Freia Fine Handpaints
In 2010, Tina Whitmore developed gradient yarns -a color method unlike any multi-colored yarn that existed before, beginning one of the most marked and copied trends to hit the yarn market of this decade. She started Freia, providing a unique hand-dyed yarn, at a scale large enough to cater to Local Yarn Stores globally . The custom-spun fiber Tina uses is soft and lofty (or smooshy as she prefers to call it). It has a wonderful rustic character to it, without the itch. In Freia's Flux self-striping yarn the balls begin and end in the same color, making it simple to just keep knitting on a bigger project without having to dig to match colors from ball to ball (and waste yarn in the process). The Ombré yarns have gorgeous extra long gradients - that cannot be replicated in mass production - with a lush depth of color only we can bring as hand dyers. Our semi-solids give a knitter enough flexibility to combine all sorts of colors in a project in a base to match the other yarns we supply.
Freia's Yarn Bomb features the same great wool found in Freia Fine Handpaints Fingering Shawl Balls with double the yardage!
Introducing PLUSH, Freia's newest Super Bulky Ombre, made of an amazing 85% US Merino, 15% Mulberry Silk. The Knitted Purl is excited to be one of the select yarn stores where this yarn is available :). We love it for fast and fabulous projects!
This gradient yarn is one of our favorites at the shop! It has a versatile gauge knitting up sport to dk depending on needle size.. As your project progresses, the color slowly changes. Great for adding visual interest to garments or accessories!