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7 July, 2011 |

We couldn’t wait to tell you about Juniper Moon

We usually wait until it’s nearer the season to start talking about our new fall yarns, but we couldn’t resist telling you about a major new line we’re bringing to A Tangled Skein this year. It’s called Juniper Moon, and it should delight every fiber locavore because it’s from Juniper Moon Farms in Palmyra, Va., just outside Charlottesville.

We will be the only DC Metro–area stockists of the complete, farm-fresh Juniper Moon line, which includes:
•    Willa, a 60 percent merino, 40 percent superfine kid mohair blend in a bulky weight, with an ice cream cone twist. Susan Gibbs, proprietor of Juniper Moon Farms, says, “I wanted to make this yarn because so many knitters think they don’t like mohair. Superfine kid mohair doesn’t have any of the itch associated with lesser-quality mohair, it’s gloriously soft and has a lovely sheen.”
•    Findley, a 50 percent merino, 50 percent silk lace yarn that, at nearly 800 yards, comes in a ball rather than a hank so it doesn’t have to be wound. “The yarn is super smoothy, with a beautiful sheen,” Susan says. “It’s soft, doesn’t split and it feels amazing when it’s knitted up.”
•    Chadwick, a 60 percent merino, 40 percent baby alpaca single-ply worsted-weight yarn that comes in a 202-yard, center-pull ball. “This yarn is so special, so soft and so lofty that you may never want to knit with anything else,” Susan says.

Each line of yarns comes in 12 luscious colors and each features patterns by designer Tanis Gray. You can see all the colors by visiting Juniper Moon’s website at www.fiberfarm.com/new-yarn-line

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