We introduce this yarn today as our Spirit Of RhinebeckTM Brand-New Amazingly Special Yarn.
Discovering a yarn is one of the most wonderful things about knitting.
Today, we shine the ol’ MDK flashlight on a new sock yarn—and by new I mean did not exist until the past year.
It comes from a pair of people who are working hard at their new venture, Vrinda Yarn Co.
We met Nikki and Jay in June, where they presided over a technicolor dreamworld of color at the big yarn trade show. Once we started talking with them, we learned a lot.
We learned that Jay grew up in Uruguay, where he attended farming school and learned to care for sheep. Now in southern California, he and Nikki have built a collaboration with a masterful yarnmaker who operates one of the finest mills in Uruguay.
They develop their own yarn bases.
The wool is from Uruguay.
Nikki and Jay dye all their yarns by hand in small batches.
We learned that Pada Sock is a yarn with four plies: three spun with an S twist, one with a Z twist. The energy this creates means that Pada Sock has a delicious bounce to it.
Pada Sock is all wool, no synthetics. It is superwash.
We learned that we had to add Pada Sock to the MDK Shop.
And now, it’s here.
For Socks, and for Pretty Much Anything
We picked this palette for its deep, rich colors.
We have a riot of color in our other MDK Shop sock yarns, so this set of colors is what we call Calm. Serene. Meditative. These colors will lower your blood pressure by ten points. They’re for the sock wearer who wants socks that are mostly one color. You know: people like Hubbo. And, sometimes, me.
But socks are only the most obvious thing to make with this yarn. When our shipment arrived, we saw big batches of each color. Clearly, Pada Sock will make absolutely glorious pullovers, accessories, anything where you’re after a deep, saturated vibe.
Maybe you don’t go to fiber festivals. Maybe the scent of kettle corn sets off the wheezing. Maybe you’re enjoying a bright October day in the comfort of your home. We’d be delighted to lob a skein or two of Pada Sock in your direction, if you’re looking for a discovery and a new yarn to love.
We hope you can tell how excited we are about this yarn. We’re resisting the urge to put exclamation points all over the place.