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!