Alpine Lake Sock Yarn, Colorado-Grown Wool, 3.5 oz

$ 24.00

We currently have 6 of this selection in stock.

Our hand-painted Alpine Lake sock yarn is 2-ply mill-spun, 75% Colorado-Grown heritage Tunis** wool & 25% nylon, in 3.5 oz skeins. Grown in Colorado and USA-spun, this is not your average yarn!

Our 'Alpine Lake' was inspired by the alpine lakes near Silverton, Colorado, where we enjoy camping in the summer. These high-elevation lakes (over 12,000') are absolutely gorgeous; their sea green depths contrast with the blue-gray of the mountains and the intense blue of the Colorado sky. 

    • 3.5 oz (approx. 100g)
    • Very approximately 350 yards
    • Size 2 U.S. (3mm) needles
    • 6.5 stitches/inch, 14-16 WPI
    • 75% Colorado-grown wool, 25% nylon
    • Handwash in lukewarm water and lay flat to dry

**Tunis is one of the oldest indigenous breeds in the United States, is relatively rare as recorded by the Livestock Conservancy, and was preferred by Thomas Jefferson over Merinos. Containing Leicester Longwool and Southdown genetics, this background gives Tunis fiber its soft and bouncy hand, qualities which it has lent to this sock yarn. (Much of the breed information is from Clara Parkes's The Knitter's Book of Wool.)

We attempt to represent our colors as accurately as possible, but your monitor/screen's settings may alter the display. Variations in color may occur, as each skein is painted by hand; we cannot guarantee perfectly matching colors between dye lots. 

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