About Vatnsnes Yarn

I like the diversity of blends of yarn you can get your hands on today. For that reason I like to stock many bases. I always choose quality over quantity and choose carefully from where the fibre is sourced.

I dye yarn in small lots and most of the time, the yarn is dyed to order.

“My mission is to provide hand-dyed quality yarn for makers all over the world, by designing, with passion, unique artistic colorways and color-combinations, which will be perfect for your next project.”
about me


My name is Kristin and I, like SO many of you, have a thing for yarn. I learned to knit in elementary school, about when I was 9 I guess. Sadly it’s not a romantic story with a nostalgic glow, because A) the teacher was on “liquid diet” and smoked like a mofo… and B) I clearly, very clearly, remember accidentally sitting on a sewing-pin (the small kind you use for pinning fabric when sewing), someone had put in my chair. I can tell you that it was worse to take it out than when I sat on it.

Even though I learned to garter stitch in elementary school I didn’t really knit anything until 2001 when I was pregnant with my first child. Isn’t that kind of typical? I didn’t touch the needles for a few years but took’em up again in 2005 when pregnant with 3rd child (both boys.. does that have anything to do with this?) … and haven’t been able to put them down since. I get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t knit every day.

I’m fascinated with all the beautiful fibre-blends out there. I often have a hard time stopping myself when buying yarn to dye, I so very much want to try out all of the possibilities. I’m equally fascinated with how the different blends react to dye.
Of course I’m also obsessed with color and color combinations. I make my own dye formulas with wash fast and light fast dyes.