Candyland Exclusive Colorways All Knit Up!

golden-kittyGolden Kitty would like to show you some of our Candyland Exclusives knit up. This is our favorite part about exclusives – we have no clue what they will look like when they are actually knit into a project. We get these boxes of beautiful skeins and know they’ll be amazing but the true excitement comes from seeing your projects pop up! If you have a Candyland Exclusive that we did not feature, please share with us in the comments below. We would absolutely love to see them!

First up is Squoosh Fiber Arts who created 9 tonal colorways that coordinate with each of our milestone lands. These colors are subtly variegated which lends well to garments. These colors are available on Merino Cashmere:Sock, Ultra DK, Ultra Worsted, and if you can’t decide which color you like best, collect them all in the rainbow-y Beefcake Mini Set!


Candyland Castle


Very Cherry


Spun Sugar


Mallowmar & Cherry Cola

Rock Candy

Rock Candy

Cherry Cola

Cherry Cola


Beefcake Mini Set

Blue Moon Fiber Arts completely knocked our socks off with the Candyland colorways they came up with. We double lucked out: 1. Candyland was Tina’s, BMFA owner, favorite board game as a child so she had inspiration coming out of her ears and 2. We were able to snag 2 new bases: Super Sparkle & Sock That Rock: Mediumweight! These colors are also available on Targhee Worsted and Tigger Targhee. Let’s stroll around the board, visit some lands, and drool over these sweet colorways.

Gumdrop Mountain

Gumdrop Mountain

Lord Licorice's Bitter Bats

Lord Licorice’s Bitter Bats

Molasses Swamp Monster

Molasses Swamp Monster

Mr. Mint

Mr. Mint



Queen Frostine

Queen Frostine

Three Irish Girls are creating holiday candy mini-skein exclusive sets for us and we are bursting with excitement! We have only released 1 Adorn Luxe set for Valentine’s Day but you all will absolutely want to be on the lookout for the next holiday. It has arrived at ESK and it’s taking everything we have to not share it with you just yet! It was released a few days ago so we don’t have a knit photo to share but we wanted to make you all aware of what’s to come during the year.

I Like Candy When It's Wrapped in a Sweater

I Like Candy When It’s Wrapped in a Sweater

Last but definitely not least, Madelinetosh. We paired up with Tosh to create 12 monthly Willy Wonka exclusives. So far, we have seen Willy Wonka and Golden ticket but, trust us, you will definitely want to stay tuned for the rest of the year. You’ll be able to collect these colors on ASAP, Tosh DK, Tosh Merino Light, Tosh Vintage, and Twist Light. We have some fun stuff up our kitty sleeves – characters, fun scenes, and memorable Wonka moments translated into amazing colorways!

January - Willy Wonka

January – Willy Wonka

February - Golden Ticket

February – Golden Ticket

You can find most of these knitters in our Candy Yarn forum on Ravelry. Check them out and maybe give some hearts to their awesome projects! We are missing some colorways so, please, feel free to share your projects below! Thanks to the amazingly talented dyers for teaming up with us on this sweet project.



February Featured Yarn: ShibuiKnits Drift


If you are looking for a luxurious worsted weight yarn, ShibuiKnits Drift is your answer. This Fine Merino and Cashmere blend drapes like velvet which makes it ideal for cuddly cowl or a slinky sweater. Shibui is notorious for pairing their yarns for held-double projects that will knock your socks off. We have picked our favorite pattern suggestions for this delightful yarn.


Rise by Shellie Anderson pairs Drift with Silk Cloud to make a perfect hat and cowl set. The allover cable pattern pops with the stunning stitch definition created by Drift.

What do you need?
Hat or Cowl Yarn
2 skeins Drift
1 skein Silk Cloud

US 7 – 4.5 mm
US 10 – 6.0 mm

One Cable Mitts by Valerie Teppo
is a simple fingerless mitts pattern that really shows off those stitches with a bold cable. This pattern would be great for those who are trying cables for the first time and need to clearly see their stitches and not try to tackle fiddly fingering weight when learning cabling.

What do you need?
1 skein Drift

US 9 – 5.5 mm

drift-big-herringbone-cowlDrift is super squishy and soft so that lends well to accessories worn close to your face. Our last pattern suggestion in Big Herringbone Cowl by Purl Soho. All you need for this bad boy is a pair of US 17 – 12.75 mm and, depending on the length you’d like, 500 yards of Drift for a cowl you can double and half that for a single wrap. Heavy yarn plus big needles equals a super quick knit!