Donegal Wool Spinning Company (DWSC) is a sturdy, rustic, tweed perfect for outer garments to keep the winter cold out. A versatile weight that blooms beautifully, making it suitable for most patterns that call for an 8 ply or a 10ply (gauge swatching recommended).
Whatever you make from this beautiful yarn will see you through season after season…. a future heirloom.
This yarn is ‘in the oil’ meaning the final mill process of scouring the spun yarn was bypassed. This process uses an immense amount of water for no particular reason but to to make the yarn look shiny new… when in fact you repeat the process when you block the garment… a total WASTE of a valuable natural resource!
‘In the oil’ is also more suitable for machine knitters and handweavers helping lubricate as you work.
If you don’t like the feel you are free to wash the skeins prior to use (Fibresmith note: we haven’t found this yarn to feel particularly oily straight off the skein but it does bloom beautifully after a final wash).
Handwash with love in a quality wool wash, such as Soak, and hot water, dry flat and watch the yarn bloom!