The Story of Whidbey by Gauge Yarns™

Gauge Yarns™ by Makers’ Mercantile® finds its inspiration in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are proud to welcome Whidbey as the first in this fabulous fiber line!

Welcome to the "Upper Left" corner of the United States.

Whidbey was made to keep you warm during those chilly PNW mornings, and cool during the warm afternoons. We achieved this by creating a blend of Bamboo, Superwash Merino, surrounded by a chainette of Nylon.

Whidbey Island is home to the most-visited state park in Washington: Deception Pass. With its mysterious coves, rugged cliffs, jaw-dropping sunsets, and an awe-inspiring high bridge, it's a bucket list destination for locals and international travelers alike. Whidbey Island is alive with color, and that is something we wanted to reflect in Whidbey's colorways.

We present to you a lively group of tonal colors, inspired by the local flare. You’ll find our colors have been inspired by pebbles, herons, driftwood, seaglass, the Puget Sound, starfish and loganberries, plus our bonus multi-color called Island, which incorporates a combination of all of our tonal colors into one. A perfect blending colorway!

Photo: Sara Codair


Photo: Logan Popoff


Photo: Hannah Dickens


Photo: Tyler B


Photo: Matthew Schwartz


Photo: Jessie Chou


Photo: Garry Knight



We cannot wait to see what you create with our yarn! Be sure to tag @MakersMercantile in your social media posts using the hashtag #WhidbeyYarn so that we can follow your progress!

Need some inspiration on what to make? we have patterns!

Coupeville Hat
by Kyle Kunnecke

Chain to Nowhere Cowl
 by Makers’ Mercantile®

Scale Fingerless Mitts
by Nathan Grisham