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What is “Critical” about your sheep?

Our name actually has nothing to do with Sheep! Critical is when you score the highest numeral on a dice when playing Dungeons & Dragons. And when you hit a critical, your power and hits are more powerful!

What does it mean to be an Indie Dyer?

“Indie” stands for independent. Other than pop-up shops and trunk shows, Critical Sheep does not work with the big (or little) stores and cannot be found in your Local Yarn Shop.

How much experience do you have?

Amanda, the Chief-Dyer, has been knitting and crocheting and playing with all things yarnie since she was 8 years-old. She’s been dyeing yarn since her teens and, when she couldn’t find colors that were vibrant and beautiful and obsession-worthy, she decided to start dyeing her own.

What makes your yarn different?

You won’t find colors like this anywhere else! Amanda uses a naturally acidic dye that is color-fast, smells amazing and has a vibrancy you won’t find in many commercial skeins out there. She chooses yarns for quality and is picky about the yarn she has chosen. Skeins rarely have knots and will wind easily off the swift. Amanda cares for the quality of the yarn she sells you, and she won’t sell you a sub-standard skein. When you buy yarn from Critical Sheep, you are not only supporting an independent dyer, but you’re also getting a sweet-smelling skein of rockin’ yarn that will make strong and beautiful socks.

Where can I buy your yarn?

Critical Sheep is currently on Etsy. Check out the current colors available in the online shop today!

Why is your store empty most of the time?

Store updates are published to Etsy approximately once per month. It takes a long time to dye all of the skeins of yarn, and there are a limited amount of skeins in each color per store update. Once they’re gone, they’re gone for the month! Check back on this site or the Facebook page regularly for the next store update.

Are your yarns from a pet-free, smoke-free home?

Yes, all yarns are made in a smoke-free, pet-free home.

Can I make a custom color order?

Unfortunately, we can’t accommodate custom colors for individual orders at this time, however there are over 20 colors to choose from. Feel free to shop my current selection!  Tell me what colors you are interested in, and you might just find them in a future store update.

When can I expect my yarn to arrive?

Yarns ship during the beginning of the week via USPS Priority mail. You will receive a tracking order when the package leaves and should arrive in your mailbox within a week!

Why are your skeins so small? I can’t make a pair of socks out of one skein!

50 grams is the perfect size for one sock or two shorties. Plus you’ll need to start a new sock with a new end, so why not with a second skein?

What are the care instructions?

All D4 fingering yarns are 75% superwash Merino wool with 25% nylon.  All D10 worsted is  100% Superwash Merino. They are machine washable and are colorfast, so put them on the cold wash of your machine and then lay the item to dry and you’ll be fine.

What’s with the color names?

We’re nerds. Der! We came up with the names trolling through old Magic: The Gathering and D&D cards and characters.

When will there be more yarn weights?

Give us time. Just give us time. 🙂

One Reply to “FAQs”

  1. Hi, Amanda,
    We met this morning at Cream City Yarns. I’d love to know more about dyeing yarn, but first, I’d better use that row-counter to do my project and develop my knitting chops.