The Start of Bare Naked Wools

The Start of Bare Naked Wools

“Give the Knitters What They Want!”

That pretty much sums up why we created Bare Naked Wools.😆

Well, perhaps there’s a little more to the story...

Bare Naked Wool's custom-spun artisan yarns are carefully curated by lifelong knitter & designer, Anne Hanson, to produce exceptional finished fabrics for hand knitters and fiber artists. We only select the highest-quality natural fibers, then work with small local mills and spinners right here in the U.S. to deliver a finished yarn that you'll love working with.

Our yarn skeins stand out from the crowd because we make sure they retain all their wonderful, natural goodness. They're sustainably made using earth-friendly, animal-friendly processes and are completely free of the harmful chemicals so commonly found in textiles. 

Anne has been knitting since she was old enough to write her name. Literally - that was the one condition Anne’s grandmother laid down before teaching her to knit.

It wasn’t long before she began modifying designs to her own liking. Soon, she began creating her very own one-of-a-kind patterns. Anne's designs have received industry-wide recognition from respected design houses like Interweave, Brooklyn Tweed, Knitterly and Vogue Knitting

But why create a custom yarn line when there are so many yarn labels already out there? 


Specifically, the demand for natural and unique artisan quality yarns. As knitters, we're creating our own fabric. So it totally makes sense that the yarn we choose can make or break the entire project. I mean, don't you just want to cry when you finish hours of knitting only to find the yarn wasn't quite right?

Even the most beautiful designs and skillful knitting can be ruined by the fabric. Anne realized she was pretty lucky. She had an advantage that most knitters didn't; she wasn't stuck working with ordinary, mass-produced yarn.

Psst...Did you know that even expensive ‘luxury’ yarn can be soaked in insecticides and other toxic chemicals to preserve it for the long shipping hauls from India and China?

Small indie yarn makers would often send unique specialty yarns that were dreamy to handle and bloomed into gorgeous finished fabrics…

”Wouldn’t it be incredible if every knitter could get their hands on yarn like this?” Anne wondered to herself...

With her industry connections and insight as both a knitter and designer, Anne made those lovely skeins even more delectable. She sourced the highest quality heritage fleeces and rare fibers, created delicious pairings, and supported small U.S. mills that turn yarn spinning into the artform that it is. 

Basically, Anne created the yarns that she would love working with... and then shared them with her fellow knitters so they could get the head-turning results their projects deserved. Enjoy the 'knitting naked' difference!

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