Josef & Anni is a bouncy and soft lightweight sport speckled with just a touch of natural un-dyed Targhee to remind us of the abundant variety found in the natural world. From true blacks and grays, to rich browns and delicate fawns, sheep produce an enormous range of natural colors in addition to white which never bleed or fade. This special yarn is inspired by and named for the immortal work of Josef & Anni Albers who taught that our perception of color is defined by the context in which it is shared. All of the wool used in this yarn was raised in the United States, and the natural colored wool was raised on a small family farm close to our mill.
Special Batch Note -Every batch carries unique traits of the individual sheep who gave their wool. The current batch of Cinnamon bears a warm hue with subtle, delicately contrasting speckles, whereas Pepper reflects a cooler tone with more dramatic contrasting flecks of color.
Don't forget to check out the free Josef & Anni Cowl pattern included with your purchase.
This yarn is soft against the skin, not itchy, but still has a bit of a rugged outdoorsy look, and substantial feel, that I like. I got the Cinnamon color. Would have picked the Pepper if it was available, but I’m happy with what I got. Made the Josef & Anne Cowl … a fun knit with interesting motifs. Thinking of ordering a sweater quantity of the yarn.
l received my skein of Josef & Anni in a very timely matter, but was not able to access the free cowl pattern that came with it. After contacting you and explaining the problem I was then sent the pattern in a PDF format and voila I had the pattern!! Excellent service and response time.
I’ve used the Josef and Annie for several projects, and when I ran short you shipped it so quickly. Thank you! I also recently used your tincture dyes and the result was beautiful! I will definitely order again. Thank you!
I bought vanilla bean to knit the Josef and Anni cowel. I love the natural color of the wool. It is easy to knit with and the pattern is interesting and challenging in a good way. I would recommend to anyone considering a purchase of this wool.
I simply love this company and it’s yarn. The service is impeccable, the opportunities they make to get exactly the right yarn, weight and color is second to none. I bought Josef and Anni in Pepper recently (again) and am sorry I didn’t bite the bullet and buy more. I really hope I will have that chance again because it is the softest, loftiest yarn I own. I realized the quantity is very generous for the price, especially when they run a sale. I am looking forward to a cardigan of J & A to keep forever. If not, a wrap will be very welcome. I don’t always love alpaca blends but this one is perfect. No pilling or shedding! I should mention the website is especially nicely arranged, and the information I want is easily found, covering my questions perfectly. It is visually clean and the photography is beautiful. I am a fan of this company, so my view is skewed ‘positive’, but nevertheless I am correct in what I have said. I have shopped their booth at Stitches West some time ago, and became better acquainted with their yarns, dyes, and service in person, which I recommend. I will be shopping again to buy their natural yarns and I hope to take advantage of their color connections too when I have a project that calls for it. I have friends that have used their help in this area and I was so impressed by the resulting yarn, I wished for some myself. I buy yarn from all over the world, and have learned how to discriminate quality over time. This company remains on my short list of high quality American yarn companies, to be recommended without hesitation.
Josef & Anni yarn in Pepper is a beautiful yarn too. Love all Abundant Fiber yarns. Never been disappointed! Picture under Aviary is the 2 varieties next to one another after I wound them. This is become a hat also! Picture of hat with other AF yarns.
Absolutely love both and cinnamon and the pepper Anni & Josef natural yarns! After wet blocking, the resulting fabric is ultra-soft and of a luscious creaminess perfectly spiced by the cinnamon speckles as the pepper ones! I have purchased these yarns twice and would purchase them again and again! As one does with favorites :)
I absolutely love working with this squooshy Merino/Targhee wool. It is like no other wool I've knit with. Even though it's designated sport weight, I've paired it with a light worsted alpaca for colorwork, and made a lace cowl with grain motifs that is perfect for keeping a neck warm in winter. It's got that nice lanolin smell, but soft and drapey enough to wear close to skin. If I had the means to invest in a lot of new yarn right now, I'd love to work solely with the natural gradients of Abundant Earth Fiber's yarns.