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 spin 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. 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.
- Worsted Weight – Size 8 (5.0mm) – 17sts/21 rows = 4 inches –
- 4 oz / 250 yds per skein