Rockin' Stockin's Farm
Rockin’ Stockin’s Farm, near Tofield, AB, in Treaty 6 territory, is home to a tiny flock of cherished pet Shetland sheep and two spunky Alpacas. Their farmer Suzanne knows each sheep by name, and finds peace and serenity hanging out with her sheep after a hard day at work.
Shetland wool is known for its wide variety of natural colours, and for its surprising softness and durability. Despite its rustic look and feel, it is not itchy, and is comfortable to wear. Because of its natural drape and lightness, Shetland yarn is excellent for lace projects and Fair Isle colour work.
Because Shetland is denser and less lofty than other fibres, our Shetland yarns come out a slightly lighter weight than other breeds. You’ll find the fibre from this farm in our Heritage Lace Shetland, Harvest DK Shetland, and Harvest DK Alpaca/Shetland blend.
To honour the rich history of Shetland wool, we use the following traditional Shetland colour names for our yarns:
Moorit: browns, ranging from fawn to dark red-browns.
Mioget: lightest brown, with warm overtones.
Musket: light, greyish brown; mixed light and brown fibres.
Shaela: dark steely grey