Well, this is certainly a red-letter day for the Princess. We are thrilled to bits ‘n pieces to announce that the SF Cycle yarns is in store!
Produced as a collaboration with Sincere Sheep Yarns, the SF Cycle is a series of colorways based on SF neighborhoods. All the yarns are hand-dyed in Napa by the lovely Brooke Sinnes (cause let’s face it, nobody here in the city has the room!), from natural dyes, as many totally organic as we could get, and all sustainably sourced. Think things like indigo, and various flowers that We can’t remember but the Royal gardener would.
What’s your hood?:
Castro: What color is your rainbow, baby? Have some PRIDE and knit a pair of go-go socks with these.
The Haight: Only the finest, bud. Fly high on this combo of greens and browns.
The Mission: Hey, muchachas and muchachos! Knit up the colors of the Mexican flag, with some hipster pink thrown in.
The Tenderloin: Had a rough night? This blend of blood, bruises and blood will set you right till you need your next craft fix.
Pac Heights: A crisp white and deep ocean blue. A patrician blend perfect to knit up your ancien regime’s high society crest.
Noe Valley: An explosion of pastels in kid-friendly pastels (and did we mention it’s all 100% superwash merino so you can toss those togs in the washing machine?).
North Beach: Anyone feel like some spaghetti and tourists? Go for it with this mix that mirrors the Italian flag, and brings to mind fresh pasta, sweet tomato sauce and tasty basil. Bellissimo!
The Sunset: A salt-swept blend of the ocean, the fog and the green of GG Park. We lived in the Sunset for 8 years, so this one’s close to Our hearts.
Some things to note:
1) Yarns are 100% superwash merino! Yeah, that means you can put them in the washer, but we still recommend hand-drying flat.
2) Indigo is a natural dye (like your jeans) that can bleed temporarily to hands and seems like it’s transferring to other colors. But no go. Turns out it can’t chemically bond to anything else, so give it a nize wash and you’re set. Only thing to know is that it will transfer to bamboo needles (the porousness or something), but the color won’t transfer to your next project. It’s sort of like the blue badge of courage. “Damn right I knit with indigo!”
Yarns are of a heavy fingering weight, so you might want to go up a needle size. Or not. Your hood, your choice.
Lovingly constructed with 100% supersoft superwash merino wool. We know we didn’t hit all of sf’s hoods in this first shot. So let Us know if We missed your hood, and more importantly, what color your hood is, right down there in the comments.
You may now commence your city-wide celebrations now.