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Move Knitcircus Yarns out of the house into a studio to make gradient yarn faster and create a space for knitting classes & community!
Move Knitcircus Yarns out of the house into a studio to make gradient yarn faster and create a space for knitting classes & community!
Move Knitcircus Yarns out of the house into a studio to make gradient yarn faster and create a space for knitting classes & community!
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Knitcircus Yarns is bursting at the seams! When I began dyeing yarn in my basement three years ago, I knew I loved gradient self-striping yarns, but didn't know how much everyone else loved them, too!

 Thanks to the support of our wonderful customers, Knitcircus Yarns  has grown into a bona fide business putting food on the tables of six employees. 

fashion week gradient
fashion week gradient

When I began dyeing, options for self-striping yarns were extremely limited, and I passionately pursued techniques for a continuous gradient (no knots) in new color palettes. After a number of trials and errors, I figured out how to make Knitcircus gradients a soft, Merino-wool-based reality (in 84 gradient colors and counting....). Every day, I can't wait to dye yarn and see the color saturate the fibers, tweaking each gradient recipe until the colors balance just right. 

Soon, the lovely and competent Amy J joined me to help skein and cake the yarns. Response from our fabulous customers continued and we've been able to add colorways, clubs and new dyeing techniques.

Matching Socks Sets
Matching Socks Sets

 We created Matching Socks Sets, breaking a 100g ball into two separate cakes, with gradients dyed to match every stitch exactly between the two socks. The company grew to four people and we expanded our custom order cababilities.

Over the Rainbow Gradient Stripes
Over the Rainbow Gradient Stripes

Last fall, we perfected a dyeing technique unique to Knitcircus: Gradient Stripes socks sets! Gradient Stripes knit up in short one-to-three row stripes which change color without repeating from cuff to toe.  Unlike most handpainted sock yarns, these do not cycle through colors multiple times.

 An Over the Rainbow Gradient Stripes cake begins with yellow-and-orange stripes, then orange-and-red stripes, red-and-purple stripes, purple-and-blue stripes finishing with blue-and green stripes. When people see the socks, they think you have to alternate two yarn colors, but the truth is, you just knit along merrily in Stockinette stitch and the yarn does the work for you!

Once we started offering Gradient Stripes Socks, orders went through the roof, leading to our busiest holiday season ever, and we've expanded into wholesale at a few select stores. Believe it or not, I've been running the operation out of my home this whole time, with six workers at Knitcircus Yarns now! 

our mascot, Sasha
our mascot, Sasha

The talented and dedicated Knicircus staff proved flexible, but sometimes the Circus feels more like a Zoo. With our cats, small fluffy dog, kids shooting baskets and drinking juice boxes, and me switching into Mom Mode as soon as 3:00 hits, it's tricky to work here. School-day constraints make it hard for my staff to put in the hours they need and finish orders for our generally very kind and patient customers. It's an understatement to say we've outgrown the space (plus, I think my family wants their house back). 

Purl
Purl

It's time to move our kit and caboodle to a nearby professional space that allows us room and time to produce more yarn faster AND bring in the community for shopping, classes, retreats and events. Instead of just Knitcircus Yarns, we'll be Knitcircus Studio!

evergreen building
evergreen building

The Evergreen Building space includes a retail area for Knitcircus Yarns and the opportunity to host pop-up shops by local craft-based businesses. We'll have not one, but two classrooms for hosting retreats and classes by the likes of Amy Detjen, Susan B. Anderson and more local luminaries.

As it happens, Amy Detjen, nationally-known knitting teacher and author, and my Knitcircus Podcast co-host, has joined Knitcircus as our Marketing and Technology manager! Her deep knowledge of knitting techniques and ability to communicate them in an engaging way makes her a sought-after teacher at events like Vogue Knitting Live. The Knitcircus Studio will give local students a chance to spend time with Amy and other tri-state knitting and crochet experts (Madison has the largest Knitting Guild in the country and a surprising number of knitting professionals). 

We'll host tours and day-long retreats for Knitting/Crochet Guilds, and events like holiday Craft Fairs, charity open houses and craft book signings. Related sewing, beading, writing, papermaking, felting and other classes will be offered, too.

gradients!
gradients!

Most importantly, the new space will allow us to GET YARN OUT FASTER! With the possibility for working late afternoons, evenings and weekends, our staff can have more flexible hours. With improved facilities and workflow, we'll dye and ship your yarn more quickly. 

This Kickstarter community is essential to this huge step, covering the first few months' rent while we're getting everything moved. The studio needs one-time upgrades like more electrical, a new stove, adding plumbing, ventilation and a new utility sink...not glamorous, but necessary. We're counting on you to make this move happen!

If you make the campaign wildly successful, we'll be able to purchase tables and chairs for the classrooms, comfy chairs and display shelves for the store, better ball-winding equipment, industrial-strength drying racks, a computer that doesn't shut off at its own convenience, storage shelves, more yarn-on-cones to dye and packaging and shipping supplies. Oh, and Amy wants some white boards...

Thank you in advance for all of your generosity. We've gotten this far with the knitting community's support and we hope you'll work with us on a studio that can start giving back! 

REWARDS

More special rewards are coming! We'll unlock more exclusive prizes as the project moves along.

Would you like more than one reward? No problem! Select one of the rewards first, and then add up the total amount of all the rewards you'd like and enter that as the total amount you're going to pledge. Then come back to this page and click the "Contact Me" button under the "Back this Project" button on the top right side of the page and let us know which combination of rewards you'd like. After we receive your message we'll send you a confirmation and you're all set!

Juniper Lemon Shawl
Juniper Lemon Shawl

The Juniper Lemon Shawl is one of my most popular shawl patterns, and we've re-formatted it with all new photos! You'll receive a digital download just in time for summer knitting.

GRAND CANYON SHAWL

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

Our new address will be on Grand Canyon Drive, so I took inspiration from the majestic rock formations, river, clouds and sky for this crescent one-skein shawl. Nobody but our Kickstarter backers get to knit with this exclusive pattern! We'll reveal the photo a week from our kickoff date.

handmade stitch markers
handmade stitch markers

Special stitch markers! Handmade by the Knitcircus crew, these beaded stitch markers are snagless rings with securely-fastened beads. They'll be available just for Kickstarter backers in the exclusive Grand Canyon colorway.

Come What May Self-Striping Gradient
Come What May Self-Striping Gradient

Our most popular yarns! You have a chance to knit with some of our continuous, self-striping gradients in the colors our customers love best. These also come with the exclusive Grand Canyon Shawl pattern.

EXCLUSIVE COLORS

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

Inspired by out new address, the Evergreen Building on Grand Canyon Drive, we're offering exclusive kettle dyes, speckle dyes and gradients only for our Kickstarter backers! Watch for new photos every day for the first six days of the project.

mulberry street socks
mulberry street socks

 Not a knitter? We can knit things for you! Choose the rewards for knitted socks or scarves if you want to participate and get nice things without lifting a knitting needle. We'll make the socks to your specification so they fit perfectly.

LOCAL REWARDS

Visit us in the Studio! If you're within driving distance of the new building in Madison, Wisconsin, join us for a special studio tour with other backers, a family-style lunch with the Knitcircus Crew, or special classes with Amy or Jaala.

VIDEO REWARDS

Available anywhere in the world! If you're a knitter, you can choose any technique you'd like and Amy Detjen will make a special how-to video dedicated to you. Or, if you like cute things, our mascot Sasha will perform a trick on camera just for you!

Risks and challenges

We're waiting for our landlord to put a bathroom, extra electric and additional plumbing into the space, and that could take longer than anticipated. If additional permits are needed, we will have to accommodate those changes or additions to the building.

Sometimes it happens that our suppliers run out of or discontinue the yarn bases we use. If this happens, we'll send out a survey to anyone affected and suggest a different yarn base so we can complete the rewards.

If need be, we can stay in the house until everything is ready at the studio. The funds will still allow us to invest in equipment, undyed yarn and computers to help our work go faster while we're waiting.

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    Thank you card! A card signed by all of the Knitcircus staff because you are awesome.

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    Knitting Pattern! One of Jaala's most popular patterns, the Juniper Lemon Shawl, delivered to your email address. Freshly formatted with new photos!

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    Exclusive for Kickstarter backers: a digital knitting pattern for the new Grand Canyon shawl, by Jaala Spiro. Named for the new Knitcircus Studio street address, the Grand Canyon pattern is inspired by rocks, water and sky. Delivered to your email address.

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    Stitch marker set! Named for the new Knitcircus Studio street address, the Grand Canyon colorway evokes the majesty of rocks, water and sky. You get a color-coordinated set of 6 beaded ring stitch markers in handy screw-top box. Snagless stitch markers fit needles up to Size 7 US and are handmade by the Knitcircus crew!

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    The exclusive Grand Canyon shawl pattern download created for Kickstarter backers and a digital copy of Jaala's most popular pattern, the Juniper Lemon Shawl.

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    A new digital Shawl Collection created specially for Kickstarter backers includes the new Grand Canyon pattern and copies of Jaala's most popular shawl patterns the Juniper Lemon and Silk Moon Crescent.

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    Tour the Studio! Join your fellow local backers to see the lovely new space and get to go behind the scenes in a tour guided by Jaala Spiro and/or Amy Detjen. You'll get homemade treats and access to special sale merchandise while in the studio. We'll send a survey to determine which tour date you'll join.

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    Adorable video just for you! Our fluffy mascot Sasha will do a trick for you on-camera and it will be publicly dedicated to you. Choose from Shake, High-Five or Roll Over.

    Like cats better? We'll get Purl, Squeak or O'Malley doing something cute for you. But it won't be on command, because, you know, they're cats. Choose whether you like a cat with white mittens, orange stripes or glossy black fur.The video will be published on the Knitcircus You Tube channel. We'll send a survey to choose your trick or cat color.

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    Yarn in an exclusive colorway! Kettle-dyed 100g skein in shades developed just for Kickstarter backers. Choose Grand Canyon (warm) or Evergreen (Cool).

    Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn, or Ringmaster Worsted yarn 100g/250yds , 100% UK-sourced Superwash Merino.

    Bonus! Grand Canyon shawl pattern digital download.

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    Exclusive speckled yarn! A speckled 100g skein in the exclusive Grand Canyon color developed just for Kickstarter backers.

    Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn, or Ringmaster Worsted yarn. 100g/250yds , 100% UK-sourced Superwash Merino.

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    Exclusive Handpainted Sparkly Yarn! A Handpainted 100g skein in the exclusive Grand Canyon color developed just for Kickstarter backers.

    Yarn: Fairy Dust, our sparkly 75% superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% silver sparkle fingering 100g/400yds.

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    Gradient Yarn from the Core Collection! A self-striping gradient yarn 100g/400 yard skein in one of our most popular colors. Choose from Come What May, Hummingbird, Turquoise Pool, Shades of Gray or Over the Rainbow. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long, continuous color change over the entire cake of the yarn. Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn. You can also substitute a 100g/250yds Ringmaster Worsted yarn if you wish. It's 100% UK-sourced Superwash Merino.

    Also includes the exclusive Grand Canyon Shawl Pattern by Jaala Spiro.

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    Lunch at the studio! Join the Knitcircus Crew for one of our Family Lunches, including your choice of homemade soup and salad or tacos, with a homemade dessert made by Jaala. Available weekdays only. Most dietary restrictions accomodated. If you have a deadly allergy that includes residues on surfaces or molecules in the air, please choose another reward.
    Includes a tour of the studio with a peek behind the scenes and access to special sale merchandise. We'll send a survey to schedule your lunch.

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    Exclusive Gradient Yarn! A self-striping gradient yarn 100g skein in an exclusive color developed just for Kickstarter backers! Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn. Choose Grand Canyon (warm), Evergreen (Cool) or Brown Bear (neutral). Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn.

    And you get a color-coordinated set of five
    Includes a digital copy of the Grand Canyon Shawl by Jaala Spiro.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast.

    We'll send a survey to find out your color choice and preferred broadcast name.

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    Exclusive Gradient Stripes Sock Set! A self-striping gradient yarn in two matching 50g cakes, creating short stripes in a gradient over the entire sock.
    Grand Canyon Stripes: an exclusive color developed just for Kickstarter backers!

    Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn.

    Includes a digital copy of the Grand Canyon Shawl by Jaala Spiro.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast.

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    Not a knitter? Enjoy a pair of socks knitted up just for you from a Knitcircus Matching Sock Set!

    Choose one our most popular colors: Come What May, Hummingbird, Turquoise Pool, Shades of Gray or Over the Rainbow. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long, continuous color change and each sock is dyed to match the other exactly.

    You'll also get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast!

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    Tour and Exclusive Gradient Yarn!

    Tour the studio! Join your fellow local backers for a tour with Amy Detjen and/or Jaala Spiro. Includes homemade treats and access to special sale yarns.

    And a self-striping gradient yarn 100g skein in an exclusive color developed just for Kickstarter backers! Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn. Choose Grand Canyon (warm), Evergreen (Cool) or Brown Bear (neutral). Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn.

    We'll send a survey for color and tour date choices.

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    Two Core Collection Gradient Yarns! Both 100g/400 yard skeins of self-striping gradient yarn in our most popular colors: Come What May, Hummingbird, Turquoise Pool, Shades of Gray or Over the Rainbow.

    Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn. Choose two (can be same or different colors).

    Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn.
    Includes a digital download of the Grand Canyon Shawl Pattern, by Jaala Spiro.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast!

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    Two Exclusive Gradient Yarns! Colors developed just for our Kickstarter backers. Choose Grand Canyon (warm), Evergreen (Cool) or Brown Bear (neutral).

    Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn. Choose two (can be same or different colors).

    Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 100g/400yds, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast!

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    Always wanted to know how to work that one knitting technique? Let us know what you'd like to do and Amy Detjen will create a Technique Video on that topic, publicly dedicated to you!

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

    We'll send a survey to find your desired knitting technique.

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    Class and Gradient! Schedule a special one-on-one hour-long session with nationally-known knitting teacher Amy Detjen.

    Also, you'll receive a self-striping gradient yarn 100g skein in an exclusive color developed just for Kickstarter backers. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn. Choose Grand Canyon, Evergreen or Brown Bear. Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

    We'll send a survey to find out your color choice, schedule a class time and find your preferred broadcast name.

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    Always wanted to try handpainting your own yarn? Schedule a special one-on-one 1.5-hour-long session with Jaala Spiro. She'll guide you through choosing colors and painting two 100g skeins of Greatest of Ease Fingering or Ringmaster Worsted yarn.

    We'll send a survey to schedule your workshop and preferred broadcast name.

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

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    Not a knitter? Enjoy two pairs of socks knitted up just for you from Knitcircus Matching Sock Sets!

    Choose any two of our most popular colors: Come What May, Hummingbird, Pigeon, Khione, Shades of Gray, or Over the Rainbow. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long, continuous color change and each sock is dyed to match the other exactly.

    You'll also get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, blog and Tumblr!

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    Not a knitter? Enjoy a 150g Garter Stitch scarf in cashmere-blend Calliope DK, hand knitted by Jaala Spiro.

    Choose one our most popular colors: Come What May, Hummingbird, Turquoise Pool, Shades of Gray, Mister Tumnus, Tiny Princess, Pigeon or Over the Rainbow. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long, continuous color change. I'll use a Double Gradient, so your scarf will start and end with the same color.

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    Three Exclusive Gradients! Three 100g/400 yard skeins of self-striping gradient yarn in exclusive colors developed just for Kickstarter backers. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn. Choose three (can be same or different colors):Grand Canyon (warm), Evergreen (Cool) or Brown Bear (neutral).

    Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn, or Ringmaster Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino wool.

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    We'll send a survey to find out your color choice and preferred broadcast name.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

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    Pop-Up Shop! Showcase your existing independent craft business in the light-filled Knitcircus retail space for a day. Schedule a time to show the world your yarn, books, macarons, beauty products....Knitcircus staff will be present through the day to help set up and answer any questions.

    We'll send a survey to find out your business name and schedule a time for your shop. Knitcircus reserves the right to refuse if proposed business is not craft-related or legitimate.

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    A Sweater Set in Knitcircus Yarns! The set includes one 100g gradient for the yoke and 5 coordinating 100g kettle dyes; choose Greatest of Ease or Corriedale Sock fingering, Magnificent DK or Ringmaster Worsted. Colorways include Come What May; Hummingbird; Turquoise Pool; Shades of Gray; Eat, Pray, Knit; Still Flying or Over the Rainbow. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long, continuous color change over the entire cake of the yarn.

    And you get a color-coordinated set of 12 beaded ring stitch markers in handy screw-top box. Snagless stitch markers fit needles up to Size 7 US and are handmade by the Knitcircus crew!

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

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    Not a knitter? Enjoy two 150g Garter Stitch scarf in cashmere-blend Calliope DK; one hand knitted by Jaala Spiro and one by Amy Detjen.

    Choose two of our most popular colors: Come What May, Hummingbird, Turquoise Pool, Shades of Gray, Mister Tumnus, Tiny Princess, Pigeon or Over the Rainbow. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long, continuous color change. I'll use a Double Gradient, so your scarf will start and end with the same color.

    You'll also get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Yarn Cornucopia! Seven skeins of exclusive yarns!

    Three 100g/400 yard skeins of self-striping gradient yarn in exclusive colors developed just for Kickstarter backers. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn.

    Three coordinating kettle dyes and one Speckle-Dyed skeins. (can be same or different colors):Grand Canyon (warm), Evergreen (Cool) or Brown Bear (neutral).

    Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn, or Ringmaster,100g/250 yds, 100% Superwash Merino wool.

    And you get a color-coordinated set of 12 beaded ring stitch markers in handy screw-top box. Snagless stitch markers fit needles up to Size 7 US and are handmade by the Knitcircus crew!

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

    We'll send a survey to find out your color choice and preferred broadcast name.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    A spot in this year's Gradient Yarn Club! These always fill up fast, and you can reserve your spot way earlier than anyone else.

    The Gradient Club includes eleven months and six packages of yarn showing up right to your door! Each Knitcircus Yarns package includes an exclusive self-striping, hand-dyed gradient colorway, notes about the color inspiration, list of suggested patterns and coordinating gifts. Gifts will include products from companies like Lantern Moon, Knit Happy and hidden gems from Wisconsin sheep farms.

    Luxury fiber will be wool-based, featuring different blends like silk, cashmere, tencel and nylon. Yarns bases will include favorites like Thrilling, Opulence, and Greatest of Ease, new yarns reserved exclusively for Clubbies, and early access to yarns not in the shop yet.

    Yarn weights include 4 skeins of fingering weight yarn and 2 skeins of heavier-weight yarn. Knitting-related treats in every package include collaborations with small woman-owned and fair-trade businesses, from one-woman operations to nationally recognized brands.

    First shipment: September 2015; last shipment, August 2016.

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    A spot in this year's Matching Socks Club! These always fill up fast, and you can reserve your spot way earlier than anyone else.

    The Matching Socks Club includes eleven months and six packages of Matching Socks showing up right to your door! Packages alternate between long-striping Matching Socks Sets and short-striping Gradient Stripes Sock sets.
    Each Knitcircus Yarns package includes an exclusive self-striping, hand-dyed gradient colorway, notes about the color inspiration, list of suggested patterns and coordinating gifts. Gifts will include products from companies like Lantern Moon, Knit Happy and hidden gems from Wisconsin sheep farms.

    Luxury fiber will be wool-based, featuring different blends like silk, cashmere, tencel and nylon. Yarns bases will include favorites like Thrilling, Opulence, and Greatest of Ease, new yarns reserved exclusively for Clubbies, and early access to yarns not in the shop yet.

    Knitting-related treats in every package include collaborations with small woman-owned and fair-trade businesses, from one-woman operations to nationally recognized brands.

    First shipment: October 2015; last shipment, September 2016.

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    Not a knitter? Enjoy a Knitcircus accessories wardrobe! Two 150g Garter Stitch scarves in cashmere-blend Calliope DK, hand knitted by members of the Knitcircus staff, and two pairs of knitted socks using Knitcircus yarns!

    Choose any of our repeatable colorways; colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long, continuous color change. Not a stripes fan? Choose a semisolid kettle dye for a subtle handknit look.

    You'll also get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr!

    We'll send a survey to find out your color choice and preferred broadcast name.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Schedule a special three-hour class for you and four friends at the new Knitcircus Studio with nationally-known knitting teacher Amy Detjen. Choose from her menu of classes as taught at Vogue Knitting Live!

    Also, the backer will receive a self-striping gradient yarn 100g skein in an exclusive color developed just for Kickstarter backers. Colors slowly melt from one to the next in a long-continuous color change over the entire cake of yarn. Choose Grand Canyon (warm), Evergreen (Cool) or Brown Bear (neutral). Yarn: our most popular fingering, Greatest of Ease, 80% Superwash Merino Wool from Italy blended with 20% Nylon for a perfect bouncy yarn.

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

    We'll send a survey to find out your class choice and schedule a time. Also your preferred broadcast name.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Schedule a special three-hour class for you and four friends at the new studio with Knitcircus dyer Jaala Spiro.You'll handpaint a 100g skein of yarn and learn how to use food-based dyes to create your own colorfast kettle dyes and handpaints at home with two other 100g skeins!

    Also includes Shawl Collection digital download.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

    We'll send a survey to schedule a class and find out your preferred broadcast name.

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    Pledge $850 or more About $850

    Schedule a whole day at the studio for you and up to 4 friends!
    Includes a special three-hour class for you and four friends with nationally-known knitting teacher Amy Detjen. Choose from her menu of classes as taught at Vogue Knitting Live!

    Includes special three-hour class for you and four friends at the new studio with Knitcircus dyer Jaala Spiro.You'll each handpaint a 100g skein of yarn and learn how to use food-based dyes to create your own colorfast kettle dyes and handpaints at home with two additional 100g skeins!
    Lunch will be ordered in from the nearby restaurant or pizza place of your choice.

    AND you'll get a public thank-you on the Knitcircus Podcast, Blog and Tumblr.

    We'll send a survey to schedule your retreat and find your preferred broadcast name.

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