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On the wall in the parlor, among the many photos of family and ancestors, is a faded black and white photograph of a stern woman. Her dress is crisp with tatted collar and cuffs, and a cameo is at her throat. In the attic, in a leather-strapped trunk with ornate brackets, neatly folded and wrapped in tissue is a dusty rose dress with the same tatting. This yarn is the color you might imagine this heirloom dress to be…a bit dusty rose, a bit antique mauve, with burgundy accents.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 4.1 oz., spun at an average of 1325 ypp (yards per pound), a DK weight. These 340 yards wrap at approximately 12-14.

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. 340 yards, 311 m
YPP: Approx. 1325
WPI: Approx. 12-14
Ply: 2 ply
Ilga Jansons
Michael Dryfoos

Handspun yarn - GREAT AUNT - Handpainted Falkland wool yarn, DK weight, 340 yards

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