Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted
A bit of a 'sleeper', Lamb's Pride has us in love all over again. Spun and dyed in a family owned and operated mill in Mitchell, Nebraska (a rare thing these days in America), we've carried this worsted weight single-spun in mechanically-wound balls for years and have always thought of it as more of a craft, felting or teaching yarn. But recently we got a few skeins in old-fashioned loose hanks and we all did a double-take — what a gorgeous yarn! So, now we carry it in the shop in beautiful squishy, lustrous hanks. It's a little more trouble to wind into balls, but it's worth it! (Of course, when you order it online, we'll happily wind it into center-pull balls for you if you like — just tick the box on your Shopping Bag page.)
The Lamb's Pride color palette (now dyed with new greener methods) includes rich classics, heathers and fun accents. We're starting with 20 of our favorites online, including everything you need for our Felted Gingerbread Ornaments and a mantel-full of creative riffs on our Basic Christmas Stockings.
4oz, 190 yds; 16-20 sts = 4"/10cm on US 8 (5mm).
COLOR: M162 Mulberry. Vibrant amethyst purple.
COLOR: M134 Victorian Pink. Ballet pink shaded with mauve.
COLOR: M151 Chocolate Souffle. Deep, rich espresso bean.
COLOR: M07 Sable. A warm, mid-brown heathered mix.
COLOR: M01 Sandy Heather. Heathered oatmeal greige.
COLOR: M140 Aran. Might be straight from the sheep.
COLOR: M10 Creme. Bright, fresh cream.
COLOR: M11 White Frost. Fresh drifts of snow.
COLOR: M03 Grey Heather. A classic mid-tone mix.
COLOR: M06 Deep Charcoal. Lustrous, heathered, handsome.
COLOR: M05 Onyx. Basic black.
COLOR: M83 Raspberry. Juicy, deep red.
COLOR: M145 Spice. Red hot; slightly deeper than Ruby Red.
COLOR: M180 Ruby Red. A warm, cozy red.
COLOR: M97 Rust. Warm pumpkin orange.
COLOR: M175 Bronze Patina. Looks like gingerbread to us!
COLOR: M186 Golden Mushroom. Heathered bronzy green.
COLOR: M171 Fresh Moss. Light chartreusey olive.
COLOR: M113 Oregano. Rich olive green.
COLOR: M41 Turkish Olive. We think more spruce than olive.
COLOR: M27 Navy Sailor. Classic, but not too dark.
COLOR: M199 Spring Bluebell. Weathered navy.
COLOR: M56 Clematis. Deep, cool purple.