The trade show was especially early this year, which caused a big issue for many of the vendors that are also at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I was worried that it wouldn’t be as “good” as in the past and that I wouldn’t find something exciting for fall.
Towards the end of the second day I tripped across an absolutely stunning display of color at the Pepperberry Knits booth! I was fortunate to meet founder Heidi Hennessy, who is AMAZING.
About Pepperberry Knits
When Heidi first started knitting with cashmere over a decade ago, she knew there was no going back. The feel of luxurious cashmere running through her fingers while knitting was unmatched. She was hooked.
Unsatisfied by the monochrome muted colors of factory produced cashmere yarn, she began experimenting with color by hand plying single strand cashmere on her trusty Ashford Traditional spinning wheel. What turned out was a stunning multi-tonal yarn that gave even the simplest projects a richness of character and depth of color. Word got out about her bold, rich in color hand plied cashmere among her local knitting community and not too long after, she was selling her exclusive yarn to yarn shops, traveling to trade shows and selling on the web around the world.
Today, the team at Pepperberry Knits creates its 100% cashmere yarn in the same tradition of how it all started. The highest quality fiber is still plied at their facility in Boise, ID.
Our first arrivals:
We are launching this wonderful brand in our shop by starting with the sport weight and fun size bundles (with DK arriving in just a few weeks).
Sport Weight: 230 yards per 50 gram skeins, 26 sts = 4″ on a US#3 $28.50 per skein. Great price for cashmere!
Fun Size Bundles: includes 8 fun size sport skeins in several different colorways. 360 yards total. It includes the pattern for the Lila Chevron Stripe Cowl or you can simply create stripes in the round (which is what Arthella is doing)! We have these in a number of color options. $40 each.
Lila Chevron Striped Cowl – free with Fun Sized Bundle
Karen Double Layer Mitts
Fallberry Mitts (Free pattern from Anne Hanson!)
Flambeau – Nicole has this started already!
Madalynn – Quince & Co (I have this started already!)
Kara by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Sunlit Autumn from Botanical Knits 2 – Now available at the shop!