Red Yarn, Alpaca, Border Leicester, and Corriedale Wool Yarn, 3 ply Sock Yarn, 250 yards, Grown and Made in Michigan
This red alpaca / border leicester / corriedale wool yarn is a collaboration of two shepherdesses......myself and my friend, Caren Sych, from St. Louis, Michigan.
Stonehedge Fiber Mill in East Jordan processed and spun the yarn for us. We are very proud of this Michigan mill because they made the yarn for the athletes' sweaters in the Olympics closing ceremony. That's awesome for a small, family run mill tucked away in the woods of Michigan.
About the yarn, it's a lovely, soft, strong 3 ply, with plenty of elasticity - perfect for sock knitting. I would also recommend using it for hats, scarves, mittens, shawls, and warp for weaving.
Besides being a super yarn for knitting, crochet, and weaving, this yarn felts beautifully to a lovely, soft fabric.
The last picture shows this yarn in my dye pot on the stove. I used Jacquard's Fire Red professional dye.
250 yards / 228 meters - 2.8 ounces / 82 grams - Fingering Weight at 18 wraps per inch
Here's a link to a deeper, darker red yarn just like this - https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/538729567/red-alpaca-and-wool-yarn-3-ply-sock-yarn?ref=shop_home_active_2
75% Alpaca, 12.5% Border Leicester, and Corriedale. Here's a link if you want to know more about the yarn before I dyed it - https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/524559664/white-yarn-alpaca-border-leicester-and?ref=shop_home_active_2
Here is a link to the rest of the mill spun yarn in my shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthStarAlpacas?section_id=5028853&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4
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