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Author Topic: American wool  (Read 610 times)

milla

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American wool
« on: April 30, 2015, 12:58:14 PM »
A friend of mine is going to NY next week. She likes knitting and she might go to the Purl Bee shop in SoHo. I have been told that I can suggest a late birthday present and I think I'd like some American yarn. Can anyone suggest any brands? Is Sky Blue an American grown yarn? I am a bit of a knitting geek and I have just got this 'thing' about knitting around the world! My latest acquisition is some yarn from the Faroe Islands!

ILuvLucy

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Re: American wool
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 02:36:30 PM »
How nice!  With all my recent crocheting, you'd think I might know this, but I don't. The only yarn I've used so far is the inexpensive, chain-store variety, & not wool. I bet  Styyna might have some ideas though.  Or I could do some research for you.  :)
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Styyna

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Re: American wool
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2015, 03:54:47 PM »
Sad to say, I don't know of any American-sourced yarns off hand except for a very small local alpaca source near where I live and they only sell at local festivals and markets.

My favorite yarn dyer is here in the US but she sources her fiber both domestically and internationally. She's very protective about her sources but I'm sure there are other companies that are more open. You might write to Purl Soho (Purl Bee's shopping arm) and ask them if they sell American yarns and which brands. They have a form on their site here.

Good luck finding what you're looking for!
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milla

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Re: American wool
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2015, 04:43:13 PM »
Thank you for your advice, I think I will e-mail PurlBee!

SusieQ

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Re: American wool
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 09:55:00 AM »
Hi Milla,
Sorry late to the party!  Lion Brand and Red Heart have wool yarns.  :)
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