Fiber and Yarn Info

YARNS
Black Cherry Lace Yarn
Highland Handmades Black Cherry Lace Yarn is 100% merino wool. It is fine (some call it cobweb weight) and has a terrific twist.
Content: 100% fine Merino
Yardage: ~1,100 yards
Weight: lace. Gauge is difficult to determine with lace yarn. On US 3s, stockinette is approx. 8sts/10rws to the inch.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Mountain Laurel Lace
Mountain Laurel Lace is made up of baby alpaca and silk - the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. This yarn is a 2-ply heavy laceweight and is an absolute dream to work with.
Composition: 70% baby alpaca, 30% cultivated Silk
Yardage: ~800 Yards
Weight: ~125 grams
Gauge: 5-6 sts/in on US 3-4 needles
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Pin Cherry Lace Yarn
Highland Handmades Pin Cherry Lace Yarn is 80% fine merino wool and 20% tussah silk. It is fine (some call it cobweb weight) and has a terrific twist.
Content: 80% fine Merino, 20% Tussah silk
Yardage: ~1,100 yards
Weight: lace. Gauge is difficult to determine with lace yarn. On US 3s, stockinette is approx. 8sts/10rws to the inch.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Silver Maple Sock Yarn
Our Silver Maple Sock Yarn is one of those blends that you cannot believe - even as you are knitting it up. Unfathomably soft, this yarn also has a gorgeous sheen thanks to the bamboo and a resiliency that comes from the nylon. Once you've knit with this yarn, you're forever spoiled.
Yardage: 425 yards
Composition: 60% SW Merino, 30% Bamboo 10% Nylon
Weight: 100 grams, fingering weight.
Gauge: 7-8 sts/inch on US 1-3 needles
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Sugar Maple Sock Yarn
One skein of Sugar Maple Sock Yarn is more than enough for a pair of socks or a small shawlette. It is machine washable and dryable, but you may want to wash by hand and line dry in order to extend the life of your knit object. This yarn is handpainted for maximum color effects.
Yardage: 425 yards
Composition: 75% SW Wool, 25% Nylon
Weight: 100 grams, fingering weight.
Gauge: 7-8 sts/inch on US 1-3 needles
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Striped Maple Sock Yarn
Our self-striping yarn is a lovely, thick fingering weight (almost a sportweight) yarn comprised of 100% SW Merino. Each skein has three happy plies, tightly twisted to create a lovely dense sock yarn. You may need to go up a needle size in order to create a pleasing fabric.
Content: 100% SW Merino Weight: 100 grams, 320 yards Yardage: ~320 yards Gauge: 6-7 sts/inch on US 1-3
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

White Ash Worsted Yarn
This is a 245 yard skein of worsted weight yarn. It is a single ply of fine count wool - each fiber is 24 microns or fewer in diameter. This yarn is soft, squishy, and oh so nice. Single ply yarns are fantastic for textured stitches, cables and more.
Content: 100% fine count wool
Yardage: ~245 yards
Weight: worsted weight, 100 grams
Gauge: 4-6 sts/in on US 6-8 needles
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Basswood Bulky Yarn
Basswood Bulky is a thick, smooshy yarn with a happy twist and generous proportions. This yarn is soft, squishy, and a blast to knit with.
Content: 100% Peruvian Highland wool
Yardage: ~120 yards
Weight: bulky weight, 100 grams
Gauge: 3 - 3.5 sts/in on US 10 - 11 needles
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

FIBERS

Corriedale Cross
Corriedale cross is a longer-stapled fiber that's soft, but not merino soft. It pills less than merino and is a wonderful fiber for beginning spinners.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

English Shetland
English Shetland is a lovely soft Shetland combed top. While the fleece doesn't come from the isles of the same name, it does come from Northern England, which is pretty close. This fiber is dense and soft, and can be spun numerous ways. All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Falkland
Falkland is a wonderful wool to spin and knit with; marginally coarser than merino, but still soft and luxurious. This fiber has a delicious amount of smoosh to it.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Light Brown Merino
Light Brown Merino is combed merino top that is a light and warm brown instead of the usual ecru. It is just as soft and luxurious as regular merino; it's just a different base color. Dyed braids of this fiber have lots of depth and range. It's lovely to work with.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Mixed BFL
Mixed BFL is 100% blue-faced Leicester wool, but is comprised of two different colors, ecru and black. The black is actually a chocolate brown that adds depth and dimension to the dyes. This fiber has a longer staple length and is a great fiber for beginner spinners. It's a lot of fun to spin!
Composition: 75% Ecru BFL, 25% Black BFL
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Mixed BFL/Silk
It is composed of 75% mixed Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) - an ecru and oatmeal blend - and 25% tussah silk. The mixed wool and silk give this colorway a truly beautiful depth and range of color.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Polwarth
Polwarth is sometimes referred to as "poor man's cashmere" as it is so soft! It is very well behaved, soft, smooshy and wonderful.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Polwarth/Silk
Polwarth is very well behaved, soft, smooshy and wonderful; when combined with silk, it is a luscious spinning experience.  Truly - you must spin it to believe how lovely it is.  This is an 85% Polwarth 15% silk blend.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.


Portuguese Merino
Portuguese merino comes from Portugal, which you might expect. What you might not expect is the truly unique nature of this wool. The breed comes from Spanish Merino, Rambouillet, and French Mutton Merino, which is an odd mix but a wonderful one. This fiber is dense, fluffy, curly and wonderful. It has incredible elasticity and is approximately 25 microns in diameter, which makes it next to skin soft. If you're looking for something a bit extraordinary, you'll find it here.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Silk
This listing is for a 2 oz braid of combed tussah silk. Silk loves to be spun fine, meaning two ounces can yield hundreds of yards. It's soft, shiny, smooth ... and is great spun alone or blended with other fibers.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

SW BFL
A 4 oz braid of soft, squooshy, crimpy superwash BFL. This fiber has incredible hand and sheen - it's truly a pleasure to work with.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

SW BFL/Nylon
This is a 6oz braid of 85% SW BFL and 15% nylon. It is ideal for handspun socks, as both the fibers work together for soft and strong sock yarn. The sheen of the fiber is unreal, too.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

SW Merino
SW Merino is the fluffiest and softest wool fiber around. It is truly a dream to spin. This is merino lambswool, so it's very fine; the superwash treatment means it won't felt, so it's perfect for high-use items like socks, gloves, and mittens.
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon
This fiber is one of those fibers that you cannot believe - even as you are spinning it. Unfathomably soft, this fiber also has a gorgeous sheen thanks to the bamboo and a resilency that comes from the nylon. Once you've spun this fiber, you're forever spoiled.
Composition: 60% SW Merino, 30% Bamboo 10% Nylon
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

SW Merino/Merino/Silk
This fiber is one of those amazing blends that you can't imagine until you try it.  It is comprised of 40% SW Merino, 40% regular Merino, and 20% silk.  Merino takes dye differently if it is superwash than if it isn't... this leads to different levels of dye absorption.  Mix the silk in which takes dye even more differently, and you've got an amazingly soft, strong fiber with a streaky, variegated dye effect.  Truly lovely to work with. 
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.



SW Merino/Tencel
This listing is for a beautiful 4 oz. braid of superwash merino/tencel - the most deliciously soft fiber you'll ever spin up. This stuff has amazing shine, miraculous hand ... it's truly amazing to spin. It drafts like warm butter and can be spun any number of ways. Truly an affordable luxury.
Content: 50% SW Merino, 50% Tencel
All fibers from Highland Handmades are dyed with professional dyes and are heat set, then rinsed in plain water.

Spindles
Highland Handmades spindles are crafted to give you the most durable, efficient, and beautiful spindle possible. Every spindle has a galvanized steel hand-turned hook set into a hardwood shaft. The whorls are made from locally and ethically harvested trees from the North Maine Woods. A notch is carved into the whorl to hold your single as you spin.
Spindles are finished two different ways: Clear satin polyurethane, which coats the spindle and protects the wood. The finish feels smooth. The other way is to use mineral oil (commonly used to treat butcher blocks and other wood surfaces). Mineral oil sinks into the wood, so it isn't coated. This makes the wood feel soft and brings out the natural beauty of each spindle. It should be noted that because the wood isn't coated, some poorly dyed fibers may stain the spindle.
All Highland Handmades spindles are guaranteed for LIFE. If it ever gets damaged by dropping, normal wear and tear, kids, pets ... anything - ship it back to us and we will repair or replace it forever. We want you to be happy with your HH spindle!