Fiber Content: 75% Virginia Cotton, 25% Domestic Wool
Best Friend: Light fingering weight, Approximately 550 yds
Best Friend, a beautiful blended 4-ply yarn of 75% cotton & 25% wool, a custom project for YOTH Yarns by Cestari Sheep & Wool Company. This yarn is the perfect companion for the warm summer months, but has just the right amount of wool for elasticity and comfort of knitting. We developed this light fingering weight yarn base with Cestari to not only transition nicely between seasons, but to have a lot of character and zest. The yarn is spun with a thick-thin look and little slubs throughout to give it an earthy almost raw silk vibe, while being cotton affordable. The base yields 550 yds to 100 grams and goes far!
We then had it dyed for the wool portion of the blend, which creates a multi-dimensional feel and complexity in the colors. We chose 9 favorites from our current three palettes and of course left an undyed natural: Cracked Pepper, Shiitake, Oyster, Blueberry, Mint, Olive, Ginger Root, Mango, Peach & Natural Vanilla (the undyed). The softened, heathered versions of our original colors are sure to become new favorites.
The unique dye process of this yarn does mean that there will be some remaining excess dye in the yarn. We chose not have this yarn over processed by double washing to keep the product as eco-friendly as possible. As the item is washed and worn the excess dye will come out and slightly heather and fade the item further over time, adding to the character of this yarn. We recommend that you are careful in combining this yarn with others in multi-color projects due to the nature.
Our yarns are lovingly dyed in small batches at a dye house we partner with in Maine to mimic the look of hand dyed yarns. Some colors may have more variegation than others and we recommend alternating skeins on larger projects as you would with a hand dyed yarn.