Tunis double twist

  • 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
    suggested needles: 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.
  • fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Beaucaire Farm in Purcellville, Virginia
    fiber content: 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.

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