I love this wool yarn, simple, beautifully soft and would make a lovely sweater or other wearable item.
We're often asked, is, why do we call it Softwool? We originally mistook it for merino for starters! It came up while talking with Albina (LBhandknits) about this yarn and how well it knits up. Upon closer inspection, we noticed that this wool is stronger, has a lot less pillage and is almost as soft. Albina has designed a couple of cardigans, a sweater, and a dress for this lovely yarn and a name was necessary, so Softwool it became.
Once being aware that it isn't merino, you can just feel a slightly stronger handle, less of the plush and more of a textured smoothness. Perfect for colour work, the Softwool line comes with one of our biggest colour ranges, inviting you to enjoy your favorites when choosing from a broad colour palette, including pastels as well as stronger dominant tones.
In a nutshell for 1 skein:
How we made these colours:
|A Secret Treat||Cochineal** & Annatto||Alum|
|Damson & Plum||Cochineal** & Iron||Alum|
|Dance with Me||Hibiscus||Alum|
|Foxtrot||Cochineal** & Annatto||Alum|
|Glow in the Dark||Cochineal** & Indigo*||Alum|
|Loch Ness||Indigo* & Reseda||Alum|
|Lyra||Cochineal** & Iron||Alum|
|Make You Smile||Reseda||Alum|
|Meadow's Song||Hypericum (St. John's Wort)||Alum|
|Where Sky Meets Sea||Indigo||Alum|
|Woodsman True||Madder & Logwood||Alum|
|An Angel's Wing||Indigo*|
Indigo* - herbaceous plant ( you might get a bit of blue on your hands while
Knitting - that is easily washed of with soap and even healthy!)
Vegan note: please be aware that we use Lac and Cochineal dyes as well, which would be of animal origin ~ Cochineal** - small louse; Lac*** - the casing made by beetles to hatch and protect their eggs.