The MountainTop Collection

In celebration of Earth Day, we'd like to tell you about our MountainTop Collection of naturally undyed yarns. Did you know that each of the yarns in this collection is made using a range of naturally occurring colors from alpaca and sheep blended with other undyed fibers? Read about each of these lovely qualities, then leave a comment on which you would like to sample - and why - for a chance to win a skein of your choice!

The MountainTop Collection currently includes seven yarns across a variety of weights, each with its own unique characteristics.



The thinnest yarn in the collection is Vail, pure luxury in a light fingering weight of 70% baby alpaca and 30%. The bamboo gives the yarn a most delicate luster and drape, while the alpaca contributes an ethereal softness.


Mohawk Wool is grown and spun in the USA. The natural colors of lustrous merino and lofty Romney wool combine with a bit of nylon in this sport weight 3-ply yarn. With a generous 375 yards in each hank, the yarn makes beautiful fabric for shawls, accessories and garments. The bit of nylon adds the strength necessary for cozy, durable socks, if that's to your liking.


Canyon combines Pima cotton with just a hint of undyed alpaca. The alpaca brings loft to the cotton, creating a smooth and silky yarn in a perfect weight for summer.

Crestone is a worsted weight 100% wool for the those that like working with a true woolly wool. It  makes a beautiful, durable fabric, perfect for long wearing garments and accessories. The marled colors add a bit of extra interest!


Vista is interchangeable with Crestone being spun at the same weight and twist, but by combining it with 50% superfine alpaca, we've added an extra bit of softness and silkyness.


Chalet is a chainette yarn - the construction simultaneously provides strength and lightness. Add a luxury fiber blend of baby alpaca and bamboo to that inherent lightness and you have Chalet, a decadently soft yarn with a lovely drape in a chunky weight yarn.


A chunky weight of alpaca and wool merge in a plump, squishy 100 gram hank of fiber scrumptiousness in Blackthorn - truly a joy to knit with!

(Psst - Keep a lookout this fall for a new addition to this earth-friendly collection.)

Remember, leave a comment (by midnight EDT Sunday April 24, 2016) letting us know which of these lovely yarns you would like to win and why. Please include a Ravelry name or contact email. Good luck!

25 comments:

  1. darkrystal123@gmail.comApril 21, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    the Crestone looks like such an awesome yarn to try.....

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  3. Chalet is my pick. Baby alpaca and bamboo are a perfect combination for my part of the country. I'm txlady129 on Ravelry.

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  4. Vail looks gorgeous! I love the natural palettes and the way alpaca yarn feels. The bamboo must give it an amazing drape. I can't wait to try it. (raveler: iammine)

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  5. Vista - I love alpaca/wool blends. Raveler: kerry15

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  6. Oooooh- I would have to go with the chalet. I have knit with this before and it is pure heaven. Raveler: fullosheep

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  7. Canyon calls to me. RAVELRY:Lifelearner

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  8. Oh boy! I'd love Any of them! They all look luscious. But Vail for the wonderful fiber content, & I'm from the Colorado mtns so I like the name. Or Crestone because I just love that mountain

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  9. I would love to win some Chalet! I had the privilege of squishing and ooo-ing and aahh-ing over Chalet this past weekend during the LA Yarn Crawl and it is just magnificent! Alpaca is my favorite fiber to work with and Chalet is just heavenly!

    My Ravelry name is KnitWhit210 and my email is whitfletch2@gmail.com

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  10. I would love to win some Chalet! I had the privilege of squishing and ooo-ing and aahh-ing over Chalet this past weekend during the LA Yarn Crawl and it is just magnificent! Alpaca is my favorite fiber to work with and Chalet is just heavenly!

    My Ravelry name is KnitWhit210 and my email is whitfletch2@gmail.com

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  11. I would love to try Vail. I prefer lighter weight yarns and the combo of alpaca and bamboo sounds super nice. I’m PenCraft on Ravelry

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  12. I love the MountainTop collection. The yarns are gorgeous! I've had my eye on Blackstone for awhile now, and would live to try it. A chunky alpaca wool blend sounds like perfection. My Ravelry name is Mockingbirdlane.

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  13. All these yarns look WONDERFUL! Very hard to choose but since I live in SC I think I will pick Canyon. my twitter is tineabean. Don't recall my ravelry id and i think this is my facebook "name"?

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  14. J aime la laine cresta.Je croise les doigts.mon ravelry:tricotselo

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  15. I would like to try Vail, I am planning to design some shawls this summer. I am Nailya on Ravelry.

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  16. How can I not pick MountainTop Collection! My daughter lives in Colorado and I can create something great for her!

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  17. All of these look so great, but I'd have to pick Mohawk Wool. It would make a great shawl for the cooler summer evenings. My ravelry username is knotemibee.

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  19. I've already had the pleasure of experiencing Vail and Chalet, so I would love to get my hands on the squishy Blackthorn. I'm so glad CE is making the natural beauty of undyed fiber a priority!

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  20. I'd sure like to try Vista. It sounds lovely. The natural colors are quite calm and soothing as well. Savannagal on Rav.

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  21. I would love to try Canyon. Partly because i live in N AZ near the Grand Canyon, and i now am looking forward to knitting summer items, plus i have never knit with alpaca before and would love to try it! (Ravelry: mrynn)

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  22. They all look so lovely but if I had to choose one I would pick Chalet...I have been wanting to try it for a long time. (Ravelry:woolercoaster)

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  23. They all sound wonderful but I'd love to try Chalet (asimplehomestd on Ravelry)

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  24. I would love to try Blackthorn! I absolutely adore chunky weight yarn. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!
    RAVELRY: crochetmonster5
    Email: papakandi11@yahoo.com
    <3

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  25. Hi, they are all quite beautiful so it is hard to pick. But I think I would like to make a long cabled bolster pillow for my bed in Blackthorn color Wolf. My ravelry name is aek12345.

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