Sustainable Merino DK
- Wool type: Fine
- Spinning method: Worsted
- Number of plies: 4
- Prickle factor: 1 of 5
- Suitable for: next to skin wear
The basics: 100% Sustainable Australian Merino. 246 yards; 225 meters. Hand wash; lay flat to dry. For best results, always knit from alternate skeins when making a multi-skein project with hand-dyed yarns.
Provenance: Ethically- and sustainably-produced Australian Merino certified by NewMerino®. NewMerino® sources its wool from flocks whose shepherds do not use mulesing to control flystrike and who are committed to managing the environment for regeneration and sustainability of grasslands.
Other notes: Merino yarns can be delicate because the fibers are so fine, but here the worsted spinning and four-ply structure should mean that this yarn will stand up to some wear. Also, this yarn is unusually elastic for a worsted spun yarn.
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