This worsted weight yarn is a blend of 78% wool from 2 local farms and 22% bamboo top to add softness and luster. Wow, this is a winning blend. I’m not kidding on that. Not only was the wool very nice that went into it (over 50% was lambs wool- the softest wool most sheep will ever grow), the mill that washed and spun it into this fabulous yarn knocked it out of the park. The breeds represented in the wool are crosses of Corriedale, Romney, Dorset and French Merino. Oh yes, lots of nice wool in this. It would be nice as a sweater or in color work because 3 ply yarns are rounder and have excellent stitch definition. The overwhelming comment from customers when they feel itis how soft it is.
This was hand dyed in our exclusive “MORE Maryland Magic 2021” colorway at Point of View Farm. This is our special colorway just for the Maryland 2021 festival. There is another coordinating colorway, “Maryland Magic 2021” which were other skeins from this same dye pot BUT, they came out a bit different once dry so I decided to make them their own listing. Both would look fabulous together. Both are The Point of View Farm festival colorways for 2021. Once these are gone, they are. I am not repeating them to keep them exclusive to this magical 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. Festival colorways usually sell fast so jump on it while you see it. You will see we have other colorways in this same yarn base if you want coordinating ones or want an undyed version. The extended story of the yarn is below. This was a labor of love to produce this yarn. I felt the farms that grew this nice wool needed a chance to be something special reflecting all the hard work they do to raise their sheep. It is a celebration of what we can do together when we cooperate and join talents.
A bit of history: The shepherds/ farms I bought this wool from are neighbors of mine and I wanted to help them by making yarn out of their wool clip, so I bought it! I figure the best way to support farms and shepherds you like is to buy their products and then share them with the world. They are happy and so am I. So, I bought their wool and then, since I am a certified US wool classer, I classed and graded it for this project handful by handful….bags and bags of it…big bags…the kind that weight a few hundred pounds. I’m picky and bit obsessive, when it comes to sorting wool. It took some time to select and clean up only the nicest fleeces or parts of them to send to the mill. My sorting table looked like a wool bomb went off (more so than usual anyway). Then, I personally drove it to a mill in NY and talked with the mill owner/ operator about this yarn I wanted to make to honor these farms. I had some ideas but, mill operators know their machinery and I wanted to be sure what I wanted was within the mill’s capabilities to produce. It is delightful to see the finished result of the mills (that takes some time by the way- usually at least 6-9 months). Then, I picked up the yarn and carefully washed and dyed it right on the farm in my own exclusive colorways. Each skein of yarn is carefully dyed, dried then rekseined and labeled for you.
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