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  • Welcome!
    I'm Anne. I hand-dye yarn, make kits for knitters, and write words for the common good. I put fresh yarn in my shop most Sundays, in tandem with my Sunday newsletter.

  • Meet my beagle, Molly. She likes to steal yarn.

  • Pre-Order

    Starling | multiple bases | PREORDER

    Yarn base

    Sometimes, you really just want a black sweater. But make it hand-dyed.

    Starling is my newest colorway, and it looks exactly like a starling's wings: deep, dark, moody, with iridescent shimmers of navy, purple, and green. Because sometimes, you really just need a simple black sweater in your wardrobe, but you also want to make it shine like only hand-dyed yarn can. 

    I'm offering this color on two of my favorite bases: Cashmere Blend and Mohair-Silk Lace.  Make a warm fingering weight sweater with just Cashmere Blend, or hold them together for a worsted weight sweater.

    This is a pre-order and will ship in 4-6 weeks, and sooner if I can.

    Yarn specifications

    Cashmere Blend
    70% superwash merino wool, 20% cashmere & 10% nylon
    420 yards | 115 grams
    3-ply construction
    Superwash (but I still recommend hand-washing)
    Merino wool grown in New Zealand; cashmere grown and nylon created in Italy; yarn spun in Canada

    Mohair Lace
    70% kid mohair, 30% silk
    477 yards | 50g skein
    Kid mohair and silk grown in South Africa; yarn spun in Canada.

    Do you need to alternate skeins?

    For socks, no. For garments and shawls that use more than one skein, yes. All of my yarn is dyed by hand in small batches of four skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I 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.

    Caring for your finished item

    My yarn should always be hand-washed 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 residue in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.

    Always let your knitted item air dry to prevent shrinking or felting and to keep your item looking its best.