11 Patterns + 1 Skein of Naturally Dyed Yarn
What an honor to be invited to participate in this knitting pattern book project! Knitting At Home is packed full of knittable and very wearable projects all designed by Theressa Silver.
Theressa chose the colorway, Enchanted Fall, to design the tam-style hat Late Harvest (p60).
“I was inspired by Mindy’s commitment to using ethically sourched natural dyes and locally raised wool. Anything I designed with her yarn had to reflect the natural world from which it came. I settled on a tam with a single large flower encircled with small leaves. The design echoes the plant material that was used to dye the yarn. I’d never knit with rambouillet fiber before and it was a lot of fun getting to know with this wonderfully soft, springy yarn.”
This kit includes the book, Knitting At Home and 1 skein of Enchanted Fall.
About Enchanted Fall:
It’s that jaw-dropping time of year when the leaves are a kaleidoscope of colors. Want to preserve that seasonal magic to admire the whole year long? With Enchanting Fall, these colors will never turn brown. You can knit that mosaic of colors into your favorite autumn shawl, hat or sweater.
The more saturated colors of this colorway make it more prone to leftover excess dye matter. Fear not my fiber-lover, this does not mean the dye isn’t set properly, it simply means it might need a few extra washes before all those particles rinse out. Imagine teeny-tiny little pieces of petals, roots or insects (yep!) that take awhile to dislodge from all the amazing woolliness.
The worsted weight features:
100 grams/~200 yards
100% U.S. Rambouillet wool
Non-superwash 2-ply yarn
16-20 stitches per 4 inches
Suggested needle size: US 7-9/4.5-5.5mm
21-32 sc per 4 inches
Suggested hook size: G-I/4.5-5.5 mm
You may also like to know:
–> Each skein is 100 grams of rustic, yet soft and yummy wool yarn grown and milled in Wyoming. Yarn is lovingly dyed with natural materials ethically sourced and/or grown in my Central Oregon garden. The yarn label features plantable wildflower seed paper so that you can enjoy even more of nature’s beauty!
–> When you purchase one of our hanks of yarn, you’re supporting local ranchers and a woman-owned fiber mill to keep our small communities thriving. You’ll be creating on-trend projects while using dyes that are the gentlest on our environment by keeping our water sources clean. Knitting with this yarn will connect you so deeply to the sheep it will almost feel like you have one of your own!
–> This yarn is farm-fresh. It arrives full of vegetation leftover from the sheep’s shenanigans out in their field. I pick out as much as I can by hand, but there will likely be some leftover bits that I’ve missed. Just consider these extra love from the sheep! Baaaa…
–> Every effort will be made to package your order in an environmentally-friendly way using recycled and/or reused materials.
***Hand wash cool***
Great care was taken to ensure dye was set properly. However, it is normal for natural dye matter to continue to rinse for the first few washes.