What is a Yarnicorn? Well, it’s a mystical and wonderfully unique yarn that you simply can’t find anywhere else. It’s crafted by one-of-a-kind dye artists, often local. And once it’s gone, it’s gone. 2022 will be the last year of the Flash Mob series and every month during 2022, on the 20th day at 6:00 PM Mountain Time, you will be able to order on our website, a one of a kind, unique and special Yarnicorn colourway to cherish.
Unicorns are said to have healing powers. Well, the Yarnicorn will contribute to the aid of local citizens. Each month, a portion of sales will go towards a different Charity or organization. And in each month of 2022, Barb and Cynthia will use one skein of Yarnicorn to make a square for a "Memories" blanket that they will auction off for charity at the end of 2022.
The Yarnicorn colourway theme for September is called "The Bee's Knees", meaning high quality - the very best. That's how we feel about the work of dye artist, Rhichard Devrieze. Using his Thede base (80% Merino wool, 20% Nylon), Rhichard and partner, Robert, have created this rich red, fire orange and golden colourway with purple undertones. Nicknamed WOWZA, this colourway is a limited edition, one of a kind yarn and available only as supplies last.
Ball Weight: 110 g / 3.88 oz
Ball Length: 360 m / 400 yds
Knitting Gauge: 26 - 30 sts = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 3.0mm - 3.5mm (US 2.5 - 4)
Yarn Fibre: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
Care Instructions: Hand wash, lay flat to dry.
Purchase a skein (or more) of Yarnicorn each month and use it to create whatever your heart desires. We think Bee's Knees would look amazing in a fall sweater or shawl, by itself or teamed with one or two of Rhichard's other yarns in shades of coppers and golds or a contrast of charcoal or silver.
Use your leftovers and join Barb and Cynthia in making The Yarnicorn Memories Blanket, a "modular" (join as you go) blanket inspired by our Gramma Tutton, who made lap blankets for all of her grandchildren, in this very way. As you cuddle under your blanket, you can remember all the projects you made! Download the free pattern
$2 from the sale of every skein of Yarnicorn went to support the efforts of Edmonton based, Dogs With Wings. Dogs with Wings mission is to foster integration and independence for individuals and social service agencies by providing them with highly trained Assistance Dogs.
A message from the dyer about this yarn:
Rhichard says, "Through the month of August, I like to take my dogs for their first walk of the day, around the former sheep paddocks, just as the sun is peeking over the horizon. Red sunrises in August are a prediction of rain the following day that, in this particular month, are hoped for and welcomed. The paddocks are now mostly a stunning mix of wild thyme and bird's-foot trefoil and, in that morning light, these walks are always pure joy. A 'WOWZA' moment to begin the day, and the inspiration for this colourway."
Note about hand painted yarns: These skeins are dyed by hand and may vary in colour and/or intensity from skein to skein, even within the same dye lot. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product.