Fiber Details and Care

Fiber Sourcing

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.


Caring for Wool

To maintain a long life for your garments, I recommend that you 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 Silk Blends

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.


Color Retention

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.
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Yarn Bases:

Range

This yarn comes in a 3-ply construction, 100% superwash merino. The luxurious squish of this yarn make it perfect for 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.

3-Ply, Fingering weight, 490yds/448m, 100g. Rec. needle size US 1-3, Crochet C-D

Railway

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

Couloir

Couloir is a single ply, lace weight yarn comprised of 74% suri alpaca and 26% silk. This fiber takes colors softly, and will be an excellent accent strand to your coziest projects!

Lace weight, 328yds/300m, 50g. Rec. needle size US 00-1, Crochet B


Alpine

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