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Swans Island

Ikat Firefly

  • Absolutely unique, and dyed on the most incredible Organic Merino, Ikat Firefly has been hand-dyed in Maine using an ancient Ikat technique from Indonesia which involves the loving careful preparation of every single skein prior to saturation in a vat of rich, environmentally-friendly dye.

    This gorgeous yarn knits up to reveal an elegant scattering of firefly lights against a beautiful tonal backdrop. It's an absolute delight to work with!

    Even more eye candy here: Swans Island knitting patterns.  Patterns specifically designed for Ikat Firefly can be seen below in Related Items.

  • Ingredients:
    100% Organic, Hand-Dyed Merino Wool

    Length:
    480m (525yd)

    Weight:
    100g

    Gauge:
    Fingering
    2.75 - 3.5mm (US 2- 4)
    28sts = 10cm (4")

  • Swans Island Company goods begin with natural fibers, sourced to the highest possible standard.

    Based on the stunning Maine Coast, Swans Island source much of their fibre from local New England, domestic, family-run farms.  Their organic merino from South America has been certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard, the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers.

    Since each skein is spun and dyed in-house using time-honoured techniques, they are able to create uniquely saturated colorways that can’t be achieved in large-scale dye lots.  Many of their yarns are dyed using naturally derived pigments like cochineal, indigo, and madder root

    You'll see that their home in Maine is their biggest design inspiration.  Classical, clean, vibrant and natural.  Eternally flattering!

    - At Swans Island Company, we believe in keeping it simple.

    Pure fibers, time-honored processes, and a commitment to fine craftsmanship are at the heart of everything we do.
    Since 1992, we have produced the finest possible textiles and yarns, and we are proud to carry on the tradition of fine American craftsmanship here on the Maine coast.

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