Anna Maltz

Hunting for the perfect mustard yellow to use in my Solja sweater led to my discovery of Faroese yarn. My friend Tom van Dijnen (aka Tom of Holland) suggested I look at Navia. I got in contact with Fiona for shade cards. One chat led to another and the design ideas started flowing. It’s hard to not get along with Fiona.

I’m a colour lover, so all the punchy colours really hit the spot. I also adore natural greys and Snaeldan has 5 of them! When it comes to grey, no dyeing can compare to the depth of colour and subtlety achieved by blending undyed fleece. 

The fact that Faroese yarns generally come in 4 different weights across all the colours is really inspiring. I can combine them to make my own weights and marls. If I am designing a pattern that works in a solid 5-ply, it can be made with a combo of 2-ply and 3-ply for a marled effect without altering the tension. The same goes for combining 1-ply and 2-ply to match 3-ply. It opens up all sorts of possibilities for more adventurous stranded knitting.

Aside from here, you’ll find me daily on Instagram as sweaterspotter. I use the same name on Ravelry and Twitter. I write a column for Pompom Quarterly. My website is www.annamaltz.com


Anna Maltz