NEW YARN: Poppy Yarn
True to the spirit of this week, today I want to present to you another new addition to our Fall lineup that we are pretty thrilled with. You may have come across Poppy Yarn and Fibre at their Knit City booth over the past few years, and we have been smitten at first sight. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, this proudly “Mom-Made business” creates yarn with warmth and depth on quality bases. We picked up two bases to add to our Fall lineup: Shetland Fingering and Revelstoke Worsted.
Describing her artistic roots, yarn dyer Denise says:
Whether it’s already spun into yarn when I meet it or still pillowy fibre, I love wool and fibre. I enjoy both the feel and the smell of it while dreaming about what colours would shine on it. Because of this, I put my love and passion into every item I dye. Like many dyers came to dyeing as a natural progression of my fibre obsession. I will only ever offer my customers a product I would be happy to use myself to create an heirloom finished project. To be honest, I am recharged after any long day by escaping into a world of colour and texture with wool and my dye pots. I hope you enjoy knitting and spinning my products as much as I enjoy creating them!
Check out how these the colours of the soft rustics of her Shetland Fingering base dreamily play well together. This is a non-superwash base perfect for colourwork or Fair-Isle style knits, such as can be found in the new Saltwater Classics book of patterns from Newfoundland designers Christine Legrow and Shirley Scott.
Here’s the yarn specs:
Poppy Yarns Shetland Fingering:
Fibres: 100% Shetland Wool
Weight: 2-ply Fingering (1)
Length: 100 g / 350 yards (320 m)
Poppy Yarns Revelstoke Worsted:
Fibres: 100% Superwash Merino
Weight: 4-ply Worsted (4)
Length: 115 g / 205 yards (187 m)