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Twirl Yarns - We love this story! Each skein is handled from fleece to skein with the utmost loving care. These yarns are light as a feather and so soft. Totally beautiful to work with.
The gauge varies a bit from 16 to 24 sts per 10cm with 180 to 200 yards per 50g cake depending on Mary's whimsical combination. These are the natural colours of the fibre, which are exquisite in their own right.
Fibre: Wool, Alpaca and Kid Mohair blends.
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Care: Handwash and lay flat to dry.
These yarns are not treated and are suitable for dyeing.
Twirl yarn comes from a small company in Napa Valley California . It is a world of sheep, angora goats, alpacas, llamas, a few angora rabbits, and Mary.
Some of Mary's most valuable tools are her livestock guardians. Twirl Ranch uses guardian dogs, donkeys, llamas and alpacas! Mary uses the fibers the animals produce to make a rustic yarn that is the culmination of the Twirl Ranch land. Many of the plant dyes used are grown right on the ranch.
Mary raises her animals to graze on the land, and they in turn produce incredible fibers that she then washes, and blends together, then takes to her local wool mill, Yolo Wool Mill, for spinning into yarn.
Then, once home, she dyes, or uses the natural colors of the fibers to make into 50 gram balls for happy knitting fingers.
Audrey: This is a blend of Audrey, an orphan from the hard winter of 2016, and her playmates. A blend of lambswool, baby alpaca, Kid Mohair
Brussel Sprout: From Mary's CVM Ram. So soft, his wool blended with Alpaca and Kid Mohair to make this special yarn
Buddy: This high lustre yarn is the result of a collaboration between Wild Oat Hollow and Twirl. Buddy is an extra-ordinary Ram whose influence can be seen in this beautiful yarn
Ether: Wool, BFL, Kid Mohair and Angora blend. Approx 146 metres (160 yards)
Lollipop: Lollipop is one of mary's sweet orphan lambs. Lambswool, Alpaca, Kid Mohair
Meatloaf: Meatloaf is my Gottland/BFL most favourite ram. This is a blend of meatloaf and his sheepy friends, with his little angora sheep pals and baby alpacas that are part of his special group.
Urubamba: One of Mary's Huacaya Alpacas. Here he comes together with his lamb friends, Hercules and Hugu, and kid angora goat friends blended with baby alpaca. Approx 183 metres (200 yards).
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