This worsted weight yarn is a lovely blend of white romney wool and white mohair. The mohair comes from our own angora goats and the romney wool is from our own flock and the flock of a good friend.
The yarn is 60% romney wool and 40% mohair. The mohair will add shine, strength and wearability to the final fabric and give the garment a lovely halo over time. Romney wool is considered a longwool breed and wears well in outergarments. More than half of the wool in this yarn was lambswool and all of it was strikingly soft with high luster.
Our Farm Fresh base yarn is a natural cream color and these skeins were then kettle dyed or handpainted. We had a wonderful time in the dye kitchen with this blend, because the colors really "pop" over the natural cream.
This listing is for a kettle-dyed yarn in a darker purple on one side and a light slate blue on the other. With the right stitch count, this yarn will self stripe! This combination reminds me of both pansies in the spring and wild Maine blueberries in the summer. Both are favorite markers of their seasons!
Please Note: **This is more of a purple/blue on the darker side than is evident on the photos.** It is hard to capture with the camera. I left the bright blue string from the label showing, to try and show the true color, but it is really still more purple than showing on my screen.
Romney wool was my first great love as a spinner. We are fortunate to have some amazing and lovely romney in Maine. The flock that provided this wool was no exception. Carefully chosen by their knitting shepherdess, they were selected and raised for excellent wool production. I am luck to have a few of these romneys myself, and their fleece is amazing. This wool blends with our mohair beautifully. The angora goats have had my heart for many years and were our first fiber animals. Their mohair is soft and wavy/curly and adds wonderful character to yarn.
These skeins are 4.4 ounces each and approximately 260 yards. This is a two ply yarn, created for us by the wonderful folks at Green Mountain Spinnery in Vermont, using historic New England carding and spinning equipment.
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Returns & exchanges
We make every effort to send you high quality yarns and fiber. If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me so that I can refund or replace your wool or yarn as appropriate. Refunds or exchanges can be requested within 30 days of shipping, if the item you receive does not meet your expectations from the item description. Refunds do not include shipping.
Variations in color are a natural part of the handpainting/hand dyed process, and should be expected. Your monitor colors may vary from the actual color of the fiber or yarn.
I often have washed raw and fibers which are not listed in the shop. Feel free to send me a message, if there is something special you would like, I just might have it!