Peace Fleece Wool Yarn

Peace Fleece is not your typical yarn company!

Its office is a sheep farm in Maine, a crowded family apartment in Moscow, or the back of a pickup somewhere between Tel Aviv and Jericho. Peter Hagerty and his wife Marty Tracy started buying wool from the Soviet Union back in 1985 in hopes that through trade they could help lessen the threat of nuclear war. Since then, they have purchased wool from shepherds in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Israel and the West Bank as well as Montana, Ohio, Texas and Maine. By working with people who tend livestock every day, Peace Fleece hopes to find a common ground that can slowly lead to mutual understanding and economic interdependence.

Camilla Valley Farm is pleased to be able to offer products from Peace Fleece to our customers. This includes their beautiful blended wool yarn, their handpainted knitting needles and kits of their wonderful sweater designs!

The Wool

Peace Fleece produces a Worsted weight 2-ply yarn of American and Russian wool blended with Mohair (70% Wool, 30% Mohair) in 38 beautiful colours. There are approximately 200 yards (180m) in every 4 ounce (114g) skein of the wool which knits up 4 stitches to 1 inch (2.5cm) on 5mm (US Size 8) needles. The yarn, with washing and use, develops a "soft glowing halo" from the mohair.

  • Baku Black (PF-01)
  • Father's Gray (PF-03)
  • Siberian Midnight (PF-02)
  • Kalinka Malinka (PF-04)
  • Zarya Fog (PF-05)
  • Grass Roots (PF-06)
  • Tundra (PF-07)
  • Rabbit Grey (PF-08)
  • Negotiation Gray (PF-10)
  • Antarctica White (PF-12)
  • Wild Mustard (PF-13)
  • Chickie Masla (PF-15)
  • Evening Marigold (PF-81)
  • Glastnost Gold (PF-20)
  • Sheplova Mushroom (PF-18)
  • Amaranth (PF-58)
  • Brownie (PF-82)
  • Baba's Sienna (PF-23)
  • Yellow Butterfly (PF-14)
  • Lily Pad (PF-80)
  • Kamchatka Sea Moss (PF-30)
  • Anna's Grasshopper (PF-28)
  • Shaba Green (PF-27)
  • Hemlock Poashja (PF-26)
  • Baikal-Superior Green (PF-25)
  • Patience Blue (PF-52)
  • Baltic Blue (PF-32)
  • Blue Jay (PF-34)
  • Volgassippi Blue(PF-36)
  • Latvian Lavender (PF-40)
  • Mir-Atlantis Periwinkle (PF-41)
  • Porterfield Plum (PF-54)
  • Georgia Rose (PF-70)
  • Mourning Dove (PF-63)
  • Palomino (PF-39)
  • Lauren's Coral (PF-19)
  • Sakhalin Salmon (PF-61)
  • Ukranian Red (PF-60)

Price and Ordering Information

Peace Fleece wool yarn can be ordered in individual skeins or in the sweater kits below that include the required yarn and pattern. If ordering skeins, just use the colour numbers ( ie. PF61, PF35, etc.) when filling in our online order form (see link at bottom of page).

Weight Worsted
Content 70% Wool, 30% Mohair
Gauge 4 stitches to 1 inch (2.5cm)
on 5mm (US Size 8) needles
Size 114 gram (4 ounce) skein
Yardage 180 metres (200 yards)
per skein
Colours 38
Price $14.95 CDN ($11.95 US)

Peace Fleece Sweater Kits

Peace Fleece designers have created a collection of beautiful sweater designs using their worsted weight wool yarn. Size and Pricing information can be found by clicking on the pictures below.

Everyday Cardigan Old Friend Pullover Coup D'Etat Cardigan
Everyday Cardigan Old Friend Pullover Coup D'Etat Cardigan
Drop shoulder, cropped length with an easy knitting style and a hint of a rolled neck A simple, easy sweater to make with flush, crocheted neck and wrist edges A dense handsome sweater designed in Russia
Marty's Favorite Sweater Oversize Raglan Pullover Shepherd's Jacket
Marty's Favorite Sweater Oversize Raglan Pullover Shepherd's Jacket
This two-colour knitting pattern gives a tweed-like woven look. A very warm, jacket-like design! Classic Raglan with a roll neck and roomy fit, perfect for tweed and heather colours. Uses the Mosaic knitting technique using 5 colours ... not hard to do!

Other Kits

In addition to the designs from Peace Fleece, we have created our own collection of Sock Kits and Thrum Mitten Kits using this wonderful yarn.

Knitting Needles

The story behind these handpainted birch knitting needles is a study in international cooperation.

Vadim and Galina Sharikov live in a three room Moscow apartment where they have converted their 6' x 12' sun porch into a small factory where they manufacture and paint wooden knitting needles and buttons. They have been working with Peace Fleece over 12 years, have designed and built their own machinery and are artists in everything they do. The needles, sold in attractive paper sheaths, are milled in Maine and then are finished and painted in Moscow.

Needle Size Ordering Information Price
Metric US UK 6 Inches (15 cm) 10 Inches (25 cm) 14 Inches (36 cm)
3.5 mm Size 4 - - KSTR-PF-3.5s KSTR-PF-3.5 6" and 10"
$12.95 CDN
$10.95 US

$12.95 CDN
$10.95 US
3.75 mm Size 5 Size 9 - KSTR-PF-3.75s KSTR-PF-3.75
4.0 mm Size 6 Size 8 - KSTR-PF-4.0s KSTR-PF-4.0
4.5 mm Size 7 Size 7 - KSTR-PF-4.5s KSTR-PF-4.5
5.0 mm Size 8 Size 6 KSTR-PF-5.0m KSTR-PF-5.0s KSTR-PF-5.0
5.5 mm Size 9 Size 5 - KSTR-PF-5.5s KSTR-PF-5.5
6.0 mm Size 10 Size 4 - KSTR-PF-6.0s KSTR-PF-6.0

Yarn Colour Swatches

Baku Black (PF-01)
Baku Black

Father's Grey (PF-03)
Father's Grey

Siberian Midnight (PF-02)
Siberian Midnight

Kalinka Malinka (PF-04)
Kalinka Malinka

Zarya Fog (PF-05)
Zarya Fog

Grass Roots (PF-06)
Grass Roots

Tundra (PF-07)

Rabbit Grey (PF-08)
Rabbit Grey

Negotiation Gray (PF-10)
Negotiation Gray

Antarctica White (PF-12)
Antarctica White

Wild Mustard (PF-13)
Wild Mustard

Chickie Masla (PF-15)
Chickie Masla

Evening Marigold (PF-81)
Evening Marigold

Glastnost Gold (PF-20)
Glastnost Gold

Sheplova Mushroom (PF-18)
Sheplova Mushroom

Amaranth (PF-58)

Brownie (PF-82)

Baba's Sienna (PF-23)
Baba's Sienna

Yellow Butterfly (PF-14)
Yellow Butterfly

Lily Pad (PF-80)
Lily Pad

Kamchatka Sea Moss (PF-30)
Kamchatka Sea Moss

Anna's Grasshopper (PF-28)
Anna's Grasshopper

Shaba Green (PF-27)
Shaba Green

Hemlock Poashja (PF-26)
Hemlock Poashja

Baikal-Superior Green (PF-25)
Baikal-Superior Green

Patience Blue (PF-52)
Patience Blue

Baltic Blue (PF-32)
Baltic Blue

Blue Jay (PF-34)
Blue Jay

Volgassippi Blue (PF-36)
Volgassippi Blue

Latvian Lavender (PF-40)
Latvian Lavender

Mir-Atlantic Periwinkle (PF-41)
Mir-Atlantic Periwinkle

Porterfield Plum (PF-54)
Porterfield Plum

Georgia Rose (PF-70)
Georgia Rose

Mourning Dove (PF-63)
Mourning Dove

Palomino (PF-39)

Lauren's Coral (PF-19)
Lauren's Coral

Sakhalin Salmon (PF-61)
Sakhalin Salmon

Ukrainian Red (PF-60)
Ukrainian Red

How to Order:
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Last Updated: Thursday October 26th, 2023