Fiber Details and Care
We currently source our fiber from one fiber mill in the United States, and one fiber mill in Canada. All wool from these reputable mills are ethically sourced from both small and slightly larger farms in Argentina and Uruguay. Many come at an international RWS (Responsible Wool Certification) standard.
To maintain a long life for your garments, I recommend that you wash your wool as little as possible. When needed, hand wash your garments in cold water with as little agitation as possible. Squeeze out excess water (do not wring since this will damage the fibers and distort your garment), and roll in a towel or lay flat to dry, blocking if necessary. Store yarn as well as finished objects where they are safe from the harmful appetites of moths.
Caring for Wool
Hand wash silk blends in cold water with a mild detergent and slight swishing motion. Squeeze out excess water (do not wring since this will damage the fibers), and roll in a towel or lay flat to dry.
Caring for Silk Blends
Before you receive your yarn it will be soaked in a mild wool-safe detergent and rinsed until there is no dye leaving the fibers and the water runs clear. This means the colors are fastened to the yarn, but it is not a 100% guarantee that no color bleeding will occur in the future since factors like pH, as well as the mineral content of your water can affect retention. Be sure to wash your garment by itself, and dry on an old or dark colored towel. Each color varies slightly in its light and wash fastness, so please take care to keep this in mind. If you experience a problem with colors running or fading drastically, contact me and I will be happy to assist you in remedying the situation.
Alpenglow + Alpenglow Sock
Alpenglow is a 3-ply, ultra-fine superwash merino that is the perfect combination of spring and incredible softness. A finer micron-count than average merino, this yarn is sure to become your most comforting garment. This yarn will lend itself well being worked up as mittens, hats, sweaters, shawls, cowls, and more! Our sock blend maintains 75% ultra-fine merino with an added 25% nylon for strength.
3-ply, Fingering weight, 438yds/400m. 100g. Rec. needle size US 1-3, Crochet C-D
3-ply, DK weight, 246yds/224m. 100g. Rec. needle size US 4-7, Crochet H-I
Sock: 3 ply, Fingering weight, 463yds/423m. 100g. Rec. needle size US 1-3, Crochet C-D
This yarn comes in a 2-ply construction, 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. The luxurious squish of this yarn combined with the durability of the nylon component make it perfect for hard-wearing items like hats, scarves, socks, mittens, and cozy shawls and sweaters. Naturally less susceptible to pilling, the sheen of this fiber makes for a beautiful garment that wears well.
2-Ply, Fingering weight, 400yds/448m, 100g. Rec. needle size US 1-3, Crochet C-D
Railway is a 2-ply, 100% superwash merino with a higher level of twist. This means extra spring and definition to your stitches, without compromising on softness.
2-Ply, High twist, DK weight, 246yds/224m, 100g. Rec. needle size US 4-7, Crochet H-I
Morel is a single ply, light super bulky weight yarn comprised of 100% superwash merino. This fiber blend takes colors in a stunningly varied way and is sure to add depth and dimension to whichever projects you choose!
Light Super Bulky, 76yds/69m, 100g. Rec. needle size US 10-13, Crochet K-M
Trailhead is a 4-ply, worsted weight yarn of 100% superwash Blue Faced Leicester wool. This soft, strong wool is a workhorse in finished garments. Trailhead BFL can take a lot of wear and tear, making it it a solid choice for sweaters, leg warmers, chunky 'around the house' socks, and your go-to hat/mitten set.
Worsted, 218yds/199m, 100g. Rec. needle size US 6-8, Crochet I-K
Our merino/silk yarn is an elegant blend of 70% superwash merino, and 30% silk. The silk gives a beautiful drape to fabric, and the blend of springy merino reduces pilling. The higher twist of this yarn adds strength and ensures that the fibers retain their union. This single ply works magnificently in shawls, fine sweaters, and hats. It is not recommended for socks.
Single ply, Fingering weight, 438yds/400m, 100g. Rec. needle size US 1-3, Crochet C-D