NEW YARN: Yarn Enabler
We are so excited to announce another amazing Canadian indie yarn to our lineup, just in time for a sweet Valentine’s Day treat! Amanda from Yarn Enabler has been dyeing since 2014 and is best known for her No2 Pencil yarn, but we will also be presenting many of her other amazing self-patterning and self-striping beauties!
Her No2 Pencil is a celebration of elementary schools, accounting firms and crossword puzzle lovers everywhere. And she also dyes up a self-striping lined paper sock to match! These come separately (for a matching set of socks of either design), or in a Stationary Pair that has you knitting one sock of each, since mismatched socks are pretty awesome as well!
Amanda is only one of two dyers that I know of that has taken on the challenge of hand dyeing self patterning yarns where the yarn does all the work. Her watermelon yarn with heel-toe mini-skeins is one of my favourite!
Amanda is also known for her podcast Dye Another Day that she co-hosts with Christina of The Cozy Knitter. If you haven’t discovered it yet, it is one of the best knitty podcasts I have come across due to the dynamics between these two talented Canadian dyers. In addition Amanda has also recently taken up the challenge to show her creativity live online in Instagram livecasts where she interprets a picture using yarn as her canvas in her studio. Taking the viewers from the beginning to the end of the process, she gives a peek into all that takes place in a dye studio to create the beautiful yarns we enjoy. Here is an interpretation of ‘Singing In The Rain’ that she has transferred into a stripe sock…
And we can’t forget her Sock Monkey socks…
We are thrilled to bring this Toronto talent to the west coast, and can proudly say we are one of the only yarn stores in the world to carry Yarn Enabler! Thank you Amanda for lending us your talents, as self patterning and self-striping yarns are just too fun to resist!