Studio Tour: YOTH Yarns

Meet YOTH Yarns!  They had their festival debut at Knit Fit! last year were a huge hit. It's exciting to welcome Veronika and her wonderful family back after their first full year in business and the fantastic success they've had.  Take a peek behind the scenes at YOTH Yarns HQ below.

YOTH Yarns started as a hand dyed yarn company run by Big Sister & Little Brother out of a little home in Woodinville, WA. We released our lovingly curated line of the first twelve neutral colors, the Raw Palette, in March of 2014 at our favorite LYS, Tolt Yarn & Wool. Since then we have been busy dyeing up one of the kind yarns and we have recently taken our set palette yarn dyeing to a beautiful dyehouse in Maine.

Little brother wrapping an order

Little brother wrapping an order

Sending with love

Sending with love

Winders waiting patiently for their puppies (our gradient kits)

Winders waiting patiently for their puppies (our gradient kits)

Yarn waiting to be delivered to a happy home

Yarn waiting to be delivered to a happy home

Athena, our mascot, keeping a watchful eye on our workplace

Athena, our mascot, keeping a watchful eye on our workplace

Empty shelves needing yarn :(

Empty shelves needing yarn :(

Pretty Things Inside... useful masking tape for any occasion

Pretty Things Inside... useful masking tape for any occasion

Protecting the goods

Protecting the goods

Somebody needs to get back to work!

Somebody needs to get back to work!

Learn more about YOTH Yarns on their website, and follow Veronika's adventures on Instragram.

Studio Tour: Cedar House Yarns

Meet Cedar House Yarns!  This is the first year in the market for this brand-new company and we can't wait to work with Jennifer and Eric and introduce them to everyone at Knit Fit!

Cedar House Yarns began in January 2015 and is run by Jennifer Lysen and her charming husband, Eric. We dye beautiful, quality fibers from our home studio near Bellingham, WA. Our colors are inspired by what surrounds us. Often, literally, by colors and objects in our back yard.  Our permanent dye space is under construction (literally, the Viking husband is building it right now).  Here are a few product shots and the corners of our home where I work.

Me

Me

Dye pots

Dye pots

Drying on the racks

Drying on the racks

My studio partner (Ginger)

My studio partner (Ginger)

Our back deck, where I like to design.

Our back deck, where I like to design.

Check out Cedar House Yarns website to learn more!

Studio Tour: ChubbyCloud Designs

Meet ChubbyCloud Designs!

ChubbyCloud is handmade, sewn knitting accessories such as project bags and needle organizers. All items are designed and constructed in Seattle by owner/designer Yingzi Vraves.

Yingzi has been vending at Knit Fit! since the very first year, and it's always a treat to see her and her latest designs.  Come along to see where the magic happens in her Seattle studio!

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Me in my studio in front of my "fabric wall"

Me in my studio in front of my "fabric wall"

ChubbyCloud tags fresh off the printer and being cut

ChubbyCloud tags fresh off the printer and being cut

 Mini Pyramid Pouches being sewn

 Mini Pyramid Pouches being sewn

Mini Pyramid Pouches being pinned for the next round of sewing

Mini Pyramid Pouches being pinned for the next round of sewing

Lantern Bags already cut and ready to be pinned

Lantern Bags already cut and ready to be pinned

Me in my Seahawks gear hanging out in West Seattle.

Me in my Seahawks gear hanging out in West Seattle.

All photos courtesy Yingzi Vraves.  Find more ChubbyCloud Designs.