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Sunflower Knits - Roots fingering

C$45.00
Sunflower Knit Roots fingering details: 100% Canadian wool milled in Canada fingering weight, single ply 112g, 432 yards (395 metres), naturally dyed
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roots fingering (taproots)

100% canadian wool

1 ply, fingering weight

432 yards/112g (108 yards/28g)

the most popular of all the sunflower knit yarns, roots fingering is the perfect yarn for shawls, warm drapey garments, and delicate accessories. with great stitch definition for a single ply yarn, it’s ideal for cables and lace, holding its shape to show off the simplest stockinette to the most complicated textures.

working with independent Canadian mills sourcing wool directly from Canadian farmers at pay rates ranging from 2-4x what they would receive from the standard wool buying organization, roots is usually sourced from range wools like rambouillet, targhee, cotswold, and suffolk, and may begin as natural white or light grey sheep shades before going through their respective natural dye pots. processed with minimal cleaning agents (usually vinegars) and usually spun on turn-of-the-century equipment that mimics handspinning, it is a lofty yarn that may contain handknots in the skein (made during the milling process and reducing wool waste) as well as vegetable matter.

upon arrival at tiny coven studios in treaty one territory, ash scours and mordants every skein before dyeing them with natural dyes, including homegrown, foraged, and redirected food waste from local farms. ash finishes the process off by handwriting every label to indicate their dye and mordant journeys.

 

 

Please note:

Sunflower Knits work with a few small and medium-sized mills around Canada, and depending on the
equipment they use for their operations, skeins may come with knots.

Returns will not be accepted for skeins with knots.

The current yarns available at Yarn Divas are spun at custom woolen mills which uses 19th and early 20th century equipment and normally contain multiple knots per skein (additional yardage is added to the skeins to offset this).

if this is an issue for you, please take this into consideration before purchasing

The from field to skin website has multiple episodes available if you are curious about the milling
process (specifically episode 13 - Custom Woolen Mills).

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