It’s dark here in North America...time for warm wooly knitting and gift giving. Hats out of our Montadale true woolen yarn are quick, warm and not a bit scratchy. And if you have a knitter you’re shopping for and don't know what to get...we have gift certificates so they can choose a unique, sheepy yarn that suits them.
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.
"we love dots! knit in a true woolen spun yarn from the last mule-spinner in the U.S., Montadale Woolen is a light-weight worsted yarn that will keep you warm & cozy without any itchiness — and the random color dots will warm your mood even on cold gray winter days check solitudewool.com for kits for this hat."
kit includes: one skein of Montadale true woolen in center pull ball, 7 colors of Romney semi-worsted spun yarn in small center pull balls for the dots and pattern. finished size: Circumference 18.25" (20.5, 22.75)"/465 (520, 575) mm, unstretched Length 9.5" (10, 11)" / 240 (255, 280) mm needles (not included in kit): 6 (US)/4 mm* double pointed needles 8 (US) / 5mm* double pointed needles *size needed to get gauge notions: locking open stitch markers gauge: 14 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked skills: Knitting in the round, purling, duplicate stitch, reading charts
fiber source: Montadale: hand selected fleeces from Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. Romney: hand selected fleeces from Weather Lea Farm and Solitude (partner Gretchen Frederick's farm) both in Loudoun County, Virginia fiber content: 100% Montadale wool and 100% Romney 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 longwool breed originally from the RomneyMarsh area of southeast England. on the softer end of the Longwool spectrum, it still has excellent strength, shine and drape. The fleece for our yarn comes from both white and natural colored sheep.