I first saw Magpie Fibers at last year’s DFW Fiber Festival. It was a featured yarn brought to the festival by a local yarn store. Once I got home with my bounty, including a lovely skein of Magpie, I had to look up this new-to-me yarn.
Magpie is the creation of Dami Hunter, who operates out of Maryland. Her colors are beautifully bright and bold. They immediately demand your attention – and they definitely caught mine at the fiber fest that day!
Magpie comes in many bases, making it a go-to yarn for shawls, sweaters, and socks. Bases include:
Swanky Sock (80% wool/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon)
Domestic Fingering (100% Merino)
Solo Fingering (100% Merino)
Swanky DK (80% wool/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon)
Solstice DK (50% Merino/25% Silk/25% cotton)
Domestic Worsted (100% Merino)
Plush Bulky (80% SW Merino/20% Nylon)
There are so many colors to choose from – both solid and variegated. Though I need more solids in my stash, I’m naturally drawn to Dami’s lovely variegated colorways. The red in First Rodeo is just so amazingly vivid; I couldn’t resist it!
The Magpie Fibers website seems to always be well stocked. Plus, Magpie is showing up in more and more yarn stores across the country.
Ease of Shopping
Because you can now find this yarn in so many yarn stores, it’s easier to acquire, no matter where you live. And the online shop is always a great fallback. Plus, one of their stockists, the Loopy Ewe, in Colorado, has super fast shipping and great customer service.
The Magpie Fiber website offers free domestic shipping on $150. If you want to avoid shipping costs, it’s best to find a local yarn store that carries Magpie.
I can’t wait to get my hands on more Magpie. Dami has a gift for creating beautiful colors and I’m eager to see what she makes in the coming months.
Be sure to follow Magpie on Instagram to see all the beautiful things Dami and her helpers create.