Twirl Ditto | Cecelia
All of the animal fibre comes from Mary's ranch and is hand-dyed there.
Twirl Yarns - We love this story! Each skein is handled from fleece to skein with the utmost loving care. These yarns are light as a feather and so soft. Totally beautiful to work with.
Ditto is a 2-ply yarn. Each blend is named after the animal whose wool is most prominent in the yarn.
The gauge varies a bit from 16 to 24 sts per 10cm with 180 to 200 yards per 50g cake depending on Mary's whimsical combination. These colours are a mix of natural undyed colours, which are exquisite in their own right, as well as Mary's hand-dyed colours.
Fibre: Lambswool, baby alpaca, and kid mohair blend.
Care: Handwash and lay flat to dry.
Twirl yarn comes from a small company in Napa Valley California. It is a world of sheep, angora goats, alpacas, llamas, a few angora rabbits, and Mary.
Some of Mary's most valuable tools are her livestock guardians. Twirl Ranch uses guardian dogs, donkeys, llamas, and alpacas! Mary uses the fibers the animals produce to make a rustic yarn that is the culmination of the Twirl Ranch land. Many of the plant dyes used are grown right on the ranch.
Mary raises her animals to graze on the land, and they in turn produce incredible fibers that she then washes, and blends together, then takes to her local wool mill, Yolo Wool Mill, for spinning into yarn.
Then, once home, she dyes, or uses the natural colors of the fibers to make into 50 gram balls for happy knitting fingers.