Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn

Yarn line #280

Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn description:

Swans Island has been hand weaving and naturally dyeing the finest wool blankets and throws here on the coast of Maine for over 15 years. We are very excited to offer their range of certified organic merino knitting yarns in fingering and worsted weights.

The colors are all derived from natural dyes or directly from the fleece. The dyes are natural and the dyeing is done in small batches at the Swans Island Studio.

The beauty of Swans Island yarns comes from the careful attention given to each skein. Their yarns are handled gently through all steps of the creative process resulting in yarns that are creamy soft and a joy to use. Let these buttery soft, eco-friendly yarns help you to Create luxurious heirlooms that are functional, beautiful and great to use.

The super–soft organic Merino Fiber is brought to Maine from South America, and carefully spun by Jagger Brothers of Springvale, Maine before heading to Swans Island Studio for an eco-friendly bath in sumptuous color.

Colors shown in fingering weight Item 279. All colors available in both sizes.


•Handwash, lay flat to dry.

  • Pricing 100 g hank:
  • Mix colors for discounts!
  • $32.00, 1+
  • • $28.75, 8+
  • • $23.00, 20+
Select color (old#) , vendor #:

Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn details:
Fiber content: 100% Certified Organic Merino. Gauge is K: 4.5- 5 stitches/in on 7- 9 • C: 2.75-2.5 stitches/in on sz I-9 to K-10.5. Yardage: 1120 yards/lb. ( 250 yards/100 g hank. ) Medium yarn, standard yarn weight 4. Wraps/inch (wpi) 12. Weaving tabby sett 8. Weaving twill sett 10.

Feel & see with a yarn sample card: Organic Merino Wools Sample Card for 3.50/ea.

enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0110
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0110
vendor color: YW 211 Natural
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0240
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0240
vendor color: YW 237 Oyster
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0200
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0200
vendor color: YW 220 Winterberry
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0010
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0010
vendor color: YW 201 Garnet
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0040
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0040
vendor color: YW 204 BeetRoot
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0220
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0220
vendor color: YW 222 Fig
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0260
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0260
vendor color: YW 245 Lupine
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0170
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0170
vendor color: YW 217 VintageLilac
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0060
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0060
vendor color: YW 206 SkyBlue
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0070
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0070
vendor color: YW 207 Indigo
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0130
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0130
vendor color: YW 213 Charcoal
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0050
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0050
vendor color: YW 205 Teal
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0230
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0230
vendor color: YW 223 Tarragon
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0120
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0120
vendor color: YW 224 Bittersweet
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0210
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0210
vendor color: YW 221 Seasmoke
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0100
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0100
vendor color: YW 210 Oatmeal
enlarge image for detail linkMedium 100% Certified Organic Merino Yarn:  color 0180
colorwheel icon, find matching and complimentary colors
our color: 0180
vendor color: YW 218 Logwood
 
yarn tassel for Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn 280

Tassel photo

 
 

We love Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn in these patterns:


Knitting patterns Swans Island Timberline Hat
Add

Swans Island Timberline Hat

The Timberline hat has a wonderful allover cable texture that resembles the lines of evergreen trees gr... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Seville Cardigan/Jacket- three gauges
Add

Seville Cardigan/Jacket- three gauges

A simple open-front, v-necked cardigan jacket. The edges of the jacket and sleeves are trimmed with a ca... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Swans Island Ava Cowl - pattern download
Add

Swans Island Ava Cowl - pattern download

The hourglass texture of the Ava cowl gives a nod to the Art Deco era. Warm your neck on a chilly day or in... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Entwined Cowl - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Entwined Cowl - Pattern Download

Intricate intertwined cable cowl is reversible and sure to warm you on cold winter days. You'll get lo... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Finest Kind Baby Blanket - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Finest Kind Baby Blanket - Pattern Download

There is no finer way to wrap a baby than in a classic, incredibly soft, baby blanket knit with 100% or... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Bienvenue Women's Pullover - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Bienvenue Women's Pullover - Pattern Download

Classic, clean style will become your favorite "go to" sweater. Knit in the round in basic st... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Sullivan Street Cardigan
Add

Swans Island Sullivan Street Cardigan

Oversize comfort with a touch of urban edge, oversized cardi is great for a late brunch or lounging at ho... →more
$8.00

Knitting patterns Kimono Cardigan
Add

Kimono Cardigan

Worked in one piece, this easy to knit cardigan is ideal for knitters who can knit and purl and are ready to... →more
$6.95

Knitting patterns Swans Island Swans Island Anna Cowl
Add

Swans Island Swans Island Anna Cowl

Lovely lace scalloped edge cowl combines femininity with garter ridges. Double up for a cozy neck wa... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Madison Cardigan
Add

Madison Cardigan

The highlights of this jacket style cardigan include alternating rib pattern in the bodice and upper po... →more
$6.95

Knitting patterns Clearance - Reverse Rib Pullover
Add

Clearance - Reverse Rib Pullover

Knit this reverse rib pullover in your favorite yarn. ...more
$2.50

Knitting patterns Broken Rib Cowl (Ravelry)
Add

Broken Rib Cowl (Ravelry)

A simple to knit cowl, great for taking a step past simple garter stitch. Shown in Rios, for incredible so... →more
$0.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Spruce Head Hat
Add

Swans Island Spruce Head Hat

Latticework cable makes this hat a fun one to knit out of luxurious Swans Island yarn. ...more
$5.00

Knitting patterns SALE Yoke Cardigan
Add

SALE Yoke Cardigan

Three button cardigan knit in worsted weight yarn. ...more
$2.50

Knitting patterns Swans Island Full Harvest Scarf
Add

Swans Island Full Harvest Scarf

Just enough to take the edge off cooler weather the Full Harvest Scarf offers warmth and classic style for ev... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Cassidy Hooded Cardigan
Add

Cassidy Hooded Cardigan

Gorgeous modern lines blend with traditional curvaceous cables! Chic Knits Cassidy features low bulk easy ca... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Mabel's Closet Autumn Frock and Stripe Hat - Pattern download
Add

Mabel's Closet Autumn Frock and Stripe Hat - Pattern download

Simple and sweet dress to keep your little one warm and toasty. Matching stripe hat makes it quite the fe... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Shell Lace Scarf
Add

Shell Lace Scarf

Easy lace and Gemstone Silk get together to create a soft and luxurious scarf to dress up any outfit. Pe... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Bijoux Blouse
Add

Bijoux Blouse

An easy fit tunic style pullover has garter stitch edgings, a scooped neck, and drop shoulders. The looser sh... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Upside Down Sweater
Add

Upside Down Sweater

This is a surprise sweater to be sure. One size fits most figures and it truly can be worn upside down or ri... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Kimono Stockinette Stitch with Garter Border
Add

Kimono Stockinette Stitch with Garter Border

Easy to make and comfortable kimono to wear. ...more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Eleanor Cardigan
Add

Swans Island Eleanor Cardigan

Simple seamless cardigan featuring an all-over fun-to-knit smoked texture pattern. The contrast of ribbed sl... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Full Harvest Scarf - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Full Harvest Scarf - Pattern Download

Just enough to take the edge off cooler weather the Full Harvest Scarf offers warmth and classic style for ev... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Fiber Trends - Simply Seed Jacket
Add

Fiber Trends - Simply Seed Jacket

Simplicity is the key to success with this fast jacket and seed stitch is the answer! Double stranding al... →more
$5.50

Knitting patterns Simply Beautiful Cowl  and Mitts
Add

Simply Beautiful Cowl and Mitts

Seed stitch cowl and mitt set knit in luxurious Swans Island worsted yarn. Perfect on those cool autumn an... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Winter Butterflies
Add

Winter Butterflies

Beautiful butterfly cable pattern on the front, back and sleeves with raglan shaping and a wide ribbed ne... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Sugar Maple Cowl Harrisville Designs
Add

Sugar Maple Cowl Harrisville Designs

A cabled cowl reminiscent of the branches of the sugar maple tree. An Autumn classic. ...more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Charlotte Cardigan
Add

Swans Island Charlotte Cardigan

Whether you dress it up with a strand of pearls or down with a pair of jeans, the Charlotte Cardigan is a cl... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Turtleneck Cowl
Add

Turtleneck Cowl

Cowl is knit straight and then uses a shawl pin to make cowl. Between rows 10 and 11 there is a short row. St... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Brynn Hat - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Brynn Hat - Pattern Download

Boho-chic Brynn hat can be worn slouchy or snug depending on your mood or temperature. ...more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Timberline Hat - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Timberline Hat - Pattern Download

The Timberline hat has a wonderful allover cable texture that resembles the lines of evergreen trees gr... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Natalie Cardigan - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Natalie Cardigan - Pattern Download

Twisted rib construction in this wardrobe staple creates a gentle shawl collar which is worked as you go le... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Vanessa V-Neck Pullover - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Vanessa V-Neck Pullover - Pattern Download

Stockinette stitch knitting, a simple v-neck and set in sleeves are the hallmarks of this wardrobe wo... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Eleanor Cardigan - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Eleanor Cardigan - Pattern Download

Simple seamless cardigan featuring an all-over fun-to-knit smoked texture pattern. The contrast of ribbed sl... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Charlotte Cardigan - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Charlotte Cardigan - Pattern Download

Whether you dress it up with a strand of pearls or down with a pair of jeans, the Charlotte Cardigan is a cl... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Mabel's Closet Autumn Frock and Stripe Hat
Add

Mabel's Closet Autumn Frock and Stripe Hat

Simple and sweet dress to keep your little one warm and toasty. Matching stripe hat makes it quite the fe... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Entwined Cowl
Add

Swans Island Entwined Cowl

Intricate intertwined cable cowl is reversible and sure to warm you on cold winter days. You'll get lo... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Brynn Hat
Add

Swans Island Brynn Hat

Boho-chic Brynn hat can be worn slouchy or snug depending on your mood or temperature. ...more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Ava Cowl
Add

Swans Island Ava Cowl

The hourglass texture of the Ava cowl gives a nod to the Art Deco era. Warm your neck on a chilly day or in... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Vanessa V-Neck Pullover
Add

Swans Island Vanessa V-Neck Pullover

Stockinette stitch knitting, a simple v-neck and set in sleeves are the hallmarks of this wardrobe wo... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Bienvenue Women's Pullover
Add

Swans Island Bienvenue Women's Pullover

Classic, clean style will become your favorite "go to" sweater. Knit in the round in basic st... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Natalie Cardigan
Add

Swans Island Natalie Cardigan

A classic one-button cardigan perfect in your favorite worsted weight yarn. The twisted rib construction in... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Multi Stripe Slouch Hat for the Family
Add

Multi Stripe Slouch Hat for the Family

Popular slouch style hat to knit for the whole family. Be right in style and also stay warm. ...more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Blackberry Mitts - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Blackberry Mitts - Pattern Download

Whether texting a friend, checking your email, or picking berries for your favorite dessert, Blackberry mi... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Simply Beautiful Cowl  and Mitts Pattern Download
Add

Simply Beautiful Cowl and Mitts Pattern Download

Seed stitch cowl and mitt set knit in luxurious Swans Island worsted yarn. Perfect on those cool autumn an... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Shell Lace Scarf - Pattern download
Add

Shell Lace Scarf - Pattern download

Easy lace and Urban Silk get together to create a soft and luxurious scarf to dress up any outfit. Perfect fo... →more
$4.95

Knitting patterns Top Down Trapeze Pullover by Pure and Simple
Add

Top Down Trapeze Pullover by Pure and Simple

Comfortable to wear and easy to knit top down pullover knit in dk or light worsted yarn. This is a loose ga... →more
$5.95

Knitting patterns Swans Island Katherine Pullover
Add

Swans Island Katherine Pullover

Not your ordinary v-neck, this sweater has shaping at the princess seams to create an hourglass si... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Big Bold Cable Scarf - Fiber Trends
Add

Big Bold Cable Scarf - Fiber Trends

A big bold cable cascades through the center of this reversible scarf. The slip knit edge plays a dual ro... →more
$5.50

Knitting patterns Swans Island Wishbone Mittens
Add

Swans Island Wishbone Mittens

These charming mittens have a vintage flair and the rib stitch has subtle shaping at the wrist to ensure a sn... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Magnolia Wrap
Add

Magnolia Wrap

Stay warm in style with this beautifully patterned wrap. Directions are given to knit as a scarf if de... →more
$6.95

Knitting patterns Scarf/Hood and Wrist Warmers by Knitting Pure and Simple
Add

Scarf/Hood and Wrist Warmers by Knitting Pure and Simple

Wear it as a cowl or pull it up and wear hooded. This easy adaptable pattern has it all. Knit at a loose to... →more
$5.95

Knitting patterns Swans Island Finest Kind Baby Blanket
Add

Swans Island Finest Kind Baby Blanket

There is no finer way to wrap a baby than in a classic, incredibly soft, baby blanket knit with 100% or... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Blackberry Mitts
Add

Swans Island Blackberry Mitts

Whether texting a friend, checking your email, or picking berries for your favorite dessert, Blackberry mi... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Beanie Cap -Free with purchase of Swans Island Yarn
Add

Swans Island Beanie Cap -Free with purchase of Swans Island Yarn

This cap has a classic shape that looks good on anyone. Make it in a larger size for a bit of slouch at th... →more
$0.00

Knitting patterns Reversible Afghan
Add

Reversible Afghan

This easy to knit pattern is worked in one piece with no seams or stitches to pick up. Instructions for th... →more
$6.95

Knitting patterns Mondo Cable Cardi Cardigan
Add

Mondo Cable Cardi Cardigan

Mod fashion, bold moves... Perfect for a work wardrobe as a jacket or paired with casual tops for everyday co... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Basic Chic Pulli
Add

Basic Chic Pulli

Chic and easy... With figure flattering shaping and ribbed accents, this pullover is the perfect wardrobe st... →more
$6.00

Knitting patterns Swans Island Anna Cowl - Pattern Download
Add

Swans Island Anna Cowl - Pattern Download

Lovely lace scalloped edge cowl combines femininity with garter ridges. Double up for a cozy neck wa... →more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Patterned Kimono Jacket
Add

Patterned Kimono Jacket

Stylish and easy kimono jacket to knit. ...more
$5.00

Knitting patterns Neck Down Cowl Collar Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple
Add

Neck Down Cowl Collar Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple

Comfortable and stylish, you will want to make one in cotton and in wool. ...more
$5.95

Knitting patterns Tropical Tee
Add

Tropical Tee

This is a simple but elegant, capped sleeve pullover. Pick your favorite worsted or bulky yarn. It is a pe... →more
$4.90

Knitting patterns Summer Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple
Add

Summer Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple

This is a basic short-sleeved cardigan sweater knit from the neck down with delicate lacey raglan de... →more
$5.95

Knitting patterns Village Vest
Add

Village Vest

Shawl collared cardigan vest for someone who needs a little more warmth than a regular vest provides.The bo... →more
$4.50


Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn is wonderful in these book based projects:

product image for item number 59920540Book name: No-Sew Knits
Dreamy Pullover, on pg. 14.
Materials needed: Knitting needles 16" & 32" circular size 7, double point size 7, stitch markers, holder (or waste yarn), tapestry needle..
Yarn used: Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn.
product image for item number 59260300Book name: New American Knits
Remington Cardigan, on pg. 79.
Materials needed: Knitting needles 24" circular and double point size 6 and 4(for edging), stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, 6 5/8" buttons..
Yarn used: Swans Island Worsted.
product image for item number 59081831Book name: Botanical Knits
Wrapped in Leaves, on pg. 96.
Materials needed: Knitting needles size 7 32" circular and straight, stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Yarn used: Swans Island Worsted Organic Merino Wool Yarn.
 
 
 
link to facebook page for Halcyon Yarn
link to twitter page for Halcyon Yarn
link to pintrest page for Halcyon Yarn