I chose my House yarn bases for their softness, bounciness, and quality. You put time and love into your knitting project, and we make your yarn with an equal amount of care.
The process begins in my San Francisco home studio. First, I imagine a fresh color palette that brings to life the story we’re celebrating. Then, depending on the technique needed, one of my dye partners or I will create the colorway by hand in small batches of just 4 or 5 skeins at a time.
I firmly believe that color applied by hand, like this, takes on a vibrancy and life that can’t be mass-produced. Each skein is full of kindness, beauty, and an authentic connection to a story you love.
100% superwash merino wool
231 yards | 100 grams
Colorway: Blueberries for Sal
Inspiration: my memory-laden copy of the picture book, Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey
Color notes: This batch of Blueberries for Sal is a one-of-a-kind batch. My most recent batch of cool primary blue dye was substantially different, and these are skeins created while I re-engineered the dye recipe to recreate my original vision of this colorway. Some skeins lean teal, some lean vivid blue, and all are gorgeously layered.
Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).
House Merino DK is my perfect yarn for heavier-weight accessories. It's a soft and squishy pure merino yarn in a DK weight. It is a bouncy 4-ply yarn that takes on color with joyful abandon.
• Use for next-to-skin accessories like cowls, mitts and hats.
• Not ideal for socks because of the fine wool content (the regular wear and tear of socks will cause pilling, so they won't last as long).
• For hats, aim for a gauge of 21 to 24 stitches per 4 inches, which is usually achieved with a needle size of US 4 to 6 (3.5 to 4.0 mm).
Beauty in difference. Each skein is dyed by hand in small batches of just 4 or 5 skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. We think that’s part of what makes each skein perfect – they’re not identical. If you will be using more than 1 skein in your project, alternate skeins to blend any color differences.
Your finished shawl or other item should be hand-washed in cold water with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse. Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color bleeding in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.
Learn more about how water affects color in this article in the June 2018 issue of Spin Off magazine.
I received this colorway in my Beatrice box and am currently knitting the featured shawl. I absolutely love the depth of color and texture of this yarn. The shawl lace work just pops and it has a velvet/ almost suede look to it. I haven’t enjoyed knitting anything quite as much as this.