NEW: Polka Dot Sheep Yarn
If you are a regular reader of this blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or a regular in our Ravelry group, you have seen and heard the name “PDS yarn”. Yes, we are launching our very own line of hand dyed yarns. Obviously we are totally thrilled with this new adventure.
We are having a KAL and contest to celebrate the official launch of Polka Dot Sheep Yarn. Details can be found in the Polka Dot Sheep Yarn Ravelry group. The KAL and contest will happen on Ravelry. So if you are not a Ravlery member, go join and then join our PDS yarn group. Win your own Polka Dot Sheep Yarn!
Polka Dot Sheep Yarn is handed by Jennifer O. in her studio in Whitefish, Montana. She is inspired by nature and her imagination. Most colorways are semi solid in nature using the kettle dye method. Variegated colors are dyed using a variety of techniques. The color palette of PDS yarns is expanding nearly daily. If you have a color suggestion or request, tell Jennifer about in the Color Talk thread in the PDS Yarn Ravelry group. Jennifer goes by twincomet on Ravelry.
We currently have three lines of yarn in different weights,
PDS Worsted is a plump 100% superwash merino yarn. It is tightly plied and has wonderful stitch definition. Textures and cables pop, the surface is smooth without a halo. PDS Worsted really is perfect for most patterns with a gauge of 4-5 stitch/inch. Each 100 gram skein has 220 yards / 201 meters.
The following patterns from Polka Dot Sheep Publications pair well with PDS Worsted.
- Sawing Logs
- Harvest Moon
- Crisscross Applesauce
- Moving Mountains
- Rocky Coastline
- Mountain Chickadee
- Snow Ghost Slouchy ~ designed specifically for PDS Worsted
- Sweet Tart Poncho
- Bobbles for the Whole Family
- Let It Snow! Ski Hat
- Off Piste
- Quick & Easy Hats for the Whole Family
PDS Sport is a 2 ply 100% superwash wool yarn. Its sturdy and durable nature makes it perfect for accessories that get a lot of wear like mittens. Cables and texture show very well. With the largest palette of colors (so far), PDS Sport is excellent choice for stranded knitting. Each 100 gram skein has 345 yards / 316 meters.
The following Polka Dot Sheep Publications patterns pair well with PDS Sport.
- Snow Ghost Mittens ~ designed specifically for PDS Sport
- Snow Ghost ~ designed specifically for PDS Sport
- Good Medicine
- The Lomond Collection ~ fingerless mitts for the women, men, boys & girls
Tenderfoot is a superwash 80% merino, 20% nylon fingering weight yarn. It has a lovely sheen and depth of color. With 20% nylon, Tenderfoot 80/20 is also great for socks. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards / 366 meters, an ample amount for a pair of women’s socks. Tenderfoot 8o/20 is available in both semi solid and variegated colors.
The following Polka Dot Sheep Publications patterns pair well with Tenderfoot 80/20.
Interesting fact: The two patterns above are the most knit of all our patterns.
For all the ways that you can find out the latest news about Polka Dot Sheep and our adventures, please read Where to Find Polka Dot Sheep?.
Have a lovely weekend and happy knitting!