Soft and skinny is our wispy Tern, a blend of wool and tussah silk. The yarn's muted palette - think vintage painted photographs - results from the way in which the different fibers absorb dye. The wool portion colors thoroughly, but the silk is barely tinted. It's good for socks, scarves, mitts, hats, and any sweater that loves a little drape.
New colors for 2019: Ink, Shoals, and Atolla
2019 limited edition shade: Magnolia
Squishy, lofty, plump, little Owl is made from a blend of American wool and alpaca. It's spun and dyed in New England and knits up between 4½ to 5 stitches per inch, the perfect weight for just about everything.
Piper is our pretty little southern bird. We sourced the softest super fine kid mohair we could find and blended it with super fine merino to make a lighter-than-air, almost lace weight single-ply yarn. Piper has a pretty halo and a subtle sheen, thanks to the long, silky fibers of the mohair. Knit it on a larger needle if you want. It fills in nicely. Great in sweaters, hats, and, of course, shawls.
Sourcing Texas mohair has come with challenges, and as we describe on our blog, in order to keep this special yarn to our standards, we had to look outside the US for production.
As our new shipment arrives from South Africa onto our shelves, we'll be transitioning all of our shades of Piper to this new blend from the original 50% Texas super kid mohair, 50% Texas superfine merino. You may see both fiber contents on your yarn tags if you are ordering multiple colors of Piper during this time. This new Piper knits up perfectly with the original, allowing you to use them together to achieve identical gauge and fabric.
Read the full story of our mohair journey on our blog.
New colors for 2019: Bandera, Quanah, Vega, Blanco, and San Antonio
Owl Tweet is a lot like our pretty Owl. It's soft, lofty, and light and just like the other bird, it knits up between 4½ to 5 stitches per inch. The difference? Tweet has little nubs of soft wool that pop here and there from the background. We love its tweedy, rustic texture in everything from garter stitch to cables.
In the same fiber family as our laceweight Piper, Crane was developed with the idea of creating a luxe, single ply of superfine merino/superkid mohair blend in a versatile worsted weight. Paired with an arresting palette to suit its softness of character and silkiness of the resulting fabric’s hand, Crane is irresistibly soft, warm, and seems to glow from within.