WIP Wednesday: Solitude Wool

I’m working on a new design, and although I can’t tell you what it is, I can tell show you a few photos and tell you about the yarn. I’m thrilled to be working with Solitude Wool. They are a farm in Virginia not far from Washington, DC. They raise American sheep and purchase wool from other farms in the US and create beautiful breed specific yarns. The yarn is dyed by hand with natural plant dyes and acid dyes, and the yarn and colors are absolutely stunning.

I’m working with un-dyed Montadale Woolen, and eight colors of Romney. Both have a wonderful bounce and spring to them. There’s a wonderful natural springy woolliness that’s lost in a lot of manufactured yarns that I adore.

Solitude Wool yarn from Mari Knits
Now that summer is here I like to sit outside and knit a couple rows in the early morning before it gets too hot.
WIP photo by Mari Knits
WIP on my Knitter’s Pride Dreamz needles.
Colors! From Mari Knits
All the beautiful colors of Romney!

4 Responses

  1. Gretchen Frederick
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    beautiful! We can hardly wait to see it!
    Although I do use natural botanical dyes (dye pot of comfrey on right now) the Romney yarn is dyed with weak acid dyes.

    • Mari
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      Gretchen,
      Oops! I’ve updated to clarify that you use both natural and acid dyes. Thanks!

  2. Caffeine Girl
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    I love yarn made with such care. The colors are beautiful!

  3. Lucy Bowen
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    Those colours are beautiful and it looks so soft – look forward to seeing the outcome!

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