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What to stash this week: All about that (yarn) base

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Kara and Katie, the team behind Connecticut-based Nice & Knit, have just added a new sock base to their lineup. They had pretty high standards, considering the weight, softness, twist, ply, and how the finished knitted garment looks and feels against the skin. With 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon and more than 460 yards per skein, Nice & Knit Sock looks like a great workhorse yarn for sock and non-sock knitters alike. 

Mara Bryner designed the Kemper Wrap for the By Hand Serial covering the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and Virginia. There are special kits for the wrap, which features dyer Kemper of Junkyarn’s Smooth Sock and one of her Lavish Lace (70% kid mohair, 30% silk).

Jennifer of Spirit Trail Fiberworks just completed a move to a new website and has tons of new colors — solids, speckles and variegated, Oh my! — on a variety of bases. Pictured above is Fools Gold on her Aurora single fingering.

Groovy Hues Fibers recently had a major shop update and includes this beauty, the Anthony Bourdain-inspired Lookin’ Fo Pho In All the Wrong Places. It’s available on her Silky ‘n Groovin’ Shawl Length skeins, 600 yards of 80/20 Superwash Merino/Mulberry silk.

Laura and the Slipped Stitch Studios crew are all about girl power for the June Bag of the Month. There are actually 12 different fabrics to choose from, including this Rosie the Riveter one (and a Golden Girls fabric)! They’re available for four days only.

Knittyandcolor’s newest colorway, Neon Lotus, is inspired by pink and purple lotus flowers she spied on Pinterest. It’s available on her three sock yarn bases, as well as DK and Worsted.

Cat Sandwich Fibers’ next shop update happens tomorrow at 9 p.m. Eastern. It will feature bright, summery colors and some romantic blush tones, with plenty of sweater quantities to be had.

Shanna of Lambstrings recently had her biggest update yet, which includes her new Sadie Singles base, a 100% Superwash Merino single ply, excellent for summer shawls and lightweight sweaters.

Murky Depths Dyeworks also has a new base, a silky mohair laceweight, which she has dubbed Mirage.

My Mama Knits has made the move from Etsy to a new website, which is stocked with new colorways and single miniskeins in a variety of sizes, along with her popular black light yarns.


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