Amongst our DK and fingering/sock weight yarns are some that you may have missed. We have such a good selection that now and then a new yarn can go unnoticed, a hidden gem in between our tried and true old faithfuls. We are going to have a number of posts featuring these yarns in the next few months. Today, we want you to know about two of them!
Forbidden Fiber Co.
This hand-dyed yarn comes to us from Los Angeles, California. We carry fingering weight Pride, a blend of 70% superwash Merino, 20% nylon, and 10% stellina. Stellina is a nylon fiber that is metallic toned, not actually metal. This adds understated sparkle to any project! Perhaps a glittery shawl? Sparkly stripes on a sweater? Socks that make your feet want to dance?
Forbidden Fiber has a special Harry Potter yarn each month. Fans of this yarn can add anything that reminds them of Harry Potter to Forbidden Fiber’s Pinterest board. Each month, a pin is chosen to use as inspiration for that month’s colorway. If you are interested in adding a pin, you can PM Forbidden Fiber on Pinterest and be added.
Each month’s yarn base is chosen at random and the colorways are kept secret until the 20th of the month when the inspiration for the colorway and the resulting yarn are shared on Ravelry. Once My Sister Knits’ shipment for the month is gone, it’s gone. You just have to wait until the next month when a new yarn will be revealed!
Magpie Fibers’ founder Dami Hunter moved to historic Frederick, Maryland and signed up for a knitting class in a local yarn shop that opened the same week that she arrived!
With her background in and love of crafting, fashion merchandising, and apparel design, she quickly became infatuated with knitting. The colors of the yarns captivated her and she began experimenting with dyeing. She found the art and chemistry of it irresistible and now knitters benefit from her curiosity!
Dami launched Magpie Fibers in 2014 at The Knot House, the yarn shop that opened at the same time she moved to Frederick. We find that rather magical!
My Sister Knits carries her Swanky Sock and Swanky DK yarns. Both are blends of 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon which creates a yarn with exquisite drape and sheen!
We love the diversity of her colorways, from solids and tonals to speckled, she has it covered!
Both of these yarn companies have something special to offer and the lucky thing is that you don’t have to chose between them! You can get a skein of each the next time you’re in the shop!