Montadale true woolen
- Spun on the last mule spinner in the US, the machine uses a long draw method of spinning to trap air for extra warmth and light weight. Fast to knit, this woolen yarn is wonderfully squishy and warm; perfect for sweaters, hap shawls, comforters and the greatest hat yarn ever! Partner Sue Bundy says it's like old fashioned yarn...
We talked about it in a video that is on YouTube
-design: 2-ply, woolen spun on a mule spinner (very woolen indeed!); versatile knitting yarn that is warm but light. Woolen yarns can pill. Great for mittens, hats, shawls, throws…anything you would like to wrap yourself up in on a cold day. So comforting.
-size: worsted weight, 9-10 wpi 750 yds per pound
-suggested needles: 8 to 10 (US)
-length: approximately 140 yards/128 meters
-weight: approximately 4 oz./ 113 grams
-gauge: 4 stitches per inch on size 9 (US)
-care: yarn is pre-washed. hand wash warm with low agitation, lay flat to dry or can be dry cleaned.
-fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore
-fiber content: 100% Montadale wool.
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 and yet still fairly strong.
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