We got 5 skeins of Crazy this week and 10 bags of Shepherds’s Wool!
Direct from Stonehedge Fiber Mill “For those who have not seen on our Facebook page, we did have a screw up, we like to call them “Chuck up’s” because some of our colors came to be because he messed up in making the original color. We have a Limited Edition Strawberry Shortcake. What was supposed to be Cherries Jubilee with two plies of Garnet and one ply of Antique Rose was made with two plies of Garnet and one ply of Zinnia. It is a very pretty color, but only available for a limited time. Also, for those who have not heard, we did introduce our newest worsted weight color in December. “Petoskey Stone” is a beautiful natural colored marled yarn made up of two plies Beaches and one ply Milk Chocolate.”
Shepherd’s Wool Yarn is made from a wonderfully soft Merino top. Merino is the softest of sheep’s wool. It is washed, combed into top, and dyed to their specifications. It is then pindrafted, often blending additional colors (all the heathery colors are blends), and spinning it on their machines.
The three ply worsted weight yarn is spun to 1000 yards per pound, which in 4-ounce skeins is 250 yards per skein. The 3 ply fingering weight is spun to 2300 yards per pound, which in a 1.6 ounce skein is 230 yards per skein. This yarn is worsted spun, meaning it’s very, very smooth and almost shiny in appearance. It will give great stitch definition for intricate patterns such as lace, cables, and knit/purl patterns.