Hello and nice meet you

I'm SJ, the knitter, crocheter, yarn dyer, pattern writer, sewist, brand designer, photographer, social media manager, webmaster, research team, procurement director, shipping coordinator, and owner of HAZE GRAY by SJ. Thank you for being here with me!!

Attention to Detail

Everything at HAZE GRAY by SJ is handcrafted with love in Jersey City NJ. I take pride in every little detail of my products and use the highest quality materials. I use ethically-sourced yarn, usually 100% Merino wool, from farms that follow mulesing-free practices, which is hand-dyed, making each piece unique. Beanies are topped with cruelty-free faux fur pom poms attached with a wood button, making each pom removable and interchangeable. Every handmade piece is branded with a faux leather label.

The super squishy hand-dyed yarn, the fluffy faux fur pom poms, the beautiful buttons, and the lovely faux leather labels are also all handmade by other makers. These boss babes are solid gold.

The Process

All yarn is sourced from mills in the United States and Canada. I use professional grade dyes to hand dye the yarn in my home kitchen. The yarn is dyed in small batches of 2 to 3 skeins at a time. The dyed yarn is then soaked in a wool wash with lanolin to naturally condition the wool before drying the yarn in the sun.

The hand dyeing process of HAZE GRAY by SJ Fiber makes each piece created with the yarn truly one of a kind.

Behind the Seams

Pom Poms are made from faux fur fabric which is hand-cut, hand-stuffed, and hand-sewn.

HAZE GRAY by SJ Project Bags are made from waxed canvas, a concept first developed by sailors. The durable, water-repellent fabric is hand-cut and machine-sewn into a long-lasting project bag which will scuff over time, adding to its character.

Give a Ship

All HAZE GRAY by SJ handmade pieces come in a reusable bag for storage during the off-season. Items are packed with minimal packaging materials, and shipped in mailers made from recycled components which are either home compostable or recyclable. Additionally, when properly cared for, your wool pieces will last a lifetime, however, if they don't survive your latest Kondo method closet purge, you can find joy in knowing that wool is 100% biodegradable.

Why "Haze Gray...#spreadwarmthnotwar"??

HAZE GRAY by SJ is a woman-veteran owned and operated small business. It is my greatest honor to have served the United States of America in the world's finest Navy during my 20s. Haze Gray is the name of the color of the paint on US Navy surface warships.

My mission is to spread warmth and yarn hugs by providing you with high quality, one of a kind, luxurious, handmade products which bring your heart joy and a smile to your face. I hope you absolutely love your pieces as much as I loved making them. Follow HAZE GRAY by SJ on Instagram to see what I'm bringing you next!! Thank you for supporting handmade and choosing to shop small!! It means the world to me and my family.

Love and light and good vibes,