6328 San Pablo Ave
6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
Flock is cozy, homey, lightweight yarn made from American wool and milled in Vermont. It is made of a single strand of yarn giving it a rustic, handspun feel. That said, the wool used in Flock is soft! The best of both worlds.
Flock is Verb's take on self-striping yarn. The colorways Granite and Sunflower Seed feature wisps of grey and brown wool, respectively, winding around a white core, resulting in long running stripes of white and the colored wool. If you see a colorway with "Marble" in its name, that means it is dyed on Granite or Sunflower Seed and that you will see the same marbling through the dye.
If you are looking for a solid natural color, choose Lighthouse. Colorway names without "Marble" are dyed on Lighthouse.
If the color you want isn't in stock, click here and we will dye it for you.
Flock is best suited for shawls, scarves, cowls, and lightweight sweaters. Because the wool in Flock changes in each edition, due to the slight differences in sheep's wool, each edition of Flock is a little bit unique! Since this yarn is milled and dyed in small batches, please purchase all of the yarn required to make your project.
Flock has been used in a number of patterns, here are some popular options.
If you are looking to knit a lightweight sweater try:
Eva, Olivia, Zoe, or 9-Patch by Julie Weisenberger
Sky Cardi by Carrie Bostick Hoge
These wraps and shawls will keep you warm:
Moving Forward Wrap by Denise Bayron
Sister Cowl by Junko Okamoto
Vidlin Shawl by Gudrun Johnston
Sun-Dappled Marble and Gilded Marble are made using organically, locally-grown marigolds. Hear Lora the farmer on our Reverberate Podcast Ep. 7!
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.