The 2022 YAL focuses on collaboration and connectivity. Each month, we've paired two of our favourite dyers to create a mixed yet harmonious palette. Stephen and Malia will work together to join up themes and inspire each other through the design process. The overall mood and tone of these kits is Neutrals with a Pop.

The Westknits Yarn A Long (or YAL) is a yearly knit-along and yarn club hosted by Stephen & Penelope. When you purchase the Yarn A Long, you will receive three individual shipments, one per month in May, June and July. Each shipment includes exclusive hand-dyed yarn, an exclusive pattern, two from Stephen West and one from Malia Joseph (the Penelope in Stephen & Penelope), and a knitting-related gift. The first shipment includes a Westknits project bag and the last shipment also includes an embroidered achievement badge.

This year, we are excited to feature the spirit of collaboration, so each Yarn Along kit uses skeins from two different dyers in the same shawl! This year’s participating dyers are:

  1. Birch Hollow Fibers & Dusty Dimples
  2. The Wandering Flock & Walk Collection
  3. Essence of Autumn & Life in the Long Grass

You will receive:

  • 10 skeins of fingering weight yarn in soft wool or wool blend fibres.
  • Several knitting related gifts. Past gifts included stitch markers, needle gauges, notebooks, etc...
  • PDF e-book of all three shawl patterns design for the yarn

Read more about the YAL on our FAQ page here!