Ninth Annual Pro-Verbial Yarn Club

I have something a little bit different for you today - an announcement of the opening of the Verb for Keeping Warm Pro-Verbial Shawl Club!

Courtney and I are excited to be on the team of designers featured in the club this year. And quite the lineup it is: Courtney and I are designing along with Amy Christoffers, Nancy Marchant, and Caitlin Hunter. Courtney and I will be working together on the design, and we have some really fun ideas up our sleeves!

We have been friends, fans, and worked with Kristine, Adrianne, and the staff at AVFKW since 2011 when we visited the shop in Oakland. The wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and excitement they all feel for textiles, craft, and supporting small businesses is inspiring and infectious.

The club runs throughout the year and features 4 seasonal shipments on October 15th, January 15th, April 15th, and July 15th. Each shipment includes an exclusively dyed colorways of an A Verb For Keeping Warm yarn, dyer's notes, and a special code to add the pattern to your Ravelry library. 

In order to keep things exciting, the specific dates and yarns are still a secret, but we have some really fun ideas we're working on, including a custom yarn created in conjunction with Sarah and Kristine made specifically with this club in mind - more on that at a later date!

There have been some stellar designs created for the club in years past, including the Ara Shawl by Andrea Mowry, Linnet Bird by Bristol Ivy, Chatoyant by Grace Anna Farrow, and Änaise Shawl by Carrie Bostick Hoge. We're delighted to be able to be a part of such a wonderful collection.

You can read more details sign up for the club on their website here!

Introducing Kelbourne Woolens Scout

2018 marks the ten year anniversary of Kelbourne Woolens and we are celebrating this milestone with something we have been dreaming about for a long, long time: Our own line of quality, affordable, classic yarns.

In celebration of our ten year anniversary, we will be launching a small selection of yarns throughout this year. Each season will bring a new Kelbourne Woolens yarn to celebrate all the things we love most about knitting, crochet, and our community.

We are delighted to introduce our second Kelbourne Woolens brand yarn, Scout, to the market. Celebrating the Spring Equinox, Scout celebrates the regenerative nature of a fiber we all love - WOOL.

Scout was designed by Kate, and it is totally a "Kate yarn". A DK weight, 2 ply, heathered wool designed with classic knitting and crochet in mind, Scout is yarn for the sake of yarn. It is unfussy, beautiful, high-quality, comes in a gorgeous color palette, and we hope you love it as much as we do. 


100% wool
2ply heathered
274 yards / 100 gram skein
20-22 sts = 4” (10 cm)

US 5-7  (3.75-4.5 mm) needle 


The color palette is driven by Kate's love of gray and neutral, but we have also included some pops of color and lovely, bright greens and blues.

We put together a new collection, the aptly named Scout Collection, in conjunction with the release of the yarn. Watch the blog for more information later in the week and next week about the six designs, their special features, and inspiration behind the designs!