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Swans Island All American Sport Yarn



Swans Island All American Sport Yarn
Regularly $12.50Sale from $8.75
This 2-ply sport-weight yarn is Swans Island's domestic answer to traditional wools used for Fair Isle and other colorwork knitting. They developed it specifically with colorwork in mind, but it's perfect for lightweight solids as well. They use Rambouillet wool from Western American ranches, have it scoured and spun at the oldest woolen-spun mill in the US, then hand-dye it at their Northport studio for a truly all American yarn.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
6
Physical Weight:
40g
Primary Fiber:
100% Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% USA Rambouillet
US Needle:
4
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Sport (24-26 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
185    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Behavior:
  FeltsSoftens with Wear
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Ethically SourcedNatural Dye
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Rustic
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Swans Island All American Sport (100 grams) Yarn



Swans Island All American Sport (100 grams) Yarn
Regularly $36.00Sale from $25.20
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and we've got just the thing to add some patriotic pizazz to your needles! 100% sourced, processed and dyed in the USA, it's the yarn of the brave, the wool of the free... also known as Liberty! Exclusively dyed by Swans Island on 100 gram skeins of All American Sport, this red, white and blue colorway is sure to kick your spirits into high gear.

Sourced from fine Rambouillet wool from ranches in the western United States and processed at the oldest woolen-spun mill in New England, this lofty two-ply yarn is an American version of traditional Shetland yarns, hand-dyed to perfection in Swans Island's Maine dye house.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
6
Physical Weight:
100g
Primary Fiber:
100% Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% USA Rambouillet
US Needle:
4
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Sport (24-26 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
450    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator

Swans Island All American Worsted Yarn

All American is the perfect embodiment of rustic sophistication hand-crafted in the good ol' USA! It's a rich blend of alpaca fiber from small east coast farms and Rambouillet wool from the Erk Ranch in South Dakota. These high quality fibers are woolen-spun, meaning they are scoured, de-haired then carded and spun at an historic New England mill (the combing process is left out in order to give the yarn its rustic look). From there the yarn makes its way to Swans Island's Northport studio in Maine, where it's hand-dyed to perfection!

Gauge (sts. / inch):
4.25
Physical Weight:
80g
Primary Fiber:
Wool
Secondary Fiber:
Alpaca
Specific Fiber:
75% Rambouillet Wool, 25% Alpaca
US Needle:
7
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Worsted (19-20 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
210    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Behavior:
  Felts
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Ethically Sourced
Feel:
  Crisp
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Rustic
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Swans Island EcoWash DK Yarn

100% certified organic merino wool that has been gently treated with EcoWash, which enhances the wool fibers to prevent felting. The resulting yarn is soft in the hand and machine washable! All the dyes used are low impact with lots of tonal variation creating a gorgeous finished piece with so much depth!

Gauge (sts. / inch):
5.25
Physical Weight:
50g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Washable Merino Wool
US Needle:
6
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
DK (21-24 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
140    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Organic Fiber
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Soft
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  High Energy
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Swans Island EcoWash Sport Yarn



Swans Island EcoWash Sport Yarn
Regularly $14.50Sale from $7.25
100% certified organic merino wool that has been gently treated with EcoWash, which enhances the wool fibers to prevent felting. The resulting yarn is soft in the hand and machine washable! All the dyes used are low impact with lots of tonal variation creating a gorgeous finished piece with so much depth!

Gauge (sts. / inch):
6.75
Physical Weight:
50g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Washable Merino Wool
US Needle:
3
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
Sport (24-26 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
175    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Ethically SourcedOrganic Fiber
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Soft
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Swans Island Ikat Collection - Firefly Yarn



Swans Island Ikat Collection - Firefly Yarn
Regularly $36.00Sale from $25.20
Firefly - the newest Ikat Collection yarn - features nine hand-dyed colorways that incorporate striking white resist patterns against a single deep tone. Dyed using the same ancient Ikat technique, this fresh new addition to the Ikat Collection sports an entirely different look with striking results. The delicate accents of white resist marks are achieved by hand-tying each skein in a distinct pattern before saturating it in a rich bath of low-impact dye. When knit up, these bold resist marks reveal intriguing patterns of white stitches against their rich, dark grounds. The effect reminded us of fireflies sparkling against a night sky!

Gauge (sts. / inch):
8
Physical Weight:
100g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Organic Merino Wool
US Needle:
3
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
525    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Behavior:
  Felts
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Natural DyeOrganic Fiber
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Soft
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Swans Island Natural Colors Lace Yarn

Swans Island Natural Colors Lace yarn is spun at a historic Maine mill, then hand-dyed with all natural dyes. Minimal processing makes this rich yarn incredibly soft. Each hand-crafted batch of yarn has unique variegated tonalities. Made of 50% merino wool and 50% silk. The ample yardage and soft touchability makes this a great choice for light shawls.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
7.25
Physical Weight:
50g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Secondary Fiber:
Silk
Specific Fiber:
50% Fine Merino Wool, 50% Tussah Silk
US Needle:
3
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Lace (33 sts or more/4 in)
Yardage:
550    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Natural Dye
Feel:
  Crisp
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Pleasant
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Swans Island Pure Blends Bulky Yarn

Pure Blends Bulky yarn is made in Maine and naturally colored using only pure organic merino wool blended with natural brown alpaca. The result is uniquely beautiful heathered yarn with an incredibly soft feel. The color may differ between lots due to the natural color of the fleece.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
3.5
Physical Weight:
100g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Secondary Fiber:
Alpaca
Specific Fiber:
85% Organic Merino Wool, 15% Naturally Colored Alpaca
US Needle:
10.5
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Bulky (12-15 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
130    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator

Swans Island Sterling Collection Fingering Yarn



Swans Island Sterling Collection Fingering Yarn
Regularly $32.00Sale from $19.20
This richly heathered, incredibly soft yarn is spun with a custom blend of certified organic merino wool and black alpaca fibers. Swans Island's unique hand-dyeing process creates deeply saturated hues, while the naturally grey undertone adds a smoky, subtle depth of color to each handcrafted skein. Please purchase enough to complete your project, as dye lots will vary.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
7
Physical Weight:
100g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Secondary Fiber:
Alpaca
Specific Fiber:
85% Certified Organic Merino Wool, 15% Alpaca
US Needle:
4
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
525    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Ethically SourcedOrganic Fiber
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Pleasant
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Swans Island Sterling Collection Worsted Yarn

This richly heathered, incredibly soft yarn is spun with a custom blend of certified organic merino wool and black alpaca fibers. Swans Island's unique hand-dyeing process creates deeply saturated hues, while the naturally grey undertone adds a smoky, subtle depth of color to each handcrafted skein.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
4.5
Physical Weight:
100g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Secondary Fiber:
Alpaca
Specific Fiber:
85% Certified Organic Merino Wool, 15% Alpaca
US Needle:
8
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Worsted (19-20 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
250    Knitting Calculator  See Knitting Calculator
Behavior:
  Felts
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Ethically SourcedOrganic Fiber
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Pleasant
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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