It is a little bit magical to discover something you did not know you were looking for – as it was when we found Wool and the Gang. In D.C., with hours to kill, we visited a local yarn shop (Looped Yarn Works). It was love at the entrance and we came upon treasures you soon will see in our Shop. That is one reason we travel to other LYSs! P.S. Of course we did a lot of shopping while there…it is what you do at an LYS…even when you live in an LYS.
What caught our eye is Wool and the Gang’s Billie Jean Yarn. The shop displayed the Tommy Top – one of the coolest sleeveless tops ever knit! We were drawn right in and made an appointment to meet with the company at market.
This is a young British company with a passion to keep our craft alive, fresh and fashion forward. The “Gang” thinks about yarn production from an enlightened vantage point. They also believe that garments should be made with love, not mass produced. They believe that “fashion is changing”.
The company commitment to fashion is clear in the patterns developed to support the Billie Jean line. Each piece carries a WOW punch. Is offers a completely fresh approach to an otherwise ordinary garment. Yet each is utterly functional. This is not your grandmother’s knitwear. This is not JUST a cardigan, or tee top or sweater. This is THE one that you have been in search of. Exactly what you were looking for – even if you did not know you were looking for it.