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.

Kristin, the indie dyer behind Vatnsnes Yarn