A Verb for Keeping Warm
75% CA Climate Beneficial Rambouillet
25% AZ Alpaca
50g / 200 yards
6.5 - 5.5 stitches per inch, US 3-7
Hand wash only with pH neutral soap
Natural, undyed colors: lighthouse, quartz, doe, smoke, achieved by blending the natural alpaca fibers into the Rambouillet wool.
Alpaca grown by the mill, fibers are milled in AZ.
To read about the process of making this yarn, click here.
To listen about the process of making this yarn hear an interview with Mystic Pines Fiber Mill on our Reverberate Podcast Ep. 6
Gather is the newest addition to our farm yarn collection - a blend of California-grown, climate-beneficial Rambouillet wool, and Arizona-raised alpaca grown and blended by the mill. Seeking a fiber blend that would provide the wearer with warmth, be hearty enough for everyday wear, and soft enough for next-to-skin contact, we created Gather. The Rambouillet wool provides incredible strength and the alpaca lends the natural colors and drape, making a balanced, versatile, and cozy yarn.
NEW Colors! Say hello to Sun-Dappled Marble and Gilded Marble! Both are made using organically, locally-grown marigolds. Hear Lora the farmer on our Reverberate Podcast Ep. 7!
Excited to cast-on with Gather, we chose the Glacier Park Cowl pattern by Pro-Verbial Club designer Caitlin Hunter. This project takes two skeins. For her sample, Kristine chose Lighthouse and Smoke. This is a quick, enjoyable, easy knit, perfect as a gift or as a special treat for you!
Patterns which use this yarn:
Convergency by Rosemary Hill of Designs by Romi
Persimmon Cowl by Bristol Ivy
Pisco Punch by Thea Colman
Yerba Buena Poncho by Juliana Lustenader
Dye Garden Cowl by Zoë Scheffy
There is a limited amount of this yarn available. We encourage you to purchase all of the yarn required to make your intended project.
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.