Quince & Co Chickadee Organic Heathers
Chickadee is a bouncy, lofty, fun sport weight. As a woollen spun yarn, it is more rounded than others and gives it a really fascinating texture with superb stitch definition.
50g / 166m per skein
5ply / Sport
Hand wash / lay flat to dry
6.5 sts /inch on size U3.25 mm /US 3 needles
6 sts / inch on size 3.75 mm / US 5 needles
Its three plies, spun from soft organic wool, are twisted together firmly enough to be sturdy, yet gently enough to be soft and cushiony.
For their Organic Heathers, Quince & Co chose to use GOTS-certified Organic Wool. GOTS is the most comprehensive organic textile certification available. GOTS certification importantly ensures three mutually reinforcing categories of responsibility:
The sheep are raised in a humane manner aligning with organic farming standards. Mulesing is not allowed.
Fair labor practices that ensure respect for the farmers and others that participate in the process from sheep to finished fiber.
Protection of the environment, ensuring that no harmful chemicals, no heavy metals, formaldehydes, fluorocarbons, chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used at any point from ranch to production facility.