I remember the first time I saw Miss Babs yarn. It was at the DFW Fiber Fest and I was with my knitting bestie. We loved the incredibly soft squishiness of the yarn (Sojourn base, especially!) and the gorgeous colorways. I can’t remember if we bought some yarn that year or the next…. Since then, this independent dyer has grown in leaps and bounds – and it’s no wonder why… Miss Babs dyes lovely yarn on some very unique bases!
Not surprisingly, this yarn was created by Babs, who calls eastern Tennessee home.
Miss Babs Yarn is dyed on many, many bases. Here are some of my favorites…
Katahdin – Fingering (100% Bluefaced Leicester)
Estrellita – Fingering (92% Merino/8% metallic)
Sojourn – Fingering (65% Cashmere/35% Silk)
Putnam – Fingering (75/25)
Tarte – Fingering (75% Merino/15% Nylon/10% Tencel)
Kaweah – DK (100% Merino)
Yowza – DK (100% Merino)
Killington – DK (85% Polwarth/15% Silk)
Keira – Sport (100% Merino)
Miss Babs always has a ton of yarn in their online shop. In fact, I’m often overwhelmed by the vast quantity of yarn in their shop! Be sure to have a specific project in mind when you browse because there’s so much yarn!
You can also find Miss Babs in many local yarn stores. East.Sleep.Knit has a great selection online, as well.
Ease of Shopping
The Miss Babs website is extremely user-friendly. If you see the “Babette” label on a colorway, that means the color is a repeatable variegated colorway. The “Wild Iris” label means that the colorway is non-repeatable.
When ordering from Miss Babs directly, shipping rates are reasonable – and shipping is very fast!
Miss Babs is a wonderful success story of an independent dyer who grew from a one-woman shop to a successful business employing 13. Now, this brand is recognizable to many knitters across the U.S. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and subscribe to the newsletter to learn about specials, sales, and new, gorgeous colorways!!