Alaska Reindeer 20%, 80 percent merino. Luxury yarn. 2 ply lace. Dark cream. Free US delivery

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Handmade

Dimensions

Length: 220 Yards; Yarn weight: 0 Lace

Material

Primary fiber: Wool

These merino skeins are softened and enhanced with 20 percent reindeer.
To our knowledge, Coyote Trail Farm and Fiber Mill, is the only mill in the country—probably the world—that processes reindeer. It takes perfect mill conditions, combined with the proper aligning of the stars and position of the planets for it to run at 100% reindeer. We discovered a simple blend is best.

But, you say, isn’t reindeer hair thick and stiff?  Not all of it.
 
The down is fine and soft but difficult to extract and delicate to handle. We separate the hollow hair from the fine down and what is left is beautiful.

Reindeer are 90-95% covered with hollow, stiff, white hairs. Snuggled in-between that floatation and heat-trapping layer is a very fine springy and short down fiber. In a similar way that the muskoxen grow and shed a winter undercoat of qivuit, the reindeer grow an entire winter protection layer and shed it in the spring. Reindeer shed everything down to the skin - naked! Muskoxen don’t shed their long protective fibers.

Since reindeer shed their coat, in entirety every spring, this makes gathering the fiber from a herd quite arduous as handlers are picking it up off the ground and out of fields.

By micron count, the reindeer undercoat is as fine as qivuit but grows in kinky spirals that are about ¾ of an inch long rather than qiviut which is 3-4 inches of straight soft fiber. When processing reindeer we de-hair the coat, separating the two fibers.
 
Reindeer processes into a lighter and airier fiber, yet, at 100% it’s sticky like Velcro so needs blending to calm it down and get it through our milling machines.

 The result is a unique luxury yarn.
These merino skeins are softened and enhanced with 20 percent reindeer.
To our knowledge, Coyote Trail Farm and Fiber Mill, is the only mill in the country—probably the world—that processes reindeer. It takes perfect mill conditions, combined with the proper aligning of the stars and position of the planets for it to run at 100% reindeer. We discovered a simple blend is best.

But, you say, isn’t reindeer hair thick and stiff?  Not all of it.
 
The down is fine and soft but difficult to extract and delicate to handle. We separate the hollow hair from the fine down and what is left is beautiful.

Reindeer are 90-95% covered with hollow, stiff, white hairs. Snuggled in-between that floatation and heat-trapping layer is a very fine springy and short down fiber. In a similar way that the muskoxen grow and shed a winter undercoat of qivuit, the reindeer grow an entire winter protection layer and shed it in the spring. Reindeer shed everything down to the skin - naked! Muskoxen don’t shed their long protective fibers.

Since reindeer shed their coat, in entirety every spring, this makes gathering the fiber from a herd quite arduous as handlers are picking it up off the ground and out of fields.

By micron count, the reindeer undercoat is as fine as qivuit but grows in kinky spirals that are about ¾ of an inch long rather than qiviut which is 3-4 inches of straight soft fiber. When processing reindeer we de-hair the coat, separating the two fibers.
 
Reindeer processes into a lighter and airier fiber, yet, at 100% it’s sticky like Velcro so needs blending to calm it down and get it through our milling machines.

 The result is a unique luxury yarn.

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