Today’s incredible independent yarn dyer started dyeing yarn at the age of 15. Fifteen! When I saw my first skein of this yarn – the lovey coral/pink pictured here – I was floored. That was my color! So imagine my surprise when I learned that this dyer was such a young entrepreneur!
Since beginning her business, Emma has been joined by her sister, Aspen. Together, they have grown their yarn business into a career. They reside in Florida and ship Emma’s yarn around the country – and to the U.K.
There are several bases to choose from with Emma’s Yarn, including…
Practically Perfect Sock (Fingering – 80/20)
Super Silky (Fingering – 80% Merino/20% Silk)
Hella Hank (Fingering – MCN)
Beautifully Basic (Fingering – 100% Merino)
Simply Spectacular DK (75/25)
Bodacious Bulky (100% Merino)
Marvelous Mohair (Lace – 72% Mohair/28% Silk)
I’m seeing Emma’s yarn pop up in more and more yarn stores. For a complete list of stockists, go here. Emma’s Yarn cannot be bought directly from the dyer.
Ease of Shopping
Since you have to go through a yarn store to buy this yarn, it can sometimes be tricky to find a store with a good website – if you don’t have a LYS stockist in your area. And now with COVID, it’s a bit more challenging when you can’t always get out to your LYS.
Shipping depends on from whom you order this yarn. A lot of local yarn stores are still offering some shipping discounts due to COVID.
I’m so happy I found this dyer. And now, this skein will be immortalized for me in the Westknits Slipstravaganza of 2020! This beautiful coral color will be my bright pop of color in this shawl and I cannot wait to see it knitted up!
If you can find this yarn, definitely check it out. There are so many “crazy beautiful” colorways to choose from!
Thank you so much for the wonderful blog post! We are so happy that our yarn has brought you so much joy and we can’t wait to see it in your Westknits Slipstravaganza! Part of our mission is to do everything we can to support local yarn stores and we do this by selling our yarn only through local yarn shops and not directly to customers on our website. On our site we have a list of lys’ that carry our yarn and it is indicated which ones sell online. We grew up in Four Purls Yarn Shop, owned by our parents, who carries our full line on their website (fourpurls.com) and in their store. Thank you again for your kind words and happy knitting!
Aspen & Emma