Sweatermaker Yarns

THE YARNS

Below is the Sweatermaker collection. All of the yarns are unique. Different treatment will result in a different look, even when dyed with the same colour blends. I strive for consistency in all my dyeing but I still suggest, when working a larger project, that you alternate balls to avoid noticeable pooling of colour.

 

If you are on Vancouver Island, you can find our yarns at Uptown Yarns in Courtenay and Knotty by Nature in Victoria. Or, to have Sweatermaker Yarns shipped to you, please contact Uptown Yarns for more information. 

 

HAND SPUN HAND DYED YARNS

The hand spun yarns have a life and texture not possible with machine made products. They are dyed in small batches and can have colour variations added either in the dye bath and/or in the spinning process. It is also possible to create a matchless feeling of luxury when blending materials in the spinning process.
Sweatermaker Blue Faced Leicester Yarn
BFL 100% Blue Faced Leicester
75g/75m
Sweatermaker Jenny Yarn
JENNY 50% BFL 50% Dyed tops
60g/75m
Sweatermaker Gavin Yarn
GAVIN 40% Cashmere 30% Silk 30% Merino
50g/120m
Sweatermaker Katy Yarn
KATY 40% Silk 60% Merino
50g/120m
Sweatermaker Sudasi Yarn
SUDASI 20% Tussah Silk 80% BFL Wool
50g/120m

 

HAND BEADED YARNS

In these yarns, beads of different types are added in the spinning process adding unusual highlights for a subtle difference in texture and appearance. Beads may add colour or just a special sheen. All kinds of beads, from glass to metallic, are utilized. The result is stunning.
Sweatermaker Beaded Kid Mohair Yarn
CHRISTINE 40% Kid mohair 40% Merino 20%Silk + Glass beads
50g/120m
Sweatermaker Beaded Mohair Loop Yarn
BEADED MOHAIR LOOP Loop mohair/Merino/Silk/Glass beads
120g/120m
 

HAND DYED YARNS

The hand dyed yarns are just that. These yarns are usually machine spun and start out white. They are then dyed using the same process and colour blends as the hand spun collection with quite different results

MULBERRY SILK

Sweatermaker Mackenzie Yarn
MACKENZIE 100% Mulberry silk
100g/750m
Sweatermaker Lucy Yarn
LUCY 100% Mulberry silk
100g/270m
Sweatermaker Verona Yarn
VERONA 100% Mulberry silk boucle
100g/176m

SILK BLENDS

Sweatermaker Mackenzie Yarn
MAGGIE 70% Mulberry silk 30% Cashmere
50g/230m
Sweatermaker Marjorie Yarn
MARJORIE 50% Mulberry silk 50% Merino
100g/350m
Sweatermaker Fiona Yarn
FIONA 50% Mulberry Silk 50% Merino Wool
100g/700m
Sweatermaker Sara Yarn
SARA 60% Merino 15% Nylon 15% Bamboo 10% Silk  100g/379m

 

 

SUPERWASH MERINO WOOL AND BLENDS

Sweatermaker Murray Yarn
JULIE 100% Superwash merino wool
80g/600m
Sweatermaker Murray Yarn
MURRAY 100% Superwash merino wool
50gm/175m
Sweatermaker Simply Sock Yarn
SIMPLY SOCK 85% Superwash merino 15% Nylon
100gm/460m

MOHAIR

Sweatermaker Marion Yarn
MARION 78% Mohair 13% Wool 9% Nylon
50g/115m
Sweatermaker Megan Yarn
MEGAN 78% Kid mohair 13% wool 9% nylon
25g/120m

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION

The special collection is truly where I get to feel I am designing yarns. They are often yarns that are blended of various exotic fibres and then also spun with accent fibres spiraling around to create beautiful textures and colour combinations that have the kind of freshness that you can find in nature. These yarns can be used to great advantage as accents and highlights when combined in large projects, or are just enough for small beautiful pieces.
Sweatermaker Special Collection Yarn
CAMEL SILK TWIST Camel down & Mulberry Silk
Sweatermaker Special Collection Yarn
SOY SILK Soy silk & Merino
Sweatermaker Special Collection Yarn
SILK TWIST Wool & Silk