What to stash this week: Indie Black Friday… and a giveaway

BF Giveaway

What’s the best way to kick off a weekend of yarny shopping, aside from enabling? A giveaway, of course! Here’s how to enter to win a skein of French Market Fibers Quarter Merino Fingering in the Storyland colorway pictured above:

Make a purchase from any Indie Untangled vendor, either listed below or on the Marketplace, through the end of the day on Monday, Nov. 30 and forward your receipt to me at [email protected] Purchases from any Indie Untangled pop-up, including Berry Colorful Yarnings and Buttonalia, as well as the brand-new Indie Untangled Spreadshirt shop (see below for more details!), are also eligible. The winner will be chosen Dec. 1, so get your receipts in!

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Pat!

The only purchases that aren’t eligible for this giveaway are subscriptions to the Indie Untangled Where We Knit yarn club. However, I’m not leaving you awesome subscribers out:: Anyone who has subscribed so far, along with any new subscribers, will be eligible to win a package of four patterns — one of the winner’s choice from each designer participating in the yarn club. The winner will be chosen after sign-ups close Dec. 20 (but spots are getting very limited!).

**This list of sales will be updated throughout the weekend.**


The Never Enough Thyme Etsy shop has been updated with plenty of heal/toe sock sets, sparkling sock yarn, and their new Neverland colorwork sets. Use coupon code THANKS through Nov. 30, and get 20% off everything. There are also TWO giveaways: Any purchase made in November will enter you for a chance to win a hand-sewn Sock Sack and a skein, plus some extra goodies. If you purchase something through Monday, you’ll be entered to win a second bag/yarn set. (I swear I came up with my giveaway idea before they posted!)


Bijou Basin Ranch knows how to put on a sale. From now through December 24, they’re offering free U.S. shipping on everything, 15% off all regular-priced items with the coupon code YULE2015, AND all orders of $149 or more will include a $20 gift certificate. BBR is also kicking off the Rosi G Holiday Break Mystery KAL. New clues for the fingering-weight, fair isle shawl will be released each Wednesday, and MKAL-ers can enter enter YAK at checkout to get 20% off three or more skeins of Himalayan Trail for the project (not combinable with the holiday discounts).


I decided to launch the Berry Colorful Yarnings post-Rhinebeck pop-up shop on Indie Untangled with some special deals. The shop is filled with self-striping sock yarn, including the bright Brooks above, and sock blanks in some beautiful gradients. The first five buyers have the opportunity to add — for free — one of six remaining hand-stamped drawstring bags that served as the goody bags for the trunk show. There is also free U.S. shipping through Monday, Nov. 30.

Yarn diet 1

While I was at dinner recently with a group of my knitting friends, one of them told a story about a time when she was agonizing over buying a skein of yarn at a local farmer’s market, and her wonderful husband uttered the above phrase. I knew it had to go on a tote bag, and thus I created my first item on Spreadshirt. The site is offering free standard shipping on two or more items through Tuesday, Dec. 1, with the code 2GIFTS. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend!


Designer Karen Robinson, AKA KarenDawn Designs, recently launched Round Table Yarns, a line of hand-dyed yarns with base and colorway names inspired by the stories of King Arthur. Through Monday, Nov. 30, save 25% on all yarns with the code BLACKFRIDAY2015.


Invictus Yarns is also offering a great Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Whatever You Call It Sunday/Cyber Monday deal. Through Monday, Nov. 30, use the coupon code HAPPY15 at checkout for 15% off your purchase.


Houndstooth Fiber Arts is Erin and Christa, a new California-based indie dyer team that launched a little over a month ago and offer colors inspired by the Bay Area. They’re making their IU debut with a Small Business Saturday sale. Discover their Painted Ladies sock yarn and colorways like Love Lies Bleeding and Pink Elephants — and get 20% off!


The With Pointed Sticks Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sale kicked off Thursday night. Use the coupon code “THANKS” to take 15% off your entire order through Monday, Nov. 30.


Third Vault Yarns is offering a shiny long weekend of discounts on her geeky goodies through midnight GMT on Dec. 1. Get 10% off orders over £40 with the coupon code Cunning10 and 15% off orders over £60 with the coupon code BIGDAMNHERO15. Every order is entered to win a free mystery gift.


Get 15% off purchases of $15 or more from Eternity Ranch Knits with the coupon code THANKFUL through Dec. 1. Tami has seasonal yarns in stock, including her 12 Days of Christmas set of colorways (you can see all of them above) as well as the last of her special Broadway musical collection.


Get a generous 25% off all ready-to-ship skeins through Monday from JOMA Yarn with the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY25. Any Black Friday purchases will also receive a complimentary mini hank.


Christina of Sploops Inspired, who uses nail polish and stamping plates to create unique stitch markers, has come up with an awesome knitting-themed twist on the Advent Calendar. The 12 Days of Christmas Stitch Marker Gift Set is a set of 12 random stitch markers, each hidden in a seasonal origami envelope, strung across sparkly silver ribbon.


Haven’t finalized your holiday wish list yet, or struggling to narrow down the choices for your favorite maker? Check out Linda of Kettle Yarn Co.’s first gift guide, available free as a PDF if you subscribe to her newsletter.


Lisa The Knitting Artist is back with a new series of Yarnbombed Postcards, vintage postcards painted with a yarny twist. The new set includes greetings from Washington, DC, the Grand Canyon and sunny Florida.

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