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

17 stashed

31 projects

4 Gum Grey

25 stashed

92 projects

5 Wild Orchid

11 stashed

18 projects

6 Sedge

15 stashed

57 projects

8 Fairy Wren

20 stashed

48 projects

9 Flax Lily

23 stashed

51 projects

10 Hawthorn

14 stashed

31 projects

11 Peachberry

11 stashed

22 projects

12 Everlasting

14 stashed

30 projects

13 Quarrystone

27 stashed

74 projects

14 Silver Wattle

15 stashed

43 projects

16 Ashmore

12 stashed

12 projects

17 She Oak

3 stashed

8 projects

Flame

10 stashed

36 projects

Wild Orchid

5 stashed

19 projects