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

32 stashed

82 projects

2 Storm

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4 Gum Grey

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04 Gum Grey

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5 Wild Orchid

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6 Sedge

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7 Ironstone

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8 Fairy Wren

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9 Flax Lily

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10 Hawthorn

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11 Peachberry

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12 Everlasting

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13 Quarrystone

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14 Silver Wattle

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16 Ashmore

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17 She Oak

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18 Wildflower

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Flame

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