Now Starring Woolfolk
Woolfolk yarns is one of my favorite yarns in the store! That’s because they make the softest yarn around using Merino wool spun in a special, patented way. It is the coarse fibers in wool that cause the “itchiness” factor. Woolfolk yarn is made of long wool fibers. The elongated, flat scales are not only softer, they also take in light and dye better for deep, luscious hues. And Woolfolk uses ethical and sustainable practices in the Patagonian Grasslands.
At Knit House we carry 5 different kinds of Woolfolk yarns, Tov, Tynd, Far, Flette and Luft.
Tov is a worsted/Aran weight yarn, tightly spun while still soft. Great stitch definition. Our Knit House Hat can be made with it, and many have done so. It’s also a good choice for Chiaki’s Aran Cable Hat.
Tynd is the fingering weight equivalent. Makes great shawls like the Eweye recently made by one of our customers.
Far is my favorite chainette yarn, so soft to the touch you would swear it was cashmere. Its chainette constructions makes it more durable than cashmere and keeps it from piling. I have designed the Mosaic Cowl and hat using this yarn. Both patterns are free with the purchase of Far in the store.
Flette is a fun, slightly boucle yarn, that adds great texture to anything you knit with it. Andrea Mowry’s Morning Ritual was made with it.
Luft is our latest addition to the Woolfolk collection. It’s a lightweight, bulky yarn that is a dream to knit with.
Chiaki made the marvelous Bravo cardigan with it. You may have seen the light rose version of it in the store.