Independent's Celebration - Palouse Yarn Company

PYC logo copy   It's time for our last featured company for our Independent's Celebration.

This week's featured company is Palouse Yarn Company!

Palouse Yarn Company is a fairly recent addition at Alpaca Direct.  These yarns are squishably soft and come in rich jewel tone colors.  My personal color palette is made up largely of jewel tones and dark, rich colors.  The rich tonal colors fit perfectly in my stash. One of the other things I love about Palouse Yarn Company is that they're quite local.  The other features we've done this month are small companies based in Canada and Uruguay.  Palouse Yarns is based in Moscow, Idaho and headquartered at The Yarn Underground there.  I enjoy being able to support local companies, and I always feel a sense of connection to them even if I've never met the owners in person. cropped-cashmere-squeeze-yarn-pic1 Palouse Yarn Company is owned and run by Shelley Stone.  She's been a knitter practically her whole life (she says she was taught to knit as a child to keep her occupied during the long winters in Maine so she wouldn't drive everyone crazy).  More recently she took up dyeing as a side project that has now expanded to become Palouse Yarn Company, producing the wonderful yarns we get to play with and enjoy today. All Palouse Yarns are hand dyed in small batches in Shelley's backyard studio.  She loves getting to recreate the colors that inspire her with her own fibery pursuits. At Alpaca Direct we carry Palouse Yarn Company's Merino Fine, Merino Lace, and Cashmere Squeeze. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="128"] Merino Fine Sour Cherries[/caption] Merino Fine is a fingering weight single ply yarn.  It is made from 100% Superwash Merino wool.  It comes in four ounce hanks of 475 yards.  This yarn makes beautiful lightweight accessories and baby items.  It will beautifully display both open, lacey patterns and cables. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="128"] Merino Lace Night Sky[/caption] Merino Lace is a lace weight single ply yarn made from 100% Superwash Merino wool.  It is an even finer version of Merino Fine.  It comes in four ounce hanks of 825 yards.  It is perfect for creating heirloom lace pieces as well as everyday scarves, shawls, and stoles. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="128"] Cashmere Squeeze Wheatgrass[/caption] Cashmere Squeeze is a sport weight yarn made of 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, and 10% Silk.  It comes in four ounce hanks of 400 yards.  This lovely soft yarn makes beautiful lightweight garments and accessories.  The softness combined with its superwash content make it a good choice for heirloom quality baby items that can also be used. We hope you've enjoyed this series of posts featuring our independent dyers for our Independent's Celebration.  We'll be featuring more of our independents throughout the year.  We know how much love and care the creators of these yarns put into their work.  We love to support them and hope you do, too!

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