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

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Welcome to the Verdant Gryphon!

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.

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Bugga! Bundles of Spring

April 28, 2015

With each changing season, the natural landscape brings new inspiration for color creation. Springtime on the Eastern Shore of MD is pretty magical with everything newly blooming like magnolia and cherry trees. The local farmer's market reopens with the fantastic colors of heirloom agriculture. And after every spring shower, the rain makes the budding trees appear that much more verdant.  For the new season, we've created 5 Spring color combos and are offering them in bundles of yarn. Each bundle includes 5 skeins, in which each skein range in weight from 1-4 ounces of your favorite Bugga! - 70% superwash Merino wool/ 20% Mongolian cashmere/ 10% nylon blend. A Bugga! Bundle is approximately 1533 yards/1 pound of luscious sport weight yarn. ... Continue Reading →

The Essential Form of Yarn

February 28, 2015

Since the Eidos base yarn was created eight years ago, its name and concept has thrilled knitters with a background in Greek philosophy. All five of them.  And the rest of you have been have been saying, "What's an Eidos?" It seems you are long overdue for an explanation behind our inspiration. Drawing from The Verdant Gryphon's love of philosophy and mythology, the Eidos brand is our tribute to Plato, and it refers to his theory of forms - the essence of things. Eidos fingering weight yarn was developed by The Verdant Gryphon with a unique fiber structure and form. At its essence, Eidos is the perfect yarn for intricate colorwork designs, but also has the versatility for everything from socks to... Continue Reading →


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