Post-Market Sale spotlight: Ella Rae Classic Wool.

From Friday May 23rd through June 29th, we will have select yarns discounted during our Post-Market Sale: single skeins will be reduced by 30% and full bags of 10 will be 40% off! Throughout the sale, I’ll be highlighting some of these yarns and sharing ideas for what to make with them. Today: spotlight on Ella Rae Classic Wool.


Ella Rae Classic Wool is aptly-named, an obedient worsted weight wool with 219 yards on each 100 gram ball. It’s not superwash, so it will happily felt when exposed to moisture, heat, and agitation, making it perfect for felting projects from slippers and hats to bowls and bags.


Classic Wool is smooth and tightly plied, giving it excellent stitch definition for all kinds of patterning. It seems particularly well-suited to cable-knitting; Marsha used it to knit this sample “Fine Fella” hat.


I recently created a new Pinterest board that shows projects made in our Post-Market Sale yarns, and there I discovered that Ella Rae Classic Wool is often used as a substitute for Shelter in Brooklyn Tweed patterns like “Levenwick,” “Guernsey Wrap,” and “Brownstone.” The Brooklyn Tweed and Wool People collections are amazing resources for patterns in worsted weight yarn; most of them are available as Ravelry In-Store Pattern Sales, so make a note of which ones you like and we’ll be happy to print a copy for you when you buy them at the shop, and save a digital copy in your email, too.


Save 30% on single skeins of Ella Rae Classic Wool during our Post-Market Sale, or 40% on bags of 10. Come soon for the best selection–see you there!

A reminder: all sales are final on discounted yarn. There can be no returns or exchanges, nor special orders–the discount applies only to what we currently have in stock. Thanks! 


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