Hand Dyed Yarns from Teton Knitting Company

After much ado, work to set up the dye studio and creating colorways, I am thrilled to announce my new hand dyed yarns! Thirteen new colorways are up in my brand new Etsy Shop. My first series of colorways, Teton Landmarks is inspired by locations and landmarks across the Tetons.

Mountain Sock in Moulton Barn, inspired by the Moulton Barn on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park.

Each quarter of the year, I will introduce another colorway series. The current set of Teton Landmark series will be available in the Etsy Store until September 30, 2019. After that, they will be off on vacation and the next series will take their place.

My first yarn base is Mountain Sock, a durable but soft 4-ply 100% Superwash Merino that has a tight twist that makes it long-lasting without depending on nylon to give it strength. Mountain Socks comes in 3.5 ounce (100 gram) skeins of 438 yards. Enough yardage to make even a pair of socks for Mountain Man. And you know how important generous yardage is to me!

Mountain Sock in Climbing Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Over the next week, I’ll introduce each colorway in full to you so can have a peak into what inspires me as a hand dyer and gain a greater love for the Tetons.

Welcome to the Mountains

Welcome to The Teton Knitting Company!  I’m Sarah, an avid knitter, dyer, scientist, doggy momma, wife, skier, and trail runner living in the heart of the Grand Tetons!

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The Tetons are one of the most beautiful places in the United States to live and play.   I’m very lucky to get to call the Tetons home. The beauty and wonder of living here inspires my knitting designs and my dyeing everyday from the golden leaves of the aspen in the fall, to the granite spires of the Tetons with the season’s first dusting of snow.   I can be running up the Alaska Basin trail within 15 minutes of getting home, be skiing at Grand Targhee after work and have a family of moose living in my front yard most of the weekend.

Living here is not without its challenges; the winters are long, jobs are scarce, the cost of living higher, having to chop wood to keep your house heated through the winter, planning trips to visit the town for groceries and items (thank goodness for Amazon Prime!), a moose eating its way through your fruit orchard, to name just a few.  Mountain living is not for those who expect a Starbucks around every corner and a strip mall only 10 minutes away to get your shopping fix.  A sense of adventure, a strong sense of humor, being resourceful and a great can do attitude are essential to live in the mountains year round.

Teton Knitting

I started Teton Knitting Company to combine and share my passions of knitting and dyeing with living in the mountains.   The landmarks, wildlife, history, flora, people and way of life of the Tetons inspire me every single day in surprising new ways.  These elements inspire my knitting designs and yarn color ways.

So come join me in the Tetons!  For if you are lucky enough to knit and dye in the mountains, you are lucky enough!