Here at the shop, we love a good hand dye more than anything and we think we found something special in our latest addtion: the Periwinkle Sheep. Founded and lovingly dyed by Karin Maag-Tanchak, the Periwinkle Sheep focuses on creating beautiful colors that any stitcher would love to work with. A knitter since the age of eight, Karin began dyeing in her own kitchen in 2008. Karin began selling her yarns at fiber festivals, before allowing a small group of yarn shops in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Washington state to sell her yarns. No longer dyeing in her kitchen, Karin established her studio in a rehabbed factory building where she still dyes each skein herself and in small batches.
As Karin says, “a customer should never wonder what they can make with Periwinkle Sheep yarn, it should jump onto their needles right away!”
While we are expecting several yummy bases from the Periwinkle Sheep, first up is some of her truly delicious Merino Aran. This superwash merino yarn comes with 180 yards in each $26 skein and I know I can’t wait to get a project on my needles!
The colors in this yarn are simple amazing and perfect for so many projects. It’s not often I find a dyer who’s neutrals are just as appealing to me as her colors are! Whether you go with a bright or a neutral, I’m thinking an Autumn Blush would be pretty dreamy with three skeins of Merino Aran.
I’ll admit it: this winter has definitely been a bit of a hat fest for me. They are just so much fun to make and wear, plus they normally only need one skein. Pick one up for a Cold Snap!
Pick up two different colors and have a little fun with brioche by knitting a Reimei Cowl!
A sweater would dreamy with this soft and squishy merino. I’m thinking maybe alpenglühen would be lovely, especially with those gorgeous cables. You just need 5-7 skeins, depending on your size!