Crochet Gauge: 16–20 sc = 4'' on E-7 hooks
Yards: 148 yards
Put Up: Hank
Care: Hand wash, dry flat
High Desert Sport
100% American grown and spun Merino and Merino/Rambouillet wool from Shaniko Wool Company. This boutique-style yarn is processed in South Carolina, dyed and milled in North Carolina, and comes in an earthy jewel-toned spectrum of beautiful colors inspired by the landscape and skyline of Oregon's high desert. Featuring a soft hand with an artisanal appeal, High Desert is ideal for knitting texture, cables, and colorwork.
Note: Birch High Desert Tweed features flecks of Donegal Tweed, giving it a fiber content of 89% American Wool, 6% Acrylic, 5% Rayon.
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.
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.
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.
A warm darker brown, Truffle is a rich and versatile neutral color that looks great with other earthy shades and vibrant pop colors.
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.
Birch is a light, eggshell white shade, studded with flecks of brown, black, and tan Donegal tweed, reminiscent of the different tones of birch bark.
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.