About two years ago, I stumbled upon yarn from Ancient Arts in a lovely yarn shop in south Texas. At the time, I had no idea that this yarn came all the way from Canada – Calgary, to be exact. Caroline Sommerfeld is the Master Dyer behind so many of Ancient Arts’ fabulous colors. And the best part: all of their fibers are ethically sourced and milled.
Ancient Arts comes in several bases, including…
Socknado – Fingering (80/20)
Lascaux Fine – Fingering (75% Punta/25% Manx Loaghtan)
Little Nettle Soft – Fingering (68% Merino/32% Other)
Nettle Soft DK (68% Merino/32% Other)
Lascaux Worsted (75% Punta/25% Manx Loaghtan)
The Ancient Arts website is phenomenal and filled with options. This yarn is also available in a lot of local yarn stores across the United States and Canada.
Ease of Shopping
It’s super easy to use the Ancient Arts website. In fact, their website is amazing!
They offer a monthly color and a yearly color, which is really nice for 2021! There are also a lot of kits to choose from, which I really appreciate. Socknado is, by far, their most popular base and with good reason: it is extremely versatile.
Shipping is a bit pricey – around $10 – to the United States. If that is too expensive, look for this amazing yarn in your LYS.
Ancient Arts is a lovely dyer who offers fabulous colors. Be sure to follow them on social media and check out their website for inspiration, pattern ideas, and retailers, near you.