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.
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!