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Our Story

Hudson + West is a new yarn company dedicated to bringing innovative American-made yarns to the handknitting market, along with modern and wearable designs that highlight those yarns’ best qualities.

Designer-driven and knitter-focused, Hudson + West is about making yarns that you’ll want to return to over and over. We create yarns that support the ready-to-wear inspired garments and accessories that form the core of the modern knitter’s wardrobe. And we source and produce our yarns in the U.S., using a traceable, sustainable, and fair supply chain.

Hudson + West was founded in 2019 by Meghan Babin, the former editor of Interweave Knits, and Sloane Rosenthal, a knitwear designer (and recovering litigator). Our name evokes our disparate locations: Meghan hails from New York’s Hudson River Valley, while Sloane calls the San Francisco Bay Area home. We’re both obsessed with ruggedly handsome yarns, practical design, and thoughtful, well-made goods. We’re serious students of yarn construction and knitwear design, and passionate about details. We’re also both lovers of the outdoors, and of the rugged, starkly beautiful landscapes of the American west that inspired and indeed, birthed, our first two yarns.

Hudson + West was born from a desire to make yarns that had all the qualities we love to knit with, and that would make the kinds of polished finished garments we could wear anywhere.

Bringing Hudson + West from a “note-on-a-napkin-at-Rhinebeck”-stage idea to a reality has been a thrilling, and at times deeply ridiculous, journey. Along the way, we’ve taken the best of our friendship, our combined vision, and the skills, talents and output of some of the best farms, mills, and dyers in America and made a set of yarns that we truly love, and are so excited to share with you. We can’t wait for the next steps in this journey, and we hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Forge and Weld, our first two yarns, are made from the same beautifully heathered blend of Corriedale and Merino fleece, sourced from the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico and New York’s Hudson Valley. Read more about how Forge and Weld are made on our blog.

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