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Soft Touch Yarns
The starting point for our products is our Soft Touch yarns. We have these spun to our specifications at a few mills in Canada and the U.S., and utilize medium fine to very fine fibre depending upon the type of yarn we are producing. Generally however, we focus on producing yarns that are soft to handle yet strong. Most of our yarns utilize a worsted carding/spinning process to improve stitch definition, softness and strength, but continue to have a few of the loftier woolen spun lines. We use Superwash (machine-washable) fibre in some lines, but also use conventional fibre (handwash only) in a few of the more traditional yarns.
including their colour ranges are described more fully in their
separate product listing sections, but briefly they are as follows:
Touch W4 - 100 % wool, 4-ply, worsted spun, light worsted
weight, machine-washable yarn available in Natural White and a range
of skein-dyed solid colours.
Soft Touch DKW - 100%
wool, 4-ply, worsted spun, DK weight, machine-washable yarn
available in Natural White and a range of skein-dyed solid colours.
Soft Touch W/C - 85%
wool/15% cotton, 2-ply, woolen spun, DK weight, gentle hand-wash
yarn available in Natural White and a range of skein-dyed solid
Soft Touch DK Naturals -
100% wool, 2-ply, woolen spun, DK weight, gentle hand-wash yarn
available in non-dyed Natural Dark Brown and Natural Tweed colours
Soft Touch Ultra -
100 % wool, 3-ply, worsted spun, fingering weight, machine-washable
yarn available in Natural White, a wide range of skein-dyed solid
colours, as well as a number of standard (repeatable) and unique
Soft Touch Heather -
85% wool/15% nylon, 3-ply, worsted spun, fingering weight,
machine-washable yarn available in 9 heather tone fibre-dyed
Soft Touch Lace -
100% wool, 2-ply lace weight, gentle hand-wash yarn available in
Natural White and several skein-dyed colours.
yarns are spun from various colours of dyed fibre, which gives them
their "heathery" tones. All of our other yarns are
hand-dyed in the skein in relatively small batches. While we take
painstaking care to keep our processes consistent, there will always
be some variation between skeins of the same dyelot, and occasionally
within the same skein. Most of our customers feel that this provides
the "character" that is missing from more commercially
dyed yarns where typically the loose fibre is dyed in large batches,
and any variation can be taken out in the carding and spinning
processes. This character (for good or for bad) will be most
noticeable in single colour knitting projects. If this variation is
of concern, you may want to talk to us about whether our yarns will
work for the project that you have in mind. There are colours that
you could use where the variation will be minimized. There are also
knitting methods such as alternating skeins throughout a project that
can minimize the colour variation. But if your project has little or
no tolerance for colour variation, you may want to consider other
We work closely
with a small group of Designers, who have used our Soft
Touch yarns to create specialized designs that we put together as
custom knitting kits. After the designer has knit the initial
prototype, we test knit it again to ensure that the directions are
clear, and to determine the amount of each colour of yarn that is
needed in the kit. This helps keep the cost down in some of the kits
where we can custom wind each of these skeins to the kit
requirements. We try to put in about 10% extra of each colour, but if
you should ever run short, we will send the required amount free of
charge. The kits are designed in one or more colourways, but if you
are creative and would like to have one made up in a different
combination of colours, just contact us and request it. The Knitting Kits are organized according to garment type (Cardigans,
Sweaters, Vests and Shawls, etc.).
We also carry a
number of custom patterns developed by some designer friends.
Most of these patterns work well with our yarns, and so you can order
both the pattern and the yarn to put together your own "kit".
There are also some patterns for other styles of yarns. As with the
Knitting Kits, the Custom Patterns are organized
according to garment type.
To simplify your
shopping, we have developed a fully secure, automated shopping cart
that can use either Canadian or U.S. currencies. If you are
uncomfortable with the cart, we also have an Order Form that you can fill out and submit either by FAX or postal (snail)
mail. But if all of else fails, or if you simply don't want
the regimentation of Shopping Carts and Order Forms, feel free to
give us a call or an email, and tell us what you would like to
purchase. We ship by mail, and can accept payment by cheque or credit
card, again in Canadian or U.S. currencies. For more detailed
information on ordering methods and procedures, visit the Ordering
section of the Woolsite.