NOTE: .As the fibre mill (Exotic Fiber Mill, AB) we used to work with has been sold, we will no longer be able to sell our current collection of combed tops and yarns once our stock runs out. The good news is that we have a new partnership with another fibre mill (Custom Woolen Mill, AB) that will process our fleeces into beautiful rovings and yarns. Our new products are expected to arrive this Fall.
Our fibre mill in Alberta processes different weights of yarn with various blends that will delight you. The wool comes from an Albertan farm of Charolais crossbred Dorset sheep and silk used is high quality Tussah.
All our yarn have been worsted spun (from combed top). This means they are fine, smooth, strong, durable, dense with more sheen and drape. They are ideal for colourwork and have a great stitch definition to make your cables and textured stitches pop.
We named this yarn Butterfly Kisses as a tribute to the extreme softness, fineness, lustre of this magnificent lace yarn. As whisper soft as a summer breeze, delicate like a butterfly kiss, our lace weight yarn is a blend of luxurious kid mohair, high quality silk and fine wool. A pure delight to work with! This extremely fine, light and lustrous yarn is exquisitely soft with a delicate halo (it is not brushed and fuzzy as the common kid mohair lace yarns). Technical details:2 ply - 2/16 WC (Worsted Count) - 42 Wraps per Inch (WPI) Skeins: approx. 438m (479 yd) per 50g
We named this yarn Fireweed (Yukon Provincial flower): this rustic wildflower is for us synonym of hope! Do you know it's one of the first flowers to bloom after forest fires or clear cuts (as we sadly have too many in our area)? It also attracts lots of pollinators (even hummingbirds) thanks to its colourful flowers and nectar! We also discovered that native peoples used this plant in many ways as for weaving, eating, healing. What a wonderful and resilient flower!
Thanks to its content and texture, your garments and accessories, while being warm, will have a silky and lustrous drape, and in the same time be so soft that you will love wearing them directly close to the skin. Fireweed is the perfect luxurious choice for your shawls, boleros, tops and even sweaters.
Technical details:2 ply - 2 / 6.5 WC (Worsted Count) - 22 Wraps per Inch (WPI) Skeins: approx. 355m (389 yd) per 100g
We named this yarn Prairie Crocus ( Manitoba Provincial Flower) : This tiny flower is one of the first to bloom in spring. Surprisingly strong in spite of its delicate appearance, it presses up through frozen soil to give a bright promise of the warmth to come, bravely budding and blossoming in the midst of the last of winter's snow. This yarn is soft to the touch but with its blend of fibres will prove as hardy and strong as the Prairie Crocus!
This fantastic sock yarn is a blend of our young adult mohair with fine wool and nylon to add strength. This yarn has a slight halo and is likely to bloom a little after washing. Prairie Crocus is ideal for making divinely warm and comfortable socks but will also work into lovely garments with lacy patterns.
Technical details:2 ply - 2 / 6.5 WC (Worsted Count) - 22 Wraps per Inch (WPI) Skeins:approx. 425m (465 yd) per 120g
Fingering Weight Yarn: Rosa (80% kid mohair - 20% wool)
We named this yarn Rosa in memory of one of our first Angora goat we raised. She was such a gentle little goat. Rosa, a 100% Canadian yarn, is super soft thanks to the mohair of our baby Angora goats which has been blended with fine wool for added memory to help your garments keep their shape.
Thanks to its content and texture, your garments and accessories, while being warm, will have a silky and lustrous drape, and in the same time be so soft that you will love wearing them directly close to the skin.
Technical details:2 ply - 2/6.5 WC (Worsted Count) - 22 Wraps per Inch (WPI) Available as:Skeins: approx. 355m (389 yd) per 100g
We named this yarn Trillium ( Ontario Provincial flower): This little three petalled darling carpets our forests and glows amidst the green of spring and summer foliage. The Trillium's petals have a lovely sheen that reminded us of this yarn!
Trillium, a 100% Canadian yarn, is super soft thanks to the mohair of our young Angora goats which has been blended with fine wool for added memory to help your garments keep their shape. Silky soft with minimal halo, this yarn will work up into wonderful garments you'll look forward to wrapping around you. Perfect for a wide variety of projects, it will be fantastic in scarves, lacy shawls, sweaters, etc....
Technical details:2 ply - 2/6 WC (Worsted Count) - 21 Wraps per Inch (WPI) Skeins:approx. 328m (359 yd) per 100g
This yarn was given the name Pauline in commemoration of the famous Native Canadian writer and poet, Pauline Johnson (also known as "Tekahionwake”). Her famous poem "The song My Paddle Sings" is familiar to thousands of Canadian schoolchildren. The Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park (Vancouver, BC) is named from her famous poem "The Lost Lagoon". To us adding a yarn named in honour of this icon of Canadian literature was an essential addition to our line of yarns named for famous women.
The fleeces of our Angora goats ( young adults) were blended with fine wool for added memory to help your garments keep their shape and with nylon to add strength. It is a lustrous and lovely yarn and is fabulous knitted into socks, hats, cowls, mitts/cuffs, scarves or extra soft warm throws.
Technical details:3 ply - 3/4.5 (Worsted Count) - 15 Wraps per Inch (WPI) Skeins:165 m (180 yd) per 100g
Our skeins, yarn cakes are sold either in their natural colours (ecru) or in various colours as they are hand dyed right here on the farm.
We also sell some bare skeins (unwashed) and even some whole cones of yarn (on request only) so you can dye your own mohair yarn.