By now, you know how much I love hand-dyed yarn from independent dyers. Since these dyers are usually a one-person shop, they produce limited quantities of yarn. Therefore, it’s sometimes very hard to get a hold of these yarns, especially if they’re dyed in Europe. Last year, I was finally able to get a skein of Qing Fiber, dyed by Layla Qing in London. Layla is originally from Beijing, China and is best known for her colorful, speckled yarns.
Let me tell you more…
Layla is dyeing on more and more bases, including…
Sock (Light Fingering – 75/25)
Merino Single (Fingering – 100% Merino)
Melted Baby Suri (Fingering – 65% Suri/20% Merino/15% Silk)
Supersoft Sock (Fingering – 80% Merino/10% Nylon/10% Cashmere)
High Twist BFL (Fingering – 100% BFL)
Kid Mohair Silk (Lace – 70% Mohair/30% Silk)
Supersoft DK (80% Merino/10% Nylon/10% Cashmere)
Big Merino DK (100% Merino)
Qing is being stocked by more and more local yarn stores in the United States. You can also order directly from the Qing website. Be sure to sign up for emails to get updates from Layla.
Ease of Shopping
The Qing website is super easy to use. There are even kits available for popular patterns.
Shipping from the UK is obviously expensive so I recommend finding this yarn in your LYS.
Layla dyes beautiful yarn. I would love to buy more sometime. If you’re looking for bright, happy yarn – and maybe some incredible speckles – look into Qing. You will not be disappointed.
Be sure to follow Layla on Instagram to see what beautiful colors she’s currently dyeing up!