Elder is a US grown and custom-milled 100% non-superwash Rambouillet base. All fiber has been grown utilizing sustainable carbon farming practices on a farm that has been raising sheep in Northern California for 150 years. Ritual Dyes has partnered with Imperial Yarn to supply them with this climate beneficial wool. Rambouillet have been raised for their larger size and ability to adapt to various climates. They produce a dense but fine wool with a superior, long staple (over 3"). Learn more about our wool here.
This versatile 2-ply yarn ranges from DK to Light Worsted and works up beautifully in textures and simple knits. Elder maintains a soft-hand and creates a squishy, structured yet light-weight fabric. It is one of our favorite yarns in the shop!
All hand dyed yarn is unique and no two skeins will be exactly alike. Please purchase enough yarn to complete your project. Alternating skeins is the best way to prevent possible pooling, flashing or a sudden shift of color. It's easy! Just work 1-2 row stripes from two balls of yarn (carrying the yarn up the side).
Ritual Dyes aims to find that perfect space in between. Bringing a fashion background and unique sense of color, Rachel uses that lens to create interesting and timeless colors. A crazy knitter and mother of three, Rachel lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner, kids and an assortment of pets.