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Great White Bale Lot 2: The Blackberry Ridge Experiment from Clara Yarn
Great White Bale Lot 2: The Blackberry Ridge Ex...
Clara Yarn
DK (11 wpi) ?
305 yards
(279 meters)
113 grams
(3.99 ounces)
20.0 to 24.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 5 - 7 or 3.75 - 4.5mm
100% Wool - Saxon Merino
Two-ply woolen
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash
  • Drafting method:
  • Woolen spun
  • Dye:
  • Undyed
  • Ply:
  • 2-ply
  • Milled: United States
  • Scoured: United States
  • Source of fiber: United States

The second of four yarns spun out of a single, 676-pound bale of scoured superfine Saxon Merino from upstate New York as part of The Great White Bale narrative yarn adventure.

Lot 2 was spun in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, at the Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill. We left one skein au naturel, the other was sent to Kristine at A Verb for Keeping Warm. There she and Adrienne naturally dyed it using madder extract in a technique that gave deliciously subtle varying shades of saturation.

Lot 2 is another truly one-of-a-kind yarn that can never be repeated.

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