4 ply Superfine Merino from White Gum Wool

4 ply Superfine Merino

from White Gum Wool
Light Fingering ?
516 yards
(472 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
28.0 to 36.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 0 - 3 or 2 - 3.25mm
100% Wool - Merino
plied
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Solid color, Variegated
Dye: Machine dyed
Source of fiber: Australia, Single source farm, Oatlands, Tasmania
Scoured: New Zealand, Canterbury Wool Scourers, Christchurch
Milled: New Zealand, Design Spun, Napier
Dyed: New Zealand, Design Spun, Napier

This is a worsted-spun, 17 micron 4-ply, with lots of loft and elasticity (hence the relatively long meterage). It comes in 18 colours, inspired by the landscape in which the wool is grown--the high midlands of Tasmania. It is extremely soft, and can be worn next-to-skin. It will felt, but does so rather reluctantly (and with beautiful results, if that is what you’re after!), but is certainly safe to hand wash and block without fear of felting.

Indie dyers using this yarn as a base can also be found here.

Care: Hand wash, cold. Dry flat. May be dry-cleaned.

popular colorways

1 Natural

6 stashed

7 projects

2 Storm

27 stashed

25 projects

3 Flame

23 stashed

19 projects

4 Gum Grey

10 stashed

14 projects

5 Wild Orchid

17 stashed

15 projects

6 Sedge

12 stashed

20 projects

Ashmore

26 stashed

24 projects

Everlasting

8 stashed

14 projects

Fairy Wren

25 stashed

35 projects

Flax Lily

29 stashed

40 projects

Grey Gum

29 stashed

78 projects

Hawthorn

23 stashed

48 projects

Ironstone

9 stashed

9 projects

Natural

35 stashed

81 projects

Peachberry

9 stashed

11 projects

Quarrystone

41 stashed

83 projects

Sedge

9 stashed

19 projects

She Oak

9 stashed

7 projects

Silver Tussock

4 stashed

3 projects

Silver Wattle

21 stashed

35 projects

Wildflower

6 stashed

6 projects