swans island yarn from maine – a shop favorite!

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by nina chicago

We love Swans Island Ecowash sport weight yarn!

It’s a washable wool that is spun in Maine from 100% certified organic Merino wool. The fiber is treated with a special Ecowash process – a certified organic treatment that gently enhances the fibers to prevent felting and allow delicate machine washing.  Most washable wools today use a harsher “superwash” technology.

Swans Island Ecowash Wool is truly special.  It has great elasticity and is the perfect choice for baby knits and socks.  Each hand-dyed skein has subtle tonalities of color. And the color choices are beautiful!


Janet made this fun Twinkle Toes sock.


Nina made this simple striped baby hat.


Jen made these sweet striped socks.


We’ll be making many things with this yarn – for wee ones and for ourselves!

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