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What to stash this week: Colorful yarn countdown

An illustration of a colorful striped sweater and a box filled with colorful yarn balls with the text Colors of the Year printed on the side.

For this year’s Indie Untangled New Year countdown box, I decided to turn to the color trend-forecasting group PANTONE® for inspiration. Join 26 indie dyers for Colors of the Year, and count down to 2024 with yarn colorways inspired by every Pantone Color of the Year since 2000! 

Your box will include:

• 24 fingering-weight mini skeins designed to flow together cohesively (each mini is 20g and has approximately 90 yards)
• Two full fingering-weight skeins designed to showcase the minis
• Five specially-created or selected gifts
• One shawl pattern to knit with your minis, with the option of starting on Day 1 and finishing in the new year

Preorders will run through July 31 or until the box sells out. The boxes will ship in mid-November so that you can start your colorful countdown on December 1, 2023.

3 hanks of green and red and white speckled yarn.

Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios are getting an even earlier head start on the holidays. They just released Christmas at the Cabin, a rustic but modern take on the traditional Christmas colors, to celebrate Christmas in July.

Four hand sculpted mermaid stitch markers seen on soldered rings in a light-skinned palm.

Summer is definitely upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, so cool off with these mermaid stitch markers from Jillian of WeeOnes. Indie Untangled subscribers — that’s you! — can get 10% off these markers with the code SUMMERSPLASH.

A graphic with text that says 'Crafting Queer Future Crowdfunder 22+ Prizes Yarn, Fiber, Patterns & Accessories! 18 Contributors Prize Draw raising funds for @translawcenter @LGBTFdn, @StephenLewisFdn & Direct Aid'.

LGBTQIA+ Pride month is over, but Lola of Third Vault Yarns is still collaborating to raise money in support of LGBTQIA+ people worldwide through the Crafting Queer Future project. Donate to a group of charities and be entered to win prizes from a number of dyers, designers and makers.

A picture of light-skinned hands holding three skeins of yarn in maroon, grey, and khaki, with the words "A Quick & Easy Way to Choose Yarn for Colourwork."

Stephanie of SpaceCadet has put together a guide to pairing up the best yarn combinations for colorwork that pops. Simply join the SpaceCadet mailing list, which is pretty fantastic on its own, to get access to this free guide.

Triangular green and cream colored shawl with colorwork in the center, and simple lace on one end.

Speaking of colorwork, and peak summer, Ashleigh Wempe has a design called the Dog Days of Summer Shawl. It features lace and a little bit of mosaic, interspersed with long stretches of easy garter stitch for an ideal warm-weather project. 

Illustrations of knit items and the text Join the handmade holiday challenge.

If you want to get a head start on your holiday gift knitting, Jessica has opened registration for the Double the Stitches 2nd Annual (FREE) Handmade Holiday Challenge! It kicks off on July 17 and comes with weekly Facebook lives, a Zoom stitch night, plenty of friendly support, prizes and more.


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