Erika Flory and Colleen Puckett started Liverpool Yarns in 2014 with three fleeces and a dream. Our yarns are 100% Shetland wool, natural and undyed. Based in Philadelphia, we are committed to keep our sourcing and processing local. Our original Shetland flock lives on a farm in Liverpool, Pa. We continue to buy Shetland fleeces from farmers in upstate Pennsylvania, and supplement with Shetland fleece from the UK. We work closely with Heather Sweitzer at Sweitzer's Mill in York, Pennsylvania to process and spin our fiber to our specifications.
We marry the rustic simplicity of our natural yarn to sophisticated, well constructed designs for the contemporary hand knitter. Our one of a kind designs show equally well on a hike in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley or on a city stroll through Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square.
Erika was taught to knit by her grandmother at an early age, and her passion for fiber and needles has only grown. Erika has been designing for more than 25 years for major yarn companies, online knitting magazines, her own line of patterns on Ravelry, and now for Liverpool Yarns. Her designs range from baby and childrenswear to accessories and clothing for adults. Erika’s patterns are notable for their simple sophistication and use of shape, texture and color. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t have yarn and needles in hand.
Colleen Puckett was taught to knit in 2001 by her son’s third grade teacher. A retired school administrator, Colleen is thrilled to be part of the fiber world and to partner with Erika on Liverpool Yarns.