Have you been looking for a bulky, non-superwash, next to skin soft yarn made locally and hand dyed in lots of vibrant colors? Here it is! This fabulous bulky yarn is the latest in our line of American Ewe Yarns that are made completely in the US from Merino and Rambouillet wool. The Merino and Merino/Rambouillet wool from the Shaniko Wool Co. is incredibly soft and squishy with a micron count of 21. The wool has been gently washed and is NOT superwashed. We lightly tonally hand dyed this yarn in 24 vibrant colors plus natural white. The resulting yarn is a dream to work with. It's soft to the touch, plump, and perfect for next to skin wear with excellent stitch definition! This yarn has mega squish! You won't be able to stop knitting or crocheting with it!
The bulky 3 ply yarn is put up in hefty 4 (113 gr) and 8 oz (227 gr) skeins so you have plenty of yardage to work with. Each 4 oz skein has 116 yards; 8 oz skeins hold 232 yards.
Our American Ewe Yarn collection begins its journey on ranches in the American West. From the slopes of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges on the west, to the western slope of the Rockies on the east, ranchers have been tending flocks of Merino and Rambouillet sheep for generations, where sustainability is a way of life, not a slogan. Under the umbrella of Shaniko Wool Company, each ranch adheres to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) criteria established by Textile Exchange.
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit whose mission is to identify and educate the public and producers on fibers and processes that result in improved environmental and social sustainability outcomes. The RWS is a third-party audited voluntary standard that farms and ranches follow to ensure the welfare of the sheep which are treated humanely, the land they graze is managed appropriately for improved soil health, and workers involved throughout are treated fairly. Each ranch is audited annually to ensure compliance with the standards. The scouring facility that cleans the wool and the mill that spins the wool into yarn are currently in the process of also obtaining an RWS audit which ensures the traceability of this yarn from ranch to skein. You can read more about the Responsible Wool Standard here: https://textileexchange.org/standards/responsible-wool/.
* Merino and Rambouillet wool from Shaniko Wool Co. and raised under Responsible Wool Standards
* 21 micron
* 4 oz skeins (116 yards)/113 gr (106 meters)
* 8 oz skeins (232 yards)/227 gr (207 meters)
* 3 ply
* bulky weight
* 8 wraps per inch
* Gauge: 18-22 rows and 12-15 stitches = 4"
* Suggested Needle Size: 9-11 (US); 5.5-8 mm
* Suggested Hook Size: K-10½ - M-13 (US); 6.5-9 mm
Care: handwash in warm water with mild soap; lay flat to dry.