This is our second spin of a Targhee three-ply sock yarn. Pretty fine for our sock yarns, it still has lots of cushion for light weight hiking socks or a nice three season walking sock. Nylon has been blended in with the wool for increased strength and long lived sock; the yarn is a bit slubby. Even though it was designed specifically for socks, it also works beautifully for lightweight shawls.
design: 3-ply, semi-worsted spun; yarn is a little bit slubby size: fingering weight, 15-16 wpi suggested needles: 2.5 to 3 (US) for socks length: approximately 295 yards/270 meters (yes, it is enough for a women's large pair of socks) weight: 4.3 oz./ 122 grams gauge: 8 sts. per inch on sizes 2 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned. If you knit them firm, they can probably be washed in the machine (I do).
fiber source: hand selected fleeces from What Next? Farm in York, Pennsylvania fibercontent: 80% Targhee wool, 20% nylon Targhee is a Fine wool, soft and elastic. The breed was developed in Idaho in 1926, one of the newest in America. Most of the Targhee sheep are in the western range lands in large flocks, they is an unusual breed in the Eastern US.
preparation: the fleece has been scoured, picked and run through a large carder at one of many small mills we work with here in the mid-Atlantic and other areas of the US. Carded roving has fibers going in many directions, loosely organized. Appropriate for woolen or semi-worsted spinning techniques. Pin drafted roving has had an additional run through moving "pins" that align the fibers more parallel. Combed top is made at a medium size mill. The combed white Merino has neps and is marked below cost.
4 oz /113 grams bag (exceptions noted in the name)
Opalescent and bouncy, Coopworth Sport Yarn is a true worsted spun yarn that is easy to like. The round, 3 ply structure makes an excellent knitting yarn with great stitch definition. Lovely for sweaters, shawls, cowls, dressy hats and mittens. Felts well, make a great Downton Abby style cloche.
-design: 3 ply round yarn, worsted spun with low twist in the singles and in plying to create a soft, drapey yarn. The long, strong fibers give this light weight, soft yarn surprising strength. -size: sport, approximately 17 wraps per inch and 1600 yards per pound -suggested needles: 2-4 (US) for firm fabric or larger for softer, drapier fabric -length: approximately 340 yards/310 meters -weight: 3.5 oz./ 100 grams gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch on size 3 (US) -care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
-fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Over the Grass Farm in The Plains, Virginia -fiber content: 100% Coopworth wool.
Coopworth is a Longwool breed created by crossing Romney and Border Leicester sheep. The breed standard focuses on production not the way the sheep looks, so some Coopworth look more like Romney and some have the clean head and roman noses of Border Leicester. Creamy white, strong fiber with an opalescence that dyes beautifully.