Greens, greys, browns and soft natural white all combine to lend a special quality to this yarn. I thought Woodland Sprite a fitting name for a yarn that delicately winds these colours together in a beautiful faux camo effect.
The making process: I began by dyeing New Zealand BFL in an orchard green and woodland brown, and dyeing grey British Jacob in tones of blue and green. Then I spun the dyed BFL and plied it with natural grey Jacob on my pedal-driven wheel. Next, I spun the dyed Jacob and plied it with natural white BFL. Finally, I plied the two yarns together to create the cabling. The finished yarn was washed in environmentally-friendly shampoo, and hung to dry in the fresh air.
The result in a yarn that is both soft and durable, beautiful, with minimal environmental impact.
:: 50% New Zealand BFL wool, 50% British Jacob wool