We are thrilled to bring you a yarn we have admired for a long time. The tenderest merino, created with the greatest care, so fine that it has been mistaken for cashmere. Tynd is a whisper of a yarn, fingering weight, two ply. And the 27 colors are a dream palette of sophisticated, lustrous color.
Use Tynd for Cecelia Campochiaro’s Swarf and Striped Marl Hat in Field Guide No. 19: Marls. Scroll down to see these lush projects.
Specs & Details
We could get into technical details like fiber length and micron count, but mostly we are here to say that Tynd is beautiful, delicious, rare. A knitter’s dream yarn.
Kristin Ford, the founder of Woolfolk, has made it her business to create exquisite yarns that come from sheep who are raised with care and attention both to the sheep and the land on which they live.
Tynd is Ultimate Merino®, a fiber grown from merino sheep at the southernmost tip of South America. Ultimate Merino® doesn’t happen by chance, but by the innovative efforts of farmers to produce the very best wool fiber while being land stewards of the Patagonian grasslands.
The wool for Tynd comes from an Argentinian cooperative of farmers, Ovis 21, that focuses on land preservation, restoring the grasslands through the use of sheep. The farmers have learned to raise their sheep in harmony with the land—moving the herd from pasture to pasture to avoid overgrazing.
Cecelia Campochiaro’s Swarf is a sleek take on the dickie, a beautiful layer to wear under your favorite jacket. It calls for one skein each of five colors.
And the Marled Striped Hat is Cecelia’s introduction to the idea of marling: holding two yarns together. Here, one skein each in two colors lets you try out Tynd and to create your first marls. We’re pretty sure you’ll be back for more once you’ve tried Tynd.
Friend of MDK Carole knit up the SSP (slip stitch party) Shawl by Isabell Kraemer in Tynd: order one each of colors 01, 02, 16, 27, and 29 plus two skeins of 32 to knit the same colorway as Carole. Or choose your own combination (one each of 5 colors plus two of an additional color).
Looking for more patterns for Tynd? Kay’s scarf version of the Swarf makes for a sumptuous snuggler. Combine one Swarf Bundle (Kay used the Kay bundle!) with two additional colors of Tynd … or put together your own combination of seven shades of Tynd.
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