8 ply Superfine Merino from White Gum Wool

8 ply Superfine Merino

from 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
Care: Dry Flat, Hand Wash Cold
Color: Solid color, Variegated
Dye: Machine dyed
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!

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

36 stashed

54 projects

2 Storm

23 stashed

21 projects

4 Gum Grey

28 stashed

86 projects

04 Gum Grey

2 stashed

6 projects

5 Wild Orchid

22 stashed

32 projects

6 Sedge

18 stashed

55 projects

7 Ironstone

11 stashed

3 projects

8 Fairy Wren

29 stashed

37 projects

9 Flax Lily

31 stashed

26 projects

10 Hawthorn

16 stashed

34 projects

11 Peachberry

13 stashed

13 projects

12 Everlasting

14 stashed

17 projects

13 Quarrystone

34 stashed

65 projects

14 Silver Wattle

18 stashed

32 projects

16 Ashmore

23 stashed

9 projects

17 She Oak

5 stashed

10 projects

18 Wildflower

3 stashed

6 projects

Flame

13 stashed

30 projects

Silver Tussock

4 stashed

4 projects