Lovely undyed alpaca merino yarn skeins, which are blended with just enough Merino wool to give this lace weight yarn a little elasticity. It comes in undyed black and three subtle color variations created with dyed in the wool Merino. Elegant and very soft for special knitting projects
-design: 2-ply (the best structure for lace knitting or weaving), semi-worsted spun -size: lace weight, varies a little between colors, but approximately 24 wpi 2800 yds per pound -suggested needles: 0 to 3 (US) lace 4 to 7 (US) -length: approximately 275 yards/251 -meters weight: varies slightly between colors, 1.5 to 2 oz./ 42-56 grams -gauge: varies between colors, 8.75 sts. To 10 sts. per inch on sizes 1 (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 alpaca fleeces from Dark star Alpacas, Buttonwood Alpacas and Alpacas at Sunset Acres, Clarke County, Virginia and Merino from Black Sheep Farm, Waverly farm and Mere laur Farm in Loudoun County, Virginia -fiber content: 80% alpaca and 20% Merino wool.
Alpaca is a fine camelid fiber, a hair fiber actually, that is very soft. Blending a very Fine wool from Merino sheep adds some memory and body so your project won't continue to grow or stretch out of shape over time.
This knitting pattern designed by Laura Chau is a fun opportunity to pair a beautiful handpainted yarn with a coordinating solid color. The simple garter stitch lace pattern opens up the fabric and biases naturally for an interesting parallelogram shape. It’s worked lengthwise on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. The scarf version uses just one skein of each color; the generously-sized wrap uses two skeins of each color.
Yarn:Coopworth sport 1 (2) skeins in each of two colors Sizes: scarf: 13 x 72" / 33 x 183 cm wrap: 22 x 90" / 56 x 228.5 cm, blocked Skills: knitting, purling, decreasing, yarn overs Level of difficulty: Easy Needles: Size 7 (US)/ 4.5 mm circular needle in 32:/80 cm length (or larger) Gauge: 13 sts and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm square in pattern Designed by Laura Chau
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.