Gimli lives on another nearby fibre farm, growing an abundance of soft Merino wool. This yarn was purchased from the shepherds and brought to Gladsheim Farm for hand dyeing with plants. This wool is both soft and strong, making it ideal as a workhorse skein coming in at 246 yards, Dk weight 4 ply. The Aurora Borealis colourway is made with local flowers hand picked in August, as well as sustainably sourced natural dyes purchased in Canada. Colours range from mossy greens to deep blues with pops of purple...just like the night sky on a late summer's evening here in the mountains.
Gimli's wool would be ideal in knits that will be well worn...hats, socks, mittens, and sweaters. The versatility of this yarn is a hallmark of Merino sheep.
Sheep + Breed ~ Gimli (Merino)
Colour ~ naturally dyed with plants, mushrooms, and insects
Yarn Weight ~ 4 ply Dk weight
Needles ~ US 5-7 or 3.5-4.5mm
Gauge ~ 4"= 21 to 24 sts
Yardage ~ 225 metres (246 yards)
Weight ~ 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
Gently hand wash in lukewarm water and lay flat to dry, out of direct sunlight.
Our wool is grown by our beloved flock of fibre sheep here on our little farm in the mountains of British Columbia. We take great care in raising our animals and we spend hours handpicking all fleeces before we send them off for processing to a family-run mill in Alberta. You can be sure that your yarn has been handled with love in all stages of its production.
Due to the slow method of transforming raw wool into yarn, each small batch is one of a kind and will reference the individual sheep who grew the fibre. Our yarn is sustainably and naturally dyed using mostly homegrown and locally harvested plants. Hand dyeing with natural dyes leaves room for subtle differences in dye lots so please ensure you purchase the right amount for your project. It is a good idea to alternate rows when you move from skein to skein to ensure a smooth transition.
Enjoy using Gimli the Merino's yarn. We hope that the garment you create brings great joy and perhaps becomes an heirloom piece in your wardrobe.
Please understand that all attempts have been made to accurately photograph the colour of this yarn. Due to the range of individual settings on computers, there may be unavoidable colour variance.