Blue Sky Fibers refers to Woolstok as “The Wonder Yarn”. This is not hyperbole. The yarn has been a favorite since it was introduced last Fall. We were first drawn to Woolstok because of the glorious patterns in the 2016 Blue Sky Look Book, like the 21-Color Slouch, Endless Wrap and Trimont Snood – but we have stayed because of the fiber.
The worsted weight yarn is 100% pure wool. It is breed specific from the fleece of select Peruvian Highland sheep and processed in a state-of-the-art mill. It is strong and sturdy, as you would expect with wool. Yet it is surprisingly soft to the touch and has a remarkably light loft. The stitch definition is dramatic, the yarn is easy to work with and the colors are rich and deep.
Everyone should take a journey through Woolstok. In looking for my next big project the Scandia Throw caught my attention. Everyone needs at least one great throw. It is necessary when the house has a chill in the Fall and Winter or there is too much air conditioning in the Spring and Summer. A wool throw keeps you cozy – and this one is perfection.
As with all things Blue Sky Fibers, the Woolstok is offered with great thought to the knitter and the patterns are designed to make life fun and easy. The neutral colors (cream, brown, light grey, medium grey and dark grey) are offered in large skeins – 3X the yardage of the regular 123 yard single skein.
What this means for the Throw is (hooray) with the neutral colors you need only one single skein for the borders, 3 triples for the body, and one single for the tassels! So few ends to weave in (this makes me very happy).
We offer in our online store the neutrals with some color options (as the one in the picture). But, of course, the world is your oyster and you may play with color to your hearts content. Any way you choose, trust me, this will be the throw everyone will envy! It is a classic.
The pattern is easy and the wool is of the highest quality – one of the most consciously crafted wools on the market. Join us on a journey with Woolstok and see why we are fans. We promise you will be too!