100% non-superwash wool; 2-ply woolen spun; fingering weight
215 yd/197 m per 1.75 oz/50 g skein
Plied is a new yarn line that Karida Collins (Neighborhood Fiber Co.) and Ann Weaver (weaverknits) conceived when touring the Harrisville Designs mill in New Hampshire.
North Ave is their first yarn: a 100% wool, two-ply, woolen spun, fingering weight yarn, spun at Harrsiville and hand-dyed in Baltimore.
More about the inspiration behind the name:
North Ave is a major east-west artery in Baltimore and the location of many cultural landmarks in the city. It is part of old Route 1, so before I95 was built, it was the way people traveled all along the east coast, from Florida to Maine. Additionally, it used to be the northern boundary of the city—everything north of that was the suburbs! For much of Baltimore's early history, North Ave was a thriving center of arts and business, but it fell into disrepair in the second half of the twentieth century. Today, the city has designated sections of North Ave as Arts and Entertainment districts, which is driving revitalization.
To celebrate the city of Baltimore—both its past and its current developments—Plied colors are named for Baltimore traditions, locations, and personalities.