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  • Fiber Content: 100% Wool
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1" on US 8
  • Weight/Yardage: 4oz/170yds
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: USA

Imperial Yarn Columbia 2-Ply

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Imperial Yarn Columbia 2-Ply is 100% American-grown wool, made in Oregon. This soft, cuddly worsted weight yarn is mule spun, a machine process based on hand spinning that gives the finished yarn a fluffier makeup and more springiness. In deep jewel tones and heathers, Columbia 2-Ply is a versatile choice for cozy and warm outerwear, gorgeous accessories, and vibrant colorwork. Columbia 2-Ply is easy to work with and knits up into a smooth, dense fabric that will wear well and stay beautiful for years to come. Made in the USA 

Note: put-up has changed from 220 to 170 yards, please double check the yardage required in your pattern to be sure you have enough.

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Yarn > Knitting YarnColumbia 2-Ply
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The yarn that comprises my raingear

Columbia sheep are the classic high country American breed, developed via public research funding in the early 20th century. Their wool is perfect for sweaters, vests, and felted hats worn on field in...Read complete review

Columbia sheep are the classic high country American breed, developed via public research funding in the early 20th century. Their wool is perfect for sweaters, vests, and felted hats worn on field in damp wintry weather. I find the texture of it quite soft after initial handwashing. That may be genetic: I'm descended from North Sea and Baltic seafarers/shipbuilders and their families on both sides. I doubt their genes would have gotten passed along if they didn't develop a sense of comfort with wool next to skin!

Still, I wear these garments with a body-wicking cotton base layer, which can be swapped out in the middle of the work day/field session or dried over the fire when backpacking/hiking/hunting/skiing. This wool stays warm when wet and in a dense stitch pattern with a slightly tighter tension makes garments that seem to shed rain. I and my family haven't worn any of our garments long enough for them to have gotten felty. I haven't yet tried weaving a dense woollen fabric with it.

Knitting--it works up a charm. Great stitch definition for textured or cabled classic seafaring knits. So nice and springy, works up quickly. Nice in the hand. How lucky we are to live in this era of so much beautiful yarn, acquired so easily. Thanks, WEBS, the ranchers at Imperial Stock Ranch, and of course the wonderful sheep.

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Love to support local, but...

All the skeins I bought for a sweater had knots, some had up to six. Pills terribly, it looked worn out the first time I wore the sweater. Not sure what you would...Read complete review

All the skeins I bought for a sweater had knots, some had up to six. Pills terribly, it looked worn out the first time I wore the sweater. Not sure what you would knit out of this yarn. The color I bought was nice but I noticed the other dye lots of the same color were drastically different.

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5.0

The yarn that comprises my raingear

By 

from Olympia, WA

Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

Columbia sheep are the classic high country American breed, developed via public research funding in the early 20th century. Their wool is perfect for sweaters, vests, and felted hats worn on field in damp wintry weather. I find the texture of it quite soft after initial handwashing. That may be genetic: I'm descended from North Sea and Baltic seafarers/shipbuilders and their families on both sides. I doubt their genes would have gotten passed along if they didn't develop a sense of comfort with wool next to skin!

Still, I wear these garments with a body-wicking cotton base layer, which can be swapped out in the middle of the work day/field session or dried over the fire when backpacking/hiking/hunting/skiing. This wool stays warm when wet and in a dense stitch pattern with a slightly tighter tension makes garments that seem to shed rain. I and my family haven't worn any of our garments long enough for them to have gotten felty. I haven't yet tried weaving a dense woollen fabric with it.

Knitting--it works up a charm. Great stitch definition for textured or cabled classic seafaring knits. So nice and springy, works up quickly. Nice in the hand. How lucky we are to live in this era of so much beautiful yarn, acquired so easily. Thanks, WEBS, the ranchers at Imperial Stock Ranch, and of course the wonderful sheep.

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  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

beautiful texture, quite scratchy

By 

from Ohio

Pros

  • Good stitch definition
  • Made in USA
  • Rough Natural Look
  • Very Organic Looking

Cons

  • Most Find Too Itchy
  • Not Soft

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

I find that this yarn is just too itchy for accessories. I made a hat for someone and they found it too itchy to have on their head. I had to admit that I understood, though I could have handled it and I explained that the wool WILL soften a bit in time. I just love the rough, organic looking texture of the charcoal grey color. It reminds of me of wool from Ireland/Scotland.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rich color and full body yarn

By 

from Northern New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

I bought this yarn for a cabled cardigan. I love the depth of color and the full bodied structure of the yarn. Grown and processed in the US is a definite plus. It is spun from a breed that is soft but not lustrous so don't expect a glowing yarn. One of my favorites.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice, but knots

By 

from Stony Brook, NY

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Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

Each of my skeins had at least three knots. I think this was because it is a mulespun yarn. As a result, the yarn is fluffy, a little uneven, and has great body. Also as a result, there are often knots in one ply that have been plied into the yarn. This was also the case with mulespun from Beaverslide, so I think it's from the mill. Nevertheless, it's a nice yarn that blooms beautifully.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Columbia 2-ply

By 

from Marshfield, Ma

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Get Gauge
    • Doesn't Feel Like Wool
    • Feels Like Cotton Yarn
    • It Is An Odd Size
    • Too Pricey
    • Yarn Has Debris In It

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

      The yarn is an odd size/weight. Once I found the gauge, the yarn works up in a heavy, thick mat that feels like cotton yarn not wool yarn that it is labeled to be. I prefer to knit 100% wool yarn products. I made an Irish knit type pattern with this yarn. The yarn had debris in it.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Splendid yarn

      By 

      from northern New York

      Pros

      • Bouncy
      • Rustic
      • Soft But Firm Handle
      • vibrant color

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

          I bought this yarn to use in the Arrowhead cardigan (see patterns) designed for this yarn. I purchased the turquoise for the main color and am using some of my own gray as the contrast color. This yarn is a real pleasure to knit. I will definitely buy more. Excellent for sweaters. Would also be excellent for warm hats, cowls, and mittens.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Love to support local, but...

          By 

          from Corvallis, OR

          Pros

          • Color

          Cons

          • Knots
          • Pills
          • Primitive
          • Splits

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

            All the skeins I bought for a sweater had knots, some had up to six. Pills terribly, it looked worn out the first time I wore the sweater. Not sure what you would knit out of this yarn. The color I bought was nice but I noticed the other dye lots of the same color were drastically different.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            yarn love!

            By 

            from Astoria, OR

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fabulous Hand
            • Good yardage
            • Gorgeous color
            • Made In Oregon
            • Only 1-2 Knots
            • Perfect Gauge

            Cons

            • Want more colors

            Best Uses

            • Felting
            • Firm Fabric
            • Textured Fabric
            • Vest

            Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

            I am designing a vest using a stockinette trellis pattern. It is coming along as I envisioned. I havent any comments about blocking or pilling or bleeding yet, but I did buy this yarn because I had used this company's Tracie Too sport wt and Really liked it!

            Service and delivery comments:

            fast delivery

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            decent

            By 

            from Cleveland Heights, OH

            Pros

            • Made in america
            • Naturally Processed
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Many Knots In Each Skein
            • Scratchy

            Best Uses

            • Adult Sweaters

            Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

            I ordered this yarn in the natural un-dyed charcoal grey color and i love the color. Its like a true, rustic sheeps wool and I like the look of it for sweaters. It has a very earthy, organic, rustic look that I love. Its a bit expensive for being un-dyed wool but i understand that anything made in America costs more and I am willing to pay to support American made goods. A couple of the skeins had quite a few knots which was rather annoying. overall I would recommend this yarn, especially the natural charcoal color, because it I love the look of it. I have not seen a yarn similar in color in a very long time. I will use again to make matching sweaters for my family.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVED MANY TIMES IN PROJECTS

            By 

            from TUCSON, AZ. AND CRESCENT CITY, CA.

            Pros

            • Beautiful to work with

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • GARMETS HATS EVERYTHING

            Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Columbia 2-Ply:

            NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE TO MAKE WITH THIS
            YARN IT WILL FEEL GOOD IN YOUR HANDS AND WILL
            MAKE UP BEAUTIFULLY

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