Merino/Mohair 90/10 from Beaverslide Dry Goods
Merino/Mohair 90/10
Beaverslide Dry Goods
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
241 yards
(220 meters)
113 grams
(3.99 ounces)
18.0 to 20.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 6 - 7 or 4 - 4.5mm
90% Wool - Merino
10% Goat - Mohair
plied
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash
  • Construction:
  • Z Twist
  • Source of fiber: United States

New 2-ply mule-spun yarn.
90% long-staple Beaverslide merino wool, 10% kid mohair
241 yards per 4-oz. skein
4.5 - 5 stitches to the inch on Size 5 - 7 needles

Note from sheepherder, July 31, 2018 at 10:38 AM

Good morning from Montana! Several customers let me know that our yarn is listed as Superwash in the Attributes section for our Merino/Mohair 90/10. None of our yarns are superwash and it should read: wash gently, lay flat to dry. Another attribute is that our yarns are Z-plied. Thanks for your attention to this matter. Warm wishes, Leanne Hayne - Beaverslide Dry Goods

From their website:

We take great pride in our flock of Beaverslide Merino sheep, grown under wholesome and humane conditions. Our animals live in an essentially extreme climate, so their wool is noticeably “loftier” than that which is imported.

…We have…been to the mill in Canada many times and can assure you that it is environmentally responsible and produces quality products the old-fashioned way. The wool is processed naturally, in contrast to larger mills, which often treat the wool with harsh chemicals to dissolve vegetable matter, mothproof or superwash. It is also non-carbonized (not heated to extremely high temperatures to destroy plant matter). Wool doesn’t burn, but carbonizing apparently alters its molecular structure and creates a harsh product. In an effort to avoid this over-processing, a few flecks of straw remain in the product, but are easily removed as you knit.

The yarn is “mulespun”; mule spinning gives yarns characteristics all their own. The draw allows for a more uniform product, and the relaxation of the tension allows the yarn to “fluff up” more. Many experts consider the mule to make the very highest quality of handwork yarns.

We offer 47 selections of 2-ply worsted weight yarn. It knits to a gauge of approximately 4.5 to 5 stitches to the inch on size 6 or 7 needles. It is 90% fine Beaverslide wool and 10% kid mohair. The fine, kid mohair adds a soft sheen and enriches the color, without the scratchiness associated with mohair. There are approximately 241 yds. per 4 oz. skein. Included in this line are muted heathers, solids and 7 “all natural” choices.

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