Biotayarns "Butte" plant dyed, Cheviot wool yarn raised in South Dakota - medium weight


$21.00

We offer South Dakota grown wool yarn created from the 2018 clip of Cheviot wool raised by Shepard's Pride in Newell, SD starts as a natural white color and is then dyed with plant dyes derived from SD flora.

Here we are selling our SD grown wool yarn dyed with the a plant dye derived from the blossoms of marigold flowers - marigold dye is a natural dye which is light fast and the color will not wash out. All yarn is dyed, rinsed and ready to use in your next fiber arts project.

At Dakota Carding and Wool we are planting the seeds that will grow into a variety of plants for our 2020 color harvest used to dye our local yarns and wool fleeces.  Currently in stock we have Butte yarn dyed with: marigold, cosmos, black walnut, indigo and cochineal - please message me for a custom order of plant dyed yarn for your project.

Biotayarns' © Butte is a Cheviot wool yarn raised in western South Dakota.  A wool yarn suitable for soft-enough, sturdy textiles with nice body, this medium weight yarn is perfect for hats, mittens, socks and shawls. Each skein is:

230 yards - approx. 125 grams
2 ply medium weight
4-5 sts /inch on
Needle size 4-6 US

"Cheviot wool feels friendly, perfect for knitting garments or weaving fabrics with both body and bounce.  The fibers have a unique, three-dimensional crimp that gives them resilience. Although Cheviots aren't among the core Down breeds their wool falls into the same general range, though it's usually longer and just a bit stiffer than the characteristic down springiness." from the Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius

Biotayarns features local, healthy, fleeces raised by sheep producers and processed by local wool businesses who are dedicated to making quality yarns for fiber artists. This yarn is hand washable. Please remember that colors may appear different on your monitor than in real life. Every effort has been made to convey the colors in my photos as the yarn appears to me in person.

If you have any questions or a custom order request please message me here

Thank you for looking.

Warmest wishes.

Price: $21.00
Weight: 4 oz