7.8.14 Shop Update and a NEW base is available for preorder!

Hi all! I am working on getting today’s update up in preview mode, but I wanted to go ahead and share the mosaics now so you can plan your shopping. 😉

Going up today you will find:

7.8.14 Yarns

7.8.14 Yarns

Top row: Fidelity Touring DK (1), Laura Loves Unwind Luxe Sock (1)
Middle row: Magnolia Blossom Journey Sock (1), OH DEER Twinkle Sock (1)
Bottom row: Abalone Twinkle Sock (1), Wedding Orchids Journey Sock (1)

7.8.14 Fibers

7.8.14 Fibers

Top row: Bougainvillea Polwarth, Amazon Polwarth
Middle row: Evergreen Gray Merino, Aurora Borealis Corriedale
Bottom row: Amazon Polwarth, Bougainvillea Polwarth

Sometimes I see a base that’s available from my mill and I think “WOW” but I’m not sure if it’s right for my line. This base has intrigued me for a long time, but because of the price point I didn’t want to commit to adding it permanently until I saw what my customers thought about it.

"Gracie Pearl" on Glisten DK

“Gracie Pearl” on Glisten DK

Here are the details about it:
Name: Glisten DK (tentatively named… it might get renamed if I add it to my line on a permanent basis)
Weight/Yardage: DK weight 4ply, 231yds/100g
Composed of: 75% superwash merino/20% silk/5% nylon
Gauge: 5.25-6sts = 1″ on US 5-7 needles
Care instructions: machine or hand wash gentle, dry flat away from sun (I REALLY recommend hand washing all handdyed yarns though!!)
Price: $30 per skein

I only ordered a few skeins of it, and have 18 of them going up today as dye-to-order. I haven’t done this method of ordering a whole lot, so here’s what it means for you:
1. You put the number of skeins in your cart that you’d like to order.
2. Put in the “notes to seller” area what colorway(s) you’d like to order, and the quantity of each so I know exactly what to dye for you (ie. if you order 4 skeins, be sure to put “colorway A” (2) and “colorway B” (2) so I know how many to dye of each).
3. This is a custom order, so it’s subject to my regular custom order policies: nonrefundable once dyed, subject to my dye schedule which is about a 2 week wait right now, etc.- see my Custom Orders page on my shop for more info).
4. Once these skeins are gone, whether or not I reorder them depends on demand, so if you want some and they are sold out OR if there aren’t enough for your project, please send me an email at unwindyarncompany (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know.

I hope you’ll give this base a try! It’s such a lovely yarn, and has an even softer hand than my Touring DK (and I didn’t think that was possible!). If you’ve knit with the Touring DK base, this one will knit up exactly the same, but has the added luster of silk plus the stellina sparkle. It’s definitely special!


Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll give Glisten DK a try! 🙂 See you next week!





P.S. Don’t forget about the Tour de Fleece coupon that’s available for your use until 7/27 at midnight ET! TOURDEFLEECE14 entered in the coupon code box at checkout will save you 10% off your fiber order! (coupon good on fiber only)

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