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

24 stashed

20 projects

3 Flame

16 stashed

12 projects

4 Gum Grey

9 stashed

13 projects

5 Wild Orchid

16 stashed

12 projects

6 Sedge

10 stashed

19 projects

Ashmore

21 stashed

18 projects

Everlasting

6 stashed

10 projects

Fairy Wren

22 stashed

26 projects

Flax Lily

25 stashed

30 projects

Grey Gum

25 stashed

57 projects

Hawthorn

20 stashed

34 projects

Ironstone

5 stashed

4 projects

Natural

31 stashed

55 projects

Peachberry

6 stashed

7 projects

Quarrystone

36 stashed

64 projects

Sedge

9 stashed

18 projects

She Oak

7 stashed

4 projects

Silver Tussock

4 stashed

3 projects

Silver Wattle

19 stashed

32 projects