Welcome to the Outfitter Tour! We're outfitting you with new colorways and suggested patterns, as we explore wild places across the country with you. Whether you want to knit or crochet, we have you covered!
Stop 7 Montana
Montana is known for its rich diversity of wildlife, and its hotbed of fossils. Here the Rocky Mountains narrow, bringing together a rare dazzling assortment of creatures from the Pacific Coast, the Great Plains, and northern Canada. To the north, Glacier National Park protects 1 million acres of this special place and also a rare Triple Divide, where water flows out to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Hudson Bay.
A portion of Yellowstone also extends into Montana, the only place where American Bison have roamed free continuously since prehistoric times. In 2012 after nearly a century of absence, Assiniboine and Sioux tribes finally welcomed some of these native Buffalo back to their lands in North Eastern Montana, reviving both the ecosystem and cultural heritage. Bison were hunted from 30 million to only 1000 individuals near extinction as Euro American settlers infiltrated the west and the US Army launched a campaign to kill bison in a strategic effort to control the Native American tribes that relied on them. A newer program has also started diverting Yellowstone buffalo that would have gone to slaughter for population control, and sending them to protected tribal lands instead. These gains were hard won after years of political battles. Help protect buffalo by asking your legislators to protect the Endangered Species Act.
Montana has also been a source of amazing discovery, helping to change our understanding of life on earth. In the 1850's the first named dinosaur fossils were discovered here, where they were received by the public with a lot of awe, but also skepticism and fear. The first T Rex fossil in the world was discovered here in 1902. And later in 1988, a woman on family camping trip discovered one of the most complete T Rex fossils ever found.
Book Recommendation: Michael Crichton fans may enjoy his page-turning historical fiction novel, Dragon Teeth, where readers are transported back to these landscapes during the wild fossil hunting era of the 1870's.
For this preorder, one single colorway will be created based on the inspiration photo below...
**The inspiration photo (NOT the featured patterns) reflects what the colorway will be.Patterns are NOT included.**
Choose the yarn base of your choice. Single skeins are $1.50 off retail price.
Our inspiration photo guides us in creating new colorways and selecting patterns. Preorders are open until mid-month. Preorder pricing is discounted from our standard retail prices. If colorways are popular, we might stock them at regular retail price after the preorder.
We dye the yarn, then post the colorways before your preorders ship. If you don't love it, exchange your preorder for store credit before it even ships out! More happiness- zero waste!
Current preorder schedule:
Preorder available until the 17th.
Colorway created, and its photo posted towards end of month.
Preorders ship near end of month.
Please know the colorway will be an interpretation of the photo, and not color-matched!
We useminimal packaging, and 100% recycled & biodegradable mailers, in an ongoing effort to reduce waste and single-use plastic.
Processing time! For in-stock items, we'll get your order in the mail within 3 business days.
Shipping time! At checkout, choose between: USPS first class shipping (2-5 days) & USPS priority mail (1-3 days)
Shipping Cost is based on weight and is calculated at checkout.
Canada: Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel.
We want you to be happy! Maybe the color isn't the perfect match for your project, or it's just not what you envisioned. Return your purchase for any reason, just return it in unused condition within 2 weeks for a full refund!
Color accuracy! Please know we do our best to accurately represent colors both with photos and written descriptions. Colorways may vary by dye lot due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, and also due to your screen display settings.
Color accuracy!We do our best to accurately represent colors both with photos and written descriptions. Colorways vary by skein & dye lot due to the nature of hand-dyed yarn, and also by screen display settings.