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The Local Wool Project Yarn

The Local Wool Project Yarn
Tiger Lily (on Corrie Sock) Colorado River (on Corrie Sock) Serenity (on Corrie Sock) Sulfur Springs (on Corrie Sock) Petrified Forest Lavandula (on Corrie Sock)

This is a special yarn. Unlike my other hand dyed yarns, where I start with undyed yarns I've purchased from a mill or a wholesaler, with this one, I started at the very beginning. In 2012 I decided that since I live in Washtenaw County, the highest wool producing county in Michigan, it would be a good idea to have some of the abundant local wool made into millspun yarn and combed top.

Thus The Happy Fuzzy Yarn Local Wool Project was born. I raised funds on Indiegogo, bought several fleeces from Washtenaw County shepherds and some alpaca from another county in Michigan. I know all the farmers and know they take good care of their animals.

The wool is a combination of Border Leicester, Bluefaced Leicester, Corriedale, Romney, Finn, and crossbreeds between some of those.

I washed all the fleeces myself (I lost count of how many there were!), took over 200 pounds of washed fiber to a Michigan woolen mill, and had them process some of it into yarn, and some into combed top.

This is that yarn, a DK weight 3-ply. Once it's gone, it's gone. I will not be repeating this project in this form.

  • 4 oz (114g)
  • 290 yards (265m)
  • Use size US5-7 (3.75-4.5mm) needles for 21-24 sts in stockinette over 4in/10cm.
  • 75% wool/25% alpaca
  • Hand wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.

Photos shown are of the colorways dyed on The Local Wool Project Yarn unless otherwise noted in the detailed images below. Please note that different base yarns take colors slightly differently.

"Rice" is undyed but has been washed to have the same hand and gauge as the dyed colorways.

The quantities and colorways listed are all that are remaining of this yarn.

SKU 25012
Quantity in stock 5 item(s) available
Shipping weight 0.28 lbs
Market price: $34.00
Price: $25.50
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