We design our single-breed yarns to emphasize the character and strengths of each type of wool. Made with hand selected fleece from small farms in our local fiber shed, our goal is to increase appreciation and support for different breeds and share the satisfaction of finding yarn that is a pleasure to work with and adds to the success and long use of your project. Check the tabs for description and detail on each yarn to learn the provenance of the wool, yarn structure, gauge, weight etc and the about this wool tab for information and photos of the breed and fleece.
Lovely undyed black alpaca is 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.
Targhee is a Fine wool, soft and elastic. Easy to knit, easy to wear, this worsted weight yarn is spun very evenly, has good body and fairly sturdy ply. Not a bit scratchy, it's a good yarn for toddlers, kids and grownup clothes, great for colorwork (small skeins so you can get multiple colors). Sue's favorite cowl yarn.
design: 2-ply, woolen spun; very versatile knitting yarn, light and warm without any scratchiness size: worsted weight, 13 wpi 1125 yds per pound suggestedneedles: 7-8 (US) length: small skeins approximately 110 yards/100 meters; large skeins approximately 220 yards/200 meters weight: small skeins: 1.75 oz./ 50 grams; large skeins: 3.4 oz/100 grams gauge: 5 st. per inch on size 5 (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 What Next? Farm in York, Pennsylvania fibercontent: 100% Targhee wool. Targhee is a Fine wool, soft and elastic. The breed was developed in Idaho in 1926, one of the newest in America. Most of the Targhee sheep are in the western range lands in large flocks, they is an unusual breed in the Eastern US.
This is our second spin of a Targhee three-ply sock yarn. Pretty fine for our sock yarns, it still has lots of cushion for light weight hiking socks or a nice three season walking sock. Nylon has been blended in with the wool for increased strength and long lived sock; the yarn is a bit slubby. Even though it was designed specifically for socks, it also works beautifully for lightweight shawls.
design: 3-ply, semi-worsted spun; yarn is a little bit slubby size: fingering weight, 15-16 wpi suggested needles: 2.5 to 3 (US) for socks length: approximately 295 yards/270 meters (yes, it is enough for a women's large pair of socks) weight: 4.3 oz./ 122 grams gauge: 8 sts. per inch on sizes 2 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned. If you knit them firm, they can probably be washed in the machine (I do).
fiber source: hand selected fleeces from What Next? Farm in York, Pennsylvania fibercontent: 80% Targhee wool, 20% nylon Targhee is a Fine wool, soft and elastic. The breed was developed in Idaho in 1926, one of the newest in America. Most of the Targhee sheep are in the western range lands in large flocks, they is an unusual breed in the Eastern US.