Hip Strings

Name: Jill & Nicolas Duarte
Business name: HipStrings
Website(s): hipstrings.myshopify.com/

When it comes to color, I’m really into pops of unexpected color – typically bright greens like citrus, chartreuse, dill mixed with reds or purple, or even blues if I’m trying to be a bit tamer.

My Favorite Things Collection – inspired by the song, a mix of practical wools and luxury fibers for winter.

Buoy is a blend of BFL, Shetland and Manx Loaghtan that is easy to spin, practical to use and comes in a wide range of colors.

Our giant skeins of Super Bulky Superwash Merino yarn is perfect for gifts and works up quickly into squishy goodness.

We’ll also have our full complement of laser etched tools for knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners.

Michelle’s Assortment

Name: Michelle
Business name: Michelle’s Assortment
Website(s): Etsy Shop and Knitting Designs

What is your current favorite color or color combination? My current favorite color is green.

New Shawl Pin style. These pins simply twirl into place with no need for a stick.

A selection of charmed pins for fans of Harry Potter, Outlander, Game of Thrones, Tolkien, etc.

Pictured here are 3 of the many new patterns I have designed since IKS last year. These three patterns feature cable and lace stitch patterns inspired by the buildings at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton, UK.

Here is a glimpse at the variety of colorful beaded shawl pins that will be available from Michelle’s Assortment at IKS this year. These silver lined glass beads shimmer from within.

owl-shawl-pinsWhoooo wants to take one of these home? These owl shawl pins ad a whimsical finishing touch to shawls, cowls, scarves, wraps, sweaters, hats, etc.


Sweater Kit donated by SpaceCadet, worth up to $145.

Includes a 5-skein sport weight kit. Some are semi-solids, some are ombres or gradients, and some are Colour Explorers, which are one-of-a-kind kits where none of the skeins match, but they all coordinate and flow.  The winner gets to choose the kit!  Here’s a sample photo.



Name: Stephanie Alford
Business: SpaceCadet
Website: spacecadetyarn.com

What is your current favorite color or color combo?
My favourite colours at the moment are the gunmetals and greens that we just dyed on some of the sweater kits that we’re bringing to Indie Knit & Spin. They’re simultaneously cool and warm, they have elements of both the natural and the industrial. I’m kind of obsessed with them and I really really really just want to keep them all for myself! (But I won’t, I promise — they’re coming to Indie Knit & Spin with us). See the first picture below.

Sweater Kit




Knitterly Things

Name: Julia Lippincott
Business: Knitterly Things
Website: knitterlythings.com

What is your current favorite color or color combination?
Currently I am into all colors Autumnal! But I love a good rainbow, in non traditional rainbow shades. I also love a good monochromatic spectrum. Also anything Blues, and greens, or natural.

Assorted Vesper Sock Yarn Colorways all caked up.

Knit socks in the colorway ‘Disco Superfly’ in my Glitterful Sock Yarn Base.

Mitten samples, Chevron Love Mittens, and Super Simple Stripey Mittens of Epic Awesomeness.

More Vesper Sock Yarn Colorways, in Halloween, and Autumnal colorways.

Roving Acres Farm

Name: Beth Karr
Business: Roving Acres Farm
Website: rovingacres.com

What is your current favorite color or color combo?
The fawn worsted weight alpaca blend yarn is my favorite new colorway. (see below for pic!)

A sweet blend of natural fawn, salmon, and bronze green on some of the softest yarn ever.

This hand dyed mohair blend boucle yarn is hand spun mohair and merino blend fiber and dyed in a blend of fall colors.

This is our brand new Jacob lopi spun yarn. Gorgeous soft gray and loads of texture.

This is our white Confetti Yarn. It is a blend of alpaca, merino wool, and multi-colored silk noils in a worsted weight yarn. We also have this product in black and fawn.

We have some super cute crochet kits including this kit to make coasters resembling our Jacob ram, Twofer.


RAFFLE PRIZE: Rookwood Shawl Knit

Donated by Destination Yarn.



This prize includes 2 skeins of yarn by Destination Yarn and a pattern by Mindy Wilkes. This colorway “Cincinnati Ceramic” was inspired by the colors of Rookwood Pottery. Dusty pinks through greys, blues, and greens. The complimentary color “Ceramic Pink” is a pale peach/pink that pairs with the variegated yarn perfectly. Inspired by the textures and motifs of Rookwood Pottery the shawl is knit from the bottom up and includes short row shaping in garter stitch.

Destination Yarn

Name: Jeanne Stevenson
Business name: Destination Yarn
Website: destinationyarn.com

Current Favorite Color Combination – FALL! Everything fall. I have a couple of colorways in this range because quite frankly I’m obsessed. I know the leaves will fall soon and I”ll move on but right now I just want to work with golden shades of red, burgundy, orange, and hints of green.

Fall Run

Fall Road Trip

Pittsburgh at Night

Make sure to check out the awesome Raffle Prize Jeanne donated!!

Star Knits

Name: Allena Williams
Business name: StarKnits
Website: http://www.StarKnits.net

What is your current favorite color or color combination? What are you into right now?
I love color and mixing and matching patterns to create fun bags. Lately I’ve been drawn to aqua and salmon. But i’m always picking up blues and greens. I try to expand my color choices so that I can appeal to other people.

A collection of everything!

The most popular items: XL pockets, pocket bags with clear on the front, WIPs, Box Bags and Triangle bags

Other items I make, crochet hooks, stitch markers (both knitting and crochet) and FABdoris (fabric travelers notbooks)


Name: Karen Bachman
Business: iKNITiatives
Website: etsy.com/shop/iknitiatives and iknitiatives.com

What is your current favorite color or color combo?
My favorite color combos are lights and brights. For example, silver gray & lime, light beige & cobalt, lavender & tangerine.

Midnight blue punis, 1 ounce

Rainbow punis with a touch of creamy Tussah Silk, 1 ounce

Electric colored skeins of Merino/Cashmere/Nylon, 385 yds. per skein