WALKABOUT dk

JOURNEY  fingering

A 2 ply two self- striping yarn with long repeats. Spun for loft and softness from Peruvian Corriedale. Corriedale is one of my favorite breeds, it's such a generous fleece. You can spin, weave, knit  or felt, whatever you ask of it. it does with grace and reliability. 

Walkabout knits up nicely on size three needles at 1200 ypp. Journey at 1800 ypp is a good shawl weight.

Walkabout 200 yd skein  14.00
Journey 400 yd skein 24.00


WOOLY BEAR

a dense but lofty 3 ply  Aran weight

This yarn is constructed from a heavy single spun from Jacobs fleece and wrapped with 2 fine randomly painted strands of Corriedale.  The result is a three ply Aran weight  suitable for cardigans, afghans, boot cuffs or for any project where warmth and durability is wanted. 

Jacobs sheep is one of the heritage breeds that I am so happy to be  able to use. As one of the primitive breeds it preserves important genetic diversity.  For Wooly Bear I choose the loftiest and strongest.,

200 yd skeins     $12.00

CHILD'S PLAY
DELPHINIUM
LOG CABIN
MORNING GLORY
FALALA
MARIETTA
DENIM
LACE WEIGHT

Spun from natural Shetland or Jacob's fleece, light as thistle down. I choose the softest fiber with the longest staple and spin for lightness and loft.  Skeins are specific to a single sheep so each batch is small and unique.

400 yd skeins       2400 ypp   $24.00
SOCK YARN

Sock yarn has to be strong but also resilient and buoyant.  I choose fiber for both qualities...often from among the down breeds or primitive breeds.  My favorite choice is from the crossbred flock of my friend Margaret.

Sock yarn is three ply fingering weight  and firmly spun. Colors are natural  or dyed as the mood takes me. Journey yarn makes a nice addition  if  you like Fair Isle. This yarn is also suitable for hats and mittens.  

200 yd skeins     $12.00
CAPRICE

A 2 ply sport weight blend of  60% soft Blue Face Leicester,  30% alpaca and 10% tussah silk. Airy and soft  with a drape that makes lovely to hand scarves and shawls.  Available in natural colors but occasionally I dye in muted heathered colors.

200 yds     $18.00

SHIMMER

Softly spun 2 ply of super fine merino. Colorways shift easily from one shade to another. This yarn makes up nicely in any of the roving colorways.

400 yd.  2400 ypp   $18.00

LOST PARROT
GARDEN PARTY
MANY MELONS
RANDOM
WHIMSY
AUTUMN SUNRISE
CALLIOPE
TENDER MERCIES
HOOPY FROOD
DARK HORSE
REPOSE
CINDY
HIGH PRAIRIE FIBERS