Vintage No. 8 Private Reserve Fingering

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Description

Home-grown & farm-fresh yarn! 

Vintage No. 8 Private Reserve Fingering is a fingering-weight version of the same blend as the Sport/DK Vintage No. 8. Blended from fleeces from my black Shetland sheep, a black Corriedale x Cormo fleece, white American Merino, Tussah silk, and ramie, for the perfect medium grey. Its fingering weight makes Vintage No. 8 Private Reserve a perfect match for open lacework shawls and lightweight summer tops.

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 there may be the occasional bit of vegetable matter, but it also means that the yarn retains its sheepy characteristics and organic handle.

Fingering weight
Gauge: 25 to 32 st = 4" (10 cm) on US 2-4
App. Weight / Yardage: 3.5 oz /397 yd (100 gr/363 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.