New hand-dyed yarn from RiverKnits!

Meet our newest indie dyer, RiverKnits! RiverKnits is run jointly by Becci and Markus, two former engineers and avid knitters who first started dyeing yarn at home on their narrowboat. RiverKnits wool yarn is all sustainably sourced from British breeds (mostly spun here, too) and dyed in earthy, wearable colours in Weedon, Northamptonshire. Colour inspiration is drawn from the family's life on the canals and rivers, from the wildlife and landscape to the rich history of the waterways. 

We chose nine colours of the BFL DK! This yarn is 100% Bluefaced Leicester, a breed that produces wool that is strong and still manages to be next-to-skin soft, making it ideal for a wide range of projects. This yarn will work fantastically in hats, mittens, jumpers, and big cosy shawls. 

RiverKnits wool yarn is all sourced from British breeds and much of it is spun in the UK. They are proud supporters of the Campaign for Wool too! 

We also have these BEAUTIFUL mini skein sets in BFL 4-Ply! These 20g mini skeins pack a lot of fun and colour into a small amount of yarn! They are perfect for colourwork of all kinds, stripes, gradient and fade projects. They are also great if you only need a small amount of yarn, such as for a toy, or the toes and heels of a pair of socks. 

The yarn is smooth, worsted-spun and plied, with a lot of lustre and great bounce! The stitch definition is excellent, making it suitable for beautiful stocking stitch, textured knit-purl patterns, thick and squishy brioche, and well-defined cables.

In such rich and intense colours, we don't know which colour to use first! Choose a gradient set online or pop in to pick and mix your faves in store!
The mini skeins come in three different shade packs. So whether you love the brightest of the bright, pastels or earthy hues, we have just what you're after.

Like what you see? Why not meet RiverKnits themselves!! We are holding a special Trunk Show on Sunday, 19 May, 2pm - 4pm. Pop in to shop and squish a wide range of RiverKnits yarns, see samples and chat all things knitting with Becci and Markus! And be sure to check out the whole range here!

We can't wait to see what you knit with RiverKnits! Be sure to tag #thevillagehaberdashery so we can see!


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