Mule Spinner Yarns are made from the finest Canadian grown Merino and Rambouillet wool and spun using a Spinning Mule built in 1910. They are extremely soft with an airy, lively characteristic all their own. Unlike new industrial spinning processes, Mule Spun yarns are drawn, spun, relaxed, then wound, mirroring the processing pattern of hand-spinning. Many experts consider the Mule to make the highest quailty of handwork yarns.
Two strands of Mule Spun fiber, the Mule Spinner 2-Ply 100% Wool yarn is our premier light weight yarn. It can be used in knitting machines, for hand knitting, or in weaving for warp or weft. The Sheep Shade colourway is created by blending natural sheep's wool colours. It can be paired beautifully with either the naturally dyed yarn line, Field and Forage, or the Mule Spinner 2-Ply 100% Wool Standard Dyed colourways.
There are approximately 198m or 216 yd per 112 gms / 4oz skein.
For knitting, we recommend 4mm to 5mm needles.
This is a Light to Medium weight yarn according to the Craft Yarn Council's Yarn Standard.
Please note: due to the small batch nature of our yarns, colour pooling can occur (though we work very hard to avoid it). When knitting large swatches of a single colour, we recommend introducing a new skein of yarn slowly by alternating skeins row for row.
100% Canadian Wool processed at Custom Woolen Mills, Alberta, Canada.
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