One hundred scrumptious grams of beautifully soft, 19.5 micron, Merino wool yarn, ethically and sustainably grown in Australia and dyed by hand by Fibresmith founder, Leslie Keating at her home studio in Kingsville, Victoria.
Fibresmith Hand Dyed combines a range of repeatable, core colours that work beautifully together and are available ongoing and on all yarn bases as well as one-off colour ways, the result of testing and playing with the dyes.
This is an untreated (so not subjected to the damaging chemical treatments that produce Superwash) luxury fibre with an exceptionally soft handle. Longer staple fibres (around 3.5 inches/85mm which is long for merino fibre) are selected to reduce pilling. The fleece is spun at an Italian mill for exceptional twist and quality.
This Australian merino fibre is sourced from farms where high standards of animal welfare are required and animal husbandry practices ensure the basic physiological and behavioural needs of the sheep are met. All of the Australian merino fibre in Fibresmith Hand Dyes complies with the Australian wool industry administered National Wool Declaration Scheme, under which growers declare that the wool is from sheep that have not been mulesed. This declaration is subject to independent verification checks and farm inspections.
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Looking for patterns?
We’ve spent some time on Ravelry.com pulling together pattern suggestions for all of the yarns we carry. This is by no means an exhaustive list but to get your creative juices flowing, click here to see some great patterns that will work well in this yarn.