Softwool
Softwool Colour ~ Nightingale
Softwool Colour ~ White
Softwool Colour ~ Lou's Cake
Softwool Colour ~ Make You Smile
Softwool Colour ~ Goldness
Softwool Colour ~ Scotch
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Softwool Colour ~ Red Pear
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Softwool Colour ~ Foxtrot
Softwool Colour ~ Damson & Plum
Softwool Colour ~ Lyra
Softwool Colour ~ Sister Mine
Softwool Colour ~ Dance with Me
Softwool Colour ~Poet's Corner
Softwool Colour ~ Thinking Thoughts
Softwool Colour ~ Woodsman True
Softwool Colour ~ Where Sky Meets Sea
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Softwool Colour ~ Loch Ness
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Softwool Colour ~ Meadow's Song

SOFTWOOL

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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.

Suitable for all kinds of projects, like "Ada" and "Ripple and Bloom" both of which have been custom designed for AppleOak FibreWorks by LBHandknits.

In a nutshell for 1 skein:
100% wool
weight Sport
100gr/skein
300m/328yrds
3-4mm needles

How we made these colours:

Dye

Mordant
A Secret Treat Cochineal** & Annatto Alum
Cherry Lac*** Alum
Damson & Plum Cochineal** & Iron Alum
Dance with Me Hibiscus Alum
Foxtrot Cochineal** & Annatto Alum
Glow in the Dark Cochineal** & Indigo* Alum
Goldness Onions Alum
Loch Ness Indigo* & Reseda Alum
Lou's Cake Amaranth Alum
Lyra Cochineal** & Iron Alum
Make You Smile Reseda Alum
Meadow's Song Hypericum (St. John's Wort) Alum
Nightingale Black Beans Alum
Poet's Corner Logwood Alum
Red Pear Cochineal** Alum
Scotch Catechu Alum
Sister Mine Hibiscus Alum
Thinking Thoughts Logwood Alum
Where Sky Meets Sea Indigo Alum
Woodsman True Madder & Logwood Alum
Nadar Indigo*& Reseda 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.