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Ecological Wool

This 100% Peruvian wool is available in natural colors(produced entirely without chemical soaps or dyes) and dyed heathers. Washed with vegetable oil soap and exhibiting a variety of beautiful natural colors, the undyed version of this yarn is perfect for those with chemical sensitivity, and is also good for the earth! A great choice if you wish to knit something like the sweater below which grades from one natural shade to another.

Each skein contains 478 yards and knits at 3.5st/in on US 10 needles (or 4 on a 9). The afghan below is a simple garter stitch mitered square pattern (I believe my sister cast on around 93 sts for each square). The afghan can be done with 4 skeins (each of a different color). The cabled sweater shown below took 4 sks and the pattern is a free download.

For a very similar wool but in a slightly lighter gauge (4-4.5/inch), check out Homestead.

Price: $23.75/skein (my new shipment had a price increase 11/25)

 

moss, lichen, bronze

bermuda blue, blue, teal, dark teal

 

periwinkle, blue violet

red, orange, wheat, spice

 

natural white & oatmeal

from left to right:

8014, 8018

3 shades of natural greys

from left to right:

8019, 8049, 8020

3 shades of natural brown

from left to right:

8061, 8063, 8087

 

 

 

red grape, purple haze, NA, red violet

NA = not available

but we have a dark "purple" that is not shown online yet.

 

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