Cate Carter-Evans

Hi there! I'm Cate Carter-Evans, and I'd like to change the way you knit. 

I make kits because they make your knitting life easier. I dye semi-solid yarns because they go with everything. 

When you have a project that goes well and goes with everything? Knitting nirvana.

How do my kits make your knitting life easier? So glad you asked!

What you see is what you get. Color selection is really hard for many knitters, and using a kit eliminates the guess work of "does this green go with that blue?" My kits fearlessly combine up to 33 colors, and you can see how the colors go together before you decide to knit the project.

Solid results, every time. No creative person wants to waste their most precious resource - their time - on an unsuccessful project. The yarn and pattern pairings in my kits have been put through their paces by me and by a crack team of brilliant test knitters and testers. If we don't love it, I don't sell it.

Save yourself from Stash Paralysis. Overwhelmed or uninspired by stash yarn? My kits can help you get your knitting mojo back by providing everything you need (and nothing you don't) in a handy package with a clear purpose. 

Have what you need, when you need it. With needles and stitch markers and yarn needles right in the box, you can say goodbye to hunting for the right sized needle only to find it's the wrong length or occupied by another project.

Save money and hassle. By including just the yarn and notions you need, kits offer a better value that buying skeins and needles and notions piecemeal. What's more, you don't end up with random odds and ends of skeins clogging your stash. Even better, I offer free shipping on everything worldwide. 

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There's a lot of gorgeous yarn out there. Why should you buy a kit from me?

My colors. I have 99th percentile color perception (that ranking is not from an online test - I took a real test in a real light box in a professional color lab), and I have 24 years of experience dyeing yarn and fiber. I've put those two things together to create a range of 76 repeatable, visually striking semi-solid colors. Each dye recipe is made up of as many as seven different colors that give a gorgeous heathered look to your finished objects, and keep your knitting interesting.

My bases. As a hand-spinner, I understand yarn construction, fiber, and how the two interact. My wool bases are custom-spun to my specifications from gorgeous Australian Merino wool. While you can technically knit just about anything from any yarn, you get great results when you knit sweaters from a purpose-built sweater yarn and socks from a great sock yarn. You can read more about Helix, Helix SuperWash, and Hexa on my Yarns page.

 

where we started

Founded in Shanghai in 2011 and now based in Singapore, Infinite Twist started as a producer of hand-spun yarns and a platform for the Acadia Artisan Spinning Wheel by Acadia Wheel & Loom (made by Cate's Dad).

Now, we produce unique what-you-see-is-what-you-get knitting kits and more than 76 colors of hand-dyed semi-solid yarn on three custom-milled yarn bases, plus small-batch kits in luxury yarns and fibers.

 

the wheel

Stop-and-stare gorgeous with its curved spokes and modern design, The Acadia Artisan Spinning Wheel by Acadia Wheel & Loom delivers a supremely smooth spinning experience.

Individually numbered and hand-built in Oregon.

 

 

 

 

about the hand-spinning program

For more than five years, Infinite Twist was able to hire migrant women to create beautiful hand-spun yarns. We provided training and mentoring to help our spinners learn to make great yarn for knitting, and were proud to provide work-from-home jobs that paid a living wage. Over time, the spinners in the program moved on to other work (which is exactly what you want a jobs program to do), and we relocated to Singapore.

We're honored to have been able to work with our migrant spinners, and proud to have been a small part of their journeys to better lives.

About Cate Carter-Evans, Proprietress of Infinite Twist

Cate Carter-Evans is an American dyer, knitter, weaver, spinner, and seamstress. After more than seven years living in Shanghai, China, Cate relocated to Singapore in 2016.

Cate dyes yarn and fiber, writes knitting patterns, weaves on her great-grandmother's antique floor loom, and spins on a wheel made by her Dad. She loves gardening, canning, preserving, and fermenting, and will put kimchi on almost anything. She shares her projects on Infinite Twist's blog. 

All her activities are over-seen by two unimpressed Shanghainese street cats and a three-legged dog.