Stone Wool Romney + Merino
With our second mill-spun yarn, developed in partnership with Twig & Horn, we created an all-seasons versatile yarn showcasing the beauty of natural wool. We worked with upstate New York-based Battenkill Fibers mill to spin lustrous Romney with soft Merino wool, raised in the American West, into a worsted 2-ply DK weight.
We envisioned a perfect neutral palette using only the natural tones from the fleeces themselves. Our lightest shade, Quartz 01, is a creamy ivory, subtly flecked with black fiber for added interest and texture. Quartz 02 was spun from a beautiful variety of silver and brown fleeces, creating a heather yarn with subdued warmth. Our deepest gradient color, Quartz 03, is a rare bird in millspun yarn: A deep charcoal created from black and silver fleeces to make an onyx yarn, with enough texture and silver for stitch definition to shine.
This Romney and Merino yarn is versatile in its application. The long staple length of Romney wool creates a drape and slink to finished knits, making it a wonderful yarn for open summery cardigans, flowing shawls, hearty pullovers, and more. Feel free to experiment with large needles well beyond the standard range for DK weight yarn.