Swans Island Organic Washable (dk)
Swans Island Yarn is dyed in Northport, Maine. We began offering their yarns with their organic dk washable wool because we realize that sometimes you need to use a machine-washable yarn. The 100% organic merino wool fiber used to make this yarn is gently treated with certified organic EcoWash® to enhance the fibers and prevent felting.
These skein-dyed, 50 gram hanks, have 140 yards of richly saturated color. The recommended needle size is a US 6 (4 mm) and knits up at 5 1/4 - 5 1/2 sts per inch. Although machine washable, it recommends to dry flat - as we like to do with all knits.
We loved using this yarn to knit Maine designer Mary Jane Mucklestone's Camden Cowl, a simple colorwork pattern that shows off the subtle tonal variations of this pretty yarn.