Product description

Please note, this single-batch yarn has Sold Out.

Ranch 01 is our first ranch-specific, breed-specific yarn. This small-batch, limited-edition yarn was sourced from 100% American Rambouillet sheep on The Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, a ranch that produces Climate Beneficial Wool in partnership with Fibershed.

Ranch 01 is three-ply, worsted-weight and worsted-spun. With the intent of keeping the yarn close to the earth, it was naturally dyed by the Green Matters Natural Dye Company in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ranch 01’s palette arose from the myriad possibilities available in nature, with colorways derived from marigold, indigo, madder root, lac and cochineal insects, tannins, and iron.

With the dye striking the wool differently, natural dyeing captures the beautiful irregularities of nature itself, resulting in skeins with rich tonal variations. Some colorways of Ranch 01 have more variation within a skein than others, and skeins within a colorway vary slightly from one to another. Fabric knit from Ranch 01 will have subtle streaks and shifting depths, so for larger projects we recommend alternating skeins for a smoother blend.

At every step along its way, this wool has been treated with special care and attention. The multi-disciplinary approach to the production of Ranch 01 supports our commitment to domestic manufacturing as well as environmental stewardship. 

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Ranch 01 Yarn

Limited Edition Worsted Weight

  • 220 Yards
  • Single-Source Rambouillet wool
Color
$34.50 /Skein Regular price
  • Product description

    Please note, this single-batch yarn has Sold Out.

    Ranch 01 is our first ranch-specific, breed-specific yarn. This small-batch, limited-edition yarn was sourced from 100% American Rambouillet sheep on The Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, a ranch that produces Climate Beneficial Wool in partnership with Fibershed.

    Ranch 01 is three-ply, worsted-weight and worsted-spun. With the intent of keeping the yarn close to the earth, it was naturally dyed by the Green Matters Natural Dye Company in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ranch 01’s palette arose from the myriad possibilities available in nature, with colorways derived from marigold, indigo, madder root, lac and cochineal insects, tannins, and iron.

    With the dye striking the wool differently, natural dyeing captures the beautiful irregularities of nature itself, resulting in skeins with rich tonal variations. Some colorways of Ranch 01 have more variation within a skein than others, and skeins within a colorway vary slightly from one to another. Fabric knit from Ranch 01 will have subtle streaks and shifting depths, so for larger projects we recommend alternating skeins for a smoother blend.

    At every step along its way, this wool has been treated with special care and attention. The multi-disciplinary approach to the production of Ranch 01 supports our commitment to domestic manufacturing as well as environmental stewardship. 

    View patterns knit in Ranch 01

  • Specs

    220 yards (201 meters) | 21.8 microns | 100 grams | 3-ply worsted weight

    100% American Rambouillet wool

    Sourced from The Bare Ranch in Surprise Valley, California.

    Scoured in South Carolina.

    Spun in Maine.

    Dyed in Pennsylvania. 

  • Gauges

    4½ – 5 stitches to 1"  |  Suggested Needle: 4½ - 5 mm (US 7 - 8)

  • Care

    We recommend alternating skeins while knitting to distribute the color evenly.

    Wet-Blocking
    1. Fill a sink or basin with cold water.
    2. Submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there.
    3. Soak work for 15 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated.
    4. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure.
    5. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.

    For more detailed instructions, visit our Blocking 101 written tutorial. 

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