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

29 stashed

76 projects

2 Storm

20 stashed

33 projects

4 Gum Grey

26 stashed

96 projects

04 Gum Grey

2 stashed

8 projects

5 Wild Orchid

12 stashed

22 projects

6 Sedge

17 stashed

63 projects

7 Ironstone

7 stashed

4 projects

8 Fairy Wren

25 stashed

56 projects

9 Flax Lily

25 stashed

56 projects

10 Hawthorn

14 stashed

34 projects

11 Peachberry

12 stashed

26 projects

12 Everlasting

14 stashed

30 projects

13 Quarrystone

30 stashed

84 projects

14 Silver Wattle

15 stashed

46 projects

16 Ashmore

15 stashed

15 projects

17 She Oak

3 stashed

8 projects

Flame

12 stashed

41 projects

Wild Orchid

5 stashed

22 projects