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Alchemy Exclusive

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Lucky, lucky us! Alchemy Yarns is taking one of their most amazing specialty fibers, Wabi Sabi, and dyeing it in a sampling of their 2013 Palette, Wild West, just for us! Nowhere else will you be able to find this fiber in these colors. Wabi Sabi is a uniquely lovely yarn, made of one strand of rough-hewn wool, which absorbs and retains color beautifully, and one of silk, which reflects the light; each keeps its identity when they are twisted together, resulting in a very smooth fiber with a subtle sheen.

NOte: This is a limited edition, and we have only a few of each color.  Buy here now.

We have it in the following Wild West colorways: Arrowhead (poisonous orange!), Geronimo (clear blue), Sweet Tooth (purple), Peacock (variegated blues and greens), Indian Paintbrush (oranges and deep pinks), and Salt Lick (margarita green). Wabi Sabi is 66% wool, 34% silk, 86 yards per 50-gram skein, 3.5 sts/in on US #9 needles.

 

Alchemy was born when a frustrated knitter/designer decided to take matters into her own hands. Gina Wilde loved natural fibers, but they came in the most boring colors—beige, taupe, etc., very nice (yawn). The only yarns you could get in gorgeous colors were nylon and polyester. So Gina started making her own—and the yarn world was never the same!

 

Alchemy is best known now for its excellent silks and its bold, heavily saturated colors; based on the West Coast and not far from the ocean, Gina puts the dazzling landscape into her art, channeling earth sea and air into her yarns. She and partner Austin are now celebrating Alchemy’s first decade. We wish them many more!

 

–Rosie