Woolfolk yarns combine the highest quality wool with ethical, sustainable practices. The fiber we use, Ultimate Merino®, doesn’t happen by chance, but by the innovative efforts of farmers to produce the very best wool fiber while being land stewards of the Patagonian Grasslands. Woolfolk brings this exquisitely soft and lustrous fiber in handknitting yarns that preserves the unique attributes of this luxurious wool.
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The presence of coarse fibers in wool create “prickle”-- the main obstacle to wearing and working with wool. Most wool products have a high percentage of over 30 microns - the diameter measure of a strand of fiber. Ultimate Merino® has a micron count of 17.5, and combines the hand of cashmere with the wear of merino. The long cylindrical fibers, with a surface that is smoother due to elongated, flat scales, reflect light and absorb dye better than elliptical fibers, resulting in lustrous yarns with deep and lasting hues.
“Ultimate Merino’s unique cylindrical structure and long flat scales allow the lustrous fiber to accept dyes with exceptional permanence and depth of color.”
Twist / Two Ply
We have developed two yarns to highlight the unique qualities of Ultimate Merino®. The chainette construction of Får gives structure and definition to the luxuriously soft fiber, and works with a range of needle sizes and stitch types. Tynd’s tight twist creates a lightweight, elegant fabric on smaller needles.
For Fall 2015, we are introducing Sno, the two tone marled version of Tynd. The high and low contrast combinations give a depth of color on their own, or perfectly pair with Tynd solids.
October brings our first foray in to a bulky weight yarn, Hygge. A blend of Ultimate Merino, superfine baby alpaca, and mulberry silk is melded together with a beautiful construction and finish, worthy of these fine fibers.
Our pattern collections are wearable, clean and minimal; our focus is on design that is both timeless and modern. The quietly sophisticated color palette is inspired by the same sense of purpose; the curated range is on point with runway fashion while staying true to clean design.
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Kristin Ford learned to knit from her grandmother, Katherine Temple Woolfolk, at age five and has never stopped. Her sense of design stems from her Danish heritage and career as an architect; Woolfolk is the articulation of these sensibilities.
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