September 2018 Shop Update

We will be adding six brand new self-striping colorways to our Etsy shop on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 6:00 pm, mountain time —

Cool Beans

“Cool Beans” has been dyed on our Big Sky Base, and the stripes are approximately 6 rows each of dark blue, sky blue, tan, bright fuchsia, and purple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game Day

Dyed on our Beartooth Base, “Game Day” kicks off this year’s football season.  The stripes are approximately 6 rows each of dark maroon (University of Montana Griz), navy blue (Montana State University Bobcats), astroturf green, hefeweizen, and tailgating pavement.

 

 

Glamping

“Glamping” (where stunning nature meets modern luxury) has been dyed on our Big Sky Base.  The stripes consist of 6 rows each of dark gray, tan, hot pink, gold, and raspberry.

 

 

Ain’t Misbehavin’

“Ain’t Misbehavin'” has been dyed on our Big Sky Base, and the stripes are 6 rows of pitch black, 6 rows of party pink, 6 rows of blazing orange, and 12 rows of twilight storm (gray with purple and lilac undertones).

 

 

 

 

 

Mood Ring

A throwback to the first mood rings of the 1970’s, this colorway has been dyed on our Big Sky Base.  The stripes are approximately 6 rows each of blue, black, cherry red, purple, and gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Plaid Shirt

“Brown Plaid Shirt” is perfect for that laid-back plaid shirt guy in your life.  This colorway has been dyed on our Beartooth Base, and the stripes consist of 14 rows of brown, followed by 5 rows of tan, 3 rows of blue, 3 rows of black, and 5 rows of tan.

 

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“Rainbow in the Clouds” Bounce Blanket Kit!

 

We have specially dyed a beautiful set of yarn in a rainbow gradient of colors to create this gorgeous baby blanket!  The “Bounce Blanket,” designed by Tin Can Knits, features a delightful combination of stripes and lace that is sure to become a modern heirloom.

The kit includes a printed “Bounce Blanket” pattern (with Ravelry PDF download code), 21 solid color mini skeins (40 yds/17 gr each) in our Magic City DK Base, and 2 full skeins (200 yds/90 gr each) of the “Twilight Storm” colorway (gray with lilac and purple undertones) in our Magic City DK Base.

The pattern includes two size options, and this kit includes sufficient yarn to make the larger crib/throw blanket size (approximately 32″ wide x 43″ long) (shown above).

Hurry on over to our Etsy shop to purchase this unique kit!

Striped Gradient Matching Sock Sets!

We have spent several months developing a brand new unique dyeing technique that allows us to create perfectly matching striped gradient sock sets!  We are now offering these four exciting colorways:

Our striped gradient sock sets come in two perfectly matched half-skeins.  Both half-skeins are dyed simultaneously so that you can knit an identical pair of socks.  The striping sequence is about 3 rounds (depending on gauge) of black and about 8 rounds of a gradient that slowly changes to reveal 7 different colors from toe to cuff.  The sock sets are offered in 300-yard and 400-yard lengths, and the prices vary depending on length and yarn base.

You can choose among the following 4 yarn bases for our striped gradient sock sets:

  1.  Big Sky Base
  2.  Yellowstone Base
  3.  Swan Lake Silk Base
  4.  Bighorn BFL Base

Here are more photos of the four initial colorways:

Dragonfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burning Embers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Razzleberry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemonade Stand

Cute Cable Baby Socks Pattern

We are excited to publish a new knitting pattern, called “Cute Cable Baby Socks”.  This is a cuff-down baby sock pattern that incorporates a simple cable and is written with beginning sock knitters in mind.  The pattern uses the same materials and construction as most adult sock patterns (with heel flap and gusset) but on a much smaller, less time-consuming scale.  Here is it, shown in our newest colorway called “Wee Ones.”  You may purchase the “Wee Ones” mini skein (100 yards in 23 grams) and the pattern at our Etsy shop.

January 2018 Shop Update

We will be adding a couple of brand new self-striping colorways and a few returning favorites to our shop update on January 26, 2018, at 6:00 pm, mountain time —

My Bloody Valentine

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are bringing back My Bloody Valentine, inspired by the 1981 horror movie.  Dyed on our Big Sky Base, the stripes are approximately 5 rows each of coal mining gray, bloody red, mine shaft black, don’t break my heart light pink, candy box dark pink, and Valentine’s party purple.  “Roses are red, violets are blue, one is dead, and so are you.”

 

 

2018 Winter Olympics

In February, the world will watch as amazing athletes compete in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.  We have dyed an inversible set of two half-skeins (215 yards each; 430 yards total) that depict the Olympic rings and the diversity of nations and talents at the games.  Dyed on our Big Sky Base, one half-skein will consist of 2 rows of each color of the Olympic rings (blue, red, green, black and yellow) surrounded by 4 rows of speckles, and the other half-skein will be the inverse (4 rows of each color of the Olympic rings surrounded by 2 rows of speckles).  Go Team USA!

Gothic Rainbow

After a long absence, we have brought back one of our most popular colorways — Gothic Rainbow.  We have dyed this muted rainbow colorway on our Big Sky Base, and the striping is approximately 3 rows each of gloomy purple, mysterious orange/red, decaying flesh, medieval moss, mysterious green, cloudy sky, 12th century black, and gothic gray.  The muted lush colors of this yarn are simply gorgeous, if we must say so ourselves!

 

 

Vintage Tweed

Our last new colorway for this update was dyed on our Boulder Tweed Base, and it contains seven classic, vintage colors of the 1940’s.  The striping sequence consists of 4 rows each of dusty rose, olive green, light green, brown, purple, turquoise, and gold.

 

Christmas Colorways

We will be having a shop update on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 4pm, mountain time, featuring the following new colorways:

Nutcracker Ballet

Dyed on our Big Sky Base, this colorway boasts 15 different stripes in the classic colors of the Nutcracker Ballet.  The striping sequence is 30 rows in a 3-2-1 sequence of various colors, as follows:  3 rows of black, 2 rows of white, 1 row of light blue, 3 rows of royal blue, 2 rows of purple, 1 row of yellow, 3 rows of red, 2 rows of ballerina pink, 1 row of white, 3 rows of gold, 2 rows of magenta, 1 row of coral, 3 rows of Christmas tree green, 2 rows of light green, and 1 row of bright pink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Christmas

This self-striping colorway has been dyed on our Big Sky Base, and the striping consists of 8 rows of tonal red, 8 rows of tonal green, and 8 rows of tonal brown/tan, each surrounded by 2 rows of gold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Bells

We have dyed “Silver Bells” on our Stillwater Sparkle Base.  The stripes consists of 6 rows each of sapphire blue, light blue, white, pale turquoise, and silver gray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noel

We are excited to announce a new yarn base to our lineup — the Boulder Tweed — a fingering weight tweed yarn.  “Noel” consists of 16 rows of red, followed by 16 rows of gray.

Fall Line-up

Here is a peak at the new colorways in our Fall 2017 Line-up (available at our shop update on Sept. 29):

Witchiepoo

Remember Witchiepoo from the old Saturday morning TV show “H.R. Puffnstuf”?  She had the best striped socks, so of course, we had to duplicate them in a self-striping yarn.  This colorway has been dyed on our Big Sky Base, and it features 17 rows of dark red, 4 rows of black, 5 rows of light gray, and 4 rows of black.

 

 

 

Casual Fridays

It’s time to kick back and stroll into work casual style.  This self-striper is available on both our Big Sky Base (fingering weight) and our Beartooth Base (sport weight).  The striping sequence consists of six rows each of black, dark red, navy blue, light blue and tan.

 

 

 

 

 

I Feel Fine

“I Feel Fine” is another addition to our Beatles collection.  Based on the classic 1964 song by John Lennon (but credited to Lennon-McCartney), this colorway was dyed on our Beartooth Base (sport weight).  The striping sequence is 5 rows each of dark blue, lime green, slate gray, brown, light blue, and tan.

 

 

 

 

Sisters

An interesting color combination resulted from each of us sisters selecting three of our favorite colors and combining them into one colorway.  “Sisters” has been dyed on our Big Sky Base, and it consists of 5 rows each of dark magenta, periwinkle, pink, dark teal, purple, and navy blue.

 

 

 

 

Ribbon Candy

Inspired by the eye-catching colors of the classic candy, the self-striper “Ribbon Candy” is available on our Big Sky Base.  The striping consists of 5 rows of grape striped candy, wrapped up in 5 rows of brown paper bag, followed by 5 rows of orange striped candy, wrapped up in 5 rows of brown paper bag, followed by 5 rows of sour green apple candy, wrapped up in 5 rows of brown paper bag.

 

 

 

Trick or Treat

Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time to knit up some sparkling socks in classic Halloween colors.  “Trick or Treat” is available on our Stillwater Sparkle base, and the striping sequence is 4 rows each of bright yellow, bright orange, and white (candy corn, anyone?), followed by 4 rows of light gray, 4 rows of dark purple, and 10 rows of black cat.