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1.75 oz. 250 yards of lace weight handspun Merino wool lace yarn in "Shades of Garnet". spun by worsted method.

Meticulously prepared as taught by Margaret Stove. I washed this fleece lock by lock to prepare it for worsted spinning for lace. It was then handcombed into a lovely top that was simply heaven to spin. I spun it making sure to keep a very soft tension on the fibers without stretching before letting the twist into the yarn. This is to keep the fiber ever trying to regain the crimp and making the bouncey and elastic yarn for which Merino is famous After plying it I kettle dyed it with Garnet from my gaywool dyes in a variegated pattern to emphasise the hand dyed look.

The last 2 pictures show the natural state of the fleece right off the sheep and some of the individual locks of wool after they have been very carefully washed so as not to disturb their natural order.

Approx 250 yards: enough for a small scarf, cowl or shawlette or even gloves or wrist warmers. This is a great Christmas gift idea for the knitter in your life.

This yarn is suitable for wearing next to the skin and is especially suitable for knitting for baby. It would be perfect for a scarf or a lightweight shawl, hats and mitts, (fingerless) gloves, cowl or smoke ring. This yarn would also make wonderful ankle high socks or a hat and booties for baby.

YARDAGE & YARN STATS:

LACE - 0 LACE
- Average gauge is approximately 30-40 stitches per 4 inches
**although lace weight is often knit on larger needles for lace patterns
- 1.5 - 2.25 mm or 000 - 1US needle.
- Wrap per Inch WPI is more than 18
- 140 yds per oz. (email for quote on fine yarns)


WOOL

Wool, the fleece of a sheep, is a wonderful fiber for handknit garments.
The wool for this skein is imported from New Zealand where they grow the worlds finest and best Merino wool. It has been process entirely by hand through the washing of individual locks, hand combing, spinning and plying through the careful hand dye process.

The many breeds of sheep worldwide give us such a variety of fibers from the softest and most delicate Merino to the long wool breeds with course and durable fibers that are used for rugs and some outwear. Wool is different from hair in that is has crimp and elasticity making it ideal for spinning into yarn for hand knit gifts.

A natural protein fiber, Wool is probably the most popular choice of fibers when warmth, weather proofing and durability are desired. Wool is warm and cosy in winter and if certain finer breeds are chosen it can be comfortably cool is spring and even summer.
Wool is warm, even when wet, absorbs moisture and takes dyes very well although it also comes in many different natural colours. Wool which has been carefully washed will still contain some of the natural lanolin. Lanolin is very good for our skin and adds a degree of weather proofing to our hand knits.

CARE

Please use a gently wool wash such as "Soak". The yarn or garment made from this yarn may be hand washed in lukewarm to cold water. Gently squeeze out excess moisture, roll in a towel to release more moisture and lay flat to dry away from direct heat and sun.

Standard Yarn Weights: measurements are approximate due to the handmade nature and individual fiber content of each yarn. I use these as my guidelines when I spin. I hope they will help you to determine which choice to make when ordering your hand spun yarns. Please keep in mind that it is easier to return an unopened skein than it is to get another one to match as I cannot guarantee a match at a later date. When in doubt order extra.

Hand Combed Hand Spun Fine Merino Lace Yarn kettle dyed in Garnet Red


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