Spotlight: Dirty Water DyeWorks

On Saturday, September 20th we were so excited to host Stephanie of Dirty Water DyeWorks for a trunk show. You can bet this won’t be the last time we have this loacal dyer in the shop. But if you missed her (or need a bit more Dirty Water yarn) you’re in luck! We’re now carrying four Dirty Water bases, each fabulous in its own unique way.

Clara is a worsted weight Blue Faced Leicester. Not only is this our first BFL yarn, it comes in a delightfully gigantic skein: 250 grams and 550 yards. Make a kids sweater (it’s machine washable) or matching hat, gloves, and cowl from just one skein.

Edna is another first for us: a Polwarth wool/silk blend. It’s a soft DK weight yarn, with a tiny bit of sheen. It would be perfect for a wrap or drapey cardigan.

Bertha is a fingering weight MCN: merino, cashmere, and nylon. The merino and cashmere make it wonderfully soft, and the nylon gives it strength and machine washability! We picked earthy, complex kettle dyed colors for this one. It feels like the perfect way to get into fall, and would look stunning in a two-color shawl.

Lillian is another fingering weight. It’s 100% superwash merino with great stitch definition. This is the yarn to use for socks and knits for babies. We chose some great saturated jewel tones and some happy pastels. While Bertha’s colors are subtle and moody, Lillian’s colors ring loud and clear!

Stephanie was kind enough to leave us with a couple of gorgeous samples, and we’ve got more on the way. But what would you make with Dirty Water DyeWorks yarns?




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