Targhee 3-Ply, finer spin

  • A later spin of a Targhee three-ply sock yarn, this is the finest of our sock yarns. 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, summer tops etc.
  • design: 3-ply, semi-worsted spun; yarn is a little bit slubby
    size: light fingering weight, 
    suggested needles:  1 (US) for socks; 2-4+ (US) for babywear, shawls etc.
    length: approximately 295 yards/270 meters 
    weight: between 2 oz/56 grams and 2.25 oz./ 64 grams
    gauge:  8 st per inch on size 2 (US); 6 st 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. 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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