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LOOWIT Targhee worsted yarn

      Part of the Cascadia color series, Loowit blends the blues of sky and water, the greens of the forests that surround her, the smoldering grays of clouds and smoke that billow from her caldera, and the snow that crowns her.
    {Also in the series are Lichen, Tahoma, Mountains Majesty, and Wild Blue Yonder as seen in the last photo}
  • 100% grown and spun American Targhee wool
  • worsted weight, 280 yards per 4 ounces
  • hand wash or felt
LOOKING SOUTHEAST ALONG THE LOOWIT TRAIL. PHOTO BY REGINA ROBINSON


Loowit, located just 50 miles Northeast of Portland and otherwise known as Mt. St. Helens. Featured in the mythology and lore of many local peoples, this mountain has long been tied to her many eruptions over time.  Historically, Mount St. Helens is one of the most active volcanoes in the Cascade range, though still considered dormant by most standards.

Many of these names come from the living memory of those who experienced earlier eruptions first hand , thus coining a name which meant "smoking" or "fire" mountain.  The origin of the word "Loowit" likely comes from longer names given to the mountain by people living nearby.  The Puyallup tribes called the mountain "Loowitlatkla," meaning literally "Lady of Fire," the Klickitats called the mountain "Louwala-Clough," and the Cowlitz tribes called it "Lavelatla," which means "smoking mountain." 

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