Targhee 3-Ply Sock Yarn

  • 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
    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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