Biotayarns "Butte" South Dakota yarn, medium weight, Cheviot wool


$17.00

Biotayarns' Butte© is a Cheviot wool yarn raised in 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.
This South Dakota grown wool yarn created from the 2018 clip of Cheviot wool raised by Shepard's Pride in Newell, SD is a natural white.

Each skein of biotayarns Butte is 230 yards and 125 grams - 4-5 sts per 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 give 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." the Fleece & Fiber sourcebook by Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius

Biotayarns' Butte will SOON be available in more fabulous natural plant dyed colors!! { I use natural dyes to color wool locks and wool yarn I have harvested from my sheep or other local flocks. I cultivate many dye plants in my garden as well as forage local prairie plants for their color abundance to dye wool. I obtain the color from blossoms and plants and roots all growing in my garden as well as husks and leaves from our black walnut trees.  Natural dyes are light fast and the color will not wash out.}

The handknitting picture with Bear Butte framed by the basket handle does highlight a plant dyed yarn but not the featured Butte yarn being sold here today! Butte yarn does knit well with Huntley yarn (a natural gray biotayarns also available here on the website)

Thank you for looking.
 

Price: $17.00
Weight: 4 oz