Ranch 03’s 5-ply worsted spun construction yields a round, smooth sport weight yarn. Plump, 100% Merino rebounds against your hand with a joyful bounce, ideal for garments and accessories alike. Ranch 03 is presented in a modern palette of 10 vibrant, skein-dyed colorways, showcasing the glowing hues that only Merino can provide.
JULIE HANSMIRE: CHAMPION OF THE MERINO BREED
Raised in the mountain meadows of Eagle County, Colorado, the wool of Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire is truly exceptional. Rancher Julie Hansmire has been lovingly tending and thoughtfully breeding her Merino flock for nearly 30 years, honing her sheep’s fleeces into wool of astonishing quality and unparalleled softness.
Reared without fences, the flock is grazed across open grasslands by Julie’s close-knit team of Peruvian shepherds, moving with the seasons from Colorado to Utah and back. This environmentally sustainable ranching method cuts down on flammable brush and controls the spread of noxious weeds. The Campbell-Hansmire Merino sheep are ethically sheared and compassionately raised, producing a soft, downy wool that mirrors the tenderness of their care.
The Campbell-Hansmire flock produces fine 20.7 micron fiber for next-to-skin softness. Julie Hansmire’s Merino sheep grow dense, lustrous fleeces with firm crimp structure for bounce and elasticity.
Five worsted-spun plies create a yarn with the perfect pairing of springiness and strength. The round cross-section forms stitches with beautiful definition in cables, colorwork, and stockinette stitch alike.
100% Merino wool from the Campbell-Hansmire Ranch in Eagle County, Colorado
Scoured at Chargeurs in Jamestown, South Carolina
Spun at Worsted Spinning New England in Springvale, Maine
Dyed at Ultimate Textiles in Rutherfordton, North Carolina