I'm so excited about these beautiful yarns from Mirasol.
First, you need to know the story about the Mirasol Project. The proceeds from the yarn sales go to a foundation that runs a boarding school for the children of alpaca shepherds.
Lachiwa is 60% pima cotton, 40% linen, providing the luscious softness of pima cotton and the drape and durability of linen. The colors are the subdued shades of spring. "Lachiwa" means honey in Quechan. 123 yds in a 50g hank means this is a DK weight yarn, and it is $7 per hank.
Wach'i is Quechan for "sun rays." The yarn is 85% pima cotton and 15% silk. The colors are intense, lustrous jewel tones. There are 116 yds in a 50g hank, (worsted weight) and the cost is also $7.
Mirasol has also produced some great little booklets at $10 each. There is one for kids and men, using Lachiwa. Another for babies & toddlers using Wach'i. There are a couple more for women, one that's exclusively cardigans and the other with a variety of sweater patterns.
Fiesta Yarns has custom-dyed some fingering weight yarn for these great little neckwarmer kits. You get 100g of yarn and a pattern. And the custom dye jobs? Why school colors, of course. Choose from Wichita State, Kansas State, or University of Kansas colors.
The neckwarmer is a little scarflette - you pull one end through the other - very clever.