A few months ago I had the chance to visit Tolt Yarn and Wool with some friends (more about our adventures here) and I picked up one precious skein of Yarn On The House (aka YOTH) yarn. It was a pale greenish shade (one of a kind) and it was Big Sister DK, which I thought was an excellent name for a yarn weight. Well, I’ve been a bit obsessed ever since.
This is the hat I made with my one precious skein. I hummed and hawed for a looooong time on this one. What to make, what to make! Finally I chose the Antler Hat. I knit the largest size on 4.5 mm / US #7 needles since it’s DK, not worsted like the pattern calls for, and I gifted the finished hat to my neighbour.
It was then that I spotted this beautiful gradient on Shannon Cook’s instagram feed (aka so very shannon). Well, after I admired it so much, the lovely Veronika (Big Sister herself) brought me this stunning yellow gradient at Knit City and I have been petting it ever since. Petting you ask? I haven’t quite figured out what it will be yet (a design for sure but lace, fair isle, color blocks…who knows!) so it sits beside my knitting chair, where I occasionally pet it while I ponder the future of these 800 yards of fingering weight yarn.
Soon after KC the team at YOTH launched their first line, the RAW palette! All of the colours have delicious, food inspired, names like Caviar and Portabella. There are 2 weights, Big Sister (DK) and Little Brother (fingering), both a luxurious mix of Merino, Cashmere, and Nylon.
I had a chance to see it all in person at Knit Fit Seattle and picked up a couple of skeins for a Christmas sweater for Hunter (more on that epic project later). Her Snowflake sweater is in Big Sister DK in Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt. Does it get more perfect than salt and pepper?! The yarn is a little heavier DK than the original yarn we used for the Snowflake. It’s perfect to keep Hunter cozy but when I knit a sweater for me I think I’ll go up a needle size and make a swatch to make sure I get the drapey fabric I desire.
Not only does YOTH produce gorgeous yarns, the geniuses behind it are also super fun. I had a chance to hang out with Veronika and Danny (little brother) at Baaad Anna’s last weekend and it was a blast. They are clearly a tight family because when Veronika decided to start a yarn company she asked little brother to join in and he gave her a very enthusiastic yes. Their whole story is here and it is just lovely.
I’m looking forward to more knits in YOTH yarns (I already have a bit of a stash)! Have you had a chance to try it yet? What colour name is your fave?
TCK Patterns perfect for YOTH yarns: