A Verb For Keeping Warm Pioneer


Yarn Weight: light worsted

Recommended Gauge: 20 sts = 4 in/10 cm 

Suggested Needles: US 5-7/3.75-4.5 mm

Fibre Content: 100% organic California Merino (Sally Fox)

Skein: 160 yards/146 meters per 50g skein

Colorway: Grizzly Peak

Construction/Texture: woolen spun plied 

Ravelry Listing


My Experience

Where I got it: I bought while visiting Verb in person.

Needles I used: Hiya Hiya US 5/3.75 mm 

Blocked Gauge I got: 19 sts/32 rows = 4"/10 cm

My Thoughts:  This is my kind of yarn and I love that it was grown and processed entirely in California. I expected it to be really similar to Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, but it's a lot more buttery, like it's got more lanolin in it. It's got some drape and has a tiny bit fuzzier surface to the fabric. 

What I might design with it: I made myself a pair of Wild Feather Mitts (by Cecily Glowik MacDonald from Making No.2/Fauna) and they're my go-to handwear. The first few weeks I wore them they pilled a whole lot, but I gave them a quick shave and they've been in good shape ever since. I'd love pretty much anything in this yarn. A sweater would be really special, but I think I'll probably grab another skein some time for a cozy hat.

Where you can get some: Get it at Verb in their webshop or even better, in person. Their brick-and-mortar shop is a very special place and worth a pilgrimage!