Yarnicorn: Hidden Gem (aka Ammolite)
Yarnicorn: Hidden Gem (aka Ammolite)

Yarnicorn: Hidden Gem (aka Ammolite)

Hand Maiden
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$39.00 CAD
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$29.25 CAD
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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 for November is called Hidden Gem, and is described as something which is extremely outstanding and which many people may not know about.  Sort of how the folks at Hand Maiden Yarns feel about 

Ammolite, one of the rarest gemstones in the world, found in Southern Alberta. 

Inspired by various stone samples and jewellery made from Ammolite, Hand Maiden made three separate but coordinating colours.  

Buffalo Stone mimics the primary spectral colours found in nature, Rare Greens seems to change colours with the angle of viewing (similar to gemstones), and Brights portrays the iridescent opal-like play of colours shown in fine specimens of Ammolite.

Hidden Gem is hand-dyed by Canada's own Hand Maiden Yarns, on their Eden base, a luscious worsted weight, superwash merino, cashmere and nylon blend. We've got them in single skeins or for collector's - a bundle of all three. 

Ball Weight: 115 g / 4.06 oz
Ball Length: 195 m / 213 yds
Knitting Gauge: 20 sts = 10cm / 4" (Worsted Weight)
Needle Size: 4.0mm (US 6)
Yarn Fibre: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon

Care Instructions: Machine wash, delicate. Lay flat to dry.

Charitable Donations:

$2 from the sale of every skein of Yarnicorn this month will go to Nature Conservancy of Canada, the country’s unifying force for nature, working to deliver large-scale, permanent land conservation.

Pattern Suggestion:

Purchase a skein (or more) of Yarnicorn each month and use it to create whatever your heart desires and/or 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


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.