American Candy-Stripe Hand-Spun Wool Yarn
Hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, made right here in the studio! Each of my bulky yarns is made from extra squishy roving which I hand-dye one at a time (which means that each yarn turns out differently.) I then hand-spin the fiber on my spinning wheel.
- FIBER: Mixed Wool -- super squishy and soft
- WEIGHT: Bulky/Chunky
- YARDS: Appx. 66
- COLORWAY: Candy stripe blue, red and white mixed with white
- CARE: Handwash cold
- Dyed and spun by hand (with a traditional spinning wheel!)
What can you make with a skein of this bulky, squishy yarn? This yarn is perfect as an accent in super chunky sweaters, perfect for a hat (you might be able to get a full hat out of it depending on the pattern or your knitting, otherwise I recommend using it in combination with a solid commercial yarn and doing stripes!), a chunky cowl mixed with commercial yarn, mittens or an ear warmer.
Why does my hand-spun yarn come in different/random yardage? Because spinning is not exact and I aim for a "chunky" and bulky spin so I end up which means I end up with different yardage as a result. It can also just depend on how the fiber itself was processed. Each hand-spun yarn starts with approximately 4 ounces of fiber, but can end up anywhere from 40-70 yards of yarn. 40 yards will mean it's a little thicker/chunkier, 70 will mean it's a little longer but less chunky but the fiber involved is the same.
MEET THE MAKER
Hand-stitched embroidery and fiber arts made right here in our studio shop by owner Jillian. Each pieces is lovingly crafted by hand and inspired by Jillian's love of nature, textiles, color, bold designs, and lettering. When she's not stitching she can be found operating this little shop, photographing, writing or with her four fur babies including shop dog, Watson.
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