A Twist On A Classic: Rock Star DK in Independent Woman: Part I
Now taking the stage… Rock Star DK! An amazingly plump and bouncy dk weight yarn, this delightful yarn is sure to be the star of your stash. This versatile base is perfect for hats, scarves, sweaters, winter socks, and so much more! There is a generous 300 yds in each 100g skein!
As of June 2016, all of our Rock Star yarns are being produced with our amazing superfine domestic superwash merino! This sensational wool has never left the US - from sheep to skein, it’s produced entirely in America by small businesses like us. The difference is clear once you’ve worked with our yarns - less pilling, more body and bounce, and unbeatable color absorption! It’s extra soft too, and now this yarn is 100% made in the USA!
This colorway is called Independent Woman: Part I, inspired by the song by Destiny's Child.
This is a twist on a classic! Just what does that mean? To fully explain, I need to take you back to the source. The superwash merino used in our Rock Star bases is processed domestically in small batches. Part of the reason that's a good thing is while many places have a tendency to overtreat their merino, our supplier does not. Sometimes, though, the acid they use to superwash the wool isn't completely rinsed out when it gets to the mill and remains in until the yarn is dyed. This extra acid causes the dye to take more in some areas than others, resulting in a skein that looks marled. It's super cool, and I wish we could control it but at present, we can't. This means that every once in awhile, we get a really cool marled skein in a normal batch!