At Stitches South this year, I discovered a booth that touched me to the core! Yoth Yarns. Their display was so “clean”- simple, beautiful, like an Anthropologie display. What I especially responded to was the color- or maybe it was the lack of it. All the yarns were neutrals and greens, blues. I couldn’t help but think, in a room full of explosive color “Now that’s just plain gutsy!”
From reading their website, I discovered they began with Raw Palette, in neutrals. Then added on the Fresh palette, in earthy blues and greens. Anyone that knows me, can understand why I was so drawn to this color range. They do, however, have plans to add two more palettes, over time: in their own words, “Juicy Palette, the golden sunlit yellows and oranges that mom adores, and Roots Palette, the ravishing reds, purples and pinks that every collection needs.”
And wait, it just gets better and better. Read their story; they tell it much better than I can here. In essence, it’s a sister (Veronka) and brother (Danny) team – with the whole family involved in different aspects of the business. The yarns are offered in 2 weights: Little Brother in fingering and Big Sister in dk.
Of course, I just couldn’t pass it up. For the first time in over 20 years I paid retail for yarn- but I just had to have these colors in Little Brother. And part of me is still wishing I’d picked up some Big Sister, too. Ah well…one at a time… can’t wait to design with this combo!
Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
Big Sister: DK weight, Approximately 231 yds
Little Brother: Fingering weight, Approximately 435 yds
And here’s what they say on their (also beautifully done – by Veronka’s husband) website:
“Our yarns are lovingly dyed in small batches at our dye house in Maine to mimic the look of hand dyed yarns. Some colors may have more variegation than others and we recommend alternating skeins on larger projects as you would with a hand dyed yarn.”
They also have wonderful notions. Below are the pieces I couldn’t pass up. I mean, you can never have enough finishing needles, stitch markers, or safety pins, right? And they’re so darling in the packaging. I don’t have a photo of their careful wrapping because I couldn’t wait to get to what was inside- but just know that all the little glass jars were individually wrapped in brown paper and taped with their masking tape stamped with their logo. It’s the attention to detail like this that endears this company to me even more.
And just look at this masking tape! How cool is that? I had to buy one of each, of course, if for no other reason than to adorn my studio. The note cards are very sweet, too. I was lucky enough to snag the last one, so not the only one that appreciated this booth!