Swans Island Washable Wool is spun from gorgeous ORGANIC (GOTS certified!) merino yarn and is machine-washable - making it the ideal choice for kids' knits and big kids' knits! alike!
This yarn is wonderfully soft and springy with a pleasing twist which really shows off textures. We LOVE the colour palette and subtle tonal variations in from this hand-dyed, artisan yarn. Just like all hand-dyed yarns, be sure to buy enough to finish your project since dye lots will vary.
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 theGlobal 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.