As a special limited museum project, the Robert Frost Stone House Museum will make skeins of knitting yarn in 2017 dyed from natural plants found on the property located in Shaftsbury, Vermont. The wool yarn is Blue-Faced Leicester imported from England. It comes in 100 gram skeins in two weights:
4 ply heavy lace weight at 440 yards per skein. This yarn would be good for a scarf or shawl. Knit at 6-7 sts per inch.
DK weight at 250 yards per skein. Knit at 5-1/2 st/in.
Skeins are hand-dyed kettle style creating a yarn that is softly shaded. Dye lots are limited to two skeins. Quantities are limited. The colors are soft and muted. Hand washing is recommended.
Some of the plants to be gathered are: bark from the Frost Snow apple and Frost birch tree that was felled by the wind in May; lilac wood brought down by a heavy snowfall last winter. Other plants will be Queen Annes Lace, purple thistle, nettle, grapes, mountain ash berry, jewel weed, sumac, barberry, wild cherry, ladys mantle, acorns.
Send inquiries to (click) including yarn preferences, your address and phone. Orders will be filled in the order received. Please give us your preferences as to yarn weight and dye source: birch, apple, lilac or the others.