Whole 9 Yarns: Lindsay English of The Fiber Seed

As a Florida knitter, one of our favorite things to do is knit on the beach. Most of the time our sweater, cowl, or pair of socks is met with confused glares from other beachgoers, so you can understand our excitement when we meet a fellow beach knitter. Someone who understands the ultimate relaxation in the combo of wool and waves! And one of those someones is Lindsay English of The Fiber Seed (see #4 below).

When we first met Lindsay a few years ago, we fell in head over heels for the rainbow hued wall of yarn behind her. Her unexpected color pairings and penchant for deep, rich color gives us all the heart eyes. Her speckles and dipped tonals are dazzling in their own right, but recently she combined the two for something unique to the hand dyed industry. Part tonal, part speckle, Fiber Seed’s Dipped Speckled collection lends some structured pooling to spontaneous speckles for a look that pretty darn cool (see the Depth Cowl in #3).

We were thrilled to include The Fiber Seed’s speckled Sprout Sock yarn in our KnitStitch and SockStitch subscriptions this month. In addition to featuring two established colorways, Glacier and Quasar, we were able to help debut a brand new colorway: Walk The Moon.

From top to bottom: Walk the Moon, Quasar, and Glacier

Want to learn more about the Florida-based Fiber Seed? Lucky for you, we asked Lindsay our 9 favorite questions so you can!

1. How long have you been knitting?

I’ve been knitting for almost 9 years.

2. Who taught you how to knit?

I taught myself to knit by watching a VideoJug clip on how to knit a scarf, over.and.over.

3. What is currently on your needles?

Well I’m not a monogamous knitter, because sometimes my brain needs a change.  I have a Diopside Shawl, by Heather Zoppetti, going using Sprout Sock Seed Pack in Black Sands and Nautical.

The Epaulette Sweater by Raelean Finch knit shown in Fiber Seed’s Blueberry Chip colorway

I also have an Epaulette Sweater, by Raelean Finch, going using Sprout DK in Merlot and Blueberry Chip.  Then there’s a baby blanket, by Jessica Anderson, I’m working on using Sprout DK in Silver Linings and Penelope. Oh and of course a Depth Cowl, by Talitha Kuomi, using Sprout Worsted in Acorn.

Depth Cowl by talitha kuomi
Talitha Kuomi’s Depth Cowl knit with yarn from The Fiber Seed’s Dipped Speckled Collection

4. Where is the strangest place you have ever knitted?

It’s a toss up between sitting on the edge of the the Grand Canyon, the mouth of Mammoth Cave, or at my local beach (some people don’t think wool and sand go together, I say bring on the sunshine and wool!). The bank line, post office, hair salon, etc are just my usual places that you might see me knitting while I’m there.

5. Where is your favorite place to knit?

Specifically, under my favorite tree in the middle of Cade’s Cove.  Since that doesn’t happen that often, knitting on a porch with a good view and a nice breeze comes in second.

6. What is your favorite thing in your notions bag?

Octosnips, they are adorable and so tiny!

7. What do you do when you’re not knitting?

Well it used to be sleep or dyeing yarn. Now it’s dyeing yarn, watching my three-year-old son discovering the world, and getting through the last two months of pregnancy with Baby #2.

8. What is on your knitting bucket list?

The So Faded Sweater and Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, Celestarium by Audry Nicklin, and Tellurian by Sarah Wilson.

9. Who is your favorite knitting buddy?

I love it when I get the opportunity to knit in person with my friends from across the country.
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