Keblinger

Keblinger

Imperial Yarn

| Monday, June 16, 2014
 
Review [2 of 2]
 
I am so very excited to have the opportunity to review and share with you all a yarn company that I have loved for a long time.  Everything from the look of the website, the history of the ranch, the organic element of the animals to the yarn and fiber its self.  If you have never heard of or used Imperial Yarn, get your PayPal account ready! 
 
 
What makes this company so unique is its amazing resources and self sustainability.
 
"The Imperial Stock Ranch is a family owned and operated ranch located on more than 30,000 acres of Oregon’s beautiful high desert where you’ll find resident populations of elk, deer, antelope, gamebirds and fish. It is on this vast landscape that our stewardship practices — of the land, of the animals and of our family — are cultivated and the strong foundation of our business has been forged. It is also here that we produce grains, hay, grasses, cattle and sheep, allowing us to create the variety of consumer products you are familiar with."
This is just a small part of the amazing story that you really all should go and read at the website.

Imperial Yarn can be found on line and in your Local Yarn Stores.  If your yarn store does not carry this amazing fiber line, make sure that your request that they do so.  Your LYS needs to hear from you the customer as to what you want in local yarns.  You will be so glad you asked when they start to carry this stunning American wool.
 

Tracie Too Sport

Sport / 5 ply
395 yards /113 grams
US 4 - 3.5 mm
100% Wool
Available in 14 different colors
 
 


 
What I find so rustic and amazing about this 100% wool yarn is how soft it is.  Anyone who has worked with pure wool knows that it takes a great deal of prep to make it next to the skin soft.  I would have no hesitation knitting this up into a lace cowl or a beautiful men's cabled scarf. Lets not forget the stunning array of colors you can have your yarn dyed to order.  Such a personal feature knowing that when you pick you color it has to be dyed up just for you.
 
 
~Denim Dusk ~
 
 
~Honeydew~
 
 
If you notice the shape of the tags...remind you of anything?
You guessed it, they ask that you please recycle you tag and use it for a drink coaster.  What a great idea!!!  It is even a good weighted cardboard to actually do just that.
 
 
Yes...not only do they carry amazing blends of yarn, but they have fiber as well.
 
 

Sliver Roving

Super Bulky
 454 grams (16.01 ounces)
100% wool roving
 
 



 
~Cactus Blossom~



 
~Rich Soil~
 
 
The prep on the fiber is beautiful and really takes the colors amazingly.  You can see the richness and saturation as you are looking through the fiber lengths.  I could see this being spun up into a woolen spin to be plied or even to just be used as a single with its rustic nature about it.
 
While you are over on the site, make sure you also check out the FREE patterns that they have  for download.
 
 
Imperial Yarn receive a 5 Needle Review Rating!
Thank you again for sharing your amazing fibers and yarns!!!
 
 
 
Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”
 
~Stephanie~
 
 
One of you lucky 'Readers' will be winning the Cactus Blossom fiber shown above!!!!!
 
 
In order to enter the Give Away you must
 
As always:
 
1. Make sure you are a follower of my Blog or a Ravelry Group Member
 
2. Tell me what colorway you would have your perfect skein of yarn dyed up in.
 
The winner(s) of the drawing will be announced on June 23rd.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

{ Auntea } at: June 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM said...

Their yarn and fiber look gorgeous! I actually love natural colored fibers, just the way it was grown on the animal. Would love to try some.
(Auntea on Rav too)

{ Betsy } at: June 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM said...

I would love a beautiful teal.

{ mommyo5 } at: June 20, 2014 at 7:25 PM said...

I haven't done anything in blue lately. I love the Canyon Shadow Blue.

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