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I love the clouds of the Pacific Northwest. A California relative looked at me aghast when I said that I liked to have skies with clouds rather than just blue. But, it’s true. For me, there is so much variation in the types of clouds (cumulus, stratus, cirrus, nimbus, etc.), each with its distinctive masses, domes, striations, and colorings. Of course, our “pet” cloud is the lenticular cloud that sits atop of Mt. Rainier like a little flying saucer. Given that Seattle has an average of 200 cloudy days a year and day of “partly cloudy” for another 95 days, It certainly behooves us to love our clouds. This yarn is a dark grey day just before dusk when the undersides of the clouds are beginning to color with pink and rusty reds.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 4.1 oz., spun at an average of 2065 ypp (yards per pound), a fingering weight. These 530 yards wrap at approximately 19-22. Falkland sourced from Ashland Bay.

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. 530 yds, 485 m
YPP: Approx. 2065
WPI: Approx. 19-22
Ply: 2 ply
Ilga Jansons
Michael Dryfoos

Handspun yarn - SEATTLE SKIES - Handpainted Falkland wool, fingering weight, 530 yards

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