Featured in the Winter 2010/11 issue of Vogue Knitting as a Hot Pick
This yarn is 100% made in Oregon! Pico Accuardi co-owner Deb Accuardi raises angora rabbits, and this yarn was named for Louie and his family. The wool content comes from Imperial Stock Ranch’s Columbia sheep. The yarn is spun at a small mill in the Willamette Valley and we dye it in Portland, Oregon!
The resulting yarn is soft but sturdy. The angora content will make you want to knit or crochet a garment that you wear next to your skin. The Columbia wool is naturally water resistant and quick drying (perfect for our rainy climate in the Pacific Northwest) and soaks up dye to become vibrant colors! This yarn is listed as a fingering weight, but it blooms after you wash it, so you can knit it on a variety of needle sizes!