Schoharie Valley Rising Yarn

(6 reviews)
8.00 (in)
3.00 (in)
6.00 (in)

Six years ago the Schoharie Valley was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Irene.  The area, already saturated from rain, received 18 inches in a short period of time.  Farms, homes and businesses that had never flooded before were under several feet of water.  The damage caused by the flood was overwhelming, both emotionally and economically.  Fortunately, groups like SALT (Schoharie Area Long Term) formed to coordinate the hundreds of volunteers, donations, and supplies and get the help to those in need.

The Schoharie Valley has come a long way since the flood, and SALT continues to provide a vital role in building up this resilient community.

Schoharie Valley Rising yarn is a collaboration of SALT and CeCe's Wool.  The yarn is made from NY Corriedale wool and spun at Battenkill Fiber.  It is professionally dyed by Kelly Shultes using the painting, 'Schoharie Rising' which was painted after the flood by Elizabeth Apgar-Smith for inspiration.  All of the proceeds for this yarn support SALT's community development fund where they continue to help families and businesses re-build.

When you purchase this yarn, know that your economic footprint is being felt right here in Schoharie Valley.  Thank you for being part of our community.

We love this yarn.  Not only does it help a local community, the yarn is incredibly soft and squishy.  It's a two-ply, worsted weight and each skein is 100 grams, 190 yards and costs $25.00.



  • 4
    Schoharie Valley Rising Yarn

    Posted by Vicki on Nov 21st 2020

    Lovely colors throughout and easy to work with. Had some spots in my skein where the twist is not as well held together and the wool is thicker, but i think it adds to the character of the scarf.

  • 5
    From a spinners’ point of view- yarn is consistent and balanced. Structurally durable.

    Posted by Gina Martin on Nov 1st 2020

    Color(s) -very appealing. I like purchasing local farm products and love the idea of supporting a local cause.

  • 5
    Schoharie valley yarn

    Posted by Marjorie Parkin on Oct 31st 2020

    Simply love the fall colors of this yarn. Just the right amount of twist giving the knitter a soft yet sturdy yarn. I am knitting a lovely scarf to brighten up my plain tops.

  • 5
    I love Schoharie Valley. It is so soft & easy to work with.

    Posted by Unknown on May 24th 2020

    First time I purchased this yarn, but not the last. It is so soft, the colors are gorgeous. I love it.

  • 5
    True to its photo!

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 21st 2018

    I haven't yet taken needles to this beautiful yarn. It is still on the coffee table where I see it when I watch TV. The color is so true to the photo on the website. The colors in the yarn are the colors of my wardrobe. I'm hoping to make a scarf or cowl when I find the perfect pattern. It will then match just about anything I would wear it with!! I currently have 3 projects in the works--hoping to start something with it soon!!

  • 5
    Love the color

    Posted by Cyndy on Sep 8th 2018

    I am also using this in my multi-media scenery picture.