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What to stash this week: Yellowstone yarn

A painting of a canyon and waterfall and yarn in similar grays and golds.

Kayla of Knotty Pine Fiber Co. of Wyoming, one of the three states that Yellowstone is based in, was inspired by a painting of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for her installment of the Indie Untangled Knitting Our National Parks series. The painting by Thomas Moran, on display at the U.S Department of the Interior Museum in Washington, DC, played an instrumental part in the founding of Yellowstone as the first U.S. national park in 1872.

This colorway will be dyed on Kayla’s Bighorn Sock base, an 80/20 blend of Superwash Merino and nylon that comes on 400-yard skeins. It’s available to preorder on Indie Untangled through December 31 and will ship in late February. As always, 10% of sales will be split between the National Park Foundation and the Native American Rights Fund.

A colorwork cowl with pink, purple, red and blue.

Designer Lindsey Fowler released her Subalpine cowl that she designed for the Indie Untangled Mount Rainier retreat back in August (stay tuned for news on next year’s retreat!). It uses her innovated marled colorwork technique in which you strand two colors of fingering-weight yarn together.

I still have some of Jensen’s Mount Rainier-inspired colorways that Lindsey used for the cowl. You can use two sets of minis to knit the cowl, or purchase one full skein of each colorway to knit the cowl and a cup cozy, which is a nice intro to Lindsey’s technique. It’s also a great stash buster or you can use skeins from a countdown box.

The text Olive & Two Ewe Studios Dye Live Plus Club Jeopardy above an illustration of a ball of yarn, a pair of scissors, and a vintage microphone.

Carolyn of Olive & Two Ewe Studios is hosting a live dye session accompanied by a fun game show in the Dye Live Plus: Game Show Edition club. Choose your base, number of skeins and then number of sessions, which starts with Jeopardy.

The text SpaceCadet and Ross Farm Corriedale Collaboration over a light-skinned woman arranging four slate blue skeins of yarn on a rustic wooden background.

A while ago, Stephanie of SpaceCadet sourced a batch of worsted-weight Corriedale yarn from fellow Pennsylvanian Amy of Ross Farm. (If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Amy is providing the yarn for the first installment of the Heritage Wool Collective!) Stephanie has dyed them in seven lovely, understated hues in a limited-edition collection.

The fourth installment of the 2024 Indie Untangled Where We Knit Yarn Club will bring together Tanis Fiber Arts and Andrea Rangel.

Tanis and Andrea, based on the opposite sides of Canada, are inspired to explore the border between the tree line and sky, playing with the velvety, delicate lines of branches and the softness of the moon.

For the club, each team will collaborate on an exclusive colorway and an accompanying accessory design inspired by their favorite spots to whip out their WIPs. Sign up by December 31 to join us! It also makes a great gift to enjoy throughout the year.

A basket full of colourful mini skeins of yarn.

Debbie of Sweet Paprika Designs is launching her Colour Wheel Adventures yarn club, a year-long guided exploration of the color wheel and color theory in a fun and playful way. Each month, subscribers will receive receive four 25g mini skeins and to play with in two new blanket square patterns. There will be online discussion group and regular Zoom meetups to share the adventure.

A pair of hand dyed socks in pink and blue.

Diana of American Made Alpaca is launching new hand-dyed socks. The alpaca socks are dyed on the farm by the same people who care for the animals.

4 skeins of fluffy colorful yarn in a row.

Aiden of Undercover Otter has just had an update of their Eventide Fingering (Merino, silk and yarn) and the new Eventide Crites Lace, a blend of baby alpaca, silk, 18-micron Merino and yak.

Black and white photo of yarn with text “Mystery Packs” overlaid on top.

Liz of Knitting Lizard Fibers has two- and four-packs of mystery yarn, which is a great way to try out hand-dyed yarn or new bases at a discount.

A blue and gold painting with blue and gold yarn and the text December Wheatfield with Crows.

Lisa The Knitting Artist is offering the final colorway in her Vincent Van Gogh yarn club, fittingly inspired by his last painting, Wheatfield with Crows. Preorders wrap up today.


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