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**preorder open through Friday August 16th**


This month's colorway inspiration is
The California Sea Otter! 

They're the smallest marine mammal in North America and are found from San Mateo down to Santa Barbara. They're an integral part of keeping kelp forests and estuaries healthy. Watch them now live-streamed from Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Fun facts!

  • Although they may hunt underwater, they only eat at the surface and float on their backs as they use their chest as a table. So precious!
  • They keep warm with the world's densest fur- about 1 million hairs per square inch- people only have about 100,000 on their entire heads!
  • They have pockets in their coat made of loose skin under their arms where they store food while they continue hunting.

These sea otters were brought to near extinction by fur hunters until only 50 survivors remained in the 1930's. Though their population bottlenecked, they slowly made a comeback! About 3000 southern sea otters exist today, still a small portion of their historical numbers. Researchers are working hard to understand why their population can't seem to expand further. They used to be found all the way down to Baja California! Currently their biggest threats are oil spills, infectious disease and bites from great white sharks. 

Researchers continue to study these threatened animals, because the better they're understood, the better we can protect & help them! More at Monterey Bay Aquarium.


Photo credit: Marshal Hedin


By demand, now offering preorder shawl kits in addition to sock kits! If you'd like a coordinating full skein instead of a miniskein, you can now order this as a shawl kit!

This month we've also released our brand new Monterey Buttons! Select them as an add-on, and they will ship with your preorder.

How it Works

A new monthly release on your terms! Preorder is open until the 15th of each month. Preorder pricing is 10% off our standard retail price. We choose an inspiration photo, and you choose one of our available yarn bases... or get a sock kit or shawl kit that includes a coordinating colorway! And unlike a yarn club, you can preorder more than one skein!

We dye your yarn, then post the new colorway before it ships. If you don't love it, exchange your preorder for store credit before it even ships out! 
More happiness- zero waste!

Here's the preorder schedule:

  • Preorder available until the 15th of each month.
  • Colorway created and photo posted around the 21st of month.
  • Preorders ship by end of month.

Please know the colorway will be an interpretation of the photo, and not color-matched!

If we have extra skeins, they'll be available at full retail price after the pre-order! This is a limited run. We don't plan on making more.

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Michelle W.
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August Sea Otter Color from Monterey

Great! Beautiful colors as always. Your yarn is always top quality.



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