Nature Spun is a wonderfully sturdy 100% wool three-ply worsted weight yarn. It comes to us from the Brown Sheep Company, a family-owned mill in Mitchell, Nebraska. The Brown family settled in the North Platte River valley more than 100 years ago and opened their mill in 1980 after farming and raising sheep on the land. Recently, the company made a commitment to green manufacturing with the development of a waste water treatment program that reuses 70-90% of waste water daily.
The Sow’s Ear currently stocks more than a dozen colors of Nature Spun worsted:
- Amethyst (dark purple), hank
- Boysenberry (purple-red), ball
- Charcoal, ball
- Evergreen, ball and hank
- Hurricane Seas (teal), ball
- Impasse Yellow (bright yellow), ball and hank
- Natural, ball and hank
- Nordic Blue (blue-gray), ball
- Pepper (black), ball and hank
- Pomegranate (rust), ball
- Purple Splendor (light purple), hank
- Red Fox (bright red), ball
- Snow (white), ball
Nature Spun is permanently moth-proofed and knits up at 5 stitches to the inch on size 7 needles. It has very good stitch definition and is good for all kinds of colorwork. Because of its 100% wool content, it is very good for felting. Keep in mind that some lighter colors, including Snow, do not felt well.
Nature Spun by Brown Sheep Company is put up in 3.5 ounce balls/hanks that measure 245 yards. Call for availability.