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North Ave - Folded Yarns

North Ave - Folded Yarns

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Yarn like you've never seen before!

Available online and in our store on rue Gilford

This wool is the result of many passions, long research and professional expertise. I put you a translation (I hope the most reliable possible) of its process. Because, you are in front of a magnificent artisanal product!

" Karida and Ann met in 2011 while Ann was teaching a class at Fiber Space in Alexandria, Virginia to support her self-published pattern book, "Craft. Work . Knit ."

Karida signed up for her color theory course. The next time they saw each other, Ann came to live with Karida in Baltimore. For 8 days. In a 700 square foot studio that also served as a home for Neighborhood Fiber Co. and two small dogs. With this kind of intense situation, it was clear that they would either become best friends or never speak to each other again.

Two years later, Ann Weaver moved to Baltimore. Karida, a self-proclaimed Baltimore evangelist, shared her love for Baltimore's vibrant culture, history, character, diversity, and its potential for artists and other creatives.

Ann and Karida continued to collaborate around yarn and other fiber arts. One of their adventures brought them to a week-long weaving workshop at Harrisville Designs. When they visited the mill and met the owners, they both knew they wanted to work with them to create something.

Karida and Ann brainstormed ideas and brainstormed what they wanted in a yarn. The Harrisville team shared their years of experience and expertise on wool, yarn and the milling process. There have been many trials with different fiber contents, yarn weights and dyeing techniques. The first skeins of "North Ave" were dyed in small batches and bent by hand by Ann on her spinning wheel. Each color combination was then knitted into a few long strips on a knitting machine. The process was thorough, precise and SLOW. However, the results justified everything. This wire is The Wire.

Our biggest compliment and encouragement came from the Harrisville team, who told us that our process and product was unlike anything they had ever seen. We hope you will agree."

Karida and Ann met in 2011 when Ann was teaching a class at Fiber Space in Alexandria, Virginia, to support her self-published book of patterns, Craft. Work. Knit . Karida signed up to take her color theory class. The next time that they saw each other, Ann came to stay with Karida in Baltimore. For 8 days. In a 700-square-foot studio apartment that also served as the home of Neighborhood Fiber Co. and two small dogs.

With that kind of intense situation, it was clear that they would either be best friends or never speak to each other again. Two years later, Ann Weaver moved to Baltimore. Karida, a self-appointed Baltimore Evangelist, shared her love of Baltimore's vibrant culture, history, character, diversity—and its potential for artists and other creatives.

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Ann and Karida have continued to collaborate around yarn and other fiber arts. One of their adventures was a weeklong weaving workshop at Harrisville Designs . When they toured the mill and met the owners, they both knew that they wanted to work with them to create something. Karida and Ann brainstormed ideas and considered what they wanted in a yarn. The team at Harrisville shared their years of experience and expertise about wool, yarn, and the milling process. There were many trials with different fiber contents, yarn weights, and dyeing techniques. The initial round of North Ave was dyed in small amounts and hand-plied by Ann on her spinning wheel. Each combination of colors was then knit in a few long strips on a knitting machine. The process was painstaking, precise, and SLOW. However, the results justified it all. This yarn is the shit. Our highest compliment and greatest encouragement came from the team at Harrisville, who told us that our process and product were unlike anything they had ever seen. We hope you agree.



Composition/ Content: 100% untreated wool / 100% non-superwash wool
Thickness: Fingering "Woolen spun"
Weight / Weight: 50 grams / 1.75 oz

Length/ Length: 197 meters (215 yards)

Swatch / Gauge: 24-32 sts per 10 cm / 24-32 sts per 4''

Recommended needles / Suggested Knitting Needle:

2.5mm (US 2) — 3.5mm (US 4)

Recommended Hook / Suggested Crochet Hook:

2.5 to 3.5mm

Recommended care / Recommended Care: hand wash and lay flat to dry

Origin / Origin: Spun in New Hampshire and dyed in Baltimore

Spun in New Hampshire and dyed in Baltimore

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