Home Grown from West Coast Colour

Home Grown

from West Coast Colour
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
315 yards
(288 meters)
113 grams
(3.99 ounces)
20.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Wool - California Variegated Mutant (CVM)
Wool - Romeldale
plied
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash
Color: Heathered
Drafting method: Woolen spun
Dye: Hand dyed, Undyed
Source of fiber: Canada
Scoured: Canada
Milled: Canada
Dyed: Canada

A yarn grown by sheep we raised ourselves and with the help of a few of our friends. Processed and milled locally, and dyed right here on our farm.

We purchased our flock of CVM sheep and moved to a 22 acre farm by Shuswap Lake in British Columbia Canada with a dream of producing our own yarns.

We were delighted to discover that a nearby farm was also raising CVM sheep and incorporated their fleeces into our yarns as well. Bruce Husband and Sonya Gregg’s fleeces have won many prizes throughout the years and we are delighted to have them as our neighbour and their wool in our yarns!

After having worked with Custom Woollen Mills for many years while running our yarn store Knitopia, we decided to hand our treasured fleeces to over to them.

The mill uses spinning machines that produce true woollen spun yarns, creating the light bouncy hand expected from woollen spun yarns. It is a lofty, plush, woollen spun yarn.I

We believe in respecting the fibre and the land that produced it, so our washing techniques that do not include harsh chemical agents.

We feel much the same about this in our dye process and use low-impact fibre reactive acid dyes. We exhaust our dye baths with each dye lot to remove leftover dye particles from our waste water.

This is a lovely slightly rustic woolen spun wool. It is grown by either our flock of Romeldale/CVM sheep or our local friends with the same flocks. We keep our environmental footprint as low as possible by using a wonderful Canadian Artisan mill in Alberta , fortunately they are a brilliant match as they work with an antique mule spinner which puts the perfect twist into the wool our sheep produce. We dye into 14 shades plus a natural. Your knitted item will be light, lofty and incredibly warm.

We hope that you will feel the love and consideration that went into this yarn with every stitch.