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Andromeda is a DK weight 100% superwash merino single ply, super smooth and soft. It takes color like a dream.

3.5 ounces (100g), 240 yards (219m) per skein.

18-24 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 4-6 (higher gauge for accessories, looser for lace). Not recommended for socks due to its single ply construction.

"Aurora" is a fingering weight 100% superwash merino single ply, super smooth and soft. It takes color like a dream.

3.5 ounces (100g), 400 yards (365m) per skein.

18-32 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 1-6 (higher gauge for accessories, looser for lace). Not recommended for socks due to its single ply construction.

Birte is a DK weight 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk three-ply yarn. 

Each skein is 3.98 ounces (113g) and 275 yards (251m) and knits at approximately 20-24 stitches over 4 inches (on US 4-6).

 

Birte (pronounced BEER-tah) is named for the Danish goddess of the home and crafting. This luxurious yarn is a blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and bombyx silk and is perfect for anything: scarves, shawls, hats, cowls, mitts, vests, sweaters and special socks to pamper your feet.

Birte is the DK weight version of Verdande (worsted), Sunna (fingering), and Nona (heavy laceweight, with a higher luxury fiber content).

Brigantia is 3-ply DK weight, 85% Polwarth (a crossbreed sheep which is 75% Merino and 25% Lincoln Longwool) and 15% Silk.

8 ounces / 210g / 600 yard skeins

Note: each skein is actually 700+ yards; my mill used to have much more variation in yardage between skeins, but they've since straightened it out. I've kept it listed at 600 yards, though, because I didn't want anyone to think it was a different yarn.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US size 3-6 needles.

Polwarth is nearly as soft as merino, but with the longer staple length of Lincoln it pills much less than merino. 15% silk adds sheen and wonderful drape to this all-around workhorse of a yarn. Brigantia is fantastic in any stitch pattern you can imagine. It creates a fabulous, wonderful, drapey lace fabric but works equally well in cables and other stitch patterns, and shines in stockinette. Knit it more tightly for DK weight patterns, a bit more loosely for light worsted, and much looser for lacey, drapey projects.

Brigantia is a celtic goddess (also known as Brigid or Bridget) considered the patroness of poetry, smithing, medicine, arts and crafts, cattle and other livestock, sacred wells, serpents (in Scotland) and the arrival of early spring. She is sometimes associated with Minerva and also considered a weaving diety.

Spirit Trail Fiberworks 2019 New Beginnings Yarn Club is now closed! This year's club includes new colorways exclusive to the clubs, complimentary color options, my favorite swag, and special patterns. 

Click the links below to read about this year’s clubs. If you’d like notice if future clubs and other specials, please subscribe to my newsletter above. Thank you!

Yarn Club can be found here.

Club Members Only can be found here.

Club Terms can be found here.

The 2018 Sweater Club is now closed. I've left this page up for information purposes, as future years will be set up similarly. Monthly payment options are typically open until mid-late January, and up-front lump sum payments are open until early May.

If you'd like to hear about my Clubs before they open, please sign up for my newsletter. Newsletter subscribers get advanced notice and a secret sign-up page before the clubs open to everyone else.

Sweater Clubs are only included here for US shipments, due to the wide variance in Canadian and International shipping costs to different destinations. However! I am happy to include Canadian or International Customers in the Sweater Club! Email me if you're interested, and I'll calculate shipping specifically to your destination (monthly and lump sum payment options are also both available for Canadian and International sweater subscriptions, and I can provide both options for you in the calculations).

Sweater Club Details:

  • Sweater Clubs provide enough yarn in each sized shipment to knit a variety of sweater designs, with a discount of ten percent (10%) off retail for monthly payment options, and twenty percent (20%) off retail prices for up-front lump sum payment options. 
  • Each shipment also includes fun swag and surprise goodies, at a discount of approximately 25% off retail (these are some of my favorite knitting accessories and tools that I really think every knitter should have at least one of, if not more :-) ).
  • Colors are exclusive to the club and will not be released to the public, ever. There will be tonal solids as well as variegated and / or speckled colorways included in the Club. Each shipment I will also create one to two complimentary and / or contrasting colors (and possibly even a kit of mini skeins) which may be purchased by current club members at a 10% discount off retail prices.
  • Subscribers can purchase any club color on any STF base, in any quantity, as long as they are current club members. Purchases will include the 10% club discount. Not all bases may be available, depending upon availability, and at some point club colorways may also be retired prior to the end of the Club year (so, if you love a color and would like to order to more, it's best to order as soon as possible to ensure you can order what you want).
  • Club shipments will be sent via USPS First Class or Priority mail (depending upon the package weight).

(CLOSED) For monthly club subscribers, payments run from January through August (a total of 8 monthly payments).

Sweater club ships out every 4 months from March through November (3 total shipments). Club shipments will occur around the 20th of each shipment month (shipment months are March, July, November).

The Sweater Clubs will include the following yarns (not necessarily in this order; depending on shipment schedules from my mills. What's coming when is part of the surprise!):

Zalti, 100% US grown and produced Targhee, worsted / aran weight, 600 yards per 225g skein
S/M: 2 skeins (1,200 yards)
M/L: 3 skeins (1,800 yards)
L/XL: 3 skeins (1,800 yards)
XL/2XL: 4 skeins (2,400 yards)

Birte, 75/15/10 Superwash Merino, Cashmere, & Silk, dk weight, 275 yards per 115g skein
S/M: 5 skeins (1,375 yards)
M/L: 6 skeins (1,650 yards)
L/XL: 7 skeins (1,925 yards)
XL/2XL: 9 skeins (2,475 yards)

Brigantia, 85% Polwarth, 15% Silk, 600 yards per 250g skein (each skein is closer to 700 yards, but priced and listed at 600 due to past wide variances from my mill which they have since worked out)
S/M: 2 skeins (1,200 yards)
M/L: 3 skeins (1,800 yards)
L/XL: 3 skeins (1,800 yards)
XL/2XL: 4 skeins (2,400 yards)

(note: if you feel you need extra yarn for your size for any of the above sizes, please email me. I'm happy to add extra skeins and invoice the additional fee separately, for any or all of the yarns in the line-up).

** Be sure to choose the "Club Shipping" option at check out, so additional shipping is not added to your order (shipping is already factored in to all club prices). Thank you!


The 2018 Yarn Club is now closed. I've left this page up for information purposes, as future years will be set up similarly. Monthly payment options are typically open until mid-late January, and up-front lump sum payments are open until early May.

If you'd like to hear about my Clubs before they open, please sign up for my newsletter. Newsletter subscribers get advanced notice and a secret sign-up page before the clubs open to everyone else.

Yarn Club Details:

  • Monthly Payment Club Details: Regular Yarn Club includes one skein of yarn in each shipment with a discount of ten percent (10%) off retail prices. Super-sized Yarn Club includes two skeins of yarn in each shipment, also with a discount of ten percent (10%) off retail prices. MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018.
  • Up-front Lump Sum Club Details: Same as above, except with a discount of twenty percent (20%) off retail prices on the initial club subscription (extras are available for purchase at the regular club discount of ten percent (10%)). All subscribers will receive all 2018 Club yarns; if you subscribe after a shipment or shipments have gone out, you'll receive all past shipments with your first club shipment. UP-FRONT LUMP SUM PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2018.
  • Each shipment also includes fun swag and surprise goodies, at a discount of approximately 25% off retail (these are some of my favorite knitting accessories and tools that I really think every knitter should have at least one of, if not more :-) ).
  • There will be a minimum of three (3) patterns included over the time period of the Yarn Club. Patterns are not exclusive to the Club, but club members will receive them at no additional cost as part of the Club subscription. Club patterns will be sent electronically, so please make sure that info@spirit-trail.net is an accepted email in your email account. If you would like the pattern sent to you via Ravelry, please include your Ravelry name in the "Comments" section of your order.
  • Colors are exclusive to the club and will not be released to the public, ever. There will be tonal solids as well as variegated and speckled colorways included in the Club. Each month I will also create one to two complimentary and / or contrasting colors (and possibly even a kit of mini skeins) which may be purchased by current club members at a 10% discount off retail prices.
  • Subscribers can purchase any club color on any STF base, in any quantity, as long as they are current club members. Purchases will include the 10% club discount. Not all bases may be available, depending upon availability, and at some point club colorways may also be retired prior to the end of the Club year (so, if you love a color and would like to order to more, it's best to order as soon as possible to ensure you can order what you want).
  • Club shipments will be sent via USPS First Class or priority mail (depending upon the package weight).
(CLOSED) Monthly payment club options are billed monthly from January through August (8 total payments), for shipments going out every other month from February through December (6 total shipments).

Club shipments will occur around the 15th to the 20th of each shipment month (February, April, June, August, October, December). Clubs ship on or around the 20th of each month (with the exception of October, which may ship as late as the end of the month due to New York Sheep & Wool getting in the way).

It's always really hard to choose which yarns to include in the Clubs. For 2018, I've selected several "old favorites," included some of my own "new favorites," and added one brand new base I haven't released yet, but really love. All will create wonderful, soft accessories and are an absolute pleasure to work with. For me, a big part of what I enjoy about knitting is the tactile pleasure of feeling the yarn in my fingers. I've selected bases that I adore for this reason as well as how beautifully they take color, and how wonderful they are to wear.

I went with yarns that are perfect for luxurious, soft one and two skein projects. Since most are superwash (or organic non-shrink) they're also eminently suitable for gift and baby / child knitting, if you're so inclined. I hope you are intrigued by the selections!

The following yarns are included in the 2018 Clubs (please note that they will not ship in this exact order; which yarn ships when will be dependent upon the delivery schedule from my mill, and is an added surprise in addition to color! :-) ):

Selene (dk weight 100% non-shrink organic wool), 255 yards per 115g skein.
Sunna (fingering weight superwash Merino, Cashmere, & Silk), 356 yards per 115g skein.
Aurora (fingering weight 100% superwash Merino single ply), 400 yards per 100g skein.
Verdande (worsted weight superwash Merino, Cashmere, & Silk), 220 yards per 115g skein.
Zaftig (super bulky 100% 20.5 Fine Merino, singles), 90 yards per 150g skein.
Andromeda (dk weight 100% superwash Merino singles), 240 yards per 100g skein.

Please be sure to subscribe to the correct club for your location! (no worries; if you subscribe to the wrong destination, I'll cancel your subscription and email you so you can resubscribe to the correct club). Also be sure to choose "Club Shipping" at check-out, as shipping is already included in the cost of the club! Thank you!

"Fiona" is 85% 19.5 micron Merino and 15% mulberry (bombyx) silk two-ply fingering weight yarn, super smooth and soft with a wonderful sheen. It takes color like a dream.

3.5 ounces (100g), 491 yards (448m) per skein.

22-32 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 0-4 (higher gauge for socks, looser for lace).

Coming Soon!

Flou is a laceweight 72% Mohair / 28% Bombyx Silk yarn.

This gorgeous yarn is a silk core wrapped in soft, fuzzy mohair. Great on its own for lightweight yet warm lace and other projects. But lots of possibilities - carry it along with another yarns to add fluff and softness to accessories, sweaters, or hold two or more strands together for super fuzzy, soft, and warm projects.

1.75 ounces (50g), 459 yards (420m) per skein.

Gauge for lace: 18-25  stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 3-8.

"Flou" means "fuzzy" in French :-D

Cosmic Color Club Extras and Specials, for current subscribers only.

If you are not a current subscriber, please do not order from this page
(non-subscriber purchases will be cancelled and refunded).

Thank you!
Here is where you'll find special kits for multi-skein projects!
Luna is 4-ply, worsted weight 100% non-shrink ecowash wool. This wool is grown and processed in accordance with GOTS ethical and organic standards, even through the process to make it machine washable. My dyes are not completely organic, so I don't list it as an organic product. It's a fantastic base which, because of the gentler organic processing, retains its wooly characteristics and feel.

200 yards per 3.5 ounce / 110 gram skein.

Gauge: 18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7

Luna is the worsted weight version of Selene (dk). It is a beautiful 4-ply yarn which works well in a multitude of projects ~ lace, cables, stockinette, colorwork. It's fantastic for baby and child items, or gifts given to non-textile artists, where machine washing is required or inevitable.

Luna is the Roman Goddess personifying the moon. She is often presented as the female counterpart to the sun, and is often depicted driving a chariot drawn by horses or oxen.
My favorite textile tools and accessories!

2019 ANNUAL CLUBS ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU’D LIKE ADVANCED NOTICE OF OTHER CLUBS AND SPECIALS, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER ABOVE. THANK YOU!

This year's clubs are a bit different than past years due to my relocation to New Mexico. I've simplified the club offerings and changed the Yarn Club to include four shipments rather than 6, so club members will be receiving a shipment at the end of each quarter. I've also decided not to have a Sweater Club this year due to how much work it is and the fact that I'll most likely be working without help for the first time in about 10 years!

But, because I know many people prefer larger quantities of yarn for bigger projects, I'm offering Yarn Club in FOUR sizes, rather than just two. You can now choose single, double, triple, or quadruple skein clubs. If you would like even more than that, shoot me an email and I'm happy to work with you.

Yarn Club Details:

  • Monthly Payment Club Details: All Monthly Club options include a five percent (5%) discount off retail prices. Single Yarn Club includes one skein of yarn in each shipment, Double Yarn Club includes two skeins, Triple Yarn Club includes three skeins, and Quadruple Yarn Club includes four skeins.
  • Up-front Lump Sum Club Details: Same as above, except with a discount of ten percent (10%) off retail prices on the initial club subscription (extras are available for purchase at the regular club discount of five percent (5%)). The availability of up-front Lump Sum Club payments is much more limited than Monthly Payment options, so they may sell out quickly.
  • Each shipment also includes fun swag and surprise goodies, at a discount of approximately 20% off retail, because I love finding fun and useful things for you guys.
  • There will be a minimum of two (2) patterns included over the time period of the Yarn Club. Patterns are not exclusive to the Club, but club members will receive them at no additional cost as part of the Club subscription. A Ravelry code will be included in shipments with club patterns.
  • Colors are exclusive to the club for a period of 6 months. There will be tonal solids as well as variegated and speckled colorways included in the Club. Each month I will also create one to two complimentary and / or contrasting colors (and possibly even a kit of mini skeins) which may be purchased by current club members at a 5% discount off retail prices. 

  • Club shipments will be sent via USPS First Class or priority mail (depending upon the package weight). BE SURE TO SELECT FREE SHIPPING AT CHECK OUT AS SHIPPING COSTS ARE ALREADY INCLUDED.

Monthly club payments are billed monthly from January through August (8 total payments), for shipments going out at the end of every quarter (March, June, September, December; 4 total shipments). 

Club shipments will occur around the 25th of each shipment month (March, June, September, December). 

It's always really hard to choose which yarns to include in the Clubs. For 2019, I've selected four yarns that have been customer favorites (even Zaftig, which is a new base from 2018, but has already become a favorite for many).  All will create wonderful, soft projects and are an absolute pleasure to work with. For me, a big part of what I enjoy about knitting is the tactile pleasure of feeling the yarn in my fingers. I've also selected bases that I adore for how beautifully they take color, and how wonderful they are to wear. 

Since most are superwash they're also eminently suitable for gift and baby / child knitting, if you're so inclined. I hope you love the selections!

The following yarns are included in the 2019 Clubs. Please note that they will not ship in this exact order; which yarn ships when will be dependent upon the delivery schedule from my mill, and is an added surprise in addition to color! :-):

Sunna (fingering weight superwash Merino, Cashmere, & Silk), 356 yards per 115g skein.
Aurora (fingering weight 100% superwash Merino single ply), 400 yards per 100g skein.
Verdande (worsted weight superwash Merino, Cashmere, & Silk), 220 yards per 115g skein.
Zaftig (super bulky 100% 20.5 Fine Merino, singles), 90 yards per 150g skein.


Please be sure to subscribe to the correct club for your location! (no worries; if you subscribe to the wrong destination, I'll cancel your subscription and email you so you can resubscribe to the correct club). Be sure to choose "Free Shipping" at check-out, as shipping is already included in the cost of the club! Thank you!

Also, if you would prefer to pay the up-front lump sum payment by check, please email me at info@spirit-trail.net to coordinate this. Thank you!

Lastly, please be sure to read the Club Terms page for important information about the Clubs!

Nona is 2-ply heavy lace weight, 60% supwerwash merino, 20% cashmere and 20% bombyx silk.

4 ounces (115g), approximately 630 yards per skein.

Nona, named after the Roman Goddess who is the equivalent of Greek mythology's Clotho (spinner of the thread of life), is wonderfully soft yet strong, Nona creates beautiful drapey fabrics and wonderful lace stitch definition.

Nona is the laceweight version of Sunna (fingering weight), Birte is the dk weight version, and Verdande is the worsted weight version (all with a different fiber percentage, higher merino content for higher-wear garments).
"Philomena" is 100% superwash merino, super smooth and glossy. It takes color like a dream.

100% superwash merino, 4 ply.

3.5 ounces (100g), 438 yards (400m) per skein.

18-32 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 1-6 (higher gauge for socks, looser for lace).
Selene is a DK weight 100% non-shrink ecowash wool. This wool is grown and processed in accordance with GOTS ethical and organic standards, even through the process to make it machine washable. My dyes are not completely organic, so I don't list it as an organic product. It's a fantastic new base which, because of the gentler organic processing, retains its wooly characteristics and feel.

22-24 stitches / 4 inches on US 3-6.

255 yards per 3.5 ounce / 110 gram skein.

Selene is the dk weight version of Luna (worsted). It is a beautiful 3-ply yarn which works well in a multitude of projects ~ lace, cables, stockinette, colorwork. It's fantastic for baby and child items, or gifts given to non-textile artists, where machine washing is required or inevitable.

Selene is the Titan goddess of the moon. She was portrayed as the moon incarnate by Greek poets.

New! Click on the color and choose the yarn base from the drop down menu. Order as many skeins as you'd like; currently available across all yarn bases.

Information on each base may be found on each colorway page, in the right hand column under purchase options and suicide prevention fundraiser ticker.

All orders are dyed-to-order, and will ship approximately 5-7 business days from order date.

If you need assistance with color combinations for multi-color projects, please email me at info@spirit-trail.net. I'm happy to help, and love putting colors together!

 

A listing of all Spirit Trail Fiberworks Yarn bases:

Andromeda
Aurora
Birte
Brigantia
Fiona
Luna (ecowash)
Nona
Philomena
Selene (ecowash)
Sunna
Verdande
Zaftig
Zalti

Or hover over "Shop by Yarn Base" to see the drop-down menu of bases.

Hand-dyed silk scarves, ranging in size from 14" x 72" to 35" x 48" (my personal favorite size as it can be both a fabulous scarf in winter, and a light shawl in warmer months). Each scarf is absolutely one-of-a-kind as I allow the special alchemy of the dye pots to have a bit more freedom than I do when I dye yarn.

It's amazing how warm these lightweight scarves are. I love nothing better than to wrap one around my neck and pin it closed; it's so soft and comforting, and warm! My favorite way to keep warm during the winter.

Scarves are either 100% Silk, or 60% Silk - 40% Wool, shown in individual product descriptions.

This page is for shop updates of Lucky Pots, one-of-a-kind, non-repeating colors, limited edition Subscriber Color Inspirations, and other special shop updates.

Lucky Pots are ready to ship, and once they're gone, they're gone! These colors are me playing with dyes and color, not writing down what I do - just getting creative and having fun! 

Dyed-to-Order updates found on this page, including Limited Edition Subscriber Color Inspirations, are dyed once the listings close and typically take four weeks to ship.

Subscriber Color Inspirations are special, limited editions colors based on photos send to me each month by my newsletter subscribers. I choose one to inspire a set of special colors, and then for a limited time after these colors debut, dyed-to-order listings will be open to order as many skeins of each as you'd like. 

If you'd like to play along, subscribe to my newsletter at the top of my home page, or the drop down menu on mobile devices, and send me a photo that inspires you ~ if I pick your photo, you'll get a free skein of your special color on the yarn base I dye it on!

Sunna is 3-ply, fingering weight 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk.

This beautiful yarn is a dense fingering weight. It's versatile and works well for socks, fingerless gloves, sweaters and other projects on US Size 1-4 needles, and for lace and looser gauge items on US Size 4-7.

Each skein is 4 ounces (110g) and 350 yards (320m) and knits at approximately 18-32 stitches over 4 inches.

Sunna (pronounced SOO-nah) is named for the Scandinavian goddess of the sun and spinning. This luxurious yarn is perfect for just about any project: scarves, shawls, hats, cowls, mitts, vests, sweaters and special socks to pamper your feet.

Sunna is the fingering weight version of Birte (DK), Verdande (worsted), and Nona (heavy laceweight, with a higher luxury fiber content).
Verdande is 4-ply, worsted weight 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% bombyx silk.

220 yards per 4 ounce / 110 gram skein.

Gauge: 18-20 stitches / 4 inches on US 6-7

Verdande (pronounced VAHR-ah-nay) is one of the Norse Fates. She is the Fate associated with the present while her older sister, Urd, is associated with the past and her younger sister, Skuld, is associated with possible futures. More often in Norse mythology they are associated with what was, what is and what could come to be. Most current mythologists agree that Urd means Fate (or those actions that have already taken place); Verdandi means Becoming (or those actions in the process of taking place); and Skuld means Necessity (or those necessary actions that drive the whole process).

Verdande is the worsted weight version of Sunna (fingering), Birte (dk), and Nona (which has a higher luxury fiber content). It is a beautiful 4-ply yarn which works well in a multitude of projects ~ lace, cables, stockinette, colorwork.
Zaftig is 100% 20.5 micron Fine Merino, super smooth and soft. It takes color like a dream.

Soft singles, super bulky.

5.29 ounces (150g), 90 yards (82m) per skein.

8-10 stitches / 4 inches on US Needle Size 13-19.
Zalti is 100% Targhee wool (NOT superwash!). This is a 100% raised and made in the U.S. product!

210g / approximately 600 yards, Gauge: 14 to 18 stitches over 4 inches (on US 6 - 9 needles)

This yarn is has a wonderful hand with a definite "wooly" feel (may not be next-to-skin soft for those very sensitive to wool). It's fantastic for sweaters, cowls, scarves, hats and mittens and works wonderfully in garter, stockinette, cables and other stitchwork.

Zalti is a variation of the name for Frau Saelde, who was a folk goddess in southern German-speaking lands. Frau Saelde possessed a wheel and an abundance-bearing horn. Many variants of Frau Saelde's name are known—Selten, Zälti, fraw Selga—from Switzerland to Austria. Witch trial transcripts have her leading witches and spirits who roamed the skies on the Ember Nights, a time pregnant with possibilities and omens of the coming year. Tyroleans said that frau Selga could be seen riding at the head of the nightly host.