It’s cold here in North America...time for warm wooly knitting. I'm knitting, frogging, knitting and frogging again to get a Nederland vest (by Amy Palmer) to fit my body. The Romney semi-worsted is up to the abuse! Another pattern suggestion for warm and wooly...the Montadale true woolen spun yarn substitutes perfectly without alterations in the Carbeth sweater by Kate Davies
And in case you are planning a bigger project (or many smaller ones) we have an automatic discount applied at check out for 6 or more skeins of yarn.
Spun on the last mule spinner in the US, the machine uses a long draw method of spinning to trap air for extra warmth and light weight. Fast to knit, this woolen yarn is wonderfully squishy and warm; perfect for sweaters, hap shawls, comforters and the greatest hat yarn ever! Partner Sue Bundy says it's like old fashioned yarn...
-design: 2-ply, woolen spun on a mule spinner (very woolen indeed!); versatile knitting yarn that is warm but light. Woolen yarns can pill. Great for mittens, hats, shawls, throws…anything you would like to wrap yourself up in on a cold day. So comforting. -size: worsted weight, 9-10 wpi 750 yds per pound -suggested needles: 8 to 10 (US) -length: approximately 140 yards/128 meters -weight: approximately 4 oz./ 113 grams -gauge: 4 stitches per inch on size 9 (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 Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore -fiber content: 100% Montadale wool.
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 and yet still fairly strong.
Romney is a lustrous Longwool and spinning it with a semi-worsted technique accentuates its shine and silkiness. Available in five 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.