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In the autumn, I have large swaths of New England asters that bloom generously in several of our borders. I intersperse these with drifts of chrysanthemums for one last blaze of flower color before the winter descends on us with its greyness and rain. These asters bloom with great profusion and fill the autumn days with joy. Alas, the taxonomists have renamed them from Aster to Symphyotrichum. Now, that’s a mouthful, eh? This roving is mulberry purple, various lilacs, lavenders, and pink with tiny hints of green and gold.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 4.1 oz., spun at an average of 1795 ypp (yards per pound), a fingering weight. These 460 yards wrap at approximately 19-22.

Falkland is a strong, soft fiber from the Falkland Islands in the Southern Atlantic. It is a 24 to 28 micron fiber with approximately a 5-inch staple. This is a very white wool that dyes beautifully and spins very nicely, but is not a specific breed, but rather grown to a specification and blended. There are Corriedale, Polwarth, Dohne Merino and other breeds on the island. Since there are no sheep diseases on the islands, the animals are never dipped so there are not any organo-phosphate or pyrothroid sheep dip residues on the wool.

See my Store Policy FAQs section for further knitting gauge suggestions for various yard weights and care instructions for different fibers.

My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.

Fiber: Falkland wool
Weight: 4.1 oz, 116 g
Length: Approx. 460 yds, 421 m
YPP: Approx. 1795
WPI: Approx. 19-22
Ply: 2 ply
Ilga Jansons
Michael Dryfoos

Handspun yarn - NEW ENGLAND ASTERS - Handpainted Falkland wool, fingering weight, 460 yards

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