn from Italy-based Dark Omen Yarn and a design from Antonino of Beagle Knits, also based in Spain, plus a surprise gift.

A snow-covered mountain and skeins of brown, plum, red, green, blue and purple yarn.

Sarah of Teton Yarn Company is traveling up north to the Land of the Midnight Sun for the next stop on her National Park Road Trip with four limited-edition Mountain Sock mini skein sets inspired by Denali National Park.

A collage of images with a purple, blue, orange and gold color scheme.

Sara of La Cave à Laine, also an Indie Untangled Everywhere vendor, is launching a bag club. The 2022 club is inspired by La Società delle Giardiniere, the female branch of Carboneria, a network of secret revolutionary societies active in Italy at the beginning of the 19th century.

A woman holds up a beige, rust and gray triangle shawl.

Marny Kindness’s newest design, the Vineyard Bay Shawl, is a triangular shawl that can be made in any three colorways or one solid color of DK-weight yarn (you just need about 800 yards). You can try contrasting colors for interesting designs.

A woman models a yellow and orange hat and cowl.

Jenna of Southern Skeins recently collaborated with designer Johanna Underwood on the Taste of Home Hat. The pattern is inspired by a line in a children’s book where a mother is speaking to her child, with a pie crust weave that brings to mind memories of fall and holidays spent with family.

What to stash this week: A National Parks New Year

A collage of national parks photos with purple, blue and orange tones and the words A National Parks New Year

Preorders are now open for A National Parks New Year, a monthlong journey through the U.S. national parks in wintertime! Join 31 dyers and makers for this ultimate New Year countdown box. In a fun twist, nine teams, each made up of three dyers, will interpret a single image to create complementary skeins. Each trio will create one variegated, one speckled and one semisolid colorway.

In all, you will receive 27 20g, 80-90-yard, fingering-weight mini skeins and four yarn-y treats.

Boxes are available to preorder now through August 27, or until sold out, and will ship in early November, to arrive in time to count down to 2022. I hope you’ll join us!

Hot pink and purple yarn with a pink flower.

Debbie of Murky Depths is holding her annual Lazy Summer Lace sale, a tribute to all you laceweight lovers out there. All colors in all three of her laceweight bases — Harbour Lace Merino singles, Siren 80/20 Merino/silk and Yakima Lace, a Merino, silk and yak — are 20% off until August 16, no code required.

A beige poncho with pink and purple stripes.

The Brookside Poncho by Tayler Harris is designed to showcase 100% Kyrgyz Cashmere and is offered as a custom kit on the June Cashmere website. You can stick with the original color scheme or choose your own custom colors.

A collage of desserts and the words The Great British Baking Show Yarn Club: Caramel Week

Eve of Holly Dyeworks has opened sign-ups for her Great British Baking Show Yarn Club, inspired by one of the most perfect knitting shows. The full club will consist of four themed installments: Caramel Week, Sweet Breads Week, Victorian Week and Dessert Week and is ready to taste starting in October. You can also preorder club installments individually.

Grayed out skeins of mystery yarn and the words Yarnover Truck's Super Nerdy Yarn Club Featuring Forbidden Fiber Co.

The Yarnover Truck is once again teaming up with Leann from Forbidden Fiber Co. for the fourth year of the Super Nerdy Yarn Club, which is open to new members until Wednesday, August 18th. This club takes inspiration from strong female nerdy characters across a variety of fandoms.

A light green canvas bag with a beige leather strap sits atop a wooden table.

Once a year, Sara of La Cave à Laine offers up big discounts on bags that are the end of a collection, have slight imperfections or have never been seen online! The sale is not public and is exclusive to Sara’s and Indie Untangled’s newsletter subscribers. Click the pick above to get your exclusive link!

A rainbow hot spring collaged with rainbow yarn ranging from blue to red.

Speaking of national parks, join Sarah of the Teton Yarn Company for a road trip through America’s First National Park: Yellowstone! She’s dyed up limited-edition gradient mini-skein sets inspired by Grand Prismatic Spring, the Artist Paint Pots, Artist Point at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful.

Blue zipper bags with green and gold polka dots.

Crista Jaeckel is having a Dotty shop update tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. Think beach bubbles, opals, berry moons and golden full moons printed on cotton and sewn into handy project bags. You can choose to buy a set or just one dotty bag, perfect for that special yarn for your next project.

Plies & Hellhounds Yarn’s Plies & Pages is a curated box inspired by different books or book series.

What to stash this week: Summer tour with tea

A yellow and lilac shawl on a dress form.

Selena of Sweater Sisters has two new shawl kits up on the website and they’re both on sale through July 14.

Gray roving.

In honor of the Tour de Fleece, Monica of Gothfarm Yarn is offering buy one get one 30% off on all rovings. Just enter code SPINIT at checkout.

A teacup with pink flowers.

Stitch Stuff Yarn is offering a Tea Time Mystery Club inspired by antique and modern cups/mugs. This is a month-to-month preorder.

Plies & Hellhounds Yarn has opened preorders for the Dark Academia Yarn Count Down.