On the road again...
From Andrea Rangel... Sunlight on the Forest FloorAndrea Rangel has done it again. If you've logged in to Ravelry lately, you've probably seen that her new shawl, Sunlight On The Forest Floor, has been trending heavily. And we can see why! Look at the way she used the slow color changes of our Dyed In The Wool yarn to its most incredible potential!
Knit up in July, July!, this shawl takes only three skeins... (with leftovers, we are told)!
You might remember Andrea from the last newsletter... recall Pussywillow, those amazing fingerless mitts featured in Knitty? Yup, that was her... For more Andrea Rangel on Ravelry, click here.
Fingerless Mitts: Two NEW Patterns!
This lovely pattern release, from Lydia Gluck, featuring our Dyed In The Wool yarn is in Pom Pom Quarterly (Winter 2013)! If you haven't heard about this gorgeous little knitting mag,
that's probably because it's so very British. Take heart, we are seeing copies more often in yarn stores stateside, and you can order a print+digital issue online. View details about Tuuli on Ravelry and order some DITW in Pick Your Poison today.
If you're like us, you can't own enough fingerless mitts! Our superwash millspun yarn seems to be a favorite among designers for these practical armwarmers. Check out Andrea Rangel's newest design using Spincycle! It's a free pattern in the online magazine Knitty, and it uses two skeins of Dyed In The Wool in Pussywillow, which is also the name of the pattern!
Get Spincycle Classic Handspun + Dyed In The Wool... Locally!We are proud to announce that the following stores now carry a lovely selection of our yarns.
Washington, the state!
Churchmouse Yarns and Teas on Bainbridge Island, WA
Mad Cow Yarn in Bothell, WA
Beach Basket Yarns in Birch Bay, WA
Apple Yarns in Bellingham, WA
Tolt Yarn and Wool in Carnation, WA
Serial Knitters in Kirkland, WA
Elite Needlework in Wenatchee, WA
The Weaving Works in Seattle, WA
So Much Yarn in Seattle, WA
Seattle Yarn in Seattle, WA
Bad Woman Yarn in Seattle, WA
Mrs. Hudson's Yarns and Teas in Bellingham, WA
Warehouse Woolery in Chelan, WA
Sew Easy Too in Spokane, WA
The Knittery in Renton, WA
Our neighbor to the north!
Wool Is Not Enough in Vancouver, BC (we LOVE Gastown!)
Oregon and Cali!
Uncommon Threads in Los Altos, CA
Knitterly in Petaluma, CA
Yarn in Eureka, CA
A Verb For Keeping Warm in Oakland, CA
Yarn Del Sol in Mission Viejo, CA
Dharma Trading Post in San Rafael, CA
Princess Animal in San Francisco, CA
For Yarn's Sake in Portland, OR
Knit Purl in Portland, OR
The Naked Sheep in Portland, OR
Pearl Fiber Arts in Portland, OR
Yarntastic! Fiber Arts in Portland, OR
Little Lamb And Ewe in Gresham, OR
Yarn For All Seasons in Newport, OR
Stash in Corvallis, OR
Websters in Ashland, OR
All About Yarn in Tigard, OR
T-Spot Yarn, Teas and Chocolates in Manzanita, OR
The Stitchin Post in Sister, OR
Stitches of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, obviously!
The Knot House in Frederick, MD
My Sister Knits in Fort Collins, CO
Knit-N-Crochet in Coeur D'Alene, ID
Brooklyn General in Brooklyn, NY, where else?
The Tinsmith's Wife in Comfort, TX
Threads and Ewe in The Woodlands, TX
And last, but most assuredly not least,
Northwest Handspun Yarns, right here in Bellingham, WA and not a block from the Spincycle Yarns studio. Meg carries the largest selection of our yarns outside of our own little shop and - better yet! - she actually keeps proper shop hours. (Unlike a couple of un-schedule-able spinsters we know. Ahem.)
These are some of the sweetest spots imaginable to pick up your knitting and crafting supplies. Tell them the Spinsters sent you.
Grey GardensOur top secret pattern is released, and it's in Knitty! Grey Gardens is a one-skein entrelac turban, with a twist! A literal twist!
Check it out here.
Renegade by Westknits
Stephen West has done it again. He's arguably Ravelry's most loved designer, and his new pattern, Renegade Slouch, published in Amirisu (Spring 2013) uses two of our yarns! Find Chicken Payback [100% bluefaced leicester, worsted weight] and Siren Song [80% bfl and 20% kid mohair] in our Etsy shop!
Our knitwear pattern is in Knitty! Wanderlust is a pair of fingerless gloves with deep, sidewinding cables. This is the kind of warmth we need up here in the PNW while we try to ride our bikes in the rain or have to roll out of bed at dawn to let the chickens out. (Just some examples pertinent to a couple of spinsters!)
Anyway, visit the Etsy shop to get the yarn, Gluttony, or any other worsted weight singles... Or get some roving and spin it up yourself!
Knit.Wear and Spincycle Yarns!We are just as pleased as punch to have our yarn featured in a pattern from Knit.Wear. Our favorite designer, Myrrhia Resneck, designed this Octagon Dot Pullover using our worsted weight singles, Chicken Payback. Head over to the Spincycle store to get some for yourself!
Check out this amazing pattern from Ann Weaver. It uses two skeins of our worsted 2-ply, shown in Castaways & Cutouts.
You Zig. I Zag.
Because we love our customers so much, we are offering our latest pattern for free! It's available on Ravelry (click here for the link) and features Grumpy Birds and Greed, two of our favorite colorways. One skein of each and you'll be knitting your way to fabulous.
We're Getting Fresh.If you're here, you've noticed that we've gotten a fresh look. (A million thanks to KeyLime Design!) Kate and i are still the same little spinsters, but our website is revamped, our online store has moved to Etsy, and... now you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
So much awesome!
PoliciesWe are happy to offer a $6 flat shipping rate for all domestic orders! Once you purchase your yarn via the website, we ship on the next business day by USPS Priority Mail. Because of our limited dyelots and colorways, all sales are final.
We gladly take check, cash or credit card at our studio and at out-of-town craft fairs. If you have questions before making a purchase, give us a call. We'll help you find your perfect yarn!
Non-U.S. customers: International shipping rates vary from $13-24. We ship your yarn out on the next business day using USPS International Economy Mail.
If you have any questions, please e-mail us or call 360-752-0783.