This yarn was spun for the inaugural collaboration between three local Shetland farms and Abundant Earth Fiber. As stewards of land, animals, and wool, our collective passion is to protect and preserve the traditions of Shetland sheep, local family farms, and small batch yarn production. On a quest for the vibrant and sustainable future of all three, we bring to you this year’s wool ready to knit in the ancient Fair Isle tradition.
Three of Shetlands' eleven natural colors are used in this year's kit, and were tended and shorn at Ananda Hills Farm, Thistlehill Farm, and Whoamule Farm. Lydia Christiansen designed, scoured, carded, and spun the three-ply fingering yarn at Abundant Earth Fiber. A charming Fair Isle pattern was designed for this yarn by Susan Kroll, shepherdess of Thistlehill Farm. The stewardship now passes to you, in which we sincerely hope you will be just as enchanted as we are by the natural strength and beauty of Shetland wool.