New Merino DK - Luxury yarns hand dyed in rural Englandlivepages::jquery();?>
A yarn that is as close to its natural origins as possible. No superwash treatment, just a wash to remove the grease and dirt from the fleece then combed for spinning. A great choice for those looking for a luxurious, non superwash, no nylon yarn.
The main factor determining the quality of merino wool is its softness which depends upon the fineness of the fibres. We use extrafine merino (19.5 microns) which results in a supersoft yarn that feels gentle against the skin.
Garments made from these yarns should be washed in cool or room temperature water with minimal agitation (it is agitation and heat that causes wool to felt).
This Australian merino is sourced from farms where high standards of animal welfare are required and animal husbandry practices ensure the basic physiological and behavioural needs of the sheep are met. The wool fibre complies with the Australian wool industry administered National Wool Declaration Scheme under which growers declare that the wool is from sheep that have not been mulesed. This declaration is subject to independent verification checks and farm inspections.
This yarn has been dyed using professional quality acid dyes and then rinsed and washed in gentle wool soap.
Skeins are 100g/225 metres/246 yards. They are delivered in the skein so you will need a swift and ball winder. If you would like me to send the yarn wound into a cake, please let me know.