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.
This month's Yarnicorn is dyed by the artists from Hand Maiden on their 100 % Merino wool single called Merino Slim.
A message from the dyer about this yarn: "The Pride colour was inspired by the progress pride flag honouring the contribution of black and brown people of the pride community. In terms of knitting a garment, these two neutral tones make this a more sophisticated type of rainbow. More than just birthday sprinkles."
"Unicorn was inspired by youthful fantasy of what a magical creature could be. Unicorns are mystical, kind and spirited. We wanted both soft purples and pops of colour. Maybe this Unicorn is your secret best friend that poops jellybeans?"
Our thanks to Hand Maiden for creating these one of a kind, limited edition colourways to celebrate Unicorns and Pride Month!
Merino Slim Stats:
Skein Weight: 113 g / 4 oz
Skein Length: 400 m / 437 yds
Knitting Gauge: 26 st / 4"
Needle Size: 3.00 mm / US 2
Yarn Fibre: 100% Merino Wool
Care Instructions: Hand wash cool with like colours and lay flat to dry.
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
$2 from the sale of every skein of Yarnicorn this month will go to PFlag Canada, a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children. The “coming-out” process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family members, and the results can be devastating, even fatal.
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.