Shaba is the Russian word for a giant green frog who lives below the surface of the spring ponds.
Wool has also been traditionally used to cover cloth diapers. Wool fiber exteriors are hydrophobic (repel water) and the interior of the wool fiber is hygroscopic (attracts water); this makes a wool garment able to cover a wet diaper while inhibiting wicking, so outer garments remain dry. Wool felted and treated with lanolin is water resistant, air permeable, and slightly antibacterial, so it resists the buildup of odor. Some modern cloth diapers use felted wool fabric for covers, and there are several modern commercial knitting patterns for wool diaper covers.
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This is a good, sturdy working yarn that is very warm, perfect for sweaters or vests. It will surprise you after you wash your project. This yarn relaxes and blooms the more it is washed & worn, quickly becoming your favorite!
Hand wash in cool water & lay to dry unless you want to felt your project. This wool yarn does felt if you want it to. :-)
2-ply. Approx. 200 yds/4oz skein.
On #8 needles, 4 sts.= 1" (approx.)(25% Mohair/75% merino wool)
Worsted weight knitting yarn
4sts. on 5mm needles per 2.54cm
Complies with CPSIA requirements so you can make your children and baby items with confidence.
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