Columbia 3-Ply Worsted

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Columbia 3-Ply Worsted

29.00

Worsted weight yarn, hand-dyed using Bainbridge farmed or foraged plants.

Our three-ply Columbia worsted weight base is soft yet strong, making it a wonderfully versatile yarn that will hold up in even hard-wearing garments. Its unique combination of structure and lively bounce make it ideally suited to show off color work and textured stitches and a pleasure to dye!

We at Local Color Fiber Studio grow and gather our dye-material, use non-toxic mordants and source only sustainably raised, US grown and milled wool. We care about our environmental footprint and are passionate about dyeing with plants, fungi and lichen that flourish in our climate.

Each Skein is:

  • 4 oz, 225 yards

  • worsted weight, 3-ply Columbia wool

  • recommended gauge: US 7-9, 4.5-5.5 mm 16-20 st to 4 in.

Columbia is a breed of sheep developed in the United States from Lincoln rams and Rambouillet ewes. The resulting wool is known for its element of structure combined with remarkable bounce. Our Columbia wool is sourced from Imperial Stock Ranch in the high desert of Oregon. While Columbia fleece is classified as a medium wool (as opposed to fine), the Imperial fleeces definitely range on the finer side.

Washington state residents will be charged 6.5% sales tax. Please allow a few days for us to dye and ship your yarn.

Dyes:

  • MADDER ROOT- ranges from terracotta red to a peachy coral
  • COCCHINEAL- punchy pink *this is a bug we don't grow!*
  • COREOPSIS- subtly variegated ranging from persimmon to burnt orange
  • ONION SKIN-  ranges from a vivid sungold yellow to golden wheat
  • MARIGOLD- ranges from a bleached sandy yellow to a lemony yellow
  • RUDBECKIA- ranges from silvery sage to khaki green: dyed with Black-Eyed Susans
  • INDIGO + MARIGOLD- warmly variegated bright green
  • INDIGO- sky blue, true blue, royal blue: dyed using Japanese Indigo
  • RED CABBAGE- muted lilac
  • GRAPE SKIN- lavender, dark grape: dyed with Grape Skins from Bainbridge Vineyard's Rose grapes

** A note about indigo: while it is wonderfully color/lightfast, it may rub onto hands and needles from the pressure of initial knitting. We recommend using metal needles as wood will stain blue.  

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