I’m super excited to be adding a family of three yarns to the Pigeonroof Studios collection: all completely made in the U.S. Thanks to the U.S. military taking a renewed interest in wool and its fantastic properties, we now have super washing facilities on American Soil. Before now, the majority of superwash yarns were processed in China.
This means so much. It means that I can offer three great superwash merino yarns that were made in the U.S.– but, more importantly, I hope it means an uplift for the American wool industry.
The three yarns are American Twist worsted, American Twist Sport, and American sock. Twist worsted is a thick, sproingy, multi-plied yarn that really comes into its own when given a wash and a block. It may feel a bit stiff and cottony initially– but after washing and blocking it becomes the most beautiful sturdy velvet– the best way I can think to describe the fabric it makes. This is total sweater yarn– the stitch definition is fantastic.
American Twist Sport is a two-ply sport weight yarn– quite unusual, as I have not seen a two-ply sport weight before. The yarn has a slightly translucent quality about it, and, like the worsted, really loves a wash and a block to bring out its best qualities. Perfect for shawls and garments!
Last, but not least, American Sock. 400 yards of soft squishy goodness. It holds its own next to the other lovely sock yarns we all know and love.
(see what I mean about stitch definition?) I’ve been so crazy busy I haven’t had time to put the new yarns up in the shop yet, but I will be doing so slowly over the next few days– and there will be a special update coming soon. In the meantime, if you want to order any of these, just contact me! The colourway Cecily used is “Water”.