Tunis is a Medium wool suited to many different projects and so is this yarn. A worsted weight, woolen spun, three-ply has great stitch definition. Especially good for cables, choose it for warm hats, mittens, cowls and scarves. Great sweater yarn (or vests, or ponchos or...)! Dyed with natural dyes, this very small batch of less than 200 skeins is completely dyed. This is all there is folks. Hope to do another spin in 2020 or 2021.
design: three-ply, woolen spun size: worsted weight, 9 wpi suggestedneedles: 6 to 8 (US) length: approximately 175 yards/160 meters weight: 4 oz./113 grams gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch on sizes 7 (US)
dyeing: natural dyed, some colors can fade in light especially yellows and greens. Protect from light especially with label on. After making something with the yarn, it can fade naturally
care: hand wash in room temperature water with wool wash plus 1 Tbs. vinegar per gallon of water. Let soak at least an hour, rinse in same temperature water plus vinegar
fibersource: hand selected fleeces from Beaucaire Farm in Purcellville, Virginia and Three Sheep in Barboursville, Virginia fibercontent: 100% Tunis wool. Brought into America during colonial times (George Washington had a Tunis ram), Tunis is well adapted to the humid mid-Atlantic region. They are a very beautiful sheep; the lambs are born all cinnamon color (red in the sheep world) and as they grow up, their fleece turns white while they maintain red faces and legs. The wool is Medium: medium soft, medium length and is a very versatile wool.
This two-ply, woolen spun yarn is very versatile, light and soft. We’ve added 10% nylon to improve washability. Great for baby things or light weight knitting. We have experimented with machine washing on regular AND drying in the dryer and finished project will shrink about 10% in one direction (length) and not much in the other direction. Finished items get softer, but lose a little stitch definition.
design: 2-ply, woolen spun, very even yarn size: sport weight, 14 wpi, 1300 yds per pound suggestedneedles: 2.5 to 6 (US) length: small skein approximately 120 yards/106 meters large skein approximately 240 yards/219 weight: small skein approximately 1.5 oz./ 44 grams large skein approximately 3.1 oz/87 grams gauge: 6 stitches per inch on size 4 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned. Can machine wash and dry with some shrinkage.
fibersource: hand selected fleeces from Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore fibercontent: 90% Montadale wool. 10% nylon Montadale is a modern US breed developed in the 1930's in the mid-west from Cheviot rams with Columbia ewes. These sheep are raised for both meat and their exceptionally white wool which is in the "medium" range. Medium is right in the middle of all the types of wool and makes an excellent knitting yarn that is fairly soft but still fairly strong.