The autumn news just keep coming! This week we had a gorgeous delivery come to us all the way from Washington, USA, and we are very proud to introduce you to Spincycle Yarns. Their Dyed In The Wool is just what it sounds like; dyed in the wool.
Where some yarns are dyed after spinning, this one is dyed first, spun second. Dyed In The Wool starts out in the dye house, where Kate and Rachel, the powerhouses behind Spincycle, kettle dye the fibres themselves. Kettle dyeing, versus hand painting for example, means each colourway gets the most subtly enchanting colour shifts from one shade to the next. Once dry and ready for spinning, the yarn heads over to the small, mother and daughter run mill where it’s machine spun for efficiency while true to that hand-spun quality that the “Spinsters” – and us – love so much. From start to finish, it’s a labour of love and an all hands-on operation.
And we love Dyed In The Wool. It’s an amazingly springy yarn that could almost fool you to believe it had some nylon content, but it’s all 100% American wool, and a beautiful one at that. The range of colour ways covers all your needs, from the bright-bright, to the sweetly muted, and always contain some gorgeously bold and self-shifting colours that will keep you going for that “just one more row” to see what’s coming next.
You can find Dyed In The Wool in individual skeins to suit the project of your hearts desire, or why not get yourself one of their kits? Everything you need in a customised muslin project bag; the kits come complete with the yarn, pattern and a hand made wooden stitch marker. Simply perfect if you find yourself suddenly without a project, and these kits of course make ideal gifts! It’s never too soon to start collecting Christmas presents you know. We also have a few single patterns for these lovely accessories. Shown above are the Hank Hat, Gumshoe Cowl and Clementine Cowl.
Are you too dyeing to get your hands on these beauties? Leave us a comment below by midnight (BST) on Wednesday for a chance to win a skein in the colour of your choice, just tell us what you’d love to make with it.
Time to announce last week’s giveaway winner!
It seems we’re not the only one’s to be smitten with Ella Austin, thank you to everyone who entered! The lucky winner of four balls of Lang Jawoll and Ella’s new collection is Alicia – congratulations!
That’s all for this week folks. Happy knitting!