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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sincere Sheep

I love getting new yarn in the summer time. I know many knitters slow down when the temperature rises, but I always need something on the needles. Fresh, American-made, vegetable-dyed yarn is just the thing to keep us all inspired!

Sincere Sheep is a northern California company producing some gorgeous fiber, and we are happy to be carrying their Equity Fingering and Bannock yarns.
Bannock is a squishy worsted weight with 280 yards in each skein. Most of these are very subtle and tonal, but a few colorways have more variation than others. They are all really lovely. Sally started working with the yellow (Mrs. Fisher), and it is knitting up so nicely. I feel the need to squeeze it every time I see it.
Photo borrowed from Ravelry pattern page.
We love the Spate mitts by Jane Richmond for this yarn. That rich textured raindrop pattern looks so cozy. I'm putting these on the gift knitting list.
The Equity Fingering, grown and spun in Wyoming, is equally gorgeous. This yarn would be perfect for lace knitting, as it will block out beautifully. Colorwork is a great choice, too, since the yarn has a little tooth to it, making it stick to itself just the right amount. The sweet Ice Ribbons set is designed with two skeins of the Equity Fingering for the cap, cowl, and mitts.
Photo borrowed from Ravelry pattern page.
I am so happy to see more American-made yarns in the shop lately. Sally has done an amazing job choosing high-quality products at reasonable prices. Let us know what you think of the beautiful yarns from Sincere Sheep, and stay tuned for even more goodness on the way soon!

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