Freia Yarn Bombs
The mother of all gradient hand-dyed yarn, in a jumbo wheel of 860 yards, with the most graceful color shifts we’ve ever seen. Now with delicate shades from Freia’s new watercolor range!
Specs & Details
3.25 - 4.5 mm
This is the yarn we knit for the sublime, subtle, sophisticated pleasure of simply watching beautiful color unfurl.
These Yarn Bombs are the same 100% merino fingering weight wool that makes the Freia Shawl Ball such a joy to knit—pure fibers, made with care. The difference here? Freia Yarn Bombs have twice as much yardage—860 yards—with color shifts that go on twice as long as the color shifts in a Shawl Ball.
Here’s some great news: we’ve added shades from Freia’s new watercolor range to our selection of Yarn Bombs.
Tina Whitmore’s Freia Shawl Balls have been one of our best sellers, so when Tina gave us an early look at her Yarn Bombs, we went sort of zombie with excitement. We love how Tina continues to play with simple idea of colors that change—she knows what makes knitting with these yarns so fun.
We sat down on the floor at the yarn trade show and got lost picking colors with Tina and fantasizing about how much fun we were going to have with this yarn.
These gradient color changes are absolutely gorgeous.
The project here? A double-width version of the Parallelogram Scarf by Cecelia Campochiaro from Field Guide No. 5: Sequences. Pick two colors of Yarn Bombs, cast on 201 stitches, then follow the pattern.
Sprout and Sandbar
The gradient shifts so slowly that you barely notice a change. Then, all of a sudden, you exclaim: “Leaf green? It’s been gray forever!” This big, lush shawl is one of the loveliest handknits we’ve ever seen.
Meanwhile . . .
We share with you another idea for using Yarn Bombs: the Corrugated Wrap by Cecelia Campochiaro featured in Field Guide No. 5: Sequences. Knit with one Yarn Bomb until it runs out, then join in a second Yarn Bomb in a second colorway (or the same colorway), and go until it’s gone. The full subtlety of a Yarn Bomb comes through, and you’ll find yourself cheering when you discover that, yes, the green actually has turned blue.