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New Pattern Releases...

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It feels like we've been waiting so long for the release of Alana Dakos' Botanical 

Knits 2... But actually, it wasn't that long ago that we were standing over the dyepots, carefully adding color to the wool. Alana is a meticulous and thoughtful designer, and when she asked us for a custom colorway to design a scarf that would look like leaves changing color in the fall, we took the task very seriously. And now the book is out! We are shipping out a TON of this yarn right now... we haven't even had time to knit Life Cycle scarves for ourselves!

sun 2Andrea Rangel has been designing with Spincycle Yarns for years now, using our handspun yarns from worsted to super bulky, and she really knows how to make one of our newer yarns, Dyed In The Wool, SING! Her pattern, Sunlight On The Forest Floor, is a stunner in colorway "July, July!" (We've also seen it knit up in "Shades Of Earth" and that one is not too shabby either!) Sunlight calls for three skeins of DITW, but we are told that there's a good bit of yarn leftover!


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And another designer from the Pacific 
Northwest, Andi Satterlund, has just released
her adorable unisex fairisle hat, Charlie
Charlie calls for one skein of DITW, plus one 
skein of Cascade 220 Sport, or any other 
solid commercial yarn in a suitable weight.

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Audry Nicklin is a designer of lovely knitwear... and a little bit of a genius. You may know her from her Celestarium, a circular shawl that is an accurate star map of the Northern Hemisphere. Yeah. Now she has designed a simple shawl,Beyond The Pines, using one skein of Dyed In The Wool and a contrasting solid commercial yarn. (You can also view Kate's Celestarium, knit with Dyed In The Wool, colorway "Tangled Up In Blue" by visiting our Ravelry projects page.)

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,
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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
A Grand Yarn in Spokane, 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
Bazaar Girls in Port Townsend, WA
PinchKnitter Yarns in Stanwood, WA
The Knittery in Renton, WA

Our neighbor to the north!
Button & Needlework Boutique in Victoria, BC 
Mad About Ewe in Nanaimo, BC 
Wool Is Not Enough in Vancouver, BC (we LOVE Gastown!)
Urban Yarns in Vancouver, BC
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
The Knitting Bee in Portland, OR
Close Knit 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

Everywhere else!
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 Gardens

Our 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!


We 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.