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 April is called "Something Else", and reminded us of a story Caroline Sommerfeld from Ancient Arts told us in one of her seminars, about a beautiful colourway she dyed, that ended up completely different from what she originally wanted it to be.
For Something Else, Caroline started with corals and iris blues, inspired by a photo of a calm lake at sunset. She tells us, "The photo I chose for the inspiration is in and of itself something else as it’s stunningly beautiful, but the subject matter hides a secret. You think at first it’s a normal sunset photo but when you look deeper you see the lake is actually frozen and there are cracks showing the deep dark water underneath. Life is like that these days. You think it’s one thing, a simple thing to understand, but then you find out there’s actually a deeper meaning with a twist. It becomes something else. The dark mini skein complements it but it’s also there to remind us that while life can turn dark it can bring unexpected beauty and meaning too! "
Ball Weight: 100 gram / 3.5 oz Mini Twister 20 gram / 0.7 oz
Ball Length: 350 m / 385 yds Mini Twister 75 yds / 68 m
Knitting Gauge: 27 - 32 sts / 4" (10 cm)
Needle Size: US 1-3 or 2.25 - 3.25 mm
Yarn Fibre: 80% Superwash Fine Merino / 20% Nylon
Hand dyed in Canada Made in Italy
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 Canadian Red Cross - Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal
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.