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SMOOSH Chunky Blankets, SMOOSH Super Chunky Yarn & Stix

Indianapolis, Indiana · 5179 Sales

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SMOOSH Chunky Blankets, SMOOSH Super Chunky Yarn & Stix

Indianapolis, Indiana 5179 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(980)

Announcement   Home of the original SMOOSH Blanket, SMOOSH Yarns and Stix.
**** please be sure to read the ship times carefully before ordering
Made in the USA
Since every blanket, pair of needles and skein of yarn is hand made we are often on a wait time ... Please check ship times before ordering! Please know we strive for the earliest possible shipping date, and each product is handmade, so shipping dates are approximate.
My product is a spun, lightly felted yarn, not the plain wool roving you can find other places, which provides strength, durability and 95% less shedding... our yarn has been made this way for many years and has lasted the test of time! My process allows for the same giant size, but eliminates the problems with using roving ... Roving breaks and tears, sheds like crazy and creates a very heavy Item! SMOOSH yarn is giant, airy, light and easy to work with! On Etsy since early 2013 and In local markets and boutiques prior, well before the ‘chunky craze’ hit the world, my process has been developed over many years of trial and error, to find the perfect mix of spin, felting,and sizing, to make a beautiful, yet durable blanket or project!
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‘Best Wool Throw’ 2018 Apartmenttherapy.com
Simply Knitting Magazine 2017
Better Homes and Gardens 2015 & 2018
American Farmhouse 2017 & 2018
Family Circle Magazine Feb. 2018
Farmhouse Style 2017 & Fall 2018
Cottages & Bungalows 2015 & Oct. 2018
Yankee Candle Catalog 2016
Bassett Furniture Showroom 2016
Kindred Vintage Co. 2014-2018
Apartment Therapy 2015-2018
Ripley Department Store Tv and Print ads with Sarah Jessica Parker 2015
& more!
Please Contact us for more details on carrying SMOOSH Products.
Try the SMOOSH line, There IS a difference!

Use our Pure Merino SMOOSH Yarn to create an heirloom blanket in a day!...Wecome .....Grab some warm cocoa and snuggle into one of our gigantic Smoosh clouds!
SMOOSH Wool, SMOOSH STIX, SMOOSH Blankets, SMOOSH Yarn are trademarks of ColorWaysGallery

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018

Home of the original SMOOSH Blanket, SMOOSH Yarns and Stix.
**** please be sure to read the ship times carefully before ordering
Made in the USA
Since every blanket, pair of needles and skein of yarn is hand made we are often on a wait time ... Please check ship times before ordering! Please know we strive for the earliest possible shipping date, and each product is handmade, so shipping dates are approximate.
My product is a spun, lightly felted yarn, not the plain wool roving you can find other places, which provides strength, durability and 95% less shedding... our yarn has been made this way for many years and has lasted the test of time! My process allows for the same giant size, but eliminates the problems with using roving ... Roving breaks and tears, sheds like crazy and creates a very heavy Item! SMOOSH yarn is giant, airy, light and easy to work with! On Etsy since early 2013 and In local markets and boutiques prior, well before the ‘chunky craze’ hit the world, my process has been developed over many years of trial and error, to find the perfect mix of spin, felting,and sizing, to make a beautiful, yet durable blanket or project!
SMOOSH Blankets, Yarns & Stix
by ColorWaysGallery
Instagram @colorwaysgallery
Twitter @colorwaysgallery
FB ColorWaysGallery

‘Best Wool Throw’ 2018 Apartmenttherapy.com
Simply Knitting Magazine 2017
Better Homes and Gardens 2015 & 2018
American Farmhouse 2017 & 2018
Family Circle Magazine Feb. 2018
Farmhouse Style 2017 & Fall 2018
Cottages & Bungalows 2015 & Oct. 2018
Yankee Candle Catalog 2016
Bassett Furniture Showroom 2016
Kindred Vintage Co. 2014-2018
Apartment Therapy 2015-2018
Ripley Department Store Tv and Print ads with Sarah Jessica Parker 2015
& more!
Please Contact us for more details on carrying SMOOSH Products.
Try the SMOOSH line, There IS a difference!

Use our Pure Merino SMOOSH Yarn to create an heirloom blanket in a day!...Wecome .....Grab some warm cocoa and snuggle into one of our gigantic Smoosh clouds!
SMOOSH Wool, SMOOSH STIX, SMOOSH Blankets, SMOOSH Yarn are trademarks of ColorWaysGallery

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Updates

Featured on the Utterlyengaged blog today! Chunky Blankets make the perfect wedding gift or engagement gift. grinningheart_eyes
Our Grey SMOOSH Blanket, featured in Family Circle Magazine February 2018!
Super Chunky Giant Smoosh Yarn is great for making those chunky knit throws! Strong and durable, easy to work with, yet still incredibly soft and luxurious!
Yarn, needles and complete knit kits grinning
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About

About Us

Hello and Welcome to the home of the Original Smoosh Blankets, Throws, Yarn, Knit Kits, Giant Needles, Pillows, and Poufs.

We are a family run shop, with each us contributing something different and unique. With Bobbie's creative talents and the values of hard work she has instilled in all of us, we feel lucky to be able provide for our family with our shop.

We don't send you wool that is simply repackaged from a wool mill - our original Pure Merino SMOOSH yarn is truly unique in that we take the time to process and lightly spin it into a real yarn product. This is why SMOOSH yarn can take a little extra time to receive. Why wait? Here's why:

Why SMOOSH yarn and not others or raw wool roving? Our SMOOSH Merino yarn is lightly spun for several reasons. The light twist in our yarn provides strength, durability and longevity ... While all wool products will shed and pill a bit, with the twist and felting applied to our yarn it will do so much less then others and considerably less compared to plain roving. Roving also breaks and tears easily and can be difficult to work with, especially for less experienced extreme knitters. We add just enough twist to make it easy to work with, but not so much it is twisty, loses it's loftiness, or to cause uneven thickness. Our special process in preparing and spinning our yarn also allows for it to be much lighter in weight then plain wool roving. A 30x50 inch blanket made with our yarn will weigh 4-5 pounds, compared to the same sized blanket made with roving weighing 8-9 pounds! Blankets made with our yarn will also drape and move much more freely and not be at all stiff, unlike those made with roving.

Made in the USA, shipped from the USA - shop small!
***September 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens - in the section with Brooke Shields and her home!
*** Simply Knitting Magazine Issue 153 2017
*** American Farmhouse 2017
*** Cottage Bungalows Magazine 2016
***Also look for our blanket soon with Sarah Jessics Parker in TV and Prints Ads!

About Bobbie:
I was blessed to be born into a family of creators. My father was an engineer who designed the 284 ft tall Monument Circle (Indianapolis) Christmas Tree of Lights, I had an Irish great-grandmother who could make a needle do her bidding and created the most beautiful, intricate lace imaginable. Each of my grandmothers shared with me their special gifts...one could assemble the most humble ingredients into a masterpiece, and the other was a prolific painter, sculptor, and writer who taught me to crochet at the age of 4.
I became an artist myself, and with my mothers guidance and her love of reading, my interests have branched into painting, sculpting, pottery, glass, jewelry and the fiber arts and through it all, i was fortunate to have a supportive and encouraging husband beside me along all my creative journeys.....and now, in my 7th decade, I have come to realize that I remember more of what I could do in my earlier life than I can do in my present one...and the torch passes. My extremely talented daughter and granddaughter have been totally in charge for some time now, and I am in awe of how they have transformed a simple idea into works of art. Thank you, Trish!...thank you, Kayla!
We are honored that you took the time to visit, thank you for your interest, and hope you find something here that brings you joy!

About Trish:
Living and working with such a wonderfully creative and inspired artist like my mom (Bobbie) can sometimes be a little hard on a square logical minded person like myself! But that's the beauty of our shop... With moms creative ability to design and create and my logical, step-by-step single minded ways, we have managed to mesh and meld our processes together into our wonderful products. We fill in each other's weaknesses and inspire the strengths.
I've been knitting since I was a child, but my interest was re-newed when my sister-in-law wanted some handknit socks about 15 years ago. Since then there's not a day that goes by without some type of yarn and needle in my hands. I also crochet often - and am always browsing to add to my growing yarn stash!
My husband, Warren, passed away from a sudden heart attack in June 2015. It is his voice I hear in my head every day, with encouragement and and his undying faith in me. I don't know if I deserved his unwavering belief in me, but I try to live up to it each and every day. I am extremely thankful that the shop has allowed me to support our family from a home work studio so that I can be with my children during this extremely difficult time in our lives. It's his voice I hear on the bad days telling me to keep going and praising me on the good ones. He is missed every second of every day.

Shop members

  • BobbieDee

    Maker, Designer

    Welcome! We hope you find something here that brings you joy!

  • Trish

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Please follow us on Instagram @colorwaysgallery and on Facebook and Pinterest. Trish spins the yarn, makes the blankets and runs the shop.

  • Kayla

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    Kayla makes our needles, often with her best friend Rigby (the dog) by her side. Kayla enjoys Hula-Hooping and music - she can be found taking breaks with her fire hula hoop in the front yard! She is Trish's daughter, and Bobbie's granddaughter.

  • Danny

    Yarn Assistant, Shipper

    My Son Danny has joined our team. He helps me with the yarn by prepping the wool and skeining the yarn as I spin. He also helps with packing and bringing me food and coca-cola so I don't pass out behind the spinning wheel!

  • Megan

    Shipper

    My daughter, Megan is also pitching in this season as my blanket packer! It's her lovely bows on the blanket. She is also keeping me sane by making me laugh with her awesome sense of humor !

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 3, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Colors may vary due to monitor settings and or lighting factors. Since each order is a large investment in materials and labor we can not accept returns on color choice orders. Exchanges are determined on individual order basis.

How much yarn do I need?

Remember, since our yarn is processed and spun, its loftier and takes less then plain wool roving - here's some basic usage guidelines using our 120 needles and SMOOSH™ Yarn.
22x30......2 skein
24x36......2.5 skein
30x45......3.5 skein
36x70......6.5 skein
40x54......5.5 skein
50x70......9 skein
56x96......12.5 skein

We also have complete knit kits available here :
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ColorwaysGallery?ref=hdr_shop_menu§ion_id=15688457

Shipping Times and Policies

We don't send you wool that is simply repackaged from a wool mill - our original SMOOSH Pure Merino yarn is truly unique in that we take the time to process and lightly spin it into a real yarn product. This is why SMOOSH yarn can take a little extra time to receive.Smoosh Yarns and Blankets are more durable, shed less, last longer and our blankets are not made with plain wool roving. Please read the rest of our FAQ’s for more about why your SMOOSH Yarn™ Or SMOOSH Blanket™ Is truly one of a kind!
We are sorry, but we can not be held responsible, or refund, stolen or packages not picked after attempted delivery. If you require your package to be delivered with a signature confirmation please contact us so we may note your order.

Care instructions

We use 100% merino wool for all our products. Dry cleaning is best. Gentle spot cleaning if necessary. Do not machine wash or dry.

All of our wool is lightly processed with an all natural, lightly scented wool wash. This scent (A natural fresh clean scent) will completely disappear within hours of receiving, and your blanket (or yarn) will quickly settle into your home!

Wholesale availability

Large quantity bulk orders are available at a reduced rate.

Sizing details

Large scale knitting is extremely moveable. All sizing is done laid flat, not stretched. Due to the nature of the fabric, the sizing is very changeable and can vary... Each item is measured before shipping and will be at least the size advertised, but can 'grow' with use.

What is the difference between SMOOSH yarn and plain wool roving?

My product is a spun, lightly felted yarn, not the plain wool roving you can find other places, which provides strength, durability and 95% less shedding... our yarn has been made this way for many years and has lasted the test of time! My process allows for the same giant size, but eliminates the problems with using roving ... Roving breaks and tears, sheds like crazy and creates a very heavy Item! SMOOSH yarn is giant, airy, light and easy to work with! On Etsy since early 2013 and In local markets and boutiques prior, well before the ‘chunky craze’ hit the world, my process has been developed over many years of trial and error, to find the perfect mix of spin, felting,and sizing, to make a beautiful, yet durable blanket or project!

What size needle do I need?

We recommend our giant size 120 needles for best results with our yarn. Anything smaller such US size 50's and below will create a more dense heavier fabric, and require more yarn.

Why choose a SMOOSH bkanket?

SMOOSH blankets are made with our SMOOSH Pure Merino Wool Yarn, and not plain raw wool roving seen in other shops or websites. The process of lightly spinning and felting the wool to create our yarn provides strength, durability, and reduces shedding and tearing by 95% ... Using this yarn to create our SMOOSH blankets means your blanket will be lighter, fluffier and softer than any other! We have been selling our blankets and yarn on Etsy for many years, and in local boutiques and markets well before that - our blankets have withstood the test of time!

Pattern Booklet

Our pattern booklet (in English ) is provided with all knit kits and yarn purchase. It includes 5 style blanket patterns, and 2-3 small project bonus patterns. It also has some tips and tricks for large scale knitting and sizing details with cast on information. It is not a basic knitting tutorial however, and some basic knitting knowledge, while not needed, is helpful. All patterns are beginner level and require only basic knowledge of cast on, knit and purl techniques.