Veronika and Danny from YOTH (Yarn on the House) the brother and sister team visited the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird today. I believe this is the first set of siblings as guests Marly has hosted, which exciting but YOTH yarns have been so HOT everyone is talking about them.
Marly saw their booth at Stitches West, loved their booth and saw they were running out of yarn! They are a modern thinking, family run company that really makes watching them fun. Check out this video from ONE DAY at Stitches Texas that they created.
Veronika is Big Sister and Danny is Little Brother. Their family immigrated here from the Czech-Republic before Danny was born. A couple of years ago, Veronika, who had been a billing manager in Corporate America, approached Danny and asked if he would come to work with her company either as an employee with a little paycheck or as a co-owner with no paycheck. Of course he took the second option! The business is really based on Veronika’s passion for knitting, but everyone in their family helps out. Dad made the display pieces for the booth, Veronika’s husband helps out with graphics and web developement, Danny’s girlfriend helps out, Veronika’s daughter models occasional and all of this is still based out of her house.
In fact the company began by dying yarns in Veronika’s kitchen and then the garage (they shared that sometimes there was dye production going on and sometimes craft beer brewing by Veronika’s husband was happening on the gas burners out there). Their color pallette being more unisex, is subtle and muted, Veronika says is not anything new. Even though they don’t dye themselves anymore, working with the folks who does it for them they are able to maintain their love of hand-dyed and offering it to their customers.
Their yarn lines are Big Sister (DK weight) and Little Brother (Fingering weight) are a Merino Cashmere Nylon blend, and recent additions Father and Mother (a Worsted and DK weight rambouillet or French Merino yarns) but all American grown. They have high standards for what they want to work with and provide to their customers.
YOTH yarns are sorted into palettes, Raw, Fresh and Juicy, and when you find colors in the palettes you like, you can choose from the different lines mentioned above. There are a few shops that have begun to offer the yarns as part of their inventory, click here to see if any are near you, and come back to see if new shops are added.
Veronika has a few designs she’s created and listed in Ravelry, and Ravelry Group you may wish to check that out as well. You can follow YOTH via their website www.YOTHyarns.com and their blog, they are also on Pinterest and Instagram.
If you missed getting to hear this live, you can still catch the episode as an archive: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/12/15/veronika-and-danny-from-yoth or in iTunes.