Introducing Rogue Yarn: 100% Superwash Rambouillet, 100% Product of USA

February 13, 2020
Rogue cone, skeins and knit swatch

Ashland Bay is thrilled to introduce our first new product of 2020: Rogue Yarn. Quick specs: 100% Superwash Rambouillet Wool (22 micron) 100% Product of USA Worsted weight yarn 5 ply construction Currently available in approximately 3.5 lb cones Sample skeins available! Why we think you’ll love Rogue Rogue is the perfect product for those…

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2019 Products in Review

January 20, 2020
2019 New Products

2019 brought many changes to the Ashland Bay line up, exciting new products and for a few products it was time to say goodbye. Below please find a full list of new products and product discontinuations. New Additions Fiber Yarns ½ lb samples of all fibers! Sample skeins for all yarns! Mixed BFL/Tussah Winchester (SW…

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Why you should love yak

September 12, 2019
Ashland Bay Yak Products

Now that you have learned a bit more about these amazing creatures, let’s get to the heart of issue: why should fiber enthusiasts love yak? For years people have been asking if yak is the new cashmere. (Conduct a simple Google search asking ‘is yak the new cashmere’ and you’ll see what we mean!)  Both fibers are…

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Yakety Yak

August 13, 2019
Ashland Bay Yak Products

In preparation for a blog post about Ashland Bay’s yak products, we took a deep dive into researching the majestic animal that produces this luxurious and somewhat scarce fiber. During our research, we found so many fascinating facts about the yak that we decided to dedicate an entire post to 3 characteristics of this enchanting…

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Two New Yarn Bases for Our Favorite Fiber Enthusiasts

April 2, 2018

Spring has finally begun in Portland, and we are excited to introduce 2 new yarn bases! Our first yarn, Caplina, is an updated version of our Peru yarn. We have swapped out the fine count alpaca for baby alpaca, tweaked percentages and tightened up the twist to create a beautiful 4-ply, sport weight, alpaca yarn…

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Dyed Top Division Under New Ownership

March 26, 2018

As Ashland Bay customers now know the sale of the Dyed Top division of Ashland Bay is now complete! We are so excited for the new owner of this part of the business, Foxglove Fiberarts Supply. Most in the fiber arts industry already know Cindy Howard-Gibbon, the owner of Foxglove. Cindy, Jill, and I are…

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Tea Time

October 2, 2017

Previously on the blog we have talked about Color Uh-Ohs and given tips on Dyepot Double Dipping. Today I wanted to share another method for toning down regrettable color choices. Step 1, relax and make a cup of tea. Literally, make a cup of tea to re-dye your yarn or knit project. Whenever I dye…

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New Products: June 2017

June 13, 2017

NEW YARN: Paulina 100% Superwash 20.5 micron merino Available on approximately 2.3lb cone AND 250 gram skeins 545 yards per pound 3.5 stiches per inch NEW SPECIAL BLEND: USA Targhee Wool / Bamboo / Silk 80% 25 micron USA Targhee / 10% bamboo / 10% tussah silk The USA Targhee wool in this blend was…

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Blog about Blanks

June 4, 2017

At first glance it is not intuitively obvious why one would paint a piece of knitted fabric (also called a blank) and then unravel it to knit a new garment. But upon closer inspection, there are many unique and intriguing color effects that can be achieved with this method. Think gradients all in one skein!…

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Behind the Scenes: Commercial Dyeing

April 10, 2017

Several years ago we had the opportunity to visit our suppliers in England. While many of our customers are well versed in the dye process, I thought it would be fun to share some of our photos of the commercial dyeing process. The picture below shows the bales of combed top, ready to be opened…

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