100% merino wool fiber. 21.5 Micron. 2.75″ staple length. Combed top. $2.65 per ounce, or $7.95 per 1/4 lb. The Ecru is the natural off white color of sheep wool that has not been bleached, it is $5.95 per 1/4 pound, and is a great option when you need larger quantities of a less costly wool for the inside of your project when dyed colors aren’t needed.
Also can be used to make your own arm knitting yarn. We recommend adding slight twist to it before knitting, as it will make your knitted item more durable and last longer. Even with that, a blanket will not wear very well. After a few months it will be getting pretty fuzzy. If you have pets, cats or a microfiber couch you use it on the blanket will get ragged even quicker.
Approximately 24 yards per pound. Knitted gauge of 4 stitches and 6 rows to a foot. One pound will knit up to about 480 square inches. A cowl uses just under pound. A 4 foot by 5 foot throw would need 6 pounds.
For our cowl pattern, as well as how to add twist to the roving, cast on and join see this blog post.
We also offer Merino Top Samplers
The samplers contain some of every current color in the line of merino wool fiber! Colors do get dropped and added about once a year, so the number of colors in the sampler will change from time to time. We’ll keep that updated on the sampler page.
Visit this blog post for an example of a spinning/knitting project made from this merino wool fiber.
PLEASE NOTE: Each run, or carding lot, is much like a “dye lot” in yarns. The colors can vary from lot to lot; so be sure to order enough for your project at one time.