Please welcome Grafton, our 50% yak/ 50% wool sport weight blend (14 wraps per inch, 3/15nM, 500 metres per 100 gram skein). Grafton is super soft, and the loft of the yak hair makes for super soft, warm garments. The yarn is still in its spinning oil, and we recommend that it be washed in a tap water hot (60 degrees celsius) bath with a good squirt of hand dish washing detergent. It can be left to soak for up to half an hour, and then rinsed and treated with a fabric softener (eg Cuddly). It can be spun dry on a spin only cycle in a washing machine.
Here is a photo of the yarn where the unwashed skein is on the right, and the washed skein is on the left.
Dyed skeins and swatches will be posted in the next day.
Killara is our premium lace weight 55% silk/ 45 % superwash wool blend (28 wraps per inch after washing, 3/28 nM, 933 metres per 100 gram skein). It has a tremendous drape, and sheen, and is silky smooth with no itch whatsoever. It will knit to the same gauge as Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/18, and it blocks like a dream. The superwash wool will be forgiving in the dyeing process, but we do not recommend machine washing or drying for any finished garments. The yarn is lightly oiled on the cone, and will bloom very lightly after a soak in a bath of 60 degree celsious water with the addition of normal dish washing liquid. Below you can see a photo of the yarn before washing (on the left) and after washing (on the right).
Once again, dyed skeins and swatches will be posted within the next day.
We have large quantities of both yarns, and have been able to source special air freight prices for orders of more than 35 kilos. Unfortunately, the new sock yarns, merino yarns, and bamboo blends have been delayed, and we will not be able to ship orders of those yarns until mid April. Please contact me for wholesale prices. Our wholesale prices apply for all orders over 5 kilos in total.