Today we’re taking a look at three yarn industry companies I’ve had the pleasure of designing for. All three of these have become favorites of mine. I fee like I always say this about yarn companies, but everyone I know who works for them is honestly really nice and passionate about what they do. Maybe that’s why I love the yarn world so much. None of us make a lot of money, so we all are inspired to do this – whether its make yarn, sell yarn, or design with it – from a place of passion, which is really special.
Feel Good Yarn Company
First up, we’ve got Feel Good Yarn Company, most known for its SilverSpun yarn that’s literally made with silver. Conductive and delightfully springy, Feel Good’s yarns are so fun to work with. The yarn really offers a unique experience from a knitting perspective, and its conductive properties give designers like yours truly an opportunity to get creative in an era of touchscreen devices.
Bijou Basin Ranch
Top Notched Shawl (free pattern)
I will never stop telling you all how much I love Bijou Basin Ranch. The owners are the nicest folks, they work with some of the most passionate dyers, their Tibetan yak fiber is 100% sustainably harvested, and they work hard to support all sorts of indie folks in the needlearts industry. Right now, they’ve got some new indie-dyed colorways available, and using HANDSOCCUPIED, you can get free shipping at checkout. What’s not to love?
Sixth Degree Shawl (free pattern)
Last but not least, we’ve got the lovely and earth-friendly Yarnthology. You can get a full run-down of how awesome they are in my recent review of their site, but suffice it to say that by letting shoppers search for yarn by what they value (everything from American made to vegan), they’ve really upped the ante when it comes to being role models in the yarn world. You should check them out – which is easy since you can get 15% off sitewide and free shipping using HANDSOCCUPIED. Isn’t that nice? ;)