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Verdant Gryphon Exclusively at The Yarn Company

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Honestly, we cannot believe our luck, but it is true, The Yarn Company is extremely proud and happy and grateful to announce that it is now carrying Verdant Gryphon in our New York Store! We are Verdant Gryphon’s sole retail outlet – and trust us, it is worth a trip in and of itself just to our selection of The Verdant Gryphon. Right now on our shelves? The amazing Bugga!, Eidos, and Mondegreen.  Online? click here.

Bugga! is a luxurious sport weight yarn (70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon), whose colorways all have insect names: American Rubyspot, Blue Bottle Fly, Death’s Head Moth Caterpillar, Mosquito, etc. Some are variegated and some solid, but all are otherworldly, luxurious, and not at all creepy. Bugga! makes great socks knit densely but also does well in sweaters using a looser gauge. (412 yds/4.3 oz skein, 7 sts/in on US #2 needles.)

We also have Eidos (100% superwash merino), a soft but tough 2-ply fingering weight sock yarn. The word Eidos is taken from Greek philosophy and refers to the essence or being of something. The colorway names for this yarn are “drawn from mythology of all ages and places”: Atropos, Gilgamesh, Isis, Persephone, Wen Chang… so get ready to create something legendary with this yarn!

Eidos is spun tightly and is very squishy and elastic, holding its shape nicely and showing beautiful stitch definition. The little bumps formed by the plies shimmer and show off the color to grand effect as well. (420 yds/4 oz skein, 8 sts/in on US #1 needles.)

We are in ecstasies over Mondegreen, Gryphon’s ultrasoft sweater yarn of 60% Blue-Faced Leicester, 20% baby camel, and 20% silk. The Leicester gives it a solid structure, the silk gives it a sheen, and the baby camel is downy soft. The 4 plies are spun with a twist such that this worsted stays soft while giving good stitch definition. Mondegreen means “a word or phrase that is misinterpreted as another word or phrase, usually with an amusing result;” in this case the colorways are misheard song lyrics, such as “Hit Me with Your Pet Shark,” “Seasick Asian Man,” and our favorite, “Dirty Deeds Done with Sheep.” 200yds/4 oz skein, 4.5 sts/in on US #8 needles. Thank you, Gryphon!!!