To Karida Collins, “Mondawmin” is a bright pink.
“Oliver” is a warm yellow.
“Federal Hill” is grayish-beige.
And “Sandtown-Winchester” is a shade of periwinkle.
At least, those are the tones they take as yarn at her business, Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Collins, who has a master’s degree in American studies from George Washington University, started the business in 2006 and settled in 2015 in Seton Hill, where she has offered up brightly dyed yarns, classes and quarterly yarn-based subscriptions. If you ask Collins, the business — which dyes more than 100 pounds of yarn a week, delivers to 24 stores around the country, and makes a little more than $500,000 a...