Mist Fingering Yarn by Pacifica Yarn Company

A 100% American made fingering weight yarn

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Introducing MIST by Pacifica Yarn Company

Pacifica Yarn Company is a yarn company that focuses on creating garment quality yarns for warmer climates. The goal is to create yarns that can be knit with every single day of the year regardless of the weather.

We’re a team of Southern California knitters who understand that although alpaca is lovely and soft, it’s just not practical for our temperate climate. Even 100% wool yarns can be too much to bear during much of the year. But cellulose yarns like cotton and bamboo lack the spring and life of their wooly counterparts.

We love knitting and wanted to create an affordable yarn that feels great against the skin, like a cool breeze on a warm summer evening.

What Is MIST?

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Our first line was Zephyr, a dk weight blend of 55% Texas wool and 45% California cotton.

We decided to use cotton and wool for a few specific reasons.

Cotton is incredibly durable and if spun loosely it can be very soft. Best of all, cotton has great stitch definition. Unfortunately, cotton by itself has a few major drawbacks. It has very little elasticity and tends to sag and stretch out of shape (especially if you should happen to get caught out in the rain).

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Luckily by blending the cotton with an animal fiber like wool we are able to address the drawbacks of using cotton and create a yarn that is a dream to work with and wear.

Like many animal fibers, wool has excellent elasticity which causes it to stretch and bounce back to it’s original shape. This characteristic helps to balance out the relative inelasticity of the cotton and is especially important when it comes to making garments. Wool also has a naturally occurring crimp in it that causes it to trap air, this makes wool excellent for keeping you warm but it also works very efficiently to keep you comfortably cool. So the blend of cotton and wool are ideal for creating a soft, durable, elastic yarn that is cool on your skin and comfortable to wear.

With MIST we’ll be building on the success of Zephyr by using the same base fiber blend, but in a lighter fingering weight.

This two ply yarn will allow you to enjoy the benefits of our wool / cotton yarn, but in a weight better suited to light hats, cardigans, and lace shawls.

So Many Pretty Colors

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MIST will be dyed using the same 16 modern colors originally developed for Zephyr.

Wool and cotton fibers pick up the dye slightly differently. This variance in hue adds a beautiful depth of color and dimension to the yarn giving it a heathered appearance.

As a yarn company based on the Pacific coast we were very much inspired by the colors that occur naturally around us. Whether it’s a hidden cove in Morro Bay or a moss covered brick in Seattle, we want to incorporate our landscape as much as we want to be fashion forward.

Not only were these colors chosen because they are beautiful on their own, they were picked specifically because they work together in almost any combination.

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Color is one of the easiest ways to make a garment more interesting. We want people to be inspired to incorporate these colors together in new and interesting ways, without a lot of guesswork.

 

Made In America

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Let’s face it, the American textile industry has seen better days. But Pacifica Yarn Company is dedicated to supporting American textile production. For us this means sourcing, dyeing, spinning and packaging our yarn here on American soil. By doing so we can help create U.S. jobs and support small American towns and businesses.

 

Let’s Do This Together

Because we have a huge focus on community at Argyle Sheep we want to bring you on this journey with us. Along the way we will be sharing our progress with everything from development, to logo design to sending out the first balls of yarn.

We want to make something that you’ll absolutely love so we know that getting feedback from you during this process is incredibly important! Imagine wearing a garment or giving a gift made from yarn that you helped create!

Let’s join together and create something great!

 

Roll Out The Perks

To thank you for funding this project we have all sorts of great perks (most of which allow you to get your hands on our new yarn).

Here are all of the exciting options!

BACKSTAGE PASS – $5

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of Mist, with exclusive videos and updates, as well as interviews.

WALL OF FAME – $10

Get recognition for supporting 100% American made yarn with your name posted on our special backer thank you page on the Argyle Sheep website.

1 SKEIN OF ZEPHYR YARN – $13

1 skein of Zephyr yarn in the color of your choice. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($20 value)

1 SKEIN OF MIST YARN – $15

1 skein of Mist yarn in the color of your choice. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($22 value)

BACKER EXCLUSIVE PROJECT TOTE – $20

Your choice of one of our two exclusive ‘I Support 100% American Made Yarn’ project totes. Tote is made of 10oz organic cotton and has 22″ handles to easily go over your shoulder. Dimensions are 11″w X 15″h X 5″ base. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($30 value)

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ZEPHYR MINI SKEIN SAMPLER – Starting at $20

5 Mini Skeins of Zephyr yarn. Colors chosen at random. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($40 value)

$20 = 5 skein mini sampler (super early bird)**SOLD OUT**
$25 = 5 skein mini sampler (early bird)**SOLD OUT**
$30 = 5 skein mini sampler (15% discount)

MIST MINI SKEIN SAMPLER – Starting at $25

5 Mini Skeins of Mist yarn. Colors chosen at random. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($45 value)

$25 = 5 skein mini sampler (super early bird)**SOLD OUT**
$30 = 5 skein mini sampler (early bird)**SOLD OUT**
$35 = 5 skein mini sampler (15% discount)

ZEPHYR LOVER BUNDLE – Starting at $40

4 Skeins of Zephyr yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. Your choice of up to 4 colors. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($60 value)

$40 = ZEPHYR Lover + Tote (super early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$45 = ZEPHYR Lover + Tote (early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$50 = ZEPHYR Lover + Tote (15% discount)

MIST LOVER BUNDLE – Starting at $50

4 Skeins of Mist yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. Your choice of up to 4 colors. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($70 value)

$50 = MIST Lover + Tote (super early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$55 = MIST Lover + Tote (early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$60 = MIST Lover + Tote (15% discount)

YARN-A-HOLIC BUNDLE (ZEPHYR) – Starting at $75

8 Skeins of Zephyr yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. Your choice of up to 8 colors. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($100 value)

$75 = YARN-A-HOLIC (ZEPHYR) + Tote (super early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$85 = YARN-A-HOLIC (ZEPHYR) + Tote (early bird)
$90 = YARN-A-HOLIC (ZEPHYR) + Tote (15% discount)

YARN-A-HOLIC BUNDLE (MIST) – Starting at $85

8 Skeins of Mist yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. Your choice of one color. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($120 value)

$85 = YARN-A-HOLIC (MIST) + Tote (super early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$95 = YARN-A-HOLIC (MIST) + Tote (early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$100 = YARN-A-HOLIC (MIST) + Tote (15% discount)

SWEATER BAG OF YARN BUNDLE (ZEPHYR) – Starting at $100

12 Skeins of Zephyr yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. Your choice of up to 12 colors. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($140 value)

$100 = SWEATER BAG (ZEPHYR) + Tote (super early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$110 = SWEATER BAG (ZEPHYR) + Tote (early bird)
$115 = SWEATER BAG (ZEPHYR) + Tote (15% discount)

SWEATER BAG OF YARN BUNDLE (MIST) – Starting at $115

12 Skeins of Mist yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. Your choice of up to 12 colors. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($170 value)

$115 = SWEATER BAG (MIST) + Tote (super early bird) **SOLD OUT**
$130 = SWEATER BAG (MIST) + Tote (early bird)
$140 = SWEATER BAG (MIST) + Tote (15% discount)

All THE ZEPHYRS – $135

16 Skeins of Zephyr yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. One of each color. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($180 value)

ALL THE MISTS – $175

16 Skeins of Mist yarn + 1 Backer Exclusive Tote. One of each color. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($220 value)

THE WHOLE SHEBANG – $300

32 Skeins of yarn (16 Mist and 16 Zephyr) + Both Backer Exclusive Totes. Will include one color of each yarn in both styles. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($400 value)

YEAR OF YARN (ZEPHYR) – $425

52 Skeins of Zephyr + Both Backer Exclusive Totes and additional bonus items. Colors will be chosen at random and will include at least 1 of each available color. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($550 value)

YEAR OF YARN (MIST) – $500

52 Skeins of Mist + Both Backer Exclusive Totes and additional bonus items. Colors will be chosen at random and will include at least 1 of each available color. Includes Backstage Pass and Wall of Fame. ($700 value)

Stretch Goals

$30,000 raised = First Stretch Goal Details Released *Reached*
$33,500 raised = All backers receive a free bonus pattern ($6 value) *Reached*
$37,000 raised = Add two new colors to Zephyr and Mist *Reached*
$40,500 raised = BACKER EXCLUSIVE Gradient colorway reward UNLOCKED *Reached*
$44,000 raised = Add two more new colors to Zephyr and Mist (4 new colors total) *Reached*
$47,500 raised = All backers of $25 or more get a bonus Yarn Craft Academy class ($25 value)
$51,000 raised = Add two more new colors to Zephyr and Mist (6 new colors total)
$54,500 raised = Second BACKER EXCLUSIVE Gradient colorway reward UNLOCKED
$58,000 raised = Add two more new colors to Zephyr and Mist (8 new colors total)
$61,500 raised = Booth at Stitches West
$65,000 raised = VIP Party at Stitches West
$70,000 raised = Booth and VIP Party at Vogue Knitting LIVE New York
$75,000 raised = Add two more new colors to Zephyr and Mist (10 new colors total)
$80,000 raised = Argyle Sheep Pattern Collection Volume 1 Rewards UNLOCKED
$85,000 raised = Add two more new colors to Zephyr and Mist (12 new colors total)
$90,000 raised = All backers of $50 or more get another bonus Yarn Craft Academy class ($25 value)
$95,000 raised = Add two more new colors to Zephyr and Mist (14 new colors total)
$100,000 raised = VIP Parties at ALL 2017 Stitches and Vogue Knitting LIVE events
$105,000 raised = Add two more new colors to Zephyr and Mist (16 new colors total)
$125,000 raised = VIP Party at Rhinebeck
$175,000 raised = Mobile Yarn Truck and US Yarn Tasting Tour (10 Cities Across The US)
$200,000 raised = 10 additional cities added to US Yarn Tasting Tour


New Zephyr and Mist Colors

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We started Zephyr with a modern color palette of 16 colors. Each was specifically chosen to pair together with all the others.

Now we want to expand the line with 16 NEW colors.

While our first batch of colors focused on neutrals and bright summery colors, this batch highlights darker fall tones along with spring pastels.

We’ve also selected a healthy does of brown neutrals to round things out.

Starting at $37,000 we’ll begin adding two new colors every $7,000 that’s raised.

AND our backers will be voting on which new colors get added first!

Exclusive Bonus Pattern

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All backer will receive a PDF download of this knit cabled hat, designed specifically for Mist.

Backer Exclusive Gradient Colorways

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*not final colorway

We’re partnering with our hand dyer friends to create an exclusive gradient colorway just for backers.

Each skein will be 100g and contain approximately 260 yards of Zephyr or 540 yards of Mist. That’s twice the size of a normal skein!

These exclusive colorways will be limited to 100 skeins of Mist and Zephyr each.

VIP Parties At Stiches, Vogue, and Rhinebeck

Details Unlocked at $50,000

Argyle Sheep Collection VOL 1.

Details Unlocked at $60,000

Pacifica Yarn Company Mobile Yarn Store

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GOAL: $175,000 – $200,000

While you’ll only be able to buy Pacifica Yarn Company products through Argyle Sheep, we still want you to have opportunities to experience our yarns up close and personal.

If we can reach $175,000 by the end of the campaign, we’ll create a mobile yarn store which we will take to major events like Rhinebeck, Black Sheep, Stitches, and many others. You’ll have an opportunity to interact with our products in a unique way.

We’ll also host trunk shows in 10 major cities across the country during a 2017 national tour that would see the yarn truck travel across the US all summer.

And if we can reach $200,000 we’ll add 10 more US cities to the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions


When Will I Receive My Reward?

Our timeline to deliver rewards is about 6 months. We anticipate shipping everything sometime in March 2017.

Once the yarn is about two weeks away from being shipped, you’ll be sent a backer survey to select any color options you may have.

You’ll also have to opportunity to add additional yarn to your order at an exclusive discount.


Is Shipping Included In My Contribution?

No. We will charge shipping when you fill out your backer survey to select your color options.

You’ll also have an opportunity to add on more yarn at an exclusive discount, which could change your order total.

We charge shipping at the end of this process to account for any increase in the size of your order.

This also helps us by not having to provide multiple reward tiers for International backers.


How Do I Select My Yarn Color(s)?

Very carefully…choose wisely…

But seriously, once the yarn is about two weeks away from being shipped, you’ll be sent a backer survey to select any color options you may have.

You’ll also have to opportunity to add additional yarn to your order at an exclusive discount.


Can I Purchase More Than One Reward?

Absolutely. But you have to purchase them one at a time.


My Card Was Charged Right Away. What Gives?

Yarn Fund allows the option for us to receive funds immediately. This allows us to get to work on producing our product right away, rather than waiting weeks after the campaign finishes to get started.


What Are The Specs For MIST?

Mist is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn made of 55% Texas wool / 45% California cotton, spun in Wisconsin and dyed in Maine.

There approximately 270yds per 50g skein

Mini skeins are approx. 108yds per 20g skein

Our preliminary testing shows a stitch gauge of 7.25 sts/in and 10.25 rows/in on a size US 2 (2.75mm) knitting needle

We have not tested gauge on crochet as of yet.

It currently comes in 16 colors.


How Much Will MIST Cost At Retail?

Mist will have a full retail value of $12.50

Because of the yardage in each 50g skein, it actually costs more to produce than Zephyr


Is Mist Good For Sock Knitting?

Probably not.

While you could technically knit a sock from Mist, the yarn is loosely spun and wouldn’t stand up well to the wear and tear of a sock.


If The Yarn Is Discounted, Why Does My Reward Cost More Than The Stated Discount?

We calculated the discount price of the yarn and then added the value of the tote, wall of fame, and backstage pass levels, which have been discounted as well.


If This Campaign Is For Mist, Why Are There Rewards For Zephyr?

Many of our stretch goals include adding colors for BOTH Mist and Zephyr. This will allow you to choose those new colors in Zephyr before anyone else.


I've Changed My Mind. Can I Get A Refund?

As long as you request a refund before the end of the campaign it’s no problem.

Any refund requests after the completion of the campaign end date will be granted on a case by case basis.


DISCLAIMER: Yarn Fund does not guarantee projects or investigate a creator’s ability to complete their project. It is the responsibility of the project creator to complete their project as promised, and the claims of this project are theirs alone. Understand that you are contributing to a work-in-progress and not making a direct purchase. Perks are managed by the creators and cannot be guaranteed by Yarn Fund.

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