I first happened upon October House Fiber Arts at the DFW Fiber Festival. In my evolution as a knitter, I’ve gone through phases of liking all different kinds of yarn – bright, striped, variegated… Now, I’m leaning more toward soft colors.
And soft colors are what Robin, of October House, is a genius at dying. From her studio in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she creates some truly magical colorways.
Robin offers a wide variety of bases from which to choose. Her lace is called Laurel Lace. She features four fingering weight yarns: Sojourn Sock Yarn (75/25), MCS Yarn (Merino/silk/cashmere), Linden Sock (merino/silk), and Everlasting Sock (Merino/mohair/nylon).
The sport weight, Sojourn Sport, is an 80/20 merino and nylon blend. There are frequently two DK bases available: Melody DK (Alpaca/Merino/silk) and Linden DK (50/50 Merino/silk). Worsted weight yarn comes in two bases: Fern Worsted (100% Merino) and Grove Worsted (85/15 Merino/silk).
All bases are incredibly luxurious.
October House celebrates “quiet colors and gentle stitches.” And while the colors may be quiet, they are not mundane. In fact, I find them quite intoxicating. Look on Ravelry to see socks knitted with these colors and you will see what I mean. The very subtle color variations are remarkable.
Dianne from Suburban Stitcher mentioned an October House fade (pictured) on her podcast some time ago. I was so taken with it, that I emailed Robin and asked for the same one. And it is – simply – gorgeous. Now, looking forward to DFW Fiber Fest, I’m contemplating other projects I can use Robin’s yarn for – such as more fades!
The October House website always has something available, including seasonal sock clubs. Robin also keeps you up to date with shop news on Instagram.
Robin has some of her own patterns for sale in the shop. Also in the shop are cross stitch patterns by Robin and other designers.
Ease of Shopping
The October House site is very easy to use and sock clubs are often featured on the homepage. If you want something and don’t see it, email Robin – she is very nice and easy to work with.
Robin’s shipping costs are reasonable and her shipping is quick, unless she dyes up something special for you!
I cannot wait to shop for this yarn in person in a few weeks. I’ve had my eye on a few colorways and hope that Robin brings them.
Be sure to follow October House on Instagram and definitely check out the booth at DFW Fiber Fest!