The yarn was milled at Custom Woolen Mills, one of Canada’s best known and busiest mills. They run a mule spinner system, and as a result their woolen-spun yarns are lofty, rustic, and great for sweaters, mitts, and hats. This yarn has a different twist structure than many of the other yarns we’ve seen – the singles are spun “S” and then plied “Z”.
Note: "Coral Bush" was this month's warm colour option, "Desert" was the neutral option, and "Fern" was the cool option. Since we had a lot of yarn this time (we bought every skein the farmer had available), we've added some extra colour options this month, as well as some "one-of-a-kind" skeins created during our colour development process.
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- Content: 100% Canadian Wool, high percentage North Country Cheviot
Yardage: 110g (4 oz)/approx. 123m (135 yds)
- Weight: Bulky weight
- Suggested Needle Size: US 9-11 (5.5-8mm)
- Gauge: 12-15 sts = 4" (10cm)
- Care: Handwash in cool water
Source of Fibre: Glen Alwin Farm in Tsolum, BC, Canada
Spinning: Custom Woolen Mills in Alberta, Canada
- Hand-dyeing: Sweet Paprika in Montreal, QC, Canada