Beloved Yarn is about truly enjoying everyday luxury. Slowing down in ways that allow us to realize that every moment is a gift, and one that we can share with others through our passion for, and love of, beautiful hand work. We believe that if we’re going to take the time to transform string into wearable goods, using the finest materials available—dyed to the most exquisite and vibrant palette imaginable—is the only way to go. Therefore we have sourced our luxurious yarn from well established mills, where the consistently high standards of quality include protecting the environment, the farmers and herders, and the very generous animals from whence all our fiber bounty flows.
About a third of our yarns come from a fabled family owned mill now in it’s fifth generation of operation. Located in a fairy tale Alpine village in Switzerland, the original mill was built in 1730, and although new buildings have been added over the years, the original commitment to produce the finest knitting yarns from the highest quality fibers continues to this day. Their 100% mulberry silk is still sourced from China, where silk production originated, with the other luxury fibers coming from various European countries. The premium white cashmere used in their blends is of the highest quality available.
Our four 100% silk yarns are also sourced from historical China, and are then spun in the UK.
We currently offer two extraordinary breeds of the softest and finest wool available anywhere, Merino and Blue Faced Leicester. All of our regular Merino comes from sheep owned by individual herders who live high in the Peruvian mountains, whilst our superwash Merino is sourced from Argentina and Uruguay from private farms of varying sizes. None of our Merino is from Australia, and is guaranteed muelsing free. Blue Faced Leicester is a traditional British breed, and this fiber is purchased through the British Wool Marketing board and spun in the UK.
We use professional acid dyes, mordanted with vinegar and heat, that are fully exhausted in the dye bath. This ensures that no color goes down the drain to harm the plumbing or environment. Some of our most delightful colorways start off by ‘mopping up’ leftover dye in the water, and then carry on following the muse to their final color conclusion. Our batches are small, usually 5-6 skeins, with each skein being akin to the others, but truly one-of-a-kind. For this reason we suggest that you purchase enough yarn to complete your project, as colorways are not currently repeated. We further suggest that you alternate skeins in a project in order to blend and nuance the different shades in each skein. Hand washing all fine luxury yarns is highly recommended for the longevity of each project.