Merino/Rambouillet sheep are commonly found in the Western U.S. for their adaptability to semi-arid range conditions. They are large, rugged, gregarious animals known for their high-quality, dense, fine fleece.
Particular wool characteristics feature a bounce and elasticity without compromising softness. The matte surface beautifully exhibits natural dyes. And because it's non-superwash, there's a high fiber memory retention. The fibers rub against each other and attach ever so slightly in what is known as a fulling effect making it an excellent insulator.
Project Recommendations: Hats, mittens, socks, baby items, color work, and lightweight sweaters
• 3-ply Sport
• Wraps per inch - 14
• Length - 156yd / 142m - 50g / 1.7oz
• Stitch gauge - 23-26 sts = 4" (10cm)
• Recommended needle size - US 3-5 (3.25-3.75mm)
• Grown and milled in the U.S.
• Sheep are certified under the RWS (Responsible Wool Standard)
• Non-Superwash, free of chlorinated compounds and polyamides
• 20-21 Microns means it's soft and perfect for close-to-skin wearable layers
Peacock. Dye material used: Indigo over-dyed with Fustic wood
Although the utmost care is taken to ensure the colors are consistent from batch to batch, no two are ever the same. We suggest purchasing enough yarn at once to complete your entire project. Alternate skeins to avoid color pooling.
Indigo may rub on hands while working the fiber. This is called crocking. Indigo is unlike other natural colors in that it embeds itself into the fiber instead of chemically bonding to it. Any pressure applied will aid in crocking, but the excess indigo will wear off after knitting or crocheting and washing. Using metal needles instead of wood or bamboo will prevent staining tools.
Hand wash in cold water with wool wash—dry flat.