Once the plentiful staple support of the American Plains Indians, in 1885 there were fewer than 1,000 American Buffalo (or “bison,” the scientific name). Due to the efforts of dedicated ranchers and environmentalists, buffalo have made a comeback in the past 125 years so that the wonderful down is now available for spinning. With a combination of painstaking dehairing to remove the guard hairs and “hands on” processing makes Buffalo Gold yarns distinctly different from other bison down products on the market today.
New to the shelves this fall is Buffalo Gold Moon and Moon-Lite. Moon, a 4-ply twist DK weight, is a blend of 75% eco- friendly Tencel and 25% American Bison down, offers knitters a soft heathery color palette in 10 hand dyed multi-toned shades of 170 yards/50 grams per skein. Moon-Lite, a 2-ply twist lace weight, is also a blend of 75% eco- friendly Tencel and 25% American Bison down and available in 10 hand dyed multi-toned shades at 330 yards (50 grams) per skein.
This new line of s super soft and luxurious yarn is the most affordable Buffalo Gold yet and is perfect for scarves, shawls, shawlettes and anything else that touches your skin. Both of these new yarns are truly a pure joy to knit with and offer a wonderful drape to any garment created.