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.
Tunis is a Medium wool…perfectly named: it is medium strong, medium soft with a medium staple length. Light, fun yarn that looks like a soft spun single, but is actually two pencil rovings softly twisted together. Not super strong, but easy to knit and wear. Good for hats, scarves, throws, vests etc.
design: double twist, woolen spun size: worsted weight, 12 wpi suggestedneedles: 6 to 8 (US) length: approximately 120 yards/109 meters weight: 2.5 to 2.9 oz./70-82 grams gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch on sizes 7 (US) care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
fibersource: hand selected fleeces from Beaucaire Farm in Purcellville, Virginia fibercontent: 100% Tunis wool. Brought into America during colonial times (George Washington had a Tunis ram), Tunis is well adapted to the humid mid-Atlantic region. They are a very beautiful sheep; the lambs are born all cinnamon color (red in the sheep world) and as they grow up, their fleece turns white while they maintain red faces and legs. The wool is Medium: medium soft, medium length and is very versatile wool.