Ranch 02: Forbes Description
Ranch 02: Forbes is the newest release in BT's line of ranch- and breed-specific wool yarns. This limited edition yarn originated from 100% American Rambouillet sheep on the Forbes Ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming where the Forbes family has lived and ranched for three generations. The Forbes family takes pride in raising healthy sheep with exceptional wool while sustainably managing their pastureland.
Three-ply, worsted-weight and woolen-spun, Ranch 02: Forbes is a testament to connection: connection between the land, the sheep, the ranchers, and the artisan craftspeople who shepherded the fiber along its 100% American supply chain.
Once shorn, the 100% Rambouillet wool traveled to Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin where it was woolen-spun and plied into a robust, worsted-weight yarn that retains plenty of the fiber's original lightweight and squishy softness.
After spinning, the wool for Ranch 02: Forbes went to Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be dyed in a warm, earthy palette evocative of the rugged landscape from which it came.
Since Ranch 02 is a small-batch, limited edition yarn, when it’s gone, it’s gone.
100% American supply chain
Sourced from the Forbes Ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming
Spun by Crescent Woolen Mills in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Dyed by Caledonian Dye Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ABOUT THE SHEEP BREED
Rambouillet sheep are hardy animals known for their resilience and superior fleece. Durable, elastic and soft enough to wear against the skin, Ranch 02: Forbes makes for long-wearing garments and accessories that will look good and feel luxurious for years to come.
Fiber: 100% American Rambouillet Wool | 21.0 microns, 3-ply worsted weight | woolen-spun
Gauge: 18-20 sts = 4" / 10 cm
Needles: US 7-9 / 4.5-5.5 mm
Put up: 50 gram / 1.7 ounce hank
Length: 102 yards / 93 meters
Care: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.
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