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Chinook Winds Bison Yarn and Fiber • MONTANA

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Chinook Winds harvests fiber from bison, or buffalo as they are commonly called,  then blends the fiber with varying amounts of alpaca and/or wool.

All fibers come from animals  raised on South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming ranches.  The fibers are processed at regional and US owned mills. Once the yarn comes back from the mill, it is sold in its own beautiful natural colors or kettle-dyed and handpainted in deep rich tones.

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 Why am I so excited?

Because Heather had some extra time, bottled up on her farm in Iowa, during this famously cold winter. And I asked, very nicely, if she’s knit me an extra warm watch cap with extra special yarn. AND IT’S DONE !!!!! 

It’s 70% Rambouillet which is one of the softest wools with high crimp for warmth and bounce, 25% bison which is strong, light, warm, and soft with a micron count comparable to good cashmere, and 5% Suri which is strong, light, warm, and soft.   There are two types of alpacas, and Suri makes up only about 10% of the total population. – Heather

Hats by Heather of Iowa. From $55 to $225 delivered. This example cost $125.

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