Forage Color's Gradient Arm Warmers Kit
Enjoy Maine grown wool that is Maine mill-spun and Maine-dyed!
Jackie Ottino-Graf has hand-spun and dyed her own yarn most of her adult life. She created the formulas and oversaw the dyeing process for Swans Island yarns for many years until she began her own company called Forage Color. She loves to dye using natural materials as well as search for the right fleeces to have custom blended and spun into yarn.
Jackie also dyes and consults for other yarn producers, and teaches workshops all over the country. You can find her either teaching or vending in most of the fiber fairs in Maine. However, she also spends a lot of time driving her kids to swim meets, knitting hats and sweaters while cheering them on. You can follow the exciting things Jackie is doing with fiber on her Facebook page, Forage Color.
She has included five colorways of yarn in each Gradient Arm Warmers Kit. Each skein is 50 yards (approx. 25 grams) for a total of approx. 125 grams of wool. As an alternative to the long arm warmers pattern included, we also included a fingerless mitt pattern written specifically for this yarn. If you choose to make these fingerless mitts, one kit will make two pairs.
At the moment, there is a gradient kit which contains two blue skeins, a kit that includes one blue skein, and a kit that contains one purple skein . The other skeins in the pack are undyed. The dark blue skeins are dyed with natural indigo.
The gradient arm warmers require double pointed needles in sizes 5, 6 and 7. The shorter fingerless mitts require double pointed needles in size 6.