The Verdant Gryphon is an independent textile & dyeworks company, developing fine yarns, creating extraordinary color palettes, and designing unique knitwear.

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Let us invite you into the magical world of luxury yarn made from the finest fibers from around the globe, which are hand-dyed on the quaint and beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. From development to the dye pots, our products are created with an eye toward perfection & supreme quality, because the wonderful garments our knitters and crocheters are making should start with the most exquisite yarn on the needles.

The Verdant Gryphon Blog

Knitted Clouds

December 11, 2014

Oh, Odyssey! I'm so crazy about you.  Ordinarily I gravitate towards finer yarns, but as the weather gets chillier and I seem to have less and less knitting time, big, soft, warm yarn that works up crazy fast is pretty appealing. But what really gets me with this base is the way it takes colour. You can actually make out different tones within a single twist. Kinda crazy.  (Image shows Bumper Cars and Log Flume, both appearing in Monday's update.) So I've been perusing Ravelry for some scrumptious Odyssey knitting ideas, especially of smaller projects that could be whipped up quickly for gifts this time of year, and want to share some of my favourites: Wizzo cowl. You should really... Continue Reading →

Autumn Leaves and Monster Mashes

October 21, 2014

The autumn leaves drift by my window, The autumn leaves of red and gold... Autumn is upon us in this northern hemisphere, the most joyful season of the knitter's calendar. No longer need we eye our knitting with a fear that it will be a hot heap in our laps or stick to our humid fingers. The time has come to cuddle yarn with gleeful abandon and to plan projects for cool, crisp evening walks, or to slip on for mornings over coffee on the porch. At VG, we find ourselves looking even more longingly than usual at all the yarn we don't have time to knit (as someone on Ravelry said recently, "I want to knit ALL the projects")... Continue Reading →

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