Custom Woolen Mills 2-Ply naturally dyed yarn is a two-strand mull-spun yarn made from the fibre of Canadian sheep. It is a chunky weight yarn that can be used for hand knitting and weaving for warp or weft. The solid and heathered colours are dyed in the wool with natural extracts of madder root, cochineal, indigo, logwood and osage orange. These shades pair beautifully with Mule Spinner 2-Ply Wool Sheep Shades. You can read more about the natural dyeing process on the Custom Woolen Mills blog.
Mule spun yarn is spun at the Mill using a spinning mule built in 1910. The fibre is drawn, spun, relaxed and then wound, mirroring the process of hand-spinning and resulting in a beautifully soft yarn with an airy lively feel.
Yardage: 216y/198m per 112 g
Weight: Heavy Worsted
Gauge: 14 toi 16 sts per 4 inches
Needles: 5.5 mm (US 9)
Care: Hand wash
NB: The Mill lists this yarn as worsted weight but we find it knits with a nicer drape as a heavy worsted/aran/chunky weight. The yarn softens and blooms beautifully after a soak in wool wash.