Published on November 29th, 2016 | by Eric


The Yarn Collective announces Portland Lace by Melanie Berg

We are so excited to share the announcement of Portland Lace, The Yarn Collective’s first line of gorgeous hand-dyed merino wool yarn!


The Yarn Collective Portland Lace

yarn collective portland lace


The Yarn Collective is a new fibre and design company working with some of the best independent designers to bring truly beautiful artisan yarns to the market, alongside inspiring and gorgeous patterns. They are working with three designers who represent the best in modern knitwear design, starting with Melanie Berg. Melanie has curated a stunning range of colours in this lace-weight line called Portland Lace.


Portland lace


The ten colours in the Portland Lace line were selected by Melanie and taken from real-life inspiration such as Peruvian Skies and A Day in the Woods. Each skein is kettle dyed by hand in Peru by expert dyers. This process makes each skein truly unique, with beautiful shade variations throughout.


Yarn Collective samples


The merino wool used for this yarn is extremely soft and comfortable. It reacts to changes in body temperature, making it great for any season. The soft handle makes this yarn perfect for all styles of knitting and crochet, and the spun thread has just enough twist to prevent pilling while still allowing the fabric to softly drape.

You can see the Portland Lace here; and as if this fantastic yarn isn’t enough, new lines from two other talented designers will be announced in the coming weeks. Can you guess who they might be, or what kind of yarns they might reveal? Stay tuned to the blog and follow #theyarncollective on social media to be the first to find out!

About the Author

is a photographer, copywriter, rock climber, skier, traveler, and aspiring knitter. His work has been been published in many international newspapers, magazines, websites, books and even a billboard in Brooklyn.

5 Responses to The Yarn Collective announces Portland Lace by Melanie Berg

  1. Carrie P says:

    I would love to see something crocheted in this yarn. It is beautiful.

  2. Lottie says:

    Is this a loveknitting exclusive?

  3. Gail Noel says:

    I Love your site, I found so much yarn I was looking for, I just want to surround myself with all the beautiful mixture of colors with the wool scans. I have started collecting vintage items to go with your yarn to begin the adventurer of weaving. It may take a little longer to get orders,seeing I live in the U.S. but, it is so worth it, You are My Spoil Me, Yarn Supplier Now !!!

    • Eric says:

      Hi Gail! We have a warehouse in the US so as long as the yarn you want is in stock there you shouldn’t experience any delays! Glad you’ve decided to get your yarn from us, we appreciate it!

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