Hand Dyed Yarn

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Hand Dyed Yarn

Centennial, Colorado | 672 Sales

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Note from shop owner January Yarns is closed - thanks for all your support over the last 3 years!

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2016

January Yarns is closed - thanks for all your support over the last 3 years!

Sarah Anderson

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About JanuaryYarns

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On Etsy since 2013

January Yarns - Hand dyed colors for every season

I’m Sarah, an obsessed knitter with an eye for details and the owner/dyer of January Yarns. I make vibrant semi-solid yarns for passionate knitters and crocheters who love color.

I learned to dye yarn in 2008 when I attended a dyeing workshop at the Estes Park Wool Market. I loved the process of immersion dyeing and the beautiful semi-solids colors I produced. Immediately I started daydreaming about starting my own yarn company, but as a busy college student I never did anything about it.

Fast forward to 2013: I was 24 and felt stuck in a dead end job that I hated. While I dreaded going to work every day, I took solace in my knitting. Knitting brought me comfort. It also got me thinking again about starting my own yarn dyeing business. This time I did something about it! I quit my miserable day job and started January Yarns in the fall of 2013. I’ve been blown away by the response from my amazing customers. Every time I fill an order I get excited to send my yarns out into the world, whether it’s across the country or across the globe!

It always felt like I had talents that didn’t seem in line with each other. I’m very logical and detail oriented, but also creative and artistic. I’ve finally found an outlet that combines all of my talents - dyeing yarn! I get to satisfy my obsession with details by quality testing my yarns, reskeining, and taking copious notes when creating a new dye formula. I also get to use my creativity and artistic eye by experimenting with color, creating new colorways, and naming new colors.

Besides knitting I love to watch TV, maybe even a little too much TV! My favorite show ever is “The Office” with “The Big Bang Theory” coming in as a close second. I have a major sweet tooth and love to bake. I live in Colorado and enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, though I’m mostly enjoying them from indoors (I’m not what you’d call “outdoorsy”). I enjoy reading too - my favorite types of books are non-fiction and young adult fiction.

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  • Sarah Anderson

    Owner, Maker

    Knitter, dyer, and yarn enthusiast

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2015
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Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be thrilled with your purchase! If you're not happy for any reason, please contact me within 14 days of receiving your order to set up a return. Once I receive the yarn back in original condition (tags on and still in the skein) I will issue a full refund for the purchase price, including shipping. You are responsible for the return shipping cost.

Returns of yarn that has been wound or knit with will typically not be accepted, but if you discover a defect while using the product please contact me.

If your yarns arrive damaged, please save the original packaging. Contact me and include a picture of the packaging and damaged product to include in the insurance claim. If necessary, I will dye and send replacement yarn to cover any yarn damaged in transit.

If you believe your yarns have been lost in transit, please contact me. I'll do what I can to track down the package or send a replacement if necessary.
January Yarns accepts PayPal, Etsy Direct Check Out, and Etsy gift cards. Checks, money orders, and cash are not accepted. Payment is due at the time of purchase.

Colorado residents will be charged a 2.9% tax on their total purchase, including shipping costs.
All items are ready to ship unless otherwise noted. Please allow 1-3 business days after payment is received for your order to be packed and sent out. You will receive an email notification including a tracking number when your order ships, so you can track your yarns as they travel to you. January Yarns is not responsible for additional charges a buyer may incur due to customs, import taxes, VAT charges, etc.

Domestic orders weighing 13 oz. or less are shipped via USPS First Class Mail. Domestic orders weighing over 13 oz. are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Once shipped please allow 3-5 business days for domestic delivery.

International orders are shipped via USPS First Class International. Once shipped, please allow 4-6 weeks for international delivery.

Insurance is included on all orders to ensure your yarns arrive safely.

A Note About Made to Order Yarns
If you order ready to ship yarn with your made to order yarns, all yarns will be shipped together. If you need your other yarns sooner, please place separate orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
See a color you like, but want on a different base? Need multiple skeins for a bigger project? Request a custom order! Most colors are repeatable. The full list of repeatable colors can be found here: http://www.januaryyarns.com/colorways The full list of current yarn bases can be found here: http://www.januaryyarns.com/yarn-bases

Please allow 2-3 weeks for custom orders to be dyed and sent out. When you order I will give you a more specific timeline based on my current dyeing schedule. If you need your yarns sooner, please let me know when ordering.

All of my yarns are dyed by hand in small batches of 1-3 skeins. There are no dye lots and yarns of the same color may vary from batch to batch or even from the same batch. If you need a larger quantity for a project, please request a custom order. In order to get the best results in your finished product I recommend alternating skeins to avoid noticeable shifts in color.


I don't dye custom colorways. I can dye any of my repeatable colors from my Dyed to Order section, but I can't modify these colorways or create custom colors.

I only dye on my own yarn bases. I can't dye yarns, fibers, fabrics, etc. that you may already have. Thanks for understanding!