With over six years curating The Woolly Thistle's yarn selection and bringing you some of the most special yarns from the UK and beyond, the time has come for us to introduce you to our very own yarn! We are thrilled with this beautiful yarn that honors the fiber's provenance and potential.
Rambler gets its name from those hardy hill-walkers all over Britain who "ramble" around the countryside either on their own or with other like-minded ramblers. We enjoy imagining all ramblers wearing knits in our sock yarn as they walk paths and traverse stiles while always closing the gate behind them!
Inspired by our love for British breeds, we chose Dorset wool as the base for our yarn. A medium wool with a down-like feel and squish, Dorset wool is springy and bouncy, slightly rustic and wonderfully woolly without being coarse or prickly. Corriedale and Romney give additional softness and strength and a bit of depth as the Romney is a natural gray. Our 3-ply fingering weight yarn is strong enough for socks but versatile enough for a wide array of projects.
Structurally, Rambler Yarn is a 3-ply, light fingering with a twist designed for socks. Of course, it's not just for socks! Some of our favorite knitting is colorwork knitting and we've chosen sturdy breeds with British heritage so Rambler will hold up beautifully in the form of stranded colorwork garments, or in solid colored garments with plenty of texture.
Please remember that every effort is taken to represent the true colors of the yarn and that monitor settings will vary.