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What to stash this week: Wool from Down Under

Cream colored yarn with a tag for Great Ocean Road Woolen Mill.

I recently added yarns from Australia’s Great Ocean Road Woolen Mill, a sustainable, boutique operation, to the site. La Bella fingering is an 80/20 blend of Superfine Merino and natural white alpaca that is incredibly soft, with not a trace of prickle factor. You can use it to knit Isabel Kraemer’s topolino, Yamagara’s Nichi Nichi or Noriko Ichikawa’s Azami Shawl. This blend is also available on a DK weight and is the perfect yarn for a cable or lace sweater or shawl.

Cream colored yarn.

Summer Fiesta is comprised of 70% Merino and 30% Belgian linen, the only fiber that Isabel and Nick import from outside the country. I have it on two colors — Oatmeal and Ocean Blue — and they would be great on their own (try Yamagara’s Take the Weather top) or with Lanivendole’s Aestiva.

A tie dye style mult color background with the words Make with Love...Dye Live Plus Club 2023.

Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios have opened sign-ups for their Dye Live Plus Club. The club gets you access to a private Facebook group, which allows you to see the monthly club colorway being dyed live and participate in an interactive chat.

Mini skeins in blue, gold, red and purple arranged in a row resting on top of loose hanks of yarn of the same colors.

A a little bit of winter to your stash: Megan of Megs & Co has put together a new 10-color mini skein collection inspired by the January winter landscape. Each mini is 90 yards, for a total 900 yards of color to brighten your days.

A dark, deep purple skein with a black and white mini. A gothic themed love project bag and a gothic themed charm set with a gothic girl and black Dahlia charms.

Be Andrea’s (and Wednesday’s) Valentine: These new Valentine’s Day boxes from WoolenWomenFibers are inspired by the Netflix show Wednesday. Boxes include a sock set or single skein on your choice of base and an 8 oz candle, plus the option to add on a project bag or charm set.

Fingerless mitts in gray with yellow, orange, pink and purple stripes.

Paola Albergamo’s latest, the Scintillio Mitts, is a fun project created using easy slipped stitches and fingering-weight yarn. The pattern is 25% off through today at 6 p.m. Eastern.

A painting of a woman knitting paired with a gray, blue and tan skein of yarn.

Lisa he Knitting Artist is now taking preorders for the January colorway of her Vincent van Gogh yarn club, inspired by one of his early paintings, Scheveningen Woman Knitting. The color is available on multiple bases and includes a fact card.

Pink and gold yarn.

Erin of Stitch Stuff Yarn has several one-of-a-kind mini sets up in her shop. This is how she uses up leftover dye and once they’re sold they won’t be recreated.

Four colorful flower and rainbow charms with silver lobster clasps.

Dawn of Twice Sheared Sheep has a number of fun, chunky clip-style markers up in her shop. You can use them to mark your place in a row or round, tracking your progress or even as a zipper pull. 

Eden Cottage Yarns is having a January sale.


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