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Dye a forest inspired speckle yarn on SALCANTAY

Dye a forest inspired speckle yarn on SALCANTAY

November 10th, 2020

Superwash Merino Wool With autumn finally here, the air is feeling crisp and the atmosphere is starting to get festive. Here in Southern California, fall doesn’t look as you’d expect it to! Beautiful fall foliage simply doesn’t exist. Nature walks this time of year look more like a desert than a forest. Since I’m pining for a walk through the trees, and I can’t travel to the east coast for an autumn adventure like...

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How to Prepare Your Yarn for Consistent Dyeing Results

How to Prepare Your Yarn for Consistent Dyeing Results

October 20th, 2020

Before you add any kind of pigment to your yarn, there are a few key steps that are essential for preparing your yarn for the best outcome. These simple preparatory steps will ensure your dye baths are even and your results are replicable. Preparing your yarn in hanks ensures that it does not tangle while in a dye bath. Weighing your undyed yarn is important to know if you want to repeat the exact same dye process and provides base measurements that...

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How to dye Starry Night inspired baby alpaca yarn

How to dye Starry Night inspired baby alpaca yarn

October 12th, 2020

Baby alpaca yarn is a treasure in a dyer’s arsenal. The delicate haze of baby alpaca and its delightful warmth make it a favorite for cold weather accessories and sweaters. Alpaca are naturally gentle on the ecosystem, making their fibre an environmentally friendly choice.  It can be tricky to dye alpaca, as the fibre does take a bit of coaxing to absorb the color to the intensity you might desire. Armed with a little bit of know how, we will have...

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All About Alpaca Fibre

All About Alpaca Fibre

September 24th, 2020

Next up in our video series, learn a bit more about Alpaca! To make our superb alpaca yarns, Knomad works exclusively with fibre experts who have specialized in alpaca for generations. This means we only source the finest alpaca with the highest standards for the ecology! These alpaca live in harmony with their native habitat, grazing out in the gorgeous open fields of the Andean highlands, eating a naturally vegetarian diet. Careful attention to the alpaca makes the best yarn. We think you’ll appreciate...

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Meet the Team: Alex Gernert in Customer Care

Meet the Team: Alex Gernert in Customer Care

September 10th, 2020

Alex Gernert profile If you’ve sent us an email, or reached out using our live customer support chat, you’ve likely connected with Alex Gernert, Head of Customer Care at Knomad. Let’s meet the avid knitter who fields your burning questions about our yarn.   For Alex, her role is about building relationships. “I think it’s helpful to be available to have a conversation,” she says. “Whether it’s a technical question about our website, or...

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Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA

Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA

August 28th, 2020

Dye Speckles on MAGNOLIA Magnolia reveals its beauty in layers, much like an onion. Upon first glance, I immediately noticed the beautiful shimmering quality of MAGNOLIA, thanks to its 20% mulberry silk content. By gazing closer at MAGNOLIA, I spy a glowy halo of superkid mohair. Getting up close and personal with this stunning bare yarn, I substance and familiar softness of fine superwash merino wool. This beautiful undyed yarn surpasses the subtle...

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Merino Wool

Merino Wool

June 2nd, 2020

Today in our video series, learn more about our ethically sourced Merino wool! Our merino wool is sourced from Uruguay and Argentina, with a mulesing free certification. Dye with confidence, knowing that Knomad’s Merino wool is sourced with a high standard of ethics, from trusted suppliers. Let’s dig into what makes merino yarn so special and lovely to work with!

What's Merino Wool?, Why Choose It?

Merino wool is a soft yet hardy fiber, which makes it a popular favorite...

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How Undyed Yarn is Made – Meet the Master Sorters, Miriam and Lourdes

How Undyed Yarn is Made – Meet the Master Sorters, Miriam and Lourdes

May 20th, 2020

Today in our video series "How Undyed Yarn is Made", we’re meeting Miriam and Lourdes, two of the master sorters at the Arequipa, Perú based mill we work with. This process is special to the Alpaca yarn production process. Alpaca is a species of South American camelid closely related to llamas. This region has raised alpaca for their wool for centuries, all the while perfecting a sophisticated fiber processing technique over generations.

Miriam and Lourdes...

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The Fine Points of Bristle

The Fine Points of Bristle

The unique blend Bristle has been one of our most popular yarns since we launched …
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Alternate Processes – How to dye yarn with Kool Aid Drink Mix Powder?

One of the most readily available sources of yarn dye is actually available at your …
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how to dye yarn

Have you ever wondered how undyed yarn is created?

At Knomad, we are excited to show you how! Over the next several weeks, …
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Behind the scenes at our yarn mill!

 Next up in our video series, I share a behind the scenes look at …
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