Y E A R L I N G  +  C O L O R

worsted weight, 140 yards


Our lovely Yearling yarn, in naturally dyed colorways utilizing Saxon Blue, Himalayan Rhubarb, Cochineal, Lac, Madder, Cutch and Logwood.


Yearling is a 3-strand single ply worsted weight yarn; the 3 strands are gently twisted together to create the illusion of a single ply but with greater strength.  Made from 85% wool and 15% alpaca, this is a soft and warm yarn with a bit of drape and a slight halo.


In designing this yarn we worked with the mill and requested that the multi-colored fleeces be only lightly carded in order to retain the individual colors rather than completely blending into a single neutral tone.  Every stitch on your needle will reveal a different combination of the various shades of the Shetland flock: white, grey, musket, and moorit.  


We offer a spectrum of skein-dyed colorways using plants and insects which have been part of traditional dye applications for centuries.  Overdying the varying Shetland shades results in brighter color on the highlights and a deeper shade on the darker details lending much interest to the color of this yarn. 



Lake - saxon blue (from indigo) sold out

Seafoam - saxon blue and himalayan rhubarb sold out

Fog - natural/undyed white and grey wool sold out

Cocoa - natural/undyed rich brown wool 

Magenta - lac, dark Back in Stock!

Rose - cochineal, medium Back in Stock!

Blush - cochineal, light

Violot - logwood, dark sold out

Amethyst - logwood, light sold out

Rust - madder sold out

Ginger - madder and cutch, light

Sandstorm - cutch, light



Y E A R L I N G : worsted

  • worsted weight, 3-strand single ply


    approx. 2 oz (60g) | 140 yards (128 meters)


    suggested needle : US 6-11


    fiber : 85% wool | 15% alpaca


    breed : shetland | huacaya


    clip : 2019 | 2020


    fibershed : western massachusetts


    mill : woolen-spun in southern vermont


    color : skein dyed in western massachusetts


  • 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.