A brand new All American made tweed yarn proudly created from start to finish in the United States. The wool begins its journey on ranches in the American West. From the slopes of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges on the west, to the western slope of the Rockies on the east, these ranchers have been tending flocks of Merino and Rambouillet sheep for generations where sustainability is a way of life, not a slogan. Under the umbrella of Shaniko Wool Company, each ranch adheres to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) criteria established by Textile Exchange.
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit whose mission is to identify and educate the public and producers on fibers and processes that result in improved environmental and social sustainability outcomes. The RWS is a third-party audited voluntary standard that farms and ranches follow to ensure the welfare of the sheep which are treated humanely, the land they graze is managed appropriately for improved soil health, and workers involved throughout are treated fairly. Each ranch is audited annually to ensure compliance with the standards. The scouring facility that cleans the wool and the mill that spins the wool into yarn are currently in the process of also obtaining an RWS audit which ensures the traceability of this yarn from ranch to skein. You can read more about the Responsible Wool Standard here: https://textileexchange.org/standards/responsible-wool/.
This is yarn you can feel good about and it feels great! The Merino and Merino/Rambouillet wool is incredibly soft and squishy with a micron count of 21. The tweed yarn construction is a worsted weight three ply with brown and black flecks from acrylic and rayon bits which don't take the dye. The wool has been gently washed and is NOT superwash. We hand-dyed each skein in lightly tonal colors that marry well with the black and brown flecks resulting in a rich and warm color palette of 24 colors plus natural (Earth Tones).
The resulting yarn is a dream to work with. It's soft to the touch, plump, and perfect for next to skin wear with excellent stitch definition!
* Merino and Rambouillet wool from Shaniko Wool Co.
*89% Merino and Rambouillet wool/6% acrylic/5% rayon
* 4 oz skeins (237 yards)/113 gr (217 meters)
* 8 oz skeins (474 yards)/227 gr (433 meters)
* 21 micron
* 3 ply
* 24 colors
* worsted weight
* 10 wraps per inch
Care: handwash in warm water with mild soap; lay flat to dry.
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All our yarns are combined for shipping. Any shipping overage will be refunded.
This yarn is very squishy soft. I was surprised how beautiful it looked in the hank. It's even more beautiful worked up in the sweater I knitted for myself. I'd post pictures if there was an option to do so. I'll be back for more of this yarn or other yarns from American Ewe.
Excellent yarn. Delivered timely.
I recently used this lovely yarn to make a single cable headband that I plan to pair with fingerless gloves. It worked up to a soft finish with lovely stitch definition. I love the flecks of color throughout the Port Wine colorway I chose. This is a yummy yarn for any garment lying close to skin.
This yarn was so soft. It has great stitch definition and was a joy to knit with!
Soft and Yummy!
This is fast becoming my favorite yarn. It's soft, with good stitch definition and the colors are gorgeous.
Loved working with this yarn. Soft and knit up beautifully
I was so happy when I opened my package and felt this yarn. It's incredibly squishy and soft and the baby jumper I made from it is both cozy and lightweight. The yarn is subtlety tonal which adds a nice bit of interest.