Its Soft... Bison down has a remarkable I-want-to-be-next-to-the-skin feel. This solid core smooth protein has a micron count of about 15, comparable to good cashmere. Squeeze a skein. No prickle, scratch, or itch. Just soft and cozy.
Its Warm... Have you ever seen a buffalo in the snow? The crimpy down creates thousands of tiny air pockets all insulating you as no other fiber. Need something not quite so warm? Try one of our blended yarns.
Its Lightweight. The fine down is light weight but durable. It Lasts and Lasts and Lasts From laceweight to our heavier sport yarns, they only gets softer with wear. Bison down yarns bloom a bit, creating this beautiful halo. Bison down is perfect for knitting an heirloom quality piece. But please, use your creation every chance you get. It was meant to be used.
Its Tough... Our American bison down yarns are Buffalo Tough.
Bison down is also:
Hypo-Allergenic No known allergies to the fiber.
Water-wicking- Bison down has a moisture regain of about 30%, keeping you warm and comfortable even when wet.
Easy Care- Because its not hollow or have barbs like wool, it doesnt shrink. Craft to size and it will stay that way.
Our ready to wear garments can be machine washed and dried.
Did we mention soft?
A little more about bison in general...
Care of Bison: Bison fiber if bison tough, pure bison can be machine washed in warm water and dryed in the dryer on gentle cycle. Machine washing will create a soft halo to your garment. Should you choose not to create the soft halo effect hand wash and lay flat dry.