While I was at Stitches, I had the pleasure of meeting the Spincycle girls, Rachel and Kate. I've long admired their yarn. This year, they debuted a new line and I can honestly say this is the most original, yet still practical yarn I've seen in a really long time.
They have developed a line of millspun yarn that looks like handspun! It is called Dyed in the Wool and it is stunning. It isn't obvious in these images, but the yarn gives long color repeats. It is unusual to find long color repeats in yarn and in most cases the yarn is a single ply, which doesn't wear well. This yarn is plied.
Dyed in the Wool is 200 yards of superwash BFL. The fiber is dyed by Rachel and Kate before it is sent to a local mill to be spun up.
Let's have a look at the color range. Oh look... it comes in every color. And it mixes well with other yarns. In the first image of this post, you can see Rachel knitting up a sweater in a combination of Dyed in the Wool and a grey shade of Cascade 220 fingering.
I came away with a skein in the Fallen Leaves colorway. Boy do I wish my knitting obligations were finished because I'm just itching to cast on with this yarn.