8 ply superfine merino from White Gum Wool
8 ply superfine merino
White Gum Wool
DK (11 wpi) ?
258 yards
(236 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
22.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100% Wool - Merino
plied
  • Dyed: New Zealand
    Design Spun, Napier
  • Milled: New Zealand
    Design Spun, Napier
  • Scoured: New Zealand
    Canterbury Wool Scourers, Christchurch
  • Source of fiber: Australia
    Single farm source, Oatlands, Tasmania

This is a worsted-spun, 17 micron merino yarn. It comes in 18 colours, all inspired by the landscape where the wool is grown: the high midlands of Tasmania. It is extremely soft and elastic, perfect for next-to-skin garments and for babies. The yarn has great stitch definition, and while it will felt, it doesn’t do so just by looking at it sideways--so you have some room to manoeuvre in washing and blocking. If you WANT it to felt, it turns into a wonderfully soft, dense fabric, but you do have to work at it!

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

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

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

popular colorways

1 Natural

28 stashed

65 projects

2 Storm

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30 projects

4 Gum Grey

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91 projects

5 Wild Orchid

10 stashed

16 projects

6 Sedge

13 stashed

54 projects

8 Fairy Wren

19 stashed

48 projects

9 Flax Lily

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50 projects

10 Hawthorn

13 stashed

31 projects

11 Peachberry

11 stashed

20 projects

12 Everlasting

13 stashed

30 projects

13 Quarrystone

27 stashed

70 projects

14 Silver Wattle

15 stashed

41 projects

16 Ashmore

11 stashed

12 projects

17 She Oak

3 stashed

8 projects

Flame

10 stashed

35 projects

Wild Orchid

5 stashed

19 projects