A Verb for Keeping Warm
6328 San Pablo Ave
6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
Oh Annapurna! One of Verb's first yarns and a perennial favorite to knit and crochet everything from sweaters to blankets to bed socks. Annapurna is a nice, round 3-ply yarn. Made of merino wool and cashmere, this yarn is next-to-skin soft. All colors are created using natural materials such as roots, bark, leaves and dyed in our Oakland, California studio. Our palette is inspired by our local Northern California flora and fauna such as the Pacific Ocean, redwoods, and golden grasses.
If the color you want isn't in stock, click here and we will dye it for you.
Annapurna is a fingering weight yarn so can be used in any pattern calling for that weight of yarn. Also, there are a number of patterns featuring Annapurna.
For a sweet hat in a large array of sizes, see A Hat for Keeping Warm by Alma Bali.
If you love shawls and lace knitting, you are in luck! We have been collaborating with designer Romi Hill for over a decade. Each design requires two skeins of Annapurna. Here are just a few of the stunning examples to check out:
Or if you would prefer a shawl more streamlined, simple shawl, requiring less attention to knit, see Greyhound Shawl by Thea Colman and the Sinuous Wrap by Lori Versaci.
If you like brioche knitting, check out the Deep Swell Bandana by Nancy Marchant.
Annapurna was featured in the Cocoknits Method book, a wonderful resource for knitting sweaters seamlessly. Check out Lizzie, a lightweight cardigan.
For a slouchy, comfy, pullover, knit the Menhir Sweater by Annie Rowden.
When working with yarn dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH-neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH-neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Yarn can be exchanged within 45 days from when we contact you to pick it up (for curbside pickup) or from the day that we ship it for store credit only (less any shipping costs) as long as it is in its original condition (ball band in place). After this time period, yarn can no longer be exchanged. The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. We advise insuring the package as store credit will be given only when the package reaches us. Contact info(at)averbforkeepingwarm(dot)com for a return authorization number.
Yarn that has been purchased on sale or as part of the Pro-Verbial Yarn and Fiber Club is a final sale and cannot be canceled, exchanged for store credit, or returned.
If you would like to add-to-order, please click here to review the instructions. Shipping charges are non-refundable.
If you would like to apply a discount code, please click here to review the instructions. We cannot refund discounts.
Packages ship Tuesday through Saturday via USPS. Once shipped, you will receive a confirmation email and tracking number. Please use the tracking number provided and contact the shipping carrier directly with any questions about transit and delivery.
Please select the insured option at checkout to ensure compensation for a lost package. Once the package has been picked up by the shipping carrier, we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. We do not offer refunds or credits for lost or stolen packages.
If you select an insured option and need to file a claim with USPS, we will provide you with documentation needed to complete your claim. Packages are insured for the order total. If your package is stolen, contact your credit card company to receive any possible compensation.
US orders $125 pre-tax and above:
Free - Ships in 5 business days, uninsured
$5 - Ships in 4 business days, insured
$12 - Ships in 3 business days, insured
US orders under $125 pre-tax:
$9.00 - Ships in 5 business days, uninsured
$11 - Ships in 4 business days, insured
$20 - Ships in 3 business days, insured
All international orders are shipped uninsured USPS First Class Parcel Post. We are not responsible for packages which are held in customs or lost. International orders may incur customs fees. We are not responsible for fees you may incur. International shipments can take two months to reach their destination. We caution against placing an order if you live outside the United States. At this time, we are unable to ship to the United Kingdom due to the complicated VAT situation.
Canada: Starting at $28*
International: Starting at $35*
*For packages weighing 2 pounds plus, we will invoice you for additional shipping charges. Contact us for a quote.
To pick-up your order at our shop, when checking out, under shipping method, choose Pick up at our Oakland store - 6328 San Pablo Ave.
You will receive an email when your order is ready. Orders placed Tuesday-Saturday are typically ready within 2-3 hours. To pick-up your order, come to the shop between 11am - 3pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Knock on the front door and give us your name.
Preorders ship 3-4 weeks from the order date. If you ordered additional items, all items will be shipped with your preorder. If you would like those items shipped separately, please place two separate orders.