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In addition to announcing this month’s shop update, James and I wanted to let y’all know that we are hosting a 25% off summer sale! The update and sale go live on Friday, June 30th, at 3:00PM EDT.

Simply enter ITWSUMMERSALE upon checkout.

The sale runs through Friday July 7th.

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

Shop Update: Saturday, May 27th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Can you believe it is THAT time of year?!

The forecast is spectacular and Into the Whirled is thrilled to return to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY – THIS weekend! Find us in Building C – Booth 38/39.

ITW 2016 New York Sheep & Wool Teaser

Date: Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th
Time: 9:00 – 5:00 / 10:00 – 5:00
Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Address: 6550 Spring Brook Avenue – Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Website: NYS State Sheep & Wool Festival
Booth location: Building C – Booth C38 & C39

In case you missed the announcement, we wanted to remind everyone that there is a shop update this weekend – and – the previews are live. We also wanted to remind folks about the ‘Shop & Share’ 20% sale we are running through the end of the month – all the details (and the coupon code) can be found in this blog post.

One last thing, we have a batch of fiber on the drying racks that we intend to list as it dries, so please be sure to check back for new listings!

Shop Update: Saturday, June 18th
Time: 10:00AM EDT


There is a MASSIVE shop update this Friday and the previews are live!

Shop Update: Friday, May 27th
Time: 12:00 PM EDT


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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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

We are delighted to announce our newest product line…

Kettle Dyed Yarn!

Dyed in small batches, each skein of  our new ‘Kettle Dyed’ yarn is a unique creation that, unlike our current line of ‘Palindrome Paints’ and soon to be released ‘Handpaints’ yarn, is specifically designed to minimize pooling, stacking and flashing.

While the “BIG Reveal” is scheduled for the fall festival season, we will be featuring the colorways sampled below in a shop update scheduled for Saturday, August 29th at 10:00AM EST.

We are insanely excited about the newest addition to our line-up and we hope you love them as much as we do! So without further delay…

‘Second Spring’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'Second Spring' - KettleDyed

‘Second Spring’ – KettleDyed

'Second Spring' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘Second Spring’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'Second Spring' - KettleDyed

‘Second Spring’ – KettleDyed

‘Walla Walla’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'Walla Walla' - KettleDyed

‘Walla Walla’ – KettleDyed

'Walla Walla' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘Walla Walla’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'Walla Walla' - KettleDyed

‘Walla Walla’ – KettleDyed

‘The Cat’s Pyjamas’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'The Cat's Pyjamas' - KettleDyed

‘The Cat’s Pyjamas’ – KettleDyed

'The Cat's Pyjamas' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘The Cat’s Pyjamas’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'The Cat's Pyjamas' - KettleDyed

‘The Cat’s Pyjamas’ – KettleDyed

‘Horse with no Name’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'Horse With No Name' - KettleDyed

‘Horse With No Name’ – KettleDyed

'Horse with No Name' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘Horse with No Name’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'Horse with No Name' - KettleDyed

‘Horse with No Name’ – KettleDyed

‘Radioactive’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'Radioactive' - KettleDyed

‘Radioactive’ – KettleDyed

'Radioactive' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘Radioactive’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'Radioactive' - KettleDyed

‘Radioactive’ – KettleDyed

‘Quoth’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'Quoth' - KettleDyed

‘Quoth’ – KettleDyed

'Quoth' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘Quoth’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'Quoth' - KettleDyed

‘Quoth’ – KettleDyed

‘Hijinks’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'Hijinks' - KettleDyed

‘Hijinks’ – KettleDyed

'Hijinks' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘Hijinks’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'Hijinks' - KettleDyed

‘Hijinks’ – KettleDyed

‘221b’ Kettle Dyed Yarn: 

'221b' - KettleDyed

‘221b’ – KettleDyed

'221b' - KettleDyed CloseUp

‘221b’ – KettleDyed CloseUp

'221b' - KettleDyed

‘221b’ – KettleDyed