Sport Weight | Old School Acres
- HOW IT'S MADE
- PROJECT IDEAS
These special skeins of yarn are 100% local to Nova Scotia from start to finish. This yarn comes from Old School Acres Farm, which is a first-generation farm tucked away in the hills of the North Mountain, and run by Kellyn & Mike Hough. All this yarn is minimally processed, and undyed.
PLEASE NOTE: Many of these skeins are one-of-a-kind, so please make sure to get enough for your project.
CONTENT: 100% Wool
TEXTURE: 2ply, slightly fuzzy
UNIT WEIGHT: 100g
METERAGE: 246 meters (270 - 340 yards)
NEEDLE SIZE: 3.5mm (US 4)
WASHABILITY: Machine wash cold & delicate, or hand wash, lay flat to dry
Located in the hills of Nova Scotia's North Mountain, Old School Acres is a first-generation 52-acre farm run by Kellyn & Mike Hough. Their "Friends of the Farm" yarn is made from sheepswool belonging to neighouring farms. And their "From Farm to Yarn" skeins some from their very own lambs. All the yarn is spun at Taproot Fiber Lab in Wolfville, NS. To learn more about Old School Acres farm, visit their website here.
This yarn is beautifully rustic, but still very soft. The 2ply offers a little more drape and loft. And the 3ply offers more structure and strength. That's why we think this yarn is nice for a scarf, a slipover garment, or a nice all-natural pair of socks. Or you could pair it with another yarn like the Jamieson for a colourwork project. You could also hold it with a mohair to make the yardage go farther.