There is a shop update NEXT weekend and the previews are live!!

Shop Update: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 10:00 AM EST



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Typically this is when we let y’all know that we are hosting a shop update, share the date and time, and taunt you with a teaser picture. That being said, allow me to share that this week’s announcement is not typical. Yes, there is a shop update, yes there is date and time, and yes there is even a teaser picture but we are not stopping there; this month’s announcement also includes a 20% discount code!

With a spectacular year of opportunities and growth coming to an end we decided to take our yearly ‘Thank You, we love our customers sale to a whole new level. In a nutshell, this will be the largest and the longest running shop update we have ever hosted. Pretty spectacular right? I would image that you’re asking yourself why all the fanfare?!

Full disclosure? The reason is two fold…

The first: 

YOU. James and I sincerely appreciate all of your support, encouragement and endless amounts of enthusiasm for what we do and wanted to express our appreciation in the best way possible – LOTS and LOTS of discounted yarn and fiber!

The second: 

Because of YOU (see how this all loops back to YOU) ITW outgrew it’s tiny in-house “studio” months ago and it has been steadily overtaking our home, in fact, as a stopgap, we constructed the ITW “Summer Studio” in the driveway  in an effort to control the chaos.

The "Summer Studio" AKA the "Sweat Box" soon to be the "Ice Box"

The “Summer Studio” AKA the “Sweat Box” soon to be the “Ice Box”

Earlier this summer, knowing full well that we had run out of options, James and I came to the conclusion that it was time for ITW leave the nest and we started searching for a new space. After months and months of walk throughs, a couple failed inspections, and endless negotiations we just signed the contract on our new studio!

Underwriters permitting, we should have a closing date soon, and along with it, the task of writing a lot of checks. Rest assured, we are not banking on this sale to cover closing costs or purchase the studio, but every order will help to furnish and finish it that much sooner…

So there you have it, a sale where everyone is a winner!

So here is the deal…

  • The sale starts November 7th and runs until December 31, 2015.
  • Monthly club subscription services are not on sale.
  • ITW Club extras, when available, qualify for this sale.
  • Everything listed in the shop is on sale and ready to ship.
  • Due to the anticipated response, we will not be able to combine orders and/or hold them for future combined orders.
  • Please remember to use the discount code at checkout. Discount codes cannot be applied after an order has been placed.
  • We will continue to add new inventory to the shop during the course of the sale, be sure to check back regularly.

I am guessing that you probably want that coupon code right about now? The “2015 Thank You, we love our customers” discount code is: delilah. Please feel free to use it as many times as you would like and please share it with all of your friends!!

Oh, I almost forgot something, I owe you dates, times and a teaser…

Shop Update: Saturday, November 7th
Time: 10:00 AM EST

NOV2015 Update


Can you believe it is time for another round of the Drumcarded Batt Club?! It is, and listings are LIVE! We are offering both a Single Dose and a Double Dose subscription options thought the Into the Whirled online shop.  In a nutshell, the new club is almost exactly the same as our current Club offerings except for two crucial differences.

The first:
Unlike our monthly Club subscriptions, the Drumcarded Batt Club runs in three month cycles and is packaged as a single item to be pre-purchased at the time the listings are activated.

The second:
Unlike our current Club offerings, the fiber featured will be the same throughout the three month cycle. For our third run of the Batt Club we will be featuring Falkland Wool for all three months.

Please note that there will be an extremely limited number of memberships offered and it is possible for them to sell out. Please do not wait until the last minute to place your order.

Last weekend was overwhelmingly awesome…

And we have YOU to thank for that.

Thank you to each and every person who not only braved the crowds of Building C, but outlasted the cellular and WiFi outage that seemed to wreak havoc across the fairgrounds on Saturday morning.

James and I both know you have a lot of choices when it comes to where to shop for yarn and fiber and it means the world to us that you choose to support our crazy little company. Thank you so much for all of your support, enthusiasm and encouragement. Discussions on how we can make the 2016 NYSW Festival even better have already begun!

For those of you who were not able to join us on the fairgrounds last weekend, rest assured we have something planned for y’all. There is a shop update scheduled for Saturday, November 7th at 10:00AM EST.

In case you missed our Instagram or Facebook stream, we put together a collection of images; both leading up to, and including the final booth construction at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY…


The view from the carding station. A very special view indeed – more to come on that…


‘Eating Grapes off the Wallpaper’


Totes and totes of drumcarded batts


Successful round of trailer-tetris


Samples of our new ‘Handpainted’ line of yarn


Samples of our new ‘Kettle Dyed’ yarn


Samples of our new Kettle Dyed ‘Semi-Solid’ yarn


Looking in on the yarn side of the ITW booth


Looking in on the fiber side of the ITW booth




Up close and personal with the ‘Kettle Dyed’ yarn and samples


A few skeins of ‘Handpainted’ yarn


‘Kettle Dyed’ yarn before the morning rush


Another rack of ‘Kettle Dyed’ yarn before the morning rush


Sweater quantities in ALL the colorways!


A glimpse of the fiber selection available at the 2015 festival


One more view of the spinning fiber selection

With the New York Sheep & Wool Festival just weeks away we wanted to share some details on the yarns we will be featuring at this year’s festival. With three styles of dye application (in addition to our collection of semi-solids) being offered, we thought it best to share lots of pictures to demonstrate how each technique presents in the skein and ultimately knits up! Featured below is ‘The Cat’s Pyjamas’ colorway.

The first dye application showcased is what most of our customers are familiar with. In the past we have simply referred to it as hand dyed yarn but with the introduction of new dye applications we will be referring to this technique as ‘Palindrome Paints’ in all future communications. The dye is applied across the skein and results in a palindrome pattern, thus the name. Sock knitters often, but not always, encounter a spiral pooling pattern when casting on 64 stitches on a US size 1 needle. The sample show below was knit from Laura’s (of The Knit Girllls fame) Afterthought Heel Sock pattern, a free pattern that can be found on Ravelry along with a spectacular tutorial on knitting an afterthought heel.

The next application is a new introduction to the ITW line-up and is simply being named ‘Handpainted’ and it is exactly what it sounds like. Our ‘Handpainted’ line is a direct result of you, our fabulous customer, requesting a yarn with extended runs of color. The dye is applied across the skein in even intervals that results in longer stretches of intense color saturation. The sample sock shown below illustrates that when knit to the same specifications of our ‘Palindrome Paints’ sample, it behaves in a very similar fashion, with one distinct difference; the colors appear to stack rather than pool in a spiral pattern.

Last but certainly not least is the introduction of our new ‘Kettle Dyed’ yarn. Breaking free from the restrictions of handpaints, when knit up, this new technique results in a fabric with little to no pooling. This new-to-ITW technique captures the full spectrum of possible color blends in each and every colorway. We are super excited about the limitless possibilities of this technique brings to the ITW lineup!

Words aside, we promised pictures! All of the images below showcase the aforementioned techniques in the same line up: Palindrome Paints, Handpainted, and Kettle Dyed. Aside from the first mosaic, all the images can be opened and expanded for better viewing. Enjoy!

Palindrome Paints - Handpainted - Kettle Dyed

Palindrome Paints – Handpainted – Kettle Dyed

Palindrome Paints - Handpainted - Kettle Dyed

Palindrome Paints – Handpainted – Kettle Dyed

Palindrome Paints - Handpainted - Kettle Dyed

Palindrome Paints – Handpainted – Kettle Dyed

Palindrome Paints - Handpainted - Kettle Dyed

Palindrome Paints – Handpainted – Kettle Dyed

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