Rhinebeck Preview 2016

Rhinebeck Preview 2016

The Miss Babs team is excited for Rhinebeck! We have been dyeing up a storm for this year’s festival, October 15 and 16 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York.

You can find us in the back of Building C, booths 31-32. Have you heard that it gets busy? Try us in the afternoon! We restock throughout the show to ensure there’s always lots to choose from.

Last year's booth at Rhinebecklast year’s booth at the end of setup

However, we don’t bring all of our yarns - there’s just not enough room. If it’s not on the list below, it’s staying home and here on the website.

We will have a wide variety of monochrome colors across our range, and probably more Wild Irises (one of a kind colorways) than Babettes (repeatable variegated colorways). You'll be able to pick up something truly unique!

Yarn we’re bringing:

  • Yowza (light worsted weight, 100% merino)
  • Yummy 2-Ply (fingering weight, 100% merino)
  • Caroline (fingering weight, 70-20-10 MCN)
  • Yummy 3-Ply (sport weight, 100% merino)
  • Keira (heavy fingering weight, big skeins of 100% merino with a 4-ply construction)
  • Hot Shot (fingering weight sock yarn, 80-20 merino-nylon)
  • Sojourn (fingering weight cashmere and silk)
  • Killington (sport weight Polwarth wool and silk)
  • Gradient Sets and Shawl Sets (in Yummy 2-Ply and Caroline)
  • Kunlun (DK weight merino-cashmere-silk)
  • Wild Silk (lace weight tussah silk) in Sets for Taboo
  • As always, our annual locally and seasonally inspired secret surprise limited edition Rhinebeck Colorway, available each morning until we sell out on a variety of bases (limit two skeins per customer please)
  • Patterns (and samples to look at, including our Fall 2016 Collection)
  • Stitch markers, Fleegle Beaders, and project bags


This year at Rhinebeck we are launching our newest yarn, Woodbury! Woodbury is the fingering weight version of one of our long-time favorite yarns, Yet. With a 3-ply construction, it is round and smooth, and works up with a crisp hand. Woodbury holds blocking well and we think you’ll enjoy using it in lace projects as well as sweaters. It is 65% Merino wool and 35% Tussah silk at a great price, just $24 for a 400-yard skein. It’s not available on the website yet, so Rhinebeck will be the first time you can get your hands on this new yarn.

We have a new sample in Woodbury, the My Cryptonite shawl by Melanie Berg. We love how light and airy and crisp this worked up.

My Cryptonite
My Cryptonite close up
We also just got a new sample of Wool and Waves back from our fabulous sample knitter, and it's fantastic.
Wool and Waves
We'll have a new Gradient Set - Death by Chocolate. Yum!
Babs has created a new Polydactyl Set called Fall Foliage, and we've had a lovely Lamina Wrap knit up in this warm autumnal rainbow.
We also love the cozy ease of Copenhagen Calling - a big snuggly cowl in two colors of Yowza. 
Our Rhinebeck sweaters are just about done, boxes and luggage all packed up, vehicles checked and double-checked,  it's almost time to get on the road (and for some of us, on a plane). We can't wait to see you!
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I’m sorry to be missing Rhinebeck, but will be here in CA happily knitting Clue 2 of the 2016 Westknits MKAL. Three of my four yarns are yours (Obsidian, Naked, and Joan of Arc), and they are knitting up a TREAT! And my Miss Babs skull stitch markers are just adding to the fun. Thank you for helping to make this one of my most enjoyable Octobers yet!

Dawn Lawhon

Susan B. Anderson has always mentioned you in her podcasts and that’s where I first heard of Ms. Babs yarn. Anyway, this will be my first time at Rhinebeck’s Sheep & Wool, heading up from Bronx, NY and I am really looking forward to checking out your booth. From what I can tell on the various websites, you all are master dyers with some really beautiful yarns. Have a wonderful drive up to Rhinebeck!!!

Hilda Ortiz

Can’t wait to get my hands on the new yarn…sounds lovely and looks fabulous

Lee Abercrombie

We are so excited to see you this weekend at Rhinebeck. Last year, my three friends and I each bought a skein of Yowza and knit a brickless scarf out of it. We will be wearing it with pride and can’t wait to show you when we see you.!

Mary Alice Kohs

Oh me, oh my! How I LOVE Miss Babs and her yarns! I hardly ever use any other yarn line any more…..there’s so much to choose from with Miss Babs! Besides being one of the nicest women on the planet, she is a genius in dyeing yarn!!! I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS LADY! I’m so glad I “found” her and her yarns!!

Cindi Roy, Johnson City TN

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