Our New Yarn Line - Journey
November 09, 2021

Our New Yarn Line - Journey

One of the things I love to do is source yarns for the shop.  A while ago, I had the idea to create our own line of yarn.  This led me on a quest to find a mill and a yarn I loved.  And now, after quite a wait, it's here!

Journey is named after two things: firstly the journey of the yarn, from the Alpaca who roam the mountains in Peru, to the mill for processing, to us and then to you!  The other reason we named it Journey is more personal: it's our journey as a business that started back in 2010 on Etsy, where I began selling hand-dyed yarn, to the present time where we have a busy studio and, now, our own line of yarn! 

So, let's talk about the yarn.  As I mentioned, we work with a fabulous mill in Peru known for its commitment to Alpaca research, sustainability and the production of high-quality yarn.  Journey has been spun from 100% Superfine Peruvian Alpaca that is beautifully soft and has a lovely halo.  We decided on a fingering weight - the most popular of all our weights - and we chose to have the yarns wound into balls.  This was a big priority for me because I really hate hand-winding yarn.  The yarn knits up to produce very soft and light, yet warm, fabric that is ideal for all types of garments as well as hats and shawls. 

When selecting our colourways, we decided to have the yarns spun from dyed and natural roving, which is how the colours are produced.  So, there is no batch dyeing of skeins.  Producing colourways from a combination of dyed and natural roving produces a heathered effect which, just like hand-dyed yarns, has a beautiful depth of colour.  If you look closely at each of the ten colourways, you'll see hints of all the colours used to create them. It's rather magical.  Each colourway is colourfast: they do not bleed when washed, meaning they are perfect for colourwork projects.

To celebrate the release of Journey, we will be re-releasing our Duet top pattern which we have sampled using this yarn.  There will also be lots more patterns to follow!  Make sure you sign up for our newsletter to see some of our pattern suggestions!  Now, the big question: how much are the yarns?  Our price is $25 AUD (which is around 18 USD) per skein which is 400 yards / 366 metres in 100g.

We hope you love Journey as much as we do.  I am so proud of this yarn and I can't wait to see what you create with it!  Journey goes live this Friday at 9am AEST; we hope to see you there!