By Becca Park
Each month, Fiber Addiction has a new "feature" that highlights one of our favorite yarns, favorite designers, or something else that we just want to showcase for the month. During this month, we offer the featured item at a 20% discount, so be sure to keep an eye for when your favorite yarn is on sale! :)
Shepherd's Wool by Stonehedge is one of our favorite yarns - especially for fall and winter knits! The 250 yard worsted weight skeins come in a variety of colors, and the soft feel makes it ideal for garments. Another fun fact about Shepherd's Wool is that is completely made in the USA!
The company says this of their yarn: "Shepherd's Wool Yarn is made from a wonderfully soft Merino top. Merino is the softest of sheep's wool. It is washed, combed into top, and dyed to my specifications. We then pindraft it, often blending additional colors (all the heathery colors are blends), and spin it on my machine" -From the Shepherd's Wool Home Page. It's this careful processing that makes Shepherd's Wool such a wonderful yarn to work with.
I have made several items with this yarn, from designing a hat for my husband out of a manly gray color, other cabled hats (this yarn is my favorite for cables!) to last year's sweater KAL.
This to me is one of those fantastic yarns that doesn't feel like 100% wool. It has such a soft, luscious feel that you just want to wear it all day. It's even a joy to knit with, since the yarn doesn't scratch your hands during the making process.
This yarn is also ideal for felting! You could make a super squishy pair of slippers, or a really nice felted bag with Shepherd's Wool.
Come on by and check it out for yourself! We have a great color selection with plenty of fall and winter colors (like the two projects shown!) This yarn is still on sale until the end of the month. Just one more week!!
Have you ever made anything with Shepherd's Wool? If so, comment below!
Lora Meyer - owner of Fiber Addiction Inc. Lora has been knitting for about 14 years. It started with a Groupon for a beginner knit class and now she owns her own yarn shop. Lora loves a variety of crafts but knitting is her favorite. Lora has been married to her husband, Marc for 35 years. She has 27 year old twins. She has a cat, a dog and 4 chickens.