Crochet Gauge: 16 - 20 sc = 4'' on E-7 hooks
Put Up: Hank
Care: Hand Wash / Dry Flat
High Desert Sport
100% American-grown and spun, High Desert Sport was created with love for both American wool and the local fiber community! High Desert features jewel-toned solids and rustic heathers inspired by the Oregon high desert landscape and skyline, and beyond the inspiration for its colors, High Desert is made with 100% American-grown wool from the Shaniko Wool Company in Oregon. The irresistibly soft wool is processed in South Carolina and dyed and milled in North Carolina.
High Desert Sport is a great choice for lighter garments and accessories. Its tight twist provides beautiful stitch definition, and it makes wonderfully bouncy cables and textured stitches. The 100% American wool is a luxurious blend of Merino and Merino-Rambouillet, incredibly soft fibers that are perfect for pieces worn next to the skin.
High Desert Sport comes in 100g hanks, and accent colors are also available in 50g hanks for smaller projects and colorwork.
Note: Select colors of 100g High Desert Sport come in pull skeins as the full line transitions to hanks.
A gorgeous medium cerulean, Bandana is a classic shade of solid blue. Coordinating well with the overall High Desert palette, projects made in this color will get as much use as a bandana on a ranch.
Like a clear blue sky over the Oregon High Desert, Blue Sky is a light blue with periwinkle undertones. It’s stunning with Denim Heather High Desert or just worn with actual dark denim.
A medium indigo-colored blue is combined with black to become Denim Heather, a cool, dark blue inspired by dark-wash denim.
Like a mountain peaks' ridgeline' post-sunset, the deep indigo hue of Dusk mimics the fleeting wonder of nature that is early nightfall.
Juniper Berry is a satisfying shade of dark periwinkle blue, ripe with violet undertones. Pair with Lupine for a dusky wildflower inspired combination.
Often found flitting amongst the pines, the mountain Bluebirds of the Pacific Northwest are proof that Mother Nature has an eye for color. A brilliant blue shade, Mountain Bluebird is an elevated, almost tropical shade of cyan.
Riverbend is a dark and brooding blue-green hue, similar to the colors found in the cold depths of a swiftly flowing river.
Mimicking the pristine clarity of the nightsky on a cold winter's night, Stargazing's serene slate blue color shines through from the darkest cosmic depths.
An irresistible emerald green with teal undertones, Outlaw will steal your heart. This dramatic green is a favorite among Knit Picks staff.
Ponderosa Heather is a velvety dark green that features a cool-toned, pine-tree green heathered with black.
A rich medium green with yellow undertones, Willow rivals the lush verdant shade of its namesake, often found nestled along the banks of meandering rivers and hidden gullies.
Named for the striking yellow wild mushroom, this color is a medium gold with a brown undertone. Pairs well with nearly every other color in the High Desert line.
We sent a cutting of this high desert flower to our mill to get a shade this buttery. This warm yellow pairs well with other warm and neutral colors in the High Desert line.
Named for one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, Painted Hills is the color of the bright terra cotta orange found in this stunning natural rock formation.
The stunning tail feathers of the Red-tailed Hawk were the inspiration for this rich orange with brown undertones. Redtail pairs well with Chanterelle for a warm, autumnal color scheme.
Like a well worn barn in the Oregon High Desert, Barnwood is a complex, deep, cool-toned red that is created by a mixture of a rusty red and black.
Wildfire provides an energetic shock of red to the High Desert landscape. A force to be reckoned with, this magma-like hue is truly striking when used as a stand alone color.
Campion grows in exposed, rocky locations like the Oregon high desert. This rich violet-purple pairs well with most other colors in the High Desert line.
Enjoy the wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest's native flowers year round with Lupine. A radiant mid-range purple, this amethyst shade bridges the gap between a refined jewel tone and a field of fanciful wildflowers.
A rich warm-toned purple, Sugar Beet Heather mixes purple with a hint of magenta and black to create intense depth.
Named for one of Oregon's most important trees, Alder is a true neutral tan that plays well with any other color.
A true neutral tan heathered with gray creates Chaps Heather, a sophisticated, light gray-brown neutral that's reminiscent of well-worn natural suede chaps.
A deep dark brown is cooled down by charcoal gray and a hint of cream to create Mustang Heather, a rich cool-toned brown.
Blacksmith Heather is a rich, charcoal gray featuring a mixture of blue-toned gray, black, and a sprinkling of white.
Forge is a dense dark grey with blue undertones, similar in appearance to the mineral-rich deposits of Josephinite found along eastern Oregon river channels.
Inspired by the vast fields of igneous rock found throughout the high desert region, Lava Fields is a dark obsidian shade that resembles ancient layers of basalt.
A soft pewter color with brown undertones, Quail is a balanced medium grey well suited for using in monochromatic gradients or as a neutral contrast color in colorwork garments.
Like campfire smoke, Woodsmoke Heather swirls together cream, charcoal gray, and pewter to create a balanced gray that?s equally at home with both warm and cool colors.
Cottonwood is a rich ivory shade with warm undertones, much like the spent pillowy drifts of the Populus tree that can be found floating along a late spring breeze.
Bare High Desert is a rich and bright creamy white. The lack of dye makes this flat color not only perfect for home dyeing but also excellent as a crisp counterpoint to highlight any of the brilliant shades of High Desert.
Named after the proud yellow chest of the Meadowlark bird, Meadowlark High Desert is a rich mustard yellow with cool undertones.