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Kristine Vejar wants to revitalize the California wool industry, and this yarn represents her first step. Vejar is the creative

Lopi and I go way back. Growing up, I was always clothed in thick, rugged Icelandic sweaters knit by my

I have a confession to make. When I'm feeling low and have already eaten all the chocolate in the house,

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

Many people reserve the term "novelty yarn" for fluffy synthetic concoctions. But Silk Rhapsody proves that you can have a

The UK has a vibrant textiles history. Most argue that the fortunes of the British empire were, in fact, based

For several years, knitwear designer Anne Hanson has been sourcing and shipping yarns for her Knitspot club. They tended to

Occupying 3,000 acres along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Beaverslide Dry Goods is a family ranch whose Rambouillet/Merino sheep produce the

The skein lies furry and limp, a bit like you'd shaved a cat and forgotten to clean it up. Like

We've seen yarn that mimics nearly every surface texture, from sequined fur to terrycloth, and denim. It was only a

A great and often heated debate exists between those knitters who like acrylic blends and those who don't. Much of

It's time to create a "heritage yarn" classification. The notion of "heritage" anything, whether animal breed or seed variety, is

Even mill owners like to experiment now and then. Colorflow is the playtime project of Anne Bosch, the owner of

What is the best yarn for lace? And what is lace, anyway? Your basic knitted fabric—stockinette, garter, ribbing, and the likes—is

A plied yarn is greater than the sum of its parts. The mere act of twisting strands of spun fiber

Whenever you take a single strand of continuous fibers and apply twist, you get something innately vulnerable and unbalanced. We

If you're a knitter, you already know that we do strange things when admiring a new skein of yarn. We

First came Shelter, launched in 2010—and then Loft the following year. Quarry completed the trilogy. All three of the core Brooklyn

Let's cut to the chase: Loft is pretty much perfect. If I had all 32 colors at my disposal, I

Letting a designer create his or her own yarn from scratch is like giving a child the keys to a

Just 60 miles north of New York is a 100-acre farm populated with some extraordinary sheep. These animals are all

Classic Elite Yarns has introduced a new undyed, natural-colors-only yarn collection called Mountaintop. The collection features three yarns to start, each

This yarn is like a good rollerball pen. It's widely available, doesn't cost a fortune, feels great in your hands,

Linen has its fans and foes in the handknitting world. Derived from the stalk of the flax plant, linen fiber

Dream in Color is run by friends Veronica and Nancy. The magic begins when the yarns are hand-dyed using a process

I first set eyes on this yarn during a visit to La Lana Wools, the famous fiber shop in Taos, New

Erika Knight is the consummate knitwear designer. Teacher, lecturer, and author of countless books, she's been a fixture in

Most yarn companies like to launch with a full fleet of products in varying weights and textures. Ewe Ewe Yarns

Superior has long been one of my favorite yarns. It's an airy confection of cashmere fibers that are held together by

For the last 10+ years, Barbara Parry and her husband have been establishing a flock of Cormo and Border Leicester

If you ever decide to drive up the Maine coast to Bar Harbor (and I think you should), your journey

Until now, Green Mountain Spinnery yarns were primarily in the DK- to worsted-weight range, with yarns like Mountain Mohair and Weekend Wool. These

Put on a sweater made from Sylvan Spirit and you'll immediately become a tree hugger—not because you love trees, but

Habu Cashmere represents all the things I love about yarn. On the skein, it looks and feels like one thing.

Restaurants sometimes offer a house wine that's of decent quality, reasonably priced, and available by the glass. Some yarn shops

Any time I see cashmere with an unusual twist, I get excited. This fine, short-stapled fiber is all about delicate tenderness

For months, knitters everywhere have waxed poetic about a new miracle yarn made from seaweed. Years of being pitched the

Most cashmere yarn is good, and some is even really good. But very, very rarely do you encounter extraordinary cashmere.

For more than 140 years, sheep have grazed along the Columbia Plateau in north central Oregon. Many of them were

A fixture in Denmark's knitting scene for more than 30 years, Marianne Isager is finally—and fittingly—entering the U.S. market. She dipped her

A few years ago, Jill Draper escaped New York City to pursue a quieter, more fiber-filled life. She chose the

Every region leaves its mark on those who live there, whether they're animals or humans. While the cashmere most of

Whenever I visit yarn shops, I always ask the staff about their personal favorites. When the folks at San Francisco's Atelier

One of my very favorite Merino yarns, Aurora 8, has a large and loyal following. It has the sponginess of a

I first heard about the Exmoor Blueface sheep from John Arbon back in 2010 when I was in London for Knit Nation.

Hand-dyers are painters who use yarn as their canvas. Some work their magic on commonly available base yarns, while others

Few companies can produce consistently beautiful hand-dyed yarns in quantities sufficient enough for large-scale distribution. Lorna's Laces is one. The color combinations

Shepherd Worsted has all the elements of a perfect comfort food. It's soft and easy, comes in large servings, and

I'm a sucker for cashmere and cute packaging. But there's something more to these kits, which actually don't look like kits

To evolve from handspinner to yarn manufacturer is like switching from an upright piano to a pipe organ. Everything is

If butter could be spun into yarn, that yarn would be Malabrigo. As a company, Malabrigo actually offers several different kinds

Earlier this year, I started receiving mysterious postcards from someone named Mrs. Crosby. The first was sent from Buenos Aires,

It all began with a picture on Instagram. Someone shared a gorgeous shot of a yarn I'd never seen before.

If we used nothing but ultrasoft Merino all our lives, we'd miss out on no end of spice and nuance

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

A few years ago at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, New Hampshire, I ventured into the North Light Fibers booth.

For all the progress we've made over the centuries—the gadgets, the inventions, the miracle potions and cures—there are still some

Maybe it's just January talking, but as soon as I spotted this yarn I thought "cowl." In fact, I could

For generations, farmers in Texas have raised some extraordinary wool and mohair. We don't hear much about it because the

Pam Allen has worn many hats in the knitting world. She was a knitwear designer, she wrote Knitting for Dummies, she

The global cashmere market has had its share of booms and busts. Some of the most significant changes came within

Riihivilla is a happy yarn discovery. It comes from a small family business in Finland and is available to a

Kidsilk Haze belongs on that short list of exquisite, special-occasion yarns. It combines two delicate strands of silk with the

In the 1960s, Meg Swansen spent a month in Reykjavik and fell in love with unusual "plates" of unspun Icelandic

We've reached that point in summer where even I, the ardent wearer of wool, am switching to cooler cottons and

[caption id="attachment_7401" align="alignleft" width="400"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] The Sincere Sheep was launched by Brooke Sinnes in 2011. Based in Northern California, Brooke

Back in 2000 when I began Knitter's Review, I assumed it'd be easy to find out where the fibers in

Imagine if all the wine in the world—red and white alike—were mixed together and sold as generic "wine." Think of

Blue Sky Alpacas (now Blue Sky Fibers) was the belle of the ball at the most recent TNNA. The company

What's in a name? Say "Donegal" and most knitters think of that robust, hearty stuff from County Donegal, spun on a

In October 2014, Sweet Grass Wool was purchased by Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm. This review has

Few yarns have been around long enough to be considered landmarks, and Tahki's Donegal Tweed is certainly one of them.

With online shopping more prevalent than ever, yarn stores are in a bit of a pickle. They need inventory that

Once the backbone of the British empire, wool has declined in value so much that it's being buried or burned

At the 2010 Knit Nation market in London, the British yarn scene was just beginning to expand from big brands to

I still remember my first mail-order yarn purchase. It was from a mythical warehouse-sized place in Western Massachusetts where people

It takes guts for an American to move to Australia and start a sheep farm—especially if she is a woman

Consider the Arctic muskox, a majestic mammal that lives in extreme conditions. To stay warm in the dead of winter,

When your grandmother's maiden name is Woolfolk, it's almost guaranteed that you'll go into the textiles business. Kristin Ford took

Even without knowing what's in it, you instinctively know this yarn is something special. The skein sits in your hands

What's in a name? Say "Donegal" and most knitters think of that robust, hearty stuff from County Donegal, spun on a

Every region leaves its mark on those who live there, whether they're animals or humans. While the cashmere most of

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

First came Shelter, launched in 2010—and then Loft the following year. Quarry completed the trilogy. All three of the core Brooklyn

I'm a sucker for cashmere and cute packaging. But there's something more to these kits, which actually don't look like kits

Once the backbone of the British empire, wool has declined in value so much that it's being buried or burned

I first heard about the Exmoor Blueface sheep from John Arbon back in 2010 when I was in London for Knit Nation.

Any time I see cashmere with an unusual twist, I get excited. This fine, short-stapled fiber is all about delicate tenderness

A few years ago at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, New Hampshire, I ventured into the North Light Fibers booth.

We've reached that point in summer where even I, the ardent wearer of wool, am switching to cooler cottons and

It takes guts for an American to move to Australia and start a sheep farm—especially if she is a woman

Hand-dyers are painters who use yarn as their canvas. Some work their magic on commonly available base yarns, while others

It all began with a picture on Instagram. Someone shared a gorgeous shot of a yarn I'd never seen before.

Imagine if all the wine in the world—red and white alike—were mixed together and sold as generic "wine." Think of

To evolve from handspinner to yarn manufacturer is like switching from an upright piano to a pipe organ. Everything is

When your grandmother's maiden name is Woolfolk, it's almost guaranteed that you'll go into the textiles business. Kristin Ford took

For generations, farmers in Texas have raised some extraordinary wool and mohair. We don't hear much about it because the

Erika Knight is the consummate knitwear designer. Teacher, lecturer, and author of countless books, she's been a fixture in

At the 2010 Knit Nation market in London, the British yarn scene was just beginning to expand from big brands to

Earlier this year, I started receiving mysterious postcards from someone named Mrs. Crosby. The first was sent from Buenos Aires,

It's time to create a "heritage yarn" classification. The notion of "heritage" anything, whether animal breed or seed variety, is

The skein lies furry and limp, a bit like you'd shaved a cat and forgotten to clean it up. Like

Maybe it's just January talking, but as soon as I spotted this yarn I thought "cowl." In fact, I could

With online shopping more prevalent than ever, yarn stores are in a bit of a pickle. They need inventory that

For several years, knitwear designer Anne Hanson has been sourcing and shipping yarns for her Knitspot club. They tended to

Even without knowing what's in it, you instinctively know this yarn is something special. The skein sits in your hands

Even mill owners like to experiment now and then. Colorflow is the playtime project of Anne Bosch, the owner of

Kristine Vejar wants to revitalize the California wool industry, and this yarn represents her first step. Vejar is the creative

What is the best yarn for lace? And what is lace, anyway? Your basic knitted fabric—stockinette, garter, ribbing, and the likes—is

Consider the Arctic muskox, a majestic mammal that lives in extreme conditions. To stay warm in the dead of winter,

A few years ago, Jill Draper escaped New York City to pursue a quieter, more fiber-filled life. She chose the

The UK has a vibrant textiles history. Most argue that the fortunes of the British empire were, in fact, based

In the 1960s, Meg Swansen spent a month in Reykjavik and fell in love with unusual "plates" of unspun Icelandic

Lopi and I go way back. Growing up, I was always clothed in thick, rugged Icelandic sweaters knit by my

Shepherd Worsted has all the elements of a perfect comfort food. It's soft and easy, comes in large servings, and

If you're a knitter, you already know that we do strange things when admiring a new skein of yarn. We

Most yarn companies like to launch with a full fleet of products in varying weights and textures. Ewe Ewe Yarns

Few yarns have been around long enough to be considered landmarks, and Tahki's Donegal Tweed is certainly one of them.

[caption id="attachment_7401" align="alignleft" width="400"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] The Sincere Sheep was launched by Brooke Sinnes in 2011. Based in Northern California, Brooke

Let's cut to the chase: Loft is pretty much perfect. If I had all 32 colors at my disposal, I

Whenever you take a single strand of continuous fibers and apply twist, you get something innately vulnerable and unbalanced. We

Classic Elite Yarns has introduced a new undyed, natural-colors-only yarn collection called Mountaintop. The collection features three yarns to start, each

The global cashmere market has had its share of booms and busts. Some of the most significant changes came within

Back in 2000 when I began Knitter's Review, I assumed it'd be easy to find out where the fibers in

If you ever decide to drive up the Maine coast to Bar Harbor (and I think you should), your journey

A plied yarn is greater than the sum of its parts. The mere act of twisting strands of spun fiber

If we used nothing but ultrasoft Merino all our lives, we'd miss out on no end of spice and nuance

Letting a designer create his or her own yarn from scratch is like giving a child the keys to a

Pam Allen has worn many hats in the knitting world. She was a knitwear designer, she wrote Knitting for Dummies, she

Superior has long been one of my favorite yarns. It's an airy confection of cashmere fibers that are held together by

Just 60 miles north of New York is a 100-acre farm populated with some extraordinary sheep. These animals are all

In October 2014, Sweet Grass Wool was purchased by Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm. This review has

A great and often heated debate exists between those knitters who like acrylic blends and those who don't. Much of

Blue Sky Alpacas (now Blue Sky Fibers) was the belle of the ball at the most recent TNNA. The company

If butter could be spun into yarn, that yarn would be Malabrigo. As a company, Malabrigo actually offers several different kinds

Riihivilla is a happy yarn discovery. It comes from a small family business in Finland and is available to a

Dream in Color is run by friends Veronica and Nancy. The magic begins when the yarns are hand-dyed using a process

A fixture in Denmark's knitting scene for more than 30 years, Marianne Isager is finally—and fittingly—entering the U.S. market. She dipped her

This yarn is like a good rollerball pen. It's widely available, doesn't cost a fortune, feels great in your hands,

Linen has its fans and foes in the handknitting world. Derived from the stalk of the flax plant, linen fiber

Most cashmere yarn is good, and some is even really good. But very, very rarely do you encounter extraordinary cashmere.

Until now, Green Mountain Spinnery yarns were primarily in the DK- to worsted-weight range, with yarns like Mountain Mohair and Weekend Wool. These

Many people reserve the term "novelty yarn" for fluffy synthetic concoctions. But Silk Rhapsody proves that you can have a

Habu Cashmere represents all the things I love about yarn. On the skein, it looks and feels like one thing.

For months, knitters everywhere have waxed poetic about a new miracle yarn made from seaweed. Years of being pitched the

I first set eyes on this yarn during a visit to La Lana Wools, the famous fiber shop in Taos, New

I still remember my first mail-order yarn purchase. It was from a mythical warehouse-sized place in Western Massachusetts where people

For all the progress we've made over the centuries—the gadgets, the inventions, the miracle potions and cures—there are still some

For the last 10+ years, Barbara Parry and her husband have been establishing a flock of Cormo and Border Leicester

I have a confession to make. When I'm feeling low and have already eaten all the chocolate in the house,

One of my very favorite Merino yarns, Aurora 8, has a large and loyal following. It has the sponginess of a

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

Put on a sweater made from Sylvan Spirit and you'll immediately become a tree hugger—not because you love trees, but

We've seen yarn that mimics nearly every surface texture, from sequined fur to terrycloth, and denim. It was only a

For more than 140 years, sheep have grazed along the Columbia Plateau in north central Oregon. Many of them were

Occupying 3,000 acres along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Beaverslide Dry Goods is a family ranch whose Rambouillet/Merino sheep produce the

Restaurants sometimes offer a house wine that's of decent quality, reasonably priced, and available by the glass. Some yarn shops

Few companies can produce consistently beautiful hand-dyed yarns in quantities sufficient enough for large-scale distribution. Lorna's Laces is one. The color combinations

Kidsilk Haze belongs on that short list of exquisite, special-occasion yarns. It combines two delicate strands of silk with the

Whenever I visit yarn shops, I always ask the staff about their personal favorites. When the folks at San Francisco's Atelier

Kidsilk Haze belongs on that short list of exquisite, special-occasion yarns. It combines two delicate strands of silk with the

For more than 140 years, sheep have grazed along the Columbia Plateau in north central Oregon. Many of them were

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

I first heard about the Exmoor Blueface sheep from John Arbon back in 2010 when I was in London for Knit Nation.

I first set eyes on this yarn during a visit to La Lana Wools, the famous fiber shop in Taos, New

I'm a sucker for cashmere and cute packaging. But there's something more to these kits, which actually don't look like kits

Once the backbone of the British empire, wool has declined in value so much that it's being buried or burned

Whenever I visit yarn shops, I always ask the staff about their personal favorites. When the folks at San Francisco's Atelier

In the 1960s, Meg Swansen spent a month in Reykjavik and fell in love with unusual "plates" of unspun Icelandic

We've seen yarn that mimics nearly every surface texture, from sequined fur to terrycloth, and denim. It was only a

Few companies can produce consistently beautiful hand-dyed yarns in quantities sufficient enough for large-scale distribution. Lorna's Laces is one. The color combinations

To evolve from handspinner to yarn manufacturer is like switching from an upright piano to a pipe organ. Everything is

Dream in Color is run by friends Veronica and Nancy. The magic begins when the yarns are hand-dyed using a process

It all began with a picture on Instagram. Someone shared a gorgeous shot of a yarn I'd never seen before.

One of my very favorite Merino yarns, Aurora 8, has a large and loyal following. It has the sponginess of a

A fixture in Denmark's knitting scene for more than 30 years, Marianne Isager is finally—and fittingly—entering the U.S. market. She dipped her

Any time I see cashmere with an unusual twist, I get excited. This fine, short-stapled fiber is all about delicate tenderness

A great and often heated debate exists between those knitters who like acrylic blends and those who don't. Much of

This yarn is like a good rollerball pen. It's widely available, doesn't cost a fortune, feels great in your hands,

If butter could be spun into yarn, that yarn would be Malabrigo. As a company, Malabrigo actually offers several different kinds

Occupying 3,000 acres along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Beaverslide Dry Goods is a family ranch whose Rambouillet/Merino sheep produce the

Most yarn companies like to launch with a full fleet of products in varying weights and textures. Ewe Ewe Yarns

Shepherd Worsted has all the elements of a perfect comfort food. It's soft and easy, comes in large servings, and

Erika Knight is the consummate knitwear designer. Teacher, lecturer, and author of countless books, she's been a fixture in

Let's cut to the chase: Loft is pretty much perfect. If I had all 32 colors at my disposal, I

With online shopping more prevalent than ever, yarn stores are in a bit of a pickle. They need inventory that

For generations, farmers in Texas have raised some extraordinary wool and mohair. We don't hear much about it because the

Even mill owners like to experiment now and then. Colorflow is the playtime project of Anne Bosch, the owner of

Whenever you take a single strand of continuous fibers and apply twist, you get something innately vulnerable and unbalanced. We

Just 60 miles north of New York is a 100-acre farm populated with some extraordinary sheep. These animals are all

Consider the Arctic muskox, a majestic mammal that lives in extreme conditions. To stay warm in the dead of winter,

What's in a name? Say "Donegal" and most knitters think of that robust, hearty stuff from County Donegal, spun on a

When your grandmother's maiden name is Woolfolk, it's almost guaranteed that you'll go into the textiles business. Kristin Ford took

Habu Cashmere represents all the things I love about yarn. On the skein, it looks and feels like one thing.

Most cashmere yarn is good, and some is even really good. But very, very rarely do you encounter extraordinary cashmere.

[caption id="attachment_7401" align="alignleft" width="400"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] The Sincere Sheep was launched by Brooke Sinnes in 2011. Based in Northern California, Brooke

Classic Elite Yarns has introduced a new undyed, natural-colors-only yarn collection called Mountaintop. The collection features three yarns to start, each

Linen has its fans and foes in the handknitting world. Derived from the stalk of the flax plant, linen fiber

Pam Allen has worn many hats in the knitting world. She was a knitwear designer, she wrote Knitting for Dummies, she

The global cashmere market has had its share of booms and busts. Some of the most significant changes came within

For the last 10+ years, Barbara Parry and her husband have been establishing a flock of Cormo and Border Leicester

Superior has long been one of my favorite yarns. It's an airy confection of cashmere fibers that are held together by

For all the progress we've made over the centuries—the gadgets, the inventions, the miracle potions and cures—there are still some

It takes guts for an American to move to Australia and start a sheep farm—especially if she is a woman

Few yarns have been around long enough to be considered landmarks, and Tahki's Donegal Tweed is certainly one of them.

A few years ago at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, New Hampshire, I ventured into the North Light Fibers booth.

Every region leaves its mark on those who live there, whether they're animals or humans. While the cashmere most of

Blue Sky Alpacas (now Blue Sky Fibers) was the belle of the ball at the most recent TNNA. The company

I still remember my first mail-order yarn purchase. It was from a mythical warehouse-sized place in Western Massachusetts where people

If you ever decide to drive up the Maine coast to Bar Harbor (and I think you should), your journey

Put on a sweater made from Sylvan Spirit and you'll immediately become a tree hugger—not because you love trees, but

In October 2014, Sweet Grass Wool was purchased by Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm. This review has

A few years ago, Jill Draper escaped New York City to pursue a quieter, more fiber-filled life. She chose the

I have a confession to make. When I'm feeling low and have already eaten all the chocolate in the house,

Letting a designer create his or her own yarn from scratch is like giving a child the keys to a

If we used nothing but ultrasoft Merino all our lives, we'd miss out on no end of spice and nuance

The UK has a vibrant textiles history. Most argue that the fortunes of the British empire were, in fact, based

For months, knitters everywhere have waxed poetic about a new miracle yarn made from seaweed. Years of being pitched the

First came Shelter, launched in 2010—and then Loft the following year. Quarry completed the trilogy. All three of the core Brooklyn

Earlier this year, I started receiving mysterious postcards from someone named Mrs. Crosby. The first was sent from Buenos Aires,

Hand-dyers are painters who use yarn as their canvas. Some work their magic on commonly available base yarns, while others

Riihivilla is a happy yarn discovery. It comes from a small family business in Finland and is available to a

The skein lies furry and limp, a bit like you'd shaved a cat and forgotten to clean it up. Like

Restaurants sometimes offer a house wine that's of decent quality, reasonably priced, and available by the glass. Some yarn shops

Kristine Vejar wants to revitalize the California wool industry, and this yarn represents her first step. Vejar is the creative

Maybe it's just January talking, but as soon as I spotted this yarn I thought "cowl." In fact, I could

Many people reserve the term "novelty yarn" for fluffy synthetic concoctions. But Silk Rhapsody proves that you can have a

For several years, knitwear designer Anne Hanson has been sourcing and shipping yarns for her Knitspot club. They tended to

Even without knowing what's in it, you instinctively know this yarn is something special. The skein sits in your hands

A plied yarn is greater than the sum of its parts. The mere act of twisting strands of spun fiber

If you're a knitter, you already know that we do strange things when admiring a new skein of yarn. We

Lopi and I go way back. Growing up, I was always clothed in thick, rugged Icelandic sweaters knit by my

Imagine if all the wine in the world—red and white alike—were mixed together and sold as generic "wine." Think of

At the 2010 Knit Nation market in London, the British yarn scene was just beginning to expand from big brands to

We've reached that point in summer where even I, the ardent wearer of wool, am switching to cooler cottons and

Until now, Green Mountain Spinnery yarns were primarily in the DK- to worsted-weight range, with yarns like Mountain Mohair and Weekend Wool. These

What is the best yarn for lace? And what is lace, anyway? Your basic knitted fabric—stockinette, garter, ribbing, and the likes—is

Back in 2000 when I began Knitter's Review, I assumed it'd be easy to find out where the fibers in

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

It's time to create a "heritage yarn" classification. The notion of "heritage" anything, whether animal breed or seed variety, is

What's in a name? Say "Donegal" and most knitters think of that robust, hearty stuff from County Donegal, spun on a

First came Shelter, launched in 2010—and then Loft the following year. Quarry completed the trilogy. All three of the core Brooklyn

Once the backbone of the British empire, wool has declined in value so much that it's being buried or burned

I first heard about the Exmoor Blueface sheep from John Arbon back in 2010 when I was in London for Knit Nation.

A few years ago at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, New Hampshire, I ventured into the North Light Fibers booth.

We've reached that point in summer where even I, the ardent wearer of wool, am switching to cooler cottons and

It takes guts for an American to move to Australia and start a sheep farm—especially if she is a woman

Hand-dyers are painters who use yarn as their canvas. Some work their magic on commonly available base yarns, while others

It all began with a picture on Instagram. Someone shared a gorgeous shot of a yarn I'd never seen before.

Imagine if all the wine in the world—red and white alike—were mixed together and sold as generic "wine." Think of

To evolve from handspinner to yarn manufacturer is like switching from an upright piano to a pipe organ. Everything is

When your grandmother's maiden name is Woolfolk, it's almost guaranteed that you'll go into the textiles business. Kristin Ford took

Erika Knight is the consummate knitwear designer. Teacher, lecturer, and author of countless books, she's been a fixture in

At the 2010 Knit Nation market in London, the British yarn scene was just beginning to expand from big brands to

It's time to create a "heritage yarn" classification. The notion of "heritage" anything, whether animal breed or seed variety, is

The skein lies furry and limp, a bit like you'd shaved a cat and forgotten to clean it up. Like

With online shopping more prevalent than ever, yarn stores are in a bit of a pickle. They need inventory that

For several years, knitwear designer Anne Hanson has been sourcing and shipping yarns for her Knitspot club. They tended to

Even mill owners like to experiment now and then. Colorflow is the playtime project of Anne Bosch, the owner of

Kristine Vejar wants to revitalize the California wool industry, and this yarn represents her first step. Vejar is the creative

A few years ago, Jill Draper escaped New York City to pursue a quieter, more fiber-filled life. She chose the

The UK has a vibrant textiles history. Most argue that the fortunes of the British empire were, in fact, based

In the 1960s, Meg Swansen spent a month in Reykjavik and fell in love with unusual "plates" of unspun Icelandic

Lopi and I go way back. Growing up, I was always clothed in thick, rugged Icelandic sweaters knit by my

If you're a knitter, you already know that we do strange things when admiring a new skein of yarn. We

Most yarn companies like to launch with a full fleet of products in varying weights and textures. Ewe Ewe Yarns

Few yarns have been around long enough to be considered landmarks, and Tahki's Donegal Tweed is certainly one of them.

[caption id="attachment_7401" align="alignleft" width="400"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] The Sincere Sheep was launched by Brooke Sinnes in 2011. Based in Northern California, Brooke

Let's cut to the chase: Loft is pretty much perfect. If I had all 32 colors at my disposal, I

Classic Elite Yarns has introduced a new undyed, natural-colors-only yarn collection called Mountaintop. The collection features three yarns to start, each

Back in 2000 when I began Knitter's Review, I assumed it'd be easy to find out where the fibers in

If you ever decide to drive up the Maine coast to Bar Harbor (and I think you should), your journey

If we used nothing but ultrasoft Merino all our lives, we'd miss out on no end of spice and nuance

Letting a designer create his or her own yarn from scratch is like giving a child the keys to a

Pam Allen has worn many hats in the knitting world. She was a knitwear designer, she wrote Knitting for Dummies, she

In October 2014, Sweet Grass Wool was purchased by Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm. This review has

A great and often heated debate exists between those knitters who like acrylic blends and those who don't. Much of

Blue Sky Alpacas (now Blue Sky Fibers) was the belle of the ball at the most recent TNNA. The company

If butter could be spun into yarn, that yarn would be Malabrigo. As a company, Malabrigo actually offers several different kinds

Dream in Color is run by friends Veronica and Nancy. The magic begins when the yarns are hand-dyed using a process

A fixture in Denmark's knitting scene for more than 30 years, Marianne Isager is finally—and fittingly—entering the U.S. market. She dipped her

This yarn is like a good rollerball pen. It's widely available, doesn't cost a fortune, feels great in your hands,

Linen has its fans and foes in the handknitting world. Derived from the stalk of the flax plant, linen fiber

I still remember my first mail-order yarn purchase. It was from a mythical warehouse-sized place in Western Massachusetts where people

One of my very favorite Merino yarns, Aurora 8, has a large and loyal following. It has the sponginess of a

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

For more than 140 years, sheep have grazed along the Columbia Plateau in north central Oregon. Many of them were

Occupying 3,000 acres along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Beaverslide Dry Goods is a family ranch whose Rambouillet/Merino sheep produce the

Restaurants sometimes offer a house wine that's of decent quality, reasonably priced, and available by the glass. Some yarn shops

Few companies can produce consistently beautiful hand-dyed yarns in quantities sufficient enough for large-scale distribution. Lorna's Laces is one. The color combinations

Maybe it's just January talking, but as soon as I spotted this yarn I thought "cowl." In fact, I could

The UK has a vibrant textiles history. Most argue that the fortunes of the British empire were, in fact, based

Whenever you take a single strand of continuous fibers and apply twist, you get something innately vulnerable and unbalanced. We

Classic Elite Yarns has introduced a new undyed, natural-colors-only yarn collection called Mountaintop. The collection features three yarns to start, each

If you ever decide to drive up the Maine coast to Bar Harbor (and I think you should), your journey

A plied yarn is greater than the sum of its parts. The mere act of twisting strands of spun fiber

A fixture in Denmark's knitting scene for more than 30 years, Marianne Isager is finally—and fittingly—entering the U.S. market. She dipped her

This yarn is like a good rollerball pen. It's widely available, doesn't cost a fortune, feels great in your hands,

Linen has its fans and foes in the handknitting world. Derived from the stalk of the flax plant, linen fiber

I still remember my first mail-order yarn purchase. It was from a mythical warehouse-sized place in Western Massachusetts where people

For the last 10+ years, Barbara Parry and her husband have been establishing a flock of Cormo and Border Leicester

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

Every region leaves its mark on those who live there, whether they're animals or humans. While the cashmere most of

I'm a sucker for cashmere and cute packaging. But there's something more to these kits, which actually don't look like kits

Any time I see cashmere with an unusual twist, I get excited. This fine, short-stapled fiber is all about delicate tenderness

A few years ago at Interweave Knitting Lab in Manchester, New Hampshire, I ventured into the North Light Fibers booth.

Even without knowing what's in it, you instinctively know this yarn is something special. The skein sits in your hands

The global cashmere market has had its share of booms and busts. Some of the most significant changes came within

Superior has long been one of my favorite yarns. It's an airy confection of cashmere fibers that are held together by

Most cashmere yarn is good, and some is even really good. But very, very rarely do you encounter extraordinary cashmere.

Habu Cashmere represents all the things I love about yarn. On the skein, it looks and feels like one thing.

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

Consider the Arctic muskox, a majestic mammal that lives in extreme conditions. To stay warm in the dead of winter,

For generations, farmers in Texas have raised some extraordinary wool and mohair. We don't hear much about it because the

The skein lies furry and limp, a bit like you'd shaved a cat and forgotten to clean it up. Like

For several years, knitwear designer Anne Hanson has been sourcing and shipping yarns for her Knitspot club. They tended to

Until now, Green Mountain Spinnery yarns were primarily in the DK- to worsted-weight range, with yarns like Mountain Mohair and Weekend Wool. These

Many people reserve the term "novelty yarn" for fluffy synthetic concoctions. But Silk Rhapsody proves that you can have a

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

Occupying 3,000 acres along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front, Beaverslide Dry Goods is a family ranch whose Rambouillet/Merino sheep produce the

Kidsilk Haze belongs on that short list of exquisite, special-occasion yarns. It combines two delicate strands of silk with the

Even without knowing what's in it, you instinctively know this yarn is something special. The skein sits in your hands

For all the progress we've made over the centuries—the gadgets, the inventions, the miracle potions and cures—there are still some

Blue Sky Alpacas (now Blue Sky Fibers) was the belle of the ball at the most recent TNNA. The company

For all the progress we've made over the centuries—the gadgets, the inventions, the miracle potions and cures—there are still some

We've reached that point in summer where even I, the ardent wearer of wool, am switching to cooler cottons and

Linen has its fans and foes in the handknitting world. Derived from the stalk of the flax plant, linen fiber

With online shopping more prevalent than ever, yarn stores are in a bit of a pickle. They need inventory that

Even without knowing what's in it, you instinctively know this yarn is something special. The skein sits in your hands

Consider the Arctic muskox, a majestic mammal that lives in extreme conditions. To stay warm in the dead of winter,

[caption id="attachment_7401" align="alignleft" width="400"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] The Sincere Sheep was launched by Brooke Sinnes in 2011. Based in Northern California, Brooke

Whenever you take a single strand of continuous fibers and apply twist, you get something innately vulnerable and unbalanced. We

Superior has long been one of my favorite yarns. It's an airy confection of cashmere fibers that are held together by

Most cashmere yarn is good, and some is even really good. But very, very rarely do you encounter extraordinary cashmere.

Many people reserve the term "novelty yarn" for fluffy synthetic concoctions. But Silk Rhapsody proves that you can have a

For months, knitters everywhere have waxed poetic about a new miracle yarn made from seaweed. Years of being pitched the

We've seen yarns that shift from color to color, and even from texture to texture—slubby to smooth, bouclé to bumpy.

Few companies can produce consistently beautiful hand-dyed yarns in quantities sufficient enough for large-scale distribution. Lorna's Laces is one. The color combinations

Kidsilk Haze belongs on that short list of exquisite, special-occasion yarns. It combines two delicate strands of silk with the

We've reached that point in summer where even I, the ardent wearer of wool, am switching to cooler cottons and

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