4 ply superfine merino from White Gum Wool
4 ply superfine merino
White Gum Wool
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
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
  • 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.

Buy it online at http://whitegumwool.com.au or from stockists listed at http://www.whitegumwool.com.au/stockists/

Indie dyers using this yarn as a base can also be found at http://www.whitegumwool.com.au/stockists/

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

popular colorways

1 Natural

6 stashed

3 projects

2 Storm

25 stashed

20 projects

3 Flame

14 stashed

11 projects

4 Gum Grey

8 stashed

12 projects

5 Wild Orchid

15 stashed

11 projects

6 Sedge

9 stashed

13 projects

Ashmore

21 stashed

15 projects

Everlasting

6 stashed

10 projects

Fairy Wren

22 stashed

25 projects

Flax Lily

24 stashed

30 projects

Grey Gum

27 stashed

53 projects

Hawthorn

18 stashed

33 projects

Ironstone

5 stashed

4 projects

Natural

29 stashed

52 projects

Peachberry

6 stashed

7 projects

Quarrystone

36 stashed

60 projects

Sedge

10 stashed

17 projects

She Oak

6 stashed

3 projects

Silver Wattle

17 stashed

31 projects