Haynes Creek Heathers
Peruvian highland wool in rich heathered colours. A super value workhorse yarn from a Canadian company that you can use for any project from hats, to scarves to sweaters. Haynes Creek Heathers is milled in a facility known for quality of fibre, fair treatment of their workers and family (see the Mirasol Project). This mill has recently attained their Fair Trade Certification, and we are proud to support their efforts.
Haynes is a rural farming community in central Alberta, within the county of Lacombe. The hamlet is named after the creek that runs near it, which in turn was named after one of the early prairie pioneers.
Gathering Yarn founder Cindy's family moved to the area 3 generations before her, and her dad established his own farm a kilometer from Haynes in 1963. It was a wonderful place to grow up, and she made many a bike trip to Haynes Creek, along with her siblings, to skip rocks on the water, and explore the muddy banks.
Weight: Aran / Heavy Worsted
Meterage: 197 yards (180 meters)
Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 18.0 sts = 4 inches
Recommended Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Sustainability: Fair Trade
100% Pure Highland Wool
Spun in Peru