Introducing Swans Island

We are so pleased to share the newest addition to the Twisted family of fabulous yarn-y companies, Swans Island. Located on the coast of Maine, Swans Island uses local fleece, local mills, and local weavers (they sell ready-made household items, most notably blankets, as well) to create something pretty special. The yarns are completely organic, and they use natural dyes to achieve the most gorgeous colors.

We have their Natural Colors Worsted and Natural Colors Merino Silk Lace to start, and it’s pretty special stuff.

We are also happy to share a Trunk Show with you all. It’s up now, and will run through Sunday, October 14th. As an added bonus, we are offering all Swans Island Patterns at 10% off throughout the Trunk Show. This company is doing it right – lovely, timeless, classic patterns that complement the natural beauty of the yarn.

Natural Colors Worsted

The color of this yarn comes from the natural beauty of organic merino wool. After spinning, the skeins are simply washed in a gentle fiber soap and hung to air dry. A low micron count and minimal processing makes this lovely yarn incredibly soft.
Spun in Maine, USA

Fiber: 100% certified organic merino wool
Weight: Worsted
Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch
Needles: US 7-9 (4.5 – 5.5 mm)
Weight: 100 g
Length: 250 yards

Natural Colors Merino Silk Lace

The color of this yarn comes from the natural beauty of organic merino wool and tussah silk.
Spun in Maine, USA

Fiber: 50% certified organic merino wool / 50% tussah silk
Weight: Lace
Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm)
Weight: 50 g
Length: 550 yards

 

A Note about Swans Island and Indigo Dyes:
Like a pair of new blue jeans, the colors that use 100% natural indigo in their recipes may have a slight tendency to get onto your hands when working with them. This pigment transfer is inherent to working with natural indigo dyes and is not harmful. To avoid staining of your needles, we recommend using metal needles instead of bamboo, when working with this yarn. The following colorways use indigo in the dyeing process: Sky Blue, Marine, Indigo, Teal, Spring Green, Beet Root, Charcoal.