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Usually, when I spin a gray yarn, it is because it came off the animal that way. I’d been dyeing all day and thought, what would happen if I took all the gray dyes that I have and paint this last batch with them? There’s silver gray, gun metal gray, twilight gray, and sand dune which I striped across the wool strips. Hmm, perhaps a tiny bit of color, too. That’s how a little lavender worked its way into this yarn. The various grays have little tints of color---palest blue, purple and beige. You wouldn’t confuse this yarn with a natural animal color, but it still has a lovely neutral tone to it.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 4.1 oz., spun at an average of 1755 ypp (yards per pound), a fingering weight. These 450 yards wrap at approximately 15-18.

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. 450 yds, 411 m
YPP: Approx. 1755
WPI: Approx. 15-18
Ply: 2 ply
Ilga Jansons
Michael Dryfoos

Handspun yarn - HEATHERED GRAY- Handpainted Falkland wool, fingering weight, 450 yards


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