Freia Yarn Bombs
Longer! Subtler! Even more beautiful! The mother of all gradient hand-dyed yarns returns in a jumbo wheel with the most graceful color shifts we’ve ever seen. Scroll down for color pairings—or make up your own.
Note: The color lands in different places depending on how it is wound, so your Yarn Bomb may look different from our photographs. Rest assured that each Yarn Bomb has a full gradient range of color. Pull from the center if the color you’d like to start with is in the middle.
Specs & Details
3.25 - 4.5 mm
This is the yarn we knit for the sublime, subtle, sophisticated pleasure of simply watching beautiful color unfurl.
These Yarn Bombs are the same 100% merino fingering weight wool that makes the Freia Shawl Ball such a joy to knit—cruelty free, made with care. The difference here? Freia Yarn Bombs have twice as much yardage—860 yards—with color shifts that go on twice as long as the color shifts in a Shawl Ball.
Tina Whitmore’s Freia Shawl Balls have been one of our best sellers, so when Tina gave us an early look at her Yarn Bombs, we went sort of zombie with excitement.
We sat down on the floor at the yarn trade show and got lost picking colors with Tina and fantasizing about how much fun we were going to have with this yarn.
These gradient color changes are absolutely gorgeous.
Sprout and Sandbar
We’ve been experimenting with Freia Yarn Bombs to make a double-wide Parallelogram Scarf by Cecelia Campochiaro from Field Guide No. 5: Sequences. Cast on 201 stitches (twice the number in the original pattern), and work with two Yarn Bombs, alternating colors every two rows.
Dahlia and Cloud
As you knit this hypnotic project, you would swear that the color is never going to change.
Lichen and Amaranth
But all of a sudden, you exclaim: “Leaf green? It’s been gray forever!” This big, lush shawl is one of the loveliest handknits we’ve ever seen.