Sumptuous Spincycle Yarns

Spincycle Yarns are like no other; the multiple colors in each skein are so eye catching!  We pet these skeins often, trying to decide which is our favorite colorway.

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Spincycle Yarns worsted weight Dream State

Spincycle Yarns Dream State, like their other bases, is “dyed in the wool” creating splendid multicolored yarns!  This means that their fleeces are cleaned, carded, made into roving and then dyed before they are spun.  Surprisingly, this is done by putting several colors of dye into the dye pot at once.  Now you might think that would create nothing but a rather muddy color.  However, if the PH and the temperature are exactly right when the roving is added, magic happens!

The spinning process elongates the colors and spreads them throughout the yarn. The last step of plying lays one color over another and creates the final amazingly colored yarn!  Every skein of Spincycle Yarns is unique which adds to the fun!

Choose Your Own Adventure

Spincycle Yarns are unequaled for adding that little extra ‘something’ to a project.  Kimberly put some kits together that use Spincycle Yarns Dream State to create a go-to accessory!  These kits have two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft and one skein of Dream State.  When you buy a kit, you can ‘choose your own adventure’ because you get your choice of one of three patterns for free!

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Andrea Mowry’s Across the Pond cowl

Andrea designed this cowl with Spincycle Yarns in mind.  Across the Pond’s colorwork section uses mosaic knitting which deals with only one strand of yarn at a time; perfect as an introduction to colorwork!

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Laura Nelkin’s Adventura shawl

This pattern is only available at local yarn shops, it is not available on Ravelry.  Laura’s goal is to get knitters to adventure to their local yarn shop!  This shawl has three versions so you are indeed choosing your own adventure!  They start the same, knitting a boomerang shape with a neutral color and then you choose what you’d like to do for the rest of it with skill levels ranging from beginner to more challenging.

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Kate Salomon’s Mini Marley modification of Andrea Mowry’s Marley shawl

We have Kate’s modification instructions to make the Marley a smaller shawl, the Mini Marley!  This delightful smaller version is the result of a pattern-reading mistake that ended up creating something unexpected!  As designer Stephen West says, mistakes are just new design elements!

We have another sample in the shop that is great for Spincycle Yarns, Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Flying Geese Cowl.  Diana used it for some of the triangles but you could use one skein for all of them. Be sure to check out this cowl as a possibility!

There are plentiful patterns where just a little of this gorgeous yarn goes a long way towards creating something special.  We’d be happy to help you choose a different project if that is your wish!

We welcome you to come into My Sister Knits to ooohh and aaaahh over Spincycle Yarns, all the while appreciating the process that makes it so special.

 

 

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