Kingston. Single origin wool. American grown. American Dyed. American spun.
I was delighted to see Jill Draper at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March where she told me about her latest project. I immediately asked if we could get it in our shop!! I am so very excited about this yarn. Lemme explain…
Kingston is a Targhee Wool grown in the Finger Lakes region on a family owned & operated farm. Jill sources the fibre and then dyes it in the wool in her gorgeous primary colors and black. It is then carded into all 8 of the amazing colors that you see here before it is spun into a springy 3 ply yarn. The result is a lovely DK weight yarn that is sure to be your favorite sweater. Each color is created from several primary colors of wool, resulting in a truly dynamic yarn with exciting flecks of color that allow all of the colors to coordinate well together.
The yarn is currently available in 8 colors, with more to come in the fall. Each one is named after the streets in Jill’s home base of Kingston.
- 270 yards DK weight
- 100% Wool – Targhee
- 18-22 sts. to 4 in. / US 5-7
About Jill Draper
Designer and hand dyer Jill Draper left the big city for the green hills of the Hudson Valley to become a full time fibre artist producing her own locally sourced yarn. Read our full interview of Jill from back in 2013 when we got our first shipment of her yarns in the shop!