Vintage No. 8
Home-grown & farm-fresh yarn!
Vintage No. 8 is a Sport/DK weight blend of fleeces from my Shetland flock, fine wool, ramie, & silk. In 3 warm natural colors with a texture that is crisp, airy, and full of life.
Available in Cream Only a warm ivory, from my cream Shetlands and white domestic Merino wool.
As with all Vintage yarns, fleeces and rovings are hand-selected as the best of its kind and for the unique qualities it contributes to the final blend. I look for fibers that are are extremely soft but resistant to pilling. Minimal and gentle processing without the use of harsh chemicals means that there will be some vegetable matter, but it also means that the yarn retains its sheepy characteristics and organic, bouncy handle.
Gauge: 24--26 sts = 4" (10 cm)
App. Weight / Yardage: 3.5 oz /286 yd (100 gr/261 m)
Care: Hand wash in cool water and dry flat
Swatching is always recommended. Farm yarn is livelier than commercially spun yarn, and blooms significantly after blocking.