We heart Imperial Stock Ranch

We have posted about our love for Imperial Stock Ranch yarns in the past.  This week we have a homemade trunk show highlighting the beautiful yarns that are some of our favorite in the shop.  These yarns come from 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. A quick visit to the company’s website will provide you with more information about the Ranch, as well as the valuable conservation work they are doing to preserve the habitat that has been in their family for generations.We stock four yarns from Imperial: Columbia, Erin, Anna, and their Bulky 2 Strand Roving.  Each has its own rustic charm, and provides a fun selection of different fibers and weights to play with.  The most popular of the bunch is probably Columbia.  We have a stunning selection of Brooklyn Tweed samples knit up in this heavy worsted/aran weight yarn.  The tweedy texture of the yarn works beautifully with the patterns. zinnia_01_medium2This is Levenwick, an asymmetrical cardigan designed by Gudrun Johnston.  Over 1,000 ravelers have knit up this sweater. I myself have now knit it twice!  The reverse stockinete of the body is a perfect match for the rich nubbiness of the yarn.We have other samples for you to come visit.  We are eager for you to see how beautifully this yarn knits up.  The sweaters are all worth trying on and we have a stunning throw blanket, Wheaten, that I hope will be worth the visit alone.One of the other fun samples we are featuring was knit up with the Bulky 2 Strand Roving.  This unplyed fiber is very fragile and a bit tricky to work with, but once it is worked into a knitted fabric it becomes very strong and is extremely light. bison_medium2This bulky version of Skadi was knit up with 3 skeins and weighs a total of 12oz.  It is feather light but as warm as a buffalo robe.We hope that you can pop by before the end of the month.  These beautiful samples are worth the visit!