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Natural Boucle Superfine Merino by White Gum Wool

$29.00

Yarn Weight: Bouclé/12ply
Blend: 100% Superfine Tasmanian Merino
Size: 100g
Metreage: 154 m/168 yds
Suggested needles: 6 mm / 10 US
Tension: 13 sts x 20 rows = 10cm/4in

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Description

This is a wrapped yarn, made like a bouclé, but because of the extreme loft and softness of WGW fibre, feels more like a soft chenille.  A great yarn for beanies, scarves and blankets, it knits up quickly and is very warm and light as a knitted fabric.
White Gum Wool yarns are made from 17-micron, superfine “saxon” merino wool, ethically and sustainably grown in Tasmania.  This is the calibre of wool used in the finest of Italian men’s suiting, and gives an amazing softness and handle to the yarn.  White Gum Wool is naturally bright white, nearly snowy, and the dyed colours are inspired by the landscape where the wool is grown.  Like so many things in life, superfine yarn has its trade-offs:  the very thing that makes it lovely and soft next to your skin also gives it more tendency to pill than a yarn made from a harsher, broader micron.  It also felts beautifully, when you want it to (and even when you don’t). The simplest solution to pilling is to use a high quality fabric shaver to remove the pills as they appear.