It’s September, which means I’ve got a new crop of sponsors you should check out. All four of the companies featured this month are women-driven companies based in the U.S. I love getting to spend time getting to know new yarn industry companies because it reminds me of one of the best things about being active in this community: the people. So many yarn industry folks have interesting stories to tell, and here are just a few worth getting to know!
Mountain Meadow Wool
Mountain Meadow Wool is a fiber mill and yarn company out of Buffalo, Wyoming. I fell in love with the Mountain Meadow Wool story after hearing an interview with the owners on the Woolful podcast. The owners’ passion for producing 100% American-made yarns is inspiring, and they have a hand in the production of many yarns I love working with. Their existence helps support sustainability for the ranchers they work with, which is just so cool!
Mountain Meadow Wool Mill
What I love: I recently got a couple skeins of Mountain Meadow’s Powell yarn, an 85% wool/15% alpaca worsted weight blend yarn. I can’t wait to make something cabled with this yarn!
Ewe Ewe Yarns
Zoey Cardigan knitting pattern
We’ve got the colorful and inspiring Ewe Ewe Yarns with us again this month! As they say on their website, Ewe Ewe makes two yarns and they make them well. Featuring a catalog of fun, modern patterns to choose from and yarns that come in bright and fresh colors, they are definitely worth knitting with.
What I love: I really dig this Fair Isle Friends wrist warmers pattern. Knit in Ewe Ewe’s Wolly Worsted Washable yarn, this pattern would be a great first project for fair isle newbies!
Feel Good Yarn Co.
Feel Good Yarn Company makes SilverSpun yarn with only American-sourced fibers and is spun entirely at North Carolina State. In 2012, the company’s founder met with the Spun Yarn Lab Manager at NC State to discuss her idea for yarn spun with pure silver. Since then the company has grown and expanded since its public unveiling in April 2013. SilverSpun has the strength of cotton, but feels like cashmere. The silver makes the yarn conductive (great for making touchscreen gloves), nontoxic and therapeutic, as well as inhibiting bacteria (great for making socks averse to odor). Such an innovative yarn!
What I love: Their yarn! I’ll be sharing a little pattern with Feel Good Yarn Co. yarn later this month, but I’ve been a fan of this company for awhile. Their SilverSpun Sport yarn now comes in colors, which makes the design possibilities that much more exciting!
With a worldwide network of subscribers, PostStitch makes two monthly yarn project boxes, and they also have a shop with a ton of cute knitting notions and gifts. This is the second month we’ve had PostStitch as a sponsor, and they’re super fun to work with. If you’re curious, you can check out my review of one of PostStitch’s kits from last year. I still use the stitch markers & project bag from it all the time!
What I love: This drink koozie (or cozy as we natives of North Dakota like to say!) is hilarious. I already sip 1 for every few rows I work at knit night with my friends, so this is perfect! And really, a whole case of these would be great gift ideas for your knitting group this December – just saying. ;)