Special guest on the Yarn Thing Podcast is the Buffalo Wool Company. Come and learn about their animals, their products and their quest to increase the buffalo population. If you haven’t tried buffalo wool yet you will be quite surprised at how wonderful it is.
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About Buffalo Wool Company:
Theresa & Ron Miskin, the owners of Buffalo Wool Company, and their family has been raising bison for almost 30 years. They are passionate about bringing you the best quality bison products. The last ten years they have been developing a supply chain incorporating small mills, local designers, and large ranches, and along the way, it is their belief that together we can preserve one of America’s great symbols, and help bolster the U.S. economy by focusing on American Made products.
It’s Soft… Bison down has a remarkable I-want-to-be-next-to-the-skin feel. This solid core smooth protein has a micron count of about 15, comparable to good cashmere. Squeeze a skein. No prickle, scratch, or itch. Just soft and cozy.
It’s Warm… Have you ever seen a buffalo in the snow? The crimpy down creates thousands of tiny air pockets all insulating you as no other fiber. Need something not quite so warm? Try one of the Buffalo Wool Company blended yarns.
It’s Lightweight. The fine down is light weight but durable. It Lasts and Lasts and Lasts From laceweight to our heavier sport yarns, they only gets softer with wear. Bison down yarns bloom a bit, creating this beautiful halo. Bison down is perfect for knitting an heirloom quality piece. But please, use your creation every chance you get. It was meant to be used.
It’s Tough… The Buffalo Wool Company’s American bison down yarns are Buffalo Tough.
Bison down is also:
- Hypo-Allergenic No known allergies to the fiber.
- Water-wicking- Bison down has a moisture regain of about 30%, keeping you warm and comfortable even when wet.
- Easy Care- Because its not hollow or have barbs like wool, it doesnt shrink. Craft to size and it will stay that way.
- Our ready to wear garments can be machine washed and dried.
Learn more about Buffalo Wool Company and their animals on their blog.
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Did you know that Marly has a couple patterns made with Buffalo Wool Co yarn?
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