Chickadee Organic Heathers

colors
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jasper

A warm brick red, skewing slightly toward brown

cedar

Terra cotta skewed ever so slightly toward pink. Think Moab at dusk

gilding

As the name implies, an antique gold-green. Lots of brown undertone

moss

Deep moss green mellowed out with gray, as you'd see in a thick and dimly lit forest

angelica

A cool, light green. Reminiscent of a fuzzy, silvery lamb's ear leaf

larimar

A light, silvery blue, like faded denim

kyanite

A stunning medium denim blue. Almost jewel-like

torne

A charcoal shade made textural with subtle blue and red fibers throughout

skyline

Deepest gray-purple, the kind you find just above the afterglow of sunset

hydrangea

A painterly, soft and light purple, as the name implies

audouin

A light heathered brown, akin to oatmeal

caspian

This heather is a brown version of Kumlien's Gull—a supremely versatile medium shade

iceland

The palest of our gray heathers, Iceland is like a classic New England scene in winter. A stark, white sky and snow-covered farmland interrupted only by naked tree limbs

kumlien's gull

This is a workhorse heathered gray—so versatile, looks good doing literally anything you want to throw at it, from lace to color work

kittywake

The next down in intensity from Sabine, Kittywake's gray heather is on the darker side, but more recognizable as gray

sabine

Our darkest gray heather, it is truly charcoal, almost black. One of our favorites

Chickadee Organic Heathers

specifications
100% Organic wool / Made in Italy
Sport / DK weight
164yd [150m] / 50g
6.5 sts / inch on size US 3 [3.25 mm] needles
6 sts / inch on size US 5 [3.75 mm] needles

Chickadee is a little darling, soft, plump, springy, and eager to loop into intricate color patterns or delicate textures. Its three plies, spun from soft organic wool, are twisted together firmly enough to be sturdy, yet gently enough to be soft and cushiony. Organic Heathers are 100% Organic Wool, made in Italy.

For our Organic Heathers, we chose to use GOTS-certified Organic Wool. GOTS certification importantly ensures three mutually reinforcing categories of responsibility:

  • The sheep are raised in a humane manner aligning with organic farming standards. Mulesing is not allowed.
  • Fair labor practices that ensure respect for the farmers and others that participate in the process from sheep to finished fiber.
  • Protection of the environment, ensuring that no harmful chemicals, no heavy metals, formaldehydes, fluorocarbons, chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used at any point from ranch to production facility.

Read the full story about our new Organic Heathers on our blog.

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