2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box
2024 Spring Taster Box

2024 Spring Taster Box

Regular price$ 259.95
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We are delighted to bring you the new 2024 Spring Taster Box! We love sharing this Springtime tradition with you! And, here's your chance to get your hands on some of our best products! 

We're really excited about this year's selection. Read on to learn all about the treasures we have in store for you! These big boxes are filled to the brim with woolly beauty and are ready to ship to you today! Plus, includes FREE SHIPPING within the US!

With almost 8 years of growing The Woolly Thistle business and community, we have learned a lot about wool and yarns from the UK, Europe, and beyond. From Scotland to Spain, Canada to the US, our love of woolly wool knows no bounds. 

Every Spring we put that expertise to good use and curate a taster collection of some of our favorite and most special yarns and goodies, sharing the stories of these beloved yarns and their producers. 

We hand picked an enviable selection including some of our best selling yarns and some special rarities only available in this tantalizing box! 

Think of the Spring Taster Box as a generous, full-sized sampling of what is great at The Woolly Thistle!

A note about colors: We feel it is important to show you what you are buying and so we have listed out the items that will be in each box for you to see for yourself (rather than making a Mystery Box). We want you to be confident that you are purchasing a really great Box. BUT!  We want to keep an element of SURPRISE so we will be carefully selecting the colors for each box. All of the color possibilities for the dyed (and natural color) yarns are beautiful so we feel confident that you will love our choices.


Your Spring Taster Box includes:

  • 1x 100g skein of Uist Wool, DK (256 yards total)
  • 1x 100g skein of WoolDreamers Breeds Red Mallorcan, DK (252 yards total)
  • 4x 25g balls of Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (114 yards each, 456 yards total)
  • 2x 50g skeins of Mountain Meadow Wool Cody, Sport (185 yards each, 370 yards total)
  • 1x 100g skein of Scottish Yarn Festiva,l 4-ply (382 yards total)
  • 2x 56g skeins of Lichen & Lace Rustic Heather, Sport (215 yards each, 430 yards total)
  • 2x 50g balls of Rauma Fivel, Worsted Weight (109 yards each, 218 yards total)
  • The Woolly Thistle  Tote Bag - Special Edition!
  • The Woolly Thistle Sticker Pack - Special Edition!
  • 1 Full Size Wax & Wool Candle - Please note that we have unscented and scented candles. Your Taster Box may include unscented.
  • 1 Hummingbird Stitch Marker Set
  • 1 Ceramic Ring Dish 2" diameter - various colors, made in the USA
  • 1 Farmer's Body Hand & Body Lotion handmade in Vermont - Please note that we have unscented and scented lotion. Your Taster Box may include unscented.
  • Pattern Suggestion Card (not pictured)
  • Free US Shipping!!


If you are new to the Spring Taster Box tradition here at The Woolly Thistle, enjoy this excitement from two 2023 Spring Taster Box fans:


" What a wonderful purchase! So pleasurable...from the moment of unboxing to the fun of swatching and finding good pattern matches for the lovely yarns. Every single item in the 2023 box is a delight. Count me in for the next one!"


"I had a selection box that really sparked my imagination and inspired me to try more challenging knitting. These boxes will lift you up if you are in a rut. So much fun."


Read on for information on each yarn included in the 2024 Spring Taster Box!

Mountain Meadow Wool - Cody (x2)

Mountain Meadow Wool is a family operated mill committed to supporting local ranchers and raising awareness about ranching culture across the American West. Operating in Wyoming, USA, Mountain Meadow Wool is  revitalizing the American wool industry through eco-friendly operations and fair prices for ranchers.

Mountain Meadow Wool Cody is a Sport weight yarn that is soft and springy. The 100% Merino wool is artisan dyed and the yarn maintains it's lovely natural qualities. Your 2024 Spring Taster Box will contain 2 skeins of Mountain Meadow Cody in gorgeous complementing colors that are sure to delight!  

  • Weight: Sport
  • Yardage: approx 185 yds / 50g per skein
  • Package: 50g skein
  • Composition: 100% Merino
  • Care: Hand Wash, Air Dry
  • Made in the USA

 

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight Yarn (x4)

Jamieson & Smith is a family company, based in Shetland, known for producing high-quality Shetland Wool. Using wool sourced from the local crofters, Jamieson & Smith have a long history of carefully selecting and grading wool to create our beloved Jamieson & Smith yarn.

J&S 2ply Jumper Weight yarn is perfect for colorwork and traditional Fair Isle Knitting; The four coordinating colors included in your Taster Box are perfect for your next colorwork project! 

  • Weight: 2ply Jumper Weight
  • Yardage: approx 114 yds / 25g per ball
  • Package: 25g ball
  • Composition: 100% Shetland Wool
  • Care: Hand Wash, Air Dry
  • Made in the UK

 

WoolDreamers Breeds Mallorcan Red (x1)

WoolDreamers operates in Castilla La-Mancha, Spain where founder, Ramón, utilized his expertise and passion to revive the use of Spanish Wool. At one time, Spanish Wool was an unused byproduct of the Spanish sheep farms. WoolDreamers has created a profitable and eco-friendly product for the local sheep farmers, while bringing us this beautiful Spanish Wool! 

WoolDreamers's Breeds is made from a blend of Mallorcan Red and Spanish Merino  wool. It is a DK weight yarn with a unique texture that makes it both soft and sturdy, perfect for garments and accessories. The Mallorcan Red is a breed with its origins in North Africa, and now classified as a native endangered breed. This very special skein, in its natural shade, is available only in the 2024 Spring Taster Box.

  • Weight: DK
  • Yardage: approx 252 yds / 100g 
  • Package: 100g skein
  • Composition: 100% Spanish Wool (65% Mallorcan Red Wool / 35% Merino)
  • Made in Spain

 

Uist Wool (x1)

Uist is an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, home of Uist Wool. In an effort to bring wool yarn and wool production back to the island, Uist Wool is a collective effort beginning and ending with community. Sourcing wool from hardy breeds like Cheviot, Zwartbles, and Hebridean, that thrive on the island, Uist Wool produces beautiful and woolly yarn.  

Uist Wool DK weight yarn showcases the beauty of the natural shades of these hardy breeds. This strong and crips yarn is great for long-lasting garments accessories!

  • Weight: DK
  • Yardage: approx 256 yds / 100g 
  • Package: 100g skein
  • Composition: 100% Wool (Hebridean, Zwartbles, Shetland, Cheviot, Texel)
  • Made in Scotland

 

Lichen & Lace Rustic Heather (x2)

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Canada, the Lichen & Lace sources fine, local wool to create unique and sustainable yarns. Each skein from Lichen and Lace tells a story of artistry and dedication to quality craftsmanship. 

Lichen & Lace Rustic Heather yarn is a minimally processed, sport weight yarn made with Canadian wool. It is spun in New Brunswick at Canada's oldest woolen mill and the gorgeous colors are hand dyed with care. Your Spring Taster Box will include two skeins of complementing colors.

  • Weight: Sport
  • Yardage: approx 215 yards / 56 g per skein
  • Package: 56g skein
  • Composition: 100% Wool (Canadian)
  • Care: Handwash & Dry Flat
  • Sourced, milled, and dyed in Canada

Scottish Yarn Festival 4-ply (x1)

Eva Christie is the founder and director of the Scottish Yarn Festival held in Perth, Scotland and she has created this amazing new yarn which we are particularly proud and excited to stock!

Scottish Yarn Festival 4-ply weight yarn is composed of the perfect blend of Shetland and Cheviot breeds. Perfect for cables, lace, and colorwork, Scottish Yarn Festival 4-ply weight comes in such a rich color palette and your Spring Taster Box will include one of these beautiful dyed shades.
 
  • Weight: 4-ply
  • Yardage: approx 382 yards / 100g 
  • Package: 100g skein
  • Composition: 100% Wool (80% Shetland / 20% Cheviot)
  • Care: Hand Wash, Air Dry
  • Grown in Scotland; Mill Spun in Yorkshire

Rauma Fivel (x2)

Rauma has been producing wool yarn in Norway since 1927. This family mill is known for producing wool yarn that is great for colorwork and heirloom quality projects. This tried and true Norwegian wool is always a favorite among Thistlers! 

Rauma Fivel is a worsted weight and lightly spun yarn which produces a fabric that is soft and airy. A yarn that is great for braids and structures, Fivel is also Rauma's softest wool yarn! Your Spring Taster Box will include two of the same beautiful color which is perfect for a variety of accessory knitting! 
 
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Yardage: approx 109 yards / 50g per ball
  • Package: 50g ball
  • Composition: 100% Wool (blend of Norwegian breeds)
  • Care: Hand Wash, Air Dry
  • 100% Norwegian sheep to mill!


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