Tunis is a Medium wool…perfectly named: it is medium strong, medium soft with a medium staple length. Light, fun yarn that looks like a soft spun single, but is actually two pencil rovings softly twisted together. Not super strong, but easy to knit and wear. Good for hats, scarves, throws, vests etc.
design: double twist, woolen spun size: worsted weight, 12 wpi suggestedneedles: 6 to 8 (US) length: approximately 120 yards/109 meters weight: 2.5 to 2.9 oz./70-82 grams gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch on sizes 7 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
fibersource: hand selected fleeces from Beaucaire Farm in Purcellville, 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 very versatile wool.
Romney is a lustrous Longwool and spinning it with a semi-worsted technique accentuates its shine and silkiness. Available in four natural sheep shades, hand dyed solid or handpainted colors on white or overdyed on light gray or gray base. A strong yarn that will give great stitch definition and drape beautifully. Perfect for jackets & sweaters, throws, hats, scarves, mittens etc.
yarn design: 2-ply, semi-worsted spun. Lustrous and silky size: varies slightly between colors, aran weight, 9 wpi 488 to 600 yds per pound suggested needles: 8 to 11 (US) length: approximately 130 yards/121 meters weight: varies slightly between colors, 4 to 5+ oz./ 113-141 grams gauge: varies between colors, 4-4.2 sts. per inch on sizes 8-9 (US) fiber care: Yarn is pre-washed. Hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
Fiber farms: Weather Lea and Solitude in Loudoun County, Virginia. Fiber content: 100% Romney wool.
a very easy knitting pattern designed by Sue Burke for our Romney yarn, this is perfect when you want some warmth around your neck without the bulk of a longer scarf. It rolls or folds up nicely to tuck into a pocket or bag so it’s especially great for travel. The stitch is sometimes called a "mistake rib," with wide and deep rounded ribs that fold softly at the neck—quick to knit and a very nice gift.
Yarn: one skein Solitude semi-worsted spun Romney, aran weight Sizes: one size fits all Skills: knitting, purling, simple crochet chain stitch Level of difficulty: easy Needles: Size 8 (US) / 5 mm straight needles; size G / 6 or 7 mm crochet hook