By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
Deirdre put together a beautiful palette for us. I was thinking sweaters when we put this together, but now I see several combinations that would make beautiful shawls, hats or mitts.
Many of Deirdre's colors are named after songs by a-ha. For example, Make it Soon, is inspired by the a-ha song Make is Soon from the album Analogue. "Tomorrow she'll get wild again" and here is the perfect red for getting wild with some bad girl black lowlights.
The Glen Ellyn Grove color was designed exclusively for String Theory. It was inspired by the Spring season of the mural that was recently completed to brighten up the pedestrian underpass below the train tracks in Glen Ellyn. Deirdre developed additional "Seasons" colors - Summer, Autumn, and Winter - to the collection for the 2023 Chicago Yarn Crawl.
Dyed by Deirdre Darr (aka Keenan Yarns, aka Fangirl)
100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester DK yarn
246 yds/100g skein
BFL DK is not quite as "toothy" as 100% wool, but has more substance than superwash merino.
Arboreal colorwork pullover
Purl Strings pullover