THE WESTKNITS YARN A LONG



YAL 2021 NEWS

Stephen holds an armfull of bright skeins of West Wool. He has a skein of Beatrix, our power orange in one hand and is standing against a pale blue background.

YAL 2021 DYER PROFILE: WEST WOOL

February 27, 2021 1 min read

Our final yarn brand for the 2021 Yarn A Long is West Wool!
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YAL 2021 DYER PROFILE: LOLABEAN YARN CO.

YAL 2021 DYER PROFILE: LOLABEAN YARN CO.

February 26, 2021 2 min read

Our third and final dyer for this year's Yarn A Long is none other than the incredible Adella from LolaBean Yarn Co.
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YAL 2021 DYER PROFILE: SPINCYCLE YARN

YAL 2021 DYER PROFILE: SPINCYCLE YARN

February 25, 2021 1 min read

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our second dyer in the 2021 Yarn A Long line-up: Spincycle Yarns!⁠

Kate and Rachel began Spincycle Yarns as a handspinnery back in 2004, with the two of them kettle dyeing and spinning all their yarn in small batches, and selling it at a local farmers’ market.⁠ Read on to learn more about Spincycle's history
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KNOW YOUR YARN A LONG HISTORY

YAL 2020

YAL 2020

by Stephen West

This Yarn A Long was the first season where you, the knitter, got to choose which color story you received. Instead of designing one color palette for each shawl, Stephen collaborated with the dyers on two custom palettes. Members received either all warm colors or all cool colors. Undercover Otter, Fru Valborg, and La Bien Aimée were the featured dyers and they all produced some truly stunning colorways.
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YAL 2019

YAL 2019

by Stephen West

Malia and Stephen launched their fist yarn, West Wool, so this YAL celebrated the West Wool launch by featuring their fingering weight Bicycle base in each package. Each month included a hand dyed custom colorway that coordinated with one of our West Wool solid colorways. 
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YAL 2018

YAL 2018

by Stephen West

The YAL 2018 featured two newer dyers, La Bien Aimée and Uschitita together with Skein Yarn from Australia, which was one of the first hand dyed yarns carried at Stephen & Penelope when it was then called Penelope Craft. 
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YAL 2017

YAL 2017

by Stephen West

This year’s YAL brought together Qing Fibre, Garn Stories, and Undercover Otter who all created custom colorways for three unique shawl constructions. Smock It! was a summery and splashy fade with a uniquely smocked border and picot edge. All the Angles brought some striking geometry and yarn over eyelets and it only requires two skeins of yarn, one skein of each color! 
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