Custom Woolen Mills Prairie soft spun 100% wool yarn is wonderful to work with. It is unbleached, washed only in natural soap, leaving it soft with natural lanolin and sturdy with unbroken fibres. Winter makes better wool; sheep that stay outside all year produce loftier wool (more fluffy and bulky). It blooms beautifully with its first wash.
"Sheep shades" are naturally coloured. Due to the small batch nature of the dyed yarns, colour pooling can occur (though we work very hard to avoid it). When knitting large swatches of colour, we recommend introducing a new skein slowly by alternating skeins row for row.
150 yards/137 meters, 112 grams Gauge 12.8sts = 4", recommended needle size US 9-10 or 5.5-6mm