Montadale Light

  • This two-ply, woolen spun yarn is very versatile, light and soft. We’ve added 10% nylon to improve washability. Great for baby things or light weight knitting. We have experimented with machine washing on regular AND drying in the dryer and finished project will shrink about 10% in one direction (length) and not much in the other direction. Finished items get softer, but lose a little stitch definition.
  • design: 2-ply, woolen spun, very even yarn
    size: sport weight, 14 wpi, 1300 yds per pound
    suggested needles: 2.5 to 6 (US)
    length: small skein approximately 120 yards/106 meters large skein approximately 240 yards/219
    weight: small skein approximately 1.5 oz./ 44 grams large skein approximately 3.1 oz/87 grams
    gauge: 6 stitches per inch on size 4 (US)
    care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned. Can machine wash and dry with some shrinkage.
  • fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore
    fiber content: 90% Montadale wool. 10% nylon
    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 but still fairly strong.

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