Our special colorways for the 2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival feature the Monarch Butterfly! We wanted to highlight the Monarch and encourage folks to create habitat areas for them. The video below shows a section of our field we let grow and flower and we saw an increase of Monarch activity in that area.
Monarch butterflies rely on milkweed to lay their eggs and which the caterpillar feeds on. Each purchase of our Monarch yarn comes with a seed packet of milkweed and flowers beneficial to the Monarch butterfly. You can find out more about the Monarch butterfly and its life cycles and habitats here:
The Exclusive Monarch Butterfly colors are dyed on a 100% Superwash Merino base and a sock base of 88% Superwash Merino and 12% nylon. Choose the colors and yarn weights you prefer. Colors are Monarch Orange, Monarch Black, Monarch Butterfly, and Flowers in the Field. You can see them knitted up in samples in the video below.
The Monarch Caterpillar yarn is a separate listing here: https://www.ceceswool.com/yarn/monarch-caterpillar-maryland-sheep-wool-2021-exclusive/
We also created a kit for the Butterfly Prayer Shawl here: https://www.ceceswool.com/yarn/kits/monarch-butterfly-crochet-shawl-kit/
During the MD Sheep and Wool Festival, orders over $50 will automatically quality for free shipping. All kits are also 15% off during the weekend and no discount code is needed.