Sourced from The Bare Ranch in California and Espil Sheep Company in Nevada, the Rambouillet wool in these yarns (raised by one of our heroes, female rancher Lani Estill), is Fibershed Certified and Climate Beneficial. These are hands-down the softest, most beautiful non-superwash American wool yarns we've ever had the pleasure of squishing. They also bloom brilliantly when blocked, making for the most gorgeous garments.
The wool is processed and spun in Wyoming using a combed preparation, which makes for the highest quality, most luxurious yarns, and ultimately reduces piling of your finished product. All of these gorgeous colors are natural, undyed wools just as they grow on the sheep, and they're even prepared for the dye pot if you're so inclined! Gentle hand-washing is a MUST for these non-superwash wools.
Obsidian: pure black Rambouillet wool (actually a dark chocolate brown).
Charcoal: slightly lighter than Obsidian, and slightly more heathered.
Shale: a light silver grey/oatmeal, and highly heathered - a fan favorite.
Snow: pure ecru Rambouillet wool (a slightly warm off-white perfect for dyeing too).
100% Non-Superwash Rambouillet Wool
Bulky Weight / 2-Ply
100 yards / 100g
Recommended knitting needles are US sizes 10-13 / 6-9mm, crochet hook is US sizes K-M / 6.5-9mm.
*Hand wash, lay flat to dry - be sure to wash, dry, or block your swatch the same as you will the finished garment.
*Please note: We make every effort to accurately represent the colors of our yarns, but differences in screen settings may make them appear slightly different in person. We recommend viewing these images with your screen brightness all the way up for the most accurate colors. Also please note that different yarn bases take colors differently.
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