Knit Collage is fascinating yarn to create with! This super bulky yarn is so much fun that you have to keep going to see what the next row reveals, and the next, and the next! Fortunately it works up quickly so you don't have to wait long to gaze in delight at your finished project!Amy Small, owner, has taught a handful of women in Punjab, India how to craft her yarn designs on traditional spinning wheels. A few others create embellishments to add to the yarn. Each skein is a treasure of uniqueness due to the exceptional amount of hands-on work involved!Some of the colorways have over 10 different colors of fiber to create their spectacular look! Amy suggests that when you knit with a yarn with embellishments, you should gently push the embellishment to the front of your work after you've finished the stitch. She also suggests lightly blocking them so they aren't soaking wet to avoid lengthy drying time.Knit Collage has patterns that showcase the details of their yarn perfectly. The hat above, worked on size 13 and 15 needles, is the Rosalita Hat designed by Cheryl Kubat. Wabarna pom poms seem as if they're made specifically for this hat!These mittens are Susan B. Anderson's Christmas Mitten Story worked on a size 10.5 needle. How fun to wear on a dreary day!You will have noticed the My Sister Knits bags in the photos! We now have a collection of our own bags, beautifully hand made with great attention to detail, by local artisan Jennica Force. Be sure to check out the zippers!We invite you to our little corner of the world to peruse our Knit Collage yarns and choose a bag that calls to you! See you soon!
My Sister Knits is happy to announce that we are now stocking Wool and the Gang yarns! Coming to us from England, this yarn company focuses on do-it-yourself fashion!
Crazy Sexy Wool
Made with Peruvian wool, this is a Super Chunky weight ball of single ply softness! Calling for size 15 - 50 US needles and a wpi of 2.5, this yarn knits up fast! We have two hat samples in the shop that are darling with a Wabarna pom pom added! This yarn was designed with beginners in mind because progress is seen immediately!
Heal the Wool
Also from Peru, this yarn is recycled wool fiber. It is a soft, chunky two ply Super Bulky weight that also can be knit with size 15 - 50 US needles and has a wpi of 5. Wool and the Gang donates 30% of the yarn price to Friends of the Earth to help fight climate change.
A word about wpi....
You may have noticed that these two yarns have different weight classifications but the suggested needle size is the same. Crazy Sexy Wool has a wpi of 2.5 while Heal the Wool has a wpi of 5. The term 'wpi' means wraps per inch. To determine the wpi of a yarn, it is wrapped carefully around a ruler, with each wrap touching the one before but not overlapping, for one inch. The number of wraps helps to determine the weight of the yarn. Taking into account the difference of wpis, Heal the Wool is the lighter weight of the two.
Shiny Happy Cotton
This aran/worsted weight pima cotton is also from Peru and rounds out our Wool and the Gang collection. Items made with pima cotton are softer, denser, and more durable that those made with regular cotton. Just feel our Fade Cowls and dishcloths that are on display!Projects made with Wool and the Gang are perfect for quick Christmas gifts! We have ideas for hats, cloths for dishes or faces, and cowls on display. We invite you to come in and check them out!