S O L S T I C E
light DK, 3.5 oz, 325 yards
Introducing our newest Bloom yarn! Solstice is a light and lovely 2-ply DK made from 90% softest Romney cross and 10% mohair. This is one of Bloom's two worsted-spun yarns made for us at Battenkill Fibers just over the border in NY State. With a soft halo and gentle drape, Solstice is intended for shawls and cardigans, lace and colorwork, and tops light enough for spring days or cool summer nights.
The wool in Solstice comes from the well cared-for sheep at Four Blessings Farm in Leverett MA. Brad Archer has been breeding his Romney cross sheep for years with a keen eye on developing long, soft, strong lustrous fiber for his weaving projects. Now that Brad is retired from weaving, this amazing resource was not being utilized and I was able to offer him a fair price for the accumulation of fiber he'd been storing. Bloom has purchased this "clip" for 3 years in a row, and plans to do so again this spring!
S O L S T I C E : light DK
light DK, 2-ply
3.5 oz (100g) | 325 yards (298 meters)
suggested needle : US 3-7
fiber : 90% wool, 10% mohair
breed : Romney cross, angora
clip : 2020-21
fibershed : Western Massachusetts
mill : worsted-spun in Greenwich, NY
Hand wash in cool water with a gentle pH-balanced soap according to label directions. Squeeze gently and lay flat to dry out of direct sunlight. Shape to desired measurements; smooth stitches and align seams properly.