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North of Cape Town, in South Africa and into Namibia, is Namaqualand, a most remarkable area for viewing flowers in the spring. Most of us know these as African daisies and they belong to any number of genera. There are 445 species in these desert lands, and when they bloom, it is an amazing sight to behold. The Arctotis and Gazanias, in their multitudes of yellows, oranges and reds are spectacular. With brown and maroon highlights, they carpet the ground so that you cannot take a single step without stepping on a flower. This yarn captures that delirious experience.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 4.1 oz., spun at an average of 2100 ypp (yards per pound), a fingering weight. These 540 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. 540 yds, 494 m
YPP: Approx. 2100
WPI: Approx. 19-22
Ply: 2 ply

Handspun yarn - NAMAQUALAND - Handpainted Falkland wool, fingering weight, 540 yards


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