Handspun yarn - Merino wool, fine sport weight, 360 yards - Amethyst Brooch

$41.00 USD

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This yarn is shades of purple and maroon.

This listing is for one two-ply skein, weighing 3.9 ounces., spun at an average of 1475 ypp (yards per pound), a fine sport weight. These 360 yards wrap at about 15-18. This Merino wool was sourced from Ashland Bay and dyed in the wool here at Edgewood Garden Studio.

Merino is the standard by which the fineness of wool is graded and is among the softest fleeces in the world. It’s an old breed, originally brought to the Iberian peninsula in the 12th or 13th century. Being small bodied, it is grown mostly for its exquisite wool. The staple is crimpy and shorter than some other popular breeds, but makes up for that in its legendary softness.

My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.

Fiber: Merino wool
Source: Ashland Bay
Weight: 3.9 oz, 111 g
Length: Approx. 360 yards, 329 m
YPP: Approx. 11475
WPI: Approx. 15-18
Ply: 2 ply