Targhee 3-Ply Sock, Project Knitwell colors

    • Same as our Targhee three-ply sock yarn.  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. Reah Janise Kauffman has designed two versions of a beautiful shawl called Summer Leaves specifically for this yarn and Project Knitwell.
    • These are colors dyed specially for Project Knitwell, a metro DC organization who actively promotes the joy of knitting and it’s therapeutic benefits with those in stressful situations. Project Knitwell is active in many hospitals, community centers and schools teaching patients, family, medical staff, kids and adults to knit. They offer ongoing programs that promote the comfort and wellness benefits of knitting all at no charge.
    • We all know how knitting promotes our own well being...so isn’t it nice to support an organization bringing this to people who can really benefit? See some of the research and reading list on the PK website. 
    • All profits from the sale of these skeins goes to Project Knitwell.
  • 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
    fiber content: 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.

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