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Our yarns include a range of natural colors, along with a set of heathered, plant-dyed tones. We dye before spinning so we can blend several dyed and natural colors on the carder, creating soft heathers. All of our spinning is done on the semi-worsted system. That means that the wool is pin-drafted after carding, before spinning. This partial combing step creates a smoother, stronger yarn than the 'woolen system' in which yarns are spun directly from roving off the carder. The pin-drafting allows short fibers to drop out (making yarns that are less prone to pilling), and enhances the natural luster of the wool, while still retaining loft. That pin-drafting, along with the mild washing, natural dyes, lustrous fiber and organic management are what give this Montana-made yarn its special value.

Since computer screens can't do full justice to the colors and textures of natural fibers, we encourage you to feel the yarns for yourself and purchase at one of the independent yarn shops that carry our basic yarns. You can also order a sample card and yarns directly from us, and or ask your local yarn store to carry our yarns. Our basic yarns are available in sportweight, worsted weight, and bulky styles in the 8 natural and 11 dyed colors listed here. Below that is our selection of special lots available only on our website and at the mill; this includes a variety of former color lots, mill ends, unique fiber batches, etc. Quantities may be limited -- feel free to call or email for inventory information.

Please call or email to ask about special orders and/or wholesale yarn accounts.

We use a mix of plant extracts overdyed on white and natural colored wool, and blended on the carder to create a suite of earth tones*. We hand-dye and blend in small lots; please expect some color variation between lots.

* Please note: some of the yarns have plant names because that's what seems to describe their color best, but the colors names are NOT the same as the dye plants used to make the colors.

YARN SAMPLE CARD; $4.00

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STANDARD THIRTEEN MILE YARNS, made with our certified organic fibers, 8 NATURAL AND 12 PLANT-DYED COLORS: 100 g skeins; cones available on request. When you place your order, please specify sport, worsted, or bulky weight. These are typically ~300, ~220, and ~120 yards per skein, respectively. We do not have stock of all colors and all weights on hand all the time, but as soon as you place an order we can let you know whether we can ship immediately, or if not, how long it will take to fill your order. Yarns are 2-ply unless noted otherwise.

NATURAL (UNDYED) COLORS:

DARK CHOCOLATE

$18.00/100g skein

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dark chocolate

DARK VARIEGATED

$18.00/100g skein

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dark varigated

BROWN HEATHER

$18.00/100g skein

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brown heather

WHITE

$18.00/100g skein

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white

LATTE

$18.00/100g skein

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latte

GRAY

$18.00/100g skein

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gray

OATMEAL

$18.00/100g skein

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oatmeal

LIGHT VARIEGATED

$18.00/100g skein

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LIGHT GREY HEATHER

$18.00/100g skein

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PLANT-DYED COLORS

CHOKECHERRY RED

$25.50/100g skein

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ROMA RED

$25.50/100g skein

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HAWKWEED

$25.50/100g skein

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WILLOW BARK

$25.50/100g skein

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YELLOW CLOVER

$25.50/100g skein

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SAGE

$25.50/100g skein

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SPRUCE

$25.50/100g skein

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ALPINE LAKE

$25.50/100g skein

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MIDNIGHT LAKE

$25.50/100g skein

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RIPE PLUM

$25.50/100g skein

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PLUM

$25.50/100g skein

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THIRTEEN MILE WEAVING YARNS: We've made a suite of yarns from a large batch of karakul wool (not certified organic) that we got from a ranch in eastern Montana. The classic karakul colors are blended with our longwools (Lincoln, Border Leicester) for luster and strength. These rustic blends of natural and plant-dyed fiber are just right for rugs, saddle blankets, or other long-wearing heirloom projects you might be dreaming of. The three ply, 100g skeins, are ~150 yd/skein. Many of our crocheted, felted rugs are made with this earthy fiber.

OATS:

$18.00/100g skein

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GRAY:

$18.00/100g skein

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PRAIRIE:

$18.00/100g skein

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CRANBERRY:

$25.50/100g skein

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BURGUNDY:

$25.50/100g skein

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CHARCOAL:

$18.00/100g skein

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BLUEBERRY:

$25.50/100g skein

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GREEN:

$25.20/100g skein

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THIRTEEN MILE LAMB & WOOL COMPANY
13000 Springhill Road
Belgrade, Montana 59714
(406) 388-4945
becky@lambandwool.com

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