This yarn is special, not only can it be used to create beautiful things, it can tell stories!
True to my librarian roots, Skeins in the Stacks yarn is organized in Dewey Decimal fashion. You will see the yarn organized in this manner within each shop section. The yarn weights are as follows:
Yarn Weight Divisions
100 Lace 200 Fingering 300 Sport 400 DK 500 Worsted
600 Aran 700 Chunky 800 Bulky 900 Roving
Each of the yarn bases I use are named after a different author: Potter, Herriot, London, Thoreau, Alcott, Austen.... Who is your favorite?
"Potter" Long Staple Angora 437 yards 50 grams Like a cloud. If the fog could kiss you, this would be what it would feel like. this is the ultimate luxury yarn. Perfect for a fine lace scarf or cowl. It is the bunny yarn.
"Herriot" Superwash BFL 75%, Nylon 25% 464 yards 100 grams Rarity, warm and durable superwash Blue Faced Leicester is great for sweaters, socks, and wristers. Picture James Herriot pulling on his hand knit socks from this yarn, as he goes out on a late night winter call.
"London" Superwash Merino 75%, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina 438 yards, 100 grams This two ply superwash merino yarn is beautiful and springy. The stellina, a non metallic modern nylon fiber engineered in Italy, adds a lovely sparkle, and together with the nylon adds strength. Imagine Jack London's characters looking out upon the sparkling Alaskan snow as the night sky is lit with stars all around them.
"Thoreau" Ultrafine Organic Merino Wool 246 yards 100 grams Ultra soft, high quality organic yarn, as Thoreau would have appreciated. Very good stitch definition. Great for baby wear and children's clothing, as well as men or wonen's accessories such as hats, mittens or wristers.
"London" Superwash Merlino 75%, 20% Silk, 5% Stellina 231 yards, 100 grams The DK version of "London" contains non superwash merino, pure silk in the place of nylon, and stellina, a non metallic modern nylon fiber engineered in italy, which adds the lovely sparkle. Now those same rugged Jack London characters are held dear in luxury and warmth, in their frigid northern settings. A sweater, a scarf, or a cowl would be lovely.
"Alcott" Superwash Merino 240 yards, 100 grams This is a springy single ply yarn. A practical yarn that adds a great cushy feel to any garment, it is absolutely beautiful. As smart, beautiful, and single as Alcott herself.
"Austen" Merino Worsted Superwash 218 yards, 100 grams If Jane could had a superwash wool, she would have chosen this yarn to knit herself a cozy shawl. This four ply yarn with great stitch detail, is perfect for cable stitch patterns. I would make a beautiful sweater.
"Thoreau" Ultrafine Organic Merino Wool 181 yards, 100 grams Ultrasoft, high quality organic yarn, as Thoreau would have appreciated. Very good stitch definition. While merino wicks moisture, it also provides warmth without overheating. All those long ago woodsmen and women would know. There was sure to have been a handmade sweater or mittens (with merino), on a road less traveled.
"Potter" Long Staple Angora 109 yards 100 grams Like a cloud. If the fog could kiss you, this would be what it would feel like. This is the ultimate luxury yarn. It would make a luxurious cowl. It is the bunny yarn.
Established September 15, 2012 copyright Skeins in the Stacks 2016