Yarn that feels like coming home.
Little Skein yarn welcomes you home and into a quiet, full-hearted place where your needles move quickly and your knitting is full of love.
The process begins in my San Francisco home studio. First, I imagine a fresh color palette that brings to life the story I'm celebrating. I 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.
Pre-order your favorite colorway on the base of your choice.
● House Blend no. 2: fingering weight | 400 yards per 115g | 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon. Note: colors are softer and more muted on this base. See last two pictures for a visual reference.
● Merino Sport: sport weight | 328 yards per 100g | 100% superwash merino
● Merino DK: 231 yards per 100g | 100% superwash merino
● Dulce Domum is the warm glow of candlelight, honey and home.
● Mr. Toad is a cool froggy green with undertones of grey and gentle speckles of brown and moss.
● The River Bank is a cool blue, shifting to lavender in some spots and grey in others, with speckles that blend it perfectly with Mr. Toad and Dulce.
● The Wild Wood is a deep and mysterious layered brown with hints of dark green, moss and flecks of bark.
Yarn details and care instructions on the tabs (above).
I chose each of my yarn bases for a specific purpose. House Blend no. 2 is a luxurious merino and cashmere blend that's ideal for shawls and wraps. Merino Sport and Merino DK are my perfect, bouncy, color-loving yarns for mid-weight sweaters and accessories.
Please note that colors are softer and more muted on House Blend no. 2 and a bit more vibrant on Merino Sport and DK.
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.