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Swans Island Eco-Wash Organic Merino

This new organic merino yarn by Swan's Island just arrived thisspring and I haven't had a chance to knit it up yet. But I love the hand and the twist and the colors are gorgeous (be sure to click on the photo for a larger, closer look at the colors).

Just one skein each of 2 colors does this hat and cat! Or 1 sk each of 2 colors makes the adorable ballerina bear pattern shown below (a stuffed animal and small security blanket all in one!)

A purr...fect baby shower present if you're on the search for something special and sweet for such an occasion!

This is Machine Washable. The organic merino wool is put thru a process (here in the US) called Eco-Washing which is a gentle (both for the environment and the yarn) process that is uniquely different than the way most superwash wools are made superwashed (read here for more about the various processes).

The result is a very springy (some knitters find that the other processes for superwashing make the wool lose that elasticity and spring) that is soft and machine washable (but read my notes about how to care for machine washable wools, since "machine washabel" doesn't just mean you can throw the garment in with jeans and a heavy duty detergent and expect it will wash well).

Each skein features 180 yds. It is recommended knit at 6.75 sts/inch on US 3-4.

Price: $14.50




fresh water, taupe, buttermilk, natural


teal, fresh water, blue, pink


curry, orchid, pumpkin, garnet, taupe, slate, teal

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