We are delighted to announce that A Great Yarn is now carrying yarn from Apple Fiber Studio. Located in the Pacific Northwest (Bellingham, WA, to be precise), the folks at AFS and bill themselves as “micro-brewers” of plus, hand-dyed yarn. We got a chance to sample their yarn at the recent VOGUE Knitting in New York City, and found that their yarn is precisely as advertised: unbelievably soft and spectacularly colorful.
Being from Washington State, it’s probably not surprising that their different lines of yarn they work are named after varieties of apple, e.g., Jonagold, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, etc. We’ve chosen to start with the McIntosh line, which is sock/fingering weight yarn, that’s also washable, warm and squishy. The yarn is composed of 60% merino, 20% superfine alpaca and 20% nylon.